Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Earlier this year we decided that we needed to solve two problems

1 – The door opens straight into the front room which means that we get draughts and all the leaves blow straight in the door.  Very messy

2 – We needed to create a little extra space on the house for somewhere to go to get away if you need a quite time.

With Winter approaching and knowing that I had around 22 people for Boxing Day we decided that we had to do something and do it quickly. 

We had a small space outside the back of the house that was only really being used to store logs in and we came up with the decision that a conservatory would be just what we wanted to solve the problems. As we only have a really small garden it had to be something that was going to blend in and not stand out too much. This is what we came up with.

I now have somewhere to sit and read a book (well I will have when it is warmer) plus I can just sit quietly and watch the birds in the garden.  My mother bought me the blue chair as an early Christmas present.

I found the Webbs seed display box in Brackley Antique Cellar and think it is just the thing for display in a conservatory.  I had only just set up my own booth and made a few sales before buying this... 
We still have to complete it with a proper floor, proper electric rather than cable through a window but I am just so happy to have it done by Christmas that these are small trifles that can wait.
The other plus side is also that the house is staying warmer and when I open the front door the snow does not blow in - BONUS


  1. Lovely to have a little bolt hole all of your own-love the chair and the seed holder [what a gorgeous find ! ]well done

  2. Deb it looks great, I can't believe you got it done so quickly ! Stay warm.
    Ann x

  3. Hi Debbie
    Your conservatory looks fantastic, and I love the colour of the doors. Have a wonderful Christmas and new Year.
    Jo xx

  4. Love the conservatory - blends in really well / lovely paint colour. It'll be a great place to relax. We're just completing a kitchen extension - plumber here as I write, hopefully doing the radiators - brrrr!! I like the seed display box too - v cute! Have a lovely Christmas, with your new space!

  5. Hi Debbie, thanks for the tree comment. I have so many ornaments as I got carried away in the Webbs sale last year. They sell lots of their Gisela Graham stuff at less than half price in January. The Webbs I go to is near my Nan's in Droitwich, Worcester, but I think they have them all over the place x

  6. this looks just fab!blogger being daft so gotta be quick

  7. Lovely Deb! Have a great christmas, Wend

  8. Oh it looks just lovely, the perfect little retreat.

  9. Wow, that looks really good!! I would like a conservatory like that. Where did you get it?

  10. That is gorgeous, I love the colour you've painted (I assume) the woodwork x


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