April 20, 2013

Garden Show

One of my favourite spring activities is the annual garden show.  I'm joining Claudia today at Mockingbird Hill Cottage and posting some pictures from last Sunday.

This is my favourite booth.  Lots of quilts and garden accessories and furniture (although almost all the furniture was gone by Sunday).  This is Deer Ridge Farms.  Check out Heather's blog as she did a great post on them last year.

My sister, Cheryl wants me to make a welcome to my porch sign for her. She has a great front porch.

Lots of signs and shell decor.

These painted "tool boxes" were a show special $20.  I saw a lot of them heading out the door.

My sister, Connie fell in love with this tree sculpture by Williams Design Studio.  It was $4000 but she really, really loved it.  I won't be surprised to see her buy a smaller one in the future when she is redecorating her living room.

We always enjoy the Lee Valley booth.

Cute umbrellas.

There was lots of bright flowers and plants at the show.

One of my favourite booths, Lavender Hills.  I just love the smell of lavender.  This year, I'm going to plant a lot in the garden.

I bought some bulbs here.

I bought a couple of watercolour prints for my bedroom from Dave Gordon, a local artist.

I love these tiles but I can't stretch to $50.  I really would like a magic wand though.


PS  There was also a really excellent artist there Cynthia Blair but she wouldn't let me take pictures of her booth.


  1. What a fun day! Lots of goodies to drool over! Love those painted tool boxes. Those were a good buy at $20.00. Thanks for taking us on your day with you!


  2. I loved my virtual tour of the show. Wish we had a similar show here.

  3. It looks like you had a terrific day! I liked the items in the Deer Ridge Farms photo. I am visiting from A Favorite Thing Saturday and am looking forward to reading more of your blog posts. I am also your newest follower. Please stop by Still Woods Farmhouse when you get a chance. I am serving homemade chicken pot pie for dinner!

  4. What a fabulous show, Julie! Goodness, I might have gone a bit crazy there! Love everything, especially the quilts in that first photo.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  5. What a fun show! Haven't made it to any garden shows in years! So, thanks for the tour! I like the tree you sister liked too! Pretty!

  6. I've been a fan of Gadenimport for decades. I wish they weren't so expensive, but they are reliable.
    I need a magic wand for a clean house. You see, I'm in the garden waaaay more than indoors when the sun is out!
    Thanks for the tour!


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