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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  54 comments for “Jumping in with Both Feet~ Embracing the Christmas Season

  1. December 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    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. December 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    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. December 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    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. December 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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

  5. December 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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

  6. December 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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

  7. December 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    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. Irene
    December 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

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

  9. December 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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

  10. December 1, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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

  11. December 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

    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. P Rezz
    December 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Your photography and ideas are incredible.

  13. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    December 2, 2012 at 5:24 am

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

  14. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    December 2, 2012 at 5:57 am

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

  15. December 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

    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. December 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

    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. Suzi Lapere
    December 2, 2012 at 8:18 am

    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. December 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

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

  19. December 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

    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. December 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

    :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. December 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    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. December 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    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. December 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    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
    December 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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

  25. December 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love your potting shed.

  26. Valerie
    December 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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

  27. December 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

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

  28. December 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    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. Vee
    December 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    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. December 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

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

  31. December 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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

  32. December 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Love love love!!

  33. Pondside
    December 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    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!

  34. December 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

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

  35. December 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Amazingly beautiful! Reminds me of a magazine spread!

  36. December 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Perfect for your potting shed. Great ideas and photos.

  37. December 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    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!

  38. December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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

  39. December 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

  40. December 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    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

  41. December 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

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

  42. December 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Mary Alice

  43. December 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    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!

  44. December 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

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

  45. December 11, 2012 at 1:10 am

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

  46. December 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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

  47. Ann
    December 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

    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.

  48. Pat
    December 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    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!

  49. December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

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

  50. Rose Ann
    February 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    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

  51. Julia McLean
    November 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

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

  52. April 23, 2015 at 12:51 am

    It’s probably inappropriate of me to say this, but honestly, I could live in your garden shed and be happy as a clam. Seriously, that place is the cutest thing ever and the Christmas decorations just send it over the top! If I were you, I’d spend every minute out there, enjoying the scenery. You did an amazing job with all of this, and I’m glad to have found your blog. New follower and looking forward to reading more. :-)

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