Craftsman Home being used as an Antiques and Collectibles shop and residence. When I bought this home I wanted to create a English garden appearance for the Antique shop. I wanted lots of flowers and a sortof wild unkempt look with not a lot of care needed other than watering. I haven't got the pics in order but you can look thru and see before pics and then when we widened the walkway and put in the fence. Next we added pots and the wishing well and bench. There are photos of each step of the way to the final, wild beautiful results. Sorry they aren't in order, I will try to figure that one out next!!
1 of 30: Welcome to Heartland Treasures. This was a 1920 Craftsman home that had been owned by a woman living alone and unable to care for it in her illness. We bought it after she passed. There were trees and grass and the first thing we did was just trim it up to see what we had. Sadly, we have closed the store this year and turned the home into a rental. We are operating Heartland Treasures on ebay. Someday we may retire here in Exeter and move back to the home as it is in the center of town and across the street from a high school. It is a nice corner lot with a large back yard, koi pond and swimming pool.
11 of 30: Found some stepping stones that almost looked like hearts. I painted them green with concrete paint.
13 of 30: Our wishing well was added. We put it on a concrete square we poured to keep it level. I found this online from an Amish community and they ship it out and you put it together
15 of 30: I found this bench at Big Lots and had the sign made to go on it. I made the cushion as I couldn't find one the right size. Later I wished I had used vinyl as it got wet with the sprinklers and eventually turned green with moss.
18 of 30: We put in a lamp post on a small concrete base with auto dusk to dawn feature. Lamp came from Costco.
19 of 30: I found this little gate and entry rod iron and spray painted it to match the rest of the decor. I used some fake ivy to get it started. The arch and gate were also at Big Lots.
23 of 30: More stepping stones. these are on the side that the lamp will go on and lead to the hose area behind the bushes under the window.