Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rose Garden Pavilion

The above photo was taken last summer at the Vanderbilt Mansion here in Hyde Park NY. We try to go once or twice a year, even if we don't tour the house, the grounds are amazing. This particular day was 95 degrees and we very smartly decided not to tour the house with all the rest of humanity and no air conditioning, but instead, opted for a walk through the gardens and then on to one of our favorite Italian restaurants . Some day I will post more pictures from this trip but if you would like to see more of Frederick & Louise Vanderbilt's little shack, you can visit: www.nps.gov/vama . This is a photo of the rose garden pavilion, the gardens on the Vanderbilt estate are just gorgeous and the rose garden itself is huge.

So what does the rose garden pavilion above, have to do with this really beautiful, large 24" x 24"ceiling tin I received in the mail a few weeks ago??? Any ideas?? Hopefully in a few more posts, you'll get to see.

19 comments:

NeereAnDear said...

Are you gonna paint a rose garden or roses on the tin? Or maybe the pavilion???

HUGS

JO

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

ooh ooh would love to get my hands on that ceiling tin, cant wait to see what you do with it (I suspect it might have something to do with roses eh?) Those gardens look amazing, that first photo is gorgeous!
ALicia ~ time worn style

Donna said...

Ooh can't wait to see the next ceiling tin...let me guess, maybe a rose? The rose garden in the photo is beautiful.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

Ruth Welter said...

Well, I will keep you all guessing a little but I will say this, it is a project I'm really excited about and....there will be a little blue bird somewhere in there. Hmmm, you'll have to wait and see. : )

Suzanne said...

Sounds pretty Ruth! And what a lovely garden for inspiration!

Naturegirl said...

Oh Ruth you tease us..but I am sure it will be one of your master reproductions of your skillfully painted roses!! Oh I can smell the sweetness in the air at the rose garden!

Thank you for coming along my road trip to Arizona..I plan on visiting the Grand Canyon while here for the next two months so I shall give you a preview!!Stay in touch! hugs NG

the feathered nest said...

That's a beautiful rose garden! Can't wait to see what you do to that big ceiling tin!

Manuela

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Ruth! I can't wait to see what you do with that ceiling tin! Those gardens are beautiful. I love going to the Bilmore Estates here and we spend more time in the gardens that the house too..
Penny

Gail McCormack said...

It's sounding good Ruth, I think I may have a vision....I'll just have to wait and see won't I

Brook said...

Beautiful garden pictures! Bluebirds are sweet painted on anything. They make you have happy thoughts.
XO
Brook

Kathryn Bechen said...

Love the tin, the garden, and you! :) Kathryn

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a lovely rose pavilion!

You are a tease aren't you to keep us all wondering what you are going to do with that lovely ceiling tin! ;-)

Abby Creek Art said...

I would love to be sitting in that rose garden right now. What a beautiful place.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new ceiling tin!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful photo...and Fabulous tin ceiling panel...can't wait to see!
Come on over and leave this post link to share a bit of spring and wash away those winter blues!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I for one, am hoping the tin will be filled with roses?

Mosaic*Queen said...

Could you hear me squealing with delight at the rose garden picture!? Just LOVELY!!!!!
I'm sure whatever you do with that ceiling tin, it will be GORGEOUS!!!!
I look forward to seeing it!
Hugs!
Michelle

Greenie Gardens said...

I do love roses. can't wait to see what lovely thing you create.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks guys...yes , some roses for sure and of course, I am a major tease, I'm gunna keep you guessing.

Siobhan said...

Ooh la la gardens!!! I am thinking a painting of a garden with a blue bird??? Am I close??? :)