Home is Where the Shed Is in Flea Market Gardens Magazine


 My Potting Shed is in print in Flea Market Gardens Magazine! She’s part of Sheds Revamped in the spring 2015 issue available now through May 4th.


I knew in December the publication was coming out sometime this spring, but I wasn’t sure exactly when it was hitting the newsstands until a blogging friend let me know she saw it. Thanks Jane :)


You can find my shed on page 126.

I have a copy of the magazine coming from Harris Publications but I went out to try to find it. I picked it up at Lowe’s among the specialty garden magazines, and since spied it at Michaels. It should also be available at Barnes and Noble if you’re looking for it.


My photo shoot was April last year and I admit to having some reservations about it. I was quickly relieved to find myself in the very capable and talented hands of photographer Richard Leo Johnson. . .



and Sunday Hendrickson, stylist, aka, Divine Art Director at Large, who put me completely at ease.

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They were initially interested in my Seed Catalog Wreath, for a do-it-yourself publication, so I had refurbished some of the paper cones in advance of the shoot.


So I was gobsmacked when what I thought what might be 1 or 2 pages ended up as 8 pages instead for a different publication.


It still feels a little surreal that someone else would want to photograph or play in my wee shed besides me :)


Thanks also to Deb Wiley, writer and editor who wrote the article.


Keep Calm and Count Down to Spring Potting & Planting!


Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis Monday,


  79 comments for “Home is Where the Shed Is in Flea Market Gardens Magazine

  1. February 23, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Congrats. I love your blog. Love the magazine coverage.

    • Jen Amabile
      March 6, 2015 at 7:02 am

      You have a gift that you graciously share with all that visit your site. You should have your own t.v. Show on the Create channel – it would be a smashing success. I enjoy all of your decorating ideas, wonderful recipes and the way they are elegantly served. Thank you so much as I enjoy all the wonderful creative ideas you share with all!

  2. Ann
    February 23, 2015 at 5:54 am


  3. kristen ayers
    February 23, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Mary, how wonderful this is! I love your shed posts!…well, actually, I love ALL of your posts :)

  4. Elizabeth
    February 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Congratulations, Mary! We all love your shed!

  5. February 23, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Congratulations. I will be on the lookout for the magazine the next time I go to the store. I love your shed and have always wanted one. It looks terrific.

  6. Sandi Lee
    February 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Congratulations!! Who wouldn’t want to spend time in your wonderful shed. You do a fabulous job and are certainly deserving of being published in this magazine!! Outstanding. So happy for you!

  7. Diane
    February 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

    The little girl in all of us wants our own private “playhouse”!! Congratulations!

  8. coopercreekcollection
    February 23, 2015 at 7:05 am

    No surprise here and so very well deserved. You are tops in my opinion—now more people know. :) Few have your keen sense of design, color and space.
    julie w

  9. Ellen Stillabower
    February 23, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I want to say that I received my beautiful canning jars and on Sunday no less! Mary, thanks again! Can’t wait to fill them with beautiful items or delicious food!! Now, on to reading your cite…

  10. Ellen Stillabower
    February 23, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations!! We all love your shed and I don’t know about anyone else, but I want one too!! I’ll look for the book. Can’t wait to see all the pictures and article!! Your displays are an inspiration. Again, congrats you deserve it!!!

  11. February 23, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Mary, I think that at least half of blogland would be willing to wait in line to play in your wee shed. First in the line would be me, camped out for several days like fans of superstars, and someone would have to drag me out kicking and screaming when my turn ended! I just love your shed and enjoy all the fun you share with us when you redecorate and create! I must go and find this magazine. Congratulations! Linda

    • Susan M.
      February 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

      I ditto each and every word. Linda, please let me know when you start forming the line — I’ll be right behind you!

  12. February 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations! Lovely to see your creativity and hard work recognized in print!

  13. Deb johnson
    February 23, 2015 at 8:03 am

    What a magical wonderland showing wonderful artistic expression! Keep it coming😊

  14. February 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Love love love love LOVE! You are gonna force me to drive into town!

  15. February 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Oh! I saw the magazine in Michael’s. How very cool. Congratulations. That’s quite the honor. (And well deserved – your shed is adorable!)

  16. RS
    February 23, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Thank you for sparking our imaginations, so enjoy following you. Keep the posts and publications coming!

  17. February 23, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Congratulations, hooray, and woohoo, Mary!! Of course, my favorite potting shed should be showcased in a big spread in the magazine. Now, not only bloggers can be inspired by all your creativity, but others, as well. You certainly deserve the recognition for all your loving inspiration that we so enjoy and admire.

  18. February 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Doesn’t surprise me at all that you and your shed were featured in my favorite magazine. I always look forward to what you have changed up in your charming garden shed. The only thing better would be an in person tour much like P. Allen Smith does with his home and farm!

  19. Wendi Spraker
    February 23, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Wow! That is SO COMPLETELY Awesome! I love your shed! Thanks for all you do !

  20. Marg Ayers
    February 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Gotta get that magazine TODAY. I love love love your BLOGs. Love the shed. First time I saw it
    I ran out to Flea Market looking for a ladder. Found one , having a good time decorating it.

  21. February 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Oh Mary, this is so exciting, your heart must be swollen with pride! Your special “play” house just leaps out from the pages, the pictures do look fabulous! I remember when you wrote about the photo shoot last year, the wait must have been excruciating! I must grab a copy, but will say, they should have chosen your potting shed for the magazine cover~ Congrats!

  22. Daphne
    February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Congratulations, I love your blog!!! You have inspired me to want to have a greenhouse/potting shed to “play” in. Your talent for creating is amazing to say the least….you so deserve this great honor to be showcased in a magazine.

    I am new to blogging and comment on very few blogs but I enjoy yours and wanted you to know that you are an inspiration.

  23. Cheryl
    February 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I love your page. I always look forward to your next post.

  24. February 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    The photographer and stylist must’ve thought they were in shed heaven!

  25. February 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

    OMGoodness, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you know, we ALL want to play in your potting shed. I can’t wait to get my copy of the magazine!!! It will STAY in my magazines to keep! So well deserved, you are the stylist extradinaire!!!

  26. Melissa Leach
    February 23, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations! I am thrilled for you.

  27. Debbie
    February 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations! This is beautiful and inspiring – just like you are and always have been.

  28. Peggy Thal
    February 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations on your magazine coverage. So exciting! You deserve it and even more. Turned out beautiful.

  29. Linda
    February 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations!! And thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Your garden shed is so welcoming during all of the sub zero temps we are experiencing here in Michigan. Spring is right around the corner :-)

  30. Sherlie Magaret
    February 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Congrats on the mag article, I love your shed and looking the pics when you post them, you are so creative and inspiring. Now I need to look for the mag.

  31. February 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

    How FUN is this. What a thrill to be featured in such a delightful magazine… which I often buy. Mary you SO deserve this and I’m just tickled for you. Your blog has inspired me and tons of others. I love every single thing about it. You’ve made me think maybe I should start blogging again. You make it look so fun. And by the way all your photos and recipes….the best of the best. Congrats girl!

  32. Annie
    February 23, 2015 at 10:40 am

    UNBELIEVABLY WONDERFUL FOR YOU…Absolutely deserving, they couldn’t have found a more fabulous ‘playhouse’ to photograph. xoxo, A

  33. Debbie
    February 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

    So Happy For You, Mary! Can’t wait to buy a copy. I love, love, love your shed and always have!

  34. Darlene
    February 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Will have to have a copy of this magazine – I always love your shed posts. You have such a talent I am glad others are going to see it!

  35. February 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations, Mary! Well deserved!

  36. Presley
    February 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

    So happy for you Mary!! Congratulations! I guess moving the shed was worth the effort!!

  37. February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    When the ice melted from the driveway and my hubby headed into town to pick up a few things, I asked him to stop into Lowes Home Improvement to see if the magazine was there….Yes, it was and he said it was the last copy!!…So right off the bat the issue is a hit!!….You certainly were in good hands with the fabulous photographers and the every so kind and talented Sunday….they are a dream to work with!….Yes, 8 gorgeous pages of sheer beauty!…So happy for you and congrats on a great magazine feature!…I am sure that this will not be the only one!!

  38. February 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Darn! I was just at WalMart, and they usually have these magazines too, and I forgot to look today! I love your shed, and would jump at the chance to play, inside and out. I would want one very much like it if given the opportunity (someday) – hey, you wanna trade my hot tub for your shed? My tub seats 6-8, easily, lol. Congrats on the well-deserved publish, and I agree about Sunday Hendrickson, and trust your opinion on the others who worked on your project.

  39. Cassie
    February 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Congratulations Mary and the story of your shed is well deserved! I could literally sell the cobwebs in my shed and am motivated to at least get it a bit spiffed up this spring. :)

  40. Susan
    February 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations, Mary!!! Your shed deserves to be in a magazine and you deserve the praise for making her so beautiful and inviting!! I’m not surprised the publisher loved it and now many, many more will see what we have fallen in love with, too!! Can’t wait to get my copy!

  41. Susan
    February 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I bought the magazine a couple of days ago and was so surprised and excited to see the article! Congratulations, I enjoyed every bit of it! I admire your decorating skills!

  42. February 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Exciting, Mary. I’ll go pick up a copy this afternoon, if I can find it. Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like a great article. Congratulations!

  43. February 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    It did not surprise me that someone besides us enjoys your “potting shed” playhouse, Mary… and that they would want to share it with everyone!

    Congratulations for a well deserved article…your creative inspires many of us and now it will be inspiring to many more!

    I bet your blog is going to get a surge of new readers!

  44. February 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Drat…meant to type “your creativity….”

  45. February 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    It’s official, I know someone famous:@) Congrats Mary, this is really fun! You put a lot of time and work into blogging and making things pretty for everyone, it’s nice that the publication recognized it too-enjoy!

  46. maureen
    February 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Congratulations! you deserve to be recognized for your fabulous shed and blog!

  47. marklina2015
    February 23, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Congrats! I love your blog and am so happy for the much deserved recognition your receiving.

  48. February 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations I know you must enjoy your shed and the time spent there very much! I know I certainly enjoy your posts about it ~thanks for sharing!

  49. Cynthia Raines
    February 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations Mary! Very happy for you and for “our” shed ~ we all love it so much! Will have to look for the magazine.

  50. Alison
    February 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    So HAPPY for you!!! CONGRATS !!! Love your blog and always look forward to seeing what your creative inspiration is inside your fabulous shed. Cant wait to get my copy!!!!

  51. Melissa
    February 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Oh that’s wonderful Mary. I’m not surprised… Of course you would be featured in some magazine… Your very talented!! I enjoy your blog it’s very inspirational. Your blog is like a good magazine. I can’t wait to get the issue :))

  52. February 24, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I am so excited for you! We in blog land can say we knew her before she became a big STAR!!! So enjoy your blog and watching how the little shed has become a beauty and I am sure on many of our wish list!

  53. Nancy Brantley
    February 24, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Congratulations Mary!!!! Your Potting Shed is SOooo beautiful in the magazine and every time you change the décor. I love receiving your blog thru email. You should have already been in magazines for your decorating expertise. I love decorating my garden shop and when I see yours It inspires me to work in mine.

  54. Botanic Bleu
    February 24, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Your potting shed is perfect for a spring magazine. Your creative “playing” is an inspiration for all of us who dream of our own grown-up play houses/sheds. Congratulations for having your shed featured!


  55. February 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Congrats! I do love your little shed. I’ll have to find a copy of the magazine next time I’m out running errands.

  56. February 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations! This is the most beautiful shed that I’ve ever seen!

  57. Kim
    February 24, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I have got to find me a copy. Congrats on a nice spread!!

  58. Botanic Bleu
    February 24, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My Purple Ball Heritage jars arrived today. We’ve had snow and sleet with the roads impassable until today. The jars were delivered this morning after the roads thawed, and I’m looking forward to using them to celebrate more spring-like weather. Thank you again for the jars.


  59. Paula
    February 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    So Happy for you MaRy !!! you have a wonderful gift to share , I love it all !!


  60. Melodie Strickland
    February 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm


    Congratulations on your potting shed being published. I just love reading your posts about your shed which always has such beautiful decorations.


  61. February 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Congratulations! it looks great! :)

  62. February 26, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Mary, I came back to tell you that I found the magazine and I am enjoying it tremendously! It is a wonderful publication and full of ideas which have my head buzzing with excitement as I pretend the snow is not falling again here. You should be so proud to be recognized by this magazine! I’m looking forward to many more postings of your shed adventures. Linda

    • February 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Linda! There is lots of inspiration in the magazine! I loved the ‘entertain your way/alfresco dining’ section and the ‘beautiful bouquets’ :)

  63. February 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Oh how wonderful for you!!! The pictures are fabulous! But I’m not surprised. We’ve all wanted to come play in your shed with you since you first posted about it. I’m going to run out and look for the magazine!

  64. February 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I am so happy for you, Mary! You are just exceptional and I’m glad that you are getting the national recognition that you deserve!

  65. franki
    February 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    KUDOS!!! franki

  66. Rattlebridge Farm FF&EE Party
    March 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    What a thrill! I sent Bandwidth to look at Publix for a copy, but he isn’t the world’s best “looker,” so I’m going myself. I’m so happy for you and your adorable shed!

  67. March 3, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Congratulations! :) Must be so exciting! :)

  68. March 4, 2015 at 1:12 am


    CONGRATS! What an honor and joy! I am so proud of you! : – )

  69. March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that your potting shed is going to be featured tonight over at Share Your Cup! Thank you so much for linking up and congrats on your magazine feature!!
    XO Barbara

  70. Sandy
    March 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations on your magazine spread! Your shed is magnificent! Oh, I do hope one day to have a shed similar to yours to play in! can’t wait to see the magazine so I can savor every detail!

  71. March 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Mary, so exited to see your magazine article. I am going to look for a copy to keep for myself. Happy for your deserved recognition. You are so talented and everyone is in awe over your darling potting shed.

  72. Sue
    April 6, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Congratulations, the magazine’s recognition of your shed is well deserved. I love your blog! I use ideas and recipes from it frequently. Great job!

  73. June 25, 2015 at 8:55 am

    WOW!! The BIG WOW!! Factor!! I have just stopped by for a visit from Share Your Style and your blog is so filled with love. I can tell just looking at those sweet Bichons.

  74. jillian
    March 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    It is not just that you have a shed to play in…it is that you are such an artist and so inspiring with your design ideas which is why i love your site. I like garden design but do not have the gardening bug, I must hire people to help with that. But you have inspired me in many other ways and truly appreciate it.

  75. July 18, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I don’t know how I never visited this post before. How exciting that must have been for you. It’s been fun seeing the shed develop over the years. Love that last shot with the gloves and flowers. Belated congratulations from one flower lover to another!!

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