Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hidden in Paris novel

If you love reading and love stories set in Paris this book is for you! I read about it on Linda's blog Une Petite Folie and ordered it from Amazon. The author spent her first 20 years in France and the novel reflects that intimate knowledge of Paris and the French. It is full of interesting characters and one of them is Paris ! You will want to hop on a jet as soon as you finish.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mr Cason's Garden

A spot to rest every garden needs this

Mr Cason's Garden is my favorite part of Callaway Gardens. It was the spot where they filmed the Victory Garden years ago for PBS. It still seems like a movie set so pretty and neat.

There used to be more in the little kitchen garden and they used to sell stuff in one of the small buildings- soaps, candles, produce,herbs. It is still fun to see.

We enjoyed walking through it .

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Show and Tell Friday Fabric that I love

Dining room chairs, screen, parson chairs, slipper chair all done in same fabric
I had this screen made not very expensive to do When I find a fabric I love I use it all over! This is extra seating for 4 when I entertain Birds are so fun My passion for peonies includes their images too

Join Cindy at My Romantic Home hosting Show and Tell Friday

This is the fabric I chose for all my dining room chairs and table skirts. I love all the items shown in the fabric and it goes well with the red lacquer walls in my dining room.

It is fun to look at this colorful fabric daily and even at Christmas it blends well with all my holiday decorations.

Chose things that speak to you or that showcase your interests. Live life to your best ability and appreciate all the beauty around you. Surround yourself with objects of meaning, beauty, history, integrity.

Have a Pink day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Radishes, onions and a PINK trug

My new PINK garden trug from the UK business trip my husband went there in April.

Onions from the farmers market at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mt. Ga

Show and Tell Friday Fun
Join Cindy at My Romantic Home on Friday and on Saturday Beverly's Pink Saturday
A visit to Callaway Gardens also included a visit to their new Farmers Market open and free to public . I bought yummy onions 6 for $1.50 partly because the color was so fabulous and we did use them in omlettes.

The radishes are the first to come from our own potager out back. I love the taste, the color and the ease of growing radishes. I am growing more veggies this year in an effort to keep grocery costs down- -they go up as oil goes up not a very pink thing to think about but even pink girls need to be practical sometimes.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Organza Oscar de la Renta

This just is so perfect in every way. Image is from Vogue, I think, of Scarlett Johansson. I love this bolero or jacket. I love organza. So dramatic. Where would I wear it? Could I make something similar--these thoughts flash through my mind the moment I see the image. How I love Oscar de la Renta!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rose Cottage Bakery and Cafe

So charming and the staff is so warm and friendly
Pink Boy and friends eating well inside

Cozy shop like atmosphere in the cafe

Freshly baked breads and tea food
She pulled back the curtain for me

Outside seating and lots of tables inside too

Pretty ladies room the mirror is for sale!

Fabric covered walls and ceiling in the ladies room

Our new favorite cafe is in Pine Mountain, Ga near Callaway Gardens. We had friends in for the weekend and took them there. It is a very colorful cafe full of freshly baked breads, cookies, tarts, pies and homemade soups and lunches. They sell some decorative items in the cafe and the women's rest room is so pretty.

We met the owner and chef John Makin and he told us his secret to the wonderful blueberry tart we had.
Chef Makin was very friendly and his staff allowed me to take these photos. We had a fun day of browsing the shops, eating at Rose Cottage and visiting Callaway Gardens.

Rose Cottage Cafe

113 East Broad St Pine Mountain Ga.

706 663-7877

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Barnsley Gardens come and see the beauty of the place

The shell of part of the house I still feel love and peace here

View away from the house

Covered arbor and the scenic overlook

Roses bring the old stones to life

View of the old stone ruin all that is left

Horse drawn carriage and walking path

Pink roses tumbling everywhere

Cottage amid the roses

Clip clop is such a soothing sound
Ruins and the garden

We spent Easter at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville , Ga. We usually go there for Christmas Day as well. I love it in the Spring. So nice to walk the lanes, see the horse drawn carriages (Pink Boy didn't want to ride) and admire the gardens and cottages (that you rent) built around a little green park.. The food is yummy too. Golf and charming vistas round out the Barnsley experience.

I love history and Barnsley Gardens is history you can walk through. It was spared during the War Between the States only to be consumed by fire and then finished off by a windstorm in 1906.

The home was built for Godfrey Barnsley ( who was one of Margaret Mitchell's models for Rhett Butler) for his wife Julia Henrietta Scarborough of Savannah. I love GWW movie so much I know almost all the dialog, so does my brother, and my husband thought all Southerners knew it by heart! ha

Come and walk the estate with me and see all the pinkness in flower and feel the spirit it still holds.

Have a Pink day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

An ample peony for Pink Saturday

This was my largest one this year about 6 inches across!

From my garden

Peony love

What could be nicer than a pink peony ? A vase full of pink peonies!
Visit How Sweet the Sound to see more pinkness and it is the 3rd anniversary of Pink Saturday!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I love to eat them and I have always wanted to grow them. Does anyone have any experience growing them? I saw them on my recent garden tour they sure are a statement plant! Do they just produce one per plant? I do like the coloration of them also sort of Pink and green!!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Show and Tell Friday and Meet Prissy

Meet Prissy!

Front garden bed lots of roses and peonies and yarrow and gaura

New Dawn roses
Raspberry clown peonies

More raspberry clown

Pink iris foxgloves, and Mexican salvia

Back gate entrance Mortimer Sackler rose -by David Austin

Show and Tell Friday

Join Cindy at My Romantic Home for more show and tell posts:

This is my favorite time of year. The flowers are coming out to play. Lots of work for a few weeks of wonderful but oh how wonderful !

Meet Prissy our new garden bunny we found her in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Scroll way down for all of this weeks pink posts--it got messed up
Have a Pink day!


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