Creating A Garden Chill Space With TK MAXX

This feels like the year we may finally finish our garden. As last week I was busy creating a garden chill space of my very own. We have been saying that for years, but there always seems to be more to do. More plants and flowers to plant or move.

And you ask yourself, will it ever end? And then just as we feel we are getting somewhere, winter rolls in, and we have to shelve our plans for another year.

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

The garden was the reason we fell in love with our home.  It was both exciting and daunting to take on such a project. When we moved in our home we thought it was a blank canvas, we were so naive. We had no idea how much it would cost to move a shed of that size, or lower the huge decked area. But there is now light at the end of the tunnel, we are getting to spend time chilling in the garden. We are able to look out of the window and smile at how pretty it looks.

I have to admit here and now, that the extent of my gardening expertise is buying plants that look great and lining them up, in the hope that someone to plant them! If I had to maintain the garden, we would be living in a Victorian terrace property, with a shingled yard.

However what I can do is shop, and luckily for me that is where we are at right now. The garden is ready to fill with furniture, and create places to chill in the sun. Part of our vision was to create a family chill area, and the perfect place to chill with friends. And lastly, somewhere just for me, a sunny retreat away from the noise of Saturday afternoon football. A place to enjoy a morning coffee, whilst listening to the birds sing.

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Last week on my mission for such an area, I headed off to TK MAXX looking for something and little different, something a bit quirky. And true to expectations I found exactly what I was looking for. I was able to buy everything I needed to kit out my little area perfectly.

I almost squealed with excitement when I saw this blue chair, the perfect place to lie and think of nothing in particular. Life is so full of chaos isn’t it?  To have a space to just chill, away from the football, and discussions on tactics is essential.

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

In our house football is not just for the Euros or World Cup. It is for every blooming match ever played, Burnley matches get played twice. I kid you not. And let me ask you this? Why have a season ticket and then come home and watch the match? The logic behind that escapes me completely.

Anyhow, now I have my little area, equipped with scented flowers to attract the bees. There is nothing like the sound of bees as you are sat with you eyes shut,  with the heat of the sun of your face.

I have a blanket, chiminea and scented candles ready for when the sun goes down. And a Pimm’s jug,  perfect for iced water on school days, but on a hot Sunday afternoon, will be strictly for ice-cold Pimm’s.

Creating A Garden Chill Space with TK MAXX

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33 Comments

  1. 29th June 2016 / 11:28 am

    That is such a beautiful chill out area you have created there Sarah, I love it. I agree, why have a season ticket then come home and watch it again?!? it happens in our house too ha! x #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th June 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I know grrr to football, but can live with it now I have my chill area, just need some sun now xxx

  2. 29th June 2016 / 2:51 pm

    What a gorgeous little space! You definelty need somewhere to escape the football! Here’s hoping we get some sunshine again soon.
    #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th June 2016 / 10:42 pm

      I know Carly, I hope so too, we NEED some sun x

  3. 29th June 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Oh my! What a beautiful garden! And that little corner you’ve created is to die for. It really makes me to want to be there chilling out with you 😉

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th June 2016 / 11:02 pm

      Ah thanks Gaby, I just need some sun now and then bring on the Pimms, but yes I just love it too x

  4. 29th June 2016 / 4:35 pm

    What a gorgeous space, so calm and relaxing! I think your garden looks fab 🙂 I love the chair – I can just see myself there, relaxing with a nice cold glass of pimms. Totally with you on the sound of bees buzzing, I find it so therapeutic. #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Katy I just love the sound of Bees it is so relaxing, and thank you I love our Garden I just wish we got to use it more x

  5. 29th June 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Lovely. There’s a green patio set at our local TK Maxx that I’ve had my eye on. However, our garden focus at the moment is a play area with fairy garden x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Ah a fairy garden how sweet, I feel like it never ends with a garden but when you are sitting out it feel so worth it x

  6. 29th June 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Looks stunning! I love a good root around TK Maxx, and they have some great patio sets… we just need a patio first 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Me to Suzanne I could spend hours in the home section of TKMAXX xxx

  7. 29th June 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Looks like a lovely little place to chill out, the chair is gorgeous. I love TK MAXX for their homewares.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I do too, there are so many great little finds there aren’t there? And yes, thank you it is a great spot to chill x

  8. 29th June 2016 / 9:31 pm

    What a beautiful garden, it really looks lovely. It’s great to have an area to relax and chill away from everything.
    Your pictures are quite amazing too!
    #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks you Elena yes it is, I love how peaceful it is out there in the day x

  9. 29th June 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I LOVE that chair Sarah and what an amazing place to chill out away from the football. Good to see Toby getting to join you though. We purchased new garden furniture in May and I swear it has rained ever since. I think we have sat on it for a total of 2 hours, ah just want some sun to enjoy a nice cold drink of an evening x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Tracey wherever I go Toby is never far away bless him, he is my little shadow and always has to be nearby. And yes I was so happy last week enjoying a day in the sun and then it has rained ever since x

  10. 30th June 2016 / 9:02 pm

    What a great find that chair is! You have created a lovely space for yourself. Enjoy it! I hope you get the weather for it this summer.
    #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Fionnuala I just love it, I was a bit giddy when I found it ha ha x

  11. 1st July 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Aaah I LOVE it!!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous space. No wonder you can never see yourself moving from there — it’s beautiful 🙂 Thanks for linking up treasure, Caro xx #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st July 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Ah thank you Caro, it is so very tranquil up here, I just love it x

  12. 2nd July 2016 / 1:49 pm

    You have such a beautiful garden Sarah! We moved in last October and there’s so much to do here.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd July 2016 / 9:08 am

      Ah thank you Beth, we were exactly the same. We have been here 5 years now and there has been so much to do every year xx

  13. 2nd July 2016 / 9:59 pm

    That chair is gorgeous – it’s got a feeling of Adirondack about it, and such a gorgeous colour. Let’s hope the sun plays ball (possibly not football) so you won’t be too chilly out there x #homeetc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd July 2016 / 9:10 am

      Thanks Stephanie I love the chair too, it was the colour that I noticed first, yes bring on the sun, I am so fed up with this rain x

  14. 4th July 2016 / 10:20 am

    Sarah it is stunning and I love the photo at the end! What a fabulous space 🙂 Thanks for sharing as ever. Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th July 2016 / 9:19 pm

      A thank you, I cant wait to get out there and enjoy it a bit more xx

  15. 7th July 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Ah this looks like such a lovely place to sit and chill! Our garden is in need of a makeover rather badly, I can’t wait to start work on it! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th July 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Alex thank you, it has taken years,I feel like we are finally getting somewhere thank goodness xx

  16. 7th July 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I love it, Sarah!! The chair is gorgeous. The colour is so nice. We’re almost getting there with our garden. As we bought a new build, the garden was non existent. Slowly but surely, it’s looking a little more established but not in your league x

  17. 8th July 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Wow your space looks fabulous – and I really want to chill there (our garden is in desperate need of some TLC) xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th July 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Ah thank you, all we need now is sun it feels like it has rained forever x

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