Potting Shed Featured in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own!


I have an exciting bit of news to share and a little giveaway for shed lovers! My Potting Shed is featured in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, by Erika Kotite, published by Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing Group, available January 15th!


My little shed was honored to be included among the examples of she sheds in this book! You can find her in the “Sheds for Gardeners” chapter. Other chapters in the book include “What’s Your Shed Style?”,  “The Artist’s Studio”, “Old-Soul Sheds”, “Stylish Sheds”, “Backyard Getaways”, and “Build a She Shed from a Kit”.


She Sheds by Erika Kotite, shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining, crafting, or alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. You’ll even find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space.


Author Erika Kotite is an editor, writer, and content developer in both print and digital media. She was editor-in-chief of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes for many years, bringing that experience to producing books for Sterling, Quarry, and Walter Foster.

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We built my Potting Shed in 2012. You see how she’s grown and find some seeds of inspiration, HERE.


Other Potting Shed posts, including her move, landscaping, projects and how she changes with the seasons can be found at the Potting Shed tab at the top page, HERE.


“She sheds are a refuge of comfort, filled with promise and your treasured possessions. They are there for however you want to use them. A she shed is for you, and you alone.”


 “Putting the ‘she’ in a gardening shed means adding a little something extra— a comfortable place to sit, a few decorative touches, or maybe collections to celebrate the art of gardening.”


“The beauty of a she shed is it small footprint, making it easy to fit onto your property and still afford a unique getaway for your creative pursuits – gardening, meditating, reading, painting, or simply hearing yourself think.”


“Part of the fun of a she shed is using salvage and recycled finds. You’ll finally have a perfect use for that wonderful carved door you bought an estate sale five years ago. Your shed provides the space for that collection of . . .


. . .Tole


. . .Watering Cans


. . .Ball Jars


. . . Blooming Dishes

Wisteria and Purple Transferware

. . .Birdhouses


“In this book you’ll discover she sheds from around the world, exquisite in their uniqueness, all owned, design, and enjoyed by women. If you’re fantasizing about building your own she shed, consider this a reality guidebook for gathering ideas and seeing how others brought their sheds to life.”


 “If, on the hand, you just feel like entering into these tiny homes through the pages of this book as enjoyment and fodder for your dreams, that’s fine too. Whatever your desire you are welcome here.”


I have 3 copies of She Sheds: A Room of Your Own to give away.


To enter the giveaway and for a chance to win a copy, tell me if you do have or had a she shed, how you would use it. . .


Crafting, gardening, puttering and playing, relaxing or reading?


This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. The winners will be chosen Friday, February 3rd.

Thank you to Erika Kokite for including my Potting Shed in her book and to Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing for providing me with these books to giveaway!


Potting Shed 2016 Year in Review

Potting Shed 2016 Year in Review with highlights from the seasons and holidays can be found, HERE.


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  242 comments for “Potting Shed Featured in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own!

  1. Jackie
    January 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    These are beautiful. I’d love to have a little spot like that in my yard to get away.

  2. Linda L
    January 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations Mary! A well deserved honor. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

    • Jan
      January 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Congratulations Mary ! A well deserved honor ! I’ve followed you for a long time and always daydreamed about having a shed ! I would love one … for picking back up various crafts , gardening and tea party time with two special little girls (and lots of “big” girls, too !). Thanks for sharing the year in review ! Your shed is absolutely beautiful!

      • January 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

        How exciting! Congrats on your she shed being featured in a fabulous book. I have a she shed too. Mine is in her early stages of beautification. She will be wired for electricity and insulated and finished out to be an art and craft studio and a hideaway where I can listen to my crazy music (no more complaints about my gypsy electro swing jazz!), paint the ceiling like the sky and hang a chandelier if I want! She is currently semi functional as an art space, but limited in the winter here since it is so cold. Your shed has been such an inspiration and This book is timed perfect for even more ideas in the making of my little Bohemian Cottage. 😊 Thank you!

  3. Betty Sparrow
    January 20, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I look forward to your potting shed posts, if I had one I would putter in it , and have a place to read

  4. January 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    This is so wonderful! I loved seeing the journey of your potting shed through the years. Monkey see, monkey do…I would try to emulate your potting shed exactly, storing all my garden items, and hoarding {smile} dishes and other things to make it pretty through every season. I have been secretly dreaming of replacing my hot tub in the courtyard for a potting shed for at least 4 or 5 years now. It’s the perfect spot, and we rarely use the hot tub (it’s huge). THanks for the chance at the book, it looks amazing. Happy weekend.

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Rita! You have the perfect setting and green thumb for one, it would be a beauty!

  5. January 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    WOW! What wonderful inspirational pictures. Congratulations. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Brenda S
    January 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Oh Mary, congratulations to your and your shed. Your she shed deserves to be enjoyed by many via pages in a book. She *your shed) is so inviting with your ever changing decor. I don’t have a shed, but enjoy yours through your posts. If I had a shed, I would borrow some of your ideas, they are glorious and creative. My shed would have windows and plants, also a dog treat jar for my homemade goodies for 4-pawed visitors. Please enter me for the giveaway!

    • Brenda S
      January 20, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Oh,and thanks for the year in review. Have you ever thought of selling a calendar?

      • January 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

        Thanks so much Brenda! I’ve had several suggestions for a calendar recently, I need to do some research :)

      • Linda
        January 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        I second this suggestion!

  7. Cynthia Hayhurst
    January 20, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I have enjoyed your shed posts, along with all your other lovely pictures. If I had a shed it would be to have tea parties. Wouldn’t that be fun?

  8. maureen
    January 20, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Congratulations on this honor! It is well deserved Mary for all you to do to bring nature alive to us! I would love a potting shed but I live outside nyc and there is no land to build a shed. I love gardening so I do try to surround our home with flowers all seasons.

  9. Linda
    January 20, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I don’t have a shed like yours . It is so pretty…id love to have one !

  10. Mary
    January 20, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations on having your shed featured! If I had a shed, I would have a place to read, relax, and plan my garden plantings and renovations. It would also be an awesome place to throw open the door, watch and listen to the birds, and observe the clouds as they moved thru the summer sky!

  11. Sherlie Magaret
    January 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Being inspired by your shed, I now have a garden shed and for now it is a utility shed and a work in progress.

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:19 am

      What fun Sherlie! Mine is always a work in progress and a mess at the moment :)

  12. January 20, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you.. a well deserved honor. I have been following you for a long time and always dreamed of a potting shed , however, I work in retail and after 10 hour days it leaves me with little motivation to start the project. My company recently relocated me to Connecticut and the house I purchased had a greenhouse. Wow I thought I can turn this into my greenhouse/potting shed. Wish me luck this spring I would use the book for inspiration but really I just would use your blog.

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Hi to you! Your 10 hour retail days were my life for 20+ years until about 8 years ago so I can relate! I hope you find some relaxation and fun with your new greenhouse :)

  13. Carol Brooks
    January 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations to you and your potting shed! What an honor! The pictures are great!

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Carol :)

  14. Nina
    January 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Perfect that your lovely shed was featured in this book. Your blog and pictures are truly an inspiration. As I have a goldfish pond, vegetable and herb gardens and the challenge of landscape in Texas with huge red oak trees, I would use a shed as a place for the tools and supplies that I use for each of these features in my yard. It would also be a lovely place to display my collection of birdcages.

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Nina! I’ve always wanted a water feature and goldfish pond! I’m afraid any fish would be food for our resident Blue Herons :)

  15. Terri
    January 20, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Yippe & congratulations! Your sweet potting shed has been a blog delight & now it will be enjoyed even further.

    Please enter my name in your giveaway.

  16. January 20, 2017 at 7:57 am

    How WONDERFUL….Congratulations, Mary!!! I’ve told you a million times you should do your own book! What a great layout…they used some of my favorite photos.
    I’ve never had a shed & probably never will at this point in my life. However, I’ve created my own happy space in my entire lower level sewing room.
    I’m sooooo happy for you to be recognized for what we bloggers have known for years…You are AWESOME!!!

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Your sewing room is the perfect happy space Rett! Thanks for your kind words & sweet comment! {blush}

  17. Paula
    January 20, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Hi Mary,
    I love following your blog about your shed. Seeing all your lovely pictures is such an inspiration to start my day! I do not have a She Shed of my own, but have big dreams of owning one someday. I would love to decorate it to be a relaxing get-a-way to read and a place to enjoy my sewing and crafting. I love this book with all its creative ideas and so happy that you were a part of it. What a treasure!

  18. Joyce Renfro
    January 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Congratulations! Ever since I have been following your blog I have developed a big case of shed envy. We are working on building a UATV garage with an attached She Shed. Right now the She Shed is in the design/redesign phase. I would love to browse through such a wonderful source for more design Ideas!

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:23 am

      How exciting Joyce! Thanks so much for your visits and Happy She-Shedding!

  19. Debbie Holman
    January 20, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I love your site and the intro into your life. I have an open area in my back yard that I use for recreating my collectibles and change about weekly! Most of the inspirations have come from your posts and magazines and I love how you introduce new ideas into the display. I have a little pond that I enjoy the constant sounds and I love to add my metal décor on the outside of the cabin as if it was a shed. I always find something special in you site, if not for the boat ( I have loved all the pillows and things I decorate my pontoon with) to recipes, to using odd and end cups and saucers for flowers. I have the reputation for being able to give the mot beautiful bouquets from my yard even when nothing is in bloom!
    I collect wall pockets and have 2 crystal ones on an entrance door frame that hold fresh greenery and flowers all the time. Everyone that walks into my home takes notice and I love how happy the flowers make me feel every time I walk through! It IS the little things in life that make the soul soar!
    I think it is so honorable that you have been chosen to be included in this book although I am not surprised!
    I would love to be included in the drawing and hope that you are signing all the books you are giving away!
    Thank you for your inspiration and I look forward to many more! Debbie H.

  20. January 20, 2017 at 8:01 am

    My she shed would be used to invite a friend over for a deep soul satisfying talk amidst my seasonal decorations.

  21. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    January 20, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations!!!! I think your shed is the most amazing thing. I am always in awe when I see it.

  22. Lisa
    January 20, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Love your she shed. I hope to have one of my own soon. Plans in my head.

  23. Carol Florenz
    January 20, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Love the coziness of your potting shed, Mary! It makes me smile. If I had a shed I would love to enjoy planning my garden, painting my various clay pots, and entertaining my “Garden Buddies” in such a peaceful spot!

  24. January 20, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations. Love all of the pictures. If I had a shed I would use it as my “heaven on earth place”.

  25. January 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hi Mary, I am a new follower and love your ideas. I would find much peace in a new shed.

  26. January 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations on the beautiful feature in She Sheds. I think there should be a whole book just on your shed.

    I would love to be entered in your wonderful give away. Thank you so much for your hard work and endless inspiration! You truly are gifted.

  27. Fran Koehn
    January 20, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Your shed is so awesome and filled with unique ideas for the seasons.If I had my own, I could start seedlings and enjoy the solitude of nature. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks Fran

  28. January 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Oh my gosh!!….So, so exciting!!!! Congratualtions!!!…You so belong in that book!!!…I cannot wait to get my copy, as I want to have one built when we build our downsized home…downsize the house, upsize the shed! Never had one and want to have one in the future to “play in” and use as a greenhouse.

  29. Lisa Montgomery
    January 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

    We recently downsized and I had to get rid of many of my beloved dishes that I had collected over the years. I would use my shed for collecting which would give me an excuse for shopping all over again!

    • January 20, 2017 at 9:06 am

      A perfect excuse for dish shopping Lisa! :)

  30. Sonya
    January 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I had a she shed at my old house. Planning (dreaming) of my shed at new house. I will use it mostly as a garden shed but can also see myself sitting on porch with cup of coffee during a rainstorm!, I would like it to look like a log cabin.

  31. Terie
    January 20, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Congrats to YOU! So exciting! I would use a shed probably as a writing space. Or as a greenhouse or a tea room? Maybe I need two sheds! LOL

  32. Jennifer LeBlanc
    January 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations Mary! I would love my own “She Shed” for crafting and gardening.

  33. Paula
    January 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Aspire to my she shed soon .
    Would read, quilt and paint baby!
    Love to all.

  34. Nancy Edwards
    January 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Love your she shed & happy it is included in this wonderful book I’d love to have for dreaming. My she shed was left behind in GA, but a new one will be covered in the shells I collect on the beach in front of my new abode.

    • January 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

      What a fun project Nancy! Happy beach combing and shell seeking!

  35. Sue Hartzell
    January 20, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations on the beautiful feature in this book. I would use a she shed as a gardening area. I’m not sure it would make me a much better gardener, though, because making it beautiful would be my first priority.

  36. January 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Your potting shed deserves a book of it’s very own Mary, but how exciting to be included with others in a book that sounds so full of fabulous ideas! These retirement days have me dreaming of a place of my own to escape to, where I could putter with paint and be alone and messy :) Congrats, and thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Is the book available on Amazon? Santa brought me Forest Feasts, and I have enjoyed it so much!

  37. Ellen Stillabower
    January 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Congratulations on this honor for you!!! Beautiful, beautiful pictures…I don’t have a She Shed. I WANT a She Shed.. I keep dropping LOUD hints but they keep falling on deaf ears..I would love to use a Shed for exactly what you stated..gardening, puttering, relaxing (especially, if there is a porch), reading, crafting, etc…with that book around, maybe my hinting can finally be a reality…hopefully, soon because I’m not getting any younger!!! LOL!! Good luck to everyone…if you love gardening, you deserve a SHE SHED!!! 🌻🌸❤🐝🌹🍀🌼🌺💐🍁🍂

  38. January 20, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I’ve wanted a She Shed for years and even more so after meeting yours and your blog. Should I ever be blessed enough to have one I would love to do a little plant potting and crafting. A place that’s just mine to do with what I want and decorate how I see fit. It would be a place of liberation!

  39. Lanita Anderson
    January 20, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Hi Mary – Congratulations on being featured….what a great honor!! I would love to have a shed someday (on my wish list!) and would use it for potting plants, but also a place for entertaining friends! Love seeing all of your great ideas and the inspiration you share for your potting shed.

  40. Susan Webster
    January 20, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Could you please tell me why I’m almost never able to download your pictures. The words are all there but no pictures.

    Sent from my iPad


  41. Janis
    January 20, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I do not have a She-shed, but would love a room all of my own! Just to do some gardening, knitting, snuggling with my pup, and to just clear my head. Thank you for this chance!

  42. January 20, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations! More people need to share your changing landscape!
    Oh if I had this shed I would have doors that open wide to the beauty of the seasons in the yard. I would fill it with all those mismatched dishes from grandma. And all the eclectic yard ornaments, both rusty and sparkley, that I brought with me from a large yard with herb patches to a much smaller city space. Shelves for my gardening books, including a set of publications that featured monthly Victory Gardens. And a table filled with a pitcher of strawberry lemonade and little cookies or hot spicy orange tea and apple donuts. Three chairs, a cushy dog bed. A woman can still dream like a girl, right?

  43. January 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

    How exciting! Love that more people will see the magic you’ve created in your She Shed. I had one once, and miss it terribly, now I get to dream again following you, thank you!
    Hugs, Debbie

  44. countrygranny26
    January 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Congratulation Mary on being included in the book! My shed seldom looks anywhere close to as nice as yours, but it serves my purposes well. All my sewing and craft items are contained inside along with antique tea pots and cups. I have to do my potting on the porch, but our weather usually co-operates nicely. Every woman should have her own at some point in her life. Winning a copy of the book might inspire me to do some much needed housecleaning.

  45. Shannon
    January 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Oh how wonderful that your potting shed is in this fun book! I would LOVE to have a She Shed! I would scrapbook, read, and play with all the beautiful plants and flowers that I love so much! Your blog is such an inspiration to us all! Congratulations!

  46. Marie
    January 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for years now, all aspects of your posts. Like you I live on a large lake and enjoy my blessings daily. I have been trying to decide where my She Shed will be placed so I can enjoy it for times I need a rest from veggie gardening and berry picking, and bulb planting, daylily, peony, and iris dividing and replanting. It would house my extensive gardening library, and a twin bed for naps and a great chair for reading. Thanks for considering me and your generosity.

  47. January 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Hi Mary, I would love a she shed for gardening. Yours is amazing and always beautiful.

  48. January 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Oh Mary….congratulations on this honor of your darling, sweet potting shed being featured! You certainly deserve this recognition, my dear. You know how much I love visiting your shed throughout the seasons. I never have had a potting shed, but while reading your post, I had an epiphany, and thought that I really use my pergola covered patio, with the small waterfall, as my own private oasis. I’m going to try to incorporate some of your ideas and make it more inviting. Thank you for the opportunity of winning your giveaway! xo

  49. Donna
    January 20, 2017 at 8:53 am

    The book was a feast for the eyes. . . .my she shed would be used for planting and dreaming and reading and all sort of girl things . . .no tires or fishing rods or TVs.

  50. Nancy
    January 20, 2017 at 8:53 am

    If I had a She Shed I would decorate it with all of the vintage items we have inherited that I have no space for in our home, make sure to put a coffeepot in it and lots of great books to read! It would be a refuge of sorts from the noise of the world and a place to quietly reflect on my many blessings.

  51. Terri Farley
    January 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

    My husband has his man cave i.e. The basement. I would I’ve to have my own space to dream, putter and dream. Congratulations on your book inclusion, you deserve the recognition.

  52. Sandi Allen
    January 20, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations Mary! I am so excited for you! If anyone deserves this, it is you! I just Love your potting shed.
    I Love to paint and I Love to Garden. If I had a She Shed, I would use it as a painting Studio wher I could paint my treasures I find from thrift stores. I would have a little area for my garden items and potting my plants. And maybe even have a little reading area in a corner. Thank You for sharing this wonderful Book. I have never heard of it.

  53. Tracy
    January 20, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Mary..I dream of having a Potting She’d just like yours..out of all my Pinterest post..your Potting Shed is the most Pinned.. since my husband and I married in 1981 and before..I have collected and use so many old tools that my dad shared..he gardened after working long hours in textile mills..he has taught me the love of the land and the beauty in flowers (mom’s flowers as she always bragged but Dad did the work). Up until last Spring he planted several rows of Zinnas in his garden along with vegetables.. He is 87 now and has memory issues and is frail..now I plant the zinnas.. when I get my She’d which is the way I like to spell it..I plan to have a spot in a corner to sit..reflect..reminance..of the Love of the land and soul that Dad and Mom have taught me.
    If I don’t win..I will definitely be buying this book because of you.
    PS I also have a dish love and your blog is not helping ..I just have to have everything you post..😩

  54. Donna C
    January 20, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations on being included in this book! If I had a she shed, I would use it for reading, relaxing, and as a refuge from daily activities. I would fill it with many of my favorite things to enjoy.

  55. January 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Mary, I’m so happy and excited for you!! Congratulations on this well-deserved honor! I can’t wait to get the book as I never tire of seeing what you have done with blogland’s favorite potting/puttering shed!! I have been pointing out sheds to my husband and teaching him the meaning of a she shed — he knows you as my “blogging friend with the little white dogs” and that my fascination is all because of your beautiful blog — and telling him a shed is first on the list for our next house. I will use it for my pots, messier crafting items, and some dishes (!), indulging myself in decorating it differently from my own house, and I think I’ll have a tiny courtyard with an outdoor table to set, and a swing on the porch…a bird feeder and birdbath…I was considering a little guest retreat but that will depend on the weather wherever we go…I may just move into it myself! Thank you for all the joy and pleasure you have given us with your little shed! Linda

  56. Mary
    January 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Stepping into your delightful little shed through your fabulous photography is like a journey to a beautiful far away dreamland! You are a wonderful inspiration and your blog posts are incredibly beautiful. I look forward to seeing the new book…a feature in a she shed book…what a wonderful, well deserved honor and accomplishment!

  57. Susan K.
    January 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Your she shed is the cutest one I have ever seen! I don’t have one of my own, but if I did it would be a haven to relax in while sipping a cup of tea and doing handwork.

  58. annie
    January 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Congrats Mary to you. I have dreamed of a She Shed for years. I’m 70 years old and have loved gardening all my life. I just don’t know if I could handle something that special as the SHED! I would want to sit in it all day long.

  59. Janice F
    January 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations Mary! I know this is a very exciting time for you and your “she shed”. I am with another reader who suggested that you have a calendar made with a photo of. each seasonal change of your potting shed. I just moved to a four acre “farm house” and plan to have a “She Shed” at some point. I have a sunroom right now, but oh how I would love to have a shed for exactly what you use yours for. I love seeing your photos on the blog and it gives me great year round ideas. Keep them coming!

  60. Mary Michelle
    January 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Kudos, Mary! You make your she shed a truly special place. I too would love a calendar featuring your lovely shed.

  61. Joan Riker
    January 20, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Your shed is an absolute delight !!
    My shed would be somewhere to have beautiful vintage comforts, a teapot , chair for reading and a napping day bed. I love to garden, sew and rug hook. But my shed would be for pure beauty and relaxation

  62. donna
    January 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations! And thank you for your wonderful blog where I get eye candy and inspiration each day! I would dearly love to have a she shed to nestle in the wooded area in my back yard. I would love to win the book for even more inspiration. Thanks and have a great day!

  63. mary
    January 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

    My “shed” is a sad corner of my husband’s shop. If I had a shed, I would love it to be just like yours. I have a ton of great vintage garden stuff that is tucked away on messy shelves. Your post has inspired me to at least neaten the shelves and claim a bit of wall space.

  64. January 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

    So excited to see your beautiful shed featured in this book! I have a shed and I had grand plans for it but I can’t get the darn thing cleaned out so that I can beautify it! You are a true inspiration and so deserving of this feature!

  65. Sue
    January 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Having your shed featured in a book must be very exciting for you and reading your blog when you feature your “styled” shed is always awesome. If I had a shed I would love to have a comfy chair and a book shelf full of gardening and inspirational decor books to enjoy in my very own she space.

  66. January 20, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations!! You should have your own books! I SOooo enjoy looking at every picture you post. You have creative talent like no other person….and you pick such pretty things to put in Potting Shed. I have a “She Shed” and love redecorating with treasures I find. I change out for seasons also…so much fun! I would love to win book and sit in my “She Shed” to look at your Beautiful pictures!!!

  67. Mayanna
    January 20, 2017 at 10:10 am


    I enjoy seeing your seasonal changes in your Shed. I have a studio (not detached) in my home which is my refuge. I have my painting supplies, a comfy chair and ottoman, TV and my desk. My daughter says if I had a fridge my dog and I would never have to come out.

  68. Sherry
    January 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Congratulations…..always enjoy your posts.

  69. franki
    January 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Dr Seuss and I have something to talk about…mine would be, “oh, the place I could go…” My very own space to design, decorate and de-stress….”you can find magic wherever you’ve fled, sit back and relax, all you need is a “she-shed.” franki

  70. Linda Rubin
    January 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Oh to have a She Shed would be a dream come true. It would be a great place for me to paint. I loved all the sheds you featured today. I always look forward to seeing yours and how you decorate for the season. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  71. January 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    How fun to have a such faithful followers. I seldom comment, but visit every one of your posts because I so enjoy your blog. No need to enter me in the give-away, as I am giving away many of my things to simplify. The wonder of the internet is that I can enjoy without actually having! Congratulations on being included in the book and I agree that your writing and photos would make a wonderful book of your own.

  72. Cyndi Raines
    January 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Aww, Mary! How HAPPY we all are and so very Proud of you and “our” darling potting shed! She’s a beauty and deserves to be featured. You know I love her the best out of all the features. I do have a potting / storage shed that my husband and I built years ago and she has a porch. She is white with green shutters with pine trees cut out and the porch is green. She has one long window on her south side, but it doesn’t open and I wish it did. May have to change that. Her front doors are double French doors that open and that is my favorite feature. I have half of the shed as the riding lawn mower and the power washer are on the other side. I have shelves and a small desk someone threw out and we fixed the leg and the front drawer to it; it is the perfect size and has little cubby squares to store seed packets in! :) All my clay pots are stored in her and the gardening items. I love her and take pleasure in cleaning her out. We recently have hung a gardening / bird flag from one of the front posts and it makes me smile. I am eager for spring to clean and tidy again. I really don’t mine cleaning her, it’s fun and of course decorating with gardening items, ball jars and some old dishes. Now that I may be forced into retirement, I know she will bring me even more joy this spring and summer when I can spend more time in her! Please enter me for the book and even if I don’t win, I’m sure I’ll be purchasing it. A girl has to dream! Congratulations! (I’d buy a calendar too! Hugs to you!!)

    • January 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Cyndi, Your comments always make me smile! The pine tree detail on your shutters on your shed sound adorable :)

  73. Cheryl
    January 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I have dreamed about a garden shed. I would dream, read, craft, and host a tea party and invite my dear Mother.

  74. Linda
    January 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I think, like every beautiful person who has responded, the concept of having that special space to putter, to create, to read, to invite a friend for tea, and to just breathe in God’s creation fills me with warm fuzzy feelings. I would love to brouse through this beautiful treasure to be filled with ideas fir my own dream space. Thank you for your blog and how it fills my feminine happy space.

  75. radkecs
    January 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I have long coveted your potting she’d! I love everything about it. Plus I could really use it as a fellow gardner. I haven’t given up on the possibility of getting one.

  76. Debra A Auld
    January 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Please enter me in your book giveaway! We purchased a rural property about a year ago after an extensive search. It’s perfect with the exception that it doesn’t have a barn which was on my wish list. I dream of a she-shed mini-barn where I can store my gardening tools and decorate it inside and out! I love everything about your blog!

  77. January 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations Mary! I have loved watching your lovely she shed grow and evolve! I have a tiny gardening shed on our small lavender farm in Boring, Oregon. I dream (easy to do with the surrounding scent of lavender!) of creating my own she shed. It currently houses the garden tools, pots, etc and will need a lot of creativity to make the change. This book would be so helpful! Enjoy your day and thank you for sharing!

  78. Martha Franks
    January 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations, Mary! Can’t wait to see your adorable shed in this book-hopefully the one I win! I don’t have a shed, no room for one on our small lot. I live vicariously through your shed, through your entire blog. Thank you for creating this delightful blog!

  79. January 20, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations! What a lovely post. You always inspire us. My dream she shed would be a place to read and share tea❤

  80. BamaCarol
    January 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Well deserving inclusion of your shed, Mary. If I had one it would be well loved and used for crafting and reading. I’m afraid if I had a comfy spot out there for reading that I might never reappear inside my house though! I tend to get truly lost in books and can spend hours and hours living the lives in the story as it is told. Thank you for the opportunity!

  81. January 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    This is so well deserved, Mary! I am so happy for you, and cannot wait to see the book. I do not have a she shed, but if I did, I would use it as a place for writing. Please enter me in the giveaway and, again, HUGE congrats!

  82. faye
    January 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I am a newbie to your blog (a couple of months), and can honestly say I have been blown away with all of your talents and inspirations. I keep returning to your archives for more pictures and recipes as I now realize what I’ve missed out on for years. You are a treasure. Please enter me for the book.

  83. January 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I do have a garden shed . I can only use it in the warm months as it is unheated and I live in Michigan. I read and listen to music there. It is full of garden books and collections of things that have caught my fancy. I have shop project dogs and cats, chalk carnival prizes, whimsical wall pockets., paintings of flowers, watering cans, toy sand pails and shovels, vintage flower pots, flower frogs, vases and garden tools. There is a desk with many drawers, a corner cabinet and a comfy chair. It is packed with things that make me smile. The book looks lovely, and I always love your posts from the garden shed.

  84. Cheryl
    January 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Don’t have a she shed yet but when I build mine, it will have room for all of my crafts and roomy enough for me to do yoga in. I keep a collection of them on Pinterest for ideas. I love yours. It’s beautiful how you change it for the seasons. We live in California and really don’t get much of a change in seasons so mine will be more stable in design. Plus it has to be connected to my hen house and my chickens. That would be lovely.

  85. Jane Greene
    January 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Congratulations Mary! Your shed is beautiful and deserves recognition! I have enjoyed your blog for many years. It is a place of peace and enjoyment in my stressful life. If I had a she shed it would be a place where I could putter with my thrift store treasures and gardening supplies. A place to escape from technology and only hear the birds and breezes while I putter. Thank you for the opportunity to win the beautiful book.

  86. Carolyn K.
    January 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

    My she shed would become my ME shed. As your followers have said so well: a place for puttering, potting, playing with this and that. A place to bring me joy. Your contributions to the book remind me of all the joy you bring to me – day in and day out. Thank you.

    January 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Love these are lovely sheds. Had one for a short time and truly enjoyed my “mama cave” as the hubby called it. Even had a bar size refrigerator. They are so much fun to not only use but to decorate. It would be so nice to have another …

  88. Rachel Hill
    January 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Mary, I have long admired your she shed. I would love to have one of my own for decorating seasonally, gardening, and puttering. I could also use half of my she shed for storage of my many Christmas decorations.

  89. Janice Kramer
    January 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I do not have a “she” shed but have always longed for one. I would use it mostly for gardening but your beautiful photos definitely inspire other uses as well.

  90. Vanessa
    January 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

    How awesome – Congratulations!!! When I lived in NJ I had a great little shed – which I decorated and filled with beautiful things; including a small table and chairs for tea parties. My girls were very young then. I remember what a treat it was for them to sit for tea with me. Now they are 25 and 19 and yes, we still have tea parties. I have a dear friend who had a shed built as a birthday present a couple of years ago. She had collected vintage windows and had a handy man make the shed for her. She is a master gardener here in SC and would invite us over for garden parties.
    I spent most of my visit admiring and wishing for her beautiful shed. She called it her sanctuary. Every time I visit, I bring her something to add to her collection. Like you, she places the most unusual and lovely treasures in it. Weather permitting she has her coffee in her shed daily. I would love to have a shed of my own. Perhaps someday… Thanks for sharing.

  91. January 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

    How cool! I love watching your little shed change with the seasons. I don’t have a shed of my own yet, but if I did it would serve dual purpose as a guest cottage on our property and my photography studio! One day, I’ll make it happen. :) Thanks for a great giveaway too!

  92. Dorinda Selke
    January 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Well Mary it stands to reason that the prettiest she shed should be in that book !!! Congratulations! I don’t have a she she’s at the present time, but if I did have one I would put it to good use. I have severe Fibromyalgia and cannot Garden the way I used to. It breaks my heart. But a she shed would afford me the opportunity to have a lovely place to have tables at my height and a chair to work on my planters and other plants for my gardens at my own pace and my leisure instead of having to always put things away. I would also truly enjoy decorating the exterior of my shed for each season of the year. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  93. Robyn
    January 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I have a She Shed and it was modeled somewhat after yours! After seeing your shed, I nagged my hubbie until it beacame a reality! I use it for gardening supply storage, Christmas decoration storage and craft supplies. I decorate seasonally and use your Shed as inspiration!! I’ve had lots of compliments and a lot of pleasure playing and piddling in my Shed!! Thank you for sharing your Shed and giving me so much inspiration!!!!

  94. January 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    If I had my own She Shed I would paint and knit. I would decorate it in a casual, comfy-chic style with a comfortable chair or maybe even two so that I could have a friend for tea. It would be my grown up play house!

  95. Terry
    January 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you for brightening our days! Please enter me also!

  96. Diane Anderson-Edwards
    January 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, so many entries, but it only takes one and I want it to be me!! I’ve been following your blog for some time now, and always look forward to seeing the creativity you bring to “your space.” You have inspired me to make changes to my crafting space in an outside 8×10 storage shed. The outside sitting area is welcoming, but the inside lacks charm, but I’m working on it. Thank you for your offer.

  97. Carmen
    January 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Your blog is amazing and inspirational and is by far my very favorite. The shed is too sweet and if I were to win a book I would nag, er beg my husband for one of my own. He could watch his sports in peace while I puttered- sheer bliss! :)

  98. Lisa Maxwell
    January 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hi,I enjoy your blog so much. I have been following it for a while now. And it is alway so inspirational. I wills love to be entered into your drawing for the she shed. I don’t know the first thing about pulling one together. But I think that if I had one I could muddle through. It would be my place to dream and imagine. -lisa

  99. January 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I know why your shed was included in the book because it is simply amazing. I love your posts when you feature your shed as they are inspiration and bring such happiness.

  100. Carolyn Veith
    January 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Lovely, Mary! Congratulations! I do not have a ‘she shed’ but have been dreaming of one for years. What I DO have is six children and their six spouses, as well as eighteen grandchildren, so I would love a place for myself. We also have a tiny three room shed out past our garden. Two rooms are full of scraps of tin roofing, straw bales, and an empty rabbit hutch. The third room is an in-use chicken coop with an outdoor pen off the end. I would love to clean out the junk –but of course keep the chickens and ducks. Then I would set the empty rooms up with a place to pot my newest plants and an area to read, journal, and plan my next year’s garden. I will not put up inner walls but would paint the inside to bring in more light, and leave the studs for hanging things. Our compost heap is nearby, and I would set up a little nursery area between it and the shed to give volunteers a head start. It will be my own little getaway. I’m dreaming about it already! I’ll start now, and it should be ready for spring!

  101. Martha C Hansen
    January 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Love your potting shed, Mary. It’s one of my favorite parts of your blog. If I had a She Shed it would be a potting shed/greenhouse and would have climbing roses on it, and an arbor, and…..it would be enchanting, like yours! please enter me in the contest.

  102. Sandy B.
    January 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I am always inspired by your blog! For some time now I have been dreaming of turning my lawn shed into a true she shed. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.

  103. Sandy Park
    January 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Oh Mary, how wonderful your she shed is in this wonderful book. I don’t have a she shed, but if I didn’t, I’d use it as my escape to the beach. Fill it with turquoise, lime greens and a touch of hot pink. Lots of palms and shells. I can only hope one day…..

  104. Sandy R.
    January 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    What a wonderful honor Mary, I would love to have my own little “shed” because it would be my happy, peaceful place to escape to. How can you not feel wonderful surrounded by all of that living beauty.

  105. Susan Mills
    January 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Dear Mary, how wonderful that your she shed is featured in a book! I would love to have my own space, right now! I am in the middle of refinishing an antique wardrobe in our garage next to the back door. The mess drives me crazy! If I had a she shed, I would use it as my furniture painting and refinishing studio. When I finished a project, I would close the door and sit on the porch and drink a cold glass of lemonade!

  106. Bev
    January 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Congratulations! What a tribute to your creativeness. I would love to spend a day in solitude in this shed. What a perfect name “She Shed”. You deserve all of the accolades.

  107. elaine
    January 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Love receiving your blog posts! I so love your potting shed, particularly the natural curtains with the bird nest
    . I found it so special, I copied your idea for my kitchen (hope you don’t mind. Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery)and get many compliments on it. I don’t yet have a she shed, but hoping for one in the future. Congratulations on being selected for the book No one is more deserving than you!

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Elaine and what a fun treatment for your kitchen windows Elaine! I love bird nests anywhere :)

  108. January 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations Mary. Doing the happy dance for you. I just knew She Sheds would find you and your lovely shed.
    Hopefully, they will be advertisers. Aside from shed envy, you have the best photos to share with us. Please keep up the header photos until Feb. They make me feel good every time I open your blog.
    Yes, you need to publish a coffee table book full of the lovely photos you share with us.

  109. Alice
    January 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness! I would decorate it to please my taste and put it to use painting again. There is no space in the house to set up my paints and easel. Also my girlfriends would come and paint also. And when we aren’t painting we could use it for a tea party. Us friends do love tea parties.

  110. Kathy
    January 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Mary, it must be exciting to have your beautiful shed featured in this book. I have longed for a shed of my own for years. Since discovering your blog, I have a serious case of shed envy. I love to garden, bake, photograph nature, and collect dishes. Your blog nurtures all those interests. Thank you for the inspiration.

  111. Joan
    January 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I would love to win the copy. you potting shed is beautiful.

  112. Marion
    January 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing your shed. I especially like the Autumn and Fall photos. I want to enter the contest.

  113. January 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations for your feature in the book. I would so love to win a copy and feature it and your adorable potting shed in a Literary Friday post!

    If I had a she shed, I’d use it for arranging flowers. We always have fresh flowers in our home, and I have a stupid amount of vases and vase alternatives. It would be great to have the storage for all my vases, and I’d also like a sink in it, of course!

    Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!


    • January 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      That’s a great idea Ricki Jill! My shed is bulging at the seams but I’d love to have a dedicated area for flower arranging too :)

  114. Barbara (WA)
    January 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    How fun is this, congratulations! I do have a she shed. My hubby built me a greenhouse/potting shed from salvaged materials. It is rustic but I use it for gardening, growing seeds, overwintering geraniums AND as a space to sit in the warm sun. I’ve been known to say that it is summer in the greenhouse during winter months.

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      How fun Barbara! Rustic and repurposed/salvaged materials are perfect for a greenhouse/potting shed!

  115. Marilyn
    January 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to win the copy. Congratulations on a wonderful potting shed.

  116. Cathy G.
    January 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    What beautiful and inspiring pictures. I had a shed/greenhouse at another house. I mostly potted and puttered. My current yard is pretty small. I think I would use one now for relaxing and reading and watching my garden grow! Thanks for sharing this book.

  117. January 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    That’s so amazing, congratulations ~ you are one talented lady!

  118. January 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Of course your She Shed is included in this book. I always look forward to see how she is dressed up for the occasion. I do not have a shed of my own but dream through yours. Thank you for the dream ideas.

  119. Deborah
    January 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I hope to have a she shed in the future and I would use it for crafting.

  120. Bonnie
    January 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    What a well deserved honor! Congratulations to you. I have so enjoyed seeing your shed being transformed from time to time.

    The book looks so inviting…..and a perfect gift for my sister-in-law who is working on a she-shed of her own. I would love to be able to give one to her and she would find lots of inspiration, I’m sure.

    Thanks for the lovely pictures of your shed through the seasons. You’re one talented lady, Mary!

  121. January 20, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Your creativity knows no bounds. I’m unable to get out much but this sure would enable me and motivate me. I miss my gardening. What a treasure it would be.

  122. January 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Congratulations! …but I am not surprised…your potting shed / playhouse is one of the best I’ve ever seen….
    I am saddened that I can’t participate in the give-away….
    Maybe sometime you will include us who do not live in the contiguous states by maybe letting us pay the postage…I would not mind paying Priority Flat Rate at all to be included!

  123. January 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I have a room outside my house, made from a former carport. I use it for my crafting, scrapbooking, and floral designing. I decorate it seasonally but no where near as gorgeous as you decorate your potting shed for the different seasons. I love looking at your ideas! Please enter me in the giveaway for the She Shed book.

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks so much Trina! What a great use for a carport!

  124. Sherri
    January 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I, too, live on the lake & love gardening. I dreamed of a potting shed so my sweet husband made my dream a reality. I told him I wanted it to look as though it had been on our property for years. He used salvaged lumber, beams & rock from my grandmother’s farmhouse that was built in 1795. The windows came from an old house in our area & the screen door from another farm house. He fixed it so it slams shut just like my grandmother’s did. It was completely just before the holidays, so I look forward with great anticipation to many hours of relaxation as I plan & prepare my flower gardens in my shed!

  125. Nancy g
    January 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I have followed your blog for quite a while and love it so much. You are so talented in everything you do! I do have a potting shed which I love to decorate in my vintage goodies. I’ve gotten lots of ideas from you especially the use of dishes in decorating it. Would love to win this book!

    Nancy in northern Illinois

  126. Ann Butler
    January 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulations on being in the magazine! Can’t wait to read more. If I had a She Shed I would have lots of shelves to hold all the Knick knacks I adore from childhood to all the things my boys have given me when they were young. Mainly though it would be used as my craft space. I could have room to be creative and just leave it out to pick back up where I left off the next day.

  127. CherylK
    January 20, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I do not have a shed, but have been saving ideas for ten years. Maybe one day….

  128. Susan Williams
    January 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I have my own shed, it is called the pout house. I have painted it purple and love it, Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your site it lifts my spirits everyday.

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      What a fun name and love the color Susan!

  129. January 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    First of all congratulations!!!! SOOO well deserved recognition! I WOULD have a shed IF I was allowed but nope, not here. I would shamelessly copy so much of yours! I love it and would LOVE to have a place to pot and putter and tablescape and decorate!!!!!

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks so much Pinky! ♥

  130. January 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I so enjoy your shed and all of the ways that you decorate and change it for the seasons and holidays.Please enter me in the giveaway.

  131. Marcia
    January 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Would love a place to sit in the garden to have a cup of tea, read and watch my garden grow! Please enter me in your giveaway.

  132. Rita Nixon
    January 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    i just got a she shed for christmas and it is a blank canvas. i know this book would be a treasure trove of ideas! please enter me in your giveaway!

    • January 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      What a fun gift Rita! Happy She Shedding :)

  133. January 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats Mary! I know you put a lot of work into your posts, I’m glad you’re receiving some well deserved recognition:@)

  134. Debbie Hester
    January 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I DROOL every time I see your shed! It has long been my dream for a she-shed, potting shed, grown-up playhouse. Maybe one day (when I grow up!) I’ll have one. In the meanwhile, I’d love a chance to win this book. Congratulations on being featured in it!

  135. January 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Mary, having a she shed would be a dream come true! I’d use mine to paint in. It would be the perfect spot to create beautiful works of art.

    Thank you for a chance to win! And how exciting to have your shed featured!

  136. Shelley Trunnell
    January 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I would love to have one but have no room. If I did though it would be for gardening and crafting.

  137. Jacklyn carney
    January 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    ~ Mary ~
    I’m so happy for u, u work so hard and your hard work payed off (as it should),
    U r such an inspiration to so many of us in so many ways!
    A big congratulations to u, an acknowledgment so well deserved!


    • January 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks so much Jacklyn!

  138. Melissa G.
    January 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I long for a “she shed”! I’ve worked outside the home and primarily in cancer care my entire adult life. After an early retirement due to worn out feet and shoulders, I find being a homemaker just “so daily”;nothing stays done. I’ve taken some art classes on the internet since retirement but find myself struggling to create when I can see chores needing my attention. A she shed would be a place to draw, watercolor and dream where the chores of the household can’t intrude.

  139. January 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t have a she shed, however we are putting up a new greenhouse in spring that is 8×10. There maybe some room for fun stuff—as we will be building a new base and location for it. Grins, please enter me, the book sounds wonderful!

  140. Terri
    January 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I adore the seasonal changes in and on your shed. I would would want one like that. I would dream, x-stitch, do some potting, just know that is mine.
    Please enter me in the drawing.

  141. Paula
    January 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    How exciting for you, I always love seeing what you are doing in your “She Shed”. I have been dreaming of one of my own for many years for my gardening get away, my brother inlaw was going to make me one out of old barn siding, but sadly after my sister past away he does feel like doing much anymore. So I just enjoy visiting yours !! :)
    thanks for sharing

  142. Mary Jones
    January 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on being featured in the book! My “she shed” would be a place if calm and quiet, a space filled with things that bring me joy. I’d love to be selected to receive a copy of the book. More ideas for my dream. Thanks!

  143. Dianne Pinyan
    January 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I have a shed but it is just that, A SHED. A smelly place for the tiller and garden chemicals and dirty tools. I dream of a pretty place but I don’t see it in my near future. But I would love to have a book to look through and dream and show to my husband. And maybe he will get the hint. And I will steal ideas from your lovely shed.

  144. Karen
    January 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I admit I am green with envy over your potting shed! You have included so many clever ideas and I especially enjoy all the posts with china in your shed. I will play and decorate and constantly tweak my shed if ever fortunate enough to have my very own shed.

  145. January 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, a huge congrats to you! Your potting “she shed” is amazing, and I am so delighted for you to be featured in what will be an awesome publication!

    I kid you not – I have been dreaming of having a “she shed” almost my entire life. You see, when I was young I played with a neighbor girl who was an only child of an older weathly family who owned the biggest construction businesses in our entire area. Her father made her what they called a “play house,” but it was SO much more! It was full size, completely decorated, had a loft, two twin beds, electricity, heat, ceiling fan, charming built ins, high shelves all the way around for her collection of Gundt dolls – it even had a tv!!!! It was my heart and soul. I still dream about that space and wanted a totally girlie space of my own ever since. And we’re talking about a long many years!

    I find it is one of my all-time favorite things to look at and wish for. I remember years ago before Fifi O’Neall became famous a photo spread of her sweet little “she shed.”

    If I had one I would shabby chic it to death with girlie soft pinks, and whites and it would house all my teacups and teapots and antique lace – everything I have collected my entire adult life but don’t show anywhere in my house. I don’t girlify my space since I am married – we keep it calm and neutral and comfortable…..but this voice in my hearts says YOU NEED A SHE SHED, MICHELE!!!! And I would have tea parties in a shady flowery gazebo with a she shed close by, yes I would, if dreams came true!

    Guess who just became a new grandmother for the first time? And guess what? It is a GIRL! And guess what I just discussed with my husband a few nights ago? Possibly having a sweet girlie play house for her in our back yard. Not sure if our home owner’s association allows it, but I need to find out! Oh won’t that be fun to have little tea parties with my grand child???? OK, I just drooled on my keyboard.

    Thank you for allowing me to express myself in such a winded manner, and thank you for the giveaway – I would love to win – it would help keep this dream alive, haha. ♥♥♥

  146. Gail TF
    January 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I’m looking forward to the book coming out and reading about your shed

  147. Jacki Salinas
    January 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    If I had a shed, which I would love, I would decorate and putter in it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  148. Diane
    January 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations! Your she shed certainly deserved a spot in this book. I have plans for a she shed in my woodland garden and am currently looking at design options. My shed will be used as a potting shed partly to store my hoard of planters and the other half to putter with garden projects. I dream of designing seasonal landscapes on the outside and you are definitely an inspiration. I would love to savor the ideas in “She Sheds A Room of Your Own”

  149. Debbie Shumaker
    January 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Congratulations! I love your shed and all the great decorating that you do and inspire us all. My shed would be used as a potting shed/crafting area/quiet time/reading area for my grandchildren. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

  150. Kim
    January 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Mary, your shed has always been an inspiration for my shed. I think it’s when it solidified from me thinking about it and designing it to making it happen. So thank you for all the time you take to blog because I can speak for me, you continue to inspire me. My husband and I are almost done with our glorified garden shed. It’s a garden shed that is a 12 x 16 with a ten-foot roof with a windowed cupola. It is mostly a garden shed that also serves for my flower arranging and a potting shed. It is painted with the soffits needing to get finished and a transom window needing to be finished and then we’re done, after the counters covered in metal. Sound familiar? It has been a labor of love. The furniture inside I found at thrift stores and yard sales. They were ugly pieces that were so much fun to transform I have it stocked and have made many succulent spheres, wreaths, and arrangements. I hope to hold classes in it one day for it was designed and built at the same time I created a pollinator garden around it. It has been my happy place and I love that you are a part of what seems like to be a fantastic book.

    I just thank you for giving your shed the attention you have, it’s been contagious and joyous.

  151. Cindy
    January 21, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Mary your shed is gorgeous and inspiring. if I had a She Shed it would used for gardening, creativity and relaxing..
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  152. Marie
    January 21, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Your shed is perfect for that book. Congratulations! We just moved to a house that has a storage shed that I want to make into a she-shed for my gardening and decorating hobbies.

  153. Botanic Bleu
    January 21, 2017 at 5:18 am

    I have a garden shed lovingly called the jardin chateau. It started life as a rustic storage shed for gardening tools and supplies… plywood walls, repurposed French doors, and a gaping hole for a future window would go, and with plans to one day add white limestone exterior walls. Jump forward 8 years to now. My jardin chateau has been transformed over time from an ugly duckling to a white swan that I use to hold an annual French Country Christmas Event where I sell vintage and new items.

    I love your shed and look to it for inspiration in decorating. Thank you for offering copies of the She Shed: A Room of Your Own to your readers to win. Fingers crossed that I will be one of the lucky ones.


  154. Gloria Schroeder
    January 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Congrats on having your awesome potting shed featured. I love reading your blog and being inspired by your creativeness. I DO have a shed and it is very special to me. It was on the farm that belonged to my Grandparents and we were fortunate to be able to move it to our property a few years ago. It holds many cherished memories for me. When I was a young girl I took an interest to antiques and since it was used for storage at the farm, it is where I first antiqued! I found old washtubs, jars, chairs, and all sorts of treasures there. Now I have it filled with garden antiques and collectibles. It is my pride and joy. There is just something very special about it.

  155. Pat
    January 21, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I do not have a “she shed” but maybe some day! I would use it for tea parties and reading and who knows what else. I always love your posts; keep inspiring all of us. Thank you so much!

  156. January 21, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Oooh- love those beautiful photos and wonderful ideas. I’ve got a shed full of old windows and doors and a dream of building a shed to grow plants, paint, king, read and BE!

    • January 21, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Knit! (Not king – grr autocorrect!)

  157. Mildred Hoppe
    January 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Oh, how I would love to have a She Shed. I love yours, and love seeing all your flowers, pots, and other decor. You definitely have a green thumb. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing the new book.
    If I had a she shed, I would use it for storing gardening supplies and a getaway for reading and napping.

  158. Denise
    January 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Oh my goodness I would love a She Shed! I’ve loved looking at yours – its so inspirational. I would use mine for gardening projects, a place for my cookbook collection and of course a comfy chair to go thru those books and plan, with a few doggie beds so my furries could join me in there!

  159. January 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    As with all of your other posts, this is lovely. I’ll enter your drawing with a poem that illustrates what I would do in a She Shed.

    Amid things of her choosing,
    she revels in musing.
    A room of her own:
    where the self becomes known.

    Copyright 2017 Glover Gardens Cookbook

  160. Gail Bell
    January 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Congratulations on having your shed featured in a publication…BUT seriously… your shed could be a book all it’s own! Thanks for the inspiration.

  161. Sue Bingeman
    January 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    If I was lucky enough to have a “she shed” I think I would use it much like you do! It would be such fun to create arrangements and so convenient to store my many, many dishes and seasonal decorations. Right now, I use my dining room table to create seasonal settings even when we aren’t using the dining room. Any, a place to store my gardening supplies would be awesome.

  162. January 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I love the look of the Vintage/Shabby Chic She Sheds! I do love to garden and putter around in my yard for hours at a time. We’ve lived in the house for four years now so the garden and yard are still a work in progress. I would use the She Shed as a gardening/potting shed but also make it stylish and comfortable. I would love to have a She retreat to read a book and have a cup of coffee. My 11 year old black lab mix Jazzy Jazz would be curled up on the sofa beside me enjoying her day with mommy!

  163. January 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I love this post and always enjoy seeing your Potting Shed. Love all the seasons and Holidays you decorate with. I would be so honored to win a copy of that book.

    Congratulations on being featured in the book. Your Potting Shed is always terrific.

    Enjoy your weekend and hopefully you are having nice weather. We, hear in SO CA, are enoying wonderful rain and the plants and flowers are dancing. Waiti for the third storm to come in tomorrow. Received 1-1/2 inches yesterday.


  164. Marilyn Smith
    January 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations on being included in the book. I love this post! You have given me many wonderful inspiring ideas. If I were ever lucky enough to have my own she shed I would use it as a reading retreat, tea parties with my daughters and granddaughters and a place to keep my favorite china collections.

  165. emily
    January 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Congratulations on being included in the book Well deserved! How did you stand the silverware up in the frog in one of your previous posts…..I can’t seem to spread the prongs…..You are definitely an “idea source extraordinaire”!

    • January 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you Emily! The handle of the flatware was thin enough to fit between the spikes of the flower frog :)

  166. Lisa Ronan
    January 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    VERY happy for you! I love when I get your emails with pics of your shed! Sadly I’m not sure if one will be in my future as we finally bought a new, very large family shed for all our garden and pool belongings. Silly me thought I might finally be able to park in our 2 car garage and then my hubby went and bought a 59 pickup to restore… Heaven knows I could easily outfit a She shed with things I’ve already thrifter/collected! I guess I’ll just have to keep drooling over your pics so keep them coming!

  167. itsmefaith
    January 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    My First Time Here!!! and Won’t be my Last…. What a Wonderful Blog…. Your Shed is so Beautiful!!! Would like to be included in your Book Give-a-Way…. I’ve got to remake the Lawnmower Shed into one of these…. TOO EXCITED now…. Thanks, Faith

  168. Peggy Ott
    January 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Mary, Congrats! Job well done!
    First let me say, “Thank you for lifting and inspiring all of us ladies with such beautiful pictures. The Shed, flowers, birds, water pics. You deserve all the wonderful comments that the ladies have made.”

    Second just let me say, “Personally, every lady who has a piece of property should have a “She Shed” or “Place to call her own” whatever it be. What a wonderful world it would be!!!

    For me, I am blessed to have a wonderful “She Room” where I can find joy in the art that lives in my heart, Sewing and Painting.

    The book will be on my shelf, win or lose! Thanks Mary!

  169. January 22, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Hi Mary! I am so glad that your potting shed was chosen and featured in “She Sheds: A Room of Her On.” I always enjoy reading all of your posts and particularly like those in your potting shed. I love potting and puttering in my shed and anticipate “dressing her” for each season. Trenda

  170. Yvonne
    January 22, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Wow! That is awesome to be featured. I have always loved your little potter’s shed and even made an entire pin board on Pinterest after seeing yours. My parents had a “shed” but it was always junked up with everything imaginable. It was a fix it shed, gardening tools and lawnmower, broken furniture and those projects that never got to, fishing supplies, and even a puppy birthing shed ! It sits there still and now belongs to my brother now-no idea what if anything he stores in it.

  171. January 22, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Oh Mary! Your potting shed is EPIC and my favorite one to look to for inspiration. I’m very excited that at my new farm I have a few sheds/buildings that I’ll be renovating!! There are 8 “outbuildings” and I have to prioritize how I’ll be using them and when I’ll be renovating them. I know one will be a studio for me like yours, and I really want to turn another into a bedroom retreat for me and guests… we’ll see!! Regardless, this book is going to be a MUST for me in my journey of recreating these sheds!! Thank you so much for your generous inspiration!! xoxo, Jennifer

  172. Kathi Layfield
    January 22, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I feel so blessed that I have been able to follow you and The Shed thru all her phases and seasons. Every post is so delightful and full of eye candy! I always look forward to opening my mail to reveal your latest treasure! Thank you for all the hard work you put in for us to enjoy!

  173. January 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Mary: Oh, what wonderful post! Congratulations on this well-deserved honor! It’s so exciting! I’ve also read all the comments, and Michele’s were so eloquent, I’d vote for her to win the book! So many wonderful ideas! Your post, and then your readers have enchanted me.

  174. Debbie Lorson
    January 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I have a structure that has a roof over it. It was given to us by a neighbor when they moved to another state. It is vaulted and it held wood for the fireplace. When my daughter was in high school and her and her Dad spent the good part of an afternoon cutting treated lumber to make a suitable floor. I have over the years added boards and have things hanging from the side supports. This publication would help in the next chapter of the space. We built a woodring for outside bonfires many feet in front of it. I totally want to spruce it up and make it “garden girlie.” Please enter me in your give away. Thank you very much.

  175. January 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Exciting news, Mary! You are so deserving of this honor. How nice to allow three giveaways. Looks like a wonderful book.

  176. Mary Jane Clark
    January 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog and love, love, love your potting shed. I’ve always wanted a place to putter in and keep my gardening things. Would love to have the She Shed book!

  177. Jan McF
    January 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    What a wonderful compliment to you! I do not have a She Shed, but if I did, I would be using it in the same way you do, as a gardening shed since my life seems to revolve around gardening! Thank you for the give-away!
    Hope I win!

  178. Marty K
    January 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations! If I had a she-shed I would use it as a potting shed…also some puttering around and maybe a spot to sit and read with a glass of iced tea!

  179. Ellen Martin
    January 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations on being included in the SheShed book! I can’t imagine a better addition to this book. Yours is always a source of inspiration with your endless creativity and beautiful photography. If I had a Potting Shed, I would use it for potting, because I do love plants. It would also be fun to have a place to putter and create.

  180. January 23, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Congrats, Mary…what a neat publication! Your potting/she-shed sets the standard for all of us. Last year my hubby announced he was going to build one, and hopefully this year he will get around to doing it. I would use mine for reading and maybe entertaining on a very small scale, and of course garden planning!!!

  181. Sue
    January 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to have a cozy shed for gardening and relaxing. Would you decorate it for me? Thank you for the chance to win.

  182. Lisa Six
    January 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Hi! I have pics of my She shed. How do I send them to u?
    Thx, Lisa

  183. Leslie Witt
    January 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I currently use mine mainly for storage of craft and yard art items and gardening supplies. But hope one day to be able to work and decorate inside it too!

  184. Coleen
    January 23, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I have always been envious of your potting shed. What a wonderful place for all of your beautiful treasures.

  185. Darlene Gardner
    January 23, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Congratulations for again being recognized for your wonderful potting shed! I have been wanting a she shed for about 2 years now. I would use it as a hideway from all the hectic aspects of daily life. I have some antiques without a home place that could go in it perfectly. She sheds are one of my pinterest boards. Congrats again!

  186. m'lin
    January 24, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Congratulations on being featured in this wonderful book! I built my studio a few years back and hope one day for it to look like yours!

  187. Susie
    January 24, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Everyone needs a shed to call their own! A wonderful potting shed where I can start my seedlings is at the top of my wish list.
    Love the way your use a step ladder to display potted flowers!

  188. Beth
    January 24, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I have a she shed too. Right now it’s full of all of the projects I want to “play” with when I retire this summer. Can’t wait! Enter me in your drawing, too, please.

  189. January 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, congratulations! Your attention to detail is awe-inspiring. I could spend hours browsing at all the elements in and outside of your SHE shed and I love how you decorate it for each holiday. Well deserved!

  190. Mary M.
    January 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Terrific ideas!. Love your blog. I don’t have a blog, but get lots of inspiration from the many others’ that I read. I would be lost if there were no blogs like yours. If I had a she-shed it would have lots of re-used windows and doors, and I would use it as a greenhouse. I have always wanted a greenhouse & love the vintage style ones. Please enter me in your drawings. Enjoy your success in being selected for the book.
    Mary G.M.

  191. Kaycee F
    January 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations Mary! Your shed is so lovely and I’ve always enjoyed seeing your seasonal and holiday decorations both inside and outside of her!

    My husband bought me my “she shed” in 2005! We have always referred to her as my “doll house” because prior to the current she shed trend, I furnished and decorated her as my own space to relax, create or tinker. We even built a blue stone patio for my doll house, which is an area me and my husband enjoy using.

    Again, congratulations and thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  192. January 24, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Congratulations!!! I love your she shed!

  193. Denise
    January 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I just found your blog. Love it. If I had a little building to turn into a shed it would be my place to play. I would have a small table and chair to have a tea party . So glad to have found you.

  194. January 25, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Congratulations Mary, what a wonderful and joyful experience this must be. i have long watched your shed bloom and you once told me that much of the decor came from a former shop and I admire your talents for staging. I have the beginnings of a she shed. Last summer (Phase 01) I stained and sealed the outside of the structure in anticipation for doing the inside this coming summer. I have been planting the garden around this shack over the years and the garden is now completed. I decorated the outside of the structure last fall after staining it. I added a roadside find of an old screen door I painted, child’s garden tools, licence plates and various other metal ornaments I have picked up at flea markets and yard sales. And last summer our wren house there was home to baby wrens! I call this the pool shack because one side houses the pool filter and other pool relate equiptment. The biggest side of this structure is going to be my “she shack/changing room,” (Phase 02) First I plan to white wash the unfnished inside walls to create a light and rustic backdrop. I’ll paint the cement floor a pretty color and add a flowery rug. Then I plan to decorate it with chalk painted shutter shelves on which to put vintage collectibles like small oil lanterns, crocks, flower pots and watering cans etc. I’ll have shelves for folded pool towels and hooks to hold clothing for when we are swimming. The overall theme will be rustic vintage and with a garden theme. Our pool is very rustic, very country and so will be my room. I have a small scale comfy wicker chair and footstool to add, a wicker fernery and more collectibles. I am scouting now for a flowery rug. I have been planning on this project now for several years and have been collecting and thinking about how i wanted my she shed to look. I am very open to new ideas and having a copy of this magazine will not only inspire me but help me to pull all of my ideas together. I hope my project can be selected! Thank you. Donna at the Small House Homestead.

  195. Lisa Six
    January 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    This is my She Shed, but I actually call it my garden cottage. I don’t have any pics on my computer to show you the inside. But I can try to get u some. I love to relax on the porch of my cottage with a glass of wine in the afternoon or coffee in the morning. Inside are 2 rooms, one room has barn wood walls, galvanized tubs and lots of vintage items hanging on the walls. The second room has a Hoosier that holds pots and little collectibles. Small chairs and tables, a chandelier and the walls are painted a light yellow. I have a large shelve that holds all my pots and outdoor statues. I enjoy times in the cottage, friends over for coffee and treats or wine and snacks with my husband and golden retriever, Kato. It’s my little slice of heaven in my Minnesota back yard! Lisa Sent from my iPad


    • Lisa Six
      January 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Mary, I emailed pictures as well with this description of my she shed/garden cottage. Did they go through??? Lisa

    • Lisa Six
      January 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      All the pics I sent u were outside pics! Lisa

  196. Martha
    January 25, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I would use it as a crafting area and potting shed.

  197. Marilyn
    January 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Oh! How fun! If I had a She Shed, I’d probably use it for gardening and reading. Thanks for the giveaway!

  198. Naomi S.
    January 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Hi, Mary. I have yearned for a little “potting shed-craft room” in my back yard for ages. I would go there to read and write, to work on little projects or sew or just to be alone. It would be so much fun to decorate it with vintage finds and “junk.” I would love to have the giveaway book to dream over.

    Congratulations on being featured in She Sheds. A little publicity can be a good thing!

  199. Barbara Weaver
    January 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Hello Mary~ your shed is just adorable! How exciting to be featured in a book! I used to share part of an outdoor shed with my husband — his side was for woodworking and storage of lawn mower, etc; my side was for my interests of potting, crafting. We’ve recently moved and so I had to say goodbye to all that. I hope to have my own shed in the future, but until then I can dream. Would love to win the book for inspiration!

  200. Linda Schmidt
    January 30, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I m a new visitor and all you share is beautiful and your she shed is so awesome, thks for sharing.

  201. Missy Blackmore
    January 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It’s so nice to see the beautiful sheds and to hear other women dream of having one. Women need a place to let the breeze blow through and to create. I have been dreaming and collecting things for my shed, and now seeing yours and others, I am pushing my shed to the top of the to do list. Looking at the pictures from your book, I realized I was smiling and sighing! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to own your amazing book.

  202. February 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Your shed is adorable Mary! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  203. Darlene Gardner
    February 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations on having your wonderful shed as part of this book! I would love a she shed for a get away spot, but also to showcase some antiques from my family. My mother, who passed away last year at 98, had a baby cradle used by her, then me, and last my son. I would love to have a place for that along with an oak claw foot table and china cabinet from my dad’s family. There are other items too. It would be a wonderful space for reading, crafting, and just “being”. We have an excellent spot in the woods behind our home.

  204. Jane Teague
    July 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Although I previously replied by snail mail, I have just run across this thread, where I would like to publicly thank Mary once again for my being chosen as one of the winners of the “She Shed” book giveaway. It is such a beautiful book, just like everything else that Mary shares with us. I highly recommend this lovely book to you, whether you plan to build a shed for yourself or even if you just want to imagine yourself in a lovely quiet spot. Each one is well thought out and is lovingly designed and occupied by women who surely must be just like us! Buy the book, and step inside these restful, creative spots!

  205. January 22, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    These She Sheds are adorable!

    After a long days work assisting customers in crisis (I work in a call center translating for an alarm company-at times when a tragedy has taken place), I would love to have a little place to “escape” from the world’s problems and dream. I would have it be a combination of my sewing room (heirloom quality christening gowns); calligraphy studio & genealogy room.

    I can “feel” the creativity of all these women just overflowing! Keep up the great creations ladies!

  206. Sherry Riggs
    January 31, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I have a garden shed. I would love to fancy it up and use for more than rakes and hoes. Love this post.

  207. elaine g lange
    January 25, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I soooo love this site! Never enough eye candy here! I just went and ordered both she shed books. I love your burlap curtains and copied them for my kitchen. I get so many compliments on them. I tell them to visit your site for an amazing experience.! Thanks for all you do!

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