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Monday, June 23, 2014

Grace Cottage Part Two

Welcome back to the extraordinary Grace Cottage
Today you will see the side herb garden, the back yard limelight hydrangea garden, 
the log cabin, and other out buildings. 
 All filled with my friend's brilliant primitive style.

It is a photo heavy post so HANG ON.
Get some ice tea. 

The prettiest chicken feeder I have ever seen holds court in the middle of the herb garden.

Behind the fence is the back yard. 
The stone patio area was a recent addition.

She has lots of fun decorating inside and outside these buildings.

I apologize for not catching the hydrangeas in bloom and 
that I was out taking photos in the blasting sun. 
This image and all following ones are inside the fence.

A washboard fountain.

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful home and gardens and it's delightful details.

To see Grace Cottage Part One click here.

To see interior Country Christmas House images click here.

In Olive Out news Joe and I have been going to scads of doctors appointments.
 I had an MRI on my shoulder as my Rheumatologist was shocked
 that one had not been done.
 Joe had really bad health news which I cannot go into now. 
We are still mulling his test results over. 

I am one week late with this promised post and am afraid I will be away again this week.
I have Grand Jury duty starting in the morning.
Say a prayer for me that it will not be a long session as I am not feeling as good as usual.

joy and peace


  1. Grace Cottage is fine old place with lots of eye candy - thank you for sharing. My thoughts are with you as you tackle the issues at hand. I do wish you strength to get through it all.
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. I've really enjoyed the tour of Grace cottage. You took awesome photos my friend. I'll keep you and your hubby both in my prayers. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Diane

  3. Oh my Olive, I hate hear not good health news. You and Joe will be in my thoughts. Your friends home is beautiful.

  4. I loved this tour...I love houses and gardens that are so full of charm. I can't believe you didn't have a MRI of your shoulder either - how did they make an accurate diagnosis without one?! I had another evaluation at PT today and my range of motion greatly improved - except for reaching behind my back. It is STUCK. I am so sorry to hear Joe got bad health news. I will email you privately later.

  5. I love all the pictures Olive. So many cute things. Recycled too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. Beautiful grounds Olive! I'm so sorry to hear about you and Joe...keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Saying prayers for you and Joe, Olive.

  8. The gardens are charming and I love all the props that are used to feature the flowers.
    So sorry to hear about your health woes. I hate having an MRI, so I think you are very brave. Prayers for Joe.

  9. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that you and your husband have had some health problems! I hope both of you will be on the mend soon. Your husband's sounds serious. I hope that whatever he is going through is treatable. I loved seeing the outside gardens and outbuildings of your friends house. It's really a feast for the eyes!

  10. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that things are not good for ya'll. I'm crazy about Joe. I sure will be praying for both of you.

    Great Post! Beautiful photos and yes, I could live there. I'll take your house or that one!

  11. Loved the tour . . . sights and treats . . .
    Hope the Jury duty goes well . . ,
    Prayers for your Joe . . . and YOU . . .

  12. Love the cottage garden. It would be so nice to leave all my objects d'art out all winter, but I guess I really don't mind accommodating them for the pleasure they give me in summer.
    I hope you are dismissed from jury duty, and all else goes as well too.

  13. Well, tell them you have a blog to write and a dog and cat to play with, you can't do jury duty :) Thanks for the garden tour. I see about five things I want to steal in there, starting with the tobacco basket.

  14. I hope the jury is somewhere close to home. Love the yard of Grac e Cottage - many ideas for garden art. Be well.

  15. I'm so sorry about the health news Olive and you and your husband will be in my prayers. Ugh...jury duty, yes, I know it has to be done, but it always seems to come at a bad time :)
    I loved this tour tour of Grace Cottage. The gardens are so, so lovely. I love her details everywhere you look!
    hugs from me...

  16. My kind of tour! I have to go back and see Part One.

  17. I love all the beauty in the garden! Hope you and the hubs begin to feel better soon and that the recent health news is treatable :) Blessings, Cindy

  18. Gorgeous!!! How very beautiful everything looks! How I love the big bucket of flowers. I can look at your garden, and your beautiful home all day. It makes me happy!
    Garden Ponds Design

  19. Another beautiful garden tour. I hope all is well with your health and Joe gets everything he needs for him to feel better as well. Take care!

  20. I just stopped by as I hadn't seen you post for awhile...I'm sorry to hear about your husband's health problems...I am praying that everything will be okay...xoxo

  21. Best wishes to you and Joe, Olive. Hoping all is well.

  22. Great of tour of Grace cottage. Olive, I have been away from blogging too and I'm just sorry to hear you are both not doing so well. Know I'm thinking and praying for you and Joe.
    Hugs and blessings, sweet friend.

  23. wow, you have totally changed your blog ... i only see you on instagram any more. hope all is well. take care. ( :

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