lunedì 7 giugno 2010


As I probably already told you my garden is in the city centre of Lucca...once many ancient buildings had their own gardens and when the palaces had only one owner each family had its own garden or yard....

 the buildings are divided in apartements so the gardens have often more than only one owner...

...that's what appened with my garden too....I have a part of it that's a little bit wider than a large terrace...

...of course I've not the possibility to plant high trees or big plants...but I can try to decorate it as a sort "of outdoor living room"...the owner of the other part of the garden is a strange lady who doesn't take care of it...she says that she likes its wild look...the truth is that her garden is weedy and abandoned...I usually say that my garden has a dual personality!
May be one day I'll show you some images of my neighbor's disaster!

Thanks for your alway so lovely comments...they make my days! Sorry if I could't visit you during this week end...I had problems with my internet connection...
but now it seems to work! I'm back!
A nice new week to you!

49 commenti:

Mara ha detto...

Ciao Vale!!! bhè sarà anche piccolino come dici tu, ma il tuo giardino mi sembra incantevole!!!! Ti vedo seduta al tavolo a sfogliare riviste con una tazza di tè...freddo vista la calura!!!

Buona settimana!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA ha detto...

Good morning Vale!
Having had the incredibly good fortune to visit your garden in person...I can attest to the fact that the garden owned by the strange lady who completely abandoned it, is in sharp contrast to your lovingly tended little piece of paradise! And she must be strange, to say the least, to refuse your offer to tend to her side. When you stand back to look at them as a whole it does look a bit schizophrenic...but when you are in your side you feel like you are in a secret is a sparkling little gem...all the more special next to the wildness!
Does the tree she chopped off have any more sprouts? You are always so charitable and keep your charming sense of humor! I love the bed in the is all so inviting! Take care, Laura

sharon ha detto...

Hi Vale

What a pretty garden you have, it must be so lovely to dine here or to lay down on your day bed with a good book.


Che Birba ha detto...

wow io abito a san giuliano terme e scopro che queste meraviglie provengono da lucca!! 0_0


FEDERICA ha detto...

Vale il tuo giardino è spettacolare! Io sogno un posto così!! Speriamo in futuro!
Buona giornata e buona settimana,

Anonimo ha detto...

It is beautiful!!!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima ha detto...

E allora ben tornata carissima!!!
Ma il tuo piccolo giardino è semplicemente delizioso! Come hai saputo "sfruttarlo al massimo", bravissima!
Come invidio quel bel lettino in ferro battuto che ha tanta storia (ricordo il post su questo bel pezzo di famiglia)!!!!!!

La Dolce Vita ha detto...

I would rather see the beauty that you have created!! what an ideal spot!

Giulia ha detto...

Graziosissimo nonostante sia piccolo, l'atmosfera che hai creato è magica!
Mi raccomando, postaci alcune foto dell'altra metà, sono curiosa!!

Villa König ha detto...

Wonderful garden photos! I would be happy just to have your part of the garden. But I really hope one day my dream of a lovely garden will come true :-) I am very curious to see your neighbours garden ;-)))Big Hugs Yvonne

Fågel Blå ha detto...

Wonderful beautiful...... I love it!
So nice photos!!!!!
Have anice weekend!

Home and Lifestyle ha detto...

Your pictures of your garden-bed are great, I like them so much and you can show it so often as you want! Wonderful, wonderful...and the garden of your neighbour....I am so curious!

Have a happy week Vale! Many hugs, Ingrid

di bianco e d'azzurro ha detto...

Ciao Vale, il tuo girdino è splendido, e non occorre tanto spazio per rendere un posto magico e, credimi il tuo lo è....lo trovo così romantico!!!!
Baci Annamaria

Anonimo ha detto...

you have a beautiful garden and it´s a pitty that some people don´t care at all!!! maybe you should invite her into your garden for a cup of coffee.. then she might see the garden diffrently.. hope so..

big hugs from me..

@nne ha detto...

and it looks wonderful!! Kisses, @nne

Kleine-creative-Welt ha detto...

Dear Vale,
it does not depend on the size of the garden - the garden should be inviting - and this is your garden - it really is like a cozy and beautifully decorated room in the country - on the pictures from the neighboring garden, I'm curious - have a nice week - Ruth

C De-sign ha detto...

Ciao Vale....I miss very lovly your garden is! I can imagine to lay down and spend some hours there in your looks magic!!!!! and I see your previous beautiful! I have had a lOt to do in my work...but soon just two more weeks than summer holliday! Send you a big hug and wish you lovely moments in your "dream"garden!!!!! from C

Anonimo ha detto...

Dear Vale!
SO beautiful - and I love the iron-bed!:-)
A place to relaxe in the afternoons:)
Have a nice evening,
hugs Hege.

Desde my ventana ha detto...

Ciao Vale,
Lovely garden,a book in the evennig and a cup of perfect.
Good week to you too,

Pierelantijntjes ha detto...

Hello Vale,
I really love your piece off the garden. It's so cosy. it's a shame the neighbour don't look at her piece. I love the bed.
Hugs Ester

Kom Achterom ha detto...

Hello Vale,
I love your site of the garden
I is a verry romantic place.
OOh your bed is wunderful!
I wish you a verry nice and sunny week

manon 21 ha detto...

ton jardin est magnifique!

Bonne soirée Vale


anita ha detto...

your garden look's very romantic!!
I like your wrought iron bed!
have a sunny week !

ale ha detto...

es hermoso vale tu jardin!!!! with that lovely sofa that invites you to rest and relax...l hope your neighbour only watching you at the garden with a miracle...can change her actitud with her own garden!!!besosssss vale y muy linda semana!!!!!

Nat la fée angevine ha detto...

I do love your garden, Vale even if you said it's a very small one you have made of it a really well place where I'm sure it's always good to have good time. Enjoy your week
Always a great pleasure to come to visit you ! Kisses Nat the fairy girl

liven ha detto...

Hi Vale!!
It's beautiful in your little garden!! So lovely......

Ha ve a nice week!!

Stella Pesci ha detto...

Your garden always looks so spacious, I really thought it was very large! You've made it look so comfortable...I love how you've decorated it for outdoor living! And, of course, the flowers everywhere are so beautiful, too:-)
Hope you're having a great start to summer!
Stella xx

Mitt hvite hus ha detto...

Hello Vale

i think you have a beautiful garden... and you decorated it very nice..

I love your daybed.... it must be a good palce too relax...

take care

hugs Kerstin

Nooria ha detto...

Maybe small but very beautiful! I spend some time in your blog now, and so many wonderful pictures! I hope it is ok that I add your blogg to my blogg roll...

MARY PERNULA ha detto...

I love your garden! I like how you have made it a beautiful setting. I would like to put a antique crib outside for the summer and look at it's beauty like you have done with your day bed. I know how it may make you feel un happy about your neighbor not taking care of her side of the yard. I am a avid gardener and when others tell me I am crazy I just think to myself I rather be crazy than lazy!!!! The pain from gardening is my gain in beauty with mother nature. XO MARY

Tallulah's Antique Closet ha detto...

Hi Vale, What a relaxing place to rest! And the flowers are beautiful. I luv the hydregas they are so pretty. Have a good day and sorry your internet was down....Julian

Zinkmink ha detto...

Your part of the garden looks lovely! Ohhh,so inviting!( You should own the rest of it=)
I wish you a nice sunny week!

Grettings from me!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" ha detto...

Hi Vale, your garden may be small but it's a wonderful and dreamy place to relax. What a shame that your neighbor neglects her part of the garden.
Have a lovely day!

Rosor och Spetsar ha detto...

Even if you only have a small garden you have mad it so cosy. So nice white a daybed, ther I would like to sit and enjoy the summer.
Have a nice day

Boxwood Cottage ha detto...

Gosh Vale I can't say enough just how much I love your white day bed in your little paradise garden!
It looks so very awesome from every angel!!!

But oh well I can't believe that you have to share your garden with someone who is neglecting her side, what a pitty for you!

And I was sometimes already complaining that my right hand neighbors don't share my style, but at least they cultivate their garden, so now you make me think that I can be quite lucky about it.

Nevertheless happy garden time wishes to you!

xoxo~ Carola

Marie-Ange ha detto...

Ah ! se blottir au creux de ce joli lit et écouter le chant des oiseaux !
Tu me fais rêver tout éveillée ...
Bisous du coeur.

delphcotecuisine ha detto...

really love your garden however small it is
I have the same vintage baby bed but in my siiting room

have a nice and very sweet day
hugs from France


Regina ha detto...

hi vale,
oh your little garden looks so wonderful.I love the iron bed!!!!!
have a nice week,
hugs regina

Calou ha detto...

Waaaaou !!! I would like to sit on the bed with a book and a cup of italian coffee !!!!!!
I propose you a game on my blog with no obligation naturally !!!

Marianne@Songbird ha detto...

That daybed in your garden looks so lovely. What a lovely place to retreat to after a busy day.
Maybe one day your neighbour will 'give' you her garden to tend to too.

vosges paris ha detto...

che meravigliose photo! un bel posto davero da te.

G-style ha detto...

Dear Vale,
i've missed several posts from you and all of them are very nice as usual.
I really love your garden , I told you before but I will do it again.
It may be not be more than a large terrace as you say but it looks very large and it is a very green garden there for once again : I love it !!!!

I wish you a nice week , warm greetings from Gea

Ellen - Charmerende gjenbruk ha detto...

Hi Vale
Nice pictures of your beatiful garden.I love the bed.

Anneke ha detto...

bonna sera
your garden is a beauty.
love the bank and everything .
greetings from the netherlands

Bella ha detto...

Hello, What a gorgeous bed in the garden! A perfect place for day dreams:-)

sylvia ha detto... I would love to sit on that bench and be there!! I love your pictues...and these seeds growing in sweet...

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ ha detto...

Oh my... what a gorgeous place to spend a sunny & lazy afternoon, soooo inviting!!

Anne Marie ha detto...

it's breathtaking!

Francine Gardner ha detto...

Such a lovely garden...Glad to have found your blog.