A Refuge in your Garden

Dragonsfire By Dragonsfire, 7th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sheds are not just for miscellaneous junk of life. They can become the centre of garden living in an unsure climate.

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Sheds are not just for miscellaneous junk of life. They can become the centre of garden living in an unsure climate. I am hoping that this shed inspires people to theme their own shed on something that they love , be it motorbikes, barges or sail boats.

The origins of my dutch barn USA shed go back to my childhood. Living in a rural area most people had out buildings and stables and such. I remember those wet days sheltering in the tack store drinking coffee after mucking out. Those days on the allotments when all you could do was clean pots and tools and wait for the sun. The days of childhood sat with my dad on old deck chairs planning what to do next in the garden. Most of all i remember our beach hut on Hayling Island beach, overlooking the sea.

It was the aromas i wanted to capture the hessien sacks for the animal feed and the leather tack. I have made the shed our tribute to our travels. The sherrifs chair from usa and boots from australia and canada are in one corner. There is an old rawhide jacket hung on the wall. We keep the feed for our chickens and bedding in it. The old sofa makes a comfy place to have a lunch break.
In Conclusion
For me sheds are more than just stores they are part of my story interwoven with memories. Hope this gives you some inspiration to style a garden building for more than just the lawn mower and old paint pots.
Dragonsfire signing out to ponder the next move in the garden wishing you happy pottering.


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I enjoy writing short stories of many kinds. My imagination is sparked by every day happenings, that I put a twist to.

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author avatar Kingwell
7th Apr 2013 (#)

Good memories.

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author avatar richardpeeej
8th Aug 2013 (#)

A lovely shed...what a nice place to have in the garden :-)

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author avatar Dragonsfire
9th Feb 2014 (#)

Update- The weather we have been having in jan/feb 2014 hasn't affected the barn at all . Well thats not entirely true metal cockerel on the roofs missing some bits but the structure is still watertight and sound.

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