Monday, March 19, 2012

Etsy Cottage Style Cottage Garden Party

This week Etsy Cottage Style is inviting members to link up and join a Cottage Garden Party.  Now I live in the desert -- at least not by me.  A beautiful garden just isn't something that is easily achieved in this dry, hot climate.  But, the garden party also ". . . includes posts about your indoor garden rooms, botanical or porcelain. Floral motif crafts you've created. If you collect vintage gardening tools, books, all helps inspire a 'fertile' mind."

So, I took camera in hand and started snapping photos of the pretty "garden" things I have in my bedroom.  Lots of flowers and roses.  That's where I do my "gardening."
I recently got this beautiful pitcher that once belonged to my grandmother.  I also recently found the milkglass hands and filled them with vintage corsages.
This is the most comfortable wingback chair ever!  The pillow is something I made and used a piece of old floral barkcloth.  Just enough fabric for a great pillow!
Love these paintings of roses -- naive and really pretty!  Not my artwork, because I never was good at painting roses.
Older hat boxes and an old book with roses on the cover.

I bought this unframed watercolor at an estate sale.  Luckily I had a frame in the garage just the right size.  So I put the watercolor in the frame and took it to my antique booth.  No one bought it (!!), so I brought it home and hung it in my bedroom.  The small plates also have roses and are vintage.

I love this vintage platter.  It's handpainted and the edges are fuzzy, but that makes it soft and pretty!
More vintage flower corsages in front of my favorite picture of my sister and I together.  She had just recently had a cancerous brain tumor removed and my husband (also suffering from cancer at the same time) and I had gone to visit her.  This was taken 7 years ago.  Both my sister and my husband have since passed.
This dress form has another beautiful pink rose corsage that she wears all the time.
This pot of artificial lavender sits on the antique washstand next to my bed.

Lastly, I actually do buy real flowers for myself every now and then.  Last week I bought these two bouquets:

Nothing like a bouquet of pink roses and sweet smelling daffodils!

As you can see, I do have an indoor "garden" of pretty flowers and displays.  Hope you enjoyed visiting my Etsy Cottage Style Cottage Garden Party.  Check out the others who have posted their favorite garden items on their blogs for this party.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Judy, Such a beautiful post and so very inspiring for spring. I love your wingback chair. It looks so comfy and the pillow you created is stunning.
Lovely accents all through your home and how precious the pic of you and your sister to treasure forever.
I too love fresh flowers and bring them inside whenever possible either from my garden or flower shoppe.
So enjoyed my visit. Have a wonderful day and Happy Spring.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love you indoor rose garden! ;)
Such a beautiful home you have.
Love your mannies too

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

I love your wingback chair... sooo pretty!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such lovely rose covered things! I love the pretty chair and pillow!

Melody said...

Hi Judy! So glad you brought your indoor cottage garden to the Party! I love that room! That chair is perfectly scrumptious.