Saturday, 14 June 2008


Last weekend we had a bit of a cleanup of our paved area. Having the gas bottles on full view had annoyed me for two years since we moved in. Small thing, I know - but those sorts of things just stick out and annoy me!! I found a little woven screen at Bunnings and thought it would be ideal.

With everything pulled out and then cleaned of course I couldn't help myself other than to rearrange the whole lot. This area gets the full northern winter sun and is mostly quite a nice place to be in winter. We are spoiled here with our winters - although they can be cold and windy we do get a lot of very nice days that are quite pleasant to be outside .

This little table was on our front area at our last house. It hadn't really found a home here but I shifted it to the bottom of the back stairs and put some bits and pieces on it. I think it looks right at home now.

This little ladder had been a bit lost too, but straddled across the garden bed with a few more bits it too looks a bit more at home now.

I love playing with arrangements around my home. I am quite excited to be having two pieces of furniture picked up today to get a face lift. My pine hutch that we have had for at least twenty years is going to be painted white/cream and is having new glass knobs put on and the back replaced with VJ boards also the day bed from Nana and Pop's house is getting the white treatment too. They will go is the living/dining area off the kitchen - one more step towards my dream come true! I hope that I will be able to get a wingback chair sometime soon and a footstool too!!


Mia said...

How lucky you are to be able ti sit outside midwinter; here in Norway we can not always even sit outside midsummer! This year out summer has been lovely so far, and a lot of time has been spent on the deck outside, but last summer it rained so much we really did not get to enjoy the summer the way it deserves to be enjoyed.

Regina said...

Loveley your sitting place!!!
Have a nice weekend!

nicolette said...

Love all the arrangements on your Mid-Winter terrace and the blue and white painted wood of the stairs and balconies.
Your new header is great!

Leanne said...

You are so clever I wish you would come rearrange my place. I really need to get out in the garden. We still haven't had much rain.

Sal said...

There's nothing like a good sort out,is there?
I love the step ladder. ;-)

Shabbyfufu said...

Nice patio, and the ladder for plants too! Thanks for the visit today:-)

mollycupcakes said...

Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, it's lovely to meet you.
Now I'm off to have a good read of yours.
Take care.
Catheirne x

On My Verandah. said...

Hi leisa...your Garden looks lovely & I could see you sitting there with stitching in hand,what a lovely spot for that.

Garden girl said...

your garden looks beautiful! what a relaxing place to chill out.

Rosy said...

Your patio area is very relaxing, love that step ladder the way you decorate it. The white treatment is no doubt my favourite style at the moment.I wish I could paint every piece in my house too.

Lucy Bloom said...

How lovely to see your paved area too - you've done a grand job. We still have to create a paved area in our garden, my sunny spot is my little haven amidst chaos!
Have a lovely week,
Lucy x

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