June 28, 2008

To Julie Newmar, Thanks for Everything! Laura

Julie Newmar in Cottage Living magazine?

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. That happens sometimes when I decide to flip through my shelter mags at, like, 2 a.m. But not this time; there she was. Looking all sassy and nonchalant perched in her garden.

Photo by Marion Brenner for Cottage Living, July/August 2008

How deliciously enjoyable.

And not for nothing, the Catwoman’s got a heckuva garden. The photos are stunning, and the magazine (
July/August issue) even has a detailed sketch of her garden’s layout (page 78).

We have a plot of land the size of a postage stamp (it’s very Jersey Shore to have homes thisclose to each other) so I’ve started a file of photos of interesting container gardens like Julie's:

Photo by Marion Brenner for Cottage Living, July/August 2008

And, hello: As if all of this isn’t fabulous enough, my favorite feline lady has a rose named after her! The Julie Newmar Hybrid Tea Rose. (There is a fantastic photo of her with a big fat bouquet of Julie Newmars online here.)

Photo by Marion Brenner for Cottage Living, July/August 2008

It's simply purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect. (Sorry. I couldn't resist.)

Photo from Julie Newmar's web site.


Anonymous said...

Dear Laura:

Thanks for the glorious compliment. You're right about sharing garden ideas. A half-hour walk in my garden is like a two week vacation in Hawaii. With generous love.

Julie Newmar

Laura @ Shorehouse Chic. said...

Oh, my, my, MY! Can this really be the wonderful Ms. Newmar?! My day/week/month, etc. is made.

Much mahalo!

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! How cool is that to hear from Ms. Newmar herself?? Her garden is beautiful! And I loved seeing that old picture of her as Catwoman, too. I used to watch those shows all the time as a kid after school in the afternoons. -Julia

Laura @ Shorehouse Chic. said...

POW! ZAMM! Oh man, did I love that show. I tried to convince my younger brother that this cool old library near the Lincoln Tunnel in NJ was Wayne Manor. I think I kind of convinced myself it was, too. :-)

Aimee "Roo" said...

I loved that article too! And her roses look a lot like ours, which made me smile.

please sir said...

Oh my what a garden - great treat!

Anonymous said...

I was flipping through an old issue of Cottage Living, when I came across this wonderful article... elegant lady! Very inspirational.