Monday, April 22, 2013

Decorating the Cottage Garden

I love to decorate outside in the garden just as much as I do inside.

Every year I tweak my garden rooms and add new touches
or totally redecorate. This is my potting bench from last
year.   Sadly this year I have not done much yet this year but I 
am always looking for inspiration.   Here are some ideas I have
saved.  I hope they inspire you as much as they do me.

 Places to Sit and Relax ...

Darling sheds where you can store your pots, etc ...

Ideas for flower boxes and containers ...

Last year I added thrift shop plates to one of my flower boxes.

Don't forget the birds ...

And the bling ...
(adding solar powered lights to outdoor chandy)

But most of all don't forget a swing ...

I hope that I have inspired you to have fun decorating your garden.

Happily Joining ~

Bentley ~ are you getting excited about the little trip you and 
your momma are going to take?  Shall we tell everyone
about it soon???

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. I love all your outdoor images but that swing is so beautiful! You must be so happy that Spring has arrived!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. All so lovely ! Thanks for sharing . Oh I am looking forward to hearing of your trip Bentley ! Have fun . Laters !

  3. So many cute ideas...I am really loving all the cute containers we can pot our flowers in!


  4. O boy did you ever inspire me! Spring is taking its time coming to my area so I really needed this! Thank you!

  5. all of those ideas are lovely!!!! Many not practical for where I live and the weather conditions, climate etc. Kind of a bummer. But we have only lived on this property for not quite 4 years yet, and we have A LOT !!!!!! of work yet to do

  6. Ohhhh, beautiful, Susan. Don't you just LOVE Pinterest? Such great ideas there. Isn't that little purple shed a heart-stopper? Loved all. Susan

  7. Thank you so much for all the great idea's! I am in the process of re-doing my potting table and this gives me some great ideas. i can hardly stay out of the yard.
    Have a wonderful Spring week.

  8. GREAT inspirational ideas here, Susan. I could be happy with any, or all, of them- xo Diana

  9. Yes, you have inspired me. I have needed new cushions for my porch for a couple of years, now. I just have not found any that I really loved. My resolution, after seeing this blog, is just to find some that I like and get this "done"! Thanks for the "push".

  10. Oh my, unreal garden inspiration. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Love all the garden inspiration ! I really like those plates in your flower boxes ! Great idea :)

  12. I would totally love to have a little house like the purple one! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration with us! Hugs ~ Mary

  13. What you have done is just darling... and all of your inspiring pictures make me want to dig in the dirt!!! LOVE the potting shed! I think I would never want to come inside if I had one!
    Isn't spring delightful?

  14. Wonderful collection of photos and ideas, they all are so magical and immediately I feel transported to a land full of garden fairies and summer breezes. I love your dresser drawer full of plants, that is adorable. Can't wait to see what you do next!

  15. Very inspiring! I really need to work on adding a little something extra to my garden areas. In the past I've focused mostly on the flowers. Now I feel like I have the beds mostly how I like them.

    1. Thanks for all the inspiration! I'm with you, I love decorating outside. Mimi

  16. Your garden is lovely. I have been working on mine, but it is getting there.

  17. Such pretty inspiration! It makes me want to get gardening ;)
    Jamie @


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