Monday, May 23, 2011

Art in the Garden Party

I went to a garden party, to reminence with my old friends.....

Upon enterring...the higgly piggely wall, right out of storybook land
Of course, the birds have a fabulous place to live in Pauleete's garden!

More birdie goodness

Hummingbird heaven!

The inside did not go un-noticed with her handmade garden goodies

More bits of color

What could be better that a beret wearing, heavy accented man sketching?
Oh, did I mention thats the ocean in the background?

Lorenzo and the lovely Beth, editor of Altered Couture, Somerset Home and about 90 more magazines!
It turned out to be a lovely day. The June gloom turned to sunshine around 1:00 making for the perfect day at the beach. My friend Paulette had her annual Art in the Garden Party at her wonderful little cottage in Laguna Beach. I have done many posts about this place but Saturday it was in all of it's glorious color. The roses, lavender and hydrangas were all in bloom. There was citrus hanging from the trees and the inside of her place was filled with all her handmade ceramic treasures. The ocean came out of the clouds in the afternoon like a fashionably late guest.
Many artists set up their easels and began their play as they talked about their passion for the arts for all to hear. There was a portrait artist who could've come straight off the streets of Paris complete with his beret. There was someone painting out front in the street as you came  in and another working on a rose still life in pastels right when you came through the garden doors. It was art and flowers everywhere you turned.
Of course the best part of the day is connecting with old friends and making new. It was wonderful catching up with Jenelle and as always, talking with the gracious Beth Livesay from Stampington. Paulette flited around being the perfect hostess to all that entered her little spot of paradise. Thanks Paulette for a lovely day!


  1. Love Love the bird cage. Paoletta's (Paulette)place looks so inviting. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  2. Julie--you are as talented a writer as you are an artist!!

  3. What a beautiful, wonderful, magical place to play!

  4. What a lovely garden!

    Jasper @ B & B Party Rental NJ