Bits of Fall & Blooms

I’ve been Dressing & Harvesting~

Planting bits of Fall & Blooms

in my Potting Shed!

You can take a peek at how

the outside is dressed, here.

My Ferry’s Seeds Box

is a perennial favorite~

Harvested from Metrolina Expo and used

for display in my shop years ago.

 Finding its way later in a nook

in my laundry room as a planter~

Until recently transplanted in a corner of my Potting Shed~

filled with a sampling of the season. . .

mums, ornamental kale, gourds, ivy, and mini pumpkins.

The inside is cozy. . .

(translation: full & hard to photograph :)

9 feet wide inside with 2 feet of counters on one side and my grandmother’s chest gone-to-pot ~ extending 2 feet on the opposite side.

I have a 28-inch folding table and chair in the middle, that I can use and move when I need more work area.

Birds have flown in (Williamsburg Aviary)~

a gift from my sister to feather my nest.

And transferware

is Blooming~

 A trip Picking Flowers, yielded a Johnson Brothers

Windsor Ware Dover teapot from a dealer closing shop~

And a vintage box and painted tole trays

provide year-round color & blossoms~

 Counters are skirted and blooming

with the summer-time charm of cottage garden~

And the remaining pieces of

my grandmother’s pattern~

Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers 

have been reunited with her chest~

An Aesthetic Movement transferware pitcher

(H. Alcock Kenilworth) is sprouting grasses~

The birds on the pitcher reminded me of the resident heron that fishes in our cove~  also inspiring the shade of white for the interior walls~ Sherwin Williams White Heron.

You can read more about Aesthetic Movement

and transferware from Nancy’s Daily Dish, here.

Garden Lore, courtesy of

John Baer’s Sons Agricultural Almanac~

“Store gourds, pumpkins and squashes in a dry place at above-freezing temperature. While is storage they must not touch each other.”

I sprinkled in a watering can~

to balance the nest on my landscaping

burlap and twig window treatments~

Wishing you Happy Planting

and Harvesting this Fall Season!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday~

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays~

Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish!~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday~

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday~

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

  48 comments for “Bits of Fall & Blooms

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    You sure have a cozy little spot there Mary! I know you’re enjoying it:@)

  2. October 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I see an enlargement to the potting shed in your future as you will continue finding wonderful things to put there!

  3. October 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Mary, I so love your potting shed! It is so pretty and you have decorated it toperfection. Your Grandmothers dishes are beautiful and I LOVE that pitcher. The box filled with Fall bits is perfect. What a wonderful way to start this day. It is raining here already (9 AM Sunday) so here we goo!!!! Please say a little prayer we stay safe. XO, Pinky

  4. October 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Mary, your potting shed is full and overflowing with beauty. Love the brown transferware — perfect for the seaon. Williamsburg Aviary — what a beautiful gift. I love Johnson Bros *anything* and the teapot is a great find. Love that your Grandmothers chest and Harvest Time are reunited. Gorgeous post! Another winner! Oh, and did I mention I love the Ferry’s Seed Box???!!!!!!

  5. October 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Mary, I’ve been reading your comments for a while now and it’s about time I commented. I love your posts and especially when you share your potting shed and dogs. Thank you!

  6. October 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love escaping to your blog, I enjoy the same things, some have come and gone from my life but I love the beauty, creativity, and seeing things differently when I am out thrifting.
    Thank you,

  7. Suzi Lapere
    October 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Your talent never fails to make my mouth drop open! You are blessed & use your blessings to bless others, thanks. Suzi

  8. October 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I could live in your potting shed! Love the transferware. xo

  9. October 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    It is gorgeous and such a cozy spot! I love all the brown transferware.

  10. October 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Mary, thanks for another peek inside your adorable shed. I love your brown transfer ware….I think brown is my favorite color for transfer ware! It is so cozy in there, I would love to work on all kinds of projects inside! I love your little table and chair.

    Great post!

  11. October 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Wow, Mary! I can see you are having a ball with your new playhouse, I mean potting shed! Such delight! Your ferry seed box is exceptional and the glorious fall fresh items are a feast for the eyes. I always enjoy your talents.

  12. October 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Mary, each time one of your posts shows up in my sidebar, I can’t get over here fast enough! Your talent just know no bounds; and your potting shed is no exception! Just beautiful!

  13. October 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    This post is incredible Mary. I love it all and the brown Johnson Bros too, It is all gorgeous!

  14. October 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I’m ready to move in!! It is beautiful Mary!!

  15. October 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    How beautiful! Every bit of it!
    Love the Henry Alcock pitcher and your arrangement of grasses in it. It’s all so lovely, I could spend an afternoon playing there!

  16. October 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I love your cute potting shed. I love the cute church birdhouse. You have lovely arrangements there. Wonderful Heron mosaic, they are beautiful birds. Lovely photos and mosaics. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  17. October 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow! So many pretty things to see in your post. I sure love that old church birdhouse! Beautiful mosaics!

  18. October 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Your potting shed is such a magical place…it looks as if it has been there a long time already…so cozy and so perfect!

  19. Pondside
    October 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I love your little shed, and once again I’m sending one of your shed posts to The Great Dane so he can see what it is I want to do ‘out there’. Great post!

  20. October 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Love that Ferry’s Seeds Box! So pretty!

  21. October 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I just love the way you have your seed box planted, such vibrant colors. Your potting shed is the envy of so many, me included!

  22. October 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Another magical moment in your potting shed! You have so many gorgeous touches and the Ferry Seed box is my favorite.

  23. October 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    That is just amazing that you can find room for all of that beauty in your potting shed. Mine (if I actually had one) would just be filled with dirt and tools and so not neat and cute and vintage! Beautiful!

  24. Vee
    October 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Oh darling! Loved seeing your charming potting shed. It looks cozy, though I don’t agree with your assessment for your potting shed and do agree with the translation for my own space.

  25. October 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    What a sweet potting shed. Love the way you are decorating it for fall. And the transferware is so very pretty.

  26. October 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Mary, you are a genius at decorating your garden shed. What a wonderful gift from your sister, and the other transferware looks so pretty as well. And now I’m going to be on a hunt for one of those seed boxes that you have so beautifully used as a planter!

  27. October 29, 2012 at 7:04 am

    It is absolutely enchanting to me from outside in and corner to corner.

  28. October 29, 2012 at 7:06 am

    oh my this post was pure delight…eye candy in every photo! :)

  29. October 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Fantastic photos. Just marvellous.

  30. October 29, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Love Love Love what you did with the Seed Box – so beautiful. Eye candy everywhere, hard to believe it’s a potting shed. I’m in love with the wire cloche {among other things} – sigh . . . .

  31. October 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Mary, Your potting shed is just wonderful. I am enjoying every post about it so much! The brown transferware is gorgeous. It’s so nice to have something so special from your grandmother. You must be having so much fun with this little building. I’m looking forward to seeing it decorated in every season. Right now I’m waiting for Hurricane Sandy to knock out our power. The winds are definitely starting now. Linda

  32. October 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  33. October 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I am always ready for Fall. After summers heat seems to have dried up all the flowers & everything in it’s path Fall is always a breath of fresh air! I love the sweet potting shed with your beautiful fall dishes for your tablescape. You always delight my friend. HUGS to you & the fur girls!
    Charlene & Elle

  34. October 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Oh I saw some birds in here too;’) Those brown and white antique dishes…oh my the entire place that you shared…my friend Vana would be drooling;’)~

  35. October 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Mary, this is the perfect little “play house”. I love every inch of what you’ve done! Makes me long for a potting shed of my own, but no place to have one. Thanks for sharing all the details. I’ll be lingering over this post for days to come. I want to study each delicious image……..Sarah

  36. October 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

    This has to be the neatest little house I have ever seen. I totally love it. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  37. October 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Love your potting shed. I would vote it the cutest on the planet! And you’ve turned it into a real charmer. The dishes are so pretty. xo marlis

  38. October 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Wow Mary- This potting shed is a get away spot! I’d want to hang out there just because! I love so many of the details I can’t begin to name them all. What a delightful environment you’ve created! I love the dishes your sister gifted you…that makes them all the more special! Your seedbox arrangement is awesome!

  39. October 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What a gorgeous potting shed–I do love it! I love the Ferry seed box with the ornamental kale in it–so pretty. And Johnson Brothers is a favorite china–yours is lovely.

  40. October 31, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    What fun to visit your potting shed again, Mary! I love your decor and those dishes ( swoon), I love them all. Brown transferware is so pretty for Fall. Happy Halloween!

  41. October 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Stopping by again tonight to wish you and the girls Happy Halloween from Sadie and her mom………Sarah

  42. November 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

    What a gorgeous potting shed! One I can only dream of! Great job. It really is fabulous! Visiting from coastal charm :)

  43. November 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Oh how charming! I want this too, so cozy and cute!…Christine

  44. November 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I so love that seed box planter. The garden shed is lovely,
    Thanks for sharing.

  45. November 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

    absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to move right in. that seed box just has me drooling!!

  46. November 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    What a charming little me space, Mary!

  47. November 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I totally get the concept of “cozy space”, and I commend you for making the very best of it! Your potting shed is such a special place, and I’m glad you’re able to get so much mileage out of it! I just love all the vintage-looking pieces throughout!!! Cool photos!

  48. November 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I’m so loving your potting shed and wish mine looked like it. Mine is very “cozy” because it’s crammed with tools, paint cans and the riding lawn mower. I keep saying I’m going to “decorate” it but how do you decorate around a riding lawn mower? :)
    I’ll just look at yours and enjoy all your great ideas. LOVE your transferware,, and seed box.

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