My Alpine Home

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Changes inside Hilltop Cottage

Hello my friends,
 
I'm sure that many of you know that hubby, my son, and son in law built me a she shed last spring.  It took until Fall for her to be completed.  This photo was taken at a Fall Tea I hosted.  Since then hubby has added a pergola over the porch area.
 
 
 
We stored some of outdoor furniture inside for winter and I could hardly wait to empty it out and play!
 
While giving her a good spring cleaning I made a few changes.
 
Notice the teal green cabinet in the top center photo.  I used it to house some of my pots and seed packets.  Our youngest daughter moved into an apartment and asked if she could take it to hold some of her clothes. 

 
It sat on top of an old iron rite and I place everything inside of a tote that just sat on the ground inside of the shed.
 
At our last junkin adventure with the estate I am helping with I spied something in one corner of the basement.
 
It looked to be the top piece to an old stove.
 
 
 
Although I'm sure the wooden shelves originally had to be metal.
 
It was instant love!
 
This baby has curves!!  :)
 


Wonderful metal brackets and two little plates, perfect for
holding a pot!
 

 
The top shelf holds a floral tin that stores seeds and my small cloche collection that was gifted to me by my friend, Joyce.

 
I placed my small finial collection on one end.  I collect so darn many things.  lol!
 
 
 
I am loving this sweet piece!  Worth a second look. (wink)
 
 
I have this old dresser that I painted a few years ago.  It's great for holding gardens supplies.  I had it out on my deck for a few years and the veneer top pulled back.  So now that I'm a tile expert, (hardly).  I decided to tile the top using a broken bumble bee pot and a couple of yellow bowls.



 

I placed a large roll of jute on a metal pie tin underneath an old funnel.  I wove it up through, and now it's handy for tying back vines and plants.
 


On my gal trip to St. George with friends I bought 3 children's brooms at a yard sale for $2 each.  Don't know why, but I just love them!  They already had little hooks on the top so I hung them in the shed.  Handy for me and the grands.
 
One of them was on it's last leg, but I couldn't leave it behind.
 

 
I tied a couple of baskets from the garden edging I added to the beams.  One is a gathering baskets with a handle.  It's divided into three sections.  I can hardly wait to gather some blooms in it!



And last of all, Hilltop has a new guardian watching over it.
 
My friend, Shirley from Zettas Aprons made this sweet tomato farmer.  She formed his head out of clay and the Tomato Dust can is super cute.  She brought him by one day and said that he wanted to live in my shed.  Isn't that the sweetest?
 

 
I think he likes it here.
 
 

 
Hanging out inside of Hilltop Cottage sure makes me happy!
 
hugs,
Jann

18 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love all the wonderful items you have in your hilltop manor. You are going to have so much fun up there. Love the tomato man, he is really cute. I have always wanted a potting shed, but no such luck.

Enjoy your time in your lovely Hilltop.

Hugs,
Mary

Connie said...

Hi Jann, this tour was so much fun . . . I love seeing all the creative ways you display your "stuff". It's very inspirational and just plain fun :) I love that photo of you hanging out of the Dutch door of your darling little cottage . . . you're such a little cutie.
Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

NanaDiana said...

What a great spot, Jann. I miss my potting shed that I had at my old house. I have a playhouse here but not the same as a real potting shed.
That tomato head is just hysterical....really cute and fun! Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Stacey said...

That's a dream of a shed, Jann. You are so lucky to have it. :)

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Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing!Love all your treasures,especially the cute tomato farmer!What a lovely place to stay!Hugs,Maristella.

~♥KayShay65♥~ said...

Such a wonderful space...so many wonderful treasures inside :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun space!

Julie@Cut Off in the Keweenaw said...

I get such a kick out of your posts! My, you have a lot of energy!

BarberryLane Designs said...

How much fun is this...LOVE the tomato Guy---he is adorable. Grins and happy spring, still crappy and miserable here. So it goes, Sandi

Jeanie said...

You are so creative! I love how you see things and your little shed is like a dream come true. Very nice finds!

Kiki Nakita said...

Your she shed looks lovely, Jann.

Rita C. said...

So many cute things, Jann! That replacement stove top looks perfectly married to the iron rite. Love the tomato man! And if that little worn out broom is anything like my adult version, it works better than the newer ones! What a fun place to work and play, all at the same time! I cannot lie, I'm a little jelly. ;)
Rita

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I don't know how you parted with that sweet green cupboard, but it's replacement is just fabulous! Everything looks great. I can relate to the many different collections but it's fun and addicting when you find another piece to go with what you have. Enjoy your She-Shed all summer!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everything looks so adorable! You ahve so much eye candy!

Rose L said...

I am hoping to make the workshop in my backyard that the previous owner built into a "she shed" as it is only 1/3 storage and could work for that. It's the size of a 2 car garage!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I am loving your shed! I feel bad I haven't been by to visit you in a while, spring has been busy here too! You have been a very busy gal, and I just LOVE your she-shed, I got some great ideas for mine, just looking at yours! That stovetop goes perfect with the little desk you had, and it adds the perfect vintage touch! I too stored a lot of things in my shed over the winter, and I still have a couple of things to move out. My shed is not enclosed, but just screened in, and so I am working on ideas for an open-air shed. I hope to post pictures soon of what I've done. I have a long ways to go, but I'm like you, I could spend most of the day in my garden and shed just "puttering", lol! Have a blessed Memorial Day :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Every corner of your shed is a delight!