One Small Garden moved to our new location, the “Out Lot”, in Milford as of January 2014. There was little need to have regular office hours then, so we posted our phone number, talked to many folks and waited for the thaw. Finally this last weekend, we staffed and opened our space for regular hours and were met with dozens of folks who were enjoying a hint of spring this past Saturday. The day and time passed happily talking to so many who were warming up for spring and ready to grow something of their own.
It was great fun to entertain those who came to shop the cabins, potting sheds and mini barns and to imagine in what kind of ways these perfect “little get-away" places would be used. For some they envisioned their tools & lawn furniture in orderly storage. Others spoke of their kids and a place for play and practice. One fella was dreaming of his own “Man Cave”, complete with a TV, air conditioner and wood burning stove. Our first sale would become a place for safe storage while the demolition of our dear friends childhood home was to begin in the next few days.
We were inspired by the frequent and dreamy sort of far off look in peoples eyes as they would imagine how an “out building” would meet their needs and wants. I was reminded of Marie Antoinette during her “hay day” when she created a “pastoral place" to escape the glitz of Versailles. This was her “get away” from the stress of her enriched and every day life. She wanted a place in the country and built all things as her imagination believed it would be. The Cozy Cabins, like the one we fondly refer to as our Home Office, seem to be this sort of get away in today's terms.
Are you dreaming of your own log cabin in the woods one day? What is your retreat from the everyday? With questions like these, we are inviting others to submit to us pictures and ideas of: “What would you do with your shed?”
Please direct to : firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post and share with our readers.
By sharing our dreams and the dreams of our buyers, we hope to inspire others and we look forward to the pictures and stories in time to come.