Love Around The Potting Shed



 Ball Jar Love.



Floral Dish Love.


Old Scale Love.


Bird Nest Love.


Vintage Garden Love.


Watering Can Love.


Bee Love.


Garden Gloves Love.



Bird House Love.


Hyacinth Love.


Stamped Spoon Love.


Seed Packet Love.





Hummingbird Love.


Frog (and Chocolate :) Love.


Love what you grow and what you love will grow.


Dishes / Katie Alice Scarlet Posey

Napkin Rings / Consignment Store

 Wallace Napoleon Bee Flatware / Horchow

Galvanized Chargers / Michaels

Napkins / Pier 1

Runner / World Market

Stamped Spoon Markers / Etsy


It’s cold here, hope you’re warm & cozy in your nest!

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend ♥


Thank you for your visit!

  51 comments for “Love Around The Potting Shed

  1. GeorgieMoon
    February 13, 2016 at 6:15 am

    There’s a lot of love going on here! Fabulous! Great photos.

  2. February 13, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Ha, ha, lovin’ the frog:@) Pretty colors to brighten up this cold snap Mary-Happy Valentine’s Weekend!

  3. February 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

    So charming, appealing and just plain wonderful…thanks for the smiles it put on my face….:)

  4. Debra Boyer
    February 13, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I would love to know where you got those charming seed packets? LOVING them as well as your beautiful displays. This blog is GORGEOUS!!

  5. Elizabeth
    February 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! Stay warm!

  6. Sue
    February 13, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day Mary!!! Have a great weekend.xoxo

  7. Michelle
    February 13, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Enjoyed your bright theme for the weekend!💝Hope you have a snuggle and happy Valentine’s Day! Stay warm!

  8. February 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

    The colors warm my heart on a cold and windy day! Happy Valentine’s Weekend, Mary! Pam @ Everyday Living

  9. Sandi Allen
    February 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful as always! Love the seed packets and the floral dishes.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Linda E.
    February 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Happy Valentines’ Day, Mary! I’m lovin’ your post!

  11. Ellen Stillabower
    February 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

    HAPPY VALENTINES’ DAY!!!! You have my favorite dishes out..Red–Katie Scarlet….anything RED..and the chocolate frog..oh my, where did you find him?? Love❤️Love❤️The table and all the LOVELY❤️❤️Things on it!! 11 degrees here this morning but the sun is shinning!!! We are warm & cozy in our nest..thanks for sharing..❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋😍

    • February 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Happy Valentine’s Weekend Ellen! ♥ The Lindt Chocolate Frog hopped in my cart at my grocery store but I also saw them at Target :)

  12. February 13, 2016 at 9:41 am

    You have lots of LOVES, Mary, and we love you for sharing them with us. I’ll bet your prince will get one of those chocolate frogs! Happy ❤️ Day!

  13. Rhonda
    February 13, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Thank you for this lovely Valentine’s Day celebration – a gift to your followers for sure! I collect old kitchen scales and am in love with your red chippy one.

  14. February 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Each picture could invoke a paragraph in a comment. Just delightful! I’m very intrigued by the pretty vintage rose spray can. How old do you think it is? They don’t make things like they used to.

    • February 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Hi Bonnie, The vintage Tri-ogen rose spray is from the 50s I think. I loved the graphics on the tin. There’s a set with the original box on eBay available here.

  15. February 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Oh, I liked the chocolate frog too! Made me smile.

  16. Roxanne
    February 13, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Love, love, love everything…especially Prince Froggie and your old scale. My two pooches are curled up with me, and the cat is trying to figure out a spot in my lap too! We are all so blessed to be safe and warm. 💖

    • February 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Hi Roxanne, You need a bigger lap :) Enjoy all that love! ♥

  17. February 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Oh, my, every time you do a tablescape post I have serious dish envy, LOL!! Love those plates!

  18. February 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Aw, Mary! Your little shed is all decked-out for Valentine’s Day, and I *heart* everything about it. Such details! The seeds, chocolate frog prince, and birdhouse with the little heart opening all look adorable with the pretty floral plates. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


  19. February 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Oh my gosh, what’s NOT to love here??! I could live there (with heat, of course). So many of my favorite things here, Mary. Thank you for the Valentine. It’s great.

  20. February 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

    No one does better landscapes than you! Charming.

  21. February 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Not landscapes autocorrect, I typed tablescapes.

    • February 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Carole, I know all about that dang autocorrect :) I wish I could do landscapes too!

  22. Anne
    February 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    You make me smile in the bleak of winter. Happy Valentines weekend!

  23. February 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    A shed full of love! And I love, love, love every photo, Mary. The seed packets and the stamped spoons are such a fun touch. Makes me want to pull together a garden party for my friends using some of these cute ideas.
    Warm and sunny here. Time to prune the roses this weekend and get everything fertilized. Happy Valentine’s Weekend to you and your valentine and the girls…….Sadie sends doggie kisses!

  24. February 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Absolutely LOVE all this LOVE in the Potting Shed. What a cheerful post on a cold, windy day!!! LOVE all your vintage stuff including the frog behind the Frog……My Snowmen in the Garden Shed holding hearts of every kind just LOVE all this LOVE!!!! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Mary!!! Give the fur babies KISSES!

  25. February 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    A lovely, bright, cheerful and fun Valentine to wake up to this coolish and drippy morning!

    I have loved those dishes since you first shared them with us…but I am slowly) getting rid of some of mine and cannot justify bringing in more…!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Mary!

  26. Paula
    February 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm


    THanks for making this cold (brrrr) day feel a bit like spring !!!! Love that pretty old Rose tin, and yes I noticed the choc.Frog at Target ! I made my sweetie the muffins with a choc.Kiss !! I smell Love :)

    Have a “Lovely” weekend xo !

  27. February 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Mary, there’s a lot of LOVE in your garden shed! The way you put things together and photograph them is just pure genius and a visual delight for the eyes! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

  28. Carol Thompson
    February 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Mary, I have not been able to open your recent posts by clicking on the link or copying and pasting the URL in my browser. I am having trouble with yours and Stone Gable blog, but my computer opens everything else without any issue. Just wondering if you both use the same server, or if it is an issue on my end.

    I always look forward to your inspiring posts and am so disappointed when I can’t even go in the back door and open your website by googling it.

    Thanks for bringing beauty and joy to so many people. I live in Charlotte and have a gardener’s, doggie, lake, and tablescaping heart. Carol

    > >

    • February 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Carol, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble! Have you tried visiting from a mobile device or tablet to see if it’s the browser on your computer? The only thing I know to suggest is to clear your cache or use a different browser and make sure the browser you use is up to date. I use Chrome and have some trouble with IE visiting some blogs. There are directions for clearing your cache depending on your browser here. Also you can find out if your browser is update to date here. Hope you find a solution!

  29. February 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Hi Mary, We all have Home Is Where the Boat is Love! :) Your table is so cheerful and lovely ~~ it reminds me that Spring will spring soon even though it is 7 below zero right now! Prince Frog is a cutie and he must send some friends to live here. We have Frogtown Road nearby where my kids went to school and of course we have a froggy collection from those days. And chocolate frogs are the cutest of all! I used those seeds last summer with very good outcomes (found them at Terrain) and we will be watching for some pretty blooms from your garden soon! Stay warm and I hope you have time with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Linda

  30. February 14, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Love is always blooming in and around your potting shed Mary! Your Valentine tribute to your love of all things garden brings many smiles and happy thoughts. Not only do you have a magic green thumb with flowers, but you create magic with your camera and keyboard too…have a lovely snuggly day ❤️

  31. Alice
    February 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I like the garden gloves to hold the silverware. Good repurposing !

  32. Bonnie
    February 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    A beautiful post for a cold Valentine’s Day weekend! Can’t wait for spring and then to plant. Don’t you just love Botanical Interests seed packets? The are so artistic and informational as well. I have ordered them on line before and will be doing so again this year. The candystripe cosmos I ordered a couple years ago were delightful. Stay warm and enjoy the LOVEly day!

  33. Melodie Strickland
    February 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Love the chocolate frog!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and spring inspired post on this very cold day. It was 7 degrees here in Virginia this morning. Happy Valentine’s day to you, your hubby and the girls!!

  34. February 15, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Just adorably beautiful!

  35. franki
    February 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    LOVEly!! franki

  36. February 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Love is in the potting shed every day of the year….and even more on Valentine’s Day!….Just love all of the red accents from the watering can to the red scale…and must say that I am in love with the Frog Prince! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.

  37. Rattlebridge Farm
    February 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Your potting shed is growing all kinds of floral things. I love your dotted dishes, the antique scale, the LA gloves/flatware holder, and all of the uplifting eyecandy. Love your narration, too. I hope you escape the rain that’s passing over us right now. It’s a change from the snow, and I think I may prefer the snow, as I can still get outside. LOL Have a good week.

  38. February 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I love, LOVE it all; the scale, watering can, flowers, dishes….all of it! I feel the lOVE!!! But then I always do whenever you share your potting shed! Hope you had a great Valentine’s day.

  39. Margaret
    February 19, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Hi there from hot and sunny South Africa. Love your blog and although I resubscribed many months ago I also don’t receive your blog anymore. Picked it up from a link on another blog today!!

  40. Cynthia Raines
    February 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Loved it All! Mr. Frog Prince is too cute – hope he comes in dark chocolate!

  41. February 22, 2016 at 4:18 am

    You featured these dishes last year and I immediately fell in love!! Yes, I bought a set and enjoy using them. Your table settings always inspire me, thanks!!!

  42. Suzyque
    January 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I always view and read your post, for you have such clever ideas for table setting and also so many good recipes. I recreate some of them for table settings at our church birthday dinners ; so thanks for all the inspiration.

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