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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Favorite Fall Garden Places

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by. I am re-posting one of my most popular Fall posts .My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax for a few minutes with a cup of hot apple spice tea while I share with you some of my favorite Fall garden spaces.  We have finally settled into beautiful Fall weather in Southern California after a severe heat wave and are enjoying glorious blue skies and nippy evenings. We are also expecting much needed rain later this week.

"Art in the Kitchen"  - another one of the little paintings I taught at Sherman Gardens "art in the garden" series.

Let's have our tea in the kitchen and then  join Bentley, my helpful Studio Assistant, in the garden where he is waiting to show you around. I use the old vintage wagon to keep small pumpkins and pots of Mums in for  guests pick up a few to take home with them - we call it our "welcome wagon".

Every year I decorate a vintage ladder with Mums and pumpkins.

The vintage metal cart is decorated each season with something new - this year I used pumpkins.

                                         This is one of my favorite corners for tea. Blossom faithfully keeps watch over the garden.

Love how the blue furniture looks in the Fall with oranges and yellows.

                                    This is another favorite spot where I like to sit and sketch.

                              Another cozy spot to sit and work in my watercolor journal.

We support our local farmers by buying lots of pumpkins at the beginning of the season and either share them with friends in our "welcome wagon" or donate them to our local soup kitchen to make pumpkin pies that will be served at the community Thanksgiving dinner for those in need of a meal.

One of my favorite containers for Fall bouquets - an old rusty funnel with a glass inside to hold flowers.
I love using seasonal signs to create little vignettes and  add interest and

A little " art in the garden".  My class at Sherman Library and Gardens painted this little pumpkin.

                                         Another favorite place to have morning tea.

It is starting to sprinkle so I will stop our tour and finish it after the rain.

Thank you for stopping by  I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e- mails and prayers for my continued recovery from a re-occurring auto immune issue. 

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin  I saw this quote on FaceBook and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you.          "Lord, let them see you in me."        

                   "With God are wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding." Job 12:13


Marlynne said...

So Inspiring! Love the little pumpkin painting with orange/rust plaid bow on top!

Stacey said...

Erin, you create the prettiest porches and garden areas every year. I always love to see all the colors and Bentley too. :)

janice15 said...

O I just love all your decor its just beautiful and refreshing... I like the idea about sharing and giving the pumpkins. Your place for tea is beautiful too, i wish I had a porch.. Have a blessed new week. With love Janice

Merlesworld said...

I was in your country in late Oct in 2000 I have never seen so many pumpkins in my life.

Sue Kosec said...

Beautiful garden, as always. I love that you donate pumpkins. What a great idea and gesture.

Happy Fall.

zooperson said...

You have created such a lovely garden for every season. I'm sure Bentley helps out a lot. Thanks for sharing..

Art and Sand said...

Halloween is absolutely perfect in your garden.

quakerhillfarm said...

Your garden is so very pretty and I love the scaregirl!

Junkchiccottage said...

Soo beautiful. Happy Fall.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful garden and I love all the pumpkins with the blue accents looks so good.


Terra said...

Beauty everywhere you look around your home. I like the welcome wagon with punkins and mums for guests to take home, and the old funnel with a glass in it to hold a bouquet. Your painting makes the tea cup so realistic.

Row. said...

Hello I don't know how I have not found you but I LOVE this post and am new following. I made the mistake of stumbling onto your blog while I stopped for a quick lunch and I find myself struggling to leave I want to visit longer and when I say visit I mean Binge lol you have a lovely Garden I will be on the lookout for a vintage ladder for next fall -we have a small porch and this is such a good idea! You are very creative. I would love to be able to attend one of your art classes, I love the pumpkin with sunflowers coming out of it. cant wait to come back tonight with a cup of tea and explore more of your beautiful blog. Have a lovely day. ~ Row.

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