Raking Season

Raking Season

It’s Raking Season!

 My favorite uses for a rake

are not the intended ones. . .


With Indian Corn~


Hanging Christmas ornaments~



With Pine cones and evergreens~



As a bottle tree~



Wine glass holder~



For holding

vintage tools and a basket of mums~


And my least favorite

way to use a rake. . .


For raking leaves :)


You can see more of my Potting Shed

at Suzy’s House Snoopers Series

at Worthing Court today!


Hope you’ll stop by and Snoop Around!

Raking Season

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  32 comments for “Raking Season

  1. October 25, 2013 at 5:51 am

    All are very pretty and much more fun than raking leaves Mary! My favorite has to be the natural greens, so beautiful and I can almost smell them. Congrats on the feature:@)

  2. Sandi Lee
    October 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I have never seen such a large rake and such a great shape-love it all decorated up!

    • October 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

      Thanks Sandi, it’s old and was one of my in-laws!

  3. October 25, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I will never look at a rake the same now!! You have already made half of us dream about a potting shed, now the tools too!!! I love the evergreens and pine cones, the ornaments are pretty, too. I laughed when I got to your least favorite!

  4. October 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Oh Mary, my favorite potting looks so pretty all decked out in Fall or Winter attire. I’ll stop on over to Suzy’s for some more snooping. Happy weekend! xo

  5. October 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Mary, you are Queen of the Rake Creations! Love love love them all, they make me laugh and smile and are just so much fun! If I had a rusty rake, it would just look like a rusty rake! Thank you for always taking my imagination to new places! I just got back from the snoopers tour, so much fun to see it all over again, I love your magical fairy tale cottage whether it’s to pot or to just putter!

  6. franki
    October 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Now…that’s MY kind of rake!! Just tickles me how many similar things we have…I’ve got a stained glass hanging on the outdoor porch, rusty watering can, etc. LUV your creations!! franki

  7. Bonbongirl
    October 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Your creativity is endless & I enjoy every bit of it!

  8. Peggy Thal
    October 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Great rake ideas! You do it so well and make it look pretty too.

  9. Cheryl
    October 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love raking season…your way!

  10. Kay - North Central Texas
    October 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Visting your blog is so much fun! You have such great ideas and serve as inspiration to make all of our homes more welcoming.

    Thanks and have a good weekend with those pups!

  11. October 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

    One of my favorite blogs! You never disappoint! Do you have on-line classes on Holidays or special times of the year that you create for for our learning purposes? Lisa

  12. October 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    so many fun ways to use a rake, and that old wooden one is wonderful. Love the basket of mums hanging from one!

  13. October 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    love seeing these all again and what a fabulous pictorial over yonder. you do nothing but wet my whistle for the good life~

  14. October 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Wow… Lovely as always… Love your blog… I get inspired…

  15. October 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Fun post!

  16. October 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    These are all great rake ideas, Mary!
    Happy Weekend!

  17. Sandi Allen
    October 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love the rake!
    How awesome is that.
    Love your displays on how to decorate with the rake.


  18. Tricia
    October 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Great ideas! I love the wine glasses- are those from Southern Living/Willow House? I liked them but didn’t buy them before I found out the company was closing and have kicked myself for waiting!

    • October 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      No they were from Pottery Barn :)

  19. October 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Mary, I could live in your potting shed! LOVE the rake and your seasonal design!

  20. October 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    LOL That’s why God gave us leaf blowers….so Mary could teach us how to decorate rakes! I just love posts featuring your potting shed. They always make me smile!

  21. October 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    So fun! Love your creativity.

    – The Tablescaper

  22. October 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    What fun! Thought of you today while visiting a friend’s ranch. She had some old rakes, etc. on her breezeway porch. I need to share this post with her. I’m off to WC to view more of your charming shed……..sarah

  23. October 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I’m thinking all of us need a potting shed that we could play with all year long!

  24. Kim
    October 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Love your potting shed, decorated so cute! I love how you decorated something so simple – yet rustic – the old rake. :-)

  25. October 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Hi Mary, I love it when you give us links! So many great holiday ideas and my mind is whirling now as I think ahead. I love your potting shed and if anyone can make a rake look appealing, it is you! Linda

  26. October 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Such clever and pretty ways to use rakes!

  27. October 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Great ways to decorate with an antique rake. Not too many people have an antique rake so you don’t have to worry about being a cookie cutter decorator. Clever ideas. Every pic is original and unique.

  28. October 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Oh! so many inspiring ideas with a simple (but gorgeous) rake!
    You are so creative…I love visiting your blog!
    Besos from Argentina,

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