My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Preparing for the Garden Tour

It has been a busy busy week. For the first time, one of our gardens, designed and installed by Le Potager, will be featured as part of a local charity garden tour this Sunday. 
This is the garden of one of our long time customers. We completed the back yard some months ago and the front yard was completed... well, what time is it?  O.K. we really finished a couple of days ago.
The front yard features a decades old olive tree that we, and the homeowner, just love. Now we love it even more with this wonderful circular bench.
 This is the north view from the covered dining area.
The south view featuring the potting shed and the entrance around the right to the secret garden.
The potting shed tucked behind a jasmine covered arbor.
Interior of the potting shed. Very charming yet still a working shed.
Looking back at the potting shed from the arbor entrance to the secret garden.
These are my working photos so although they are not lit exactly how we wanted, you can see the big picture. The designer in me will be decorating with all kinds of beautiful items for the tour itself. I will follow up with some shots along with those of the fountain area and dining area that I did not yet have for this post. This job was a true labor of love. Phase one, the backyard, complete. Phase two, the front yard, complete. Phase three, the front side yard, scheduled for this fall.
No treasure hunting this weekend as I will be at the garden tour. 
Hope you find some treasures... happy hunting!


  1. It's gorgeous. I love the circular bench under the olive tree. It seems from a by-gone era. Of course you put it there, didn't you?

    1. Yes, Heather. We did place the bench around the olive tree. We thought we would just use it for the garden tour but just like you, the owner fell in love with it and it is staying put.

  2. Oh, the garden looks amazing. You are so lucky to have so much beauty around you. I love the colors of the flowers. :)

    1. Thank you. It is a lovely relaxing spot. It was very well received by over 700 visitors, it was a good day!


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