May 27, 2014

Furniture for the garden shed!

My parents have been storing the porch furniture that once belong to my beloved Aunt Jean (and formally my grandparents).
Although the garden shed is tiny, we were pleased to see that the couch fits.  If you missed the partial tour earlier last week, see this post. 
The cushions have seen better days, but one of my estate sale chenille bedspreads makes it look pretty again.
A few of my favorite craft room pillows have also found their way onto the couch.
My  pink bird cage has also found its way outside from my craft room.  The framed bird print was a gift from my dear friend, Viv.
The fabric bunting from Heather (Vintage Grey) now includes a few empty seed packets from our garden.
The nest picture was a gift from Donna (My Shabby Chateau) and fits perfectly in this special space.  The trellis shelf was a birthday gift to myself from my recent trip to South Haven.
The plant stand was also a birthday gift to myself from Murphy's Antique mall in South Haven.  The ivy style  matches my Aunt's porch furniture.
I also brought out my childhood rocking chair for Josie.  It's almost too small for her now.
A barrel sits next to the couch and makes a great stand for fresh flowers (or a glass of wine).
At night, the glow from my bunting lights up the room.  
Monday afternoon, Josie and I took a break from working in our vegetable garden.  I found myself asleep on the couch.
Thank you, Aunt Jean (and Grandma/Grandpa).  

I know you'd love this special sanctuary.
 

23 comments:

Margaret said...

What an awesome space. It truly is a sanctuary and not only is it pretty but because it is filled with family loved goodies, it has a warmth that money can't buy! Your relatives would be proud. Enjoy it! Maggie

vintage grey said...

I love the space and the new couch is perfect!! You have such sweet touches to make it so pretty and cozy!! The bunting looks cute in there! ;) xo Heather

Donna said...

Sanctuary, indeed! The couch is perfect for your space, and the chenille spread and pillows make it look so cozy! I was excited to see my "nest" wall hanging, I'd forgotten that I had sent it to you:) Glad you are enjoying your space!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh how cute!!! Love the chenille cover and the colors are great! I like your new header too!

Lutka And Co. said...

What a cozy spot! And I love how you decorated the space!

Lynne said...

Perfect spot for the garden heirloom . . . and I love the soft colors you have added to make it so warm and cozy . . .
I think you'll be spending some time there . . .

NanaDiana said...

How wonderful that you have your grandparents/aunt's old couch. I love the chenille spread over it. The whole "nest" looks just perfect, Kim.

That is so cute of Josie sitting in that little chair. She is getting so big-so fast. Love it- and your header, too! xo Diana

Shirley Hatfield said...

Nothing better than family treasures and a special place to keep them. I just love vintage patio furniture. I am looking for an old buffet just to put on my deck to store picnic supplies. I saw one outside a restaurant at uber-pretentious Sundance Resort a few years ago and have wanted one ever since. They are best when they are well-loved and weather-beaten.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Everything looks so cute. It's nice that you have it all ready for the summer. I love how the chenille spread looks on the couch. It adds a sweet touch.

xo Danielle

harriette said...

My jaw lowered with each picture of this magical space!! How wonderful to have such a neat, cozy place to go to. Inspired, thanks!!

Cheryl G. said...

So adorable! Love it all!

LBP said...

I could totally see myself sitting in there enjoying a glass of sweet tea and a favorite book. What a beautiful space you have created.

Blessings

Linda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
I had this same garden sofa along with 2 matching chairs out in our enclosed patio which later became our Den when i was first married....36 years ago!! I gave it to my MIL when we made the patio into the Den and she later gave it to one of Joe's neices.

Love this room. Playing catch up so i will be back commenting on your other posts that I missed.....

Hugs,
Deb

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh I just love your pretty new header!! That couch looks so pretty and perfect in their!! It looks so homey and cozy! Love all the sweet colors and decorations you have around!! Very cute Kim!! :) xo Holly

Lynn said...

amazing space that you have there! I love the way you have it decorated! Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Lynn

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I DO love it! I especially love all the sunlight and how fresh and airy it looks. Our house faces the wrong way and is always so dark. How I wish for brighter rooms like this one.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to have special places to get away and think thoughts...or read books...or rest! This is perfect and the chenille is so pretty. Enjoy your week! I guess school will be out soon..I hope! Hugs!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It's turning into a very cozy little space-enjoy:@)

donna said...

WOW! What a great place. You have it decorated so beautifully my dear.
What a treasure your couch is.
Hugs
donna

Nellie said...

What a peaceful retreat! It's the perfect place to go for some special time. xo Nellie

Pam Kessler said...

What a great place to take a nap! That couch looks so comfy, especially with the bedspread on it. I think you may have to pry Josie's bum out of that chair one day soon :)

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I adore that chenille cover for the couch! It's the perfect compliment to the iron accents! And how cute is Josie in the little chair??

★Carol★ said...

Could that couch be any more perfect for your garden shed?!?! It's so charming in there, I think I would have a hard time not spending every spare minute in there!