Tuesday, June 06, 2006

TAKE A PEEK INSIDE MY SUMMER HOUSE....

I love my summer house, it is my retreat both winter and summer. Summer is best, when I can throw open the French doors and whilst sitting in both comfort and shade, I can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of my garden.

My Dearly Beloved made this little house for me, like many things in our home and garden we have used recycled/reclaimed materials. My summer house started out in life as just ordinary garden fencing, but with my D/Beloved skills and know-how, he created this idyllic spot in our garden for me to enjoy, and enjoy I really do.

I had fun painting and stencilling the walls, making the floaty net curtains and furnishing it with comfortable chairs, a table and shelves for my books and magazines. We take lunch & supper here, sit and listen to music, read, have a snooze and I have been known to partake of the odd glass of wine (or two).

My latest addition to it has been the little banner I made, I cut up an embroidered table cloth that I’d purchased from a charity show. I did it with respect and apology for the person who must have spent many hours stitching the pretty patterns of flowers and baskets onto the material. Cutting the t/cloth into pieces seemed at the time a dreadful thing to do, but at least it ‘s not simply lying folded in some drawer, I am enjoying it every day.

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15 comments:

Tammy said...

A great getaway spot!
:-D

Dawn said...

What a beautiful place....yes, the banner IS a wonderful way to use those linens that have a spot on them or are lying dormant in a drawer. Very nice idea!

Terri said...

What a lovely spot, Marion! You and your husband are both so talented! I'm envious!

Sue said...

What a fun and cozy little hideaway!
You've done so much to make it reflect your personality!

PEA said...

What a delightful little retreat...and right there in your own garden! It's no wonder you enjoy spending time in there, from what I can see in the photos, it's enchanting!!

Sigrun said...

Marion, what a wonderful place to read and drink wine! And I like the blue colour very much! The curtains are loveley and in front of the house you neeeeeed some pots with hostas! :-))

Sigrun

homemakersheart said...

How dreamy! What a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon. Please enjoy a cup of tea for me there!

Connie and Rob said...

Oh it just looks beautiful. A hideaway every girl dreams of having. This is like a grown up doll house.

Thanks for sharing your special place with us.

Take care,
Connie

Alice said...

So what's for supper tonight, Marion? I'm on my way over - nearly there now ... lol

A perfect retreat and I hope you and your husband will spend many a happy hour there this summer.

HORIZON said...

I love your wee summer house- my husband and l put up a good sized shed last year in the hopes of a summer house kind of thing but it has ended up being used as a storage container for the kids! - Typical. I love how homely you have made it- can imagine you sitting there sipping lemonade or having a cup of tea.
Do you mind if l add your blog to my links list? I enjoy the read and especially like it that you’re from Wales.

mrspao said...

Your summer house is gorgeous! It looks like a peaceful and restful spot.

Kerri said...

A wonderful retreat to sneak off to for a little rest and recreation Marion. You and your hubby have done a wonderful job with it. Love your creativity!!

Mindy said...

Marion, I love your summer house...its just beautiful!! Your window treatments are adorable!! Thank you for sharing this peaceful spot with us all!! blessings to you dear...xo

Rosa said...

Marion, it is simply lovely. What a perfect place to hide away on a lazy afternoon and do nothing. So special.

Peggy said...

How perfect! what a dear your hubby is for building this for you and how talented you are in the decorating. I have to go wipe the drool off the keyboard now. :)