A Potting Shed Happy Harvest


I’m enjoying a Happy Harvest

by my Potting Shed~


With a harvest of

pumpkins and gourds~



Our leaves have just

begun to change and fall~


And raking season

will be in full swing.





After Happy Birthday Wishes for a

Novel Baker’s Birthday. . .


My book page banner

needed only a few more letters

to wish a Happy Harvest.


Hung on twine by clothespins

with maple leaves.





A Bittersweet wreath is

framing a plate in welcome. . .



Announcing the arrival

of turkey season~



Our temperatures have been in the 70s until recently and I’m past due replacing summer annuals.  In the meantime I filled gaps in pots of coleus with green & purple foliage from a Sweetgum tree.


And cut some for fall color

 to add to watering cans.


I released a transferware turkey platter from

captivity from a favorite antique mall. . .


He’s now free range, roosting in a window box

and a safe distance from the table.











Wishing you a

Happy Harvest!

Potting Shed~ Happy Harvest

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  39 comments for “A Potting Shed Happy Harvest

  1. November 8, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Lovin’ the banner Mary and your turkey wreath is just beautiful! Happy Harvest to you too:@)

  2. Peggy Thal
    November 8, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Prettiest potting shed ever! Happy Fall.

  3. November 8, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I am so enjoying your fall scapes and photos. It is my favorite time of the year! Nice and cool here in central Fl. And it makes me feel like baking. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. November 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

    You have my favorite potting shed all decked out in Autumn glory, Mary! Your new turkey platter looks so happy in its new home and I love the bittersweet wreath that’s circling the turkey plate. Happy weekend! xo

  5. November 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    that turkey looks so happy….not to have to worry about the turkey day meal!

  6. November 8, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I bet you’ll have the prettiest and the most creative “Tablescape”!

  7. Cheryl
    November 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Your potting she’d is lookin’ good! Love your banner and turkey plate & platter. Thanks for keeping Thanksgiving separate, as all the stors are filled with Christmas already. Happy Autumn!

  8. November 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I am looking forward to the Fall Tablescape Tour.

    Your bittersweet wreath with the Turkey plate is so attractive. I also like your turkey platter. All your fall touches promote the season so well.

  9. November 8, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I always enjoy a visit to the potting shed, Mary. Love the addition of the turkeys. My table next week includes Autumn Monarch. I like how you used an Autumn Monarch plates in the wreath!

  10. Diana Berns-Zylstra
    November 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I’m a relatively new follower to your blog ( loved all your Halloween posts) and I must say that your photographs and styling are outstanding! I read many blogs, but yours is one of my favorites! Living in Phoenix, AZ, it so nice to experience “Fall” through your eyes and in such a beautiful location.

  11. November 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I am sitting here swooning over everything. Your potting shed is such a beauty and then embellished by YOU makes my heart beat faster. I love the plate encircled by the wreath. The turkey platter is lucky to have been rescued too. BEAUTIFUL job!!!! BTW, did you make the bittersweet wreath? That is gorgeous.

  12. franki
    November 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Wow, is that ever pretty!! Think I like the bittersweet wreath around the turkey plate the best (then there is the….) franki

  13. paula
    November 8, 2013 at 9:16 am

    The Potting Shed looks wonderful all decked out for autumn! I could sit there for awhile on a sunny fall day !
    Have a super weekend

  14. November 8, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Your potting shed just looks better and better, Mary. This is so pretty and festive for the harvest season; all the colors and textures are wonderful!! I love your turkey platter and your “Happy Harvest” banner. I look forward to seeing your tablescape next week! :)



  15. November 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I just LOVE your Potting Shed – you are such a creative person. Everything always looks amazing. So glad that you saved the turkey and that he has a nice place to live forever. Stop by and see my roses going crazy.
    Have a great week.

  16. November 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

    bounty at its best, all my favorite things done so wonderfully~

  17. Carole Klopschinski
    November 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I live in Southern California and so envy the beautiful fall colors you have. I love your blog and look forward to each posting. Happy Harvest!!

  18. November 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Oh the potting is so ready for fall. You have added so many fabulous touches to the shed. Live the turkey platter in the box and the plate in the wreath. Lots if work but perfect to share with us. Can’t wait to see you on the tour.

  19. November 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I could move right in and be a happy girl. ;-)
    Totally charming as with all you do, Mary………Sarah

  20. Carolyn Ericson
    November 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Mary, I haven’t noticed the stepping stones before. I love them. All your plants are pretty and still colorful. Photos are beautiful as usual. Take care and enjoy the Autumn season.

  21. November 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Love that bittersweet wreath…so lush with berries!

  22. November 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I can sum it up in one word..BREATHTAKING!!!!..So many details that just makes my heart sing…and love the “free range turkey”…have a wonderful day Mary!

  23. Cynthia Raines
    November 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Mary,
    Love the potting shed and all of its seasonal changes – it’s my favorite!. I had hoped by now to have sent you a picture or two of my mom and me canning with our beautiful vintage jars we won, but this fall has been laced with some grief. I lost my Aunt in Sept. and one month ago today my male kitty of almost 20 years passed away. On top of all of this, the company I work for was sold and since I work in HR, we have been extremely busy with the transition to the new company. Your blog is my respite — the table settings, the water scenes, the recipes, but most of all the potting shed. Thanks for your lovely creations -they bring joy to the soul. Your the best!

  24. November 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I love what you do with that rake Mary! Love love love the Indian corn on it! Your wreath with the plate is so cute, everything is exploding with fall fun! The leaves on your banner are such a clever idea~ you can take a pile of anything and make it look gorgeous! Have a great weekend,

  25. Susan
    November 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Mary, your potting shed is my absolute favorite of all time and I visit itoften (sometimes to look at older posts and drool/dream). Your styling is breathtaking and oh, so gorgeous!! I love the “M”. How did you get the (what I think is) galvanized look?
    Oh, I also have a large turkey platter similar to yours that’s been in my family for 50 years or more and I think I’ll use it the same way (sort of) as you did only mine will be on my outdoor baker’s rack to greet my guests.

    • November 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks so much Susan! The M is actually a letter from an old sign I found at an antique mall :)

  26. November 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Love your free-ranging turkeys. ;) Beautiful mums and the corn! What would you do without your potting shed???!!!!


  27. November 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Words always fail me when I read your posts, Mary. You have such an incredible talent! It’s difficult for me to express just how gorgeous your vignettes are. Thank you for sharing all that you do with us. You are truly an inspiration!

  28. November 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Love every single picture.,,each one is eye candy! Your beautiful potting shed is always a favorite backdrop of mine.

  29. November 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm


    I love to see how you potting shed changes through the seasons.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  30. November 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Mary, I’m so glad you rescued that turkey platter! It didn’t need to languish there! Your photos are just astounding and I look forward to seeing your Thanksgiving tablescape!

  31. November 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

    It’s all very pretty, the little frog on a stump is really cute. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  32. Cindy
    November 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    You could not possibly have time to do anything else but decorate and cook! Ha! Your stuff is Fabulous!!!! Love the Indian corn on the rake !!! Great job!

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