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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fairy Tale Summer Evenings

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 Enchanting summer evenings have always captivated me! I love puttering around in my yard, inhaling the smell of freshly mowed grass, gathering the freshly cut flowers for a beautiful summer bouquet, or simply walking barefoot on wet, dewy grass as dusk gently falls upon the horizon.
My perennial border is in full bloom, and I'm having so much fun playing in my garden:

"I love the daisies' dance. All the meadow over."
~ Majorie Pickthall~

"Hearts they have of shining gold,
Rays of shining whiteness:"

"Blow, O blow you happy winds,
Singing summer's praises:"

Loving the simple elegance of the beautiful Shasta daisy as dusk slowly descends:

Soft candle light in old mason jars create a fairy tale romance in my garden:

I love blue Mason jars! Any place, any time, any setting, they beckon me:

They look magical in any vignette or tablesetting:

No garden setting can be complete without a little birdie singing a sweet melody:

A little votive burning under a metal cloche renders a dreamy setting:

The simple basket is a recent garage sale find for only a quarter. I applied a coat of gesso to shabby it up a little, and the embossed chipboard tags from Michaels craft store got a coating of chalkboard paint as well:

Love how the chalkboard tag looks with the white flower basket:

The brown kraft paper cones make perfect little posies of daisies:

Click HERE to find the template for the paper cones:

I had transplanted this lavender bush from my front yard last year. I'm happy to say it is doing very well this year in its new location:

Nestled among the Shasta daisies:

My summer favorites:
Summer twilight through the countryside:

Simplicity in summer whites:

Romance of a candlelight:

I hope you liked spending time with me in my summer garden.  I have enjoyed the pleasure of your company and loving comments. Hope you will stop by soon and say hello :)

Also, my heartfelt thanks to Kathryn @ The Dedicated House for featuring my daughter's Graduation Party: HERE
And Debra @ Common Ground for showcasing my Patriotic Tablescape: HERE
Thank you, ladies you make me smile!

~Hugs, Poppy~
Fine Craft Guild Party


  1. Love your summer garden and I also love shasta daisy's.


  2. So the garden.calm and can spend your silent moments here.thank you for this share..:):)

  3. Yours is de most amazing garden i have ever seen! So beautiful... Love your blog!!!

  4. Oh this is so very very pretty.Love those chalk board tags,and the brown paper cones with blooms in it, everything looks so very dreamy.

  5. Wow what a beautiful garden. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. So glad you shared this. I am now on my way to share this on my FB.

  6. Hi Poppy, I want to come and play in your fairy tale garden. How pretty!

  7. So many pretty photos! I love your chalkboard chipboard tags!

  8. Darling projects!! Found you at Met. Monday, now your newest follower. You're welcome to visit my blog anytime :).

  9. That is a lovely area of your garden. I love the lavendar. Wish I could grow it in my region. The daisies are beautiful as well. Looks like your garden is thriving.

  10. Love your outdoor vignette on that great bench, Poppy. And your flowers around your yard are beautiful.
    Mary Alice

  11. So much to comment on -
    1. Your garden is just wonderful
    2. That basket of daisies is too sweet - I LOVE daisies
    3. Your vignette is perfect
    4. I have a little rusting pole on which I can hang a mason jar - going to copy your idea tomorrow.

    I am glad I popped by.

  12. What a beautiful "romantic" garden and so beautifully photographed. And, thank you for generously sharing the template for the paper cones; they are so cute!
    Loved it all!

  13. This is such a beautiful setting and vignette. Gorgeous pics too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  14. I just love all of your sweet garden vignettes. It makes me long for Fall so we can once again be outside. I'm crazy for the blue mason jars, too!

  15. Your evening looks magical.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. I so enjoyed touring your lovely garden, so beautiful! Your flowers are so pretty!

  17. Beautiful garden and your images are stunning. I so love the mason jars and must look for some just like these blue ones.

  18. This is so, so pretty, Poppy! I love blue bottles too and your daisies are so happy! Darling vignettes. A magical post. Thanks for sharing.


  19. Your summer garden is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Beautiful garden and beautiful decorations! Have a great weekend

  21. Your garden is just beautiful and your vignettes are creative and inspiring. Love your blog!
    Erin at Piers and Chandeliers

  22. Hi Poppi
    your Daisys are really bautiful :)
    nice shots...
    and do not miss.....


    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  23. Hello Poppy,
    Love everything that you did much...that you will be feature at my party on Monday:)


  24. Poppy, I adore your summer garden! Shasta Daisies are among my favorites too. Everything is wonderful, you're gathering basket, paper cones, and chalkboard tags. You captured it all so beautifully in your photos! I will be featuring you at SYC this week.

  25. Love daisies too - the perfect summer flower - love your new basket! The chalkboard tag is a marvelous addition and I too love mason jars. Beautiful photos! I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  26. WOW, what magazine worthy photos! Gorgeous! Love the daisies in the white basket with the lush green around it. Saw your feature over at Sandi's.
    Have a great week,
    Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

  27. Hi Poppy, I would love to sit in your pretty flower garden! Daisies are also some of my favorite flowers. My mom was called Daisy by many of her friends and all my bridesmaids carried them at my wedding. Your basket looks wonderful in white. Linda

  28. Hi Poppy!

    What a lovely garden you have and I love your chalkboard tag project!
    That is just too sweet.
    Ever since I discovered white chalkboard markers,
    I have looked for ways to use them. THIS is a perfect project!


  29. Beautiful summer garden - and I love the blue mason jars too!

  30. Oh Poppy! Your garden is stunning! I love all your photos and those little paper cones... FUN! LOVE this post!

    Thank you for sharing and linking up for Fresh-Cut Friday!


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