March 10, 2009

The conservatory

The greenhouse, gift shop, garden, conservatory, and ongoing creative endeavor of Suzanne St. Pierre and Scotty Thompson.

Suzanne showing Mark the doors Scotty made for the conservatory

Vintage wood panels purchased from Washington State University
Scotty will add these on either side of the 10' conservatory doors 
(on the inside) in lieu of molding


another salvaged window
note the tractor discs as a decorative touch atop the metal support post

Cutest outhouse....ever
love the chandelier and the book page wall paper
Scotty's patio:  wheat grass, brick, salvaged glider chair
fenced in with a vintage farm conveyor belt
Clever salvaged style...love it.

27 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

The ultimate in recycling. Very stylish too.

vicki archer said...

Love it too - that outhouse, so fab. xv

M.Kate said...

More wonderful goodies, love it :D

A Cuban In London said...

A funny word this is, conservatory. It means a school where one of the fine arts is taught and also it is a greenhouse attached to a main building or construction. Given the quality of Mark's work so far the most appropriate meaning for me is a combination of the two concepts; namely, it is still a greenhouse where art flourishes everywhere. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lisa B. said...

Very cool! Love all the salvage use!!

SweetPeaSurry said...

There was a movie I remember as a kid, or maybe it was a book, no ... it was a movie. Where these two runaways broke into a museum and starting living there.

If I ran away, I'd want to stow away in this place you've shown us. It's like a little piece of heaven on earth.

Golden West said...

Old metal gliders are the best. I have happy memories of summer days and gliders. Thanks for taking us along on such a fun road trip!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Gorgeous!

willow said...

Lovely!!

Kass said...

Wow- so great- my favs are the wheat grass and the outhouse!

Jenn said...

This place is amazing! They left nothing out and combined these elements to create a truly one of a kind eclectic experience. Wow, those doors especially are impressive. And I love the conveyor belt fence. How did you discover this place?

boylerpf said...

What interesting ways to reuse some of those items! Adorable outhouse...as if one can be but that one sure is!

shiborigirl said...

I love seeing the clever ways people use ordinary things as decoration - that tractor disc was TRANSFORMED! What a great shop.

Kate

littlebyrd said...

I agree, the outhouse probably is the cutest one ever! It all looks lovely.

Sweet Repose said...

Boy I bet Mark's wheels were turnin'...and maybe yours too...neet stuff!!!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh that is indeed the cutest outhouse ever!!! I want one just like it :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Thanks for the pictures and post. It is invigorating to see so much creativity!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

That outhouse is prettier than our master bath...the envy! Everything is just lovely!

Victoria said...

Now that's my kind of outhouse!

picciolo said...

wow love the little outhouse!
: )

Cynthia said...

Wow and the wowsiest! You have a wonderful project going on Charmaine. I left a little award over at Oasis for you. Please come by and pick it up. <3

Country Girl said...

Love this shop! Great pics.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Unbelievable panels. OH man. And the tractor disc column? Who thinks of these things? My mind could NEVER be so inventive. I'm all agog.

XUE said...

I want to go to that outhouse too! For almost 20 years of my life, we had to use an outhouse but it didn't look anything like this! (phew!...the memories I'm having now!).

Two Dog Pond said...

What clever ideas! Love the outhouse...{reminiscing} my soph. year in college I had a job cleaning outhouses at a state park - they looked nothing like that!

fly tie said...

such neat looking structures, fixtures, and arrangements.

32˙North Supplies said...

Just gorgeous! Makes me excited for spring just looking at the pics!