Fall into a Secret Garden

Fall ino a Secret Garden

Today I’m sharing my secret garden. Well, my secret garden isn’t a secret any more, but it never really was. When my children were small they would play in the backyard where our settler’s wall or New England stone wall is. There was a small area around the wall they would call “The Secret Garden”, probably because it sat perfectly within the wall. Through the years I have cleared it and planted various shade loving plants and flowers. It’s now a quaint spot where I have my white Victorian table and chair set. It’s a real garden to relax in. It’s my secret shade garden and now decorated for fall.
Fall in a Secret Garden

Over the table I hung a tea light chandelier off of a tree branch. The piece was inexpensive and I didn’t mind leaving it outside in all the elements. It fits wonderfully in the area and makes the spot almost magical, especially when there are lit tea light candles on it.
Fall in a Secret Garden

Three small pumpkins are propped on top of the candle holders. They make the small chandelier fall festive and stand out in the backyard.
Fall in a Secret Garden

I love Chrysanthemums and these yellow and rustic orange ones are delightful. I especially enjoy the yellow one. The shape of it’s flowers are very daisy like. It’s just beautiful!
Fall in a Secret Garden

These pumpkins sit perfectly on the chandelier and together with the small crystals make it more wonderful and unexpected.
Fall in a Secret Garden

I love how the crystals sparkle when the sun shines on them. It creates a lovely sight in the garden.
Fall in a Secret Garden

I placed only a few fall flowers and pumpkins in the design, but less is more sometimes. I feel you don’t always need a lot of decor touches to make an area beautiful. A lot of beauty can be found in just the little touches.
Fall in a Secret Garden

I hope you enjoyed my “Fall into a Secret Garden” post!
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Between Naps on the Porch-Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style

Stone Gable

Coastal Charm

Rustic and Refined

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  1. I love your pretty little garden! Now I’m inspired to try to create one too! I don’t have a wall but a large pine tree that shields a corner of my yard. I’ll have to see what I can do!

  2. LuAnn,
    I adore your Fall Secret Garden, dear friend!!!
    The leaves beneath add a radiant glow in the sunshine!!!
    The arrangement of mums leave just enough room for a cup ‘o tea!!!
    The thought of a chandelier hanging from the tree is spectacular!!!
    The moss covering the stones has me swooning!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. LuAnn, love your secret garden! The chandelier has to be my favorite thing! Especially love the pumpkins on top. I did that with one of my candelabras that holds three candles. The pumpkins are unexpected fun. I have a table and chair set like this that once was my dear mothers. The table is at my son’s home, but I’m hoping to bring it back here when we get our garden shed built. I’d like it up on the hillside by it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

  5. Beautiful place, love to sip morning coffee in your secret garden, thanks for sharing this wonderful post Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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