For a long time, this little corner of my garden has gone unchanged.
But, because I finally spoke a dream out loud, this spot has been transformed.
I have been pinning cottages to my Pinterest board, "garden houses", for ages.
Last summer when I saw my friend Lisa's garden cottage (I wrote about it here) I began dreaming.
So, when Steve asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I sent him this photo - I can't locate the source because Pinterest has blocked the link since I originally pinned it.
That same day, Steve sent me an email (with a photo of this door) telling me that the wheels were in motion for my little garden house.
Even though I watched our dear friend Manny and his helper building the little house,
as did Lulu,
I still can't believe it is a reality.
The door was a donation from our good friend Mark.
The sides of the house are 8 foot tall windows that someone was throwing out (still in the box), but Manny grabbed them - they sell for $1000 each and we paid nothing!
There is still a lot of work to be done and I am being patient.
The house was primed yesterday, but our painter was called away for an emergency and won't be back until next week.
The original plan for this little 4" x 6" structure was for storing all my decorating tchotchkes, but there is actually room for a table and chair.
There is so much work to do - the entire garden area is a jumbled mess,