Growing up I had a Barbie Dream House. I actually had Barbie everything. Being an only child had its perks and one of those was a bit of parental spoiling. Me being me, I mostly rejected Barbie (much to Gigi’s chagrin) and played more with my G.I. Joe and his super cool military jeep. Yes, I had the pink Barbie jeep (see everything above) but Joe’s was WAY cooler! It had a spare tire that I could change and engine compartment. I don’t recall what the Barbie jeep did. It was pink. I didn’t like pink. Funny thing is, as I write this post, it occurs to me I own a 1978 CJ7 Jeep. My how our childhood shapes us. Oh, it’s not pink.
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. ~wikipedia
Mind you, Joe dated Barbie periodically but he and I were mostly off in the mud having ourselves a good old time. As I see it, Barbie was just too high maintenance for our tastes.
As I grew older, I began to understand Barbie more. I had the fast cars and fancy houses… then I realized that stuff didn’t matter…it’s not the stuff of life. That’s when Mr. Bluejeans came into my life and when our homestead dreams first began.
But it seems Barbie did get to me because I sure would love a dream green house! Not all pink and frilly like Barbie house of my youth (what would G.I. Joe think?!) but more of a shabby chic cutie. I’ve looked at all sorts of designs, keeping in mind we will be building it ourselves, so it needs to be low key. Some of the concepts may be over kill (people mover anyone?) and some of them intriguing like this plastic bottle house. But we aren’t soda drinkers so this would be a hard project to construct… being bottle-less and all.
Getting closer here. What I like about this design is the brick bottom. Nice heat retention. We plant to create more than one greenhouse so a brick foundation is on the list but for this post I’m talking DREAM greenhouse.
Now we are getting hot… pardon the pun. I think this would be my dream potting shed. So cute. I’ll put it on the list. Do you hear Mr. Bluejeans sighing?
I believe I’ve found it! Shabby chic with items I can find at a local Restore or Craigslist. Do I spy a stucco foundation? Perfection! Not too frilly or fussy, definitely not pink and a great place to dry mud patties… which means I’ll need to leave some exposed dirt for my granddaughter Maddi – It’s time to introduce Joe to a whole new generation of mud players.
Do you have a dream greenhouse?