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 dishware.....glassware.....fabrics......art....ceramic or porcelain. Floral motif crafts you've created. If you collect vintage gardening tools, books, magazines.....it 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 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.
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