In the Potting Shed: Dining with Snowmen


I’m celebrating winter in the Potting Shed with snowmen. . .


Both inside and out!


 Snowy white & wise owls have flown the coop to make way for snowmen. . .


And while the weather outside is frightful, snowmen make winter dining more delightful.


A bucket of Ol’ Man Winter’s Road Salt is filled for ice removal. . .


And a snowman with wheelbarrow is ready for winter gardening.


 Snowman plates have a light dusting of snow and flurries are in the forecast with snowy goblets.


A wintry mix of rock and epsom salts is sprinkled on the surface of the window ledge and in cups.


Jute wrapped snowflakes are suspended and falling from overhead. . .


And snowy white trees are providing a little light for gray winter weather with LED lights on branches.




Snowy details:

Snowman Dessert Plates / Williams-Sonoma

Dinner Plates / Pfaltzgraff Delaney

Goblets/ Kohl’s, several years ago

Wood Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Snowflake Napkin Rings, Napkins, Jute Runner & Flatware / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Ol’ Man Winter Bucket / HomeGoods, last year

LED White Trees / Kohl’s, after Christmas

Snowman with wheelbarrow / retail days


Do you have snow where you are?


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  36 comments for “In the Potting Shed: Dining with Snowmen

  1. January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

    The plates are really neat Mary! Love the bling in the snowflakes too! Yep we have snow… It’s getting to be that time of year when I start looking at the snowmen I bring out after Christmas pretty hard…:@)

  2. January 28, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I am really loving those plates Mary! Gorgeous tablescape.

  3. Sherlie Magaret
    January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Very pretty, I love snowmen and always have them out for January.

  4. Ellen Stillabower
    January 28, 2015 at 7:02 am

    The snowman with the wheelbarrow is a hoot!! I would like to know where I could find the Mikasa Ruby Red goblets?? I just love red but have never seen these. Your tablescapes are inspiring. Thank you!! Can’t wait Valentine give away!! :)

  5. January 28, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Snowmen are popular. I love them. Love the snowman plates and the little trees you found at Kohls … so many goodies in after season sales. I’ve run out of room, but I still look! Stay warm.

  6. January 28, 2015 at 8:02 am

    The snowman plates are just adorable Mary, but your snowman gardener is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I love his funky folk art style and his green wheelbarrow in the rock salt snow~ what a wonderful snowy scene! And to be greeted by your well dressed snow woman is so much fun~We have BRRRR cold temps but so far the white stuff has stayed to the north!

  7. RS
    January 28, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Another showstopper! Or should I say ‘snow-stopper’? Thank you for sharing these delights. Winter is hard to get thru mentally, and your pics are great medicine.

  8. Barbie Z.
    January 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

    You brought total delight to our cold, gray day. What inspirations, what fun….. Thank you, Mary.

  9. Cheryl
    January 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Love everything about this one especially all of the “woody” chargers, napkins rings, snowflakes, etc.

  10. January 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I an Loving this post, Mary. I’m obcessed with Snowmen! All my Christmas decor is snowmen! Sad to see most of it put away until next year! Love you’re potting shed dining! You are an inspiration to me! No snow in Florida, but the tempertatures are in the low 40’s every morning! Brrrr! Stay Warm! Nancie

  11. January 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I put all my snowmen away and I think that chased the snow away too:( We got maybe a half an inch from the “epic storm”!!! This is fabulous, I adore that snowman with the wheelbarrel!

  12. January 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Just adorable. Your tablescapes are always my favorite features that you do! I imagine being tucked inside peering out at the snow enjoying the snow-muffled quiet from inside your potting shed.

  13. January 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

    After yesterday’s 22″ of snow I think we can make some snowmen! Love the snowmen plates and your table decorations! Hopefully leaving for Florida Friday. Flight got cancelled for today!

  14. January 28, 2015 at 9:03 am


  15. franki
    January 28, 2015 at 9:18 am

    YOU certainly make celebrating COLD look cool!! franki

  16. kate
    January 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Do We Have Snow ? How about almost THREE FEET ! I’m just outside of Boston , It’s Beautiful , but too Light and Fluffy for SnowMen ! Thank-goddness , cause’ now we have to Move It Around and try to get back to normal ! Luv The Potting Shed though .

  17. January 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

    What an adorable snowman table for two, Mary! Those embossed plates are just the cutest and I love the wood slice chargers. The white, light up trees are perfect for the scene to add a little glow and ambience. No, we don’t have any snow…temps will be in the 70’s today!

  18. January 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Hi Mary, We only received about 18″ during this latest storm but the blizzard line was just to the northeast of us so we are so thankful! More expected Sunday but we will see–you never know with Mother Nature and Old Man Winter! Those snowman plates are just so cute and I love your snowflake window too. I didn’t hang my snowflakes this year but maybe it’s not too late! Have a wonderful day. Linda

  19. January 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

    No snow here, just blue skies and sunshine. ‘-)
    Your snowy scene makes me smile though. My snowmen never came out to play this year, so it’s extra fun to see your gardening guy. You continue to amuse me with your clever, creative vignettes. Thanks for always adding a touch of joy to the day!

  20. Dorinda Selke
    January 28, 2015 at 11:18 am

    We got about a foot of snow in the NE Blizzard – but the winds are still howling and blowing the snow into drifts with below zero wind chills – I prefer your adorable tablescape – just love your dishes and all the little details – makes me smile :) Stay warm, Dorinda

  21. Carolyn Price
    January 28, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Sadly, no snow here in Southport, NC. : /
    I love snow and am ready for at least six inches!
    Just love your potting shed’s wintry dressing. So cute! So clever! So inviting!

  22. Rattlebridge Farm
    January 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Mary, I adore your snowman vignette. There’s so much to savor–the icicle sun catchers; the dinner plates, the charming snowman pushing the wheelbarrow (which has it’s own darling touches). What a charming way to celebrate the beauty of winter! Stay warm.

  23. Sandi Allen
    January 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Love, Love, Love this! Snowmen are my favorite!
    The Snowmen plates are so awesome! Love them!
    Thank You for sharing your snowmen and putting a smile on my face!

  24. January 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Love it all! We have 2 ft. of snow here in MA! It is pretty, but makes things a bit difficult. I love your plates and snow man. I have a pretty window in my Potting Shed, but it buried in snow and oh so cold this time of year. Not to mention all the pots and yard stuff gets put in for winter. I enjoy how you use your shed and I am inspired by your vignettes.
    Stay warm~

  25. Darlene
    January 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    As usual Mary, your setting is lovely! I too have snowman out in January. They help keep from being depressed after all the Christmas pretties are backed away!

  26. Melodie Strickland
    January 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm


    Love your beautiful tableware and your snowman. Everything is so beautiful and creative!! Our area got about an inch of snow two days ago. Not much of a winter here.


  27. January 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I love that the snowmen and ladies have taken over the garden shed having a great time while they can. Glad you trained that snowman to do some winter gardening!…Love the dinnerware…the snowflakes dancing in the window and all of the snowy effects of winter in the garden shed. … No snow yet, and I am not complaining!!!

  28. Cynthia Raines
    January 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Too cute! Love the snowman dishes and everything else, as always! We have a few inches on the ground and may get 1 -3 tomorrow which is o.k. Nothing like the “record breaking” last winter when we had 88+ inches. It snowed so much there was no where else to throw/ blow it, we had “walls of snow”. So glad we aren’t breaking any records this year! ha.

  29. Paula
    January 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    hi MaRy
    Adorable post as always!! I haven’t left a comment in awhile work is keeping me busy, but I always have to take a peek at my favorite site !!

    p.s. not to much snow this way yet that is.

  30. January 28, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Oh my goodness! Do I love that snowman gardener or what? Cute, cute, Cute!

  31. January 30, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I love all the details. I also decorate with snowmen throughout the winter. Your snowmen dishes are adorable! The snowman made out of wreaths…wow! So much inspiration.

  32. January 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Do I have snow???? Hahahahaha…you betcha but I’m sure not having the same kind of fun with it that YOU are, Mary! Adorable collections beautifully combined to create this moody grey scene…very well done!

    It took me 3 tries to get my car up my icy, snowcovered driveway last night (we PAY people to clean it, too)….hurry up, SPRING!!!!

  33. rue
    February 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Really cute! I love that bucket :)

  34. February 8, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Cute, cute table, Mary. I love your potting shed!

  35. January 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I love it all especially the snowman with the wheelbarrow and the bucket! How cute!!

  36. Bev
    January 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Lovely! Those snowman plates are wonderful. Love everything about this table!

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