My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beatrix Potter Garden Tour. . . House #3

I have been to the final home in the tour four or five times.

Each time it NEVER fails to amaze me!

The homeowner, Tonya has darling eye candy tucked here and there throughout her garden.

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Welcome to her Perennial Gardens.

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Gotta warn you, I took alot of pictures here.  I'm certain that if you bear with me you'll see that they won't disappoint.

One of the things I love most is her out buildings.  I could just settle into any one of them and be as happy as a Lark.

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Oh, and what treasures we will find inside.

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A boudoir fit for a queen.

This pergola is so filled in with foliage. I love it! 

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LOOK, not just one; but three chandeliers! It has all the comforts of home.

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What an ideal spot for her two love doves and their three day old baby.

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My daughter, Kylee anticipating what she will find in this cute little building.

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This is Tonya.  She told us that she had just recently converted it into her potting shed.

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This makes chandelier number four. A girl can never have too many chandeliers!

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Another building and, you guessed it; more chandeliers!

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Let's take a peek inside, shall we?

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This lady pays attention to detail in every corner.  See what I mean, eye candy!

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One might think that this is all that could possibly be in this garden.  But NO, there's more.

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This lady is such an inspiration to me.  I don't have as large of an area, but I hope to make a few more outdoor rooms. I want my garden to feel just as cozy.

As I was leaving I snapped a pic of the front of her home.

Just as warm and inviting as her garden, wouldn't you agree?

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Long post, I agree. And I didn't even get pics of her chickens and coop.  If you have a passion for gardening, as do I.  You won't mind a bit.

Happy Gardening!

I am linking this post with:

Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday (This is Honey’s first linky party) She is also doing a great give-away.  Be sure and check it out.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beatrix Potter Garden Tour…House #2 And A Winner!

I guess I had better announce the winner of my give away before anything else.  DRUM ROLL PLEASE. . . And the winner is – Peg!

How perfect is this?  She is one of my best friends, been a follower from the beginning. And, has left more comments than any one else. She has tried to win every give away that I have done. Looks like the 5th time is the charm. Congrats Peggy!  Hey, I don't even have to mail it.

Now on to house #2.

If you missed house #1 and the Beatrix Potter Festival, just scroll down and read my last two posts.

Now, step inside her garden gate.

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This home is definitely a....

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Which just happens to be, my favorite style of garden.

The homeowner was very gracious and told me that she had toured gardens in England.

Something that she said I MUST do if I love cottage gardens. On my bucket list.

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Entering into her garden the picket fence was lined with garlic chives.  I loved the way they looked.

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A couple of yellow blossoms sneaking up among this pink rose.

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A bit of whimsy in the garden

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My heart skipped a beat when I saw this turquoise bird cage.  Want one SO SO bad!

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My friend, Peggy excited to pose by this giant birdhouse.

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I loved Mr. duck in her water feature!

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One gorgeous Cottage Garden wouldn't you agree?

It was a smaller yard, but packed full of such delight!

Third and final garden is FABULOUS!  Be sure and come back ya hear.