Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sweet Little Garden Shed

In my last blog post, I mentioned wanting (anticipating was my exact word) a sweet garden shed for our yard in Grass Valley. I have always loved those little garden sheds filled with wonderful things, smells and sweet little window box with colorful tiny flowers.


During the summer when I was a child, I had fun staying with my grandparents who lived in a big old craftsman style house. In the backyard was the most precious, sweet, darling little garden shed with a pink rose bush that climbed up and over the roof. My grandmother~who we called Baba~adored my interest in gardening.

I enjoyed helping her in her garden, but most of all I just wanted to "hang out" in her garden shed.


Baba was such a sweet lady. And, I loved her so much. She treated me like a Princess. Most often I would find a stack of books placed out in the garden shed...just for me! She knew how much I loved sitting on the stool in the shed reading books.

Baking was Baba's second favorite thing to do. Gardening of course was number one. Another fond memory about my grandmother's garden shed was that she would hide a small tin (no plastic in those days) of cookies for me. Usually her hiding places were pretty obvious so I easily found my treat!



Oh, those sweet childhood memories of lazy summer days in Baba's garden shed. Hugs~Dogwood

11 comments:

goldenbird said...

Dogwood, that was the most beautiful post. Are those actual photos of your Baba's shed? It looks magical. No wonder you want a shed of your own in Grass Valley. How sweet your Baba was, leaving you books and tins of cookies. She not only treated you like a princess, but passed along the sense of kindness and thoughtfulness I have seen in you for so many years. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories.

Rachel said...

What sweet memories! I love the visions of that beautiful shed with the roses climbing up the sides. I felt like I was there with you, reading books and eating cookies.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful walk down memory lane! I just loved it and felt like I was right there in that sweet garden shed too. Does that precious garden shed still exist? Loved this post!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! I just hopped over from Goldenbird's blog and I wanted to welcome you to the blog world! I hope you have as much fun with it as I do. It is a very rewarding experience and you'll make many new friends! Twyla

Debra said...

Now that was not what i needed to read before beginning work today....oh so dreamy and gorgeous...now i just want to play in the garden shed and eat cookies...have a lovely day :)
I am off to mow 5 acres..sigh

jen said...

I would love to have a charming garden shed!! Right now I'm focusing on a charming chicken coop!!

Enjoyed this post!!

Have a great night!!

Jen

Jill said...

Thank you for sharing such a sweet and touching memory!

Mandy said...

Hello Dogwood thank you so much for your kind words about my blog x I was especially taken by your kind words re my header. I love it too. It is my mum (on the right) her auntie and the two little boys are my older brothers. I just think it is a classic photo what with the knickers in the shot!
Love to follow your blog.
Take care
mandy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Garden sheds can be full of inspiration!

Dogwood said...

Thank you all for you nice comments. Have a sweet day with much happiness and giggles.

Createology said...

Hi Dogwood, this is a lovely post honoring your Baba and her love of gardening. I think her little garden shed is adorable and I can see where you loved to spend time with her and her little shed. Treats and books and summer and flowers sound just perfect to me! Happy memories...