Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm one of those girls who loves certain rituals and routines like fresh brewed coffee every morning or wandering through the garden in my robe before the sun peaks over the Cypress trees. I have different rituals for different seasons. For Christmas I try to visit Disneyland as many times as possible, but for Spring I try to visit Roger's Gardens right before Easter to see what treats they have. They had their Spring Open House over the weekend but since I was enjoying tea with my friend Janet I showed up a week early. The staff were in the middle of setting up all the displays, but thankfully there was still plenty to ooh and awe over.
Let's take a peek shall we?

This piece was done by an artist named Ashley Carter of Goldbug Studio. Her creations are always so whimsical and charming. Don't you just love the little dog with the crown? I'm on a crown kick lately, in fact, tomorrow after work I'll be having my permanent crown glued into my mouth. How exciting is that!? Yah... I know... not very!

Easter is one of my favorite Celebrations! I adore all the bunnies, chickies, and chocolate eggs, but what I love the most is the gift that was given by the Creator of the universe to His children...the death and Resurrection of His only Begotten Son. Without His sacrifice there would be no Easter or hope!

Aren't these cute little shoes and don't you wish they came in your size? Me too! I love the delicate pink velvet rose plopped right on top. So girly!

Another creation from Goldbug Studios. This little bride looks like she's having a bit of attitude for her new groom to be. I think she means business :)!

Roger's had a whole display of these sweet little creatures and if I could have taken them all home I would have, but Brambleberry Cottage is bursting at the seams and I'm trying to cut back on spending and cute clutter :0. But, there's something about bunnies that always sing to my heart.

Clowns have always scared me for some reason or another, but who could resist "Bunny Clowns"? Not I! Why am I frightened of clowns you might ask...well, I don't know, but I do remember there was a painting of a clown hanging over my bed when I was in elementary school and it always gave me the eebie jeebies. I didn't like its big red nose or funny expression and I certainly didn't like it staring at me when I hopped into bed. OK, enough of clowns.

You can spend several hours meandering through the shops and plantings, but after a couple I decided to head home as there was just too much to tempt my pocket book plus the employees were starting to look at me strangely as I'd collect things then place them back on the shelf. I did manage to come away with a few trinkets though.

If you'd like to see more of Rogers Gardens click on the link and enjoy!


ellen b. said...

I think my daughter Katie would enjoy a day of dress-up with you
How good of you to have self-control in regards to bunny clutter!
This weekend I'm attending a women's conference at my church with Elyse Fitzpatrick on contentment. Should be a good time.
Easter is my favorite holiday!!

Cori G. said...

Hi Ellen B.,
Anytime Katie wants to play dress up send her over!!! It's just too much fun! The conference sounds good...contentment is something that is much needed in this day and age of materialism. Maybe you could post some notes :).

Becky said...

You visit the neatest places and show us so much eye candy a person could just gain weight by reading your blog lol

Andrea said...

What a delightful place! I love the little bunnies. I have a couple of bunnies on the mantel in my den. But I have to admit that I am like you about clowns. Don't like them for some reason. Thank you for this little field trip. I enjoyed very much. Blessings to you.


Deborah said...

Fun! My daughter is terrified of clowns too. When she was in high school, big Bubba would sneak in her room in the dark and say "Bobo's in your room" in a high pitched voice. Oh how I miss the screams.... **blows kisses** Deborah

Robin Chistensen said...

Your Aunt Terri painted that clown...



Cori G. said...

Hi Robin,

I know she painted it, but it didn't make it look any less scary :0!!!

I hope you're having fun!

Love, me

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such darling decorations! I'll check out the link..thanks!

My daughtere hated clowns too! To this day she dislikes them..she says they give her the willies.

I loved Clarabell and Bozo the Clown as a child so I thought clowns were fun.

Hugs, Pat