Repeat Bloomer

How often does a gift improve and grow more beautiful as the years go by?
As a birthday present years ago, an adoring husband planned and laid out a flower garden for his lovely wife in their backyard.
This summer, gardenias perfume the patio & hydrangeas prevail alongside the porch of their home in Tennessee.
The birdbath is one of her favorites.

This luscious Abraham Darby was one of the first planted in her garden. She say's the old rose fragrance is amazing!
The sprightly little fountain captures the imagination and reflects her good spirit.
She is a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a gardener, a designer, a business partner, a good friend and again, a survivor.

This lovely woman is Jeanne Hyatt and this is her garden.
She is also one of the warm & friendly women known to many as...
Sophie Dahy Designs grew out of the personal style and professional know-how of long-time friends Jeanne Hyatt, buyer for a high-end shop, and Linda Raulston, interior designer. Crowd-pleasing centerpieces they created for tablescapes in their shop grew into Sophie Dahy Designs.
Sophie Dahy Designs uses only the finest silk flowers, realistic in color and shape. Your arrangement is, like any one-of-a-kind work of art, made carefully by hand. For this reason, no two are exactly alike. They make the perfect gift or centerpiece for any occasion and allow you to appreciate the longevity without the fuss.

As I mentioned, the beauty of Jeanne's garden comes as much from it's maturity as it does from the gift of her husband. But what is truly noted, is her finesse. We celebrate with you Jeanne and thank you for adding so much beauty to our everyday lives. You are indeed a repeat bloomer.

xo Lisa

Photos courtesy of Jeanne Hyatt & Sophie Dahy Designs


Teresa Hatfield said...

So beautiful, and such a perfect garden!
Hope your summer is going well and that things have slowed a bit.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Vitania said...

What a fabulous tribute ! Isn't Jeanne just fabulous ? I wish we lived closer.

I have seen the pics of this garden and what a wonderful gift it is..


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

How stunningly gorgeous...such a gift of love! She is lovely too!

Lisa said...

One more thing....
I forgot to add "Family Vacation Planner" to the list.
Last summer Jeanne knew that we were vacationing on Hilton Head Island for the first time & that I was stressing out a tiny bit. We had rented a home for a week and my mother was flying in from Scottsdale to meet us. I wanted everything to be just perfect!
Jeanne so graciously gathered information, like the address of the house, the ages and interests of our kids, what kind of dining we enjoyed, etc. and then gave us wonderful recommendations from a seasoned HHI vacationer's perspective.
She even had her friend who was there at the time, ride her bike by the home and check it out! You've got to love her stalker qualities! Our vacation was perfect and one that is noted in my journal as "Wonderfully Planned With Wonderful Results", thanks to Jeanne & her tandem friend.


Totally wonderful. I loved this post, Lisa. We should all do this for people we admire and love. The garden is lovely, like the woman. I think her hair is awesome. Thank you for this. xx's

Jo said...

What a beautiful pair ~ Jeanne and her garden. Isn't it wonderful to befriend such a gracious beauty? The photos are amazing. You always do such a lovely job of introducing us to your friends.

sophiedahydesigns said...

Lisa, I had to get on my husband's computer. Mine wouldn't let me make a comment. This was absolutely the dearest thing for you to do, and I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me!!! A great big hug and HUGE thank you to you!! Jeanne

The-Countrypolitan said...

Beautiful arrangements... and a beautiful garden... which I'm sure must all be a reflection of Jeanne... ~Terri

Renae said...

Tjhis is a truly lovely post in honor of our sweet friend Jeanne. You described her so beautifully, she is a delight and one very talented woman.

pve design said...

A rose is a rose!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Her amazing silk flowrs are almost as beautiful as she is!

Millie said...

Lisa what a beautiful tribute to Jeanne & her stunning work - you have a truly warm & generous heart sweet girl.
Millie ^_^