Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Greenhouse Update

OK indulge me, it's time for an update on "the greenhouse".
My husband, yes the one sitting there in the greenhouse, decided he wanted to build a greenhouse from recycled material in our backyard.  He started it about four or five years ago.  We were hopeful this would be the year it would be finished.  It won't be this year because he still needs to find more windows and now he will have rotator cuff surgery next week.  So the challenge was to finish the floor with recycled bricks before the surgery.  It was finished this week and he immediately set up the tea table to celebrate.  Celebrating the small things is so important, don't you think?
So we celebrated by sharing tea in the greenhouse this week.
I know there will be other celebrations in the greenhouse, but for today it was a small step.


Annie said...

Oh Marilyn, this fabulous work in progress is going to be a wonderful place of celebration for years to come whether it ever gets finished or not.

Steph said...

Oh, I am so pleased at the progress you are making. It is beautiful! What a lovely space to celebrate, and what a sweetie you have to celebrate with tea! Best wishes for a good surgery for him.

La Tea Dah said...

Your greenhouse is so charming! I love it --- all made from old paned windows. I keep "finding" them on excursions here on the other side of the mountains. Are they easy to find where you are? Although your greenhouse may not be ready for plants, it is the perfect tea room!


PS: Best wishes for a helpful surgery and quick recovery for your hubby.

GardenofDaisies said...

It's looking great!! The foundation is done, the floors are done, the doors are done, the windows are partly done. You are nearly there!!! Good reason to celebrate with some tea!
Best wishes for a fast recovery to your DH.
To answer your question, no I am not currently in the northwest. But I was born in the PNW and I have family there that I visit every year.

Brenda Leyland said...

What a lovely accomplishment! And what a lovely way to celebrate the moment!

You and your hubby both know how to live a beautiful life!

Here's wishing more of those glimpses of heaven in unexpected places!

Thanks so much for commenting on my recent posting..... I've been learning some amazing things, and it makes it all the more wonderful and amazing when I can share it, and find it resonates with others.

beth said...

i want a greenhouse, too....oh, i really do !
this is fabulous, marilyn !

{my word verification is criter.....i hope you don't have any of those in your new house}

Angela McRae said...

Oh yes, this is JUST the teahouse/writing cottage design I want! I'm only at the *investigating* stage, on the lookout for discarded windows, etc. This looks fabulous! (And here's hoping for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for your DH!)

Tea said...

Oh, oh, oh your lovely tea/green house is just beautiful! The brick work is stunning! I love the windows, too! Sending good thoughts and prayers for the surgery. :)

Mary Jane said...

What a lovely tea for two in your greenhouse? I just love the doors and can picture all the beautiful plants you will be growing in there. Wish I lived closer so that I could give you some of the old windows I have in my shed just waiting for such a project. So wonderful that you are trying to use recycled materials. Now you have inspired me to make a little greenhouse here. I am sure my DH will be "excited" to hear that!
He recently told me that I was "a project waiting to happen."

Hope your hubby's surgery goes well and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Enjoy your tea parties in the "green" house.

Laurie said...

what a beautiful greenhouse. My father built one from recycled windows etc, when the house sold I really wished it could have been moved. Too fragile from age.

Jeanne said...

How wonderful indeed
What did you name your litte house?
I love that idea.
Love you

parTea lady said...

Your greenhouse looks great. What a nice job on that brick floor. Hope hubby's surgery goes well and you will soon be celebrating with tea in your greenhouse again.

kimberly shaw said...

I have Greenhouse envy! Love the stone on the lower walls, the white window frames, and the floor looks perfect! I will be praying for his surgery, and then look forward to future updates. Your tea celebration is so cute!

Tracy said...

Sometimes it is the small things that mean so much! LOVE your greenhouse...and love that it's made completely from recycled materials. It will come together. Do hope your hubby's surgery will go well next week--prayers. Happy Day, Marilyn ((HUGS)) Oh, I'm having a giveaway this weekend--stop by if you can. :o)

Relyn said...

Yeah, yippie, yahoo!! I'm thrilled for you with your greenhouse.

And, yes! Oh, yes, I think life is good, even great when you grab every opportunity, every excuse to celebrate.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Catching up on my blogging, your greenhouse is taking shape though...I love it!!