Saturday, August 8, 2015

Summer Flowers and a Few Finds

Hello everyone,

The flowers have been so pretty here, that is if you can keep the deer, the rabbits, the Japanese beatles and the purple finch from eating everything!  Because of this I have lots of different fencing, netting and tomato cages throughout the flower beds so please just ignore that.
I want to take you to my back flower garden and show you a little staging that I had some fun with


and all because I wanted to show you one of my latest finds. This cute little concrete pedestal, I got it for $2.50!


So of course I had to dress it up a bit with some pink, a tatted hanky and a Limoges teacup and saucer...


 to tie in with the Pink Surprise Lilies, or naked ladies, as some people call them...


and the pink cone flowers...


Beyond the pink the Black eyed Susan's create a welcoming splash of yellow...



And you know me, a staging just isn't a staging without some sort of ephemera...


so out came the Victorian scrapbook, with the pretty cover that fits perfectly in a garden scene with the birds, nest, flowers and even a spiderweb with the spider!


I wanted to pick something to tie in with the black eyed Susan's and found that I only had two things out of everything in that scrapbook


and the card on the left, in the left hand corner, even has a coneflower on it! How about that?


Now we'll move over to the back of the house where I wanted to show you my clematis covered trellis, last time I showed you the trellis it was new. As soon as the vine dies down I will be painting it white.


And a closer look at the daylilies, that the deer love!


Around to the side of the house are my tiger lilies and I even brought out my antique cross frame picture to photograph with it.


The print is early 1900's and is called "Blackberry Lily". I had not heard of them being called that until I bought this picture. I have had it for a while, it is a little faded so I hung it in the Laundry room. Also in the picture are white bleeding hearts and some other sort of white petaled blossoms.


Well that is it for the garden tour, thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking up to the following blog parties this week...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME with Bernideen
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

26 comments:

  1. Hello from Kansas! Your flowers are gorgeous. SO very pretty. Love flowers.
    Blessings,
    d

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  2. What? That adorable pedestal for $2.50? That was a steal, Gina. Great buy! All look wonderful. Susan

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  3. I love your "staging"! You do it so well. You have a wonderful garden. And you really got lucky with the pedestal. Everything you added made it even all that more special.

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  4. Beautiful Scrapbook. The surprise Lilly's make me think of my Mom. They seemed to always bloom around her Aug birthday, and I can see them in my mind blooming in our backyard. Your clematis is gorgeous. My flowers have done well, but then so has the weeds, uggh

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  5. Oh how pretty! I love the little nook you decorated with your white iron set. A perfect place for a quiet tea time! What a lucky find with the pedestal! Your clematis looks so lovely!

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  6. what a pretty spot in your garden...love the pedestal for $2.50 what a steal!!!! Also really love the cards and your clematis is beautiful in bloom!

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  7. What a beautiful blog post. I love how you matched up your flowers with your bits and pieces of goodies...very clever. Great garden spot. It makes me want to visit and have a cup of tea. Have a lovely week ahead.

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  8. Lovely flowers!! And that pedestal, what a find! Pretty post!

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  9. Hi Gina,
    Everything is so lovely today in your garden! I especially like the white ironstone furniture. I recently found two chairs and have been busy painting them white. Your flowers are very beautiful! Perfect setting for tea and the limoges teacup is gorgeous! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  10. Thank you for the tour of your beautiful garden! I especially love the purple clematis and pretty Limoges teacup.

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  11. Such a lovely garden tour. Such a pretty spot to enjoy a tea party. You always find the best treasures.

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  12. Beautiful flowers! The clematis is stunning!!...such an awesome color

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  13. Hey Gina - thanks for visiting my blog! For some reason an email didn't come through with your comment, so I apologize that I didn't respond.

    The 127 was so much fun & I found so much awesome stuff!! :)

    Looks like you have found some treasures here!

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  14. What a lovely corner! I can see you there in the afternoon, with a book or a friend, tea and conversation. How perfect.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. It's not everyday or every garage sale season a gal get a concrete pedestal for $2.50 .
    Your flowers are so pretty, they have all had plenty of rain this season so they are all blooming nicely
    Then of course I like all your sweet post cards and that fancy framed picture you hang in your laundry room.
    Take care

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  16. Thanks for the lovely garden tour, everything is staged so prettily you need to give a lawn party! That trellis looks fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. I love all your pretty items, garden, the cup and saucer and the fabulous clematis over the arbor. Your garden is wonderful and I am so glad you shared at "Tea In The Garden"!

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  18. my gosh - the clematis is so beautiful! Love that color! Never here a bargain like you find where you are. What a deal of $2.50 for the pedestal.
    I was wondering why my lillies were not coming back, I didn't know deer liked them but that is what obviously got mine along with some other plants I am missing.
    Good idea about the chicken wire and one I must use more of around my flowers.
    I do put the rat wire in the ground mounded to plant some of my flowers in now.
    Your garden arbor will be so nice painted white with the vivid purple clematis climbing it. Thank you for the garden tour. I love your garden sign too.
    Betsy

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  19. Beautiful summer flowers, I wish mine looked so pretty - I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  20. That's a beautiful little pedestal, perfect for a cup of tea in the garden. And that clematis is gorgeous! So full of flowers. I enjoyed seeing the vintage cards too.
    Have a good week, Gina. xo Deborah

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  21. Wow! That's a real deal you got on the pedestal, Gina. I love little things like that in a garden. The tatted napkin and teacup are lovely. And your flowers are so pretty. Thank you for the garden tour and joining me for tea today.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  22. What a beautiful garden spot you have Gina! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! That's a pretty teacup too!

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  23. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous with all the blooming flowers! I am so glad you found the pedestal at a great price and that is a wonderful place for it. The pretty cup and saucer adds an elegant touch. Hope you have a terrific week!

    Pam

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  24. Gina, I loved the tour and your staging was so fun! The scrapbook and two cards were just perfect and so was the picture with your Tiger Lillies. Your Clematis is gorgeous! I have 6 of them, but they are all through blooming. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Forgot to mention the cute pedestal. It probably was a base for a concrete birdbath, but so cute for your teacup!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. I love your garden. The flowers are amazing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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