The facade of this door is extremely cute and quaint. It is so welcoming and is just screaming (at least to me ) "come on in" ........ friendliness in awaiting you inside! The added touch of the personalized gate is the icing on the cake for decor eye candy as interiors go. This reminds me of a storybook setting or something you would find in a Grimm's fairytale. So, lovely should we stop by?
I love this relaxed and "just there" type of garden. It looks as if it has been there forever and is well tended too. The picked fence is also a wonderful touch. Isn't there something about picked fences? I think I owe mt love for these kinds of gardens to my artistic side of my brain, pure perfection!
Now, the orderly, symmetrical part of my brain that demands some well planning and a feeling of control, perfection & carefully followed through planning. This French garden, it a completely different take on a restful space. The hedges more neatly trimmed and evenly spaced, this one relates to my orderly side and need for a symmetrical vision. Yet, even though it seems more controlled I am drawn to it's peaceful and restful feel.
Again, the pea gravel is contained but relaxed in feel, the box wood hedges are lush and green, the shaded pathway seems as if it is begging for a beautiful hoop skirted, silk laden, petite trimmed lady with parasol to stroll up & down & around the garden pathways. Then you have a bent kneed angel to the right, as if he is so moved by the natural beauty of this restful place that he has surrendered to the solitude of the moment. I am completely drawn to both of these styles, and like so many parallels in interiors..... there is a true mix of different ingredients that make the custom piece "De resistance"!
When I was thinking Green this morning, I wanted to share a new web page and blog with you. Please meet Aimee, from Garden Adornments. Her blog, web page and even Etsy shop is dedicated to garden, accessories and beautiful things. I have showcased just a few items with a garden theme. Aimee is adding a blogger bonus to save 10% off entire orders thru July 4th. Take a moment to look at her blog, she also has many beautiful things on her site, I did not even mention the French pillows!
Her website is http://www.agardentoremember.com/
and her blog is http://www.agardentoremember.blogspot.com/
To end our morning in the garden lets go for a walk,