In the Potting Shed: Coming Up Roses and Blooming Tole

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! We enjoyed a little boating time and I worked on some gardening chores. Mother Nature gave us a thorough soaking late yesterday and last night and more rain is in the forecast this week.

I’m happy to have a reprieve from lugging around the hose to keep everything watered!

My BFF shared some beautiful roses from her garden with me. . .she’s generous like that! 💐 🌷🌹 I had a little fun with flowers and my small collection of tole for a blooming vignette on shelf in the Potting Shed, framed with my new chippy green shutters.

I filled some mason jars with the roses to enjoy as Ball Jar bouquets and cut a few fern stems to add some green and for a little contrasting texture.

I filled a tole painted cachepot with flowers. The vintage metal is no longer is watertight, so placed a jar inside to keep the roses hydrated.

I *heart* vintage scales and a pair of black scales work as bookends on my shelf.

I found the black scales at a favorite antique mall about a year ago.

Hope you’re enjoying some blooms where you are!

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  30 comments for “In the Potting Shed: Coming Up Roses and Blooming Tole

  1. Theresa Keller
    May 22, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I love tole trays, yours are beautiful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. May 22, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Wonderful display! Thanks as always for your hard work to make great photos!

  3. Ellen
    May 22, 2017 at 8:09 am

    The roses are displayed so beautifully! Really love the vintage gardening tools on your chippy shutters. Those vintage scales remind me of the ones my Gram had on the sun porch of her Pa. farmhouse. They were used to weigh the fresh produce from her gardens for the “city” customers. Ah, the fond memories of my childhood! Thank-you for sharing your treasures in your always fantastic photos.

  4. May 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful roses and tole trays all displayed perfectly on your shelf! I am so thankful for the rain on my garden and we are expecting more this week! Happy Monday!

  5. May 22, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I also have a small collection of tole, but am coveting your tole painted watering can. I am going to be on the look-out for a suitable one to try to paint myself! One of my trays was painted by my great uncle who never took any lessons, so if he could do it, I am sure I could as well.

  6. May 22, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Ooh Mary, I love your tole collection and your bookend antique scales. You were the inspiration in me finding the one antique scale that I have. Your BFF was so generous in sharing the pretty roses to adorn your mason jars. I’m always happy with rain, too, Mary! Enjoy your week, sweet friend! xx

  7. Jan McF
    May 22, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Love it all!!

  8. Lisa Montgomery
    May 22, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Love, love, love tole!

  9. May 22, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Oh, the roses are gorgeous and look so lovely surrounded by your toleware collections. You have the perfect place to do creative vignettes that you do so well. I like your new chippy green shutters.
    Happy for you to receive rain. We also received rain and more is forecast.

  10. May 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Flowers are meant to be shared! You BFF is generous! My nextdoor neighbor is generous with letting me cut her magnolia blooms to bring into our home. They smell so delightful!
    I love the tole collection. I had a small collection of trays some years ago, but didn’t really have a good spot to display them. A young friend wanted to be a collection, so I gave her a start with my my small group. It’s fun to see her using them in her dining room. Love the watering can!
    We enjoyed a wonderful rain last night. Today it is in the 60s and may last all week. What a delightful spring we are having this year.
    Enjoy the beauty and fragrance of those roses!

  11. anniebreland
    May 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Love the roses. You have a way with taking the right kind of pictures. Have a great day

  12. May 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Nobody could get more from a potting shed than you do!

  13. bbeach5
    May 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

    You do such an amazing job of vignettes! I always love them and am inspired by you!

  14. Claire
    May 22, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I love your display of the roses and the tole trays and the watering can. I have a similar watering can, but mine has a green background. I love it, because it was my Nana. Love your BFF, she’s really generous with her roses, which is how we should share our flowers, isn’t it. Because of the wet weather and a knee injury, I haven’t been able to work in the garden so far this spring, and it’s making me crazy. Keep up the good work..

  15. Debbie
    May 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Love the roses and your chippy new shutters! I’ve been looking for chippy shutters because there is so much you can do with them. Love the look of yours!

  16. Phyllis
    May 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I always look forward to your post. The trays are wonderful and paired with the roses – perfect. Your photography ability is well taken.

  17. May 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The tole pieces look fabulous surrounded by bright fresh blooms! Talk about a happy place, Mary this is truly it! Lucky you having a BFF with a rose garden, I swear flowers and birds just seem to flock to you!

  18. Marion
    May 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Those roses are beautiful.

  19. Joan
    May 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing this lovely post.

  20. Marilyn
    May 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    You have such lovely roses.

  21. May 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Everything is beautiful. You inspired me and a couple of years ago I started to pick up a few tole trays when I see them. I have some old garden tools and green chippy shutters, but have never been able to create a vignettes like you. So pretty Mary!

  22. Paula
    May 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful as always !!!
    p.s. have you tired those lightweight nylon hoses?

  23. May 23, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Beautiful display..especially the roses!! Your BFF has a rosie, green thumb!! Lucky you! ❤️🌹🌸🌹🌸🌹

  24. Teresa
    May 23, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I have so many of the things you display and you have inspired me to pull them out and use them.

  25. Cyndi Raines
    May 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    BEAUTIFUL roses, such a lovely combination of colors! What a sweet friend. The tole watering can is especially lovely and I”m happy for you for the chippy shutters. Love the vintage garden tools. A very lovely display. :) .

  26. May 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    We are getting a lot of rain, today has been very wet with more thunderstorms coming tonight. Like you said, it gives us a rest from watering everyday and everything is so lush and green so a day or 2 of rain is worth it to me. Your display is beautiful! Love the tole items are beautiful! Hope you have a fun, sunny and enjoyable weekend!!! Boating would be my choice for sure:)

  27. May 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Your rose vignette is so pretty. I love the antique tole pieces. I have a large tole cachepot that contains an arrangement I made of preserved lemon leaves and artichokes on my counter. Nice tole pieces are becoming harder to find. I was wondering if you have a good source for your items?

    • May 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Larr. I’ve collected tole for a while and usually find pieces at antique malls. The watering can I found on Etsy.

  28. April 1, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I am now totally in love with this She Shed idea! I want one! I could literally play with it forever!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Linda

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