Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dreaming of a Garden House

 Very vineyardy with natural shingles and white trim.
 A garden shed garden house with the most
 charming little windows and double finials on the roof.
 A double decker english style garden house
 with plank shutters on a stucco facade.
 Maybe a little too perfect for my taste, but very sweet none the less.
The double dormers take this from Home Depot kit, to McMansion status.
 A homemade version of old windows for the roof and walls~
my idea of what is a possible do it yourself without a plan project.
 Secret Garden Enchantment
This must have been an out building on grannie's back lawn.

 A little dark and mysterious, this building 
would be ivory with a purple door if it belonged to me.
 The perfect climbing rose climbed up the 
perfect little garden house with the perfect little windows.
A tad on the small side, another possible do it yourself 
garden house made with boards and single paned windows.
The cupola takes it another level.
This little miniature I made sits in my backyard.
I found all the old windows on the road by my sister's house 
and put them in my mini-cooper to take them home.
If I can do this, I tell myself I can do a bigger version.
My biggest model of inspiration on making a garden house 
is the creator of Tinker House.
and she is most kind when I ask her how she did this and that.
Someday I hope to have a big garden house
and that it will look half as amazing as Donnas'!

sources for all the garden houses from Pinterest


  1. The double decker one is to die for!

    ciao from Newport Beach

  2. Oh- I am loving them all...but most especially the double decker one! lol...And now, darn you, I have ANOTHER blog that I am following. That gal is amazing! xo Diana

  3. Hi Amy! Quite an amazing collcetion you have gathered!
    I love them all but of course, kinda partial to my Tinker!
    I can't wait to see what you create!
    Have a wonderful weekend

  4. These are all great, Amy! Just as I'm thinking I like one, I like the next one better! I'll bet you could do it, too, after seeing everything else that you've tackled. My sister and her hubby made a small one out of old windows and doors. It's a really cute place to escape to.

  5. Isn't Donna amazing?!
    We have an outbuilding that would be perfect for something like this but the roof needs replaced and it's too expensive to have done. hubby is going to tear it down soon boooooo! {Seriously I could cry}
    If you go for it, take lots of pictures so I can live through you vicariously!! {P.S. I do so love your mini!}

  6. I'm so loving Tinker House... it's perfect, and it's also like a little greenhouse! I've go to go check her out...


  7. I would be happy to have any of these little houses. I am a happy new follower.

  8. I'll take the double decker English one.....can you imagine how cute that could be! Thanks for the photo's it was fun looking!

  9. your mini is great! I have a garden cottage to hold all my antique garden items...and a day bed to dream it!

  10. I think your little house of windows IS awesome! So many great ideas, how does one choose? I guess I am partial to those with many windows. I hope you get your dream soon.

  11. Amy, this is so you! I can see why this is on your wish list. These are all so charming.

  12. Yes, you need to get right to work on that!

  13. I want one toooo! Amy!!
    I would settle for yours sigh...loving all that you inspire over here :)

    See you soon.

  14. Of course Im dreaming of garden sheds as well...soon. But meanwhile I will look at these and drool (smile).

  15. Great inspiration photos- I especially love tinker house and the one with the bicycle !
    Your little greenhouse is pretty charming too!

    Have a great weekend,

  16. *wow* I *heart* all of them!!! Your little greenhouse is too, too cute!

  17. Garden sheds are like grown up girl doll houses. I hear what you're saying about Tinker - can't get enough of it!

  18. Tinker house is so perfect! I love all of these! Maybe someday I will have one of my own!
    Have a PRETTY day!

  19. I love your little house made of windows.... so cute!
    Hope to see you build your dream garden house one day!


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