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Monday, October 17, 2011

Spooktacular Gardens

While we were in California our dear friend took the opportunity to find us a bit of fall. A visit to Roger’s Garden’s, in Corona Del Mar, did not disappoint.

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There were acres and acres of the prettiest outdoor displays I have ever encountered. 

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Bubbling fountains…

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…glorious flora and fauna….

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… as well as a clear blue sky left me feeling very peaceful as we strolled the pea graveled walkways.

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But boil, boil, toil and trouble lurked around the corner in Blackstone Theater.

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This sorceress reminded me of the evil queen in Sleeping Beauty.

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Everywhere you turned there was yet another imaginative display. Did you spot the wooden hangers on the ceiling?

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Perhaps you prefer the rat traps that hung in the portrait gallery?

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This Fred Astaire of a pumpkin made me smile.

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Finally! A place to store my eye of newt.

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This could perhaps be my office in a few years if I don’t clean it soon. 

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The pointy shoe roller skates captured my fancy.

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I loved the detail of this display with the towers of stacked books….hmmmm.

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Just like that another corner was turned and we were once again outside.

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A train led you to the Christmas displays, but it’s a bit to early for that.

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Do you have a spooktacular garden?

Laura

See you Wednesday!

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19 comments :

Teresa said...

I'm afraid we don't celebrate Halloween in our country. I stil made some attempts when my kids were younger and it turned out nice and funny... my favorite memory comes from a party when my son was around 10 (and you know how ten years old thrive for those ghostly masks and scary movie looks). The problem was I decided to add my daughter's friends who were in the adorable 3 stage... so I spend the party trying that the boys did not to frighten the 3 yo princesses to death ahahahahah. Pacifiers did compete with chainsaws that year. I did the normal decor of mice in the jelly, lots of spiders and bats hanging in the trees...

Happy Halloween Sweet Lady and lots of fun in your family garden and home...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Laura the outside gardens were stunning! Spooktacular inside display too! Martina

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! I loveeeeee the photos!! Looks like a magical place! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jen said...

How magical and fun! Decorating for autumn is so much fun and can be done so pretty, even when Halloween is mixed in. I know you enjoyed your visit to these fun gardens.

Jen

Johanna said...

Hello Laura,
great photos! Your comment about your office made me laughing. And I loce the huge white pumpkins. Never seen before.
Best greetings, Johanna

Karena said...

Laura I love Rogers Gardens. They change out for every season and it is always such an amazing experience!

Xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Laura! What gorgeous photos and decor. It's hard to imagine Fall in California...but, they've captured it beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing!

Linda said...

Love this. :)

I do have a little spooktacular entrance way to our house - nothing too scary, but all festive for Autumn and Halloween.

Hope you have a wonderful new week,
Linda

Charlene said...

I did get my house decorated for Fall & Halloween but, nothing like this display at Rogers Gardens. I LOVE ROGERS GARDENS!!! A friend of mine took me there last year in July & it was amazing. I can only imagine what it would be like at Christmas! Thanks for sharing.
Charlene

French Basketeer.com said...

Great pics! I need to go back to look at the Halloween stuff again~

Eileen said...

Spookily lovely. I love it all.

Little Leslie said...

I love Roger's Gardens. They do have everything under the sun and moon.

Debbie said...

What an incredible place! My two favorite things were the Fred Astaire pumpkin head and the roller skates.

martinealison said...

Un lieu rempli de curiosités... toutes aussi étranges les unes que les autres...
j'ai passé un excellent moment en vous visitant aujourd'hui.
Gros bisous et merci pour ces superbes photos.

Willow Decor said...

Beautiful setting and such fun ideas! Love the roller skates! Need to find some for next year!
xxo- Gina

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, Sounds like a great fieldtrip with something for everyone! I love the big display of pumpkins and corn in the wheelbarrow! I would love one to put on my front porch!
Stop by StoneGable to enter my giveaway.
Yvonne

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Awww, I just love Rogers Gardens one of my most favorite places togo. Thanks for the recent tour, I haven't had a chance to get down there for this one yet. Hugs Marilou

jeanetteann said...

What awesome displays. x

Lisa said...

Laura,
Roger's Gardens is one of my favorite places to shop in SoCal! I can tell you a story about every beautiful thing I have ever purchased or received as a gift from the charming Gardens. Usually because it involved a beautiful afternoon with my best friend who also lives in Corona Del Mar.
Always shopped during the holidays but never Halloween. Good thing...this stuff is definitely "spooky!". Great post!
Lisa