Tutorial: How to make a quiet spot in your garden.

Begin with a wonderful spot in your yard or porch that has plenty of shade. Then choose a comfortable chair or bench. Add a fabric cushion or chair pad for comfort. These patio white wicker chairs are my favorite.

Now it's time to add a little side table or plant stand. Perfect for placing your ice cold lemonade or book. Begin adding a few plants and flowers. Use different sizes and heights and all different kinds of pots. I put a sweet Pixie garden in an urn and placed it on the table.

Now comes the fun part where you take all your outdoor collectables like: birdhouses, little statues, garden signs, etc. and place them all around adding lots of whimsy and interest and making it your own special place. I have a thing for birdhouses and bunnies!!

For the finishing touch add lots of your favorite little treasures. I chose a vintage table cloth on the side table, one of my favorite quilts, lovely magazines, more pillows and even a sweet little bird in a nest. Can you spot him?

What ever your interest may be or how big or small your space. Take the time this summer to create your own quiet spot for reading, chatting on the phone or just meditating. It's really fun to do and on those days when a new magazine arrives or when your just looking for some peace and quiet you'll be so glad that its there.