Winter Window Boxes for the Potting Shed


I dressed the Potting Shed window boxes for winter with greenery and snowflakes!


My window boxes looked a little bare and in need of decoration after I removed the red ornaments from Christmas.


I found snowflake marquee lights during a flurry of shopping in December, on sale at Target.


I placed them in the center of the winter boxes to twinkle among the greenery. . .

Winter Window Box

And propped them against a grapevine wreath to hold them upright and added a spray of icy branches.


They came with a 4 hour timer to turn on and glow.


We have snowflakes in our forecast this weekend. . .


And while I look forward a little winter snowfall, I’d prefer it not be mixed with freezing rain they’re calling for.


Do you have snow where you are?


Hope you’re staying warm and cozy!



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  44 comments for “Winter Window Boxes for the Potting Shed

  1. Sandy Swindall
    January 21, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Lovely! Your ideas are so delightful. Did your potting shed come with your property or did you build it? I’m newly retired and would love my own potting shed – (a.k.a. ” girl cave.”) Definitely a project I want to pursue. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

    • Sandy Herrin Swindall
      January 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Thanks so much. ( I think my carpenter brother and nephew may get a phone call soon!)

  2. January 21, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Thanks Sandy! We built it, you can she how she’s grown here:

  3. January 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Very pretty Mary, they look great! They’re calling for about 12″ here in Saturday… I’m just grateful it’s gonna snow on the weekend-enjoy:@)

  4. January 21, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Oh how I love this, Mary! Gorgeous!

  5. Michelle
    January 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful winter window boxes. They can take the cold and snow which is coming your way! Stay warm and safe.

  6. Lanita Anderson
    January 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Love your window boxes all decorated for winter!!

  7. Linda
    January 21, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I love your shed all year! Yes would love to have one . We are getting from 4 to 8 inches of snow this week end ! Pretty but no fun when you can’t get out. 😞. Stay Warm

  8. January 21, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I Love your winter boxes, Mary. I did a similar arrangement in my black urn. I switched out my Christmas ornaments and placed a snowman marquee that I found at Old time Pottery after Christmas. It also lights up on a timer. I’ve had many compliments from my neighbors. I’m sure you’ve too. It’s perfect for the winter weather we’ve been having on the east coast of Florida. Enjoy your snow and stay cozy warm!

  9. Sue
    January 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Your window boxes look great!!! And yes, we are in the worst spot for the snow!! Lexington, Ky. Calling for 10 to 15 inches of the white stuff!!! xoxo

  10. Ellen Stillabower
    January 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Those lights are fabulous!! I love anything with a timer!! We have had some snow but mostly below zero tempts..don’t like freezing rain..would much rather have snow..really would rather have none of either!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!❄️🌨💨🌬☃❄️🌨🌬☃⛄️

  11. Darlene
    January 21, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Always beautiful Mary! Yes, we here in Clemmons are expecting snow. Whenever the forecast is coming from your direction (south) we usually do get accumulation. A little bit left from yesterday looks so very pretty this morning. Like you, I don’t want the ice!

  12. Sue
    January 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Love your potting shed and those wonderful red window boxes filled with delightfuls! Yes, we too are having snow and the cold winds are blowing here in Idaho.

    • January 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

      **sigh**…how I would LOVE to see some snow but alas here in Deep South, it’s not meant to be. EVER. 2 days ago I had shorts on and the air conditioner was cranked up. Not complaining about sunshine and warm temps in January but oh how I would have fun in some snow !!
      Your window boxes are lovely!

  13. January 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Oh Mary, those snowflakes surrounded by the wintry greens and propped with an icy grapevine wreath are the perfect touch to your window boxes. I’m going to look for those next year at Target, or check online! We haven’t had snow yet this year in the Dallas area, but we could!
    Here’s hoping that you, your hubby and Chloe and Gracie keep warm and cozy.

  14. Virginia
    January 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So lovely! You are very talented! Here in Central New Jersey we are expecting 12-18 inches of snow. Just heard that Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia can expect 3 feet!

  15. Pondside
    January 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    There is no snow on the Island, and there isn’t likely to be any. The window boxes are very pretty – I particularly like the marquee light snow flake and the way it refers to the steel roof. Very nice!

  16. Cindy
    January 21, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful as always!

  17. franki
    January 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love snowflakes…in planter boxes!! Gaaa…we’re predicted to get 24 inches of snow mixed with sleet…soups on and generator ready. Not feeling very confident right now after seeing people stuck in traffic 6+ hours…going to stick my head under the….covers!! franki

  18. Vanessa
    January 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Love the Red boxes and the greenery – so seasonal. At Home (was Garden Ridge) in Pineville, NC is having a 75% clearance off their Christmas stuff and they still have tons of garland and floral items left. I was able to get quite a few things there this past Monday.

    Hope you are having a blessed day!


  19. Morwenna
    January 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I love the window boxes! You are so creative. And yes we have snow! The last count in our local paper was 206.5 inches!

  20. January 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Those window boxes are pretty with the greenery and lighted snowflakes. I guess we will be getting ice instead of snow where I live here in NC. I don’t like ice at all!! I love to see snow falling as long as it melts. I too decorated my garden shed with snowflakes, snowballs, and snowmen for the winter. I would love to send you a picture but where do I send? I love looking at your pictures, you decorate so pretty.

  21. Lorraine
    January 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Very pretty especially during the sometimes dreary days of winter!

  22. January 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    That’s very NEATO—we have had snow and ice and frigid temps–and the green on my porch is still peppered with red lights–cause it’s too cold to remove them. Very nice—on you sweet shed! Sandi

  23. January 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I am always in awe of your creativity! Love, love this idea of lights in your window boxes!
    Would you possibly be able to answer me about who makes the wonderful flatware you showed in your tablescape in the gardner’s gloves? The ones with fork,m spoon and knife on them? Are they Mudpie?
    Thank you!!

    • January 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Barbara! The flatware is from Pottery Barn :)

  24. January 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    You are going to have a lot of fun with those marquee snowflakes Mary! I love that they come with a timer!! Your little shed is practically strutting with pride! I think it’s so much fun to keep sparkly lights going thru the dreary winter. Birmingham is supposed to get snow tomorrow too, so I hightailed it South this am :) I hope you have a fun snow and not a dangerous event with ice and power outages-

  25. Sandy Park
    January 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Those snowflakes are darling. I’m still waiting for the 4 ft of snow on my porch to melt.

  26. Jeannine
    January 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Did you make window boxes? Do you have directions to making them?

  27. January 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Mary, just love the winter window boxes and the lighted snowflakes are wonderful! We may get a little snow this weekend in NE Alabama!

  28. Paula
    January 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm


    ohhh my how I love your winter window boxes !! LoVe :)

    No snow here in northeast Indiana. You Be Safe !!


  29. January 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Expecting snow to start after midnight, and get up to 18 inches between tonight and Sunday. I’m hoping to get a lot of creative things done!

  30. January 22, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Sweet window boxes.

  31. Melodie Strickland
    January 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Love your pretty window boxes with the Marquee snowflakes. Our area here in Virginia is in the blizzard zone and expected to get 18-24 inches of snow by tomorrow evening. May you, your husband and the girls stay safe. Ice is worse than snow.

  32. January 22, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Your window boxes are always so beautifully done for each season…the marquee snowflakes are so pretty nestled in the greenery….Just love them!!!

  33. January 22, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Mary, Your snowflakes must be beautiful shining in the boxes at night! I put silvery stars in my outdoor planters after I removed the red balls and holly sprigs this year. Our little white lights on the trees stay lit through February but those snowflakes would have been perfect in my back deck planters! Hope you are staying warm. Linda

  34. Just Cats
    January 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    That is so pretty. What a fun time you must have with your potting shed. Deb

  35. January 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    These are really cute Mary!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  36. January 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    SO beautiful – both ways – pinning !
    Thanks so much for sharing

  37. Susan Brown
    January 29, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Love it.

  38. May 20, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Well done! This looks amazing. We did ours when we first moved in 6 years ago but we took them off but now I don’t like the colour so not having to take them off makes it much easier!

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