opening

Of the many FINDS in my recent cellar-clean-out, this little house has grabbed my attention. I added the ‘beams’ to an existing felt and cotton and upholstery structure, and asked myself, “How to build a roof?”

After taking a series of pictures just now in the morning light near the spring bulbs and just now emerging but still coiled ferns, I got an idea.

What if I cut a hole in the bottom and positioned it over a fern and watched greenery fill my house? No roof. Open to sky, rain. Filled with the glory that is a fern stretching into its full summery frond.

14 thoughts on “opening

  1. Kari of Writing Up A Storm

    Oh, this is too wonderful! I hope you will revisit this and show us the fern roof. I wish my little tent could nestle nearby ~ what conversations your house and my tent might have together! I love how you used twigs for your framing. Your little house is both rustic and bohemian at the same time, a log cabin with bohemian draperies for walls! xo Kari

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  2. Dee

    thank you Victoria and Kari — I will post pictures. Hole is cut already.

    Kari, your mini-tent in the garden and story was an inspiration, here!

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  3. Dee

    thanks, Robin… that little corner near my side stoop gets quite lush and I’m excited to see it happen over the next many weeks.

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  4. Ginny

    What a beautiful little home for the garden! You could grow a city of organic homes. How sweet.

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