Thoughts on all things garden themed from an antique dealer gone amuck! I write, play with the dogs, and fill my house with garden art. There is hardly time to work the dirt!

Copyright 2010-2013 Barbara Barth, Writer With Dogs

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thinking Roses In December

I've always loved roses! Roses on my walls in vintage paintings, roses on vintage fabrics, and of course, old seed catalog pages showing roses for the garden. I rarely grow roses, my green thumb does not exist. I rarely grown anything for that matter. Lucky for me, my garden is full of established beds that take care of themselves, year after year.

I came across some great old seed catalog covers to share with you. While I am anxiously waiting for Christmas, my mind wandered to spring. Perhaps my garden will bloom this year...the words 'master gardener' are now part of my garden fantasy.

Part of my fantasy is this wonderful cottage with a little garden shed in the back. Now, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

I could live here!

A perfect garden shed!

Victorian seed catalogs to spend hours dreaming of a cottage rose garden!

Photos from the web.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cheryl Alexander's Christmas Booth At Davis Street Antiques, Monroe,Ga

Christmas Open House, Davis Street Antiques, Monroe, Ga. Sat. Nov. 17, 2012

My good friend and antique dealer, Cheryl Alexander, has set up her Christmas booth at Davis Street Antiques in Monroe, Georgia. It is a heavenly inspiration to kick start my holiday decorating!

Be sure to visit the Davis Street Antiques holiday open house on Saturday, Nov 17, from  10am to 6pm for a fun time! The shop is located at 216 Davis Street in Monroe, Ga. For information call 678-635-8949.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cheryl Alexander's Booth At Davis Street Antiques Offers A Romantic Farmhouse Look

Cheryl Alexander's booth at Davis Street Antiques in Monroe, Georgia, is breathtaking! Sharing some of the photos I took yesterday at the shop. I also have a booth at Davis Street Antiques and love the atmosphere of Monroe. Monroe is an antique mecca and worth a day trip or longer afternoon to take in all the antique malls, many in the old cotton mills.

Sorry to say, that fab picnic table sold the minute it was unloaded yesterday. But there are more treasures to see. Cheryl goes on regular buying trips and her booth is always full of eye candy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blue Hydrangea

I love blue Hydrangea's. These photos from a friend's yard.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Memory Garden

I was going through some old photos the other day, and found Foxy and Jake (who are in dog heaven) enjoying the yard. I thought I'd share their garden pictures today. I love my garden not for the things that grow there, but for all the memories I have when I sit on my patio with the five remembering things past and growing new memories with this pack daily.


Foxy smelling flowers

Visit my new blog "It's My Crazy Life With Dogs" as I write about the five hounds that rescued me!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Lady Of Lilburn Garden Statue Comes Home To My Yard

This lovely lady stood outside my shop in Old Town, Lilburn, Georgia and was named The Lady Of Lilburn by Hugh Wilkerson, Antiques In Old Town. She made the move to the historic downtown Lawrenceville square with me when I moved my shop. Now that my shop has closed (you can find me at Davis Street Antiques, The Cotton Depot, and Hodge Podge in charming Monroe, Ga) the Lady has finally come home to my back yard.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

'Time In a Garden Jewelry'.Wearable Garden Art All Year Long!

A dreary rainy day in January and I have a cold. What better way to brighten up the afternoon than to work on jewelry. My jewelry is garden inspired with vintage, new, and recycled parts, a small watch face for a bit of steampunk, all put together for whimiscal fun. I am working on small ladies in the garden sculptures from vintage cracked old porcelin pieces filling in with old pins, jewles, and watch faces. Look for them soon. You can find my jewlery at my shop in historic downtown Lawrenceville, The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques and in the gift shop at the Atlanta Botanical Garden!

Pieces below are currently available. Contact The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques for information! E-mail or call 404-326-7306.

Small china ladies and bugs at the Atlanta Botanical gift show last Spring. More on the way!