taking the indoors outside - the garden tour continued


One of the things that impressed me most last weekend on the garden tour was all the little (and not so little) indoor touches that these gardeners used outside.

The chicken coop at Boho Farm is just beautiful.  If I were inclined to lay an egg, this is where I would want to come home to roost.  It is charming, from the cute burlap bunting banner...

to this adorable screen door.  I have seen pictures of the pretty chandelier that hangs inside the coop but unfortunately the girls laying quarters were off limits to the crowds and I can understand why.  It might take a little while to get back to a laying routine after having several hundred people trample through during the day.

I love this little shelf with practical  gardening tools collected in unusual containers.

I took a couple of pictures of this rustic chandelier and am busily trying to figure out how I can duplicate it for my own patio.  Some people are just so clever!

A pair of Adirondack chairs and ottomans are on our list for this summer.  I would love my morning coffee reclining on one of these before the heat of the day rolls in, wouldn't you?  Just to relax for a minute or two and take in the view of these gardens would be heavenly.  (I wish I could give credit to this particular gardener but I took so many pictures that I am not sure what garden goes with what gardener.)

Isn't that lamp with it's striped shade adorable?  This whole corner is overflowing with charm...

And finally these metal baskets turned upside down as lampshades hanging over this metal dining room table and wire chairs...genius. 

The little touches of indoors tweaked for outside have me itching to do a bit of outdoor decorating in our backyard.  I have a whole new list of things to be on the look out for next time I hit the flea market.  Don't you love being inspired to try something just a little different?  I sure do.

The clouds have rolled in here again so I think I will take advantage of the cooler weather and go outside, pull some weeds, and do a little dreaming and planning of my own.

xo, Patty


  1. I can only imagine how beautiful her garden is. I stare at the pictures of her house.

  2. I really love the idea of the chandelier. There are so many great uses for old rusted light fittings, my garden is just never going to be big enough! xx

  3. Beautiful...the olive buckets as lights are clever too.

  4. oh yes very Beautiful!

  5. Hi Patty, there are some sweet decorating ideas in these backyards. Thanks for sharing the photos. Enjoy the weekend. Pamela

  6. Patty, they sure had a lot of cute decorating ideas to share. Thanks for taking us on the toue with you.

  7. Such wonderful garden inspiration, I just love that chandelier. Sarah x

  8. Such inspiring ideas, Patty! Love the garden tools in the unusual pots and the chandelier! xoxo Karen

  9. So pretty . . . I love the idea of using a screen door as a gate. Pure genius!!!
    That long dining table, that is the table of my dreams, you can get so many wonderful loved ones around it. Oh, the dinner parties to come . . . I can almost hear the laughter and joy filled evening.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. great ideas..There are always weeds to pull..that's for sure

  11. It was so great to meet you, if only for a short time! Next time you'll have to come over early and I'll let you go inside the coop. ;)
    Thanks for sharing our farm Patty!


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