A Fall Harvest Around the Potting Shed


The Potting Shed is dressed for fall with pumpkins, mums and corn stalks for a celebration of fall and harvest season!


We’ve had a week of beautiful fall weather with daytime temperatures in the 70s, dipping into the 40s and 50s at night. We’re warming up again this week to summer-like temperatures in the 80s but I’m staying in a fall state of mind. . .


With thoughts of apple orchards, hot cider, harvest feasts, hay rides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes!


When I found this directional fall sign at T. J. Maxx several weeks ago, I knew I wanted to plant it by my Potting Shed! I added a few sprigs of bittersweet vine to embellish it and along with more bittersweet vine to wind along a bird topiary form to replace the clematis that is no longer in bloom.


The golden light of fall is one my favorite things about the season, when the low slanting light paints everything in a soft warm glow.


Corn stalks flank the door of the Potting Shed for a fall welcome. . .


Tricolor mums marry the brighter colors of summer with the burnished and deeper hues of fall.


And a bittersweet vine wreath frames a vintage tole tray on the door.




The window box is liner free with a harvest of gourds and pumpkins.


You can find mesh bags of assortments of gourds and pumpkins from Lowe’s and Walmart for just a few dollars. I placed terra cotta pots in the back of the window box for space filler and placed the gourds and pumpkins in front of them. The pots provide a place for the top row of pumpkins to sit safely and be visible.


The field next to my shed is blooming with feathery grasses. . .


And it will soon be time for a Hay Bale Harvest!






Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather where you are!

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  60 comments for “A Fall Harvest Around the Potting Shed

  1. Teresa
    October 17, 2016 at 6:37 am

    I think your potting shed has the beautiful essence of autumn! Love your tole tray wreath and stacked pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Linda L
    October 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love, love, love! Especially the tri-colored mums. Autumn personified.🍂🍁🐿

  3. Debra M
    October 17, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Where did u find such a unique mixture of pumpkins? Are they all real?

    • October 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Hi Debra, I’ve been picking them up when I see them for a couple of weeks now. Some from a local farmers market, garden center, the grocery store and Lowe’s. Lowe’s has some pretty Cinderella varieties and heirloom pumpkins, but you have to be quick and snatch them up before they’re gone :)

  4. Virginia
    October 17, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Love everything about your Pumpkin Patch Potting Shed!

  5. October 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Oh My Goodness – absolutely love your fall photos!!! I’ll be the 1st to admit the fall is my absolute favorite time of year – AND that my decorations were up the last week of August! I really tried to make it to September 1st I swear :) Anywho – it’s just a gorgeous time all around, especially out here on the farm – it’s a really great time to relax & recoup before the hectic holiday season starts up. Love this post!

  6. October 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

    It looks like the pumpkin truck just backed up to the potting shed door and unloaded it’s most wonderful pumpkins Mary! A harvest explosion!! LOVE the corn stalks and the multicolored mum pot :) I’ll be by later for a hay ride and and some cider, and set me a place for the harvest feast please! What a great way to start this week, it put an instant smile on my face!

  7. Joni
    October 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Mary, that is the sweetest potting shed, all dressed up for fall! I am a huge fan of pumpkin and gourds, and you have assembled a great cast of them, so nicely arranged. I love it!

  8. Granny Gay
    October 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Love LOVE that bittersweet wreath…did you create that yourself? Haven’t seen that around here in a long time…a beautiful fall display…thanks again for sharing…

    • October 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Hi Granny Gay, I buy a bittersweet wreath at a local farmers market every fall. It comes from the NC mountains and is well worth the price. If I had to wrestle with those cumbersome vines, I would lose all those berries. :)

      • Granny Gay
        October 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm

        Thanks so much for your response, Mary. Not sure that those wreaths are available here in South Louisiana, but I plan to check..perhaps Trader Joe’s would have one…keep those creative ideas flowing! :)

  9. October 17, 2016 at 8:46 am

    You find the best “stuff”! I love Autumn, love the color, although it mostly stays green where I live. But I can enjoy the color found in other places and remember … sweet memories. I’m hoping fall will make another quick fly-by this weekend. Meanwhile, we set heat records. Tired … I’m tired! Ha!

  10. Belle Bleu Interiors
    October 17, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! Simply Stunning!!! I hope that you have a happy Monday and a wonderful week!!! Happy Fall!!!

  11. October 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    My favorite potting shed looks so glorious dressed in all her autumn decor! The textures and colors of the pumpkins, the mums, bittersweet and the tole tray embellished with a wreath, along with the soft lighting makes for the prettiest Fall picture. May you have a happy week and thanks for sharing the beauty with us, Mary.

  12. Ellen Stillabower
    October 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Truly Atumnal!!! 🍂🍁🌻🎃

  13. Cindy
    October 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  14. Melinda Labombard
    October 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Your posts always put me in such a great mood!! I am trying to get my husband to put up a shed in our backyard so I can have a place to play like you! Thanks for always sharing to good things:)

  15. October 17, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Mary, your fall welcome is spot on with your mix of pumpkins, gourds, and colorful fall blooms. I wasn’t going to buy pumpkins for outdoors this year because the critters eat them almost overnight, but I did bring a few home for the sunporch. Last night I read that if they are sprayed with Pledge, the critters will leave them alone. I’m off to buy Pledge today to see if that will work for the pesky squirrels that roam our garden.
    Love your bittersweet wreaths. Can you find them locally or do you make your own? Bittersweet doesn’t grow here. I have to depend on retailers to offer it, and this year it has been scarce. Even the dealers at Round Top didn’t have it for sale. I found one bunch at the store last week, but now I’m on a search for some wreaths. Your always inspire me.
    Hope your temps don’t get too high. We have been back up to the 90s. ;-(
    Have a great week!

    • October 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Sarah! I’m not sure why the squirrels don’t nibble on my pumpkins…maybe because boat wiring and our chairs are more appetizing? :) I buy the bittersweet from a local farmers market every fall. They get it from the NC mountains and make the wreaths and sell the sprigs. I spray it with aerosol hairspray to slow down the berry loss. I can only imagine how many I would lose if I was wrestling with the vine to make a wreath!

  16. October 17, 2016 at 11:49 am

    As always – beautiful. Yes, we are getting high temps starting Thursday.

    Enjoy your week.

  17. October 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I think I love you and your potting Shed! So much fun.

  18. October 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I think you out did yourself. The photos and Fall vignettes are stunning. I so love the red door on the green cottage. All the pumpkins make it look so solid and permanent, which is a weird take I know. Of course I love Fall and wish it was that all year round. Grins, Sandi

  19. Donna
    October 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    WOWSA. Do you decorate your house exterior too? I don’t remember ever seeing it.

    • October 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Donna, No, the front porch of my house has two pumpkins and two pots of mums :)

  20. October 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Lucky girl for “falling” into the bittersweet vine! I’ve only found it once and it really is fun-enjoy:@)

  21. October 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Mary, your potting shed is dressed to the nines in autumn finery! Love all the bittersweet, don’t have any around my house. Our high tomorrow is to be 89, will autumn ever arrive permanently??

  22. October 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Fall has to be my favorite time around The Potting Shed…and what a most perfect directional sign for the Shed! A great find. As always, I find myself scrolling up and down the post taking in every beautiful detail….

  23. Cyndi Raines
    October 18, 2016 at 12:57 am

    LOVE IT!

  24. October 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Oh Mary you just flow with creativity! I love every inch of your fall decorating. It truly is a harvest of wonderful things that this time of the year brings us. Love the window box loaded with pumpkins and gourds! I like the different things you used to stage the pumpkins on. The grapevine wreaths are perfect for accenting and stacking things on. I used them this year with my fall “deckorating”! That directional sign couldn’t be more perfect!

  25. October 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Your shed is absolutely fantastic! I love the paint colors, the porch posts, the window box, and the stained glass windows! I am especially partial to the X panel door. That is what is on the house that I grew up in and my mama still lives in. Now for the fall decor…. AH-MAZING! Glorious. I can’t say enough. I love it all.
    :) gwingal

  26. Marilyn
    October 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Your display is lovely. You always have such nice photos.

  27. Joan
    October 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Everything is beautiful. Thank You for sharing.

  28. October 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This looks so beautiful! I want to just move right in! Pinning for inspiration!

  29. October 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the idea to put the pots in the window boxes! In the first picture of the pumpkin topiary is the bittersweet real on the wreath? It is gorgeous. I read that you get a bittersweet wreath at the farmers market and am assuming this is one of them. Your potting shed is BLOOMING with Fall beauty! You never, ever disappoint!

  30. October 19, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of fall at your potting shed, Mary. Its gorgeous! You sure are creative!

  31. October 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I’m so in love with your potting shed, it’s the perfect backdrop for Fall!

  32. December 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Lovely images, great share, thank you, regards, Barry

  33. October 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Wow! So amazing! Every photo was just gorgeous. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your potting shed!

  34. Mary Lou Calvert Forman
    September 12, 2019 at 6:37 am

    I love your potting shed which is my dream. Did you build it or was it already on the property when you bought it? Do you actually use the inside for potting? Do you grow your own beautiful mums and pumpkins?

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