Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Home Tour

When Marci & Mike first moved to Houston they lived in some apartments closer to the city. When we visited they took us to these amazing neighborhoods in the River Oaks area to see the beautiful homes and landscaping. At Christmas time we always go on drives and look at lights. This is one of our favorite spots.

Every Spring The River Oaks Garden Club hosts a home and garden tour.
River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trails I've always thought that would be so fun. Last Friday I finally got to go. I went with 3 girlfriends, Heather, Amy and my mom and of course, Taylor Jane. It was everything I dreamed it would be~ We were only supposed to take pictures of the gardens but we had snapped a few before we knew the rule.
We fell in LOVE with this arrangement.


This house was beautiful! Don't you love that lemon topiary!



This backyard was charming.

Cute Potting Shed



We saw lots of topiaries and trained vines. We loved this fence! Interesting door and light fixture.
" Honey, I'm Home.""I'm out here ... dear."

Oh, sorry, I think I was day dreaming again♥.


The gardens were beautiful!

15 comments:

Dottie said...

That looks like it was such a fun day. I was day dreaming too!

monstermash said...

I love azaleas! That looks so fun. I wish I could come with you.

Marci said...

So beautiful! It's fun to dream :-)!

Andrea said...

What a fun outing! Everything looks so gorgeous.

Annemarie said...

Beautiful! I may have to make a lemon topiary.

wendy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That was gorgeous. I would love to live like that. It is amazing the beauty some people get to enjoy. I feel now like I need to go pop in Gone With the Wind and sip on a mint julep.

Team Turner said...

What a perfect day! The gardens & homes were beautiful, but the company was even better!

stacey said...

You are so funny! I started day dreaming too. What it would be like....

sewpink said...

That looks like it was so fun. I would love to do that! The homes and gardens look amazing.

stblooms said...

I love all vine on the fence too. That is so pretty. What a fun day!

Kayley said...

those pictures are so beautiful!! we'll have to go again when I move there :)

Heather said...

Home tours are the best! It looks like you went on a good one! I am dying over that kitchen picture - beautiful!!

Stacie Jean said...

I love driving around this area of Houston! It is my favorite! I've always wanted to go and tour these homes as well.

Thanks for the photos, it's almost like being there!

SoBella Creations said...

Beautiful!

Valerie said...

Oh, that looks so amazing! I love to go to the parade of homes here every spring where they open around 30 new homes, all decorated and furnished, for people to tour. Most homes allow photos and I take TONS. Now I'm in the mood for this year's parade!! I'm glad you had such a fun time.