Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Green Card Conservatory Decorating

The Apartment in the 1990 movie, Green Card is still one of my favorite images!  We recently went to a public garden where they had a small conservatory. I KNOW I could live in a 600 square foot conservatory and be happy (well, it has to have a bathroom and kitchenette, of course). Here are some images that make my heart beat fast.  The first one is what I'm talkin' about, baby! Anyone else a big fan of conservatories? Photos from top:  The perfect room! Courtesy of PhotoTours - Tom Ploch Productions and http://french-kissed.com.; The Conservatory, Stock image, Green Card movie rooftop scene. Also thank you, Donna at DH Designs for the sweet award.



 





 

35 comments:

Emma said...

Thanks for popping by my blog..
I love your conservatory piccies, I would like to have a kitchen in one with a huge table.
Warm wishes Emma x

kathi said...

Beautiful photos! I loved conservatories. I'm going to be building one to attach to my dollhouse!

Marina Mott said...

Stunning!! Fabulous, really!! I could live there too!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yes, a conservatory would fit my tastes perfectly too. I love light and rarely ever close my blinds. Never had light from the top, but would welcome it. Love that first picture as I have seen it before and drooled.
Saw green card a long time ago, but didn't remember the rooftop scene. Have to watch it again.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love conservatories, would love to have one! Beautiful pics too! Cindy

Frau said...

Gorgeous space for one. I love all the windows and natural lighting.

Flick, said...

I love the outside-in feel of a conservatory, filled with plants of course! The light is always so amazing and inspiring.
:)

donna...dreyne said...

I too could live in the first photo!
I light and airy environments...
They seem so much happier!
Hope a great day!

Suz said...

I love the movie Green Card
what a strange match...but it worked
it is such a romantic movie
Funny you should bring up conservatories..I was JUST asking my husband for one this weekend

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have always thought Green Card was a great example of what I like to come home to...beautiful apartment, outdoor garden AND classical music playing in the back ground! I think I'll turn some on right now! BYE! ♥

Dianna said...

I especially like the third photo! I could SO curl up in that chair in the winter with a good book or my crocheting in hand! I can feel the warmth on my back from the sun's rays!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Have you been to The Jewel Box in St Louis? (Forest Park)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Gorgeous - I love them all! A few months back when I posted on my dream house, a conservatory was on the must haves list. You do share the most beautiful things, Janean!
Best,
Stephanie

Barbara said...

Dear Janean,
thanks a lot for your kind visit and your sweet comment!
I like so much conservatories : light, windows and open spaces!
Great pics!

See you...
Hugs

Barbara

Helen said...

Just wind me up and point me in the direction of #1! WOW! I could easily live in that square footage. Thanks for showing us.

Julie Harward said...

I remember that movie..and I remember that part of the house too...what a wonderful thing that would be to have ...wow! Come say hi :D

Pondside said...

Yes, yes, yes to a conservatory! Of course I'd have to get The Great Dane onside for this as he'd be the builder to my muse.

It's me said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO how nice i like it !!

Eh .....we also live in a appartment...............hahahaahahah!!

Greetz Ria

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, be still my heart! That first room just makes my heart skip a beat and then do a happy dance! Thanks for sharing! B.

Antonia said...

I know that movie, it's one of my favorites (Gérard Depardieu!) too.
Hug from a snowy Holland, Antonia

Girly Muse said...

I LURVE that room!!!!

Kristie said...

What a beautiful place! I would want to live there too! :-)

Karen said...

That first picture is great! I love the light colors and view! I'm right with you, there.

Technodoll said...

Oh, I looove that movie! And yes that first room? If I had that in my house I'd never leave the property and become some kind of weird hermit-lady. :-o

Julie said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes...
I love conservatories. I'll be satisfied if I can just get a little add-on of a sunporch sunroom quasi-conservatory...ANYTHING!!!! Loved the post. It's so OHHHHHHHHHHHH! Wish I was there, or there, or there. And if I ever had one...I would have lovebirds to live in it... dream on...

Just Breathe said...

Those are beautiful places. I love that movie so much. I know I could live in a smaller place but I would have to have one or two walls of shelving like you see in the little cottage house in The Holiday.

Olivia and Me said...

It was Miss White in the conservatory with a candle stick.. oh oh oh.. it was colonel mustard with a wrench. Some day, when I grow up, I too would love to have a conservatory where I could dolt on my violets and other special flowers that I adore.

with love,
Olivia

Donna said...

Those are gorgeous garden rooms!

Lori said...

OMG I can dig this! I was in one in a castle in Toronto once, didn't want to leave!! I really like the first, I' d be there 24/7! Lori

Alice W. said...

Amazing! I think I could live in one too...would just need a giant storage shed somewhere for all of my "stuff"...hehe! I have always wanted a conservatory and these images make me one even more...sigh...one day! ;)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

When I was a girl we went to visit the family of man who worked with my dad. When we walked in the house there was a conservatory. I'd never seen anything like it and was amazed. It almost seemed like the house was built around it. It was wonderful. So are these photos :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

All beautiful Conservatories ~ I thought the first photo looked familiar and then I remembered I had seen it on Jermaines blog.
I hope to have one, someday.

Hugs
Carolyn

KATHY said...

Hi, i love your blog!!! I pick the small town cottage,i love the cozy kitchen.....Kathy

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Does it have to be small town cottage or contemporary beach? 'Cause I want small town cottage AT the beach. Yeah!