Friday, June 28, 2013

Garden Finds

Lately it has been all about my garden. This is the first year in a long time that I have found enjoyment in my garden.

I am joining Kim Klassen's Friday Finds to share some recent finds for my garden.

I saw this ice cream parlor stool last week when I visited our downtown Antique store. At the time I past it by because I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I went back yesterday hoping that it was still there, and it was. I am not going to set this out in my garden, but it will be handy for still life shots especially those including flowers from my garden. I liked this stool in particular because it is flat on top, many stools have a dip in the middle so things don't sit flat and level.

I have been working really hard on one particular area in my garden (separate post to follow next week) so I have been busy filling it with new floral finds from my local outdoor garden center.

These are my most recent floral finds:

Aster 'Wood's Pink'

I love poppies.

Lady's Mantle.

Coreopis 'Mercury Rising'

Crimson Scabiosa

 Physostegia "Miss Manners"

This one is for Cathy Hubmann, a fellow mushroom lover.


  1. I've been really enjoying my flower gardens this year. The stool is a great find! I can't wait to see some great creative shots!

  2. I'm smiling really big this morning!! Love that cute mushroom! What a great find! I also love your stool and I'm anxiously waiting to see it in your photos!

  3. Love that stool! and your flowers are amazing!

  4. What a great little stool - perfect photo prop.

  5. awesome find girlfriend! I have that aster, never seen a Lady's Mantle, or a Physostigia. I missed most of my pink poppies while we were gone. Can't wait to see your garden!

  6. Fabulous shape, that stool or table.
    Going to need a lick of paint though, won't it ? :-)
    Stool and toadstool: both so decorative.

  7. That little stool is sweet! And I love the mushroom, too.

  8. Lovely find Sarah love the loved (shabby) look , I have loads of Lady's mantle in my garden I think it loves my clay soil....

  9. Hi Sarah,

    What a delightful find as I see the same beauty in it as you do. Your garden looks alluring and inspires me to get my hands in the earth but that will have to wait until next week when the 100 degree heat comes down a bit.

    Have a good day,

  10. I have lady's mantle all over my garden - it is spreading everywhere...but I love it so that's ok...
    and your stool is perfect for photo shots - great find!

  11. Oh! I love, love, LOVE that stool!

  12. I love that stool and I bet you find so many places to use it and what a great prop for your photographs.....

  13. Ohhhh you are so lucky that stool was there. It's a beautiful keeper!

  14. the perfect stool....... truly...just the right amount of chip and peel. :)
    and your garden flowers are BEAUTIFUL.

    happy weekend my friend......


  15. Great find, the shabby look of it too...the peeling paint and all.

  16. Oh I love your little stool, and it is perfectly perfect for your garden shots (to come).

  17. So lovely. Love all those plants and that stool is gorgeous - perfect for still life shots. And your mushroom and dedication to Cathy made me smile!


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