Friday, November 18, 2005

Salvage Style: Recycled Window Garden Conservatory

recycled window conservatory

Another confession: I not only like to peek into the insides of people's homes... I also love exploring secret backyard gardens.

We found this clever greenhouse made from recycled windows during a garden tour in our neighborhood last year. The men who built it had such a genius garden scheme. They had refined materials that were ready for the trash, and transformed them into treasure.

recycled window conservatory


No one minded the peeling paint, or the make-shift building's asymmetry.

recycled window conservatory


There was something altogether magical about the way it felt to be inside this glass house. It was filled with someone's colorful treasures, and overlooked a cheerful garden filled with handmade mosaics and singing canaries.

recycled window conservatory


There were places to lounge inside with a good book and a cup of tea. Or it could be a great place to set an easel to paint...

recycled window conservatory


I've been daydreaming about building a structure like this, since the day I took these.

12 comments:

lucky olive said...

Wow! I love that. There's just something enchanting about inside/outside spaces!

jenny vorwaller said...

gorgeous!

risa said...

beautiful. i love whimsical outside spaces.

Batixa said...

I love it!

thesoulofhope said...

Beautiful - and great photos!

Hanna said...

I will start dream the same dream from now on!

Gemma Grace said...

And so my day dreaming begins.... :)

www.flickr.com/photos/kasia_hc said...

what a magical place!

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful! Ah I'd love to have a garden conservatory too!

nerdstroms said...

ohhh, you're the one who posted this!! i just added you here (flickr) but i've been staring at these pics for months now. i didn't put two and two together. how odd. ;-) would it be terrible to ask where this garden tour is? i really want to build one of these for my backyard and i'd like to dissect it. (i live in n. california).

charles edwards said...

That is great I love nosing in other peoples gardens and have found some great ideas to help me redesign my garden area, I saw some great conservatory cushions that fitted in with the color schemes and lay out of my conservatory.

Conservatory Supplier said...

Great idea, Conservatories make a great addition to any home and garden, consider how your garden conservatory will be used so you can choose the design that will be the most conducive to your current needs as well as your needs for the future.