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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


It's not perfect, but it's in one piece! The biggest problem is the scratched acrylic and the original smeared glue. I would love to remake it with glass, but the thin wood might not take the weight. Another 'wanna do' that will be a 'never did'.

I filled it with some of the plants I have, which really don't all belong in this type of greenhouse. It needs trays of starter plants and some flowering hanging baskets. I didn't even try to hang a fern from the ceiling for fear it would all come tumblin' down! So, you'll have to use your imagination.

Oh darn, I forgot to put in the watering can, tools and the hose! Too late!

Maybe I'll replace the missing trim pieces, but for now the greenhouse is back in the box.


  1. Whoohooooo!!! And it's gorgeous!!! I can't even tell I'm looking at a miniature greenhouse with miniature plants - it looks so real!! You even have the sun shining in! Wow, even when I click on the pic to get a super huge pic, it still looks real!
    Way to go and finish a project Carolyn!!! I was starting to think you had ADHD or something, LOL.

  2. Aw, gee, thanks, Kristy!

    Yeah, I was losing the 'sun streaming in effect' so I had to keep moving my ironing board! LOL! I tried to use my nice oak cabinets in the background, but if you look closely you can see all the junk in that room. It's like 'I Spy'.

    Can you see the printer, and the steamer hose, and a chair, and the wallpaper, and the dog, and the sewing machine?

  3. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! That is just fabulous!!! I would never have known it was a miniature. Gosh... Those plants are so beautiful! I love the green house too. If you take another photo with all the gardening tools I want to see it.

    Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow. I am going to photograph the "Give Away" I made and post it.

  4. Thanks, Catherine!

    I can't fool you since you saw my plants at the Bishop show! Sorry, but I won't be taking any more pics as I put it all safely away.

    I will be sure to stop by your blog. Can't wait to see the giveaway you made!

  5. Cuando he empezado a ver las fotos hubiese jurado que era un invernadero de verdad.
    Te ha quedado GENIALLLLLLL!!!!
    Has hecho un gran trabajo.
    besitos ascension

  6. Too good to be just miniature!! Do you own the shrinking machine form disney's movie??? Excelent work!!! Your amazing plants deserved such a house for them.

  7. Oh, my goodness! Perfection again! I love, love, love this. I actually have a little potting shed half finished and one of the many things keeping me from finishing it is my inability to make plants like this! Darnit! lOL!


  8. Thank you, Besitos, Ernesto, and Jody! After my very long day visiting a college with my son, it was so nice to come back to such nice compliments!

  9. I'm just coming here from Kiva's blog and wow! What amazing plants! I love mini plants, especially because I have no idea how to make them :)
    Just absolutely darling!


  10. Merci beaucoup, Stephanie!

    I've been to your blog, and of course seen your work on CDHM, and your food is totally awesome!

    I saw food at the Bishop show in Chicago that was unbelievable. I could never work with anything as tiny as what you make!

    Years ago I made a few food items with bread dough, which I still have. It was fun, but I knew my limitations then and moved on to plants in a hurry!

  11. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!! This is freaking phenomenal, Carolyn!!!! This is what I would do if I owned your plants- I'd put them all on display in a greenhouse!!! Wow, if you didn't tell me that I was looking at miniatures, I would think I was looking at the real McCoy

  12. Kiva, please show a little more enthusiasm. LOL!

    I do like the greenhouse, and it has sentimental value, but I would really love to fill a solarium with plants. I have two wicker pieces from Linda Westerlund (Petticoat Porch), and I can't wait to use them in a patio or sun porch setting. I should post a pic of those. Her work is awesome!

    Hey, did you see your dot on my globe? (Thanks for the suggestion, Kristy. I love it!)

    Beautimus Maximus. LOL! That's a good one!

  13. I must be going blind, Carolyn but where's the sewing machine, printer, hose and definitely dog :)?

    I "blew up" all the pics and seriously not a hint that the plants were handmade. The 4th pic is most uncanny because your plants withstood the "macro" test :). You know I always say only Mother Nature's creation is perfect, everything else touched by men is flawed. I think though that your plants belong with Mother Nature's. I should know, because I had examined a real leaf properly and it truly was perfect, like yours.

  14. You got me, Susan! The dog was just a joke, although she was under the ironing board while I was photographing. You can see the printer at the bottom left in the top pic. It was sitting on a chair in front of the sewing machine, but those are in pics I ended up not posting. Sorry if I sent you on a wild goose chase! The steamer hose is to the right in the second pic. It's hanging next to a black extension cord that's plugged into a power strip. I took alot of pics and kept moving things around to get the light streaming in. Many of them picked up something in the room, which is very crowded, and small.

    The macro test? You are so funny! Glad I passed, but I must admit that the greenhouse setting with the sunlight made my plants look more natural, just like real ones in my house are so much prettier in filtered sunlight.

    But, I'll take your glowing compliments anytime! In a way, your comments inspire me to improve and only accept the best I can do. Thank you, Susan!