Farewell Summer!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Labor Day has passed, kids are back in school and even though it may be awhile before the weather feels like Fall, I am ready to say Farewell to Summer! I decided to take a late summer stroll through the garden, camera in hand...

Summer garden tour

The first thing to catch my eye was the way the ivy formed a backdrop for my little red bench. I found the Vintage phone at a yard sale for $1.  

Red garden bench

She looked like this...until I gave her a new aqua coat :)

Vintage telephone

A closer peek....

Vintage upcycled phone

Isn't this purple basil a stunner? I just cut some for drying and gathered seeds for Secret Garden Herbs.

Purple basil

A mini dress form is the queen of hearts...and rosemary! 

Garden dress form

Lovely lavender is gorgeous in bloom with its heavenly scent...

Organic lavender

Now we've come full circle...I think the tiny white pumpkins are a good transition.

Garden bench

Hello Fall! 

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13 comments:

  1. Love your red bench! Oh I'm ready for some Fall weather!

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  2. What pretty photos! That red bench is great, and it will transition beautifully into the Fall colors.

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  3. You did a wonderful job in recoloring the retro phone, I love it!

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  4. Thanks for the stroll through your garden. Just lovely. Looks like you may have gotten a sprinkle of rain. Hope my lavender in the garden will grow.
    Love the little phone.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  5. Hello Fall! I love the bench! Thanks for joining the Fall linky party!

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  6. Yes, I'm ready for Fall too! Love the dress form and her hearts. Too cute! The phone looks beautiful in aqua...what a deal! :)
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  7. Love the bench! And the phone is adorable! What a great idea to paint it. I'd love to hang out in your backyard :-) Everything is so pretty!

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  8. I'm ready, too! What a cute phone!

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  9. Lovely tour of your garden :) Loving that red bench with the aqua phone--my current favorite color combo --

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  10. Oh how pretty. And such a lovely visit for Anything Blue Friday. Thank you. :)

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  11. Lovely bench, Cecilia - the phone looks wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  12. Such a happy phone! So lovely! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/anything-blue-friday-week-70.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. I look forward to seeing your pretty garden in fall...and winter! Thanks for sharing at RLTLT,C.

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