Monday, 6 May 2013

Warmer weather - time to open the garden shed ....

I have shared my garden shed / summerhouse several times before - time-to-get-outdoors-ready-for-summer & my-little-retreat-in-garden

We have had a lovely 3 day long Bank Holiday weekend & with the sunshine I have thrown open the doors to my space for a spruce up after our long winter.

After finding evidence of a mouse last year, I made sure I closed it all up really well, sealed up the tiny knot hole on the floor & when I flung open the doors, the first thing I noticed was beads from the bead curtain on the floor & damaged ribbon ....


The knot hole on the floor has been enlarged / gnawed & again a cushion has been chewed for nesting material. I can only imagine that the field mouse thought the beads were food of sorts as it gathered them near the nest *sighs*

Do you have any humane advice to offer?

The wicker chair cushions were now too mousey so they were thrown out & our large pink cushions will have to do until I find replacement ones.

I changed the colours a little last year when I found the ribbon door curtains & so it has become more pink, blue & green - girlie even ...


I always love bunting in there & I am fond of the bright pink chandelier which the daughters do not like but I love the brightness of it ... what do you think?


This is our selection of pink cushions, rugs & textiles  ...


Some of the details on the ribbon curtain, bunting & cushions

 
The shabby chic outdoor baskets are a recent addition too & I think they are lovely

 
The various textures & surfaces are interesting in the limited colour range
 
 
It is now all de-moused (my own word ...) a champagne cork plugs its hole & I am hoping to spend much time there just reading, drinking tea, relaxing & catching up ... It has Wi-Fi from the house so I can catch up on all the lovely blogs too.


Thanks for stopping by - are you ready for summer?
Dee ~♥~

13 comments:

  1. Wow! What a charming place, Dee!

    Thanks a lot for sharing

    Marina

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again Marina - we like it out there ....

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  2. Love the Pink! Such a nice "shed" to spend time in....with wifi also! Happy Spring Dee! Your garden is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Lynda - I like the term 'shed' because it sounds casual. The garden is starting to colour up which is always welcome :)

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  3. Gosh, your shed is a lot more elegant than mine! LOL! I live in hope though, just need to empty it and sort it - bit like old home really!

    Thank you for calling over to my much neglected blog and leaving some comments. I don't seem to get email notification when comments arrive, so often it takes me months to actually get around to moderating them. Rolls eyes! Must get back to doing a bit more regular blogging, especially since clearing old home is getting more manic, you wouldn't believe the stuff I am rediscovering! And we haven't really got into the loft yet...!!! Eeeek!

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    1. Ahhh Maggie, I know what you mean - it is so easy for it to become a dumping ground but I know we use it more often when it is somewhere pretty; life is too short to not enjoy it!
      I love rooting around in the loft & rediscovering things which I had forgotten about. My rule has become to only live with things I really like or want. Please stick with your blog because it is very interesting.

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  4. What a pretty space Dee! I love the colour scheme! Happy Mother's Day! Angie xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Angie - We should all have a pretty little space to just relax in ....

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  5. Such a lovely outside room Dee!! I just LOVE the pink chandelier!

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    1. A girl after my own heart - I love the pink chandelier too :)

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  6. I saw your shed when you publish it, but today I've seen it in a different way, it's lovely, all those colours. A place to enjoy summer. Would you mind if I publish your shed in my blog? Please!

    Marina

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    1. You are most welcome to share it Marina .....

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