An Afternoon Stroll through Floral Park

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Thanks to my friends…who happen to be neighbors…Jan, Kelly and Vicki, I enjoyed a glorious afternoon last weekend strolling through the beautiful and historical Floral Park enclave in Santa Ana.  It was their annual home tour.  The pride of ownership shows in every detail in every home and garden we visited.  I learned about a few new plants I’d like to add to my yard and some adorable decorating ideas.

It’s best said with pictures…….Enjoy!!

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Owner bought the French chandelier from Goodwill for $100!

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love this little vignette on the backyard covered patio

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some people are so f-ing clever!

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hard to see them, but there are black curtains flanking the front door

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cutest doorbell

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how cute is this little guest bathroom display

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my new favorite tree, a Palo Verde…this pic doesn’t do it justice..a beautiful canopy of yellow flowers and a bright green trunk

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look at that Cotswold style roof and amazing floral arch

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made me laugh…probably’ cause it’ll be true someday!

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can you spot the butterfly in this butterfly garden?

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IMAG0827I got away with taking pics in the first house and then had to sneak the others…not as many as I would have liked to share, but get tickets next year so you can enjoy it too!  It’s usually in April and there’s a boutique, vintage car display and food vendors too!  …or if you can’t wait, just drive through this historic neighborhood and take in the beautiful homes and gardens.

 You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

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