Tag Archives: Outdoor living

From Houzz (3)….She sheds….Love it!

21 Apr


Which is your favorite?

My favorite would be the one my grandfather made one for my sisters and me about 1965.  It was 8’X8′ painted white with a real door, (2) windows that opened, vinyl flooring even asphalt shingles.  When we moved the new owner used it as her studio to make hats.

Outdoor Rooms

22 Apr
Fly under


Kathleen Birmingham has an article in this month’s issue of Acreage Life about creating outdoor rooms.  She addresses site, furnishing, lighting, weather and privacy.  My favorite expert is Australian native Jamie Durie, designer of outdoor spaces and host of his own HGTV show. http://jamiedurie.com/

Elfcroft is blessed with several outdoor rooms….a west side arbor, east facing screened porch with a swing and south-facing golden quartz flagstone patio open for star-gazing surrounded by a moon garden.  The orientation makes a huge difference in the comfort level.  Screened, shaded and open sky….we have it covered.  What we don’t have….and it is probably the favorite outdoor room in Indiana….the basketball court/driveway.  Well, we have a driveway.  The basketball goal was worn out years ago.  They do wear out. 😦

Porch swing with great cushion

Porch swing with great cushion

Moon garden

Moon garden