Sunday, June 21, 2009

Home and Garden Tour....1



Yesterday was the much anticipated Home and Garden Tour of eight homes in Centerbrook and Ivoryton, Ct. ....
The event was held to benefit the Ivoryton Library.....



I drove early Saturday to help my dear friend Paula whose home and gardens were a part of the tour. Paula's 1830 cape is so very charming.....I have mentioned it in quite a few previous posts...



Her many garden "rooms" are filled with whimsy and surprise......Paula does all her own gardening and decorating .....



Here she is just before the tour began still working in her garden by the little pond....



As planned, our good friend Carole of Maynard Greenhouse met me after my shift hostessing at Paula's home was over.... Together, she and I visited the other seven homes and gardens on the tour....The two of us took hundreds of pictures....had a lot of fun and both of us will be posting on this wonderful event during the coming week....



This is one of Paula's window boxes.....purple petunias and pink oxalis, among other varieties..... Flowers are not exactly my area of expertise so check out Carole's blog for correct identification.....



Whimsy is more my area.......and Paula's gardens and home have plenty of that! We have been antiquing and flea marketing partners for about ten years now.....I can't imagine anyone having more fun than we girls do on our trips to Brimfield or Madison Bouckville....
Although not an expert at anything.....I can safely say I know a lot about junk....



It will take me a while to sort through the 400 plus pictures I took of this event.....these are just a few from Paula's yard....a teaser of what is to come...



All the homes and gardens on the tour were very different and Carole and I look forward to sharing the details with you.....stay tuned!

13 comments:

Les Cotrions said...

Paula's garden is faboulous!!! I can't wait to see the others!!!
Happy new week!
Vale

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I had such a great time yesterday and soooo great to finally talk face to face. I love all the pictures you posted and Paula looks adorable in her garden. I have the best picture of the 2 of you that I'll email you. I loved touring the gardens with you and we both liked and disliked the same things. We definitely like "STUFF".
What's up with this "less is more" thing?...lol
Talk soon and can't wait to see more!!!!
Hugs,
Carole

pysseltanten said...

Wow...
Such beautyful pictures!
Her garden must be absolutely wonderful to be in...
Looking forward to more pictures...=))
Hugs Git

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Paula's garden is very fresh and beautiful looking. Carole mentioned that you were going to be together. 400 hundred pictures????? I invented another word while at the Market this weekend that describes your area of expertise. You are an expert in JUNK-torian!!! What do you think? That what I sell!

Chrissy said...

Oh my you are two lucky girls, two of my all time favorite bloggers get to meet!!! Your photos are wonderful,Chrissy

Barb said...

Beautiful,
thank you for sharing the pics.
blessings,
barbara jean

Brenda said...

What a lucky girl she is! And a talented one too! A mighty magnificent garden and yard. Oh, that picket fence and arbor. Lovely place and lovely pics.
Brenda

Annie said...

Your photos of your friend's gardens are fabulous and her gardens are magical. Thanks for the coverage of this event...I can't wait to see more.

Lisa said...

Very Pretty Garden!!
Hugs,Lisa

Elyse said...

i will definitely stay tuned.

xo

sweetpea said...

In a word~~wow! What a fab post and can't wait for more. I am so jealous of your climate and what you can grow. Beautiful.

Blessings,
Shelley

Fluitenkruid said...

So beautiful, love the little potting shed.

Allidink said...

Dang girl 400 pictures? LOL. Ok well I might not comment for a while since I am starting from the beginning because I fell behind in blogging over the weekend lol. Meet you at the finish line here I go! Great first post! Your friends place looks adorable. I wish I lived in an old home.

All the best,
Allison