Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roses and Iris~and a Flea Market Garden~

Doesn't it make you happy when Spring rolls around..?  Having a cottage garden you know when Spring is here.  The roses start blooming like crazy and the Iris pop up everywhere.  Probably my most FAV time of the year!  Still cool enough, that you can enjoy all the blooms...  before Summer comes.  My garden is best viewed and enjoyed in the months of April, May and June....the Summer months are still pretty but the Spring months are breathtaking!  I love decorating the garden with antique and vintage garden pieces. I love flea market gardening...I'm at a flea every week, sometimes 2 times a week..and right now I'm crazy about French wire garden pieces and Victorian Plant Stands~Here is a recent Flea Market find~PS you can click to enlarge any photo!

Yes this was a keeper!  I just happened to be one of the first ones at the market and just about died when I saw it.  As I was asking the price another woman was pointing at it and I knew I had to scoop it up!
Here is another flea market find...going back about 5 years...I found this beauty..a green 3 tier crowned plant stand.  The watering can is from Germany...I collect those too...:)
 I love decorating the garden with TRUE antique garden pieces.  Here is another Victorian Bench I picked up at a flea market in Oregon, while I was at a horse show...luckily there was room in the trailer for it to come home!
I titled this post Roses and Iris...I guess I should show you some!!

Roses and Pride of Madera...I just started some white Iceberg roses on the arbor...still haven't bloomed yet..can't wait!!
Another Pride of Madera (varigated) just starting to bloom. I love their blue color.  In the background another flea market find an old rusty garden arbor bench with dove bird statuary.  I try to match the Adirondack chairs to the colors in the garden...on a future post I will show you my PINK Adirondack chairs!

I hope you enjoyed the garden tour today!  I'm linking up with on of my favorite linky parties at Fishtail Cottage...Thank you Tracie for hosting such a fun party!  So hop on over to Tracie's and see all the other garden party animals HERE

Also linking to French Country Cottage for  Feathered Nest HERE  to see the fun!

Find me at Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's Romantic Home HERE

Linking up to Cedar Hill Ranch Cowgirl Up Linky Party HERE

And last but not least~Chic on a Shoestring Decorating~Flaunt it Friday HERE

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You can visit my "other" flea market finds at American Home & Garden in Ventura CA.  where I have a booth space!  (Ventura's BEST KEPT SECRET)
64 South Oak Street 
Ventura Ca 93001
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Thank you for coming to visit today~I really enjoy your comments and would love to visit you also~


  1. Your garden is breathtaking, I want to live in it!!!!

  2. xoxo girls! I love you both and you know how I feel about your homes!!! RIGHT BACK ATCHA!!!

  3. I love the garden elements you add, they look perfect. I really like the Madera, we don't have that here in Colorado as far as I know.
    Visiting from Fishtail Cottage!


  4. I love interesting things in the garden--your garden is beautiful!

  5. Lovely photos from your garden!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  6. I always love coming and visiting your garden posts! so glad its that time of year again! I like that "Pride of Madera" plant - going to have to look into it & learn more about it! its so pretty! thanks so much for linking up to the garden party! hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoox, tracie

  7. Your garden is beautiful. I love the wire furniture and arbor accents.

  8. I love your gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with another avid gardener. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  9. First of all OMG what an amazing garden!!!! Gorgeous! Second, love all of your beautiful wire finds. They always look fabulous in a garden. Third, have a wonderful weekend:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  10. all looks like something out of a fairytale! Sooooo pretty! :)

    xoox laurie

  11. Your garden is gorgeous. I love how you decorate it with antiques.

  12. Oooh, lucky you! Glad you were able to snag that bench. A treasure for sure. And so is your garden! Beautiful. I found you at French Country Cottage's link party. I hope you'll stop by my place sometime as well!

  13. Hi
    I do trust all of the concepts you have offered in your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work.

  14. Your garden is beautiful and love the wire furniture!

  15. Hi Kathee. I love your garden. Very cottage indeed. Your French wire pieces are fabulous. Great pieces.

  16. Your gardens are stunning, and I'm LOVING all your vintage/antique garden furniture and accessories. Just beautiful.
    Mary Alice

  17. Thanks for linking up such a gorgeous garden tour to cowgirl up!


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