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Sunday, February 10, 2013

A New Park Bench

 Hello Everyone, 
A bright, crisp, sunny day in Northern California.
 I've been busy in the garden for the last few weeks. Cleaning, planting and designing.
  If your new here @ My Cozy Corner, I'm  excited to show you part of the garden. 
I bought this park bench to put under the old plum tree. 
 I'm in LOVE with my park bench. 
 We made the cement stepping stones and we haven't used them in years, and when I found them in the storage area I knew they would work perfectly around  my new park bench.
Soon the Johnny Jump-Ups will be filling in between the stepping stones for a softer look, and 
in a few months the roses will be blooming in this part of the garden. 
 'Sweater Pillow'
I've been wanting to make a sweater pillow for the longest time. I found this sweater in my closet and knew it would be so comfy on the park bench. The pillow has a place to warm my hands if they get chilly while I'm sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and the garden. 
 The daffodils are coming up around my mom's basket and the throw in the basket is for anyone who would like to sit awhile with me on my park bench. 

 Be My Valentine

My 'Lenten Rose' has beautiful blooms and a little french flair going on with my flower bucket and napkin. 

Before, sweetheart assembled the park bench, he painted a waterproof varnish on the wooden parts of the  bench to protect them from the cold winters and HOT SUMMERS.  It feels so smooth too...

Thanks for coming over to My Cozy Corner and staying awhile to sit and visit.
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  1. Your new bench is perfect for your pretty garden and yard. Looks like a nice cozy spot to sit and enjoy a pretty sunny. day. Wonderful post and photos! Have a great week!

  2. Hi Betty,

    This corner of your garden looks so charming and the new bench is the perfect addition. Your throws and sweater pillow (nice job!) make it all look so cozy. I love your daffodils and Lenten Roses and your big heart cookie and Fleur-de-lis napkin. This all makes for a pretty vignette.

    Have a great day!


  3. Love your new bench and truly enjoyed seeing how you spruced it up to take a nice comfy tea break.

    Well done, and very lovely.

  4. WoW! Am drooling the ambiance. I really jealous while in my garden it is still snow all over.

    Tomorrow it will snow more, forecasted about 6 inches snow. OMG!

    Me & GH (great hubby- together 28 yrs & 24 yrs as man & wife) made our own bench. I will surely show and feature your bench when Spring comes §:-)

    Happy Sunday.
    /CC girl

  5. Perfect!!! I love how you arrainged things around your park bench. It will be awhile here for us to do any planting. Lots of snow lately and freezing rain today! But it is that time of year! Never know what we will have from day to day. Your pictures have brought some color into my life. Thank you :) Teresa

  6. I like to sit on my park bench and watch the ducks in the pond. I know you'll enjoy yours too - you've made yourself such a pretty place to sit.

  7. this looks like it is going to be a lovely place to sit on a sunny winter or spring or autumn or summer day! The Lenten Roses are beautiful. I have never seen them before.
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

  8. Such a cozy area to relax and read a book! I have never heard of a lenten rose! Love your pillow...it is on my list of things to make!

  9. I want a cozy corner, too. One like this would be perfect. We're at least a month out with our weather but you've inspired. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

  10. What a lovely place to sit and dream, or read a book, or doing any sort of thinking. Love the pillow with the pocket!

  11. Looks like a good place to sit and read a spell; share conversation with others; or just dream.
    Joyce M

  12. Vad trevligt att få sitta på din bänk och fika en go tårta.
    Ha en fin vecka
    Kram Meta

  13. Happy Valentine's Day! You have created a cute, cozy corner. I also love your sweater pillow! Great job!

  14. What an absolutely lovely place to sit and watch.

  15. Love the bench, Betty! What a perfect spot in the garden for it. Your sweater pillow is adorable and your whole post has me longing for springtime. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


  16. Hi Betty, I like your bench and your sweater pillow. Looks like spring in your area!

  17. You have made a gorgeous comfortable and cozy spot in the garden. Love everything :)

  18. Betty your bench is terrific, lovely photos, I am a bit jealous you have been in your garden already. We still have a lot of snow, But hopeful for warmer temps soon. Sorry I'm late getting here...thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo


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