Monday, 26 March 2012


I'm sure, like me, a lot of you have been gardening over the weekend.  I've been concentrating on the area in front of the summerhouse and intend buying more plants later this week.  I have sown some seeds for the first time as I usually buy the plants so we'll see how they work out.

Today I have been faffing about trying to put some vintagey things into the summerhouse.  This will be the first year we use it and I know how I want it to look.  So far I have only dressed one corner so have another three to do!
Many years ago a friend was taking this screen to the tip so I acquired it.  It is metal framed, extremely heavy and covered in green leatherette.  I always intended covering it so now is the impetus for me to do it.  It can be used in the summerhouse for me to store things behind.

I have also had this French coat/hat rail for ages but had nowhere in the house to put it.

I hope to be able to show you more photos in a few days.


  1. It's looking good.
    Sort of working in the garden this weekend. I was down the local stables filling my car with horse manure. Wonderful stuff, and I needed the workout. :)

  2. oh your lovely summerhouse!
    I'm lucky enough to have 2 sheds of my own, but they're not a patch on your summerhouse

  3. Wow!! That looks fantastic!!! Very jealous.

  4. Nice! post. Summerhouse and gardening sounds good to me :o)

    We are having some chilly weather here. No gardening yet!

    Your Summerhouse is so sweet! I just love the French coat/hat rail.

    Thanks! for sharing.

    Have a great week!


  5. Its just lovely....I'm so ready to get outside and see mud...and not the white stuff anymore!

  6. Your summerhouse is lovely and I too am coveting your French coat hook. Looking forward to seeing the other 3 corners when they are done....
    Julie x

  7. What a gorgeous place to relax. Thanks for letting me know about the comments. I have noticed my comments have dwindled lately. I wonder if others are having problems? X

  8. That looks like a cozy little place! I can't wait to get out in the garden too :)

  9. Oh how lucky you are, I love your summer house!
    It looks amazing!

  10. I LOVE your summerhouse! Look forward to seeing what you do with the screen. :0)

  11. Everything looks very lovely Ruth! The space will be perfect to sit and seek inspiration! x