Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Garden Chic

Saturday morning I had the pleasure of joining a group of Decorating Divas for an inspirational/how to seminar at a beautiful decorating center called Perfect Accent.

We received some wonderful ideas and tips from the owner Jo Hale (in red) and one of her talented partners Dee.

Here Dee is showing us how to use succulents in our garden. She is doing an arrangement in a wire basket. It came out so cute. It really is hard to get a low maintenance, charming, garden, look here in the desert. I am not a fan of cactus, but she gave us some really great ideas and not one of them included a prickly pair.

Dee has really great garden ideas. Here she is making a beautiful big wreath. I came home so inspired I cleaned up my little flower bed. I'll be showing you that in a week or so. I will also be using some more succulents in my garden. Some of them are just darling. Hens and Chicks, Blue rush, Elephant plants, Million bells and Ice Plants.

Before the seminar Jo allowed me to take some pictures so that I can give you a tour.

Look at that hand painting......

Fauxe foliage done very well!

I used my little camera so some of the pictures a a little blurry.

Look at that lamp!

Look at the detail on the table topper. Some sweet bling!

Do you love that lamp?

Make sure you take a cookie before you go! Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you Jo!

Jo Hale Interiors
Perfect Accent
9507 N 7 Street Phoenix
(Central Phoenix)

I am also joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Make sure you go see all the wonderful vignettes and ideas.

Thank you Marty!


Marlyn said...

I love you "cheeky" Lamb. I have collected lambs since I was a child. Have a barn full of them but the well behaved ones get to stay in the house. I know where I could put that sweet one.
I think your pictures are wonderful.

Sandra said...

Very nice! I love everything! The lamp in green is really pretty! That caught my eye. :) Thank you for sharing with us.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a gorgeous place and so many fabulous things. Yes, I love the toile lamp, stunning. I also really love the white pitcher and jars in your picture. Beautiful displays and vignettes. Sure wish I knew how to make mine look so wonderful. Thanks so much for the tour. I can't wait to see your garden. Thanks a bunch for joining the party. Hugs. Marty

Lisa said...

Liz I love every ONE of those lamps! Simply gorgeous. I know you had a great time. Can't wait to see your garden re-do.:)

Lisa said...

Lovely! How great to get inspired! I cannot wait to see what you pretty garden looks like!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that place looks yummy!!!! Is it near melrose vintage???? i loveeeeeeeeeee that store and need to get back there!!!! loveeeeeeeeeee the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mimi said...

Hi Liz!!!!
When I am in Central Phx, I will have to stop by there!!!!
A very cute place indeed!!! Love that green lamp as well, I always love to be inspired and something new and unique is what I am looking for always!!!!

Atticmag said...

So many interesting things and it's nice to have a deco-scouting. -- Jane F.

Nanette said...

Looks like you had an interesting and fun seminar. The store is so fun, I really liked the little lamb.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Liz! Aren't little classes like that so much fun!!! I've never been in to that store. Now I will have to go check it out! I always enjoy coming over here for a visit. Your blog is so pretty! Thanks for your visit and for taking time to say hi!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Liz,
Thank you for being my newest follower! I appreciate the visit. I've been following you for quite some time now and even though I may not leave a comment, I'm always peeping in :)
Have a wonderful weekend...this one surely looked fun!!!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, cannot wait to see what you do in your garden. I love classes like this! Such a lovely shop and great inspiration!!!


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

It looks like you have a wonderful time and in a lovely place! Looking forward to seeing your yard.