Friday Pretties: Girlfriends in the garden






Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta

 Everything is more fun, if you do it with a girlfriend. Yesterday, instead of getting back to my canvases, as i had planned, i got engaged in a day of heavy gardening, helped by a lovely friend of mine and my son, who both developed Crocodile-Dundee qualities in tearing out huge elderberry branches and other things, that made the place look like a djungle. In fact, it felt like creating a huge - 3-dimensional painting!

This weekend however, i hope to relax and enjoy the well tended greenness, look at the flowers, bronze my legs, do my toenails and maybe eat that yummy strawberry crumble we tried for the magazine some time ago. The crust is made from oatflakes, a bit of flower, sugar, melted butter and a bit of Cardamon - so good!

Chin chin to girlfriends - and by that i include YOU! You make the world go round in a nicer way and you totally rock!

Photos: 1st: Vogue, 2nd, 3rd and 4th: Martina Voigt-Schmid

22 comments:

  1. Here's to happy girlfriends, gardening, painting one's toenails, and relaxing in the garden. That first picture is so lovely - I'm drawn to all the bold and vibrant colours presented here. That hat is fabulous, too. Have a nice weekend, my lovely;-)

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  2. it looks so relaxing-and the strawberry crumble looks delicious-
    have a great weekend!!

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  3. Oh..I love the sound of your weekend Martina...I think I will join you!..
    Susan x

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  4. Happy weekend to you too!! looks yummy!! I hope you enjoy the garden, so pretty!! Friends always make things better!! xxx

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  5. Sounds lovely! Nothing beats spending time with good friends :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  6. Such JOY my friend...I love those sweet williams! One of my favourite flowers. Sending you a weekend filled with all the things you LOVE!!! hugs.

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  7. what a hat! It reminds me to buy some flowers and bring them home:)

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  8. What a beautiful post Martina... The colors are a joy and the last pic is making me hungry!! I too love gardening and have a couple of basil plants in my house...
    Have a great weekend:)

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  9. beautiful pictures, martina. enjoy every moment of relaxing in your beautiful garden, you've earned it with all of your hard work.

    xo
    ~molly

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  10. Hello darling...it is beautiful weather i sit outside ....waiting for my husband so that we can eat outside...yeah !!....listen to the radio finally he works after two years after our move,...shame on us.....i know.....heb een heerlijk weekend geniet lieverd....liefs van mij...xxx...

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  11. I wish I could color my garden with beautiful colors like yours, I just do not have green thumb! : (
    Thanks for lots of loveliness girlfriend!!! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Your garden is gorgeous! I hope after all of your hard work you can sit back and enjoy it's beauty for your weekend. Thank God for sweet friends! Lovely photos, as always!! :)

    xoxo...Gloria

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  13. GOOD EVENING MY FRIEND! When I came this morning, your new post was not up yet.And from my work computer, I am no longer able to log into blogger, but here I am....late, but ever so enchanted with the thought of spending time in the GARDEN with friends like you. That strawberry crumble sounds perfect for a summer dessert in the garden, UNDER THE STARS....oh how lovely my friend! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO PROVENCE WITH ME...that is the perfect place for a evening summertime gathering!!!! BISES, Anita

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  14. Love that first picture! Beautiful colors! And that strawberry crumble looks and sounds amazing!

    And I agree, girlfriends make the world a better place! xo

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  15. gardening is so wonderful . Your garden looks beautiful . Wish you a sunny weekend

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  16. It is! Just watered my flowers. Have a wonderful weekend, liebe Martina. Are you up to something fun? We are celebrating Bresten turning 7 tomorrow. Spending the night on the SS Rotterdam, he is very excited!
    Lots of love to you o xx o

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  17. Oh how wonderful to enjoy a day of gardening with your friend and son, I bet everything looks so beautiful and now you can bask in the beauty while you attend to yourself and all the fun things that makes being a girl...well, fun!! :)
    Enjoy your weekend my friend.
    XO

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  18. You are exactly right! I got a day with girlfriends this week and it was so much fun!! Just what I needed! I love that picture too!! So bright and joyful. Hope you are enjoying the weekend Martina!

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  19. Doing anything with friends make it so much more enjoyable :) That pie looks amazing!!

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  20. Hi Martina!
    Oh your flowers are so lovely... the peonies and the sweet william.
    The strawberry crumble looks sooo delicious!
    Make me a cuppa tea ~ and I'll help myself to some through the screen! *wishing*

    Happy weekend*
    ~Maria

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  21. Hermoso post, espero que hayas podido hacer todo lo que te habías propuesto durante el fin de semana.
    Bss.

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  22. Once when I was little, my mother made wine out of elderberries. I can still smell it!
    I remember that it had a piece of bread or toast floating on the top (for yeast, I guess?)

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