Jumping in with Both Feet~ Embracing the Christmas Season


I’m jumping into December with Both Feet~

Embracing the Christmas Season!


My Potting Shed along with my wellies :)

are dressed in greenery~


Leyland cypress, cedar, pine, magnolia, holly, nandina berries, and pine cones were added to watering cans and my window box~ replacing the harvest of mums, and gourds for Thanksgiving.




A pastoral village scene in a Johnson Brothers Friendly Village plate hangs in a basket along with a mercury glass gazing globe~


Offering a soft glow along

 with a wish for Happy Holidays~



A wreath with a bird’s nest and bird houses

are cozied up with a red throw and pillow~


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And a pair of gazing globes, a large red and smaller green, are providing some shine and reflection along with some ornaments~ in contrast to natural pine cones and a burlap wrapped evergreen.






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53 responses to “Jumping in with Both Feet~ Embracing the Christmas Season

  1. Everything is so festive! If this won’t get all your followers into the Christmas Spirit, I don’t know what will! Merry, Merry Christmas, Mary!

  2. As I said before, I could move into that Garden Cottage!!…You have dressed it up so beautiful for the holidays…and those Wellies?…oh my..they are fantastic!!!….love the “garden bench vignette”….Thanks Mary…you put a very big smile on my face this evening!!!

  3. I have jumped in with both feet also. Decorated my daughter and SIL’s house, my best friends house and my house so far!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow I will finish outside; it is started but I have a few things to add. I LOOOOVE your potting shed, the wellies, the cans, the ornaments the bench, throw and PILLOW are beautiful!!! I wish I had access to all those fresh greens. I guess I would have to go BUY some:):) XO, Pinky

  4. Fabulous, as always. The wellie are a special touch, but I love it all! Do you grow your own nandina?

  5. Oh! I wish I had a Merry Christmas cottage/shed! This is so adorable and festive. How creative you are!

  6. Mary this is so cute! I love the boots, the window box is wonderful, too. I wish I had a potting shed.:-)

  7. Every detail is lovely, Mary (as always). I’m really enjoying your potting shed :) . You’re lucky to have nandina berries available…I brought some home from a visit to Atlanta and kept them for years. Thanks for another great post! ~Zuni

  8. How cute!!! Just love it all. Thanks for sharing

  9. Just perfect, Mary! All of the fresh greenery and accents are perfect for the season. Love it! This space is just beautiful!

  10. Such lovely natural displays! Fresh greens and berries are just wonderful and my favorites for the holidays! Your shed is gorgeous!!

  11. Mary, the potting shed looks fabulous in its Christmas red and green. Looks like beautiful weather too.
    Stop by when you get the chance. The table is set with Gold Leaves. ;-)

  12. Your photography and ideas are incredible.

  13. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Very pretty Mary! Lovin’ the J-Bro plate, it looks great with the berries! Happy Sunday-enjoy:@)

  14. Debbie@Mountain Breaths

    Those wellies are too stinkin cute, so I had to Pin them! Love the decorated rake too!

  15. Okay. That did it. I’m moving into your potting shed! :D :D I laughed out loud when I saw the wellies … you certainly did jump right in! Love the pillow! Happy Happy and Hugs!

  16. I do declare that you have the most beautiful potting shed on the planet! Thanks for sharing the beautiufl photos. I really enjoyed the tour.

  17. Just love that you have the garden shed as your very own little play house! Brings out the little girl in me…playing house without a care in the world :)
    The animal print Wellies filled with floral are all grown up, though…killer cool

  18. Breathtakingly gorgeous, Mary. I adore your potting shed in all it’s seasonal finery. The wellies are inspired!

  19. Not only is your potting shed the best one I’ve ever seen, it is the most beautifully decorated one for Christmas! My personal favorite is the ornaments hanging from the rake (or whatever that tool is!) You are such a fountainhead of ideas for decorating the outdoors!

  20. :D Your little potting shed posts aways make me happy, and it’s just too, too cute all decked-out for Christmas!!! I love everything you’ve done, Mary…..especially the watering cans with fresh greenery!!! {all lined up in a row…so cute}
    The flower box and door basket are adorable, too!!!! I hope you decorate it for Mardi Gras….you already have the green going on, so it would be so cute!

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  21. I know you just couldn’t wait to decorate your cute little potting shed for it’s very first Christmas! The boots are hilarious, and the red gazing ball is a great touch! Such fun, thanks

  22. I love all of this, Mary; it’s just gorgeous!! I especially like the cozy red comforter and Christmas pillow, as well as the ornaments hanging from the garden rake.

    Have a wonderful day — visiting from Seasonal Sundays.


  23. Oh wow, everything is so beautiful. I love it all. I wish I could hire you to do my place. The boots are just adorable, lovely photos!

  24. A Garden of Threads

    Your potting shed looks lovely. So festive. The greenery is so cool in the wellies.

  25. Beautiful photos! Love your potting shed.

  26. Your potting shed is nothing like mine. Wow so pretty. You have made it so gorgeous. Valerie

  27. Wonderful!!! I’m speechless! Just incredible!!! WOW!

  28. You must have had such fun decorating your potting shed. There’s much to like, but my favorite touch is the sprinkler cans filled with greenery.

  29. It is so darling! Love the placement of the Wellies and it looks exactly as if you jumped in with abandon and joy. Wonderful!

  30. I found you on Pinterest. Your photos are outstanding and your decorating prowess is succeeding in getting me in the spirit.

  31. I could live in this cozy little shed…you have done a lovely job decorating!

  32. Once again I’ve sent The Great Dane a photo of your wee garden house. I love it at any time of year, but it is very special at Christmas!

  33. This is just so cute… What great ideas.. Your pictures are always beautiful.

  34. Amazingly beautiful! Reminds me of a magazine spread!

  35. Perfect for your potting shed. Great ideas and photos.

  36. Mary, There is such beauty here!!! YOur potting shed is at it’s best at Christmas! I love the greens in the antique watering cans!!! Thanks for sharing your art at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  37. Love that rake. Your potting shed should be in a magazine.

  38. Such a beautiful shed–I love your Wellies, too! The gazing balls against the greenery and with the pinecones are so pretty together.

  39. I clicked on to your blog from French Country Cottage. I laughed and giggled when the image of your lovely wellies came up. I love all your displays so much and the little potting shed is just adorable. I’m going to join as a follower. Have a nice day :) jeanetteann

  40. I just love your little shed….I want it for my residence!! The wellies are the cutest things!

  41. Just stopping by from the WOW party. What a wonderful woodland Christmas! I think those Wellies are my favorite! The potting shed is just adorable!

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  43. LOVE it! Your potting shed is adorable to start with and all the sweet Christmas decor just adds to the charm. Merry Christmas!

  44. I love all your pictures, but my fav part is the bench.

  45. Your potting shed is just gorgeous. Decorated beautifully, too!

  46. Boy, do I ever have shed envy! Your holiday decorating touches are marvelous. Love the boots! Hope you don’t mind me sharing your beautiful potting shed on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

  47. Your potting shed is so inspiring–Love the settee and the wellies, but my favorite is the French basket with the plate in with the greens! You are so creative!

  48. Very cute! Love the way it is decorated too…Christine

  49. So festive! I admire your creativity and energy to execute your ideas. As far as I’m concerned it could be Christmas season, then fall then Christmas again. Thanks so much

  50. Love this…such great ideas… I love anything country and nostalgia

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