Friday, September 25, 2009

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

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Oh I'm just so excited to share this with you today!!! I'm finally the proud owner of one of Linda's (of Linda's Blue Gate) yard conservatories!!! I have wanted one of these since I first laid eyes on them! I kept telling her I was going to get a truck and drive to Texas to buy one!

When Linda told me she was going to make smaller ones which she calls "Apartment Conservatories" that could be shipped I was so excited! I didn't have to drive to Texas after all! She shipped it to me unassembled and it was so easy to put together. She even included a DVD of herself putting it together so I could just follow her directions. I had the DVD playing while I was assembling it in my living room. It was like I was working side by side with her! Both our power screwdrivers were humming in unison!
Isn't it gorgeous? I put it in the corner of my patio so when you walk through my front door you can see it through the sliding glass door that leads to my patio! I even put a spotlight on it to light it up at night!
My wonderful dad made the table that it's sitting on! I sent him a picture of conservatory and the dimensions and he made the perfect table for it! I LOVE you dad!!! I used the same paint color on the table that Linda used so it looks like all one piece!
The detail Linda puts into this is just amazing. The mosaic work is done with beautiful blue and pink china dishes. There is a beautiful glass door knob with an old key hanging from it. The front door even opens up. She has one of her signature fork chandeliers hanging in it. She made mine with a beautiful blue rhinestone piece of vintage jewelery because she knows I love blue! The conservatory itself is made from vintage windows. Mine even have the old wavy glass in them! With the table it's over 6' tall!

You can see more of her beautiful work on her website, Linda's Blue Gate, just click here.

Thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday! Wow you really know how to make a person feel special!!!

90 comments:

Esther Sunday said...

SIMPLY STUNNING! Looks GREAT in the yard too! Gotta see it from the inside though too, so pic please... ;)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Cindy...... what a lovely post..... Oh gosh that table your sweet Dad made is perfect..... like it was made for it... oh... it was....lol
I can't tell you how thrilling it is for me to finally see one of my Conservatories on your most beautiful garden..... Oh gosh I have to go back to the picture so I can look again... silly me...
I loved that we worked on it together via the DVD lol
Big Texas Hugs
Linda

Mary said...

Wow, Cindy, that is gorgeous! Actually, your whole patio looks like something out of a magazine -- BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I am thrilled you were finally able to get one. Happy Belated Birthday!
Angela
Little Bird Cottage

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Thats just beautiful!
Oh, I want a patio so I can get one :)
And you ARE special!!!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
That is so beautiful and it looks perfect in your garden.Now that is on my wish list too.
Have a good weekend,

Carolyn

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh- My-Word! You lucky girl! That is just gorgeous! LOVE the glass door knob! ♥

Altes Haus mit Seele said...

wow it´s sooooo gorgeous!
i love it!
hugs,
barbara

Jenglamgirl said...

STUNNING! love it! your backyard and GARDEN should be featured in "Better homes and Gardens" just beautiful, how lucky are you!

Dawn said...

I don't think 3 beautifuls covers it! You can add a for more from me. I did think it was all one piece. You all three did a great job!
Dawn

Karin said...

Wow, Cindy, that is the absolute perfect Birthday gift to yourself:-)I've checked Linda's website out before but was discouraged because it was too far away. I'm so glad she makes smaller ones that she can ship now. Thank-you so much for the info, Cindy! I'm glad to hear assembly wasn't too challenging ~ the part about your screwdrivers humming in unison was funny:-)

Artemaniacas Maria y Maria said...

trabajo es maravilloso,muy delicado.Your work is wonderful, very delicate.Maria&Maria

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It is beautiful, Cindy. On the table your Dad made it looks like it's the star of your patio!

pogonip @meadowsweet cottage said...

I love it and what a jewel for your patio! Birthday present to yourself? Linda does inspired work!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Birthday to you Cindy and what a way to celebrate, that is beautiful.

Terri and Bob said...

That is totally lovely. I am impressed. The table is such a wonderful keepsake!

Amber said...

It's lovely! All of the little details are so charming and perfect. The table your dad made fits it seemlessly. So glad you are enjoying it!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

OMG!~ She told me she had made you one but I had no idea what it looked like! It's STUNNING!! So gorgeous! She is such an amazing artist! I'm so glad she's making a version that can be shipped!

Manuela

Debbie said...

Perfect timing for your birthday! Cindy, it's beautiful. Love your patio too. You remind me that no matter where you live you can make it a home.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! I didn't realize they were that tall! It looks fabulous on your patio!~Patti

ASHLEY said...

very beautiful....you are soooooo cool! of course it looks beautiful all lit up because everything you DO is beautiful woman!!! have a great weekend...many blessings!!!

BellaRosa said...

Cindy what a beautiful addition to your already gorgeous patio :) Rose

Lou Cinda said...

This is absolutely scrumptious!!! And it has found the Perfect home!!! The light on it is a wonderful idea!! Love it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Claudia said...

It is just gorgeous! The combination of the conservatory you've wanted and your Dad's table is perfect.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh. my. gosh. It is so perfectly you it couldn't be improved upon at all. What a beautiful piece for your beautiful patio. Your dad is clearly the best because the table is perfect too:>)

Lacy said...

It is wonderful! I want one!

Bev said...

What a beautiful addition to your beautiful home, Cindy!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

It's gorgeous Cindy....and you're right, the table that your dad built is tailor-made for it.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! That really is beautiful. How sweet that your dad made a table for it and one that blends so perfectly! So that is where you received your creativity!

I want one of them for my patio! I wish my dad lived closer... he is very talented in that area also. When I was 15 he built a hutch and dry sink of which I am now the proud owner.

Thank you for sharing it with us!

~ Tracy

My home is my Castle - by Kari said...

WOW... !!!
It`s so beautiful !!!
I too want one of this ;)
You`re lucky girl...

Hugs, Kari

Kimberly@Romantiques said...

So pretty. I live in an apartment, so a small conservatory would be great for me, also and for my plants!

Anonymous said...

Cindy it is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L..I also have told Linda that someday I will have one also..I always go by to see her at Canton when I get to go. I only wish you could spend one week-end at Canton Trade Days...you would love it..This was a perfect gift for you on your B-day and it looks fantastic at its new place in Ca. Hope you have a great week-end..The best to you from Texas...Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Jeannine said...

Your patio pots and plants are beautiful and the conservatory looks like it has always been there. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte said...

Absolutely delightful. I love it. Linda is so talented. I always enjoy her blog and I always enjoy yours too.
Charlotte

ElleX said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Cindy! My birthday was 9/23/09. I hope your day was as good as mine.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it! Would love to have something like that, but don't think it would hold up well under the weather conditions here.

Morse Farm said...

It is absolutely beautiful. I understand you are soooo exited.
I have to say that your dad did an amazing job with the table for it.
How great to have a handy dad helping you when you need it!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Bodil.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my yes! It is beautiful! What a wonderful Dad!

Charlene said...

WOW what a beauty! I love it! She did an amazing job on it! Aren't you the lucky girl. And It looks perfect in that spot. Your Dad also did a great job on the table. ENJOY!

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Cindy, this really is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And it suits you perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us and for introducing us to Linda's Blue Gate! ~Arleen

enchanting cottage said...

That is soo~~~ pretty. That was so nice of your dad to make a table for it. Happy belated birthday.
Ginger

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

OMG - Be still my heart! It's gorgeous! Wow - I'm speechless! ♥ Diane

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Gorgeous! ... but you really would have loved driving to Texas and visiting Canton First Monday Trade Days where Linda sells her conservatories!!!!

St. Michael's Wife said...

It's gorgeous, and I'm happy for you and all . . . but maybe some of us wanted you to come to Texas! Did ya evah think o' that, huh?

Grins!
Pamm

Mo said...

Wow! What a lovely addition to your already beautiful back yard. Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Cindy,
Oh I love that! It looks just perfect on your patio. Until you said something, I thought it was all one piece. Your dad is amazing. we just had our house/side porch pressured cleaned today for our beautiful weather that is coming. I would love one of those for my porch with all the white wicker furniture. I love that you put a spotlight on it at night. Wow, what timing, the perfect birthday gift.
Blessings,

Sandy said...

Cindy,
Your patio is just beautiful. I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come and have lots of wonderful memories of Linda and your Dad.
Sandy

Sandra said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece of art! I love it! I want one too! And woohoo! I'm from Texas! I wonder how far she is from me? lol? It is gorgeous, Cindy!
Blessings,
Sandra

Ashlin said...

Beautiful! And she's located at one of my favorite haunts - First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX! I think she even used some of my china pattern in it! It looks wonderful in your back area.

paperjunk-lc said...

You still need to come to Texas and experience Canton 1st Monday where Linda sells. Her pieces are just beautiful. And she couldn't be any nicer too.

Nancy W said...

Love it and my inlaws live near Canton and I have yet to go but this is all the inspiration I needed! Happy Belated Birthday! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That is beyond GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Is Linda the sweetest thing, or what! And that dad of yours is a keeper! ;) It's sooo you!!!!! It's home!

m ^..^

Dreams and Decor said...

It is STUNNING! What a great birthday gift to yourself! I get to see Linda's beautiful work every time we go to Canton Trade Days! She is one talented lady! But then again so are you! It looks so beautiful in your gorgeous garden! Have a great weekend! Patti PS: Happy Birthday! Hope you have a very blessed year ahead!

~ Dawn ~ said...

Simply Beautiful!! I love it and what a great addition to your beautiful home!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow! I'm so glad you finally got it. I remember your previous post about Linda. Hooray.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG Cindy I can't believe you got one, I have always loved her work and have always wanted one!! It looks so pretty in your garden, I also wanted to let you know that I got my comf cover at Target, it is thin but really comfy and has held up well!
Hugs~Kelly

Line Cathrin said...

Lucky lucky you. I have seen her work. And the consveratories caught my eye instantly. The table is very beautiful too, your dad myct be very handy.
Congrats!

TinaTx said...

A belated happy birthday to you - and major congrats on your conservatory! It looks wonderful in your garden. I can't wait to get mine out of storage!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~So much to see here at your home. Love the greenhouse/conservatory it's so dainty and magical looking. Lucky you!
I love what you have done with the mirror shutters and the plates. I think it's much more balanced then the before pic. Don't you just love Free?
Happy Birthday to you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cindy, Yes these are gorgeous... I have always wanted one, but never got around to it to get one. We do have someone that makes these in our area. I want to wish you a Belated Happy Birthday and hope it was the best ever!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Congrats! Your new addition is stunning.

lelabayley said...

I must say it fits in perfectly with your garden,very nice indeed.
I can feel your excitement through your blog I am happy for you, congratulations on your latest long awaited purchase :)
ps Thanks for the reply I still can't get over the fact you had the time, you've won another fan I'm afraid.
Kiwi in Oz, Lela

Elsie said...

Cindy that is great,it is beautiful.I have one, my girlfriend's husband made me about
15 years ago. I just revamped it
this year. I did the door in mosaic and yes I have a fork chandy in it too. It was fun
working on it,I really enjoyed
doing the mosaic. You will enjoy
yours I know and I am so glad
you got your daddy involved. It always means more to you then.
Have a good day.:o)

KarenB said...

It's GORGEOUS Cindy! What a perfect addition to your patio! Your Dad did such an amazing job too. You are definitely blessed. Happy belated Birthday!

Karen

styleganji said...

omggg you are my idol! I love how your home is filled with such pretty things!

Sonia said...

OH Cindy!

I want one of those conservatories so much...I've been eyeing them for quite some time! Yours is just beautiful in your backyard setting! Just perfect! Linda does make some of the prettiest conservatories I've ever seen! What a beautiful post! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I LOVE it!!!

Ginger said...

The conservatory is beautiful!!! It looks perfect in your garden. And what a beautiful job your dad did on making the table. I see where you get your talent from.
I am going to Linda's blog to visit her and see some more of her beautiful work.

chez sheri said...

Oh, wow, I came upon Linda's website a few months ago and drooled over the conservatories but I haven't the space for one. How lucky you are to have one to fit in your beautiful garden!!! And your wonderful Dad made a fabulous table for it!!! Perfection! ~sheri

Stacey said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I'm jealous, jealous!

MARIA DEL CARMEN said...

That extraordinary beauty!
I admire your house a long time
Every day I'm surprised your beautiful decoration
I really like the whites, neutral objects Romantic
When I moved home, my tendency will be to this type of decoration
Congratulations on your 49th birthday
I also " I going to be happy"
I continue your blog
Greetings from Barcelona- Spain
¡¡ Excuse the translation !!

Miss Linda said...

That is just lovely. Since I live close to this merchant, I just may have to visit her shop and buy one for myself!

Michele said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new conservatory!!!! It is simply stunning and makes a beautiful statement in an already very pretty patio!!!

Birthday Hugs!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysmeowmail at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

June said...

Cindy this is just so beautiful! I love Linda's work. Such a fun thing to have and look at everyday.
That table just finishes it off perfectly. You are a lucky girl!
Hugs,
June

maria cecilia said...

Cindy, this is indeed beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I remember seeing Linda´s work some place before. It looks so lovely where you put it.
cariƱos

DreamgirlLisa said...

It is so beautiful, I thought the table was part of it, what a nice job your dad did to make it all work together. It looks great with the hydrangeas inside too, you know just how to show it off. I love your patio area. I need you to come over and "fine tune" my back patio :) Sorry I missed your bday yesterday, have been spending a lot of time talking my daughter through her homesickness at college. It's going a little rougher than expected :(

Brenda said...

Oh, I love it! And she doesn't live all that far from me, I don't think. I need to check her website.
Brenda

Tanya said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork. I love her innovative way of shipping and assembly. So creative!

Dena said...

OH my gosh Cindy, that is so so so perfect for your patio! I hope that you are still having warm enough weather to sit out in the evening and enjoy it a bit. Those lights must make it super cozy out there!

Hugs,
Dena

debi said...

That is absolutely STUNNING! And it looks amazing sitting in your beautiful garden...perfect spot!

Linda Q said...

Wow that is a stunning piece. I just love all the details to it, so pretty and looks like you found the perfect spot for it.
Enjoy, thanks for the beautiful photos.
Linda

Tammy518 said...

I love, love, love the conservatory! I remember when you posted about them before, and thinking it was a shame they couldn't be shipped. I'll have to check out the small ones.

And Happy Belated Birthday! I love what you said about choosing to be happy. I would like to try to do more of that myself.

Rue said...

I love Linda's conservatories and this one is especially beautiful! It looks wonderful in your garden Cindy :)

Have a fantastic week!

xoxo,
rue

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cindy , that is just as cute as a bug's ear ! Love it !!

Queen Bee said...

How adorable! I love it and your yard looks like a place to get lost in...dream away and enjoy the surroundings! Lovely...just lovely!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I love it!!!! Your patio is incredible.

Shannon

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love love love your conservatory!! It is so pretty. Great idea to have a table made to the right size. I am going to look at Linda's site tonight.
♥ Rebecca

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I love that!!!

Elizabeth G. said...

Bloomin' gorgeous!

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