GARDEN TOUR SEASON

This is the first garden tour I attended this season, there are several more on the agenda.  I promise to post about them all.

Nothing says Welcome quite like a gate. I saw several that intrigued me on the  Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour to benefit The Atlanta Botanical Garden.

P1240474My friend Becky rushing in to get detail photos of this delightful gate. We were tripping over each other in excitement. look at these ….

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Clever designs and beautiful workmanship. We  loved all the details. Gates like these were in several of the gardens, a wonderful piece, both practical and whimsical.

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Several of Atlanta’s finest private gardens open for this annual event. These are all designer gardens with regular and knowledgeable  crews to tend them. They are perfectly groomed. One will never find a yellowing leaf, no space left where a plant was lost, some annual potted plant is placed in its stead, very tastefully.

Touches of whimsy…….

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The summer containers were packed with  perennial foliage plants and annuals.

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I was particularly taken with a table centerpiece …..

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and of course the peaceful sound of water.

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Beautiful gardens…..

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P1240715All in all a no miss event. With our weather this year, the gardens will be more beautiful that ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Year’s Eve  Indian Dinner was a success although I never finished all the decorating;  I run out of time before I run out of ideas.

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Never got to photograph the final tables but here is a taste of what it was like.

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This is the china I used (photo from last year).  Appropriately…Indian Tree.’

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I adore  these Indian fabrics, they are so beautiful and fine in contrast with the  textured almost primitive,  stitching binding all together.

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Used almost all my tureens..

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Added some bling to the lighting as well. My mother always said “If a little is good, a lot is much better ” or  my favorite from Iris Apfell; ” More is more, less is a bore”.

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Enjoyed bringing in the New Year with  wonderful friends. I know 2014 will be an exciting one.

Wishing  you all the very best of everything for 2014!