Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Cutting Garden

After a very long weekend, we are doing well. My girls are doing well and I want to thank all of you for your beautiful words of comfort. The Lord is good and had prepared us for this hour, I thank and praise God for His ever abiding love on our family.

I am posting again from my past garden... 
I have not posted the garden much because I have neglected it so... but this year I am anxious to get into it again and restore it.  
I promised to post my "Cutting Garden" so I am linking up with Debra at Vintage Inspiration Friday to maybe inspire some of you out there, that are in your gardens already this year.
It is to early here in Chicago but I am in the planning stages.

I found using old cement and iron tables adds so much to the look that I was trying to create.

Entering through the gate to my cutting garden, it is a sunny spot so I can grow roses, cosmos and daisy's.

I had to add a spot to sit and enjoy some cookies and lemonade.

We built the wall for privacy and I love the look of limestone, to make it look like it had been there awhile I put iron widows walk on the top.
I am also linking up to Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home, please go over and see all the inspiration!

Thank you Debra for hosting another inspirational Friday!

Stop over anytime, my door is always open.



  1. I love your cutting garden, your garden looks so peaceful. we reached 72 today....I'm ready to dig in the dirt..
    Have a great weekend


  2. Absolutely beautiful! To be so I love your area and your garden! Many Blessings...and Hugs!

  3. Ok you know you're killing me with all this! I know you will love getting back to your garden now that you'll have a little more time. How I'd love to see it in person.

    ps....happy st patty's day

  4. Oh my Rebecca

    I just love it!
    But you knew that I would and why I do!
    I am in love with the fringed umbrella! It's gorgeous!
    I can't wait to see this amazing garden when I come to visit again
    Maybe it will be snow and no ice!
    Won't that be nice?
    Love ya bunches!

  5. Hi Rebecca, What a beautiful post, I am so waiting for green, hopefully all the snow will melt this week. Your garden is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

  6. Rebecca ~
    Your photos are simply gorgeous!

    I just read your previous post too and
    am blessed ~


  7. you are living my dream garden...breathtaking!

  8. Your beautiful garden and pictures have given me the inspiration I need to get busy with my yard. I love your roses. We lost a beautiful red rose vine the other day when we had a fence replaced; poor thing just couldn't take all the foot traffic:(

  9. Oh my stars! Who needs Disneyland...this is the MAGIC KINGDOM! Just gorgeous!

    m ^..^

  10. Gorgeous...really gorgeous. Where did you find that pink beverage container? I am in love with it.


  11. OMG Rebecca, this is the most beautiful garden I think I've ever seen.... I just love every picture. I have went back and looked at every one of them over and over, oh and your table with the umbrella and beautiful table cloth, I'm just drooling, this should be in a magazine! You have given me much inspiration for my little unfinished cottage!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  12. R.E.,
    I was watching a bio of Audrey Hepburn early this morning and she was reading a story about being with God by stepping outside. This has to be what she was's so heavenly. I needed this. The last few days I've been engulfed in dirt and grime...pretty always lifts my spirits!
    P.S. Fair warning...I am so stealing (forget borrowing) the Le Bistro idea! Love it!!!

  13. Hi Rebecca, stopped by to say hello....your post & pictures are always the most beautiful & inspiring..Prayers & my heart are with you at this time. xo Laura

  14. Oh my you have created a sanctuary. One pretty place after another and I have enjoyed my visit her today.

  15. Your garden and terrace are lovely creations!

  16. I could get lost in that garden and wouldn't mind, it is so beautiful. I love that table and umbrella.
    XXXX Ido

  17. Thank you for sharing such Beautiful Garden Photos..... Hoping Spring brings Delight & Comfort~

  18. Very beautiful garden! Makes me want to go out and work in mine!!!

  19. Hi Rebecca...

    My friend, your gardens are just gorgeous...and I sooo enjoyed meandering through them! Ahhh...simply breathtaking!!! I live in Colorado and we really have not seen any spring like weather as of yet...I have the worst case of spring fever! Your beautiful gardens are sooo inspiring! I just loved looking through all of your beautiful photos! The photo of the green garden bench with the pretty rose pillow and tea tray...GORGEOUS! That photo would make a lovely print or card! I also really liked the photo of the bench with your pretty hat in the basket...that one would make another beautiful card! Ohhh...soo many pretties! Your patio is the stone! And...I have to say that your umbrella with all that beautiful crochet work trim...ohhh...soooo pretty! Wherever did you find that? I have never seen a prettier umbrella!!! You certainly set a lovely table, sweet lady...ahhh...lemonade! I am soo looking forward to warmer days spent outside!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your beautiful gardens with us today...they are quite spectacular!!! This was such a treat, my friend!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  20. Hi Rebecca...

    I just had to come back and leave you a little note, my friend! I have had the best time going through some of your past posts!!! Just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! You have the most beautiful home, gardens, and studio...I love everything!!! What a gifted and talented lady you are...I love your style!!! I can hardly wait to see what you do next! Thank you sooo very much for all the awesome inspiration! It's so very nice to meet you, Rebecca!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...I really can't believe that I am just now finding your blog! Eeeks...I must have been living under a rock! Hehe!

  21. I love your garden Rebecca. It's beautiful. That umbrella with the fringe reminds me of what the Horton's did at The Secret Garden. Did you see it? She took doilies and put them all over the top of the umbrella so it looks very victorian. Very cute. I could see you doing something like that. I usually garden A LOT but this year we're building a house, so I gotta stay focused. It's hard, especially when I see pictures as beautiful as yours.

    Cindy Bee

  22. Love what you have created! So inviting and soothing. Great to look at on my lunch break today!

  23. Rebecca it's all so so lovely. How wonderful to live there and enjoy all that beauty! The flagstone patio is perfect. I love those little woven nests, how sweet! So glad you shared your home with us, and for linking up for the party,

  24. Rebecca,
    This is absolutely stunning. What a peaceful beautiful place to stroll out to and visit. I am in awe of your garden. I love the shot with the parasol on the green bench! Thanks so much for linking this up! Just beautiful!

  25. I've been out cleaning up... raking...smiling at tulips peaking out! Praying it doesn't snow (I'm not too far from you and you never know around here!) LOVE the rounded front door and the wall you made!!!

  26. Oh my...this post is full of beautiful and inspiring post!!! Love all your garden nooks and charm you've created! Thanks for sharing your beautiful landscape with us! xoxo

  27. That small umbrella propped on the bench... perfection!

  28. Sweet Rebecca,-your garten looks old, and so beautifull.
    I love all the wonderfull plants, and the way you decorates with furnichures, and lovely things-it must be a very special experience, taking a tour through this gorgeus garten-seing all your roses, and everything else.
    I`m glad you are feeling better again, my friend-you are in my thoughts.
    Blessings, Dorthe

  29. Oh Rebecca, I so enjoyed touring your beautiful garden and it gives me hope for Spring. I long to feel the warm sun on my face and the dirt between my fingers again.

    Sorry to hear of you and your daughter's loss. Time heals all wounds:)


  30. Hi Rebecca,
    I love Your beautiful umbrella and garden!
    Your newest follower,


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