Monday, January 30, 2012

This always makes me smile.

Peoples ingenuity in making ends meet in this tough economy never fails to inspire me.  Take a local builder.  We all know that construction is not at it’s best right now so what is a contractor to do? 

Create a whimsical village that people will want to buy. 


Name the village Bent Twig..


with crooked little cottages with names like:

The Tree House.  (built onto the stump of a tree, of course)


The Office (gotta love this guys sense of humor, the real roll of toilet paper is a nice touch!)


The Sugar Shack


I am still waiting for the name of this one, maybe we can dream one up. 

I can just see these in a cottage garden with pathways leading to each one, some with roses rambling up the sides, lots of bright flowers planted at the doors…well, you get the picture.


The Burrow.


I am wishing I had started photographing when he first started to put these out.  Some have sold and been hauled away by the new owners and so far no two have been exactly alike.


I hope to see many new ones. Driving by this each day brings a smile to my face and lifts my spirits. It is just so fun to see.

Each time I see someone pull up and load one in their truck I am filled with anticipation.  I know a new one will soon take it’s place and you just never know what it will be.

Enjoy Bent Twig, and I will try to be more diligent any getting photos of new additions to share.



  1. Wow.. These are such cute little buildings.. Can't she see a gnome and his family living in these hidden away in the woods?

    1. You do expect to see a little face at the window sometimes. He needs to put little mannequins in them, like the diorama the kids made for school.

  2. How adorable, Pam. Bringing a smile to all that pass by ...
    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~

    1. The house the builder lives in has just been listed for sale. When they move they will take the humorous little village with them, it will be sad to see it go.

  3. Oh my gosh! How wonderful! How creative!
    He is very talented. Too bad he will be leaving. You need to buy one quickly.

  4. These are beautiful and so fun! They would make me smile too every time I passed by. :)

  5. These are fabulous! I could imagine these all in a little fairy garden, or a children's garden, or near a playground, or - well, so many places! I hope he sells a lot!


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