Monday, May 23, 2016


First of all I want to thank all of you who come and participate in my weekly blog party.  The variety of things shared has been great! 

 This morning, I went out in the garden to take a few photos.  Remember, this is a brand new garden and not a mature one!

 This was not my original idea.  I saw Sherry's ladder (The Charm of Home) and copied her with a little whimsy to boot.  Last week we noticed the antique mall in Jefferson City had so many old ladders. And yes, I even planted a yellow climbing rose bush which will grow up the side. 

Yes, we have bunnies now every day and they sure love to eat certain flowers like Shasta Daisys and Cone Flowers.

This is the Spirea bush (below) that was in front of the pond -
 it survived being moved and now starting to bloom:

 Right now there seems to be a lot of primitive garden items available in the antique and flea markets at very good prices.  The birdhouses I have found were real ones so they are much sturdier than the "craft" type ones for indoor decorating.

 I hope you will link here at the bottom and share
 your own posting related to tea, home or garden!

I will be sharing my post at:
No Place Like Home
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Let's Talk Vintage
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Charm 
Home Sweet Home


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos of your yard, Bernideen. xoxo Su

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love your garden and that old ladder is just perfect in it!

Thanks for hosting this weekly gathering!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your garden looks beautiful....and thanks for hosting the party each week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, what a sweet idea to have the birdhouses on the old ladder! I can't wait to see your roses climbing it. I simply love your garden! I wish I could have done all that years ago here but we are not allowed to have privacy fences so it kind of ruins the over all appearance of a garden without one. I am thankful for the grove of trees behind our house though because the bunnies and foxes live in there. The birds are always singing in the branches too and I'm sure going to miss it all when we leave this place. Another wonderful posting for us to enjoy, thank you. Happy Memorial Day!


Anonymous said...

Your new garden is looking nice. That is a fun idea with the ladder and bird houses. Have a good week.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the ladder and how your garden is coming along!! We will finally get some warm weather by the end of the week but still have rain showers!!
Thanks so much for visiting and for hosting!!


Daniela said...

I'm so very grateful to you for this so inspiring post, I so love to see you garden growing more and more, my lovely !

Thanking you again for the special feature from last Monday and for hosting me today, as well, I wish you a most wonderful remainder of your week,
with my dearest love


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your ladder is absolutely adorable, Bernideen! I love how we get inspiration from each other and through blogging. I can't wait to see how the Rose climbs up the ladder!! Your little green garden bench looks so cute in your yard. I am really enjoying seeing all the progress that you have made in such a short amount of time. Thank you for hosting your lovely party, and may you have a special week in your home.

Margie said...

Your rustic ladder and birdhouses look fabulous in your garden. I can't wait to see the yellow roses grow up the ladder. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Sonia said...

Love your new have chosen some beautiful plants! The bunny is sure cute but boy they can eat some flowers! Happy Gardening!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your shabby ladder. I have been wanting one and am now on the search after seeing yours in your beautiful garden. I hope that you don't mind that I don't have a new post and am using Friday's. I love your bird houses and your garden is so quaint and inviting. Thank you for hosting B.T.T.C.G. Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Karen

Tea in Texas said...

Your garden is so beautiful and charming. The darling bird houses with the ladder is a great addition! Your trip to the Jefferson City is where my foot steps have been,too! Your bunny is adorable. Thanks for featuring my Mother's Day table for it meant so much to me! Have a wonderful week and we are sending you rain for your🌸🌺🌼🌹 and 🌱 and 🐇!
Take care,

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

We have no plants in our backyard, just lawn. But still the bunnies like to sneak under the fence and explore the options. Why? I'm perplexed.

Annas Nadelbuch said...

Thanks for the party, Bernideen, very happy, I participate again.
Love your Garden !!!!

xinex said...

What a cute idea! I love the bird houses too....Christine

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh Bernideen, everything about your new home is lovely! You have been so busy I can't believe it. Every time I come here you have something new and beautiful to show. What a lovely garden. And an adorable way to put up bird houses. What a bower those little birdies will have with yellow roses climbing around their front doors!
Love those bunnies, even if they do like to eat our flowers.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I really like your ladder in the flower bed idea...may have to steal that! Have a blessed week....hugs...

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

There is so much for the eye to see in your garden, yet it's so tranquil. I just love your ladder idea for displaying bird houses! Our home's previous owners left many birdhouses nailed to the fences. (Some have fallen off in storms.)The ladder idea brings some variety to the yard. Please send photos once the climbing rose gets established.
Thanks for hosting and enjoy the week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Bernideen, I love your ladder/birdhouse display. Your roses will be gorgeous climbing the ladder!

I just started blogging again and not quite ready to "party". Soon I hope!


Unknown said...

we have bunnies and chipmunks here! they are both adorable while eating all the plants :) Thanks for the party!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! It's been a long time! I shouldn't be surprised that you already have you new garden looking lovely--and the ladder with the bird houses is such a great idea! Thanks for hosting :)

Deanies Stash said...

Bernideen, what sweet photos. Thank you for hosting.

xo Dianne

Lady Linda said...

Your yard is becoming you 1 SO cute. I love the ladder idea. I hope to join up with your parties again soon...I have just been too busy lately,
I always enjoy you blog. Are you feeling settled now?

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, you would never know that your garden is "new". It is looking very pretty and I love all your ornaments, even the "live" one. So cute but hope he doesn't nibble too much..Happy Memorial Day..Judy

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Lovely post filled with beautiful photos and exciting ideas!

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Your yard is looking very pretty Bernideen. I like the ladder in the garden. It's perfect for the birds and as a focus point in your garden.

I have a few rabbits in my garden too.

Have a great week.



Aritha said...

I love it. I love the idea of a ladder with a birdhouse on it. Never seen here in the Netherlands. It's so cute!

janice15 said...

Bernideen, your new garden is looking lovely.. I love the ladder cant wait to see in the future the Yellow climbing rose. I love bunnies so sweet... Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Curtains in My Tree said...

At first I thought you had one of my old ladders I sold in a yard sale May 14

I just didn't have any more space to keep them

You new flowers bed is wonderful

KathyB. said...

Your garden is lovely and it looks like it will be a garden that grows and matures gracefully with the lovely "bones" you've given it.

I love birdhouses, especially bird houses that could really house a bird family. You have some very nice bird houses .

I am hoping to get back into the swing of blogging. So much to write about, so much to see, so much to learn . Now I am going to check out the blogs that linked to this party.

Art and Sand said...

So, so cute!

And, I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. I have several wooden birdhouses on the side fence that never get seen. Thanks to you, I am going to remove them and put them on my old ladder.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love what you've done with your new garden. And I'm amazed at how quickly you've settled into your new home. Thank you so much for featuring my lemon curd. I served the last of it last night on slices of cake I made from my homemade cake mix. Froze one layer for another day and served the other, instead of making a layer cake that would have been too much.

JES said...

Your garden and darling ladder accessory are just lovely! Thank you for sharing the inspiration with us! :)

handmade by amalia said...

Love the ladder!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bernideen,
I am featuring your post at my blog party today. Enjoy your day.


The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen, I love your ladder! I am glad it inspired you when you saw mine. That ladder in my garden is 6 ft and that rose wasn't that big when it was placed there but now it has grown past the top of the ladder. That ladder was also my grandfather's which was really a fun way to use it to remember him by. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!~

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your garden is so pretty and I love the bird houses on the ladder. I will be borrowing this idea for the area beside my deck. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Melanie said...

Hi Bernideen, nice to meet you! I found your blog through Carol of Art and Sand. Love your new garden area and how you used the ladder and birdhouses for decorating - so pretty and charming!

Tea in the Library said...

Hi Bernideen. Love the ladder and bird house idea. Sherri always has something interesting doesn't she? It is fun to be inspired and then put our own spin on a project. I am not posting right now, still focused on the writing course I am taking. I just finished plotting book 2 of what I plan to be a series. I had not written for pleasure in years when I started blogging. It primed the pump! Now I am happy to be working on the cozy mystery I always thought I 'had in me'. Anyway, I wanted to leave a word on your blog and say hi. I generally keep tabs on you on Facebook. haha Cheers!