Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reclaimed Windows-Inspiration

A comment from Paula in the last post reminded me of an inspirational example of reclaimed style. Sue Southam, author of the book Velvet Pears, has a fabulous outdoor room that her husband Pete made from old windows.
Sue uses this "room", which is really just two glass walls and a roof, all year round as an outdoor dining space. The day bed is also a sunny place to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.

I have been lucky enough to work with Sue in the early days on getting the book deal for Velvet Pears as well as on stories about her house and garden at Foxglove Spires (and here) for Country Style and South Coast Style. I am looking forward to what this talented and focussed girl does next!


  1. What an absolutely great space. Talk about thinking "out of the box."

  2. very cool, thanks for posting!

  3. I LOVE this. I want one. I have a real thing for old windows. Big, old windows. Will show this to hubby and cross my fingers.

  4. She has got the talent and there is no doubt about it. I am a fan of her work. She always try to do some creative work. Now after watching this i am still waiting for the next. I really don't know what she is going to do. We will have to wait and see what she is going to do next.

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  5. Me too! I love Sue's creativity and talent and can't wait to see how the next chapters in her life unfold. She is an inspiration to me and I'm lucky to live not too far away so i get to visit Foxglove Spires fairly regularly...I drool a lot:)
    Kind wishes

  6. Mentioned your blog and this article in my latest post. I think your blog is outstanding.