Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brooke Valley Spring Tour

After we left the Rock Wall Gardens on Saturday we made tracks for the Brooke Valley Spring Tour. We picked up a brochure about it on the Red Trillium Studio Tour and thought we would give it a gander. I am so glad we did. This one will be added to our "must see" tours next spring for sure.

Seeing as it was getting near lunch time when we arrived in the area we thought we would start with Studio three seeing as it advertised that a lunch would be served. I thought we might get a sandwich or a muffin and a cup of coffee, but that was not the case. This beautiful home in the country had six tables set up in the downstairs living room area and more tables set up outside under the trees in this delightful garden.
We were greeted at the door by the hostess and she seated us at a table by this window with a great view of the lawn and gardens. We were given a menu with many food choices and were informed that all proceeds would go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation We also discovered that all the waitresses that day were Grandmothers from the Mississippi Grannies also associated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation. AC has posted more pics and information on his blog here.
After lunch I relaxed in the garden...
Then we walked over to Studio 4 This lady's willow furniture, wooden garden tables, planters, and other assorted garden art was fabulous and reasonably priced.
The planter below for instance was only $20.
From Studio 4 we walked over to Studio 5 seen in the pic below. Too bad you can't see the detail of the building in this picture. It is a stackwall house - walls made of firewood logs,
Inside we were treated to a concert in this bright airy family room.
At the end of the concert we walked back to the garden art Studio and I contemplated buying something, but our yard is much too small for most of the pieces. They would look great at Riverwood though.
Later this summer this studio is offering courses on how to make your own garden art, such as this piece below. I think I will sign up for the course.


Bernie said...

Cuppa what a wonderful day you enjoyed, love it.......:-)hugs

Doris said...

Wonderful pictures in this post and the previous one. Thanks for sharing - it makes me feel like I was there along with you.

Cuppa said...

Bernie - it was totally unexpected and totally wonderful. I love finding hidden treasures like this.

Doris - Glad you could join us for the fun. It was a great day.

Mary said...

I will have to show my dad some of these pictures-- he's excellent at making twig furniture. I think he'd like the plant holder at the beginning.

3 months until the big reunion-- we're so excited to see you guys.

Love you.