Everyone has dreams, big ones and little ones. I’m not sure I really ever want to own a store in real life, but it’s a dream my husband and I have tossed around for years. Today, I’m welcoming you to a miniature version of my little vintage garden shop dream. I want to thank Miniatures.com for sponsoring this project, all ideas and opinions are my own.
If we ever owned a store it would look a little something like this. An old building with lots of rustic brick. Shaker shingles are a must and rusty tin never hurt my feelings.
My favorite color patterns of black, white and green. Especially the bold floral wallpaper.
Of course there would be a working garden, filled with pretty and edible delights.
Cozy places to sit with friends and have coffee. You would want to linger for hours.
If it was the fall you’d sit outside next to the lush forest and listen to the water fountain trickle a lullaby.
Or maybe you’d bring the kids for a picnic lunch in the pretty gardens.
My kids would be over swinging on the hammock instead of doing the chores they are supposed to be doing. And I’d smile.
Little gnome faces would great you at every turn. Like friendly little garden shop mascots.
And the store? Well it would be filled with things old and new. All the things you need for your garden to grow.
Somethings you’d want just because they were awesome.
Old architectural pieces you’d take home and nestle in your beloved space. People might even say, “I do” there.
The casings and displays would be vintage for sure.
It would feel warm and dreamy and I would love to be there all day long. Making this miniature version gave me all the feels and dreams of a little vintage garden shop. Then my cat busted in a brought me back to reality. Oh well, it’s fun to dream right?
Dearest friend – if you are reading this and you want to day dream please build and decorate a dollhouse. You don’t need to have little kids or grand kids, just do it for you, because I promise it is the most fun! Miniatures.com has a Creatin’ Contest every year and it’s a fabulous way to get started small. The deadline for 2019 is December 9th, but you can make one just because. Get started here and let me know what you are going to make!
Here is a supply list I used for this miniature garden shop!
Vintage Garden Shop List:
These items are from miniatures.com – terra cotta pots, trees and small shrubs, books, cash register, card catalog craft paper, Elephant Ear plant kit, wheel barrow, gnomes, small birds, rain boots, potting soil, hummingbird feeder, wall fountain, urns, bird house, small ladders, watering cans, galvanized tubs, hammock, picnic table, black fence, trellis, small bistro table, garden patio table set, display cabinet/shelves, wallpaper, brick for floors and walls, tin for awning, shaker shingles on roof, log with ax, tool box, miscellaneous small tools, rake, shovel, bricks, seed trays, vegetable basket, succulents. ORDER A CATALOG to see all the cutest land in your mailbox! OR look at this version online!!!
Other items used:
large terra cotta pots, dirt, snips from dollar store greenery, large marble, sandpaper, grass sheet, leftover pieces from broken dollhouse furniture like drawers, buckets, boxes and a crib, sticks from the yard, small wooden orbs, little fox.
Tools I used for Miniature Garden Shop:
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