Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review: Puttering, Playing & Potting

Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review

Happy New Year!

Thanks to ALL for your visits, comments, shares and pins in 2014! I’m sharing my Potting Shed 2014 year in review, where I puttered and played more than potted. I did find a little inspiration for some projects as well as an excuse to celebrate the seasons and holidays.

Here is a recap and highlights from 2014. Click on the links if you’d like to revisit or see the full post!


Moving Day


Dreaming of an early Spring with Green Heritage Ball Jars


Bloom Where You Are Planted


Blooming Inspiration and Spring Planting


Tabletop Gardening with Pfaltzgraff Naturewood 


A Photo Shoot for the Potting Shed


Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life


Private Edens and Garden Bits & Pieces


Please Pass the Peonies


Bluebottle Flowers for Blue Bottles


Garden Metaphor for Life & Chalkboard Inspiration

DIY Seed Gift Envelopes


Red, White and Blue Transferware


May All Your Weeds *Bee* Wildflowers


 Black-eyed Susans and a Flower Fix


Blooming Dishes

Vintage Garden Picnic

A Vintage Garden Picnic


Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums


A Bicycle Built For Pumpkins


A Potting Shed Happy Haunting


A Haunted Tableau

Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar

Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar


Christmas Sprucing of the Porch

Advent Fun Bird Seed Treats DIY

A Tree for the Birds & DIY Bird Seed Treats


Growing a Poinsettia from a Cocktail Napkin and a Poinsettia Cocktail!


Putting Out The Wise Men and Shopping Wisely


A Picnic With The Birds and Gingerbread House Bird Feeder

  28 comments for “Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review: Puttering, Playing & Potting

  1. January 9, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Lots of fun little tidbits to see Mary, like-I love the pinecones in your glavanized M! It was a fun year seeing how you transformed the potting shed into a grown up outdoor doll house, I’m so glad the move went smoothly. I can’t wait to hear about what publication you’ll be in… You know what pic caught my eye the most? The little wheelbarrow full of veggies and dip! I don’t know if that speaks to my love of dip or my body trying to tell me it’s time to cut back and eat more veggies! Looking forward to 2015:@)

  2. Debra
    January 9, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Your taste mirrors mine to a “t” but you’ve got the designer’s eye to pull it all together in a way that makes me drool. I’m also in love with the setting and plan to check out Lake Norman soon.

  3. Emmie
    January 9, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Love the garden shed, so inspiring with so many ideas to try. May I ask where you found the lattice galvanized
    garden stool? It is beautiful.

    • January 9, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Emmie! The galvanized stool came from HomeGoods :)

  4. January 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Love the year in review! So much went on last year, so nice to reflect on all your decorations, so simple and yet so beautiful. Keep it coming, I need the inspiration! Have a great day!

  5. January 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

    The photo of your potting shed dangling in the air makes my nerves tingle every time I see it! What a year full of memories, Mary, a calendar of the seasons, day after day of delight and decoration! Your posts always leaving me smiling, and this is especially true when they include your magical potting shed…how far is it from your house? If I had to name a favorite post I couldn’t, if I had to name a favorite season I wouldn’t, and if I had to name a favorite photo I shouldn’t ever be able to choose! Will there be a snowy scene in the future, stay cozy!

  6. January 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    It was fun to go back through the year, Mary. I love visiting your potting shed and living vicariously through you as you play in my favorite little cottage.
    Happy weekend and stay warm and cozy.

  7. Debbie
    January 9, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I love your Potting Shed. It is so fun to revisit through the year. Thanks for sharing your wonderful shed and delicious recipes and of course your delightful fur babies with us.

  8. Kathy Rademacher
    January 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Thank you for your inspiration! I so enjoy your blog. I look forward to 2015 and all the ideas you will share with those of us who love putting things together to create something unique. Happy New Year!!

  9. January 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

    It will be fun to see what new ideas you come up with this year

  10. January 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I love each and every one of your posts….from the gorgeous tablescapes to the fabulous recipes….and I must say that your garden shed is my absolute favorite!….I could move in!!!….So love the magnificent recap of 2014 and looking forward to all of the stunning creations in 2015!!! Have a great weekend Mary!!!

  11. January 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks, this was sweet therapy for me today to view the charm of the shed in all its many “dresses”. What a delightful vice. Since I have not been following you for long, now I will go back & investigate the early “shed” days. I must tell a couple of friends, esp. my “dog loving” ones. Your tables are so well done, it does not matter if one does not dine at each and every one.

  12. January 9, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I love your shed and am in shed-envy. I finally got my hunny bunny to agree that I need one for my stash. If he ever wants his garage back. BUT, we live in a small condo and while we have a backyard & side yard, I cannot have one quite the size as yours. So my father gave me the cost of materials for Christmas and my hunny bunny will build it to fit. I plan on it going besides our wine barrel waterfall and my over grown lavander bush. But I have shown him lots sof pictures of your shed and he knows what my goal is. I plan on using our local ReStore for windows and more.
    See you around the shed…
    Barbara Ann

    • January 10, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Hi Barbara Ann, What fun you have in store with your handy hunny bunny! I have wine barrel waterfall envy :-)

  13. Barbara Meyers
    January 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I Love <3 EVERYTHING about your Potting Shed, just beautiful pictures, makes me smile just looking at them…:)

  14. January 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Oh Mary, Mary quite NOT contrary…I love how your garden (shed) glows!!! Haha!
    Seeing all those GORGEOUS spring flowers & the incredibly creative way you’ve displayed them just makes me melt. I wish it would make the Snow melt, too. Gosh, but it is wicked cold up here today. I went out today & even with a furry knit hat, big scarf, hooded insulated coat, sweatpants, FUGH boots (that’s fake UGS) & gloves, I was STILL frozen when I got home!! Hurry up Spring!
    I adore your dishes & all your unique containers & the really great ideas you come up with when combining them. *sigh* Thanks for truly helping to brighten my world with every post.

  15. January 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Mary, your garden shed is the place where happiness is born. It’s a joy to see your creativity “bloom” through the seasons. I love how I keep discovering little gems, like the dish blooming tree, and your chalkboard sayings are beautiful and make me feel like a welcome guest. I can’t wait to see the article! Stay warm this weekend!

  16. Sharon C
    January 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Every month, every season I so enjoy your sharing your potting shed with us. I find myself pouring over your pictures, looking at every detail inside and outside. You have a style I love. Thank you for making this part of your blog.

    • January 10, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Hi Sharon, Thanks so much for your comment and visits! ♥

  17. Ellen Martin
    January 9, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    What a feast for the senses your garden shed is!! I agree with others……..I could just move in. It is charming in every season, and full of inspiration. I hope it gives you as much pleasure as it gives your readers! Looking forward to more creativity and beautiful photography in 2015.

  18. Pondside
    January 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Such a lot of inspiration, Mary. We will have to come up with some sort of potting shed in the new-old house and I often think of yours. The Great Dane has had heard a lot of ‘come see this’ over the past year of looking at your posts about your little potting shed.

  19. Robyn
    January 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Hubby and sons built me a potting shed last fall using yours as my inspiration….. All your little details make your potting shed special and unique… Have a lot to do in mine but I’m getting there…. With your help!!!!

    • January 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      How fun Robyn! Hope you enjoy puttering and playing :)

  20. Carolyn Price
    January 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Happy New Year to you, Mary, and the girls!! Your potting shed is so pretty. This review is just proof of how lovely it is, how beautifully you stage, and your incredible photography talent. The colors, the materials and the composition of each photograph … unrivaled!!
    Looking forward to your 2015 posts. <3

  21. January 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    what a wonderful life… and yes, I am singing ;-)

  22. January 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Your shed is stunning…like a big girl play house. You have inspired me so much. I love all your collections and such. Now I want to go make a gingerbread bird feeder.

  23. Alison
    January 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Feast for the eyes! I take time to look at everything in every corner. I read every word. I dream for days of having my own potting shed. You brighten my day! Looking forward to the new year !

  24. February 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful! I’m so jealous.

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