Sunday, November 23, 2008

Roger's Gardens

There's a beautiful garden center named Roger's Gardens that I love to visit during certain times of the year. It's especially gorgeous during the Christmas season when every inch of the grounds and stores are covered with decorated trees, white twinkle lights, and more ornaments than the imagination can dream up. This year one of the rooms was completely decorated in white.

I loved these little Paper Mache Angels with their sweet faces and whimsical pale green skirts.
Ssh! I don't think they know their skirts are inside-out so we wouldn't want them to be embarrassed by bringing it to their would we?

How's this for a birthday crown? It was made mostly of paper and cost a small fortune, but how lucky is the lady who gets to wear this on her head?
This was one of my favorite displays...Mica Christmas trees, silver stars, white candles, and giant glass jars filled with silver orbs. Everything was so beautiful and festive just in time for Christmas.
There were rooms decorated in red with more traditional ornaments and one section done entirely in Gingerbread...makes me wonder why I didn't get a picture of that since Gingerbread is my favorite Christmas treat! But the Piece De La Resistance was a big chair made of red roses.
I wandered around the outer gardens breathing in the scents of the pine trees until it became dusk...time to go back home to my cozy little cottage.
If you're in the Newport Beach area you should take the time to enjoy the magic of the gardens during the Christmas season. And for those of you who can't I've included a link...enjoy!


Pat said...

Hi Cori!

Oh boy I'm going to love looking at that store -- thanks for the link! I could window shop in places like that forever. I just spent an hour going through the website! I ordered two ornanments that I couldn't resist!

I love the music box song that begins your blog -- so pretty!

Hugs, Pat

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photos Cori! It really looks like a wonderful place to visit. I think I might have been there once when I lived in Huntington Beach many years ago...

Becky said...

Hi Cori,
What a wonderful shop you visited. I love looking at all the decorations. I loved your Sunday post too.
Can you hear the chipping sounds from here to there? Definately some work going on here lol No tour just yet for the old shabby house but I can't wait to work on decorating the mantels and putting up a tree. How about you? Is your tree up yet?
Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

How beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful place and a wonderful day.



This seems to be a fantastic store!

~ Gabriela ~

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Cori...what beauty this all is.

Of course, you can visit anytime and sit amongst my PINK Christmas decorations!!

fairmaiden said...

I wish, I wish I could be in the Newport Beach area and visit this beautiful shop. Newport Beach is my favorite SoCal. beach destination. I would love to stay in one of the houses on the beach pathway. These are lovely pictures. I too like the last one of all the glass and silver. I just put my tiny silver stars in an aqua dish for display. We put our tree up last night. It is decorated in starfish, sanddollars, aqua and white bulbs, crystal and Fleur de Lis, and flower fairies. Very simple. I will post pics after Thanksgiving on my blog.

My daughter had a mAgIcAL time in Disneyland. The weather was perfect and the park was very uncrowded. She spent 3 days in Disneyland & Calif. Adventure. She rode every ride...more than once! They went to all the parades, fireworks, and some shows too. It was her friend's 16th B'day and they paid for her entire trip! So sweet. My Holly's birthday is next month and she will turn 17. She has a Christmas name...holly noel...meaning 'holy birth of Jesus'.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I love going here too. Every year we all go as a family to walk around and visit with Santa. It's so pretty. I try to wait until after Christmas to go so maybe next week I'll be there. Can't wait to see the chair.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.