Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Garden Vignette


Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Summer is going by so quickly. It is almost the end of July and the stores are stocking autumn decor. I don't think I'm ready to let go of summer, although it has been a very hot and dry one. The summer blooms in my garden will be dying very soon as the days start getting shorter and chillier.

 I planted vinca in this galvanized jug, and it is thriving very well in it, I'm happy to say:
I love using lemons in decor and vignettes. I wish we had the perfect weather to grow my very own lemon tree:
I like planting impatiens in containers as well as in flower beds. They are very easy to grow and bring instant color in any corner:




The impatiens under the apple tree are thriving quite well so far, and the deer have not snacked upon them yet. Cannot say the same for other areas of my garden:

Hanging planter from the tree branches:
This brown metal cloche houses a mossy nest for the little white birdie:
I added a few styrofoam eggs and some greens:
He looks quite happy in his new home:
I love growing herbs, especially rosemary. Their rich aroma is a  culinary delight, and the dark green needle shaped leaves also add wonderful texture in decor and landscaping:
Here, I wrapped the pot with a scrap of burlap and tied it with a chiffon ribbon:

I don't know what it is about cloches, but everything under a cloche always looks so pretty, don't you think?

I made this bottle candle holder from an empty wine bottle. Click HERE to view the tutorial for upcycling empty wine bottles.
The top metal part of the candle holder is glued to the cork stopper:
When the candles are lit:
I love how this bottle candle holder turned out. It looks so beautiful in this outdoor vignette:
Summer is short-lived in my neck of the woods, and every moment is so precious:

Mr. Dash made this garden bench from tree trunks and old wooden planks:
It makes a wonderful place to display my summer annuals or simply sit and enjoy quiet summer afternoons:

Sweet Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life is having her annual summer cloche party, and I'm so excited to join her and others for a host of fun and inspiring ideas. Hop over to Marty's wonderful party if you get a chance for beautifully inspiring ideas:) 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such sweet and inspiring thoughts that inspire my creativity. Always a pleasure to have you here :) Have a wonderful week ahead!

Hugs,Poppy
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38 comments:

  1. Oh my word, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that bench and your vignette is perfect. So pretty by the tree and the background is stunning. The cloche is wonderful, I love it's little bird too. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the Cloche Party. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Wow, it's all so gorgeous! The bench, candleholder, flowers, cloche - textures, color - absolutely stunning!

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  3. Love that little cloche and the birdie under it with the eggs. Such a lovely vignette. The bench is so cute. Love everything. I'm not ready to let go of summer ever. I do like fall but the winter brrrrrr ~ have a great week ;-)

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  4. Everything looks so beautiful. The candles in the wine bottle, wow, I want one of those! Love the bench your hubby made, too. Great job. xo

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  5. Such a nice outdoor display. Interesting and creative use of things. Love the candelabra and bench. Everything looks so good together.

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  6. Wow this is absolutelt beautiful. The plants are doing so well and I love the cloche.

    I Nominated your blog for One Lovely Blog Award. Look at my blog.

    Cynthia

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  7. Poppy, your outdoor flower vignettes are lovely! I love the bench your hubby made. It's perfect for the outdoors.
    Mary Alice

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  8. Your plants are so healthy! All your vignettes are stunning. I especially like your rustic cloche. I'm hoping right over to your bottle candler holder tutorial.

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  9. Oh it is always such a pleasure to come to your blog! Your pictures are always so gorgeous. I love how you made the pot of Rosemary look by adding the burlap and ribbon! So cute!!

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  10. What a pretty setting! I love your wine bottle candelabra!
    ~Liz

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  11. Just gorgeous. Your wire cloche and garden. I could just kick myself, I had a candle holder like that and gave it away....look how cute you made it look with the burlap around the bottle and all! So clever! Love it. I am a new follower! I think I'll [in your cloche to my "Bell Jar" board on Pinterest! Hope that's okay! Karen

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  12. Your flowers are really lovely and your vignette is, as well. Stopping by from the Dedicated House.

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  13. Beautiful outdoor vignette!! Very pretty :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  14. That is nice and beautiful color. Love the setting for your items. Very nice. Mary

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  15. Your garden vignette is beautiful! I am a gardener at heart, and loved the way you grew our vignette. Love the cloche with the little birdie inside. Also love your bench. My fingers are crossed you might share this with Sunday's Best going on now - sharing is a good thing. PS - following you on Linky!

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  16. Your garden is so pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. What a great garden bench your husband made. Love how you have it all set up. Cool ideas, for sure.

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  18. Beautiful vignettes! So lovely and colorful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  19. I love the cloche and the candle holder out of the wine bottle. This looks like a place where I would love to sit and dream a while--peaceful and beautiful!

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  20. Love the candelabra in the wine bottle and the vinca and impatienss really add a big dash of color!

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  21. What spectacular color in that vinca! Very effective! Larry

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  22. I envy your beautiful flowers. Mine are dried up from the terrible heat. I really like the planter with the pretty pink vinca. The cloche is very pretty, too. Another favorite thing is the rosemary with the burlap wrapped around the container. Everything looks very nice! Have a wonderful weekend!---------- Shannon

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  23. adorable! love the bottle candle holder! very creative

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  24. Tickled pink you shared your garden vignette with us at Sunday's Best. Really is quite beautiful and hope you join us again at the party!

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  25. What a beautiful post!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  26. Your project feels perfect for summer! Give yourself a huge pat on the back. Well done!

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  27. So beautiful!! Anybody would enjoy hanging out there!

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  28. Beautiful Poppy. Vinca is a good choice for anything metal. It doesn't mind the heat. I love your vignette, and yes I think anything under a cloche looks better. Maybe I need to climb under one. lol! Our Hobby Lobby not only has Fall and Halloween, but it also has out Christmas decor. Now that's a little too much don't you agree? Not ready to let go of summer yet either. Always love to have you share with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  29. This is simply gorgeous! The perfect amount of everything!!! That cloche is amazing!!! I think I need one! The POP of color brings it all together! Thank you so much for joining our All About Color Linky Party!!! You rocked it! Hugs...your newest follower!

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  30. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  31. Your photos are beautiful and I found myself relaxing and taking a deeper breath just looking at them. You are a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up!

    <3 Christina

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/08/wildly-original-round-up-11-and-features.html

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  32. Enjoyed seeing all your summer blooms. Love the metal cloche. Do you remember where you found this one. One like this would be perfect for our garden.

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  33. That wine bottle candelabra is fabulous!!
    Thanks for linking to our Color party.
    Kelly

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  34. I love everything about this!!! Would love it if you would share it at Share it One More Time...
    http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/features-and-share-it-one-more-time.html

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  35. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-14-baklava.html



    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy