Putting the ‘She’ in a Potting Shed and Giveaway

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My Potting Shed was featured in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, by Erika Kotite, published by Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing Group. “She” was honored to be included among the examples of She Sheds in this book!

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 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”.

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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.

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

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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.

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 “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 its 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.”

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“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 . . .

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. . .Tole

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. . .Watering Cans

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. . .Ball Jars

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. . .  Dishes

. . .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.”

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 “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.”

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I shared a giveaway in January for She Sheds, and shortly after the book was sold out and had to be reordered by the publisher. It’s back in stock and available online and I just saw it on the shelves at Lowe’s this week while doing a little garden shopping!

With the book back in stock, I have 3 additional 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. . .

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

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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S.

The winners will be chosen June 23rd.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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  268 comments for “Putting the ‘She’ in a Potting Shed and Giveaway

  1. June 9, 2017 at 6:17 am

    If I had a She Shed, I would be using it for all of the mentioned: Crafting, gardening, my collections, relaxing or just puttering..it would be nice not to have to store my collections, books & crafty items in plastic boxes..it would be nice to have the room to display them..thank you for another great giveaway…maybe if I had that book on my coffee table, my hubby would take the hint??? Ya think?? Anyway, GOOD LUCK to all!!! ❤️🤞🏻🌹🤞🏻🌻🤞🏻🌺🤞🏻🦋❤️🌸

    • Jemney Fontana
      June 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I would so enjoy a she shed to have friends over for tea and crafting together. A big girl playhouse ,to just get my creative juices flowing beauty of a fun place to hang out in.

  2. June 9, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I have this book. Sits on my coffee table. Every female who’s visited here has ennoyed it and fantacised about what theirs would be like. Who needs a man cave?

  3. emily
    June 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I love your “She Shed”! I would use it for projects, reading, meditating and a daily get-away…..Plus a place for all my special finds which I seem to stumble upon regularly! I love Clines and Crosslands….any other really good places for special finds? Thanks for sharing your inspirations and creativity……Hope you pay your inspectors well! Lots of homemade biscuits!

  4. Linda
    June 9, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Truly love seeing your posts. Your photos are so inviting. Love how you love your shed and garden area. I am intrigued at the bountiful array of accessories you have and the lovely ideas of display. I do not have a “she shed”, but I have asked my Honey for one. I do enjoy my potting bench, but it is pretty much utilitarian rather than display and decor. Thank you for sharing such beauty and pleasure. It is like getting a lovely gift when I open your blog.

  5. Jan
    June 9, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I so enjoy your posts on how you decoate for the change of seasons and special holidays.
    I do not have a she shed or have the room for one so I live vicariously through you and others that do!💕🌺💐🦋🐝🐞🌻🐚🐶🐶💕

  6. Linda
    June 9, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Words just can’t express how lovely your potting shed is! Your creative decorations are so well thought out along with the strategic placements. I do have a shed of my own….nothing like yours of course, but it does give me a lot of pleasure puttering around in it except when I tend to store too many things in there and literally can’t move around in it. Your pictures are an inspiration for me to dream!

  7. June 9, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I really enjoy your posts … their creativity and colors! I would love a she shed to paint watercolor pictures in of flowers, flowers, flowers!

  8. June 9, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Most definitely I would use my she-shed for gardening and playing house (aka playing with dishes). Still dreaming of replacing my hot tub with a shed. Thanks for helping keep the dream alive with the chance of a copy of the book. :)

  9. Jane Teague
    June 9, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I have a relatively untouched tiny wooden shed that was on the property when we moved here. Your blog has opened my eyes to giving it much more attention. When I was a child, my cousins’ old chicken coops were converted to playhouses, and we spent hours in them. I would like to use this shed as a stopping place–a link to those memories. My tiny shed is begging for an outdoor garden room, where I could do handwork and share a cup of tea. This would change the feel of the property and allow me to enjoy it from another view. Thank you for all you share. I now see that I could actually really enjoy a little she shed of my own!

  10. angela carrera
    June 9, 2017 at 6:55 am

    would love a SheShed!!! I would be out there all the time. planting, puttering, eating, resting, reading crafting, decorating it would be such fun!!!! thanks for this great giveaway!!!!! (P.S. I love your shed!!!)

    Angela from NJ

  11. Stacey
    June 9, 2017 at 6:57 am

    You are truly a gardening inspiration! I love that we can embrace a She Shed with so much creativity…I think everyone needs a space to call their own! If I had a one, I think I would paint, get creative holiday decorating inspiration and just love the escape to read, pray, & enjoy the outside! Love your beautiful pictures!

  12. Leslie
    June 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I discovered your blog through a friend and just love all your pictures! I don’t have room for a she-shed but would use it for gardening as well as a reading if I could have one. And the book looks delightful!

  13. DGreene
    June 9, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I have taken over my daughters playhouse, who are now 24 and 16…lol The house was filled with so much charm, and a piece we will keep for future grandchildren, but until then it is mine.😊

  14. Karen Wright
    June 9, 2017 at 7:00 am

    If I had a small cozy she shed, it would be full of flowers and dishes. In fact, I would display my dish collection, that is forever growing, among my blooms and plants. I love to share, so I would have a small, very dainty round table and petit chairs for 4. I would have morning coffee gatherings, tea parties and luncheons among the dishes and blooms! It would truly be my happy place as the gathering of beautiful dishes, magnificent blooms and dear sweet friends in one place would be an experience next to haven.

  15. Gail TF
    June 9, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I have on Kindle, great book but wish I had the tactile feel of print book

  16. Sherlie Magaret
    June 9, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I have a potting shed now but it is my garden shed and is a working shed. I love yours but I love mine too. TFS

  17. Sherri
    June 9, 2017 at 7:11 am

    If I had a she-shed, I would use as a hidden gem for my grandchildren and me to escape to the wonderful, non technical world of wonder! Stories and play, snacks and snuggles…how precious would that be! I love to see the different beautiful displays each season and holiday time in your posts. Thanks for sharing your lovely corner of the world!

  18. Susan
    June 9, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I would use it for potting my plants for sure but would love to have a place to display lots of pretties I have and just chill out, watch the birds and other critters and read.

  19. Debra
    June 9, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Your tablescapes and she-shed decorations are such an inspiration! I would like to do a fishing theme for my she-shed. I have a collection of vintage minnow buckets and other found fishing items that I now have on our covered porch. This Christmas I decorated a mini-tree with bobbers, an idea inspired by your fishing tree post.

  20. Nancy
    June 9, 2017 at 7:20 am

    An ideal she shed would have BOOKS, and a place to curl up with one!

  21. June 9, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I do not have a she shed but would very much love to have a copy do I could incorporate ideas and suggestions through out my home as well as outdoor decor. Such beautiful photographs and inspiration. I love your blog. It is a magical wonderland.

  22. Maureen
    June 9, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Hi, Mary,

    Please put my name in for your giveaway of the book “She Sheds.” I would love to read that book!

    If I had my own shed, I would first of all use it as a reflection of my personality and the things I like by decorating it in a way that I am unable to do in my home, which I share with a husband who doesn’t have the same tastes. I would also store decorative items and dishes in it that I use only seasonally or on an otherwise infrequent basis. If it were well-insulated and temperature controlled, I would include a bookshelf for books on tablescaping and gardening–particularly how to grow flowers as I’ve never had the opportunity to learn to do that. And I would have a comfortable chair in it with a side table and lamp where I could be alone to read and pray.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway and for continually inspiring your followers with photographs of your artistry as well as your commentary.

    Maureen

  23. Judy Patterson
    June 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi, Mary! Your shed is probably the very one that served as the inspiration for my little she shed. Except I call mine the “Piddle House” because that’s exactly what occurs within it. Piddling! My dear husband and son in law gathered old windows here and there and put it together like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s precious! I sit there and think, or read, or pot a few plants, even paint a bit. But mostly I piddle. What a joy! Judy

  24. June 9, 2017 at 7:41 am

    My she shed would be a place of beauty and serenity, with all of my favorite plants growing in and around it.

  25. Sandra Barnhart
    June 9, 2017 at 7:42 am

    My she shed would be fun place to decorate for the seasons and curling up with a good book,candles, something to drink and of course chocolates!

  26. June 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Hi Mary, I would use it for different decorating ideas as when I’m creating my tablescapes, it’s so relaxing and exciting to see what I come up with. Surprise every time..!!! :):) I am taking a class at the community college on how to use my DSLR camera properly so I would love to have the shed for recording all my ideas after finishing them. And to have a place to sit on the little porch and watch the Lake Life go by..!!
    Thank You for the giveaway and Thank you for all your Inspiration!!
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  27. June 9, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Mary, I have the book and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Your “she shed” (potting shed) sets the standard for a perfect gardening retreat. You are a wonderful inspiration!

  28. Carol
    June 9, 2017 at 7:47 am

    What a gorgeous book! Congratulations on being featured. Your inspiring creativity deserves to be shared in every home! It is a feast for my eyes. If I had a shed, it would have lots of windows/light, a chair and table for relaxing after a day of gardening, a ceiling fan to cool me down on hot summer days, window boxes flowing with flowers, garden tools lined up in a place of their own, bins to hold my potting soil, a work bench for puttering, shelves for display of my favorite things. It would be located at the end of a garden path.

  29. Sue
    June 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Love all the she sheds and I would use mine as you do for potting and displaying flowers, plants and dishes!! However our neighborhood does not allow sheds or outbuildings of any kind:( Have a great weekend Mary xo

  30. debbie Valentini
    June 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Shhh, don’t tell my Husband, but my shed is where I hide all my treasures that I cull from Estate Sales, Salvation Army, and any other treasure troves! If I need something, BINGO, my shed probably has the perfect thing hidden in the nooks and crannies. I love your shed and your blog….many times I find myself going back to revisit and enjoy your settings. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  31. June 9, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Oh, to have a She Shed! That would be such a wonderful opportunity to have additional displays and storage just like Mary. Of course, my talents may not match her’s but practice makes perfect, right? The book would be one to swoon over and I would love to read it again and again for ideas to incorporate in my home or perhaps a She Shed one day…
    Thanks!

    • Juliene Bramer
      June 9, 2017 at 8:19 am

      So pretty, yes, I have a shed…more garden than pretty but I do try to tweak and stage when I can. I use an old sewing machine cabinet for my potting bench, a shelf above with bird nests, watering cans, signs, etc.

    • Carolyn SImpson
      June 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      I would use my shed for gardening, reading, meditating, and sharing with a friend But at 83, I probably will only get to enjoy “she sheds” by turning pages in that wonderful book.

  32. Sara
    June 9, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I don’t have a shed but if I did I would “channel Mary” and indulge myself with the things I love. It would be my playhouse surrounded by the things that feed my soul. I grew up as small town girl from a relatively poor family but watched my mother make everything pretty with what she had. You always knew which was my mother’s dish at the church supper — ribbon sandwiches, radish roses. I found I loved doing the same. After moving around with the military and corporate jobs where my love of such things was satisfied, I again find myself in a small town where a sprig of parsley on a plate is considered “fancy.” When I discovered Home is Where the Boat Is, it was like finding an oasis in the desert. If I had a shed, I would be Mary

    • Eddi Reid
      June 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      I face moving to a condo, so no physical shed for me. But that doesn’t stop me dreaming and Mary, you have created something beautiful that inspires us all. Thank you for that. I have loved your Potting shed from Day One, following it’s life faithfully. There is a little bit of me living in there!

  33. Helen Olander-Frank
    June 9, 2017 at 8:07 am

    So love your ideas….so inspirational! My shed would be a gathering place for my girlfriends. A place of fun, lightness & total girlness, lol. My most favor part is taking the ideas & finding ways to bring a little inside ….just love to twigs & burlap for curtain rods!
    Thanks for much!

  34. Terri
    June 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Love your shed! If I had one it would definitely be a gardening shed – just a dressed up version. Congrats on being published!

  35. June 9, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I would love a she shed for a place to paint , to read, to display my bird houses, and to dream.

  36. Mayanna
    June 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I would turn my Shed into an art studio to be creative and crafty.

  37. June 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I have a large shed and just had a new roof put on you are very inspiring and I love the ideas I would make mine cozy with a spot to read and just get away in life we all need a little free and tranquil time 😊

  38. Dara
    June 9, 2017 at 8:35 am

    We did just make over our shed, which is now so fun and funky, inside is the mower and lawn equipment. Not quite a she shed. If I had my own, it would be my crafting spot!

  39. June 9, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I have never had a shed but I would use it to read and write and hide from the ironing.

    • June 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      You need to change the type of clothing that you are purchasing! I use to iron everything that I put on! Now, if it requires ironing, it stays on the rack. Yes, I do iron some, but very seldom!

  40. Janice F
    June 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Plans are in the making as I write this for a small shed for gardening. I moved into my farmhouse last April and have planted many flowers and vegetables since then, but really need a potting shed as there is no shade for me to do my potting…….I know I would find inspiration within these pages! Thanks for the chance to have this lovely book. Love your blog and I always look forward to your posts and lovely photos. Keep up the good work!

  41. Lanita Anderson
    June 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    If I had a “she shed”, I would use it for gardening and potting/repotting plants, as well as relaxing. Although, I have to say, after all of your pictures and great ideas, I would be tempted to use it for reading, and making beautiful tablescapes, not to mention displaying beautiful collections! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Happy Friday….

  42. Jacki Salinas
    June 9, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I live she sheds, and I adore yours! I would play house! And decorate! And dream! And decorate! And read! And decorate!

  43. June 9, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Surrounded by vintage gardening books, treasured family took, and a random croquet set, I would set up my triloom in the SheShed so I coukd weave anongst the chirping birds and sweet snelling flowers. And absolutely a small cloth covered table with a sweaty, delicious pitcher of ice tea!

  44. sandi
    June 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Wow – what a lovely book!! I don’t have a she shed but I do have a she room for my fiber love! I’m sure that book has great ideas on how to make my space even more special. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

  45. June 9, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Your shed looks beautiful in the pages of that book. If I had a She Shed, I’d absolutely use it for crafting and for nurturing plants. All of my design projects could spill into the shed and the creativity would flow non-stop :)

  46. June 9, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I would use it as my prayer closet, to garden and simply hang out and relax…etc.

  47. Sandy Park
    June 9, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I’ve wanted a she shed ever since I’ve been looking at yours. It would be my escape to the beach, since I live in the mountains of New Mexico. I’d decorate it in coastal and get to use all my coastal dishes, flamingos and starfish. It’d be my escape and a place to do my cross stitching and reading. I might even try painting some of Jenna’s (Painted Apron) simple ideas. Hope I win a copy of this wonderful book, so I can drool over other she sheds.

  48. Nancy Bednar
    June 9, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I would absolutely use a “she shed” for gardening, displaying, reading, but best of all dreaming! Filling a little space with everything that makes me smile predicts a happy day! Love the book and would treasure….

  49. Alice
    June 9, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Have wanted a She Shed for most of my life but haven’t been blessed with one YET. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll move back to North Carolina where hopefully I’ll have enough room in the garden to have my dream She Shed where I’ll paint to my hearts content. One of my other pleasures is serving tea and scones. My girlfriends in North Carolina would love relaxing in the She Shed with tea and a little painting instructions. Thank you for the offer.

  50. Kate H.
    June 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Another place to call sanctuary. A place to relax and feel the difference. A she-shed. Yes, please.

  51. Kym
    June 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I built my 12X16 “She Shed” to enclose my well and have a little space to pot and plant… I find I stuff more things in it like yard tools these days. I may have to build another one just for me! Your “she shed” is ab absolute dream and one that I aspire to have in my future….

  52. Marlene sullivan
    June 9, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I do have a “garden shed” and it is just that. I keep all my flower pots, garden implements and anything else pertaining to the garden. I have always dreamed about making it into a she shed, something like yours. I love the way you have yours decorated. Mine looks better on the outside than inside. I have flowers planted all around my shed with a stone walkway to it. I would love to finish and decorate the inside. Would love to win the book, I’m sure it would give me some ideas as to what I could do with mine. Also I love your blog, look forward to reading it every day.

  53. Wendy
    June 9, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I adore the idea of a she shed and have been enjoying yours for quite some time now via the Internet. I love plants and books. I would use my shed for gardening and relaxation while reading. My little yorkies and I would stretch out in a cozy chair and read after a long morning of digging in the dirt.

  54. Wren
    June 9, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I have a she shed of sorts, but it is mainly on the outside. Inside is where the mower and gardening equipment is stored in addition to pots and yard art in the winter. Each year I make it more she and this year I am making curtains for the windows. The most fun is during the winter holidays when I turn it into a Gingerbread House. Tried changing my avatar to that picture to give you a glimpse. I would love to have a copy of the book, for inspiration. Thank you and have a blessed day.

  55. Sue Hartzell
    June 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I would love to have my own potting shed to store my gardening supplies and, of course, to decorate. It would look so cute on our property. If I owned this book, I could spend hours planning my own space. Or should I say fantasizing?

  56. Nadine Law
    June 9, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I have a She-Shed that we had built for us in 2001 and I love it. It is an anchor for all my gardening obsessions and holds my garden collectibles. It is so wonderful to be able to display my collections in a garden setting and be able to have my working tools close at hand. Although I do use it for potting it is also a great respite at the end of the day for a glass of wine. Love your decorating and obsolutely am there with you on having a place to play and be creative.

    My potting shed is the one that was featured on the cover of Country Gardens magazine that was the inspiration for your shed. I have been following your blog since stumbling on it via Pinterest. It has been inspiring to see the progression over the years.

  57. Donna
    June 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I don’t have a shed but if I did it would be cozy and comfortable with an overstuffed chair and ottoman where I could sit and read. Or watch the birds and squirrels and ponder life. Or veg out. I would collect all sorts of things to put inside, all garden and animal related. Sivh.

  58. June 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I would absolutely love a gardening she-shed for potting, gardening tool storage, etc. I’m hoping to live along the Gulf some day (soon?) and would decorate in a beachy theme. Of course, a couple of Adirondack chairs and a small table to set my glass of wine on would be the perfect addition! Pick me!

  59. Bonnie Bee
    June 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I had a “doll house” when I was very young.. so IF… I had a SHE SHED today.. it would be my OASIS to escape the frantic world that surrounds us.. I always felt like I had escaped to another world, as a child, when I entered my own little hideaway… I could decorate it anyway i wanted with no comments or repercussions.. and that doll house was in constant flux from an ice cream parlor, to a hospital, to a restaurant, to a dress shop.. oh to be a dreamed filled child again!!!!

  60. Linda
    June 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Everytime you share your “She Shed” I find something different to enjoy, you make the world a more beautiful place with your talent, I would love to share the book with my friends and dream a bit. I especially love you little white friends, I have one and he is my very best friend.

  61. Sue VanderVeen
    June 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I have a she shed that was just built for me! I’m getting ready for displaying a lot of my different finds and also changing things out for the seasons. Living in the midwest makes that exciting! I have a work bench for crafting, and just want to take time to unwind and read, listen to music, look at my flower garden, and listen to the birds. Busy women need a little time out, and this is the perfect place for me. Love looking at your posts! So inspirational!

  62. bamacarol
    June 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I think my she shed would act as a library. Walls and walls of books along with some comfy chairs and lamps for reading at all hours. Maybe some soft music, a nice library table for research and a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign for the front door!

  63. Patricia
    June 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

    My sister dreams of a “she shed” to call her own. Actually her whole house is a she shed… I’d love to win a copy of the book for her. So we both can drool over it together.

  64. June 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

    How I would love to have one (a shed and the book!). I would use it solely for contemplation.

  65. Donna C
    June 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I don’t have a “she shed” but I would love to have one! If I did, I would decorate it with all of my sea finds and comfortable cozy furnishings!

  66. Janice K.
    June 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I have a ‘she shed’ which also has a lovely patio cover built on the end. The shed portion is used to house garden tools, etc., but the patio for my wrought iron couch and cushions. I also use a hand made chair that my dad made, which we always refer to as the THROWN..smiles…I am currently in the process of preparing it for summer use, by planting adjacent areas and lots of pots, and pulling out my huge crock (used as a table), vintage stool, vintage nail kegs (also table tops!). I have a lovely sign in the background that says ‘Horses for Sale’. Last year I had a nesting pair of wrens in my small decorative birdhouse. That really added to the magic! Love it out there…

  67. June 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I don’t have a “she shed”, because I live in Greece and we don’t use them. Women in my country usually have craft rooms. BUT… when I look at “she shed” photos I dream of one of my own. I’m a retirement navy officer and I have plenty of time. I would use it as a library, with lots of books and reading lamps. “She shed” is a room where every woman could relax and dream!

  68. Joanna B VonBergen
    June 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I absolutely love your She-Shed and have wanted my own every since I first started following your blog. Well, we moved last year and now I have a shed that I’m working on to make it my own. I will definitely be using it for gardening.

  69. Jamie from Kentucky
    June 9, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Good morning Mary, what a fun book!! I do not have a she shed but only dream of such a delight. I think of the decorations..loving me some buffalo check curtains and hydragernia with perfect red geraniums to greet you at the front door( barn door , of course.) Sadie Bell and Earl my two constant companions while Mr. Hubby is at work would help with the look as they lounge on the wooden porch floor. I would start my collection of clay pots and add to my collection of watering cans. Thanks for the morning daydream and the opportunity to win this cute book. Tell Chloe and Gracie good morning from Sadie and Earl!!!

  70. Cyndi Raines
    June 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

    We built our gardening shed about 18 years ago and I do share it with the riding lawn mower, garden cart, power washer and wheel barrow. But the other half is mine! It is a real working garden shed, even in my half but I do have a metal shelf where I have my display of abandon nests and bird houses. I have a corner to place my flower pots in the winter and a small roll top desk that I found by the side of the road. It is so cute with little drawers inside. Hubby had to brace the legs and fix it up a bit, but it is perfect for the shed. I also have a long 4 shelf wooden unit that is filling up with baskets, vases, and ball jars. Now that I’m retired, I’ve added a flower bed in the front to connect to the bed off to the side and have repainted her porch. I’ve also just added a brown wicker rocking chair with red cushions and it adds so much charm. I can’t wait to actually “relax” and sit in it! ha. My hubby keeps saying, you are going move into her one day! He sees how much joy she brings me and even said maybe we could move things around in the garage and put the riding lawn mower in there! wow! I caught him sitting in my rocker the other day and he gave a big smile of approval. My shed is white with green trim and green porch and green batten shutters with a pine tree cut-out. I have double doors that open like french doors, but only the top half has the windows. I wish my one window would open but it doesn’t, I would like to change that one day. LOVE YOUR BLOG, the Fur babies, recipes, the tablescapes, boating pictures, and of course the Wonderful She Shed!. Love ya Mary!

  71. June 9, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I don’t have a she-shed, Mary, but have my pergola covered patio with my little waterfall. I use it for having my lunch, and for a special spot for praying. Your darling potting shed always inspires me and puts a happy smile on my face.

  72. Ann Butler
    June 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I would use it as a crafting room but of course have a nice place to sit and read also. Maybe even take naps from time to time. To have a quiet place all to my self would be lovely!

  73. June 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I would love a She Shed to dream in, read, sew, plant, just whatever my heart desires–
    “Wouldn’t it be loverly.”

  74. Jan
    June 9, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I do not have a she shed but would love having one for crafting, gardening and meditating. I am a fairly recent widow and leaving my long-time home in Florida to move to Georgia where my daughter lives with her husband and 11 year old son. We are going to build a multi-generational home so having a she-shed would give me a place to call my very own and a private get away when I need it.

  75. June 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I do have a potting shed that my DH built for me! Oddly enough, I decided not to plant flowers in my window boxes this Summer. Instead I used my huge collection of Conch shells to fill them. I haven’t had good luck with my flowers during the hot Summer months here, so I think I will be adding some drought tolerant succulents. I love my flowers so I have placed them in shaded areas in pots to give me some color for the Summer! I’m hoping to decorate my potting shed like some of those pictured here. I love your photography! You capture everything I want to see, especially the close ups! Have a wonderful Summer!

  76. Lynn
    June 9, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Thank u for the wonderful read every day. I look forward to your posts. We are in the process of purchasing a lake lot to retire on in the next few years. When I think about having a She Shed, yours is the first one I’ve ever seen and I love the happy colors and the way you decorate. I think if I’m able to be lucky enough to build one, I’d love to have my good friends of 30+ years over and just relax, sip sweet tea, munch on some great appetizers, look through pretty magazines, and talk about our precious grand babies! Anything that makes them happy. They’re worth it. We’ve been through a lot together! 💕

  77. Theresa Keller
    June 9, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I have a shed, but it is not a she-shed, but you have inspired me to work on it and make it special. Love your blog, thank you for all the fun ideas and recipes. I live in Charlotte so feel like we are neighbors!

  78. June 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I have a shed—not yet a She Shed, but we are working on it. Grins, Sandi–you know your shed is my favorite, as I have said many times before.

  79. June 9, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I call my green house my she shed. It’s my little escape at the end of every day to just go and be quiet with the plants! Thanks for a fun giveaway & the constant inspiration with your shed posts! :)

  80. June 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I don’t, but I’d love to have a little room of my own to get away and read or putter.

  81. Rosie
    June 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I would love to enter your fun giveaway. I always find inspiration in all of your posts about your shed as well as
    all the great recipe’s you share. I do not have a She Shed as of yet, just a little potting bench where I pot and propagate all of my plants. I love container gardening and crafting. I have collected a few French doors and some windows for my future She Shed. My husband knows how much I love my plants and crafting and he told me just the
    other day that he wants to build me a green house…I corrected him and said NO Honey!, a She Shed is what I need.
    I lost a lot of plants this past winter so he knows I need this She Shed. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.
    Have a great day!

  82. Stephanie Lane
    June 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    We are working on building my she shed. I’m very excited, I’ve been collecting old windows and doors for several years and have incorporated them into the shed. I want to use it for gardening and entertaining. We are also beekeepers and I’m hoping to keep the bee stuff in it also.
    I keep getting great ideas from your shed. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  83. Marian
    June 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I did have a “she” shed for a while. My husband had built our daughters a “playhouse” but wisely built it adult height and made it large enough for a table and chairs, a counter for serving, display, potting, etc. After my girls had left the nest, I turned it into what I called “The Potting Shed” and had themed ladies lunches inside, big enough for four ladies. We had a high old time, eating, laughing and enjoying the company and decorations and of course, sweet tea!! I left it in its natural state and did not add air conditioning, but it is now gracing my daughters yard for her daughter to use as a playhouse and it has a window unit in it. After all, we live in Louisiana and she can use it year round. I just love looking at your pictures and watch your blog continually. I love that you let us know where you are finding a lot of your items that you use in your pictures. Keep it coming!! Wonderful inspiration!!

  84. June 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations Mary. How wonderful to have your She Shed in a book.

    I have always wanted a She Shed one to put all the lovely things I have collected over the years in there and decorate as you do. I love how you change it out for the different seasons and holidays, If I won I would happy dance down the street.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Mary

  85. June 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I have She Shed envy and would so love to have one in my back yard. I make and sell custom wreaths, floral arrangements and custom cemetery arrangements. I would make mine into a display area/store and add some of my many collected items. I love your shelf under the window that we often drool over. Your photography skills are what makes everything so beautiful.
    Yes, I would love to have a copy of the She Sheds book. Maybe in our wildest dreams, one day She Sheds will give away a shed.

  86. Linda
    June 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’ve never had one but thought I’d love to have one ! Would like to play in the dirt on a potting shed bench, and even set inside and look at lovely books like this one !

  87. Ruth Holt
    June 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Mary, your shed is the best! Don’t think I have ever seen one that I like better. I do not have one and won’t ever be able to. However, I can enjoy yours as you are so sweet to share your pictures. I would love to have a shed to decorate and to use for gardening. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and your precious puppies with us all.

  88. Kathleen Liedka
    June 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I was blessed to be able to have a custom build “she” shed by our local Omish craftsman last year. It is a dream come true. I have been spending this spring organizing and decorating it to be my place of respite. I use it for all of my gardening treasures. Inside I have precious items such as a few birdhouses my dad made me…I am an avid (beginner) backyard birder and love to collect items with my favorite birds on them. I am in the process of landscaping the outside with all my favorite flowers. I have build a memory garden on one side of it where I plant all the plants that my loved once enjoyed. I find your shed and blogs so inspiring and have gotten a lot of great ideas from you, Mary. I am so impressed by your talents and all the beautiful items that adorn your shed. Enjoy the beautiful seasons decorating your “she” shed and congratulations to have your photos in such a wonderful book. Blessings, happy gardening

  89. June 9, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve just found your blog, and I’ve fallen in love with your she shed. I have a woodsy backyard in Wisconsin filled with perennials. If I had a shed, I’d make it a quaint little place to write. I’ve just celebrated 20 years as a self-employed freelance writer, and I often write outside in my garden. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I’ll visit often :)

  90. Kathi
    June 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I have a playhouse that was designed by Southern Living. I bought it several years ago and had the “door” enlarged so an adult could enter. I had electricity installed for lights and a ceiling fan. It has a little front porch with window boxes and a total of 4 windows on 3 sides.. Presently it is painted a light purple with lots white trim. First I decorated the interior in shabby chic and it was a “get away” with lots of comfy chairs for reading/resting/dreaming. Eventually I used it as a place to make my wreaths, unfortunately my crafts supplies became too numerous. Presently it houses my overflow of seasonal decorations. No matter what goes on inside my little house, it still is cute as a bugs year! I would dearly love to receive a copy of She Sheds. I plan on retiring soon and I want to play in my little house/shed once again!

  91. Susie
    June 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Because my house lacks storage the shed in the back was originally built for that purpose. When the children were growing up it stored sporting equipment, bicycles, etc. We also need to store lawn equipment. Now that they are grown up and the yard work is hired done I would like to pretty it up for me. It sounds like this book would give me a lot of nice ideas.

  92. Susie
    June 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations!! Well deserved recognition. My dream is a greenhouse with a proper potting shed–too much potting soil on the kitchen counter this year!!

  93. Anita Napier
    June 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I would love to have a “She Shed”! I could read and dream of everything I want to do before I die. I turn 60 this year and it seems my life is work and taking care of family. God has truly blessed me! But I would like to have one full week in a she shed all by myself do what I want to do. Read, sew, plan my gardens, and write. Everyone who has a she shed, enjoy!

  94. Linda Cunningham
    June 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I “accidentally” came upon your blog one evening while searching the internet for work. I have been religiously been following you for 2 years now and have enjoyed each week. I do not have a she shed, but yours has made me dream about one and hope that some day I could see that dream come true. What an inspiration! I afraid my husband would have to come searching for me, if I actually had one. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing a small part of yourself each week and encouraging and inspiring us to greater heights of creativity.

  95. Leslie Witt
    June 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I have a she-shed, but it’s still got a long way to go before it looks anything like yours! I have crafting and gardening supplies inside and want to set up a seating area and potting bench outside. Surrounded by plants and flowers, of course!

  96. Becky
    June 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    If I were lucky enough to have a She Shed, I would use it for potting flowers, crafting and displaying some of my vintage finds. Maybe even a comfy chair for reading. Of course, it would be great to have the additional storage for all my gardening things. The book looks beautiful. Thank you the chance at the giveaway. I so enjoy your blog.

  97. Gabriele I Segletes
    June 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Ah, a “SHE SHED!”. I would use it as a sweet little room for making flower arrangements and house my many, many vases for doing so. It would also have a little table and two comfy wicker chairs for when I want to retreat from the noise of the family and sit with a friend and have a little tea party. So many other ideas, too numerous to count!!

  98. Jenny Young
    June 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I have a shed but it’s NOT magazine worthy. New siding is on the list though & I’m hoping it will be much cuter after a little upkeep. I’d love to win a book for some ideas to use!

  99. Karenann
    June 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    It is a dream of mine to have a she shed. I love gardening and having a special place, like a she shed, to enjoy gardening and make creations with flowers is, without a doubt, something I would love to do!

  100. Teresa Morton
    June 9, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Mary,
    I love your blog and your potting shed. I’m continually awed by your creativity and thank you for sharing with us.
    I do not have a potting shed, but I do have a potting bench :).i would use the book to dream and to help my sister create a little oasis in our Dad’s old shop. (She moved in with him when our mother passed to help care for him and prevent too much loneliness.) As wonderful as Dad is, I think she would enjoy the solitude offered by creating a She Shed-a little getaway in the backyard.

  101. Marty K
    June 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Would love to have a “she shed”…I would use it for a potting place for all my plants!

  102. Karen Foldy
    June 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I am not fortunate to have a she shed but would love to have one! I would put all my treasures in there….china, bird cages, books, and all my packed-away lovelies that I don’t get to enjoy now. Love your shed and know you enjoy it. I would probably move in too!

  103. Tammy Coulbourne
    June 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I don’t have a she shed, but if I did I would fill it with the most femine, puffy chair I could find and fill it with fresh flowers using all the bases I have accumulated through the years, and piles and piles of books and gardening magazines.

    • Tammy Coulbourne
      June 9, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Let me try this again! I don’t have a she shed, but if I did, I would fill it with the most feminine, puffy chair I could find, then fill the shed with fresh flowers using all the vases I have accumulated through the years, and with piles and piles of books and gardening magazines. 🌸🌼💐📚📚📚💐🌼🌸

  104. June 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Oh, Mary, if I had a She Shed I would use it as my “grown-up play house”. When I was a child, my dad generously gave me his tool shed which was a small space off the garage. It had two windows and a tall built in table. I can’t begin to tell you how many hours my best friend and I spent fixing up our “house” and playing in it. I think it would be fun to have a special “house” to do as you do with holidays, collections, and creative styling. No good spot for one, but I’d love to have a copy of this book to dream and fill my imagination with She Shed ideas!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  105. Barbara
    June 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Mary, I so enjoy your blog. Each and every post is such a visual treat. I don’t have a she-shed but maybe some day I will….sigh…. Mine would be a working she-shed but also a place to read, putter and maybe a little place to nap. I would love the opportunity to win a copy of the book and am so happy for you that you and your cozy cottage (aka She-Shed) are featured.

  106. Debbie Shumaker
    June 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Well you have inspired me to have a she-shed. My handy dandy husband will be building soon! I’ve been collecting all kinds of great finds for my she-she’d and can’t wait to do all kinds of crafting, reading, relaxing, and gardening. Good luck to who ever wins this great book!

  107. Deborah
    June 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    If I had a she shed, I would use it for crafting and a place to relax.

  108. Laura Kent
    June 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I currently don’t have a She Shed, but I would love one. I would make it my creative space where I would have a cozy nook filled with my crochet and knitting g projects. Then a spot for painting as well. I would love a copy of this book for inspiration. These She Sheds are just lovely and so whimsical.

  109. Gloria
    June 10, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Over the years my husband and I have moved three sheds to our property because I just adore them. Currently I have a shed that we moved from my grandparents farm. I call it my garden shed and I house my vintage gardening goodies in it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

  110. June 10, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Congrats on being featured Mary! I know you enjoy your shed and we enjoy seeing how you decorate it:@)

  111. Vikki
    June 10, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Mary, I have always thought every thing you post on your blog should be in a book or magazine. As a matter of fact you could have several books just publishing your historic blog pictures. If I had a She Shed I would love to make it as beautiful as you have made yours. Vikki in VA

  112. June 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    You are so lucky to have your very own She Shed, Mary, a grown up doll house for you to play with and enjoy!! How I would love to have my very own spot to create and get away, {especially now that my husband retired!} It would have to have AC though and no bugs allowed!! I have loved watching your Potting Shed change and grow over the past 5 years through all theTLC you and your husband have put into it. I can’t imagine why your She Shed is not on the cover of that book, I can’t imagine that any of the others measure up to yours! This weekend I am playing in my pretend She Shed, my studio, which is actually a wing of my kitchen, but this weekend no one else is around and I can paint away undisturbed! Lovely giveaway Mary, you are so generous!
    Jenna

  113. June 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I have two She Sheds! One for gardening and one for crafting…they both fill me with peacefulness and creativity. Having one’s own space is so rewarding! I would love to have a copy of this book and to read about all the beautiful She Sheds out there. Love yours to the moon and back. So beautiful and enchanting! xo

  114. Denise Paller
    June 10, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Oh I would love a She Shed! It would have an area for gardening of course but also a cozy corner with a comfy chair to read and relax! And room for my dogs since they follow me everywhere! I would be in it a lot :)

  115. June 10, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I would love a She Shed, I have an old tin storage shed that is falling apart and has holes in the roof so I have to cover it with tarps to keep the rain out, I want to have a wooden, roomy one to use for a little storage, a studio for painting and pottery and gardening, I really like the double door look. My space is a little limited, but I will find a way. I enjoy your blog.

  116. Beth
    June 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Over the top gorgeousness! I’ve got a collection of old windows I hope to make into a greenhouse/shed one of these days. Love seeing the inspirational photos!

  117. Darlene Gardner
    June 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    If I had a she shed, (which I really do want!) I would use it as a place to be off to myself. It would include items from my mother’s home that are special to me (like my baby crib, which was hers as well) and other vintage items. Of course I would share it with friends and family, on an invitation basis! I keep saying “that would look so good in my she shed!” whenever I spot a great deal or unique item. Love your gardening shed!

  118. Nonie
    June 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I have a shed that came with the property. Not a cute ‘she shed’ but it could be with help from the book. I often stare at it and try to picture what an asset it could be to the property if only it was a real She shed. I am constantly here looking at your shed. I would love to win a book!!
    Nonie

  119. JAN
    June 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I would Love to own a copy of SHE SHED!!! have been dreaming of owning my own She Shed one day. Love reading all of your blogs. You are truly talented and have inspired me to be a better Tablescaper. Thanks Jan:-)

  120. June 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Mary! I always enjoy reading your blogs and especially like your potting shed posts. Congratulations on being featured in “She Sheds!” We are in the process of converting our storage shed into a “She Shed” and I am anticipating happy hours of decorating, creating garden vignette’s, sewing, crafting, potting and puttering about! 🌹🏡🌹

  121. Nancy g
    June 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I do have a she shed! It’s a garage that hubby used for woodworking but has turned the ownership over to me. I’m having fun making it my own potting shed. I love to garden and decorate it. That’s why I’m always drooling over yours. I would love to have this book. Please enter me in your gracious drawing. Nancy

  122. Amy K
    June 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Like everyone else here I love your she shed and would love to have one of my own. I think every woman needs a place that’s just hers. My shed would be used for crafting, reading and contemplating life – talking to my God. All of the things mentioned by everyone here are healthy and help use to keep our lives on track. I wish we could all have one.

  123. Paula
    June 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    ~Mary~
    With your talent, I truly understand why you are in the book!!
    I keep hoping someday my brother in law will build me a “she Shed” but after my sister past away, I am not going to bother him with it. Soooo if I had that “she Shed” I would definitely love dressing her up with all the things I have collect thur the years !!! and just enjoy relaxing with a glass of tea after working in the flowers ! I know we ourselves stand in the way of our own dreams ! :)
    Thanks Mary for all you do !
    Paula
    IN

  124. Donna
    June 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Wow, a feast for the eyes. If I only had a “she shed”, it would be a place to dream & garden & create. A place to create without using the kitchen table or the living room floor. Oh, what fun that would be. Dr. Seuss & a Henry David Thoreau kind of place. We all appreciate being asked.

  125. Heather S
    June 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Such a lovely post! I am blessed to have a She Shed. It’s a multipurpose light-filled studio that I use for my painting, yoga and reading and relaxing. It is a game changer…a life changer. I wish all women could have one. Would be over the moon to win a book! xoxo

  126. keshakeke
    June 11, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I have never had a She Shed. I just recently moved to the beach and would adore a new She Shed in my backyard! This would be great fun and inspiration!

  127. Becky Reavis
    June 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Definitely for crocheting and reading. Yours is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  128. Denise Johnson
    June 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I would love to have a she shed one day. I would use it for relaxing, reading, and a nice place to do my crafts.

  129. Rose Marie
    June 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Hi,
    I would love to have my own little “getaway” space in the form of a she-shed! Read my books and magazines, plan my holiday designing and create the crafts that I love to make. Doesn’t everyone long for that special place she can escape to and call her own! What a great gift to give oneself or to someone else. I long for the serenity and charm of my very own she-shed. I love your different posts, and I have to admit, I envy the beautiful dishes and novelties you have in your she-shed! Beautiful!

  130. Trish
    June 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Mary–Your shed was one of the first she sheds I came upon. Have been watching all your changes and still admire what you are so lucky to do. I don’t have a she shed. Would like to some day! I would enjoy using it for many different things; Gardening of course, puttering, crafting, what have you! Trish

  131. June 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I so love reading and visiting your blog. You inspire me to want to do more with decorating, gardening and cooking. Your shed makes me bug my husband for my own. It’s on my top ten list of things I’m trying to work on. My she shed,in my mind would look like the perfect place to have all the extras that I collect and a place to sit down read and relax. Keep up the wonderful work you do that entertains so many want-to-bees.

  132. m'lin
    June 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Oh my she shed would look just like yours. Only hope one day to have one to enjoy as you do yours!
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  133. Debra
    June 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    There would be lots of reading in my she shed if I had one. Coffee and a book in the morning and a cocktail and book in the afternoon.

  134. June 12, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Love the Bottle Tree and have a perfect (unintentional) Morning Glory patch to place it in! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  135. joan riker
    June 12, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Love your “She Shed”and its beautiful lake home. And thanks for the bottle tree and morning glories; they remind me of childhood. Mary you are a treasure !

  136. Julie Johnson
    June 12, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Thank you so much for the all of your wonderful whimsical designs. I really enjoy opening the emails from you and always leave your website feeling inspired and happy. Congratulations on being included in the She Sheds book. You truly deserve it :)
    Blessings to you and yours-
    Julie Johnson

  137. Cindy
    June 12, 2017 at 8:25 am

    What an honor to be included in this lovely book!! And you deserve it!! I read your blog everyday and love everything about it! I can’t tell you how many of your recipes and entertaining ideas I have used for my friends and family…you make me look like I have talent❤️

  138. gardenannie
    June 12, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I have a potting shed which I share with my husband and his tools. I am trying to make it more “she” so “he” will build his own. My idea is not going as planned. Sigh!

  139. Juliene Bramer
    June 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Love your posts

  140. Nancy
    June 12, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Your she shed is so inviting! I would love to have one to decorate for the seasons and here in Kansas we get all four in all their glory! The problem would be getting my husband to not take it over and use it for wintering all of his plants!!

  141. June 12, 2017 at 8:44 am

    If I had a she-shed I would be convinced I had died and gone to heaven! I would use it to create: my blog, short stories, journal, tablescapes, flower arrangements, crafts. I would have tea parties and wine tastings. I would meditate and pray. I’m sure I would find any number if other things to do there. The first thing I would do, however, is to invite my husband in and we would have coffee together. Coffee time is our shared pleasure of the day when we catch up and relax together.
    Congratulations on your she-shed being featured in this book. It is a lovely space.

  142. Judy from Maine
    June 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    A she shed…hummm…if I had one, I’d fill it with quilts, maybe even a wood stove so I could cozy up under all those quilts on a cold winter day and dream of the summer to come.

  143. Roxanne
    June 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    You inspire me and make my heart happy with every post! Thank you!!

  144. Aunt Nancy
    June 12, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I also have a bottle tree in my flower garden. My shed needs more personality!

  145. Vicki Macina
    June 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I would love to have a she shed to putter and pot for my beautiful cottage flower beds. I started them from scratch and they are my getting away from everything, my freedom from stress, my babies. Most were started from seeds or small plants that I have divided. I now supply my neighbors with flowers for their gardens. There were. no gardens in my neighborhood before I moved I and now they are up and down our entire block…..my old shed that I had has fallen down and I hope to get a new one soon and elaborate on some new designs….you are an inspiration. I love your posts, you have so many great ideas!

  146. Peggy Kuppers
    June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

    If I had a shed to use as my own, there would be no end of things I could do there! Plants of course and lots of crafts. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  147. Carolyn Price
    June 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

    No surprise your shed was selected, Mary!! It is absolutely darling and all of your posts soothe the weary soul. I love your garden-foodie-boating blog. Thanks for this giveaway! How very sweet of you. <3

  148. Ellen Kirstein
    June 12, 2017 at 9:48 am

    If I had a she shed, I think I would try to cram my book club inside for one of our great, animated discussions! I might also include my electric keyboard and make it a small music studio…hey a girl can dream, right?

  149. June 12, 2017 at 9:55 am

    So beautiful! I can tell you enjoy every square inch of it and I don’t blame you one bit!

  150. Winette Jeffery
    June 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I was just cherishing my own Virginia Morning Glories this morning as they greeted my day… wisps of purple majesty on the vine! They returned as volunteers as a gift to me this spring! They are climbing the stake and strings provided to grow midst the new wimsy of a garden sign that my husband bought for us:
    “We are so EXCITED ABOUT THE GARDEN we wet our plants!” Thanks for your wonderful and continued inspirations! Blessings to all readers…

  151. Carole Klopschinski
    June 12, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Your posts always make my day! I love your Shed and the inspiring ways you decorate it. Congratulations in being included in this great book. Keep those creative juices flowing and thanks for sharing with all of us.

  152. Michle Machala
    June 12, 2017 at 10:17 am

    It has been a dream of mine for years to have my own she shed. My own place to decorate and dream. Thank you for the chanc to win a copy.

  153. June 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I absolutely adore your little She Shed! We’ve collected many different kinds of Windows, doors, old barn wood and building supplies to one day build our own She Shed…that day can’t come soon enough! We recently retired and its on the “to-do” list along with just catching our breath after 30 years in telecommunications and a busy medical practice.
    Your adorable She Shed is my true inspiration for a place of my own someday and if I were to be the lucky recipient of this book, I would be in heaven!
    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

  154. June 12, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Oh how I would LOVE to win a copy of this! It would have a place of honor on my coffee table! Your recognition is SO well deserved!!!

  155. June 12, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Disregard last comment as I for got to say, I have never had a She Shed but WISH I had. I would not be allowed to have one here, HOA rules:( If I could I sure would! I would use it for potting, collections, tablescapes etc. like you do. Also a little get away space. Thanks for the chance, Mary!!!

  156. Janet
    June 12, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Dreaming of a shed…..
    Love yours
    So if I had a shed I would fashion it after a Swedish
    Cottage… Bright blues and yellow!!!
    It would be my snow flake watching, journal writing,
    Reading and paper crafting
    Hideaway!!! With many flowers to play in!!! Fun fun!!

  157. Jo Krasner
    June 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Love your shed and posts. Now I’m after a bottle tree and hopefully in the very near future a “She Shed” so I can do all of the wonderful things you mentioned. You certainly have a talent for decorating, tablescapes and photography.

  158. June 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Great post today. Several things popped out at me viewing them again and it was enjoyable. Your shed has been enjoyed by all of us for years and you constantly inspire.
    I was fortunate to win the book from Hospitality Designs and think your shed is the best one featured. How wonderful it has done so well it has been reprinted.

  159. SUSAN W
    June 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Wow! What an honor. I would love to have one just to decorate and hide away in. It’s so much fun to be surrounded by things you love…with no necessities around 😀 🤞🤞🤞Thanks for the opportunity.

  160. Jan Froelicher
    June 12, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I love your blog and so look forward to receiving all the wonderful, inspiring photos that you send out. Your Potting shed has fueled my imagination and sparked full blown shed envy!
    If I had a she shed it would be the place I have dreamed of on the occasions that I have let my mind run wild with the “what if” possibilities.
    I see a place with windows and french doors to let in as much natural light as possible. A sky light in the ceiling would be heavenly, to see the beautiful sky by day; the stars at night, and hear the soft patter of rain drops.
    A writers retreat where creativity would flourish, embraced by trees and flowers. A quiet space, surrounded by nature, lending itself to all my creative fancies, painting, crafting, gardening, and just quietly listening to birds. A special place for me, with a designated snuggle cushion for my Rat terrier, Noelle. Pure bliss.

  161. June 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Wow! I sure do love your garden shed! You have the cutest little corner of the blog world! Coming over from Pam’s Gardens Galore Link Party!

  162. Melissa G.
    June 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    My She Shed would be a woman’s garden shed! Bright, attractive storage guaranteed to support my love for nature with supplies close at hand for potting, repotting and inspiring. I’ve got an acre to mow, trim and keep beautiful and the garage is a rabbit warren of scattered supplies, clutter from other projects, cars, mower, yard tools, soil bags and amendments. Frustrating and sad the minute I walk in and an uphill climb to garden love.

  163. June 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Mary, it is a pleasure to come back to this post again! Long before I ever started blogging, I was pinning your gorgeous photos. My hubby still plans to build a potting shed, at least it is on his “to do” projects! But, I can dream in your stunning shed! Thanks so much for linking up with my first Garden Galore party.

  164. Holly D.
    June 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Mary,
    I currently do not have a “She Shed,” but have been truly longing for one for years now. My oldest daughter had a small plastic play house which she outgrew, so I pretended it was a little cottage, until I realized it was not very fun, since no one could actually fit in it. Anyway, I have been looking at “She Sheds” on websites until my eyes have glazed over. I have even gone to Lowe’s to check out the prices of pre-made sheds. To this day, I am still longing for a “She Shed” of my own where I could dream, create, imagine, garden, hold tea parties, sit with my husband/family, and maybe someday host garden parties for the little ones. I put in a hold request at my local library for the She Shed book by Erika Kotite, and am waiting patiently for it. I would be thrilled to have a copy of my own. Your “She Shed” is absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you for the opportunity. :)

  165. Kay Hogan
    June 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I love “Home is where the Boat is. I would love to have a little shed at my raised beds. Good place for keeping my garden tools and I love to putter with decorating……need a place for my goodwill treasures!! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  166. June 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I think the only way to have a garden shed is for it to be a she-shed! I would love one someday and I would decorate it to reflect my personality and redecorate it every season. I would love it to be big enough to pot plants in, have an overstuffed chair to read in, and to have girlfriend time in. Yours has so much inspiration for all of the above!

  167. Janice K
    June 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I would so enjoy a “she-shed”! I would use it traditionally (potting, etc…) but also as a getaway. Your shed is so very inspirational! I have showed many friends and relatives your lovely blog and all are as impressed as I.

  168. Sue Bingeman
    June 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Sadly I do not have a she shed but would love one! I would use it to “play” with my plants and arrange flowers as well as storage for my garden toys.

  169. Bonnie
    June 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    What a lovely book! It would be a wonderful coffee table book in a garden room. Your shed surely deserverd a spot in it. I always love seeing the changes you make in your “she” shed. If I had one it would be quite similiar to yours.

  170. June 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Love your shed! The rain chain of watering pots is so unique and charming. I’m glad you are published as all you do is so inspirational!

  171. Ann Dillman
    June 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Wonderful pictures! A potting shed is being planned and I have used your little gal as inspiration plenty. Mine will be for gardening and of course puttering and playing. The porch area will be for relaxing and reading and enjoying a spot of tea with friends. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog!

  172. Shelley Trunnell
    June 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    If I had one I would model it after yours. I love your she shed. I would use it for everything you mentioned and for entertaining friends. Thanks for the beauty you share on your blog

  173. Lisa Harris
    June 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    My She Shed would be my She Sanctuary! Could so see myself relaxing with a good book (on She Sheds of course) sitting on the front porch with a glass of lemonade :) Thanks for providing such beautiful images to make my day!

  174. Penny
    June 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Love Love Love, She Sheds, Don’t have one Yet, But that’s in my future. Will use it as an escape to read, craft & lots of other wonderful things.Thanks!!!

  175. Alyson Cutshall
    June 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I adore your She Shed, and I would love to have a playhouse of my own! As the Mommy to a precious (but very stinky and rambunctious) little boy, I would fill it with breakable lovelies that belonged to my Nana. (Currently, these heirlooms are put away for safety). 😊

  176. Mildred Hoppe
    June 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I love your morning glories.

  177. Teresa Dillon
    June 13, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I do not have a she shed. There is a shed that houses gardening supplies and tools but it is not a working area. I envy those ladies with a working or relaxing place of their own. I so enjoy your blog with all the lovely pictures you share, along with inspirational thoughts and ideas. Thank you!

  178. June 13, 2017 at 12:33 am

    This was so helpful as I am working on the exterior of my shed. I love the new circle garden.

  179. Barbara Grignoli
    June 13, 2017 at 2:40 am

    thank you for the information on the bottle tree concerning the reason for using blue bottles. I have one and am trying to fill it with blue bottles-Saratoga sparkling water. Our next project is to make some other bottle trees out of tomato cages and put randomly in the gardens.

  180. Kathy M.
    June 13, 2017 at 5:13 am

    You have such wonderful ideas. I would use your She Shed as my inspiration.

  181. June 13, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Your shed is absolutely gorgeous!

  182. June 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I love your blog and your She Shed. Your blog is the one I go to first each morning. I do not have a She Shed, but would love to have one to display all my “finds”. I would love a copy of this book. You truly are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

  183. June 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I love your shed. It’s like having a playhouse that you can dress up for the seasons and change up for any blogging idea you may have — beautiful and so much fun!

  184. June 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

    My She Shed would be a painting studio! I currently paint in the living room. It would be great to have a separate place for all my painting supplies and other crafting “stuff”. For months before the Harry Potter Camp I do every summer, there are 50 or so little wizard hats being sewn, give-aways for Diagon Alley being created on the dining room table, craft kits being assembled, and props being crafted! My husband would probably love it even more! I might even use some of the boxes of seasonal decorations that tend to stay in storage to decorate, although probably not a beautifully as you do.

  185. Kathleen Allers
    June 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I just read your post that talked about the history of bottle trees. I have never been intrigued by bottle trees in the past but your information about their history puts them in a different light. I may have to consider putting one in my garden.

  186. Debbie Lorson
    June 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I have a roofed structure thatin its day held fire wood. It was given to us when an elderly lady did not want it any longer. My husband and daughter installed a wood plank floor one summer. From the time we acquired it I started making it into a she shed. It currently does not have walls only studs that hold up the roof. On one side I horizontally hung old baseboard that I painted black. On the other side I nailed old picket fence slats. I have a work table and chairs that look like ice cream parlor style. I have tons planned for it but you know how it goes—-its either time or money. Curtains hung on heavy jute is the next project. I would so love to see this book for inspiration.

  187. sandi
    June 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I have always wanted a she shed to go when life gets over the top… It would be filled with frills and flowers and books about gardening…I would invite my friends to have tea and scones and to discuss how our gardens grow…. Your blog is so beautiful and serves a purpose much like a she shed might do… Sandi.

  188. Deloris
    June 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Congratulations on your She Shed’s appearance in the book. How exciting!

  189. Vicky Edwards
    June 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations on your She Shed. I enjoy reading your post. I have enjoy tried to do some of the ones you posted for Christmas and Halloween. Were not as pretty as yours but I was happy with how they turned out. If I had a She Shed it would be full of shells. I love the beach and everything about it. Mine would be a Shell Shed!!! Thanks!!

  190. June 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Oh how I would love to have a shed like yours! I enjoy seeing all the wonderful things you do and come up with! Recipes are the greatest! I really love your watering cans idea and the bottle tree! That 1 I want to do! Thanks!

  191. Kaycee
    June 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations to you (and the potting shed) again on making it into such an awesome book! My husband bought me a shed in 2006, I referred to her as “the Doll house”, as She Sheds weren’t a thing yet! I have painted, decorated, and my husband and I installed a bluestone patio in the front of her! Perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, relax, craft, and store gardening things off season!

  192. June 14, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Mary! HUGE Congratulations on being published in She Sheds! I am going to have to get my hands on this book! I would love to have a shed of my own…a playhouse of sorts…for contemplation and crafting! My bichons would love it! Also wanted to let you know that I have just adopted two rescue bichons and will be picking them up on Thursday! I am very excited and I hope that my Chloe will enjoy her new siblings…a boy and a girl! Thank you for making my day when I pop over to read your blog…Your blog is just chock full of inspiration! Your bottle tree is AMAZING! By the way, for whatever reason, I am now able to add your blog to my list again…it works! YAY! :)
    Blessings to you and hugs to Chloe and Gracie!
    Jeanne

    • Pat
      June 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Would love to have a copy of “She Sheds”. I am told I have way too many books and magazines but all of that started WAY BEFORE Pinterest and Hometalk! I do need to consolidate however; I still like Victorian but not as fixated as I once was. It is amazing how are styles evolve with popular trends, etc. Find your blog truly an inspiration even to the point of purchasing a pontoon boat earlier this spring! Even my hubby knows you as Chloe and Gracie’s mom!

  193. June 14, 2017 at 8:51 am

    If I had a she shed I would use it for my yoga practice. A get away from the noise of TV and from my dog who wants to lay on me as soon as I lay down on the floor! Thank you. Donna at the Small House Big Sky Homestead and White Oak Studio Design, (Facebook page)

  194. Meghan
    June 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I would love a she-shed to have a space of my own, to read and have a glass of rose.

  195. Terie
    June 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Your she shed is beautiful! If I had one- I would use the outside as a potting shed and the inside would be my quiet meditative space to pray , reflect and read. I would love to watch the last rays of sunlight and the oncoming nighttime here. Twilight is my favorite time of time when the sky is so vividly colored and everything slows down becoming more still, quiet and introspective . Even the air smells differently then

  196. June 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Your she shed is beautiful. If I had one I would use it for gardening & crafting.

  197. Rattlebridge
    June 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I have a shed. My hubby tried his best to make it a he shed, but when his attention wandered, I removed the twisted fertilizer sacks and dirt clods and added an iron table, rolling cart, and SHE items. Hubby is too scared to be near such a girly place, so my shed had a happy ending. As for the outside, I liked your addition of wood chips, and I am attempting to do this bit by bit.

  198. June 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Congratulations on being included in the book very deserving your she shed is beautiful throughout all the seasons. Unfortunately I do not have a she shed but if I did have one I would make it into a very feminine sitting room with books and a pretty table and a comfy couch with french doors that open wide and no ceiling just rafters painted white. A little place all my own.

  199. Paula
    June 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I absolutely adore your website. You photography is fantastic!

  200. Angie
    June 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t have one, but if I did I would probably use it for crafting with the grandkids, and just as a getaway spot for myself. I love to decorate, so I could go crazy in there!

  201. June 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I have a perfect place in the corner of my yard for a She Shed. I would build one with an extra large front porch with rockers on one side and a small table with two chairs on the other. I know the hubs would want to store the garden tools and mowers inside…and that’s OK…because I really just want a porch to decorate and enjoy my cup of tea there. He could have a little space to one side, but then the other side would need a large potting bench with lots of space for pots, bags of potting mix and the like. On the north side of the shed, I would need a pad to put my spinning composter on. Our yard is too hot in the Summer here in Texas for the composter, but the shade of the north side of the shed would help keep it cool enough! Thanks for all the inspiration you give us with your pretty shed.

  202. June 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I would use my she shed for small tea parties, maybe a dinner party once or twice a year and to tinker around with just decorating and playing.

  203. Nancy M.
    June 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I have a shed, but I share a potting bench with my husband’s tools and stored bric a brac. If I had a SheShed, I would use it for potting, for craft projects, and for painting furniture. I love yours – it looks like an ideal place to play and dream!

  204. Cindee W
    June 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I have a tiny shed that I call my garden barn.It is small and when I put all my fleamarket gardening things away for our snow belt Ohio winters I have about a 1ft wide path to even get in there. It is a functional shed not a fun shed.

  205. Susan
    June 19, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I love looking at all the She sheds and dreaming of having one some day!

  206. Peggy Bryant
    June 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    It is always a pleasure to read your blog. I’m off to incorporate your beautiful garden into my own. 😉 Peggy

  207. Debbie
    June 19, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I enjoy your blog and features, and your photos blow me away! How did u become such a gift photographer and do u use a lot of special equipment!

  208. Janice
    June 19, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Your photos are beyond amazing! I’m not at all surprised to see you featured in She Sheds! Thanks for sharing your love for beautiful flowers…they make me happy!

  209. Pam
    June 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Every longed-for vision for our home seems to be in this book- including your shed!! Love Home Is Where The Boat Is even though there are no boats in my past, present, nor future. :) (Does a pond with a raft count?)

  210. Donna
    June 19, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Mary, I love, love, love your she shed. You inspire me in so many ways. I have duplicated your twig and burlap window treatments. I also have some tole trays and my colored ball jars. I only have half the shed. I ordered and had my she shed built. Then my hubby bought a vintage Austin Healy. He meet the third stall of the garage so now half my shed is lawn mowers. YUK! I am so happy you were published, congrats. I come back and scroll through your blog all the time. I inspires me so much. I have enjoyed reading all of the above comments too. I use my she shed for creating flower arrangements and potting. I always look forward to your posts.

  211. June 19, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I have a shed and I’m slowly adding flowers to create a Monarch Waystation. The plants are beautiful and doing their job, attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. I love your blog and especially the bottle tree you’ve added. I hope I win a copy of She Sheds!

  212. June 19, 2017 at 8:28 am

    You always have the prettiest pictures of your She Shed! It is delightful to see through the year how it changes with the seasons. I would love to have a She Shed to enjoy as you do yours. It would be a welcome addition to our backyard.

  213. Diane Ridgway
    June 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I love , love, your creativity and the happiness you put in your surroundings with flowers and “special items”! The she shed is a perfect space to feel happy. Thanks for sharing!!

  214. Donna Milazzo
    June 19, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Wonderful inspiration, as always!

  215. June 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Thank you for the lovely morning stroll…your garden is progressing beautifully! Enjoy…I can’t believe we’re heading into the end of the month already!

  216. June 19, 2017 at 9:05 am

    She said…SHE SHED!!! After removing four massive pines in the rear yard, I’m now in the planning stages for a SHE SHED and I can’t wait. Looking for ideas for sheds, plantings, etc. This she-shed will not only return my privacy, I believe it will become a beautiful focal point of the yard, will even be better than the pines! LOVE LOVE the blog – never miss it! <3

  217. Peggy K
    June 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Would love to have a “she shed” to putter around in!

  218. Patricia
    June 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I don’t have a she shed but my sister Carol is dreaming of making one for her lovely back yard. I’d love to win one for sis. We’d use it for drawing and painting and messing around.

    • April L'Heureux
      June 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Shedding tears of joy looking at all the gorgeous She Sheds; you all make my heart sing, my spirit soar, and say the only prayer we ever need…”thank you!”

  219. Michelle Schmitt-Sheedy
    June 19, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Mary, thank you for sharing all your wonderful posts! I love, love, love all your beautiful flowers, the butterflies, birds and bugs that come with them. I dream of the shed that hopefully one day I’ll have (and the water behind it) and I love anything vintage! So that’s why I love your potting shed so much! Thanks

  220. c
    June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    My potting shed is an old out building added when my house was built in 1895. Just used as storage for gardening supplies, but I get inspiration from your posts to fix up the outside. Thanks!

  221. Terri Farley
    June 19, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I look forward to each posting that you share. We have a shed that I would I’ve to make into a “she shed” as soon as I convince my husband. P,ease keep you pictures, suggestions and ideas coming!

  222. DeeAnn Schmidt
    June 19, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Love to look at your posts and see how you have decorated your darling garden house. My husband built me mine for my birthday a couple years ago. We enjoy sitting out on the porch sipping a glass of wine at night overlooking the hills/vineyards.

  223. Katie
    June 19, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for the green-thumb inspiration I gain from your blog!

  224. Linda
    June 19, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Another beautiful post, if I were your neighbor I would help you garden.

  225. itsmefaith
    June 19, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Oh My Goodness!!! I would LOVE to receive a copy of this Book!! I would sleep with it under my pillow and dream Wonderful Dreams…. Thanks for a chance to win…. Faith

  226. June 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I would love to have this shed for me and my grand daughter. She and her family are moving back to the USA after living for 2 long (for me) years in China.
    I can imagine all the memories we can make in there. Pure Magic!
    Thanks!

  227. Judi
    June 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Your site makes my heart sing…thank you.

  228. June 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Absolutely divine.

  229. Marilyn
    June 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you for this generous giveaway. The book looks so lovely.
    Marilyn

  230. Joan
    June 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this exciting book.
    Joan

  231. Marion
    June 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I would love to win this terrific book. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marion

  232. Peggy Ott
    June 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Hello Mary! What fun you are having with the “She Shed” Book. Would be a lovely book to add to my garden books. My “She Shed” is inside in my Sewing/Art Studio, that’s what I call it. My Garden Shed is inside my garage with a lovely bench (when not filled with my husband’s tools) lol My garden walks are much like yours with lovely walkways through my herb garden and vegetable gardens. With many flowers for every season. I have been gardening here for 30 years. I walk my gardens daily, if not deadheading and picking, then just taking in all the beauty. Again, thank you for the weekly treats of your emails, they are so much fun. Hope I win the book.

  233. Paula
    June 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    ~Mary~
    I still would love to be the “She Shed” first guest , hehe !! She definitely gets the 5stars ***** !!
    Paula
    IN

  234. donna
    June 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Love your she shed! And the gardens! Would love one of the books to use for inspiration!!

  235. Paula Laramie
    June 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I just recently had a she shed added to my backyard. It’s where I sew, quilt, paint, visit with my husband (he has his own chair) and day dream. I can view the flowers and back yard through the full glass door. It’s perfect! Even my Corgi Bella agrees as she sleeps under the sewing table. My quiet place to watch the world go by.

  236. mimisthebest
    June 20, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Quite simply, SPECTACULAR. Thank you for such STUNNING inspiration.

    ~❤💕❤~

  237. Kathy
    June 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Have enjoyed your posts over the years. I haven’t won anything for quite sometime.

  238. Betty Dotson
    June 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Mary,
    Our 21st Anniversary is tomorrow & what a wonderful present this book would be! I can show Alfred the pictures of your Garden Shed again & just maybe I’ll have a shed of my own! I’ve already gathered so many items to make it a special place.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.
    Betty Dotson

  239. Willie
    June 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’VE ALWAYS WANTED A ‘SHE SHED’, BUT OTHER THINGS HAVE TAKEN PRIORITY, LIKE WEDDINGS AND COLLEGE TUITION AND SUCH. NOW THAT I’M ALMOST AN EMPTY-NESTER, PERHAPS IT IS TIME FOR ONE? I COULD SPEND HOURS THERE…..READING, RELAXING, GARDENING, PUTTERING…………

  240. Carole coffman
    June 22, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I do not have a she-shed but would love to have one. I would use it for all of my craft things and to do my quilting projects. This place would become my happy place and allow me to be stress free and just escape in my own space thinking I was on a vacation oh how awesome that would be! It’s always nice to dream that’s what keeps us going! I loved all of yours that you showed especially ball jars beautifully done thanks for sharing

  241. Stephanie
    June 22, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Love your blog. I would love a “she shed” I have to make do with a corner of the garage now that gets taken over with other tools and “stuff” You story is my inspiration to do more. Thanks !

  242. Devra
    June 22, 2017 at 10:40 am

    What a lovely sight to wake up to each morning!!!!

  243. trhfox
    June 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I would use this as a textile crafting studio. I would put a spinning wheel (or two) and a weaving loom and all my yarn, knitting and tatting supplies in the shed. Then I would add a comfy knitting chair, some music, maybe a glass of wine and me! It would be so nice to have a space of my own, preferably with windows for sunlight.

  244. Terry Shrader
    June 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I love the she sheds and vignettes!
    I don’t have room for a shed, but I have a large back porch that is my sanctuary and little piece of paradise!

  245. Julie Bishop-Hogan
    June 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I am so happy that I stumbled upon this site. Your garden is so beautiful and I just Love your She Shed! I would thoroughly enjoy a copy of this book. I would put it on my coffee table for friends and family to enjoy too! I will definitely be bookmarking this site to revisit.

  246. Theresa Pursell
    June 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I so love your She Shed, just beautiful. I live in the desert of northwest Arizona ( hot and windy and very dry). If I had a She Shed, I guess it would consist of cacti decor, lots of succulants, with the beauty of lots of colorful rocks. You really have to have an imagination in the desert, but what beauty there is if you will just look for it. Enjoy your wonderful green land you live in and thanks for the beautiful pictures.

  247. Toye Entsminger
    June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I came to your page through Hometalk after looking at your post about the bottle tree and morning glories. Morning glories are one of my favorite flowers and I just recently decided to make a bottle tree. However, it was only after your inspiration of the two together that I decided to get started right away on the tree. I have the flowers in the yard but need a place for them to climb and they have a ways to go before they will reach the porch. Enter the bottle tree. Yay! I am so excited about this.
    As for the book, well, who wouldn’t want a copy of that?? it is a beautiful book and the pages are fullof inspiration as well. I have enjoyed digging in the dirt for years, find it very therapeutic. Just never had a lot of time to devout to it between life and work. after being diagnosed with a chronic illness and having to quit work, I now have a lot of time to do so, albeit, not a lot of money. I love plants and flowers and garden art and all things connected to such. I would love to have the opportunity to get lost in the pages of this while looking out over my bottle tree with the morning glories climbing all over it.
    Thank you for the beauty, and have a fabulous day.

  248. Jolene Martin
    June 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    it rings me so much joy when i am in my garden. i have a few bottles i was not sure what to do with them but your idea has inspired me greatly. Thank you. Happy digging

  249. June 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Your She shed looks totally suited to you and reflects everything you write about in your blog posts. I’ve enjoyed your blog for a long time now and always feel inspired by your photos and writing. So I want to say a big thank you.

  250. Iris McCloud
    June 22, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    What a wonderful way to be able to share your “She Shed” – in a book ! If I were to have my own She Shed I would actually use it for my gardening tools, vases and potting supplies and not have to share with a car in a crowded garage. I could make it rustically beautiful inside in contrast to the more simplistic design in my mid-century modern home (which I also love).

  251. Michele
    June 22, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    If I had a she shed I would decorate with all my vintage finds that my family frowns at. I’m a hard core junker who’s easily distracted by rusty junk!

  252. Yolanda Bass
    June 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I finally got my she shed after dreaming about it for years. It is mostly glass so l use it as a greenhouse as well as a potting shed. I filled it with my collection of birdcages as well as some special plants and pretty accents. I have 2 comfy chairs with fluffy pillows and a small table to sit and read gardening books and catalogs. Lastly l put a pretty crystal chandelier to twinkle in the sun and night. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book.

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