Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Little Garden Cottage

We have a little 'cottage' in our garden that got a few improvements this spring. Our daughter gave us some windows that they weren't using anymore so Andrew and a friend installed them in the cottage (the other windows were old, small and didn't open). They also installed two on the north side where there were none before.
When we were in Maine we bought the old wooden shutters for $5 each.It is amazing what we can fit in a car! I like the old chippy gray paint on them.
I gave the inside some fresh paint and then the fun began. I love setting up the little cottage and when our grandchildren come they love to play in it while the older grandchildren jump on the trampoline behind it. I usually have quiet background music playing , the birds are singing and the curtains are blowing gently in the breeze. When we have garden tours this is a favorite spot. On the first hot night you will find me sleeping out here!


Deanna said...

You have outdone yourself with this sweet cottage. How delightful.
You deserve the "Sooooooo Sweet!" AWARD.

Blessings to you this fine day,

Déjà View Designs said...

I am in AWE! and super jealous! I wish I lived there, just lovely!

Bernideen said...

What a paradise! Very awesome!

cathleen said...

It's perfect, Carolyn. Your grandchildren must adore coming to your house...good food, good company, sweet little secret gardens, and a little cottage to play in. You are truly a wonderfully creative woman with so many blessings to share.

Marilyn said...

Your photos of the cottage are wonderful. The colors in all your pictures are so vivid. Would you share the kind of camera that you have? You could sent an e-mail. I think you can find it on my blog. I will have to check!