Thursday, 6 September 2012

Spring Decorating....

I've started tidying the garden and placing of lovely pieces around - not only for the judging, but to enjoy in the coming weeks as Spring gets into full swing.

I just love the beautiful vintage looking cage - purely ornamnetal.
I love the colour and the shape.   I will probably move it inside too - I love the little terracotta pots that are planted with white viola.
I can see it inside with lovely ornaments and vintage lace draped from the bottom shelf.
This beauty was purchased at a lovely shop here in Toowoomba. 
Teacups and Twigs is a lovely shop at 9 Russell Street, Toowoomba.  If you live locally or stop by Toowoomba sometime, please visit Jane and her lovely shop.
Jane also has a lovely blog which she updates with beautiful things available in her sweet shop.
Say hello and tell Jane I sent you along!!
The freesias which have been in the ground for a few years continue multiply and are stunning this year.  The perfume is divine.
Our sweet peas are also flowering beautifully.  The scent in our garden is just lovely at the moment with all these beauties putting on their Spring display.
A dear old couple who have entered the Carnival for many, many years kindly shared these seeds with us a couple of years ago.
Four years ago, I planted a Wisteria.  I have watched and waited each Spring for the first flower.
This year it has happened.  It is stunning - but not what I expected.  I thought I had planted a deep purple flowering one - I have a pale lavender tinged flower - I don't seem to have saved the tag - does anyone know if it will change as it gets older - or have I been duped!!

Nonetheless, it is still beautiful. 
It is planted in memory of my dear Nana, Eleanor for whom this blog is partly named. 
In around 1940 she planted a Wisteria at our family home at Iffley, Goomburra.  This is the beautiful home she was prepared to sacrifice to allow her sons to further their farming dreams on the Darling Downs.  I believe from recent information that this Wisterial lives on today.  I think I may have to take a drive!


Cubby House Crafts said...

Your garden is just beautiful Leisa and LOVE your vintage birdcage!!
I have justed started to get out in the garden too now the weather has warmed up. I just purchased a wine barrel to use in the garden for a table and will place bar chairs either side...just need to get busy and stain it first!


Rebecca Simon said...

So beautiful! I'll have to see if mum can bring me out for a drive & a lookie when I'm up later this month! All the best with the last minute preparations.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a lovely spring garden you have. That cage is beautiful. A wonderful way to display potted flowers.