Monday, February 21, 2011

Get it for the Cottage, Thinking of Spring

That was a theme a few years ago when I built my garden cottage to keep my gardening antiques in. Now that the weather is warming up, I will be able to get out to the cottage and do a makeover. Several items ended up at 1515 from the cottage. A bookcase and a table have left a couple of spaces available and items are now sitting on the day bed and not on a shelf. So when my cousin and I go antiquing she may hear me say " I'm going to get it for the cottage".

want a peek?

Here is my seed cabinet. I have collected ceramic flower pots for years, looks like the ones now are mostly cat pots on the shelves, including my cat watering can.  My Dad's soil tester, vintage flower frogs, seed packets and seasonal vintage gardening magazines.

Do you still have your metal doll house? I did and when I had to clean out my Mothers house I wondered what on earth to do with it....I had to keep it!

It sits up in the eaves of the cottage. Can you tell I collect vintage watering cans, and how about the miniature ceramic flower pots.

my vintage bird cage..there is even a ceramic birdie inside...can u see him?

I have several seed boxes and seed packets, but I may move them. Do you remember why?

My seed rack that I found last fall needs to come home from the 1515 garage so I can fill it up with my seed packets.
For those of you that like chippy, shabby
My Pansy print. My 12 year old cousin wanted to make sure when I bought it that I knew the back was ripped! I told her that it was OK!

So it is going to be fun doing a makeover on the cottage and getting it all put back together. Hopefully it will be a resting, pretty place to sit and read or plan out my garden for the year.


Diane Mars said...

Your cottage is lovely and filled with great treasures, no i don't have my metal dollhouse, but I do have a scar on the inside of one of my fingers. Story goes I put the dollhouse on the stairs to take up to my room... well being a lazy kid I walked right past it and went up stairs.... coming down the stairs I slipped and cut my finger on the metal patio... ouch LOL Hugs & Kisses from Diane in California

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. You have the most wonderful treasures. I love it all! No, I don't have my old metal doll house anymore, but I wish I did. I love the pansies and the roses in your first picture. What eye candy!

Shirley said...

I love the idea of the cottage built for your gardening antiques!! It looked like spring here for about two days and now we are in the middle of a snow storm!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Ann...thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I just love your garden around the big tree pictured in your header. I have a lot of hosta in my yard due to a lot of trees. Nice to meet you! I'm following you now.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I am so jealous! What a wonderful place you have there. The perfect place to just hang out and daydream about spring!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is the neatest spot. I love all of it. I am sure I could just sit there and drool for hours. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

What a sweet place to enjoy! Love the picture of the outside of it.

mississippi artist said...

I love all of your garden antiques-and you have the perect place to show them.

Tatiana said...

nice collection..

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love your dollhouse! I have a pink one. Now I am going to have to go find it and put it somewhere! :) That seed cabinet is wonderful!

very merry vintage style said...

love all that vintage garden goodness! Your seed packets are lovely. I've got my eye out for some of those at the next flea market.

xinex said...

What a cute cottage! I want one just like it. Love the tin house. I am glad you kept it up there, it looks really good....Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I believe I had the same dollhouse as a child! I spent many hours playing with my dolls in a house just like this. I love the seed cabinet...what a great piece.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I want that little cottage so bad! What a charming spot, just love it!
I have one of those metal dollhouses that I bought at a garage sale last summer for $5, I just love it!
Neat home too!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

oh, do I adore your cottage! what style you have- crazy for your planter collection...


TRay said...


I just visited your blog after seeing your comment from my first-ever blog post "Catherine's Coach" over at Decor to Adore. Thanks so much for your comments!

You have many beautiful posts here & I'll definitely visit again!


(aka The Royal PEAculiar)

Sherry Baby said...

I love your vintage bird cage! You have a wonderful blog! All the best,

~~Carol~~ said...

Is there a bed in there? Because I'm moving in, hope you don't mind! It's chock full of all the things I love, and if it was mine, I'd have a hard time not living in there!