Outdoor Gardening Inspiration

I don't know about any of you here in the Northeast, but I am ready for the warm weather to kick in, get my hands into mother earth...and start watching the bulbs bloom, tree's flower...and get to playing!
For the longest time, I have wanted begged for a terrarium or cottage shed  made out of these... which I am sure any of you flea market junkies run into all the time..and ooh..ahh..and wonder what to do with them all!

Well, I know that I wanted something made out of them for the garden.  So thanks to Sarah and her Inspiration linky...she got my Mother Earth and Junking mode going!
So, my imagination started on the small scale...

I mean, how hard could this be..and just how cute!!!
Or even one of these to keep dried herbs, old bottles, bulbs etc in....
Then my brain started to go into a little overdrive.. Of course I would need more room..so perhaps a small
gardening shed...

Come on, we all know we have a collection of flea market finds...EVERYWHERE!  And what is a 
cottage shed without some decor?
Old wrought iron...and my fav...MILK GLASS!!!

Old galvanized buckets with vintage fabrics and herbs..

Now the brain is thinking...INDOOR!  How could we forget? And what do I have hidden in the basement, garage, attic?

 Needless to say, by now I am ready to hire a contractor.. go to the nursery and then hit every yard sale,
flea market etc this weekend..and then pray to the God's the Spring to hit!
Then maybe, I could end up with something like this!
Wouldn't you?

I am linking up with Sarah's Inspiration
Go take a gander and see what INSPIRES you!


All photos courteous of Images off of Google...


  1. This makes me want to get my garden in so bad! Love those green houses!

  2. Yes!!!!I think we are definitely on the same page. I had to go back and look a 4th time :) Aside, from the obvious... I love the little details. That bucket with the vintage cloth and soap is too cute! I've seen those old iron beds used for flower beds. Mmmm! Hope your dreams of a garden shed come to fruition! xox

  3. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SNOW TO END!!! I love the beautiful ideas...the sheds are gorgeous!
    Thanks for posting!

  4. Great post as always Cat! Have a great weekend honey! I'm having a little giveaway to celebrate Spring. If you haven't already entered, please swing by! Kori xoxo


  5. My hubby said they used to do that in Beardstown, Illinois when he was a kid on the farm. They had all these little greenhouses around. Great idea.

  6. Oh yeah baby, I want one of them all. Delicious to say the least. I love rust and chippey paint. What a great selection, but who could possibly choose. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  7. I'm ready for the weather to change too! Being in Oregon it's always late.

  8. Ooh I love these!! I have always wanted one and that last one is perfect!!!! I can't wait for Spring! How cool to make one from the those windows!
    Have a good weekend!

  9. Oh yes, I could definitely do something like that. Well, hire it done of course! Great inspiration. Pretty photos!

  10. This is super!! Also if you build you can test out the theory about people in glass houses & not throwing stones :) I truthfully LOVE IT!!! Great vision, love the idea & pics WELL DONE ;)

  11. This is fabulous. Love love love all these pictures. I never thought of putting my milk glass out in our glass house.

    Lisa x

  12. lovely shots.
    love the pink flowers.

  13. wow, these are incredible! the last one is my fav...would love to while away the day in there!!

  14. So cute, Cat! I love them - will you come & build me one, pretty please? ;o)

    Happy PINK Saturday!

  15. Great post-my dad makes those little ones-they are really fun to have in the yard-but I'd love to have a big one!

  16. Thank you for stopping by. I think Im with you on the gradening and digging in the dirt for some Spring flowers. I love the greenhouse. Is that in your backyard. Beautiful

  17. Now you definitely got my creative gardening juices flowing. Oy, these are beautiful.

    Angie @ Linen & Verbena
    PS. ♥ your choice of music! Rock on, girl!

  18. i love this daily inspiration!!:)you have great style and your posts are interesting!
    Could you come and follow me?i'd be very happy if you do so:)
    i wait u on my blog


  19. What a cool set of inspiration images you've collected. A couple of these are already in my inspiration file, from when I was designing my greenhouse made from old windows. At this point, the greenhouse is framed and being used, but it's covered in plastic instead of windows because I ran out of season and I needed to put the roses inside more than I needed to finish it with windows. (sigh) I already have all the windows, and they're marked as to exactly where they go on the frame. My plan this year, for this third year with the greenhouse, is to finally get the windows in place and have the wonderful salvage folly in reality that I can see in my imagination.

    If you don't have the windows you need, keep an eye on Craig's List. That's where mine came from, and I still see listings all the time for giving away old windows that have been replaced. Most of the ones that are 1960s vintage are usually still in good shape, some homeowner has just been convinced to get rid of them ... and they're fairly standard sizes so you can amass a pile of windows and come up with a really pleasing arrangement.

    Perhaps THIS is the year when MY greenhouse will finally get its windows! I hope that you get to build yours, too.

  20. Oh, Oh, Oh.... I loved every single image. So dreamy. It is still cold and dreary here, in Eastern Washington. Dreaming of Spring and smell of dirt and grass.... Ahhh... Have a wonderful weekend.

  21. I love the photo story telling, so clever and visual! Would love to have my own little (or big!) garden shed. Have a great weekend!

  22. I love all of theses photos! I want spring! And how fun to build one of these houses?


  23. I love how you imagine and dream - would love any of these! Especially the one filled with beautiful flowers1

  24. Wow, I think I'd like one of each! Happy Weekend:@)

  25. Wow - came across your blog & so glad i did! I am your newest follower! what a beautiful beautiful beautiful post! So wanting to see some sunshine here in Washington State...xoox

  26. I most certainly would want the one in the last picture!!
    Maybe in my dreams but I can dream....



  27. Oh my gosh--this is an amazing post!!! I LOVE it, Cat!!!

  28. Fabulous inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing.

  29. bwaaaaaaaa.....I want one of those little greenhouses made out of windows soooo bad. REAL bad...in the WORST way.
    I hope you don't mind that I stole these photos for my inspiration file. I am soooo in love with all of them.
    heavy sigh.................
    xoxo bj

  30. Happy Pink Saturday!

    I really love glass conservatories too.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  31. * LOVE *!!!! Love your inspiration photos- they are all so charming!! Stopping by from Sarah's party- nice to meet you! :)

  32. Love your pics, and I can't tell you how many glass windows and such I own. You have made me excited to do something with them. thanks for stopping at my Blog. Blessings Meg

  33. absolutely GorGeous!
    and totally inspiring ~ luving it!
    especially with -14 degrees following more snow last nite! yikes eh?
    thx for the visit and chat at FHC !


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