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 comments for “Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 13, 2012 at 5:11 am

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

  2. October 13, 2012 at 7:55 am

    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. October 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

    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. Carolyn
    October 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

    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

    • October 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

      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.

  5. Pondside
    October 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    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. October 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

    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!

  7. October 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

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

  8. Carolyn
    October 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

    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

  9. October 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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

  10. Patricia
    October 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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

  11. October 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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

  12. Anna
    October 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    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

  13. October 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    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

    • October 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      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.

  14. October 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    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!

  15. CAS
    October 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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

  16. Pat
    October 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    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!

  17. October 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    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

  18. October 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    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.

  19. October 14, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Oh Mary ~ your potting shed is a delight!

    Susan and Bentley

  20. FABBY
    October 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

    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,

  21. October 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    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……………

  22. Pat
    October 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    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!!!

  23. October 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    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!

  24. Rachel
    October 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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

  25. October 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    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?? :-)

  26. October 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    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

  27. October 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    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!

  28. October 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    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!

  29. October 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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

    – The Tablescaper

  30. October 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    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!!

  31. October 15, 2012 at 4:50 am

    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

  32. October 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

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

  33. October 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

    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!

  34. October 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    What a darling shed!!!

  35. October 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    That potting shed is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  36. October 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    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.

  37. October 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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

  38. October 16, 2012 at 7:47 am

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

  39. October 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

    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

  40. Carlene@Organized Clutter
    October 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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

  41. Linda Kemp
    October 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love everything!

  42. October 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

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

  43. October 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

    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

  44. October 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

  45. CAS
    October 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

  46. October 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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

  47. kim
    October 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

    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.

  48. October 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    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,

  49. October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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

  50. October 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

    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!” :-)

  51. October 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

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

  52. October 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

    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!

  53. October 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    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!


  54. Tricia @ Simplicity In The South
    November 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

    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!

  55. July 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

    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!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations

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