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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Creating Vintage Autumn Garden Charm

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea.  This is where I share with you my love for painting, gardening and photography as well  the inspirations for my art and  my cottage garden with the assistance of  Bentley, my studio assistant. Sometimes we leave my garden and go on field trips together to visit other gardens, charming shops, etc. or I share with you the fun art projects my Eastside Art Group creates.

This time last year I was invited to be a Contributing Editor to the lifestyle on line magazine Southern Guide to Life.  The column is "California Gardening with a Southern Accent" and my autumn article "Creating Vintage Autumn Charm".is about  how with just a little time, using inexpensive items or re-purposings items that you already have can turn your sometimes drab fall garden into a vibrant and stunning display that sings Autumn.  The article can be found at  www.southernguidetolife.com.  

Let's join Bentley in the garden and we will share a few of the vintage items in the garden that were re-purposed to add fall color after I wrote the article.

                      A weathered crow sits on top of an old metal basket filled with pumpkins.

                                  The crow was the inspiration for the little autumn paintings.

Fall leaves and berries add color to a vintage  watering can and the simple addition of a colorful pumpkin sitting on top of an old zinc pot adds whimsy.

                          Pumpkins and colorful leaves add color to a vintage coke bottle container.

                                   Vintage birdhouses and colorful pots of Mums scream colorful Fall.

You can see lots of other ideas in my article at www.southernguidetolife.com

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.  I will be away  next week attending a 3 day oil painting workshop and hope to be able to share some photos of the workshop with you when I return.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin

                                       "For the Lord gives wisdom."   Proverbs 2:6


http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog a few weeks ago and just love it. I adore your gardens and your work. Have a great time at your 3 day painting workshop

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Erin, what lovely items you have in your Autumn garden. Love all the colors and even the crow. So glad that your assistant is helping you.
Enjoy your conference and Autumn.

Nancy Happily said...

Good morning Erin,
Seeing and reading your article this morning (both pages) was such a joy! Have a delightful time at your conference.

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes dear Erin. Another year flew by far too quickly
and here I am feeling rather elderly now - but praying I can march on for much longer and enjoy more time here in the NC garden!

Yes the weather has been fabulous this fall here - but it will change toward end of week with Halloween being much cooler for the little goblins and witches wandering up the garden path.

Love your seasonal paintings as always and hope the upcoming painting workshop is great fun.
Woof to Bentley - hugs to you dear friend.
Mary XX

Sonia said...

Always so fun to visit your garden/patios! So many pretty details and the colors are gorgeous! Happy Fall!
Miss Bloomers

Art and Sand said...

Your garden always inspires me.

Have a wonderful time at your workshop.

Marlynne said...

I always enjoy your charming settings and precious little paintings!