Friday, November 26, 2010

The Garden Cottage Tudor


This is the Garden Cottage Tudor. This was a charming little project, and my first addition of vegetables to the gardens. The vegetables are done in raised beds, kind of giving them their special identity in the layout. I did a large grouping of sun flowers and then made black eyed Susan plants for the flower beds to move the same distinctive colors through the design. The roses add rich bright tones, and make this a visually happy little cottage.

The small shed piece on the side is for wood drying , or it also had a shelf and could be storage for garden supplies. The side chimney is done in the real stone, also used in other past houses. The texture and the lighter gray color were a better fit for this small cottage than the deeper tone brick. It adds visual weight, but does not burden the light cheerful theme of the house.

9 comments:

TreeFeathers said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful! I love the fancy trim you used on the exterior, and that fabulous room on the right with the staircase - can you tell us about the wallpaper and flooring you used in there? Was that sort of decor common in Tudor homes (I know nothing about Tudor style)? Great job!

- Grace

Margaret said...

Your cottage is so beautifully detailed, it is certainly a 'happy' house. Love your garden beds and planter box, did you make the flowers from kits or cut them yourself.

Robin said...

The flower beds are combinations of clay flowers, a few paper kis and snip its from silk ones. The sun flowers I made from scratch. The petals and leaves I free form cut from scrap booking paper. The centers were from some silk flower centers that I painted brown.
The flooring is printed papers that are varnished. The figural panels are copies of original ceiling panels in the Muses room of Crathes castle, in Scotland. They are the children of Jupiter and presided over music, poetry, dancing and liberal arts.. The complimenting border scroll print is glued onto a raised beam. The two dimensions give it a great look.

Kathi said...

Another beautiful house! I love the wall treatments you've done here.
Your veggie garden is a wonderful idea. Love the corn and the sunflowers! As always, your work is so inspiring!

CLARA said...

Una casa preciosa. Tus detalles de construcción me han encantado. Las pardes y los suelos ideales. El exterior tiene un agradable jardin. Unas plantas y flores de locura :)
Besos Clara

Eva said...

Sus casas nunca dejaran de asombrarme. Un saludo, Eva.

Evas miniaturerhobby said...

Dit hus er virkelig meget smukt! Du kan være stolt af dig selv!
Knus Eva

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Marilyn Cellucci said...

How did you copy the figural people from the Muses Room of Crathes castle?