Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Garden Gallery Show & Sale-part 1


Last week as most of you know I went to a sale in Rochester put on by 2 wonderful ladies I ‘met’ online.

They host this event annually, this year was their 4th year. 

Check out my review of their show from 2 years ago here.

The last time I went I didn’t take any photos, but this year Sandy and Bobbi very graciously let me try to capture some of the magic to show to my blog buddies.

Well, I took soooo many photos it was difficult to choose which to show, and when.  Certainly there were way too many to put in one post. 

So I decided to break it up a bit and split this into several posts.  The first one you already saw last Saturday, a teaser with a few photos to hold you over until I could get a bit more organized and go through the file.

Today you will see some of the overall pictures, just to try to give you all an idea of how beautiful this setting was and the magnitude of their work.

So much beauty and creativity in one place, it is an experience I would love to share with each and every one of you. 

I must warn you, I really stink at taking photos.  My camera is a point and shoot, and although I have read Funky Junk Donna’s tips on how to take better pictures with a point and shoot, suffice to say I never took time to practice the lessons.  Now I sure wish I had.

So I must apologize to all of you for the poor quality pictures.  They didn’t even remotely capture the setting. 

Let me introduce you first to Sandy and Bobbi.  They are the brains and talent behind all you are about to see.

garden gallery 183These 2 ladies are incredibly creative, and the nicest people you could ever hope to meet too!

The show is held at Bobbi’s house in her beautiful back yard garden. 

Sometime I hope to get back there just to admire the garden by itself!

The entrance to the yard is through this arch. 

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Once you go through this gate you leave all reality behind and enter the magical world of “A Garden Gallery”.

There is just no other way to describe it.

I will leave you now to scroll through and imagine the beauty. 

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In this photo Sandy and Bobbi posed with me, and is taken just before I very reluctantly left. 

Thank you so much Sandy and Bobbi. 

It was a wonderful experience!

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Later I will show you some more photos of the Grandchildren’s Grotto.  That deserves a post all it’s own.

And of course, you’ll want some close ups of some of their wonderful  creations too, right?

I think I need one post just for the mosaic, another for garden chairs, another for birdbaths, and so on.

Oh, and you probably want to know what my friend Linda and I bought from this sale, don’t you?

I thought so. 

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere…..



  1. oh, how i wish i could have wandered thru there is person. so many wonderful creations and arrangements to behold!

  2. Thank you for another post!! I can't wait for more. This is some of the most magical and gorgeous outdoor creations I have ever seen! Such a lucky lady to have been able to visit there! More please!! :)

  3. Looks beautiful, amazing........

  4. Oh, that you for taking us along...just wonderful... I posted some bottle trees of my mom's today. They would fit right in. Lezlee

  5. Looks like an amazing place to hunt for treasures!!!

  6. What a fun show~I've never seen some of the things they were selling before.

  7. where was this it looks great and mmmm new ideas cooking in my head now. thanks diane

  8. Oh boy, now I KNOW I need to attend this next year. If I have to hitchike, then so be it! :o) Once I get there, it will be hard to drag me out.

    What wonderful gals & such creative & beautiful works of art.

    Love the photos ~ you did an amazing job. No need to apologize! Can't wait to see more.

  9. wow! so much to take in! I love all the glassware, lamps, birdhouses... everything!
    Look how cute you look! :)
    thanks for sharing all these wonderful pics with us!

  10. Love your blog, the great pics and the inspiration! I'm a new follower from NFF!

  11. I can't believe I missed this post. I'd have maxed out the credit cards at this sale for sure. I'm loving that mop bucket with the plants in it. Rose, thank you so much for taking the time to take all the pictures and share them with us. It's almost like being there.

  12. Looks wonderful!
    What were their prices like?


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