Hello Autumn Wreath and a Wheelbarrow of Pumpkins

Hello Autumn, I’m so glad you’re here!

I hung a ‘Hello Autumn’ wreath on my Potting Shed door in welcome. . . I loved the wheelbarrow piled with pumpkins!

 I buy a fresh bittersweet vine wreath from the farmers market every fall and decided to incorporate the plate for a fall garden wreath for my Potting Shed door.

The challenge was how to hang the plate since it was smaller in diameter than the center of the wreath, and it would bang against the diamond panes every time I opened the door. I have a set of woven handled placemats that I got at World Market several years ago. One of one of them has since come apart, but I keep piecing it back together since they’re no longer available when I want to use a set of four at the table.

I used a drapery pin hook that was easily pushed in without damaging the placemat to hold the plate hanger.

The mat was the perfect length to hang underneath the wreath and provide a little texture to blend with the bittersweet wreath. A little fall plaid ribbon and an orange vintage trowel adds some decorative fall garden detail!

Sometimes it pays to hoard your broken placemats. ;)

My wheelbarrow got a makeover and fresh coat of red paint this summer.

She’s piled with pumpkins to welcome autumn! The cut out tulip detail on the wheelbarrow match tulips on a decorative iron piece that sits along the front of the porch of the shed = a little garden serendipity!

I found this Gardener’s Potting Shed Sign at Antique Farm House about a month ago. I loved the embossed tin details and green and red color combination. It’s a new sign that looks perfectly vintage and weathered. I decided I could use it on either the front or back door of the shed or hang it inside when the mood strikes.

Summer annuals are still blooming in our 80+ degree temperatures although looking leggy and tired. I gave this plumbago a drench of liquid ‘bloom booster’ fertilizer to perk it up. I should enjoy another flush of blue flowers in about a week to 10 days.

Tricolor mums help make the transition from summer to fall, blending the colors of seasons.

Endless summer hydrangeas are still blooming and summer seems endless with weekend temperatures pushing 90 degrees with more of the same expected this week.

Hello Autumn Details

‘Hello Autumn’ Pumpkin Salad Plate / Pier 1

Plaid Ribbon / Michaels, last year

Bittersweet Vine Wreath / Farmers Market

Gardener’s Potting Shed Sign / Antique Farm House


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  59 comments for “Hello Autumn Wreath and a Wheelbarrow of Pumpkins

  1. September 25, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Isn’t fall glorious? your post sure tells us so!

  2. September 25, 2017 at 7:26 am

    SO Beautiful! You are so talented with your eye for detail..thanks for sharing..Loving the new sign too!

  3. September 25, 2017 at 7:27 am

    What a beautiful stroll up to your potting shed. Love your pumpkins! You inspire your readers to celebrate the season and we appreciate your inspiration!

  4. Sandi Lee
    September 25, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Love the bittersweet wreath. I don’t find it here often. Maybe we are too far south so have to settle for Michaels version!! It just says fall with all its orange and yellow glory. Love how you added the trowel and plate.

  5. September 25, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Well, if those (the placemat, the sign) weren’t matches made in heaven and delivered to the potting shed here on earth! I am coveting that wreath arrangement big time – it’s amazing with so much great texture combined. A knockout view!

  6. Linda L
    September 25, 2017 at 7:51 am

    My gosh but you’re innovative! Love the bittersweet wreath. It’s beginning to look like fall here in Ohio. I bought pumpkins and mums yesterday. Thanks for a lovely post.

  7. Kim Ezman
    September 25, 2017 at 7:56 am

    This post is beautiful! Saw the plate at Pier 1 but didn’t buy it, now I may have to go back and get one to copy your idea. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy the fall!

  8. Porti
    September 25, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Love your potting shed and your beautiful plantings and fall wreath. My sister has a potting shed and enjoys decorating hers too. We even serve parties from there sometimes.

  9. September 25, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Oh Mary, I always love seeing your potting shed all Fallified! I picture you walking down that little path and going to your very own playhouse. Since I love dishes, your wreath is absolutely darling. What a great idea to use that woven placemat to stop the bumping. Your wheelbarrow is all perkily happy filled with pumpkins, and so is your window box. How perfect is your potting shed sign for your door??!! Thanks for the happy smiles this morning!

  10. September 25, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Super idea for hanging the plate and wreath. Have a great week!

    • Cathy Wright
      September 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Using the “broken” placement is indeed a super idea! Made me think also of using one of those round wicker paper plate holders provided the size works.

  11. Robin Boucher
    September 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I have potting shed envy!

  12. Karen Wright
    September 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Mary, wow, it does pay to keep broken things…the wreath is great!!! Love the plaid ribbon and the plate! The photo with the trees framing the potting shed is beautiful!!! Happy Monday!

  13. September 25, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Totally adorable Mary, the whole scene just makes me smile! So clever so clever!!

  14. Dorinda Selke
    September 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Love this post – put me in an autumn mood despite our high humidity and 80 degree temps in CT. Aren’t all the colors of fall just gorgeous? Hugs, Dorinda

  15. Becky
    September 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Love your wreath! What a great idea. I love bittersweet.

  16. Brenda
    September 25, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I love your bittersweet wreath! I wish I could find one around my area. Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. Carolyn Price
    September 25, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Hello, Mary!!
    We just moved from Southport, NC, to Charlotte and I would love to know at which farmer’s market you purchased the honeysuckle wreath. Was it at the State Farmer’s Mkt in Raleigh or in the Charlotte area?
    Thank you. What a lovely post … fall is my favorite, too!!

    • September 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Hi Carolyn, The bittersweet vine wreath came from Josh’s Farmers Market in Mooresville. They go pretty quickly so you might want to contact them via their FB page or call if they have a phone number. 77 is a nightmare from Charlotte to exit 36 in Mooresville. 🍁

      • Carolyn Price
        September 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

        Thanks so much, Mary!! Yes. It. Is. a mess! We are learning which traffic patterns to embrace and which to avoid!! Always love your posts … food, flowers, and fur-baby fun!!! ; )

  18. Debbie Wilson
    September 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

    You get the prize for being the most creative (not sure what the prize is though LOL). Love the wreath and all the pumpkins. I’m trying to get ready for fall but with 90 degree temps it’s kinda hard. But we will cherish these beautiful days soon when the cold winds blow. Love your blog. Have a blessed week.

  19. Granny Gay
    September 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Another winner here, Mary…”Everything is beautiful…in its own way…” and these pictures surely made my heart sing. Thank you….:)

  20. Sandi Allen
    September 25, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful as always! What a creative idea to use the broken placemat. Loving the Fall colors!

  21. September 25, 2017 at 9:55 am

    What a terrific idea to use the placemat as a backdrop and way to hang the plate! Beautiful bittersweet wreath and the sign could not be more perfect! As always, adoring the beautiful pumpkins and mums that surround the Potting Shed each year with the gorgeous bursts of the colors of sweet Autumn!

  22. Norma Rolader
    September 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Thank you for sharing! The wreath,wheelbarrow, the door, Oh my I just love it all God bless

  23. Gale Nagy
    September 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Just spent several trips to different stores, etc. looking for fake bittersweet – no one had any in our area. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to take a trip to the local farmer’s market this weekend. Love your shed!

  24. A quiet life
    September 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Some great finds! Love the drapery hook idea, might be just the ticket I need for a wall buffet I was struggling to visualize with upright dishes. As always, picture perfect, this is my favorite season and love seeing your version s.

  25. Linda Charlton
    September 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Your tablescapes and potting shed are such an inspiration. You really have an eye for it. And all of those gorgeous dishes!!!!!

  26. Cynthia Raines
    September 25, 2017 at 11:17 am

    10,10,10, all high scores Mary! What wonderful eye candy! Love the new plate, beautiful wreath and great potting shed sign. We are having 90 degree temps which are very unusual for MI this time of year, but I did manage to put out my cornstalks on the garden shed posts and bought my pumpkins. Love it! The corn stalks are lasts years, but I tucked them away in the corner of my shed and they still look fine. I will get new ones for the front porch when they are available. Happy Fall!

  27. Debbie Thompson
    September 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I love the wreath and the rake hanging the dried corn is a great idea!

  28. September 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Your farmers market must LOVE to see you coming:) ALL of your pumpkins look amazing every year. Thanks for showing how you hung the playe as I was trying to figure it out at first. I love that plate too! The potting shed is looking fabulously FALLish!!!!

  29. Joanna @ Gingham Gardens
    September 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I always love your potting shed, but it’s especially charming all dressed up for fall.

  30. franki
    September 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Way pretty!!! We are SO dry…lake is down over two feet!! franki

  31. September 25, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    How innovative! Great solution to the plate problem. Everything looks absolutely beautiful!

  32. Nancy Edwards
    September 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    So beautiful! Want to come to the beach & do mine?

  33. Rattlebridge Farm
    September 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Such an enchanted, inspiring place–soothing, too, a balm for the soul. You always find ingenious ways to transform everyday objects into the extraordinary, as with the wreath. I am going to look for my bloom booster! Happy Autumn!

  34. September 25, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Love it! Is that a rain chain made of sprinkling cans?

  35. September 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    That plate is just perfect Mary! And I’m absolutely lovin’ that tall orange pumpkin with green warts in the wheelbarrow:@)

  36. September 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Mary, what a creative solution to hanging the plate…love the wreath!! The new sign is so perfect for your door! Beautiful autumn inspiration even though summer keeps hanging on!

  37. September 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Wish I could find fresh or faux bittersweet in my neck of the woods. Love your creative wreath, Mary. The sign was such a great find and your little wheel barrow filled with pumpkins is so charming.
    You have a great Farmers Market.

  38. Marion
    September 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What gorgeous photos. Everything is so lovely and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Joan
    September 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    You sure know how o decorate and display for Autumn. I love that ribbon.

  40. Marilyn
    September 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I do not know where to begin. That Autumn wreath and the wheelbarrow are gorgeous. I love the way you display everything. You make it so special.

  41. Paula
    September 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I love bittersweet for fall arrangements, it is hard to find around here, I was thinking about trying to grow it ?!!
    Your wreath turned out so darn cute !! Your fern still likes great too ! I went on vacation and my hubby forgot to water mine :( .
    Have a super week !

  42. September 26, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Your Potting Shed is beautiful and I love all the Fall colors in everything. Love the wreath, it really looks terrific. Happy Fall, we are also having 90+ temps, but the roses are going to town.
    enjoy your week.


  43. angela carrera
    September 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

    love love love!!!!

    Angela from NJ

  44. Margie Ayers
    September 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Just absolutely love your blogs . They are always sooooo perfect. Thank you.

  45. September 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Your wreath is smashing! It’s perfect for a crazy plate lady like me.

  46. Cindy lou
    September 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    PERFECT AS ALWAYS !! I have the wheelbarrow dishes too!!LOVE!LOVE!the wreath! Just ordered the potting shed sign for my potting shed on my farm!! LOVE THANKS! I did see it on the event and thought about it but didn’t realize how LARGE and vintage it looked! So glad I saw yours !!!!

    • September 27, 2017 at 4:56 am

      Isn’t it wonderful? I was thrilled to find it, hope you enjoy yours!

  47. September 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Your little potting shed is so darn cute, and you have really dressed it up cute with the wheelbarrow full of pumpkins and the plate that mimics that as party of the wreath on your door! Coming to visit Home is Where the Boat is, is always such a joy!

  48. October 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Ooh I really love your wreath. I just made one myself but I love the ribbons! You can find a picture of mine on if you’d like to see. All your photos are so beautiful!

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