Saturday, May 28, 2011

Who would you have for coffee? Part 1

Part 1:
I just had a super sweet friend over for coffee this morning. It was so nice to catch up with her over a fantastic cup of jo! Such fun!

Then I began to think. Wow, I have a lot of neat new friends in the blogging world. Who would I want to have coffee with from the blogging/internet world!

So here is the question: Which three people you would like to have over for a morning coffee in your garden?

Photo via Country Living
Wouldn't it be neat - you could sit in your garden and have a wonderful brunch and get some fresh ideas, tips, and input! I bet there would be lots of smiles and laughing too!

Photo via Country Living
 I know most of us like to do our own "designing" and digging but I welcome fresh new ideas especially from super duper talented folks!

Photo via Country Living

Oh, and I know we would all pick our family first and fore most but for the sake of fun let's keep our pretend guests someone new and we have never met before!
I know that there are so many wonderful people that you would like to invite! But the question was to limit it to three! It can be a blogger, interior designer, landscape architect or anyone! Please leave your answer in the comments! I love reading comments! More addictive than candy!

In case you are wondering on my choices here goes. I am working on my baby garden and I would want to have some garden design input. Here is the first invitee -  I think I would like to have Margie Grace from Margie Grace Design over for a little cup of coffee!

I am mesmerized at the wonderful landscapes she has created. Are you ready for some serious eye candy? (All photos are from her website and you MUST go there and see even more awesome ideas and photos!)
I love the Mexican Bush Sage (purple on the right) with the turquoise accents!
I am a huge fan of aqua glazed pots!
The above vintage vignette is beyond cool!  Yes, please!
But then she can do formal.
The above is a fun herbal garden with a fun sprinkler. My three year old would love the sprinkler and I would love the garden!
Then for another look (that I love) is roses. Isn't this a morning coffee spot waiting for you!
More agave and roses!
Then formal roses again!
What a fun time I could have visiting with her and getting ideas for my little ol' garden. I want it to have all these elements (vintage, roses, formal, cottage, agave, etc.). You know I am a girl who likes cake and wants to eat it too!

I know you are thinking well there are lots of talented designers out there why her! Well, you are right I think there are many talented designers out there but on her website there is one garden that is full of fun vegetables and kiddos picking veggies. It's hers!

It looks like a very happy place.

 Evidently this is her garden that she did on a next to nothing budget as a single mom! Wow! She is talented and down to earth.

Here is a quote from her website, "Today, Margie's little house and yard on a street called Paseo Tranquillo truly is a tranquil sanctuary. She learned beyond a shadow of a doubt that great spaces can be created in any small corner, and on any size budget. She learned that anything is possible with vision, commitment and resourcefulness. And she learned that, as Walt Disney once said, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

Garden belonging to Margie Grace.

I like that. I think I will think of that quote the next time I am working on a tough part of the garden! "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!" -Margie Grace and Walt Disney

Stay tuned for the other two pretend invitees next post!


  1. What a fun idea! I'd have to really give this some thought - only 3??? The pics of these gardens are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration - love the formal area with the crazy sprinkler!

  2. Thank you for the trip into the imagination! I love the Disney quote, too. It is a gardener's anthem.
    Fun post! Great gardens. Thanks Kelsey. Now, I am going to have a look at the link you posted, and dream a little more.

  3. What a great idea! I've met *so* many wonderful, fun, interesting people in the garden blogosphere (and you Kelsey are at the top of that list :) that I would LOVE to sit down with and share a cup of coffee or better yet, dinner and a glass (bottle?) of wine! Your first invitee has an incredible garden! Great post :)


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