Autumn is a Second Spring


I’m Welcoming Fall

in my Potting Shed!

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Autumn is my favorite season~

Chalkboard Door

And like a second spring when every leaf is a flower,

one of my favorite fall quotes by Albert Camus.


I used my fall garland from the table,

to bring a little touch of Autumn indoors

to my ladder in my Potting Shed.


To join the oak leaves

in a mason jar. . .

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And watering cans

and bird houses. .

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Along with a few wooden acorns

in a transferware bowl.



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In case missed it and you’re in need of a way of renewing a chalkboard without repainting, WD-40 is a quick and easy way to remove “ghosting” and restoring your chalkboard to its former and newly painted state!

Chalkboard Restoring with WD-40

Happy Autumn!

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I’m sharing more “Fall Around The House”

in my Potting Shed and joining a group of amazing bloggers

 Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st.

Hope you’ll stop in for fall inspiration!

Fall Around The House

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,

 Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,

 Home{work} WednesdayTutorials Tips and Tidbits,

Open House ThursdaysHome Sweet HomeBe Inspired Friday,

 Feathered Nest FridaySeasonal Sundays,

Autumn Abounds Party

  42 comments for “Autumn is a Second Spring

  1. September 26, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Your chalkboard is a work of art Mary! The potting shed looks beautiful and has truly welcomed fall-enjoy:@)

  2. September 26, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Good morning, Mary!The rains should subside today and maybe get some Autum decorations up outside. Love your decorations!🍂🎃👻

  3. September 26, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I definitely need a chalkboard door! I love it all, Mary!

  4. September 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Oops! Forgot the n in Autumn!

  5. kristen ayers
    September 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Mary, you are always such a delightful inspiration! Thank you! I lived in Charlotte for 20 years and even though New England is where I grew up North Carolina and it’s gorgeous autumn foliage and beautiful spring awakenings will always fell like “home” to me.

  6. September 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

    YAY! I love days when we get to play in your potting shed. THanks for the tip about the WD-40….good tip to know! Enjoy your day!


  7. September 26, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Aww you’ve decorated my favorite potting shed so perfectly in Autumn glory, Mary! I love the quote at the beginning and it’s so fetting on your door. Lovely, as always. xo

  8. Cheryl
    September 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Love, love, love it! A beautiful post today. Always love being in the potting shed…my favorite place! The brown treanferware bowls and all the vintage embellishments are just wonderful. Thanks for the chalkboard tip!

  9. September 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    So many things! Your potting shed has become a delightful playhouse!

  10. Franki
    September 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

    What a “perfect” autumn getaway! A very chic shed, indeed! franki

  11. Sandi Allen
    September 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Your Potting Shed is Beautiful as always.
    Love your Fall touches.

  12. Peggy Thal
    September 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

    My favorite Fall saying! Used it for my son’s wedding on rehearsal invitations. Such a beautiful backyard shed decor. You always do such a gorgeous job in styling. Love the little items of acorns and bird nests. Happy Fall!

  13. September 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Your garland looks fabulous draping your ladder full of garden treasures! Only you could stick a spoon in a spool of twine and make it look regal! I love studying all your photos and discovering elegant little details hidden about, sort of like the “where’s Waldo” books, there is always so much to see and find! Autumn is an exciting time of year, with the promise of so much to come, I love the quote~

  14. Faith
    September 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Ok, I have to say I melt every time you post a potting shed photo, and I absolutely adore your chalk board artwork. Just beautiful!!!!

  15. September 26, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Mary, I can understand why you love autumn with its rich colors, cool air and so many natural pieces to add to your potting shed. I always enjoy these views of your shed–so many interesting items in each photo to explore! Linda

  16. September 26, 2013 at 10:19 am

    there is nothing i enjoy more then hard fun good play dates! i adore your space and endless creative possibilites. my seaside version is almost done, true, its only a laundry room, but i love the abundance of play space. we have changes in our future, i so look forward to one day carving out my own playhouse to get lost in the seasons and endless chances for change. love so many of these pics!

  17. JP
    September 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love your pics and fall decor and I see that you have some Sheraton pieces….you should see my “score” in my latest post!
    Have a Happy Day!

  18. Susan Kellam
    September 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Thanks so much for the WD-40 tip. I have an old child’s chalkboard that could use some renewing.

  19. September 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I’m going to describe my feeling upon seeing your post, as soothed. I mean everything in your beautiful pictures was all that I love. Right down to the old gardening trowels and especially the painted doorknob, just a beautiful presentation. Enjoy Fall.

  20. September 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I can envision myself having tea in there. Honestly, I think your shed should be on the local tour. I love the whole chalkboard thing and was considering it for half a wall in my office.

  21. Rachel Rothe
    September 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm


    Where did you purchase the acorns?  They are so cute.



    • September 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Hobby Lobby. :)

  22. September 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Pretty pretty, as usual, Mary! I love every vignette, but that door…every time I see it I feel the urge to “need” one (got to find a spot for it first, tho!) ~Zuni

  23. September 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    You’re having waaay too much fun, playing out in your potting shed!
    Wonderful colors & textures & lots of interesting implements, too.
    I wish I had such a space to decorate to my ♥’s content.
    The wooden acorns reminded me that I want to do a post on a special thimble/needle holder I won from Country Bumpkin. Thanks for jogging my senior memory.

  24. September 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hello, Beautiful blog! Nice visiting. Following on Bloglovin. Linda

  25. September 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I am in love with your door. I think WD 40 is the answer to most questions! Wishing for a potting shed like this.

  26. September 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    your chalkboard door gets me every time! love your ladder and all your amazing touches!

  27. September 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    The potting shed is ready for fall. Love the chalkboard. It is so fallish along with your fall elements.

  28. September 27, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Today I not only enjoyed your phenomenal photography and your beautiful styling, but I got a tip that has saved my beautifully framed chalkboard. Thanks so much for the WD 40 tip–thought I had tried everything, but this one WORKED!

  29. September 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Mary, your “falling” in the potting shed is delightful. It’s always a treat to peek inside your charming garden abode. I spotted a book on the ladder which I recently added to my own shelves. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?
    Thanks for the WD 40 tip. Wish I had known about that when I was teaching. ‘-)

  30. September 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

    And you always make my day too, Mary! Love your incredible sense of style, elegant taste and yummy recipes. You bring a smile each time I read your post……thank you so much for sharing!

  31. linda kemp
    September 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love it all!

  32. September 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    As always, your shed is a thing of beauty. Your ideas for decorating it seem to never end. Love the birdhouse on the ladder. It seems like the perfect topper, the grapevine pumpkins and the hydrangeas look charming too. Love, love, love it.


  33. September 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Simple love it… Your garland is very pretty and ideal for this time of year…

  34. September 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

    What a great sentiment! Your potting shed is such a nice place to visit. I like how you incorporated natural and faux items on the ladder. You are an artist!

  35. September 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    What a great thought – every leaf is a flower.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  36. September 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I just love that quote! Never heard it before.

  37. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    October 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Your potting shed is such a dream. Love the ladder vignetter and the birdhouse is beautiful. The door is totally amazing, love love love. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  38. October 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I am just amazed how you can so beautifully transform the garden shed with the turn of each season and occasion…I marvel at your over the top creativity!..and thanks for the tip of using the WD-40…great idea!

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