Jun 27, 2010

Gazebo Tour..

Today I though we would take a peek
at the gazebo...

(click photos to enlarge)

Here is one of the archways
it's symmetrical so there is another doorway
on the other side...

A little rabbit with a flower in his hare came to welcome you :-)

This archway is the on the sunny side
and the Clematis is in full bloom.

Of course there should be a cute rustic chandy
in the gazebo ;-)

Before we go inside, here is a view of the garden to the right.
Lots of pink blooms...

Here is the little table where we eat our lunch
as often as we can in the summer.

It's Mike's favorite place
because it overlooks his koi pond...

Here is a little nest I keep on the table,
with moonstone eggs and a vintage button I found in the garden ...
That's one of the joys of digging around in an old property
you never know what you'll find...

I filled my wall pocket with daisy's and toad flax
they are in a little baggie of water, and will keep a few days
It's fun to have flowers at the table...

On the other side of the gazebo
Is my favorite spot
I showed it to you here...

Here is the rest of that side..
a little love seat and a pink storage bench...

Last time I shared my wicker with you a couple people asked..
how I keep the cushions dry and clean.
The gazebo keeps everything pretty dry,
the cushion all have slip covers of pillowcases or sheets,
  the little crochet pillows are washing machine friendly.
(with all the dogs this is important!)
Everything is just an inexpensive garage sale find, anyway.

Here is a perennial bed
as seen from the back of the love seat,
The lavender poppies are just starting to bloom...

Here is Twiggy's favorite spot,
A soft place to sleep in the sun...

Another photo of the Roses behind my favorite chair...

More Roses with Valerian in the background...

This photo is was taken a couple days ago,
from the little purple bench on the other side of the pond.

It was a nice sunny day and the reflection of the gazebo
on the pond was just gorgeous!

Today I am joining
Cielo at The House in the Roses

I am resharing this to
The Summer Block Party at

Thanks for the staying for the long visit today!


Olga said...

Bella, your gazebo is wonderful. It must be a perfect place to relax and enjoy all the beauty in your garden. I love the last photo; the pond with the reflection of the gazebo is so lovely.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, you have done a wonderful work in your garden, so delicate and romantic, and the gazebo and pond are amazingly beautiful!!!! Every detail you show today are the reflection of the woman that has done everything. My sincere admiration and congrats.
maria cecilia
p.s. excuse my english, please

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Bella, this garden of yours with gazebo and flowers and porch just stunning! love them.. and look so cozy as always!.. love your photos too captured the true beauty of your garden!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

It is extremly beautiful,,,,,,really Nice :)



Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

My dear,
this is wonderful!
I love your gazebo and your garden soooo much!
I would like to see pics of your home too, maybe I have to check your blog better and I will find pics of your interiors!

Lavender Cottage said...

What a wonderful gazebo, your large property allows for something more grand than my little teahouse on our small property.
The pond reflection photo is captivating and your flowers are beautiful as usual.

Carolyn said...

I absolutely love it all. It is so pretty and romantic. Your garden and pond are beautiful too.

KATHY said...

I love your gazebo, your garden, and just everything! It is so beautiful.What a wonderful place you have....Kathy

Sailing Simply said...

I love it! Your flower gardens are always so stunning but this gazebo is the best! I love the architecture of this as well as the views if offers! You have created a masterpiece of a garden. REALLY!

Virginia said...

A beautiful garden, what a lovely place to relax and contemplate the beauty of creation.
Sweet Blessings,

Heather said...

Just lovely, Bella! My husband just finished building me a gazebo and you've given me the inspiration to start planting and decorating! Thanks for sharing - have a sweet day!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) I am IN LOVE with your beautiful Gazebo! And the gardens surrounding it are just heavenly. That would be my favorite place to just sit in ALL day and enjoy the beauty that surrounds me :) Thank you for sharing this beauty with us!

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Your gazebo looks like a dream. What a beautiful place to sit and have your breakfast!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Saltbox Treasures said...

Good morning,
I just love your gazebo and everything about your yard; what a paradise!
I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your beautiful spaces with us.
~ Julie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's just gorgeous in your yard! It looks like somewhere to take a vacation, and it's right in your own yard. I love all the details and little pieces of art.

Rosélani and Jasmin said...

Simpy breathtaking!

stefanie said...

ooooo, a gazebo, one of the wishes I have!!!! yours is breathtaking!!! I am in LOVE with your garden!!! and the reflection in the pond!!!!

Becky Jean said...

I am also in love with you garden!!! I have pictures of places like this in my dreams...How lovely!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Sooooo quaint and pretty! I love the chippy white paint. The chandelier is to die for!


GardenGirl said...

Thanks for visiting today, and your gazebo! What an amazing sanctuary in your garden. I love all your pink...I have an abundance of pink as well;) And my poppies are just peeking too!

Happy Summer, yay!
deb @ Garden Party

Pamela said...

Gorgeous does not even do your garden justice! It's looks like heaven on earth! Can you come and do my backyard? Than for stopping by earlier.

Susan said...

Bella, all I can say is: "perfection". What an absolutely beautiful place to sit, rest, daydream, read, take a nap, watch the wildlife around you... it's fabulous. I think I feel a little bit of envy here. Yes... yes indeed, it is envy. ;-)

Hope your day is sunny and wonderful,

A Write Life said...

What a beautiful spot. And Twiggy - a great name. So cute.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Amazing! You have a piece of Heaven on earth. Lovely, just so lovely. Twiggy is a very lucky girl to be able to have a pretty place to live.


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Wow! What an amazing gazebo!!!! It's soooo beautiful. I can see why you love to sit out there; so many pretty things to look at and enjoy . :-)

Shyrlene said...

Bella - your post is beyond words (but I always find some).

I have never seen use of such a clever color palate. Having the gazebo be pale shades of white, grey and rose makes the greenery around your yard just stand out. What an inviting environment, what amazing talent you have. -Shyrlene

I found your blog on the "Blog Hop". I added the gadget a few weeks ago and thought I would take advantage of links and explore other blogs. I'm out here in IL on: (http://thebunniesbuffet.blogspot.com)

FullBloomCottage said...

So beautiful, I could wander in the garden for hours and just get lost in the beauty! You have a fabulous garden! Would love to see more pictures!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i love peeking around your garden! such a gloomy day today here :(

hoping you'll find something to link up to Cottage Flora Thursdays (today)!!!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Oh My, is this your backyard? Simply stunning! If I ever do another magazine, I would love to include this.
Love to you

Janie said...

Bella your yard is GORGEOUS! As a landscape designer/horticulturalist I mean that as the sincerest form of praise. It is obvious that you love it very much. Great job!

I'll be following you.
Please come see me too.

Romantic Domestic

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your gazebo is really beautiful! What a wonderful place to sit and relax!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bella, I love your gazebo and pond. So pretty. thanks for joining the party.

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful gazebo Bella!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I don't think i would ever leave!!! Just stunning!

once in a blue moon said...

love love love it all!

Heaven's Walk said...

Bella - your garden and gazebo just left me totally breathless! It's sooo beautiful! How many acres do you have? I just love it, girlie!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

poppilinnstudios said...

Bella, Your gazebo, garden and pond are just lovely! What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, Bella! Your gazebo, garden and porch are beautiful! What a gorgeous relaxing space you have created.

Theresa said...

I have always wanted a gazebo, yours is simply gorgeous! xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness!! What a stunning gazebo and outdoor space you have shared with us today! It truly is breath taking!!


Debra said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in LOVE!!!! What a fabulous spot! xoxo Debra

rosesandgargoyles said...

Ok, Bella, just want you to know your gazebo is exactly what I want for my future outdoor screened room. I've been looking through gazebo and screen room designs for awhile, but yours is just absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing!


Alison @ The Polohouse said...


This setting is just magical.... what dreams are made of.... truly!
I am so excited to find your blog. I can see I will be spending a LOT of time here, soaking in all the loveliness.


Leah Clay said...

I think you’ve already read all the possible praises for your majestic gazebo. I can only stare and sigh at its sheer beauty and elegance. Your gazebo and garden is like a setting for a fantasy or fairy tale movie where the ladies of the court enjoy their afternoon tea. I wish I could enjoy those blooms while resting in your wicker chair. =)

Leah Clay

an angel at my table said...

I have missed this lovely part of your garden! It is like a fairy tale all of it! I wish a hade a copy of your paradise on earth. All the best from Sweden