Lobster and Swan

blog.lobsterandswan.com · Jul 31, 2016

CREATING A GARDEN RETREAT FOR ALL SEASONS

I hope you had a marvelous weekend? We did, we were out here glamping with friends in our newly opened garden retreat! When I said Tea Shed – you know I meant G&T shed, right? A couple of dry weeks (weather wise haha) and a break in our schedule has meant I have finally finished our perfect garden retreat. As we work from home it’s nice to be able to sneak down here now, away from the internet and really relax with a book, cuppa or gin and tonic or two.
I cannot thank Waltons enough for asking me to makeover one of their contemporary Summer Houses for this collaboration, (and their patience as it’s taken us forever to get it finally finished)! It will be somewhere we spend time in every season, I am already looking forward to autumn evenings down here, we absolutely love being inside our mini cabin when it is raining!
It has everything we need in one perfectly sized room for comfort and entertainment. Once some electricity is installed, we might just move down here!
A cupboard for storage and a table that is easily moved around, in or out.
Piles of cushions, blankets and throws all on top of a moveable day bed. Which is made simply from vintage crates and a single mattress.
A crazy big pompom wall hanging that I made – after seeing the tutorial by Lisa Tilse over on We are Scout.
An unloved tea-pot to house one of my geraniums that needed a bit of TLC.
A place for keeping my current reads and inspirational books close at hand.
An old fashioned broom for sweeping out bark and debris that blows in through the doors.
Books about making the perfect beverages in all seasons pretty glasses to drink them from.
A sunny corner for my collection of geraniums (pelargoniums) I love their cheery blooms and tough nature. With scented varieties and the whole pink colour spectrum, I am in heaven.
A cupboard for all my favourite teas and extra books and magazines.
Liberty prints in my favourite patterns.
The perfect white cup and saucer on a vintage handwoven mat.
Classic novels for lazy summer and crisp autumn days.
One cat inside and one outside sleeping in the cat mint – a lure that really worked hooray! I love having both my girls so close by.
Rusty lanterns for nightlights and wildly planted herbs and flowers.
A covered stoop for sitting out near our fire pit and sheltering from the rain.
And of course, all the gin, i need to bring my whole collection down here!
I am looking forward to drinking all my favourite styles of tea out here, fresh Moroccan mint, Indian spiced chai, herbal, fruit and of course my morning English Breakfast tea. Although, I am not sure my antique water boiling situation is completely safe? I am working on finding a more efficient (let hazardous) setup! So, how do you like it? I will be back in a day or two with a few closer details and source book of sorts to help you find lots of the things I picked up (or similar) to decorate the place in a thrifty fashion – all for under £250.00. See you soon! x

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