Welcome to my garden. I live in a suburb of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley. We have lived in this home for 31 years and raised our two beautiful daughters and several pets.
These are photographs of our front yard which is really a very compact space. Just because it is small doesn't mean I haven't packed every square inch with what I consider to be visual impact. And in the whole scheme of things I have spent very little on accessorizing this little part of my world. The fairy below came to reside with us almost 10 years ago. She was a Tuesday Morning treasure. The large rosette type succulents you see were just planted last year and I purchased them at a yard sale of all places.
This beautiful statue below and the pedestal it sits on were also yard sale finds. Of course I purchased it to resell it, but then couldn't part with it. He is carrying a fish which I am surmising must have some biblical meaning. I have watering cans tucked in just about every area. I also purchased the lavender painted flower can a couple of weeks ago. It's sitting there because I can't decide if it stays or goes to the shop. All of my iron chairs and settees were also yard sale finds.
This area could be considered a secret garden of sorts. Why do I think it's secret? Because the gardeners ignore it and it's usually left to me to maintain it. It's one of my favorite little spots. The wooden painting in the back is a purchase I made at Julie O'Keefe's Home and Garden back in about 1996. I have had it all this time and I still love it. These are my Christmas geese and they come into the forefront during the holiday season. Can you see the little fairy on the left? Yep, another yard sale purchase. She was painted very bright colors and now she is just a silhouette.
Here is a close up of my garden painting. Isn't this so special? Of course it's chipped and peeled over the years but I still love it. It was painted on fence boards.
Thanks for spending time here today. I have a few more photos to share next week so check back again. See ya soon.
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Mondays The House in the Roses Debbie Doos The Graphics Fairy
Tuesdays Knick of Time Tutus and Tea Parties Coastal Charm
Boogie Board Cottage
Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style Primp Faded Charm Cottage
Fine Craft Guild It's So Very Cheri Bloghop Ivy and Elephants
Thursdays Embracing Change The Shabby Creek Cottage No Minimalist Here
Fridays French Country Cottage My Romantic Home Miss Mustard Seed
At the Picket Fence Potpourri Friday Common Ground
The Charm of Home Decorating Insanity
Saturdays Funky Junk Interiors