On a recent balmy spring evening, the Arden Garden Gild visited the grounds of the Goodstay Gardens on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. At the height of its spring bloom, the
collection of six enclosed gardens was a sight to behold. Breathtaking peonies planted in long flowerbeds filled the air with a lovely scent. Roses, iris, columbines, rhododendrons and many other lovely blooms filled the garden with color, accompanied by bird song as dusk approached.
Dating back to the late 1600′s, this colonial garden has undergone several restorations and improvements: in the 1920′s by Ellen Coleman duPont Meeds and Robert Wheelwright and, for the past twenty years, by the Friends of Goodstay Gardens group.
Goodstay Gardens is an oasis in the city, a trip to the country through a stone gate entry. Here is a small sampling of the beauty contained within. I hope it inspires a trip of your own to discover this garden gem.
see more pictures at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/springt...
See a wonderful article by Moira Sheridan on Goodstay Gardens at http://www.delawareonline.com/article/201305...
Face Book site for The Friends of Goodstay Gardens https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGoodstayGa... (with many more pictures)
Do you ever wish there was an official guidebook on how to decorate your home? When is there too much stuff? When is there not enough?
Karen, who goes by The Graphics Fairy on her blog, has it DOWN. I recently had the privilege of spending a few days with her during the #htlucketts event and took advantage of the chance to shoot Karen's home.
Guys, this home is so inspiring. I'd call her style upscale vintage minimalist. She has JUST the right amount of everything, it's productive AND beautiful!
There's more to this tour via the blog link, however here's lots to get you started, loaded with some decor advice.
I only have one question... where's her BAD junk?! :)
But, I didn't. I drove right past the vintage shop and turned around and yes, I went in the shop. Lo and behold, this is what I walked out with. Never mind that I haven't even started on
the vintage chaise or the wonderful crate! But tell me, would you have left this in the store? Now comes the question.....do I leave it as is or shall I paint? I'm thinking I'll use in the lanai. It's a pretty sturdy piece and vintage for sure. I would say 40s or 50s. I think it looks good as is, but wanted to get some opinions. Thanks.
I have become obsessed with all sorts of vintage style pails, barrels and crates and was thrilled to find my own little treasure at a local thrift shop for a mere $5! Here are some photos
that have inspired me for both indoor and outdoor uses of different types and sizes of barrels. I would love to get my hands on more for some possible wedding decorations... You can check out my blog at the link below to view the rest of the photos.