Friday, August 14, 2009

A Bit of Heaven

Peeking through the cottage garden, I see my favorite windows.


The windows of my church studio, A Bit of Heaven, are beautifully framed by hollyhocks in colors of pink. I have not spent any time in their this summer, but soon, I hope.


The cottage garden is home to a purple bench,


multicolored pots filled with moss roses, a weathered angel, and a vintage spade.


A sweet rusted red tricycle also has a spot in my cottage garden.

Tucked behind my green potting shed is a secret place to sit. Look carefully and you will see a vintage iron headboard beside the deck, and a vintage iron railing hanging on the wall.

In this same spot, a vintage wooden ladder rests against a tree.

Blessings, Ele

31 comments:

Floss said...

Ele, what beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing those wonderfully colourful views.

The Rose Room said...

Ele, your garden is gorgeous! Rachaelxo

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have a few hollyhocks but I yearn to plant a sea of them... I love your secret spot and the vintage onaments... beautiful

x Alex

vivian said...

sweet gardens Ele. I love hollyhocks, but mine were eaten up by japanese beetles this year!!
I need to get out and work in my yard!! I can picture you sitting out in that wicker chair reading a book and sipping some lemonaid or tea!
hugs
vivian

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele your garden is so pretty and colorful
Alison

Rosie said...

Such a gorgeous garden, nostalgic too

Meg said...

Ele, I love your studio, the church windows are beautiful and so majestic. I also love hollyhocks when they bloom,ruffled paper posies, my sister is giving me some for my next year garden. Thanks for the beautiful post , you've made my morning coffee a treat. Meg

Lori said...

Ele, your garden looks SO pretty!!!

Jennifer Froh said...

YOur garden is spectacular! I love seeing the church windows through the flowers!!! Gorgeous!

Connie said...

What a gorgeously spectacular place to sit and dream away the hours, sweetpea........
xoxo,
Connie

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Your studio is inspiring in and out! What a lovely view.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!

Betty said...

What lovely colors and such a peaceful place to create. You are amazing!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Ele...your garden views are just lovely! So bright, cheery and colorful!

Love ya...Lorena

rosechicfriends said...

Oh..and I forgot to mention...I do just have aqua..I have added them to your order and I think we are good to go! I will see about purchasing some blues and make more.

Lorena

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

What a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing. Stop by I am having 2 Giveaways. Hugs, Connie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a gorgeous garden! Love the little tricycle :)

Elyse said...

positively dreamy!!!

xo

Aimee said...

Is that really your Studio??? WOW! I'm jealous...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blof for a visit and say hi. I put up a new post today.
Have a great weekend,
Aimee

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, what a cozy cottage garden. I just love hollyhocks! I love your tricycle and other little things around the garden. Looks like a lovely place to sit and relax with a big glass of lemonade. Your previous post was pretty too with the black rug in a pink room! Love it!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

debi said...

Oh, you have a beautiful, heavenly space. If I had that studio, I think I'd have to add a bed...I'd never come out.

Jennifer said...

Ele The flower gardens are so pretty.Love the veiw of your pink windows on the church.The tree the ladder is leaning against looks like a weeping willow.Perfect for a tree fort.Thank you for the email.I will try to respond this weekend.Boys start back to school the end of the month.Busy, Busy...Glad u and h are having a wonderful time.Hugs.Love ya,Jen

Katie said...

Ele LOVE the hollyhocks. What a lovely scene to look out onto!

Secondhandrose said...

What a fun place. I especially like the hanging bed frame. The first pic is very pretty of the church window and your hollyhocks.

karen

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you so enchanting....I love hollyhocks my fav here in NE!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Heavenly!

m ^..^

Vintage Mama said...

What a creative way to use a rusty tricycle! I had one of these as a kid and I sure miss it.

Pearl said...

You have created heaven!

TattingChic said...

Ele, I just love hollyhocks! My mother grew them right in front of the front porch when I was little. I used to hide behind them and think no one could see me, LOL!

vickie said...

Ele, I love all these pics of your garden. Magazine worthy!

hippiedog said...

I want that little red bike....put it in a mailer for me OK :) xo please.... Good grief that is so cute!!