Monday, January 09, 2012

Perfectly beautiful furniture for the greenhouse

I know I've asked before...but have you seen the movie Practical Magic? I spoke in a past post about the beautiful conservatory in the movie. In addition to the wonderful bell jars, everything is sitting on old white tables and chests. I plan to spend some time haunting thrift shops looking for similar tables. There was a time that I never would have considered a table with worn, chipping paint. What was the matter with me?

8 comments:

Mark Willis said...

You might have to buy a new one and "distress" it yourself...

Erin said...

Thanks Mark...a plan B.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Erin, I love distressed furniture. My 'modern' son-in-law frowns on mine, and I'm sure he thinks it would benefit from a coat of paint. But I feel it has so much more character than some of the new stuff. P. x

Gardeningbren said...

The greenhouse/conservatory in the photo is certainly to my taste. I love the terracotta, white paint or stain, grey slate and galvie. Des Kennedy once commented everyone needs a little galvie in their garden (galvanised objects, like the watering can in the background).

They say in decorating, to keep all your metals the same, or at least the same 'color' but rules were made to be broken!! I like black wrought iron in this scheme as well.

The glassware is pure reflection...all so beautiful.

Must rent that film!

Erin said...

Hi Brenda
Don't you love the glass. Today I went to Dig This and found some cute little bottles that I am going to fill with essential oils and make reed diffusers out of, I got a pair of lime green and black and black Sloggers for...well...slogging around the yard in and three BELL JARS! They are only about six inches tall so they won't fit over a very big plant, but they're so adorable, I couldn't help myself

Erin said...

Hi Pam
I must agree with you. There is something wonderful about distressed furniture. I can see a lot of thrift stores in my future. In our little town there are tons of them. Yayyyy.

Michelle said...

I love that movie so much and mostly due to the conservatory, house, garden and shop they own. It's my dream!

Erin said...

It is a beautiful movie visually isn't it.