Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Weekend Getaway

We had a chance to drive up to our cottage this past weekend. It had been two whole months since we were last there. The photo shown above is not our cottage, but the "art cottage" of Pipka, an artist who has long been a resident of the area. Pipka began her career by making gorgeous hand-painted Santas. She continues to create them, but has also delved into the world of mixed media collage. The pieces she had on display and for sale were full of wonderful texture and dimension. Someday I hope to take a class here at Pipka's beautifully landscaped studio.
Her gardens are truly amazing! What glorious surroundings to create art in.
Such meticulously manicured planting beds.
The blossoms on this Horse Chestnut tree were HUGE!
The Siberian Iris blooms made quite a statement. I forgot to take my camera along, so all these photos were taken with my cell phone. Everything was even more awesome in person!
Two different types of Lilac bushes - my favorite scent of all the flowers!
Next time I'll share some of my vintage finds from the trip.
Signature w/rose


Unknown said...

Awesome gardens surrounding this adorable cottage.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

paperbird said...

Pipka- that is such an adorable name. the gardens are lovely.

Lori said...

oh, it is so beautiful there...what a sweet little cottage surrounded by the beauty of nature...thanks for sharing Jeanne!!!

natalea said...

what a cozy cottage! xo

Maija said...

What a beautiful area!!!

Carol Mae said...

Thanks Jeanne for the wonderful giveaway gift. Love it all. Love all your pictures of the flowers. Have a good day. Hugs and more, Carol mae

Elyse said...

omg, jeanne!

like stepping into a storybook.


Alison Gibbs said...

Jeanne lucky you having a Getaway Weekend Cottage.
Pipka's Cottage and garden look beautiful
ope you enjoyed your weekend away

Becky Shander said...

Such beauty all around - thanks for sharing. And I'll be back to see what fun finds you picked up.

Margaret said...

Oh my Jeanne, this looks so beautiful! Margaretx

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