Fall Around The Potting Shed


I’ve been busy harvesting

 pumpkins, gourds, goldenrod,

leaves and pots of mums for

Fall Around The Potting Shed!


A basket on the door is filled with

goldenrod and oak leaves, still green, which

don’t turn in North Carolina

until the end of October.


You’re welcome to peek inside

at the chalkboard door

with a favorite quote and

a touch of Autumn indoors. . .



My window box is liner-free and home for

 a medley of gourds and pumpkins for the season.


And a rake has been put into service as a vintage

tool rack with a hanging basket of mums.





Pots of coleus~ pink, green and burgundy,

are still thriving with our 80 degree

temperatures, alongside tricolor mums,

blending the colors of summer and fall.





An olive bucket is filled with goldenrod

and dried grasses harvested

from my field of dreams.



Watering cans, collected through the years with

missing roses were picked up for a song,

and now have acorns for roses instead.





A  salvaged chimney pot has been repurposed

as a flower pot for mums.








 I’m joining a group of amazing bloggers sharing

Fall Around The House!

I hope you’ll stop by and visit for fall inspiration!

Yvonne~ StoneGable

Kristen~ Sophia’s Decor 

Courtney~ French Country Cottage

Shirley~ Housepitality Designs

Kimberly Hites~ The Beautiful Home

Fall Potting Shed

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,

 Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,

 Home Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

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  67 comments for “Fall Around The Potting Shed

  1. Sandi Lee
    October 1, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Just loved every bit of it-thanks so much!

  2. October 1, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I can’t get enough of looking at every single beautiful and creative detail of the garden shed porch…I feel as though I am looking at a building nestled in an enchanted garden…and I am. I can always count on you creating the perfect details, such as the branches of acorns pouring from the watering cans…love it!…and love, love the quote on your chalkboard…how so very true!…Thanks Mary for another magnificent display!

  3. October 1, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Just simply amazing! I knew it would be. You’ve done a fantabulous job dressing the shed for Autumn, Mary.

  4. Kim
    October 1, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Mary, I knew you would do your magic and make this all extraordinary. You must have a fortune in mums, gourds and pumpkins. I still need to get a couple mums for y tiny porch. Now I need to go study your displays some more.

  5. October 1, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I love the window box full of pumpkins and gourds Mary! Beautiful and welcoming colors-enjoy:@)

  6. October 1, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Gorgeous tour of your potting shed….totally inspiring. I could spend hours hanging out and drinking in every detail!

    Love it!

  7. October 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I love EVERYTHING about your potting shed. So much eye candy to look at I’ll have to go back and study the photos.

  8. October 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Mary, I don’t need to go to design school… I just need to pour over your images. Gorgeous!!!! Your potting shed has made me want to build one too. I am always so inspired by the way you dress it up! I think this is the first time I realized that it is so near the water. That makes it all the more special! Beautiful Autumn… fall has certainly come… and in all it’s splendor to your potting shed!

  9. October 1, 2013 at 8:15 am

    How sweet, Mary! I love the pumpkin “topiaries” in the urns, and the pumpkins piled in the window box. So cute! Your little potting shed always makes me smile.


  10. maureen
    October 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  11. October 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

    my favorite kind of post, the abundance and beauty of the garden, with the grace and whimsy of you sharing all the details. love love love the colors and mingling, all right up garden alley!

  12. October 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Mary your potting shed is just lovely and it is so ready for Fall. Your images are just beautiful! Where do you live? For some reason I thought it was Maine.

    • October 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Thank you! We’re in North Carolina :)

  13. Pondside
    October 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

    How beautiful! Your potting shed is an inspiration and I’m so glad I dropped by today!

  14. October 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Hi Mary, Happy October–my favorite month! Your coleus plants are incredible! My last house had a shady back porch and I grew them there. I just love them and they look fabulous with the pumpkins, mums and grasses you have added to the shed! This porch is so inviting. Linda

  15. paula
    October 1, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Happy October ! Be wonderful to sit on your lovely porch with pumpkin bread and coffee this morning, I can smell it now !! Love how you used the chimney topper as a planter for your mum.
    Have a happy day!

  16. Franki
    October 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Totally smitten with Autumn!! franki

  17. October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Fall has exploded in front of your potting shed Mary! It is a feast for the eyes and has me ohhing and ahhing with delight! I love the things you do with that old rake, and this time the little mum pot is adorable! I also love the watering can filled with leaves {are they pumpkin leaves?} and a pumpkin topper. Removing the liner from your window basket so you can see all the wonderful gourds is a genius idea! I can picture you gathering all these gourds and blooms and pumpkins and pots with glee as you create your Autumn masterpiece!

  18. October 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Could I come and live beside you?! Seriously if I could just look out my window and enjoy all of the abundance of beauty, color and creativity I would be happy!
    Thank you for sharing the beauty, fun, color, vibrancy and joy of Fall!

  19. October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    How adorable! So much inspiration. I love your potting shed.

  20. October 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I didn’t know you where in NC too! I am just in love with your potting shed and how you’ve dressed it up for Fall. It could be in a magazine… You’ve found some of the most beautiful pumpkins ever too! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  21. October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Just gorgeous! Love all the details on your beautiful potting shed porch! Should be on the cover of a magazine! The window box full of pumpkins and gourds is my favorite! Happy Fall!
    Miss Bloomers

  22. October 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I KNEW this would be AMAZING and it is. What a goft you have. I love the acorns coming out of the spout and the saying on the chalkboard. I wish I could have a potting shed but not allowed. However, I do have my beautiful pind now:) Enjoy your beautiful Fall shed, mary and thanks for sharing it with us!!!!!

  23. Pat Stansel
    October 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Mary, you are so very talented!! You must have been one of the best in your
    Business! I absolutely love the potting shed, I could sit there in front of
    it and look at it all day.

  24. October 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!! I love your iron window box filled with pumpkins!

  25. October 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Absolutely stunning Mary! Every single one of your photos would make beautiful postcards. I’m going to scroll back up to enjoy all the details once again. xo

  26. October 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Just beautiful Mary! My potting shed needs some attention and now you have inspired me. Looks like a great place to pull up a chair and relax with a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee and pumpkin bread too :)

  27. October 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous, Mary! Reading your blog is like looking at a beautiful decorating magazine. Thank you for joining the Open House party.

  28. Debbie
    October 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Unbelievably gorgeous!

  29. October 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Have Mercy Mary, fall does not get better than this. The goldenrod in the olive bucket is brilliant. xo, olive

  30. October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The entire display is just beautiful ~ so welcoming and ‘down home’ … thanks for the many ideas!

  31. October 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    What a beautiful post. You really captured the colors and beauty of fall.

  32. October 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful fall decorations. You are getting me in the mood along with the falling leaves and a little cooler temps especially early in the morning. I love fall. I’ve been out of the country and have missed all my blogging friends. I hope to be back in the blogging swing soon. Thanks for always inspiring.

  33. jfrsn5@aol.com
    October 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Love it

  34. October 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Very colorful, love all of the mums, and the pumpkins, and the gourds. The shed looks charming all dressed up for fall.

  35. Lisa Mcgee Smith
    October 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I love your outdoor fall decorations. Especially the gourds and pumpkins nestled in your wrought iron window box – great idea! Also the heirloom pumpkin, resting on the oak leaves, in the urn is divine. I just might have to copy that for my front porch down here in Marvin NC! Thanks so much for the inspiration, it’s lovely – :-)

  36. October 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Now I need a potting shed to make as fabulous as this! Love the pumpkins spilling out of the window box!

  37. Bonnie Keearns
    October 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    What can I say that hasn’t been said already, but “Stunning.” Fall is here!

  38. October 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous just looking at the pictures gives you a warm feeling inside I would really love to have something like that

  39. Gee
    October 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Simply Falltastic!!! I need to return a second time to adsorb all the wonderful vignettes you have created. Just beautiful!!!

  40. October 2, 2013 at 1:38 am

    So charming. Loved it all.

  41. October 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Out of a magazine… Everything looks great…

  42. October 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Absolutely glorious!!!!!!!!! I can almost smell the crisp, cool autumn air!

  43. October 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    OMG this is just stunning!!! I love everything you have done. Such fall beauty.


  44. October 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    What a feast for the eyes! Will definitely be pinning this to a bunch of my boards!

  45. Joy
    October 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Enjoy everything you create and post! Combination of many visuals and few words is a talent I’m also jealous of! Do you have the supplier’s name of the lovely window box? If so, please share. Thanks for the beauty. Joy

    • October 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Joy! It’s the French Quarter Aluminum Window Box, it came from here.

  46. October 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Mary, your shed belongs in a magazine! It is indeed a feast for the eyes because of every detail! Love the basket of mums attached to the rake and the view of the lake beyond the porch.

  47. October 3, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Simply Stunning!

  48. October 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    This is beautiful! So lush and plentiful! I love it! Visiting via Rhoda’s party today!

  49. October 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    oh my gosh, it’s just super gorgeous! love those oak leaves and the windowbox FULL of pumpkins!

  50. October 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, you have been busy, I love that you can stretch the season where you are and enjoy so much time to be so creative with your outdoor decorating!. I love the potting Shed!

  51. October 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I think I must be in Fall Heaven!! your potting shed is always wonderful!!

  52. October 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Your shed just keeps getting lovelier.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  53. October 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Stunning photos! There is just something about having that water in the background that makes everything look so dreamy!!

  54. October 7, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Fabulous!!Great pictures of a fabulous setting!! Love your blog!!

  55. Barbara
    October 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    The most beautifully done fall decorations I have seen! I agree with the comments above, I could never get enough of looking at your treasures. By the way I live in upstate South Carolina, thanks for sharing your beautiful garden shed with us!

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