Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Playhouse/Potting Shed...Dream come true!

Come on in, the door's open...

Gosh, really there is no time for a post. It's almost noon, Poppy just left for work, and I've simply got to sweep and mop the kitchen floor, vacuum the house, and clean the living room carpet! Simply got to!

However, I really really wanted to show you the playhouse...

We actually made the two eight foot fence panels into a ten foot back wall and a six foot side wall. 

I've been gathering boards and bricks and things to build shelves. More stuff will make it prettier. Decorating is the best part!

Just this morning I said to Poppy, "I've got to decide where to put my little wood stove". "What wood stove", he asked. "The little wood stove I am looking to buy". "Don't you remember", I asked...

"in the little picture how the lady likes a spot of tea to ward off the chill, and her little wood-burning stove does just the trick"?

Here you can see both sides. Adding the fence panels sure toned down that long legged tower, didn't it. All this happiness, and from two 35.00 fence panels. The playhouse of my dreams. 

You know what else would be nice? A pretty little garden table with two small chairs. Oh my!

Okay, I'm off the get the mop and a bucket of soapy water. Hope to be back here soon.



  1. It's looking grand !
    And once you have your little pot-bellied stove in place, it will be precious.
    I can see you grinning from ear to ear :)

  2. Well done Henny, it is a perfectly lovely little space. Hope that you get your stove and table and chairs soon.

  3. Oh Henny, it simply looks wonderful!! I hope you are able to find a wood stove. It would be lovely to make a cup of tea in your gorgeous playhouse.
    Take care.

  4. Oh how I want the greenhouse. I love the new look that the fence panels made. I never noticed that the little table was made with an old sewing machine. I think the wood stove will be the perfect touch!!

    Love you bunches!

  5. I predict you'll have plenty of company for your morning tea in a shed that pretty.

  6. Oh Henny! It's charming! A stove for a cuppa tea would be just perfect. Great job.

  7. You are having so much fun! i hope you get that little stove, and yes, you definitely need a little garden table and chairs, for sitting to drink your tea, of course.

  8. Oh Henny! I am so excited for you! It looks absolutely wonderful! What a magical place for you! I think it looks even better than the one in the picture you saved. It will be so much fun to decorate and putter around in and I'm sure the plants will love it!

  9. This is just great, Henny! And, I agree, that the fun is really just beginning. Decorating this area will keep you busy for a while. I am looking forward to seeing more of this special little place.

  10. You've done a great job and now the decorating!! That is the fun part!! I hope you find your little wood stove.

  11. It looks so good!!! Isn't it amazing the things our husbands don't hear/remember.

  12. Oh your little play house is perfect. I like it better than the one in the picture. Great Job!!!
    Love that first picture of the chicken. : )

  13. -clapping hands- The fruition of a Dream!!!! Soooo wonderful!!!

    I am so happy for you.

    And of course, it isn't fully done yet. The little stove and decorating it and...... :-) Fun! Fun! Fun!

    And I got something fun too. And useful. And a joy to see. Yes I did!!!! :-)))))))))))))))))

    Thank you, Ma'am!

    Luna Crone

  14. I love it! Everything about it is perfect; I am so happy for you.
    You have to have a dream . . . before you can have a dream come true.
    Enjoy and keep smiling & dreaming.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  15. diane in northern wisMay 23, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Congratulations Henny.....your dream is coming true! So cool isn't it? Hope you can find that little stove some time and who knows what else? Keep dreaming....it's sure fun to watch all the action at your place! Looking great!

  16. You've always got a good project. That's what keeps you going.

  17. I can feel the excitement all the way to Ontario. I understand fully how this little potting shed/playhouse is so special. It looks so cute, henny. I know you are going to spend a lot of 'me' time in there. 😀 how fun it would be to join you for tea. Audrey thinks you need a playhouse cat. Have fun.

  18. This is great! It makes me happy for you; my flower beds will have to make it own their own this first part of summer because of the eye surgery, but I'm making plans for next summer. :)

  19. You did it! You did it! With just a little help from Poppy. Hooray for you! It looks just perfect. And yes, it is really interesting how that little bit of wall makes all the difference in the long legged tower. You will have so much fun hunting for the little wood stove and other cute things to dress up that enclosure .

  20. Everything looks really good. I bet you can find a table and chairs at a flea market one day.
    You all have a blessed week!

  21. Oh Henny! I love it! You do realize that every woman who reads here is now going to want a playhouse, don't you? What I want to know is are we on our own or is Poppy going to help us with ours, too? haha I think I already know the answer to that one...but just for fun, why don't you ask him. Tell him the woman in WV wants to know. :)

    It is beautiful and I couldn't be happier for you! How did you get that door open with that chicken stepping up in the first picture? THAT should be made into a calender!

    Hope you are having a good day today. I'm off to make some rhubarb pineapple jam!

    Hugs to you my friend.

  22. How could your hubby not remember about that little stove? Grin Your playhouse is coming along beautifully!

  23. Forget the housework!! Go play in your playhouse before it is time for the snow to fly. You can scrub floors then! I love the pink color there in the flower pot! Best wishes on finding your little stove! Nancy

  24. Home Sweet Home ... I say ... I would be playing all day. It is perfect.

  25. Mama, I love this!! It's perfect!! You are so amazing. I am glad I am your girl.
    ~Sandra Lynn the Big Fat Hen

  26. I could not imagine what you were going to do, but it looks so nice. It is a lovely place to play and plant and dream and drink tea and pet Eli. I think it is in the right spot too! So Sweet!

  27. I do love it....I love the idea of a the stove....but just because I love stoves!

  28. Oh, and yes, can I come play with you? I do agree a small table and two chairs are needed.

  29. Oh my it is just perfect! You did it!! :)


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