Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Views in the Garden

Bear with me as I bombard you with picture after picture of my little garden house - you can read here about how it came to exist.


Visitors get just a peek of the garden house from the Dutch door, but a full view of the house from the living room windows.


Yesterday I went outside to take photographs of the interior, but it was a gorgeous day and I got distracted taking photos of the little house from every view in the garden.


Ever since we bought our house, I have hated this silk floss tree and last week I told Steve we needed to cut it down.


I used a little piece of picket fence to disguise the stump that remains of the tree and can't wait for the flowers to grow in the little patch of garden in front of the house.


The path to the little house is just a layer of sand topped with pea gravel.


My love of primary colors definitely shows in this photo of the house.


The little garden house is surrounded by a variety of trees.


This is one of my favorite views from the house.


The garden definitely has a coastal feel to it - Steve found some buoys on the beach and painted them to match the house.


I loved my garden as it is shown last summer all decorated for a tea party.


But, I love the little house too. 


And, I hope you'll come back later this week to see the inside. 

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69 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am here, and I will be here time after time. Carol, you live a rich life, as do I! But the seaside life you lead is refreshing and the colors of vibrancy chez toi are spectacular! Dear friend, I love that you took down that tree; you want to feature that sweet little house and now the focus is perfectly paved by pea gravel to your little hideaway! OH WHAT FUN! I'll be back to see more! Anita

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It is really sweet, colorful and happy. I look forward to seeing more of what's inside.

Happy Valentine's week ~ FlowerLady

angie said...

love your colorful home and garden!!! angie

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Carol, your garden and shed are beautiful! A vacation spot! I think I would live out there. I'll definitely be back to see the inside. By the way, I enjoyed your sneek peaks on instagram!

Susie said...

Carol, It is always pretty at your house. I love the picket fence hiding the stump...it looks better without that tree in front of the garden house. Wishing you and Steve good health and many fun walks on the beach. xoxo,Susie

Lisa Tucker said...

Loved every view!! Thanks for sharing....can't wait to see inside!

Sue Silva said...

It's adorable, Carol. Looking forward to more.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your garden house, Carol! It looks like such a bright sunny spot. In fact, I love your whole home and garden - I'm sure it is a real pleasure to live by the beach (in your part of the country anyway!). I could be quite comfortable sitting in one of the lounge chairs outside the garden house or having some tea at your table. : )

Kim said...

The colors are so energizing and fun! Great cottage, can't wait to see the inside! :)

ANNE said...

You have such beautiful ideas. Love all the colour!!!!!

xo

Jen Kershner said...

What an oasis within an oasis! Just beautiful. I imagine it's hard to stay away from it!

must love junk said...

The little house looks adorable! And your garden is so cheerful and uplifting!
Susan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to have a place you can enjoy the outside as much as the inside! Everything looks beautiful! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your yard is so cozy and even more charming now that you have this sweet little house. Love that little red wagon and small section of the picket fence.

Diane Lynn said...

It's always refreshing to stop in and see your colorful home and yard!

September Violets said...

I love that red door!! You've really got this little treasure blending in well with your yard and gardens. The picket fence, flowers and gravel path just make it look so cute ;)
Wendy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is so cute and I love the little garden without that tree! Can't wait to see more!
hugs,
Linda

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So adorable!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Dear Carol,
Your home is always decorated so perfectly!
I LOVE your red door! It's so bold, yet incredible welcoming!
I could sit and browse through your photos for hours, just soaking in all the details.
Thanks for sharing a little piece of your days with us!
I hope you're having a great week,
Suzanne

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your garden looks more open without the tree, and of course I love the red door! Your garden is so pretty and making me yearn for spring so I can get my hands dirty!

podso said...

Looking good!

bobbie said...

Deeeee ~ licious looking!! Is it March yet??

20 North Ora said...

What a bright and cheerful little house! Love the photo with surfboards and buoys! So cute. Can't wait to see the inside.

Judy

Helen Philipps said...

Your little house is so lovely, Carol! The colours are so cheery and perfect for a little house by the sea. I loved seeing all the different views, and how well it fits in with your cottage and garden. Looking forward to seeing the inside next.
Helen xox

Acorn to Oak said...

I like the new little garden cottage! It's such a nice touch in the yard. It adds interest, height, and more color. Not to mention how useful it must be! It's fun seeing all the pictures you take and things you do with your happy little home. It's obvious how much you love it! It looks like a wonderful place to live! :-)

Poppy said...

Love the outside; can't wait to see the inside!!

Poppy

fiona anderson said...

Oh yes please, it looks like the perfect addition to your lovely garden and I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Consider It All Joy said...

My life's dream has always been to live near the beach and these photo's make my heart beat a little faster! Your little house and garden are so absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see more!!

Susan said...

You can bombard me any day. It seems you have a collection of cottage design magazines and books similar to mine. You're telling me you told your husband to cut down a tree and he did it-no arguments! I have to borrow him.

April Lou said...

This is great! This is such a happy place! I'm in love. This is very much in my style.

My Garden Diaries said...

Carol!!! It is so magical!! It seriously adds a whole new dimension to you garden! And when you have grandkids they are going to love playing in your garden! I can just see it! And good move on taking the tree out.... Love that you can plant in front of your garden house now ! Happy day to you! Nicole xo

Pamela Gordon said...

It is really sweet Carol. Just looking at these pictures, the bright colours, flowers, greenery, surfboards etc. make me feel happy. Your yard and garden are really pretty. Have a great afternoon.

Connie said...

Carol, I just love your garden and your little garden house. I know that you have Spring and Summer all year round, but seeing your flowering bush with those beautiful red flowers . . . just gets me hope for an early spring. Our winter has been mild, but it is still winter. I was outside today digging around and found that my tulips are popping their little heads through the soil . . . so warm weather is coming. I will greet it with open arms. There are a lot of gorgeous blogs on the internet, but yours is by far one of the prettiest and one of my very favorite sites to visit. Here's wishing you a wonderful day! Connie :)

Laurel Stephens said...

Your garden is so charming, Carol. I'd love to spend time there! I can't wait to see inside your little garden house.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

I love that tour - please show us more soon!

Claudia E said...

I love your little garden house, your garden and your home. Everything is so bright and cheery. Your blog is wonderful!

Laurie said...

I will be back next week. I cant' wait to see the inside. Your pictures are so crisp and clear. Love them. We just had a tree taken down from our yard, too. It didn't really serve a purpose where it stood and was really in the way of us backing out of the garage, so down it came. Stump has been removed and the yard smoothed over. Now to plant some grass as soon as it warms up.

Canadian Chickadee said...

It all looks lovely. Your garden is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

cynthia lee designs said...

Carol...I love your little house by the sea!! It is so charming, colorful, and cozy inside and out!!
~Cindy

Debra Howard said...

What a sweet spot. My little garden house is full of plants for the winter, mice who think they live there, and my birds who really do live there in winter.

Debby said...

Just love your sunny colorful pictures. Love that garden house. Hugs

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Carol your little garden house is precious! With your signature touch of happy colors, red, white and blue looks cheery and fun. Removing the tree was a good move, love how you have a fun view of it inside your cottage too. Looking forward to see inside the adorable house.
xoxo,
Vera

Rue said...

Ugh.... you are such a tease! lol

In all seriousness though.... I just love it, Carol. The colors are perfect, the buoys are so cute and that little garden is darling. I can't wait to see more of the inside :)

Jann Olson said...

Carol, your little garden house is so photogenic! Love it from every angle. So fun that you can see it so nicely from inside your home. Can't wait to see the inside! Hubby started staking mine out. Can't wait!!
Hogs,
Jann

Renee said...

Love your little garden house. Your garden looks so pretty and it looks like it belongs there :)

Pondside said...

It's just adorable! I love the colours you've used - but then I always do!

Rita C. said...

Oh my, I just love your home, your garden shed, and your garden. Want to know my dirty little secret? I'd like to trade my huge hot tub in for a garden shed. There, I said it. And poor Mr. P. works so hard to keep our hot tub chemicals balanced year round.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I cant' wait to see the inside of the shed! As I sit in my home, buried in snow, I thinking I may just sit here and look at your pictures all day long...

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Truly beautiful Carol. Love the outside so can't wait to see the inside of your garden house. You pics are giving me lots of inspiration for spring.
Hugs, CM

Kathy said...

It is just adorable and I am looking forward to seeing the inside.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden house is absolutely adorable and I love the red door!

Kelly said...

That is the cutest garden house! It looks right at home in your backyard. I can't wait to see the inside next.

lynn said...

it's so charming, carol:) bet you had fun with the inside!

Melanie said...

This is the most gorgeous, adorable little garden house I've ever seen! I think I could sit in your back yard all day and admire every little detail. Did you paint that door yourself? I *love* red doors.

chateau chic said...

I'm having cute little house and charming garden envy...again!!
Mary Alice

Leslie Harris said...

Carol i don't think i've seen your garden before and i really love what you've done to it. It makes me excited for our own backyard. The hubby decided to fill in the old, cracked built-in swimming pool that takes up our entire backyard which means i'll soon have my beloved garden! well, not soon but that's ok. I like the pea gravel i see your backyard. And i'm curious if you did your own rock patio? I love that look.
xo
Leslie

Esther John said...

Beautiful vibrant colours ... Giving out life and hope!!!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So pretty and you are such a teaser! I'm looking forward to seeing the inside, but certainly enjoyed all of these pictures along with your lovely flowers and trees that intrigue a Midwesterner!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I thoght that you WERE going to show the inside :) I remember when you folks started on it...and it's adorable :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I thoght that you WERE going to show the inside :) I remember when you folks started on it...and it's adorable :)

handmade by amalia said...

This is wonderful! The only downside I see is that you may never want to leave home.
Amalia
xo

Debbie said...

How sweet, AND so colorful! LOVE it!
Debbie

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I LOVE that garden house!!! Those surfboards are pretty awesome too! I'd want to spend every spare minute out there. :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is a super cute garden house! I love the colors you used and the photo with the surfboards next to it is just amazing. That would make a lovely card!

CatieAn said...

what a great addition to your garden! I love the colors. You can always put a large pot of trailing flowers on top of the stump as well. I am not sure how low it is. Or some sort of garden implement....wagon urn bird bath etc I hope you are laying out in your garden resting your wrist and taking it all in.

Carla said...

Love your little primary colored house and your garden.

Sally Somervill said...

Your garden house is adorable, I love how the surfboards are all lined up on the fence beside it. Your garden looks so bright and cheerful - a happy place!
xo Sally

Melanie said...

Oh gosh. Just absolutely dreamy. Now I need one! Mel at catesgarden

Jacki said...

I really love your nautical items. Having spent 20 years in the Navy I am a bit partial = )
Your blog gives me a lot of joy.