Monday, 9 July 2007

It started with a wreck ..... I mean DECK !


Yuck it was time for the truly weathered deck to be remodelled, good weather encouraged the workers, SO with great gutso my hubby started to take the thing apart, note the table is still in situ ....
However some workers sat down on the job .... far to many interesting bugs to be monitoring.

Then the wood arrived .... the deck is going to be larger than before so a lot more wood.
The workers had all but vanished except muggins here.....
Oooooo my back:(

It was great to see the lovely wood finally oiled.
BUT THEN THE RAINS CAME!!
Then finally this weekend the sun came came out, (yep and Wimbledon Tennis Tournament even managed to end on time) AMAZING.

The deck rail was painted and the debris cleared away.
I was able to use my new chairs, put my new umbrella up, (although so far no bunting)
gather all my big cushions up get the vintage linen out,
I love old linen especially french monogrammed linen.
Old 30's hand embroidered tablecloths
and a favorite vintage Durham quilt
the pots now in situ A lovely pitcher of summer fruit Juice
A basket of fav magazines
And to top it off my magazines from the US arrived -

- Oh I think I'm hooked ....... oooo such bliss .........

Et Voila
ANYONE FOR TEA

Better make it quick, I hope that's not rain yonder ..........:)

25 comments:

Lallee said...

I am going right now to book my ticket so I can come over. What a beautiful setting. Your husband did a great job, and I love the master decorating for the finish. Enjoy!

Alison said...

OOohhh lovely, can I come for tea!
It look so lovely and peaceful, lets hope the sun shines!
Enjoy your summer on your new deck.
Alison x

Susie Q said...

Oh how gorgeous! Can we all come for tea?? Such a sweet and pretty setting! You have it all arranged so beautifully!

Hugs,
Sue

madrekarin said...

Oh so pretty! I love the fact that you decorate your deck just like a room. I have taken the same approach with mine and my husband just shakes his head. Especially when I am mad-dashing to get things in before a thunder storm! Enjoy your new relaxation spot!

Rennagayle said...

Your deck, lovely vintage linens, flowers, and pitcher of juice all look picture perfect-so inviting!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Fabulous result! The whole thing looks wonderful. Love the quilt and the embroidered cloth. Perfect finishing touches.
Sue

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh Ginny... It looks so gorgeous! What an amazing transformation from that pile of wood to the beautifulness(is that at word?)it is now! I am loving that monogram linen piece and your refreshments look so pretty! I hope the sun stays out so you can enjoy it.

Heather

Tracy said...

wow I love your deck area so stylish

Lori said...

You will so enjoy your new deck, in between rain that is!! Can we have some here in Indiana? Lori

Ragged Roses said...

All that work was worth it! it looks gorgeous, hope you get to spend lots of time out there this summer (in between the showers!)
Kim x

Sew Recycled! said...

Oh yes please - do you do clotted cream teas?!
It looks absolutely gorgeous, I hope the weather does sort its self out soon. Enjoy!

Natasha Burns said...

Ginny I love your deck!!! I want to be there having tea right now, enjoying your linens and reading your Somerset Studio magazine...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a grat post! I love all of your beautiful items to death!
We have never thought of oiling the deck....perfect solution. We have torn ours off too and plan to build a bedroom there soon.
I got the other Somerset mag...called Somerset Life. It is wonderful as well, and has articles about some bloggers we know.
The boys with matching hats you saw...they are Mennonites...germans who live in a really different way. No cars for them! Amish you know.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
What a fabulous job you made of your decking area. It was well worth all of your hard work. And your finishing touches...what can I say?? - Perfection!!
I would love to join you for some fruit juice and a read of that mag!!
Hope the sun is still shining for you....
Niki x

The French Nest said...

Wow! The deck turned out beautifully! Your vintage tablecloths and embroidered napkins are stunning...hope you enjoy your summer on your new deck!

Kate

Clare said...

Hi Ginny,

Fantastic! Well done for getting it all completed despite the rain.

Everything looks just perfect - make mine a Pimms and I'll join you!

Clare x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! I could spend days there browsing through your mags....

Charmingdesigns said...

I love it! It is so beautiful! Its always nice when the sun comes out!! enjoy your deck! Laurei

She'sSewPretty said...

What a nice spot to sit and have tea. I love all of your vintage linens too!

the flour loft said...

Me for tea too please... don't mind waiting at the back of the queue either.
I love what you've created.. beautiful..I wish for summer sunshine on your return.
Enjoy!
ginny
x

OhSoVintage said...

What a great post. It all looks so lovely. I hope you get lots of sunny days in which to enjoy your newly decked area.

Lavender Rose said...

I do hope you are enjoying your vacation in France! I'm enjoying the pictures you left...tea and one of my fav magazines and all the pinkie things to sit and enjoy on your perfectly placed deck. MMMMmmmm
Come home soon!
Your new friend in stitching and decorating all things lovely,
Deb in FL

Carol said...

Love your deck Ginny it looks so great and was worth the effort! Your summer decoration is gorgeous too!
I hope you are enjoying a fab time in France and that your home is nowhere near that flood/hig water in GB *fingers crossed*. The poor people! Hugs Carol xox

Cheryl said...

That's it...I'm coming over! ;) What a lovely deck. I love how the "railing" looks like something from an old Victorian house...a landing or a porch. Just lovely.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Love your new decking, and the way you dressed it sooo beautifully ~ with Vintage finds!
Hope you can make the most of it, and have lovely family & friends gatherings... Blissfully enjoying the English Summer...
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx