Here is every corner of Copper Top Cottage where I grow seeds in the early Spring and build my little birdhouses. It’s starting to become the space I dreamed about as a little girl. From all those pine straw make believe houses I made as a kid–to the real life version that MrD made for me. Thank you my sweet husband. I told him how I played house as a little girl and dreamed of having the house of my dreams and a shed 😉 . He said what kind of shed…..
My grandmother’s crystal…..
My great aunt’s supper bell, a thermos that my uncle took to work at RJ Reynolds during his career, and other cherished items.
and every day that he took that thermos, his tool chest waited for him. Upon his retirement as the electrician, he brought his tool hutch home with him. Just recently, he and my aunt moved to a retirement home. He gave me his hutch and some of his tools. I love it all!! This is a working shed of mine. You’ll see in a minute.
The spatulas are my aunts but I like their stuff displayed like this. I like how many files my uncle had. I used one to smooth off the branches that hold the curtains.
And in the tool chest were a bunch of brackets and stuff–that I used to hang the sticks …Uncle Bob would love it that I’m using it.
That’s just cool old stuff that I can use on my birdhouses—there is lots more in the other drawers.
This is a working shed. Birdhouses and feeders will be made from the wood in the back left corner. I collected some of it from an old house that was torn down. And you can see I’m in the middle of planting seeds.
The lace curtains are up for several reasons. They are pretty but the function to keep keep the hot sun from shining on my seedlings–and if I am working in there and want the windows open–they keep the bugs out.
(Earlier this Spring) I have 5 trays planted up so far. 15 or more to go.
The metal cabinet was in my grandmother’s bathroom. She used it to store her linens. I got the stained glass pieces at a salvage yard. I have more and will hang them from the rafters. I still have to paint the floor with the ginkgo pattern. The fan on the cabinet was my grandma’s too. My aunt made the little stool—so I cherish so much from my family.
If you notice, I don’t mention my mom and dad very much—it’s because the memories with my aunt , uncle, and grandma were more important to me. I have a few things from my parent’s home and I did take care of my mom for years after her strokes—but my most happiest moments were with my grandma, aunts and uncles. All my morals and values came from them.
I hope you have enjoyed the progress on Copper Top Cottage—I’m not nearly done–lots more trinkets and such to add. Hugs to everyone and thanks for following the journey. We got to fix that front drooping copper fascia board. And those extra windows—there are plans for those–stay tuned.