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Friday, June 5, 2015

My Little Secret Garden

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today I am going to share with you a very special place that I call my "secret garden". This is where we will have tea together.

Bentley, My Studio Assistant, is waiting in the little path that leads to the secret garden.  This is where I grow  kitchen herbs and Nostrum for salads.

The path leads under an arbor with red Mandavilla vines growing on it off the kitchen.  I painted the "faux" flagstone path last year.

The French doors open from the kitchen onto the secret garden.

I move the potted plants around when I paint and use the little French bistro table for setting up flowers for a painting.

Sometimes I set the table for tea parties and change the cushions for different looks.

Sometimes I use the table for growing flowers in this sunny location.

Sometimes I sit and read and relax in the secret garden or enjoy a cup of tea and it it one of my favorite places in my small space garden. I found the vintage duck family at a flea market for $5.00 and move them around the secret garden as well as change the pillows for different looks.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin

Therefore I tell you, do not worry."  Matthew 6:25


Deb said...

What a simply delightful secret garden you have, Erin. It would be such a treat to come for tea there. I love your blue and white china and how you enhance the table with the orange flowers. Just gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend enjoying your little piece of paradise. Deb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I just love your secret garden. The pretty pillows and ducks with their ribbons around there neck. Everything is lovely. What a great place to sit and read, have a cup of tea with Bentley. Love your painting too.
Have a lovely weekend Erin in your Secret Garden.

doodles n daydreams said...

Your secret garden is such a lovely tranquil place. It looks like a lovely place to escape to for some restorative r&r.


Art and Sand said...

Everything is looking lovely.

My son's wedding is July 18 - in downtown LA. After the wedding, I hope we can make plans to meet, shop, chat, etc.

Lady Jane said...

I love your blue dishes. I would love to come for tea in your secret garden with you and Bentley. It is a delightful place to visit. Hugs, LJ

zooperson said...

What a lovely spot. It must bring you great pleasure because it certainly does to me just seeing it. Always happy to see a new post from you and Bentley.

Sue Kosec said...

Erin, I know you know just how fortunate you are to have such a wonderful outdoor living area. It is just beautiful. I want to know one thing ... is that rooster's name HERB that lives in your secret garden? If it isn't, it should be.

Happy planting.

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

Oh I just love your sweet secret garden. How nice to have that to go to when you want to relax with a cup of tea. Love your ducks you got at a flea market. Great Find!!!


Susan said...

Erin, your Secret Garden is one of the cheeriest, most beautiful places I have ever seen. Just adorable. All those flowers! And all those colors! And Bentley! And the painted flagstones! Oh, so charming. Great job. Susan

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

So charming!