Friday, 13 April 2012

shed chic

As you know I have a fairly small space here at Cottage Garden but we have managed to fit in a shed.  In fact we probably could have invested in something larger.  A Summer House perhaps, together with one of those tool stores that can be tucked away out of sight somewhere.... 

... so I find myself coveting these beautiful sheds summer houses/outdoor rooms - aren't they just gorgeous!





I also love Emma's studio over at Silverpebble and Madelief's beautifully inspiring summer house.  Do take a peep ... they won't mind !

What a little beauty this is - the awning is so sweet and I love the wonderful cottage planting.

All images borrowed from Shed Chic and Country Living

~ oh well, a girl can dream ~

 What do I have instead?  I have a shed (yes it's most definitely a shed) which invariably houses a myriad of half-used paint tins plus associated decorating paraphernalia: the OH's golf bag and clubs: tools, rags and various other sundry items - overflow work stuff that seemingly cannot fit into his ever-shrinking (or so it seems) van: stacks of garden deckchairs, cushions, tables and chairs and then finally - hurrah - a couple of wobbly shelves for my gardening stuff! 

BUT .... joy of joys ! I do have a rather nice potting table now ...  more of which another time.

Have a lovely weekend!

Jeanne
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23 comments:

  1. dreaming the same :))
    the first one is my favourite!

    lots of greetings and have a nice weekend!

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  2. I'd be quite happy with any of them as they're all so pretty! I have a large, but not pretty shed, which is now so full and disorganised that I can't find anything in it!

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    1. I like the word 'large' here Su. I'm annoyed that we didn't go bigger, but then I suppose the bigger the shed the more stuff we find to put in it!

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  3. Hello Jeanne:
    Yes, these 'sheds' certainly elevate themselves into other realms and would make a most attractive addition to any garden. Indeed, what wonderful places to while away sunny summer days.

    We are certain that your own fits in wonderfully well into what we know to be your immaculate and beautifully presented garden and, now complete with potting bench, will be somewhere where you will spend many an enjoyable hour. Will we be allowed a glimpse of it in a future post?

    Kellemes hétvégét!

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    1. Thank you Jane and Lance - yes, I'm sure it will make an appearance some time throughout the summer!

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  4. I have dreamed of having one of these in my gardens for nearly 20 yrs. It was always going to be my art studio. But when the front room with the double french doors became available to transform into my art studio I did not hesitate. I'd rather be indoors than out in a shed with the black widows! So I let my dreams go...I do have plans to add a potting table, possibly covered with a trellis both built by my Hubby and sons, to our potager. I hope if you fancy yours up with rosey quilts and pillows that you will show us. I do adore your potager...is the shed near it? I'm guessing it is.

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    1. Kerrie, you are SO lucky to have such a handy hubby.

      Thank you - yes the shed is near the potager, there is a gravel area just next to it and I like to pull up a deckchair and take a pew after my exertions in the grden ...!

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  5. Your shed sounds a lot like mine Jeanne :0)

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  6. Beautiful garden houses !!...o yes Madelief has a great garden !!!.....lovely weekend darling....love from me....xxx...

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  7. I have a shed also, but it is not as beautiful as these. It is cedar and has window boxes but inside not so cute, a snowblower, pots, sand and bags of cement.

    Eileen

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  8. delightful! pity England is so damp.

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  9. Jeanne, I think my shed has more in common with yours than the gorgeous ones here. I love the idea of a cottage garden around it..... I bet that potting table is getting good use at the moment so shall look forward to seeing it soon... plus the fruits of your labours on it!

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  10. I have craved a summerhousey shed for ages now......

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  11. Beautiful pictures and it sure is wonderful to dream, isn't it Jeanne? :) Maybe you can turn your shed into the kind of shed you would like to have? Some clearing out, reorganizing and paint can do wonders. ;)

    I don't know if I dare to mention that I've a huge shed. A shed which is divided in 3 different sheds with walls between them. At the moment chaos rules there but that will change soon and the middle and largest one will be turned into my garden shed with all my gardening stuff. Promise to show you when it's done.

    Take care my dear friend and have a lovely weekend!♥

    Lotta
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  12. Husband has a tiny shed, not large enough to work in, just for storing garden implements, but the year before last he built me a summerhouse, almost identical to the first of your photos although I don't have such pretty furniture to put in it. We have a tiny garden, a summerhouse isn't really an essential but oh, what a luxury to be have this adorable little space (and it has light and heat should I need it.) It's only 6ft by 8ft (space - or lack of - dictated it's minuscule size) but I still love it! But what I like is that my summerhouse isn't one of those twee Swiss chalet designs, those off-the-peg ones from a garden centre!
    Margaret P

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  13. Dear Jeanne ,

    just coming back from a few days with friends ...ohhh you are right, I would love to have such alittle garden house in my garden ,too.
    We got a very small one for the kids and as they crown I have it for me, but to small to sit in...
    Your favourites are mine...
    Let us know, if you will get one of them..

    Best wishes,
    Sanne

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  14. Such beautiful summer houses Jeanne! The one on top looks very romantic. I hope my garden house will look a like this one day. It will be difficult I think, because we have to use the house as a shed as well :-).

    A potting table is a handy thing to have. My husband gave me one for my birthday last year and I enjoy it very much. No more kneeling down :-)!

    Thank you for mentioning my garden house. I enjoyed your visitors.

    A happy week ahead!

    Madelief x

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  15. Can't help thinking that beautiful as it that the top creation with all its adornments would simply take off if there was a slight puff of wind :) Our shed is a home for my composting worms whilst the garage bears the brunt of everything else. Look forward to reading about your potting table Jeanne.

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  16. Thats how it started with me seeing these type of images. Then I convinced hubby I'd use mine to make my bears in.

    I'm in my summerhouse now, he wired it up so I could have heating, lighting and the internet, do you think he hopes I'll live in here? ;)

    Best thing I bought and made over.

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  17. These remind me of Elspeth Thompson...

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  18. A shed is a a type of a storage room. This is a perfect place to hide all unnecessary things in your yard. It can also be considered as an extension of your house.

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  19. Shabby shed chic...how I wish we had room!
    Anne.x

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