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It’s a Garden Party!

Lucky me! I got to spend the day with local bloggers and fabulous ladies at the Hometalk Meetup at Milner Village Garden Centre for a Garden Party. I was introduced to the event from Funky Junk Donna from the popular blog, Funk Junk Interiors. Donna is a Hometalk Ambassador who took her cool junkin’ style to the event to show us how to make some pallet wood garden trugs.

Funky Junk Interiors Donna


Funky Junk Interiors Junky Tool Boxes

She brought a bunch of kits, and I scooped one up so I could do my own at home. If you weren’t so lucky to get a kit, she offers a full tutorial on making Junky Toolbox Kits.

DIY garden trug kits from pallet wood from Funky Junk Interiors

Donna also gave a presentation on blogging and social media over lunch where she called me out for not having my Instagram account set up! I suppose that since she can take such great photos on her iPhone that I should give it a try.  So here is my not-new-but-previously-dormant Instagram account that I will look at using more often.

Lunch, ah lunch. High tea was catered by the Little White House which is one of my favourite birthday spots. I dragged the dear hubby there last year to have tea and scones surrounded by toile and shabby chic decor.

 Food and Fashion from The Little White House

The Little White House is known for good food as well as fashion and home decor. We got to enjoy a presentation on the hot trends for Spring fashion which are: polka dots, white and cream, lace, and metallics.

I took a quick tour through Milner Village Garden Center and was surprised at what I had been missing! The creative vignettes set up in the shop showcased unique garden goodies that would suit just about any style and prices that were incredibly fair.

Spring Birdcage Garden DecorMoss Decor and FashionWood Burl HeadboardPaint Cans, Ice Cream Cone, and Rubber Boot Planters in BrightsBubble Chandelier

A special thanks to Tamara for inviting me to the event and for the bubbly and entertaining container gardening presentation. With her great energy and sense of style, you can see why it’s a special place. P.S. check out Tamara’s blog, the Greenhouse Diaries to follow her adventures around the world!

Tamara from Milner Village Garden Centre

And thanks to Hometalk for bringing folks together off line (like me, Laura Thomas from The Dandelion Wrangler, and Kristin Crouch from That Bloomin’ Garden). Hometalk is passionate about building community around home and garden ideas and I’m happy to be a part of it!

Laura Dandelion Wrangler and Kristen That Bloomin Garden

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Funky Junk Interiors
    Funky Junk InteriorsApril 11,13

    Oh my… your photos are just magnificent! it was such a pleasure to finally meet you! Who knew we lived so close to each other. :)

    I cannot wait to see your version of the tool box….

  2. Candace Bertalan Horner
    Candace Bertalan HornerApril 11,13

    Donna is right, the photos are stunning! And that toolbox tutorial has really got me thinking of a few great ideas! Thanks ladies for more inspiration!

  3. Heather @ new house new home new life
    Heather @ new house new home new lifeApril 11,13

    Looks like a wonderful day!! Gardens, Funky Junk, high tea and Hometalk – all the ingredients for a memorable event!!

  4. barbara
    barbaraApril 11,13

    I was sad that I missed that, had to work. BUt I live soooo close to Milner! Did you go to Napier’s Antiques?

  5. Pamela Gordon
    Pamela GordonApril 12,13

    Hi there. I’m visiting from Donna’s blog Funky Junk Interiors and am impressed with your photos of the Garden Party. The Milner Gardens shop looks wonderful. I love all the white metal ware (pedestal cloches) and the colourful buckets! It’s a beautiful store! Blessings, Pamela

  6. Veronica Roth
    Veronica RothApril 12,13

    Looks like a fantastic time had by all! I so wanted to be there but my daughter’s birthday took precedence. I like the feel of your blog and now am off to explore a little more. :)

  7. Paula@SweetPea
    [email protected]May 5,13

    What a fun day! I’m going to a Hometalk event at Luckett’s in two weeks and am very excited to meet Donna.

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