A Potting Shed Christmas

Potting Shed Christmas

I’ve spent more time decorating my Potting Shed

than my house this Christmas season :)


Santa came early and gifted me with a ladder to use in my Potting Shed, or rather a Hatherley Lattistep :)


To big to be wrapped and go under the tree, it’s standing in as a tree of sorts, (thank you Clare :) decorated with a few favorite birds, found nests and ornaments~



My Chickadees have moved indoors to roost~

choosing a different cavity to nest in, Williamsburg Aviary.








A Ferry’s Seeds Box

is a perennial favorite~


Dressed for the holidays and planted with a Poinsettia,

mini cypress trees, ivy, pine cones, berries and a bird’s nest.





Vintage postcards are weighing in

on Christmas with Joyful Greetings~



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Wishing you a Joyful Christmas!

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  46 comments for “A Potting Shed Christmas

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    December 17, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Your new ladder looks right at home Mary! Looks like you’re having lots of fun with the shed-enjoy:@)
    PS-Please send me a quick e-mail with your address, I have a little something I think you might like…

  2. December 17, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Love the new *Christmas Tree*! :D :D And, with vintage postcards. You have such fun in your potting shed. Remember, I’m going to move in! LOL! Merry, Merry and Hugs—

  3. December 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Mary, I’ve been waiting for this post. Your potting shed is simply amazing! I love every item you’ve included, and my favorite is the seed box with the poinsettias! And the tree ladder, and the…….I could go on and on!

  4. Kim
    December 17, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Mary, this is over the top cute. Love your ladder and I sure hope we get my shed built in 2013. I want to play.

  5. December 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    THis is so wnderful, each element a delightful surprise, especially the “tree”!!!! LOVE the birds and the candles in the birdseed trays. Genius to use the flower frog to hold the sign. XO, Pinky

  6. December 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

    What a fun place you’ve made this potting shed! Love the new ladder and how you decorated it. Every bit of this is inspiring and enjoyable to see!

  7. Anne Boykin
    December 17, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Oh Mary, your potting shed is sweet! I love the natural decorations and the birdseed under the candles. Everything looks lovely.

  8. Pondside
    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I’d be spending as much time in there as possible – it’s such a pretty shed. The ladder was a brilliant gift!

  9. December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I think I would move into the potting shed for Christmas! So beautiful! Love the ladder!
    hugs, Linda

  10. Marie
    December 17, 2012 at 10:09 am


  11. anon
    December 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Beyond my wildest dreams of FUN!

  12. December 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

    So adorable!

  13. December 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Mary, What an amazing potting shed! You have it decorated beautifully for Christmas and I love the ladder. Happy Holidays.

  14. December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Hi Mary! If I didn’t know better, I would swear that your shed has been in existence as long as it’s vintage treasures. You have really created a beautiful paradise for birds and people alike. I have been on a quest to find bird ornaments this year, and all I can find are super bright and sparkly ones. I am holding out for some more natural looking ones.
    Happy Holidays, and thank you for a year of beautiful tables and spaces!

  15. December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Mary, its just like having a playhouse. ;-) I adore what you’ve done to dress the shed for the holidays. Such fun!!! I have a vintage ladder on which I hang some of my vintage quilts. Those old ladders have wonderful charm.
    Merry, Merry………..Sarah

  16. December 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Mary, your potting shed is just the most adorable thing ever! I could live in the potting shed! Lol! The ladder is perfect; and all of your holiday accents just make this such a wonderful place!

  17. Debbie
    December 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Your ladder is wonderful! I am “green” with envy over your potting shed. What a lovely place to decorate and you have done it beautifully! Merry Christmas.

  18. December 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I suspect that your potting shed will be the backdrop for many a creative exercise. I look forward to them all!

  19. December 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I have had some unusual stand-ins for Christmas trees, but your ladder tree beats them all! Love it!

    Your potting shed is the best playhouse I have ever seen! You are so creative!

  20. December 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    :D I’m *gasping* over here with every picture I see. I love what Sonia said…..about your shed being a playhouse…..I’d play in there all day long if it were mine!

    Thanks so much for sharing your potting shed all decked-out for Christmas. I’ve been waiting for this post! ;P

    Ricki Jill

  21. December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Oh, I have GOT to share this with my friend! She loves playing in the dirt, and I think she would really admire something like this! This is playing in the dirt in REAL STYLE!!!!!!!! Gorgeous, Mary! Congratulations on your new lattistep ladder! That’s a really neat addition to your already gorgeous “me time” space! :-)

  22. December 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Mary, one would think the wonderful Christmasy exterior of the shed was enough but the interior is even better. Love it. Olive

  23. December 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Very festive! Happy Holidays :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  24. December 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Amazing! I think Santa might want to rest up there!

  25. December 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Delightful! Love your vintage cards and pretty green tole trays. Green trays are especially pretty. All the fresh greenery, berries, birdseed and natural elements give your decorating such class! Your birds are all delightful too!

  26. anon
    December 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    finally got the net back after weeks since the storm, so nice to see your pics BIG :-) thanks for the sweet dreams, always love seeing all the details up close~

  27. Paula
    December 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Your potting shed is so inviting for just relaxing with a cup of tea! Just seeing the pics of your cute lil shed, I bet your home is lovely ! Thank you for the wonderful pics of the ladder, now I know what to do with my daddy’s old ladder! I’m so glad I found your site !! Have a wonderful day !

  28. December 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I think you should open your potting shed for holiday tours :) How beautiful everything looks!

  29. December 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Again, I love love love everything you do. I would really like to meet you in person… I think you are a brilliant decorator… I just know we would be such good friends. Every time I visit I know that you will feed my soul!!!
    Just beautiful in every way!

    A potting shed is my Christmas wish… and world peace!

  30. December 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

    This is absolutely the neatest ladder tree and the whole “shed” is just unreal. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  31. December 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Truly outstanding! LOVE everything about it. A feast for the eyes and full of inspiration…Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for this gift today!
    Linda at Beautiful Idea

  32. December 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Your potting shed looks like a wondrously fun place to play. So much charm and whimsy going on in there. LOVE the ladder and all your other fabulous vignettes.
    Mary Alice

  33. Michele
    December 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic potting shed!

  34. December 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I love the way you used the ladder…what a wonderful and creative idea!

  35. December 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful post and a beautiful blog ;)

  36. December 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Your potting shed is absolutely amazing!!! LOVE it all decked out for Christmas!!

  37. December 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I’m back for another swing around the potting shed. It’s becoming one of my favorite place to hang out. Better be careful, I just might move in!
    Merry, Merry………..Sarah

  38. December 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Oh Mary, you’ve decorated my darling dream home so perfectly!!! I just love it to pieces! Merry Christmas!! XO

  39. December 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Mary – stunning! Can I live in your shed?!

  40. December 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Oh My gosh, this is fabulous! Love every inch of this sweet potting shed! It left me wanting to see more pics of the outside. I can’t blame you for having so much fun with this buildning. Hubby and I (more like I) lol! have plans to build one either this Spring or next. Now, I will want to decorate it for Christmas. Love all of your vintage treasures. That little Cherrio tin with the sweet bird stole my heart. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  41. December 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Just found you through Common Ground and OMG!!! I LOVE your potting shed! Amazing! That ladder is fabulous. I’m putting you in my favorites!
    I’d love to have you link with us, too.
    Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  42. Carolyn
    December 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I also just found your blog and love it….I will be looking at this over and over…if I could visit personally, I would be ooing and ahing constantly..just so beautiful.

  43. January 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I just love your posts. I just found it as I am new to all of this. I have wanted a potting shed for the last 25 years and I just love love love yours. You are so gifted in what you do – best wishes Mary

  44. Mindy Delano
    July 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Love the cottage shed. Awesome decorating, tastefully done! Can you email me about a detail? mindyanddaisy@wowway.com

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