Saturday, June 29, 2013

garden folly

recently, my best junkin buddy and i , traveled up to kentucky, to Pelly's Farm...
i blogged about their farm here...
i always find cool junk up there and this time i came across this little green house made from old windows.
cute , right?
i just set her on an old table and filled her up with fun stuff and lots of greenery.

since i live on a golf course, where golf balls often fly into my yard, i thought i'd better keep the little green house on my deck...protected by the big arbor.
the big arbor that i have been dying to paint the same light color as my deck.
which i did...paint her that is.

here is the arbor with the old charcoal stain.
too dark!

much better now!  light and bright!
with my new garden folly underneath.
a garden folly is a piece of architecture built purely for decoration...

i filled my folly with funky things that i already had...
some white plaster garden art, galvanized pieces, wire topiary and lots of fresh greenery....











love, love, LOVE how it turned out.
hope you do too!


erin

p.s.  i am off to the beach next week and will be happily disconnected...think long days sitting under a beach umbrella, with two of my best friends in the whole world, feet in the sand, cocktail in hand, watching the waves, until the sun goes down....

32 comments:

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love this little greenhouse filled with fun junk and greenery! So cute! I never lived on a golf course but I guess you DO have to worry about balls coming into the yard and ruining your decorative pieces! Glad your arbor with its new lovely color keeps things safe! Enjoy your trip to the beach! Your description sounds Heavenly! Hugs, Leena

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a beautiful sight Erin! Love what you have done with the arbor.. Looks fantastic!
Enjoy the beach!!!
blessings,
Penny

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Absolutely love your garden folly! Happy Weekend...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And what a pretty vignette you created inside. I have been tempted to get something similar for my courtyard area, but doubt it would survive the squirrel population.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the light new look for your arbor and that garden folly is adorable! Have a great week unplugged!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's always a joy to see what you've been creating. Your deck and arbor are so pretty, and your mini greenhouse is just as sweet!

Custom Comforts said...

Your folly garden is gorgeous and full of such beautiful little treasures. You have such a way with things.
Enjoy your time at the beach. It sounds truly luxurious and relaxing.
Cindy

June said...

I love your little greenhouse Erin! It looks great there under your newly painted pergola. What a great find it was :)
I loved seeing your booth full of your beautiful paintings. SO AMAZING seeing them all in one place.
Have a wonderful sunday.
hugs from here...

oldgreymare said...

well isn't she pretty? lol wonder why I always "genderfy" everything?
Have a fab getaway ..jealous here..we hit 117 today..

Nita Stacy said...

Oh...this is soooo pretty. I just love it!

Boxwood Cottage said...

I totally love your new find Erin! That little glass house is too cute for words! And it looks fabulous there the way you decorated it and now that you painted the pergola white. Very pretty and inspiring pictures and I had to pin them to my garden inspiration board. Thank you for sharing!
Sending you Happy Summer wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany
Carola

Stacey Weichert said...

What a beautiful blog I stumbled upon this morning!
Stacey
www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

Deb said...

fabulous - what a great find!
have a fantastic week at the beach xo

Debbie Nolan said...

Erin - I do love how it turned out. Such a lovely folly my friend. Now you be sure and soak up some sunshine for me and have a great vacation.

Heaven's Walk said...

Love love love, Erin!!!! You create the sweetest vignettes! The pergola does look soooo much better painted white, too! Have a fabulous time, sweetie! Soak up the sun and sink your toes in that sand. :)

xoxo laurie

kayce hughes said...

beautiful!

KarenB said...

It's beautiful, Erin. The arbor looks so much better painted. It's all perfectly dreamy.

Hugs,
Karen

Georgianna said...

Your folly is so cute! I thought for a minute it was a full-size greenhouse. :)

Definitely the arbor is better painted. Bright and clean.

Am so excited for your beach getaway. I know how much you look forward to it each year. Have a marvelous time, dear!

xoxo

Cindy said...

Holy Moly! It's wonderful! and WOW what a difference it made painting your arbor! Everything looks amazing, like it all should be in a magazine!

Cindy

Linda said...

oh, I want one, a garden folly....love that word "folly"........so pretty.....

ebe said...

LOVELY! I would love to have a folly for myself.

Gardeningbren said...

I love love love it too. What a great idea. Will keep that in mind and yes to the white arbour! My goodness what a difference.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How perfectly put together, from "junk"....this is what we shall do, in living this wild and precious life...putting together what God has given us to make HIS statement to the small world in our midst! HAVE A SUPER DUPER FUN TIME AT THE BEACH ERIN! How lovely to see you! Anita

Jane George said...

just found you and so thrilled i did!! this my first post ever on here and already inspired! and so going to make a garden folly! and love the arbour in a lighter colour x

savvycityfarmer said...

well you do get around!

I'm loving your site!

are we going to get to meert in October? I am hoping so

Cobalt Violet said...

What a wonderful little world you have created inside! I love it! I have my eye our for a little greenhouse terrarium. They are pretty pricey so I think I need to hit up some flea markets.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Erin,
You are so kind... Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a sweet note about Honey Bee... I must say,
no one paints a horse like you do.
Yours just take my breath away.

Years ago, I use to paint horse heads, (not the body) so this was a first.
You are always such an inspiration.
blessings,
Penny

Nantucket Daffodil...living the good life at Prince Snow Farm said...

Your garden is enchanting!

Debra Anderson said...

I just love that little green house. I'm hoping I can talk my other half into letting me make one. He's not a junker; but I'm slowly breaking him in. He thinks some of the stuff I LOVE is NOT in good taste---GRRR! I need to find a way to win him over to my taste in garden art. His yard was a BLANK CANVAS when I moved in with him. So far I've only got 3 flower beds up front of the house. I'm working on getting some more out back off the patio. Wish me luck! And you have fun in the sun! Enjoying your posts!

Lena Schlabach said...

What a great idea to set it on a table. I have one setting in flower bed but it's being moved to a table this year to fill with greens.

Lena Schlabach said...

What a great idea to set it on a table. I have one setting in flower bed but it's being moved to a table this year to fill with greens.

Sarah Krensky said...

Beautiful ideas! I have a greenhouse idea full scale with 90 used windows. I just need the lumber to frame it, then, windows windows windows!