Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Shabby Chic Inspired Garden ♥

Now that spring has finally made an appearance I've begun thinking about how I'd like us to use the garden in the warmer months, what flowers I'd like to have growing out there this year and what outdoor toys I'd like to invest in for my son, now that his slide and little trampoline are too small.

I want the garden to be an extension of our living space, a place to enjoy on sunny days - whether it be reading a book, having a family BBQ or doing a spot of bird-watching (we love to see our little robin visitor pottering about). Last year I invested in some shabby chic inspired pots in blue and soft pink and this year I'd like to expand on the shabby chic theme with some fun and whimsical accessories, as well as some new garden furniture and some wooden additions for my little one to play with.

No garden would be complete without some garden chairs or loungers and this Savona lounger chair in turquoise reminds me of that perfect shabby chic blue which I just love and a set of these in our garden would be perfect for lounging on and reading our books on warm, sunny days. I also love this Tobago Hanging Chair, which is similar to a chair I saw in a beautiful garden in Sark. It was great fun to sit on and with some shabby chic inspired cushions (which I have plenty of!) it would fit perfectly into the garden.

As I said, we love to welcome little birdie visitors to our garden and this handmade pink shabby chic inspired bird house is just too sweet to not include in this post. The white picket fence is just darling!

I've always wanted a little wooden playhouse for my son and I've found the perfect one to fit in with my shabby chic inspired garden. How sweet is this wooden playhouse with white windows complete with window boxes, a central stable door complete with heart cut out and letterbox and it's shabby chic blue. This is the stuff that garden playtime dreams are made of! It is a little on the expensive side but a girl can dream, right?

For quirky finishing touches I've stumbled across these teacup and saucer bird feeders, which I am absolutely in love with! I think they have a real 'Alice in Wonderland' whimsical feel to them and that's something which I love. If you want to go all out with the whimsy I've also found these teapot bird feeders to complete the set, amazing! I also found this beautiful double tier tea light chandelier which I thought would be beautiful placed on a tree above an outdoor dining space. It has such a romantic charm to it and would be gorgeous for creating a soft light when enjoying a glass of wine or two outdoors on a warm summers night.

Are you a fan of the shabby chic theme? Would you have any of these pieces in your own garden?

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