Redecorating our Summer Place

Can you find my little friend Tweetie?

We finished redecorating our Gartenzimmer (Florida room or treehouse as we call it). The perfect summer place to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great for entertaining and relaxing. It’s like stepping out of our living room right into a cottage without driving miles to get there.

Here’s the new look in black rattan.

Ready just in time to celebrate my daughter-in-law’s birthday

with our oldest son and grandchildren!

I have fun changing the display.

German blue and gray pottery

Wild Rose China and Pink Vases – made in Germany

White Pottery – some from Germany and Italy

Tweetie likes to get in the action, it’s her debut on my blog!

I still love the way we had it since we moved to this house eight years ago–white wicker furniture (which we moved to the downstairs patio and put the loveseat on our front porch). The wicker set is secondhand and we’ve had it almost 20 years (new cushions twice).

How our Florida room used to look …

With all this time off work, you’d think I’d be further ahead in doing projects around the house and garden. Oh well, why do it today when we can always do it tomorrow?

Tomorrow is another day.

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15 Responses to Redecorating our Summer Place

  1. Beautiful place you got there Carmen. Super! :). I like the closeness of the trees to your windows.

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  2. josep-maria says:

    How beautiful all these corners of your house, with that beautiful decoration so yours, so Carmen. And how nice to see your whole family enjoying it. Everything is balance, delicacy and good vibes. And you look beautiful in the photos, the jeans fit you perfectly. I love the loops in your hairstyle, you look gorgeous.

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    • carmen says:

      Moltes gràcies, estimat Josep-Maria! I always appreciate your generous compliments! I’m happy you like my new decor! 🙂 Que tingueu un cap de setmana meravellós!


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  3. utesmile says:

    What an absolutely wonderful room. The black rattan looks great and comfy. I can see tweetie on your shoulder there and on your Granddaughter’s head. I love to see all your German vases and pots. So familiar the grey and blue Steingut pottery, the Wilde Rose – you got many vases there, and the white vase with the ammonites is just like my mum’s. Das Garten Zimmer ist so schoen. Ich freue mich dort einen Tee mit Dir zu trinken….. eines Tages!. A wonderful room for a beautiful family. Much love Carmen ♥

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    • carmen says:

      Liebe Ute, I had a dream last night that you came to visit! Yes, Tweetie is in the first photo with me and on my granddaughter’s head. She’s also on my grandson’s shoulder (she took a real liking to him immediately) as well as in the cage and in some other photos.

      Alles liebe!

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  4. Maggie says:

    wow ! What a beautiful gartenzimmer you have , and all that lovely pieces of different colours collection of decorations! Re-decorating is fun , it does gave a new feel of the room ! Great job ! The grandchildren growing up so fast ! The baby is adorable and handsome!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much! That’s another thing we have in common, fun with decorating! Let’s get together soon with some of our social circle in my Gartenzimmer! 🙂



  5. finbarsgift says:

    Great location dear Carmen …
    Happiness is a fine Floridaroom 😆
    Have a pleasant day!
    Herzlich, Lu

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  6. Louis says:

    Bonjour Carmen,
    Voici un séjour d’été, magnifiquement décoré, pour d’agréables moments en famille ! Bravo !
    Mais, en ces temps délicats et inédits de pandémie, sois prudente et prends bien soin de toi.
    Bisous amicaux et musicaux d’Auvergne (France).

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    • carmen says:

      Bonjour Louis! Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables paroles et la belle vidéo. Restez en sécurité et heureux! Salutations du Canada! 🙂



  7. cindy knoke says:

    Sorry meant,
    You are beautiful inside, which is the most important place.
    Love this post and all it stands for.

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