Well, I can’t seem to stay inside these days. I find myself in the backyard. Again and again and again. I think my backyard is my favorite room of the house. Spring does that to me. I love planting more and more impatiens, moving things from here to there and then sitting back and marveling at God’s handiwork. I’m amazed at the beauty of His roses and the colors on His birds' little chests. Wow, do I sound like a grandma or what? Actually, I sound like my grandpa. My mom’s dad loved all things roses and birds. I think I got his genes. Lucky me.
Well, if you love all things backyard, roses and birds too, then please drop by the Christian Girl’s Cottage Spring Home Tour on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 4 pm. Picture our Christmas home tour, but with an emphasis on our gardens, and as always, our faith. Opening her home this spring, along with ours, is Susan Yokoi, a His Flower Girl alumna, who has an adorable little “cottage” in North Ranch. You’ll love her garden and I know you will love her kitchen (and her too!) I could have gone over there and taken pictures to tease you, but I’ll tease you by making you go over and see it for yourself. It's darling.
So this is the plan for the day. Start at Susan’s home, then head over to ours and then head over to Vintage Garden and Bloom. Laurie, the owner of the store and my sweet, new friend, has a treat for you. For any of you who bring her an old terra cotta or ceramic pot or anything in which you can plant flowers in on the day of the tour, she will take 15% off anything in her store. And, trust me girlfriends, you’ll want everything in her store! I blogged about her store
So mark your calendars for a day of fun and faith.
Here are the details:
Susan’s address is 4659 Tam O’Shanter Drive, Westlake Village.
Our address is 1608 Brentford Avenue, Westlake Village.
Vintage Garden and Bloom’s address is 1696 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
If you get lost or have any questions, call me on my cell phone at 805.402.9360.
Can’t wait for you to “stop and smell His roses” with us!
Mark you calendars - Saturday, May 18th. And feel free to forward this invitation and bring a friend or two!