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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Early Summer Garden Tour

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 for a few minutes while I share my early Summer small space garden with you.

Bentley, my Studio/Garden Assistant, is waiting to show you around.
The vintage metal market basket is located inside the front gate to welcome visitors and is filled with seasonal flowers.

Our small space garden is divided into little rooms filled with vintage finds. The first room is pea gravel lined with a brick sidewalk.

The blue bicycle basket is also filled with season plants/flowers.  Flags and flag pillows come out around Memorial Day and stay throughout the summer months.

The seating area is located across from the front porch. Our neighborhood is located about two miles from the Newport Bay and Pacific Ocean where small lots are a trade off for ocean breezes and located within a bicycle ride to the beach.  Our lot is small and every inch is used to maximize its use - most of the flowers are planted in containers which make it easy to change around seasonal plants .
A vintage sap bucket welcomes visitor to the seating area.

I painted faux flagstones to create a walkway around the garden rooms.  This one leads past the potting bench to the little table where we have lunch or afternoon teas.

"Blossom" the vintage dress form watches over the garden - she is a fashionista and changes her outfits often.

This is my favorite reading nook - located in a corner across from the dining table.

The path leads behind the house to the Sunflower Garden that gets sun all day.

Bentley loves this part of the garden and likes to nap in the sun.

The path leads to the kitchen garden where we grow herbs for cooking and is the perfect place to have tea in the morning.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those following my blog.  You can follow me daily on Instagram or Facebook by clicking on the icons on top of my blog post.

Have a joyful week.  Blessings, Erin

"Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord." Psalm 144:15


Stacey said...

I love everything about this!!

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so charming!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Erin, what a beautiful garden you have with so many little rooms. I love everything and all the stunning colors you have in your garden.

I would probably never go into the house, I'd sit around the garden all day.

Have a wonderful week.


Bentley looks so cute and I can tell he follows you around the garden.

Connie said...

My word! You have created the happiness blog on the internet . . . it is so pretty and puts a huge smile on my face. What a lovely place to call home :)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Your colors are always so vibrant!! Such a lovely garden, thanks for the tour today, Erin, and give adorable Bentley an ear rub.

Cindy Lou said...

So colorful and simply beautiful ! What a happy place! lOVE IT ALL !!!

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I so love the bicycle basket holding up the geraniums with the flags proudly poked in the dirt.

Happy gardening!

Junkchiccottage said...

Erin it is all so beautiful. Love those girl scarecrows. Just so sweet for your garden.

My Cozy Casita said...

Erin your home and your garden are so lovely
And welcome I love how you incorporates all your flowers around your garden beautiful please to live enjoy and God bless you and your lively 🐶 Dog

Merlesworld said...

Colour colour everywhere.

Art and Sand said...

Your garden is beyond wonderful. Bentley is one lucky dog to have such a pretty spot to hang out.

Marlynne said...

Love Love Love or all! But my favorite thing is the little floral pillow with red & white check ruffle~

Mary said...

Hi Erin - just had to say how much I've enjoyed the article about you and your beautiful cottage home in the latest issue (Aug./Sept. 2017) of Cottages & Bungalows. Sweet Bentley too of course!
I wasn't familiar with the magazine but won a year's subscription from a blog friend - and I'm loving it.

I was traveling again which prevented me from getting here sooner - a blessing to see all your beautiful art, the garden, and so much glorious color.
Thank you.

Hugs - Mary

Finding Pam said...

Your paintings look just like your garden. I love all the bright colors and flowers and Bentley. I am struggling to learn to paint once again. I forgot all that I once knew. Your beautiful blog inspires me. You are so very talented.

thepaintedapron.com said...

hi Erin, Jenna here from the Painted Apron~ when I ran across your blog I knew we had a ton in common, color, flowers art! Your home and garden are incredible!! I am looking forward to following along and seeing what you're up too!

Gingham Gardens said...

Wow, I just found your blog, and I can't even find the words to described how much I love your home and your gardens. Beautiful, enchanting...