Monday, April 13, 2015

A Small Greenhouse

 On Saturday, I drove far out into the country to this antique store to pick something up which I saw there a few weeks ago.  At that time, I was not sure if I wanted it.  As soon as I returned home, I was convinced that I needed it. You would think that I would learn from these experiences.



 This is what I could not live without.  A small greenhouse made from recycled windows.  This is sitting here temporarily until I figure out how I am going to use it and where I have room for it.

When it is set up correctly, the front door (window) opens on hinges. It certainly can be used to start seeds but what can I use it for the rest of the season?  It is very sturdy and well made.  It is heavy!  And it is massive.  I really, really needed this, right?

20 comments:

Kev Alviti said...

Get some tomatoes in there for the season! It's got a certain charm about it!

TARYTERRE said...

I agree you definitely needed it because it is utterly charming. LOVE it too. Enjoy!

sandra said...

I Lovvvvvvvvve it!!!!! It has that earthy yet magical enchanted thing going one. Make a living FAIRY GARDEN / WORLD IN THAT BABY!!! I can picture a fairy flying in the upper section and all mini plant life below with a cool fairy house and small walking path etc etc etc :].
I will pick up all those gorgeous old windows I see being put out for the garbage because I know what I can do with them now !

sandra said...

Oh and maybe add some tiny sparkling lights above??? :o

laurie said...

I love it! I had one something like this! It was also made from old windows,
( from the chicken coop, ) I used it all the time,,, I always had something in it, its beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

I love it, too!

Susan said...

It's wonderful! What a great, creative use of old windows! It's giving me ideas....

SHERRY said...

Definitely a must have item. very unique. First thing I see is paint it black and do a Halloween scene with pumpkins and one or two of your witches. I like the fairy land idea also. You can change it by the season or pick a favorite.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Who wouldn't need a green house like that!

You get it so warm during summer so it would be a waste to have a tomato plant in it since they'll grow just as good without it.

It would be perfect for a more tropical plant though.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Leeanna said...

I would paint it up a bit and turn it into a fairy village with tiny plants and set it where it can get only the morning sun.

Beverly Frankeny said...

Absolutely......you definitely needed that! I would have had a hard time passing that up as well. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Cottage Tails said...

Yep a must have! Good score

Megs said...

Beautiful! Tomatoes for now- maybe salad greens nearer fall?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I do not see how you could possibly have lived without it. I'm sure you'll put it to good use!

Guillaume said...

This looks so lovely. On the outside and inside.

1st Man said...

I love that!! It's got so much charm. I like the idea of a small fairy garden type of arrangement. But some orchids or similar flowers would be lovely too. It's got an old world feel. "Ye olde greenhouse", ha.

Barb said...

I have done exactly what you did. I am usually glad I got the object!!I think you will really have fun with that little green house!

Craig said...

An absolute find - well done, I love it too!

Alice said...

Holiday displays? Love the fairy garden idea perhaps a flying witch on a string?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Joyce, you did good! Change it with the seasons..but it will have to be ...maybe it should be in a rather covered area. No subjected to wind, rain and heat. I've had experience leaving things out and been very sorry. This is a lovely addition to a patio where it is shaded but with bright light. My daughter has something similar and she paid good money for it. It was charming and ended up warped and sad looking. Does it need a tray in the bottom? gravel for drainage. This such a fun project you have found for yourself. And yes, Tiny pumpkins and cornstalks in Fall..WOW...you are going to have such fun with this. :) Even a bigger pumpkin, Fall leaves and a flying witch..moon? Ohhhh..can't wait to see what you come up with.
WAIT!! THIS IS NOT MY PROJECT!!! Almost forgot for a minute! :):)