Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

My Potting Shed is nearly finished~

 and Dressed for Fall!

 My early spring issue of Country Gardens Magazine

was the inspiration for the exterior~

You can see how she’s grown here.

A blend of old & new~ salvaged metal panels cover the porch roof and are married with new green steel~

Landscaping is on my “to do” list this fall.

In the meantime, I’m transitioning and layering, to dress for fall~ adding color and texture with pots & pumpkins.

For instant window dressing~ mums, kale, gourds and mini pumpkins are planted in my window box~

And Indian Corn on

a vintage garden rake~

My stepping stones have been relocated to a more prominent spot~

A favorite Hans Christian Andersen quote~

“…said the butterfly” :)

I gave my pair of corbels a coat of green and transplanted them on the porch posts~

A little bird told me about vintage

olive buckets at Tuesday Morning~

naturally I had to fly right over!

Coincidentally, her name is Olive at Olive Out :)

And I harvested some Goldenrod for some fall color to fill it~

Thanks Olive!

Wishing you Happy Harvesting

and Happy Fall Dressing~

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59 responses to “Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Everything looks so pretty Mary! I especially love the stepping stones and big pots of tri-colored mums. Happy Weekend-Enjoy:@)

  2. Aw, Mary! Your little potting shed is so cute! I love how she is decorated for autumn. The tiny leaded window with its little window box is my very favorite. So, so sweet!

    Ricki Jill

  3. I am convinced you spend every waking moment with your brain in creative mode. How else could you have so many wonderful vignettes? What you do makes my heart sing!

  4. Mary, I have subscribed to your wonderful blog for sometime now. I am wondering why I am having so much trouble uploading it. It takes forever, whether I go directly to the blog or just view it from the email. Is there something on my side that I need to do? Thank you, Carolyn

  5. How beautiful Mary! I am trying to find the time to transform one of the chicken coops (who needs more than one???) into a potting shed, and this is wonderfully inspirational.

  6. I don’t know the answer, I’m sorry :(
    I’m guessing it’s the quantity of photos which take time to load and slow it down. I subscribe too, to make sure the emails go out but the emails always load quickly for me. I’m not sure what browser you use~ WordPress works best with Firefox or Chrome, I use Chrome.

  7. The little potting shed looks “so right” and settled….I don’t think anyone seeing it for the first time would think it was so brand spanking new! Love it!

  8. Your potting shed is really lovely. Those stepping stones are so special.

  9. Mary, Mary, Mary. Details, Details, Details. I love the Details. The old rusty porch roof. Old porch Posts with the olden corbels. Inspiring stepping stones. It all adds up to a very inviting “potting shed”. Don’t be surprised if you find me sitting on the porch some day.
    Carolyn, NC

  10. Gorgeous, Mary. May I move in???!!!!!

  11. I am in love with your potting shed and so impressed that you created the look from the magazine. You are so talented.

  12. I love the door….well all the details but the door especially!!!

  13. This is absolutely amazing. I too have that magazine and would love to revamp my shed to look like it. Fall is my favorite time of year, and you display it so beautifully. Keep it up

  14. Mary, I knew you were going to have fun getting this new jewel dressed for the season. It’s such a happy little “shed”. I love the vintage touches! Makes me long for a potting shed, but there is no room for one here.
    On another note, I read the comment above about difficulty loading your blog. I have no problem when I’m on your site, but I can’t read it when it arrives in my email box. All is does is bounce back up to the beginning when I try to scroll down through it. Another friend commented that she has the same with the email version. Any ideas?
    ~ Sarah

  15. Mary, your potting shed is just perfect! All of your fall accents compliment it beautifully and you have thought of every single detail! Just wonderful!

  16. Sarah~ I have an email into support. In the meantime I changed for format for emails for my posts to summary instead of full text so it’s a notification and less annoying with non-loading photos. I get an email for each post too, they always load for me so I’m not sure. Thanks for letting me know.

  17. Oh, Mary, this is the cutest darn little potting shed! I’d be tempted to move in…..lol!

  18. Oh Mary, this is the most adorable potting shed I’ve ever seen! I love its red door, window bax and the quote stepping stones. It looks like a doll house for grown ups–have fun playing with it!

  19. Hi Mary, I’m in love with your pretty little house! It’s like a gigantic doll house that you can actually enter! Rain on your metal roof will make the most beautiful sound. And I have been wishing for an olive bucket for awhile now. We may be up in Maine in 2 weeks where there is a Tuesday Morning, but I’m guessing the buckets will be all gone by then. Oh, and that bench is wonderful too! Linda

  20. I’m telling you, Mary, if you ever decide to rent that cute potting shed out, I’ll be your first tenant!!! It’s love at first sight for me.

  21. Oh Mary ~ your potting shed is a delight!

    Susan and Bentley

  22. Gorgeous lñittle potting shed, hiney!! My g’girls would love this, I think they might not want to leave your house, lol Everything around is fabulous, all the decor for fall, it’s great!! This is magazine worth…even better! Thanks for your lovely and kind visit! Big hugs,

  23. You blow me away every post. DETAILS are your forte. Love the colors and the olive jars are fabulous. Have a beautiful Sunday. Still unpacking……………

  24. Mary,
    I adore your Autumnal touches to the potting shed, dear friend!!! No Indian Corn to be found in our area due to this year’s drought! I’ll have to remember the trick to hanging in on the vintage rake for next year’s display!!! Love the use of natural elements, mums, pumpkins and gourds, and the kale! Gorgeous!!!

  25. Your potting shed is just the sweetest! Love all your details, the corbels, planter box and stained glass windows. Your little house is definitely magazine worthy. Well done, Mary!

  26. I love your little potting shed. Thanks for the tip about the olive buckets. So cool.

  27. I followed your post over from hometalk. What an absolutely adorable shed… it really is something straight out of a magazine! I think it turned about better than your inspiration. Would you consider travelling to Raleigh to build me one?? :-)

  28. I am so jealous- wish I had a potting shed. It is just too cute and the possibilities for using it are endless. Can’t wait to see what you do with it next! Susan at Romancing the Home

  29. Mary, this is the cutest garden shed that I’ve ever seen, and I love how you dressed it for fall. I absolutely adore those stepping stones as well! We will all be seeing you shed in a magazine someday soon!

  30. Your new shed is so beautiful! I’m working on turning my work shed into a studio this just makes me even more anxious to get to work on it!

  31. So fun to have a little spot in which to try out all of your ideas!

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Your garden cottage belongs on the next cover of the magazine….it is so over the top gorgeous…I so love all of the beautiful fall vignettes you added to the outside of the cottage…so many beautiful things to see!!…Mary, it is spectacular!!

  33. would love this as a play house or a quest house. it makes me happy i could spend more time there in my garden lol

  34. What a neat potting shed! And what clever fall decorations. Looks like a magazine shoot!

  35. Every one of your posts is like getting a new magazine! The photographs are beautiful and the ideas are so creative. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration!

  36. What a darling shed!!!

  37. That potting shed is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Oh I just love everything Mary! Your fall decorations are so pretty in the little shed. I would love to have one in my back yard too. Beautifully done.

  39. What an adorable shed! Love the color choices! I hope I find a wire cloche like yours! I love them a lot!

  40. All look wonderful and pretty !I liked the stones and the meanings !
    Thank you for sharing this beauty !

  41. Your potting shed is totally unreal. I love it. The wire cloche is perfect. such a great post and your yard is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  42. Carlene@Organized Clutter

    I have always wanted a potting shed. Yours is fabulous.

  43. I love everything!

  44. Wow! This such a lovely shed. I really want one in my side garden… But until then, I can dream of yours!

  45. What a beautiful potting shed! All of your details around the shed are stunning. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from BNOTP. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  46. oh my, my, my, this is heavenly. I’m only a tad bit envious. Great job building and decorating!

  47. Oh my goodness, it is beyond adorable! You have done a wonderful job of blending old and new — love, love, love it!

  48. It’s more like a mini house than a shed! Gorgeous and the details are spectacular! Love the corn rake!

  49. This is amazingly cute and what I want in my backyard. Oh, I must show hubby. He knows this is on his to do list.

  50. Your shed should be in one of these magazines. You’ve just done an amazing job decorating the inside and the outside – love that planter!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  51. This is beautiful Mary! Such a lovely addition to your back yard!

  52. I adore this! I am trying to convince my husband that the storage barn we have could be a lot cuter and that I should be able to take it over for my gardening stuff! I’m definitely sharing this post with him… “see honey!” :-)

  53. Oh my, my, my!!! When I grow up I want to have a potting shed just like yours, Mary!! It. Is. GORGEOUS!!!!

  54. Your taste is impeccable….love every detail…coming from Kim’s party and just had to say I am now a follower love your blog!

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  56. Mary, your shed is even nicer than the inspirational one. In fact, yours is really inspirational for us all. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love it if you could share this awesome post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us!


  57. Tricia @ Simplicity In The South

    This is the sweetest potting shed I’ve seen yet! I’m emailing it to my husband so he knows what to get me for my birthday! So jealous of your life on the lake!

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  59. I popped over from Hometalk. I ADORE your shed all decorated for fall and your styling. SO inspiring! I am signing up for your blog today!

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