Christmas Greenery Around the Potting Shed

Nothing says Christmas to me more than fresh greenery and I’ve been decking the halls around the Potting Shed with boughs of cedar, juniper, cypress and pine!


The window box is liner free, with the pumpkins and gourds replaced with a bird house nesting among the evergreens for the season~ magnolia, pine, juniper, cedar and a swag of tartan ribbon.

A new bright pair plaid wellies are kicking off the Christmas season, filled with greenery, pine cones and a pair of vintage red and green garden tools.


A wreath from Lynch Creek Farm, complete with a cardinal perched on a noble fir bough and cheery red bird house, migrated from the porch to hang in welcome on the Potting Shed door.


 A ‘Feed and Seed Quality Plants, Bulbs, Seeds & Tools’ sign sits atop an olive bucket filled with pine cones, greenery and a pair of vintage garden tools. I found the sign at Antique Farmhouse several months ago. I loved the vintage look and color combination of red and green for the Potting Shed and to add a cheery garden note. The red and green works year round with colors of the Potting Shed, and adds a nod to the season with traditional Christmas colors.


This Fair-Acre Feed metal chicken feeder came home with me from a favorite antique mall this summer.


I loved the graphics and gave it a spray of clear matte sealer to help protect them from fading in the elements. I filled the chicken feeder with Leyland cypress and pine cones to sit on the porch of the Potting Shed for a pop of Christmas red and green.


My birdhouse shovel got a little ‘sprucing up’ with Christmas greenery and red plaid ribbon to celebrate the season.


“Fresh is the best” is my motto when it comes to greenery!




To kick off the holiday season, I’m joining 5 other bloggers with a Holiday Home Tour with Lynch Creek Farm and a wonderful giveaway to help you deck the halls and feather your nest!

Fly over HERE to enter to win a wreath or a centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm!


This giveaway is open through midnight, Sunday, December 3rd to residents of the continental U.S. and Canada.

Good Luck and Merry Christmas Nesting!

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  42 comments for “Christmas Greenery Around the Potting Shed

  1. Sue
    November 29, 2017 at 7:18 am

    The potting shed looks so festive!!! I love the Christmas season.

  2. Lori S
    November 29, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Love the use of magnolia. Any tips for using?

  3. Rita C.
    November 29, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Mary, this is my favorite style of decorating and I L❤VE everything you’ve done. The new wellies and feed bucket are perfect for the season, and all the greenery is beautiful. I’d love that kind of decorating all through my house if I didnt already have tubs of years of collecting other Christmas. I’ve been picking up fallen pine branches on my walks, but will have to resort to buying my Leyland cypress, and I can’t remeber where I bought it last year! All the rest I either have or can cut from the garden (a nice perk, huh?) There’s nothing like the real thing!

  4. Linda
    November 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Your potting shed is the coolest, just love all the greens and the wild life center piece and the wreath from Lynch Creek Farm

  5. November 29, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Cardinals, tartan and the potting shed .. Oh, my!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. franki
    November 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

    WOW…LOVE your fresh green scene!!! franki

  7. Sandi Allen
    November 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    How Beautiful and festive! Love all the greenery and your creative touches! The Wellies are my favorite!

  8. Virginia
    November 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Love all of your fresh greens and vintage accessories on the porch. Looks like
    Christmas has definitely arrived at The Potting Shed.

  9. November 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Mary, it is lush with festive touches! I love fresh greens too, but used faux on my mantel this year again. I often use magnolia leaves from my neighbor, but hate to ask each year. I’ll pick up some fresh greens at the Christmas tree lot and put them around in vases. I love the smell of greens this time of year. Merry, Merry as you go about decking the halls at your lakeside home. I know it will be magical.

  10. November 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Fresh is the best is a great motto. I love fresh everything and envy your fresh cedar and magnolia. Cedar is hard to find in my neck of the woods and it is so pretty. Even healthy magnolia is hard to find. I think our summers are so hot it makes a difference. Love your new sign and chicken feeder. Your plaid ribbon and greens are perfect.The cardinal and birdhouse in your wreath is adorable. Your new plaid wellies are so cute, too!
    Can’t wait to fly over to Lynch Creek Farms site.

  11. Cyndi Raines
    November 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

    What a joyful feast for our eyes, the shed looks so festive! Love the plaid wellies. I enjoyed cutting pieces from my holly bushes and the Blue Spruce trees to fill the sidewalk flower pots. Pinecones from the yard help fill in the small gaps. Just need to add some battery operated fairy lights to finish it off.

  12. November 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Your potting shed is looking so festive with all the fresh greenery, Mary! I should put some in my window box in the front of my house. Your new Wellies look so darn cute on the porch. You always have the perfect touches!

  13. Cyndi Raines
    November 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

    P.s. Also used the soft branches from our White Pine trees to fill in around the rim of the pot. The White Pine is Michigan’s state tree. It’s my favorite.

  14. Norma Rolader
    November 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Oh my I just love your potting shed with all the greenery and the tartan decor… I love all of your inspiration you give to us and thank you

  15. Debbie
    November 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Your shed looks for beautiful than ever all decked out in it’s Christmas finery.

  16. November 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This is my kind of Christmas……Traditional red and green! Fresh greenery always looks the best but I must say I do use faux. Your Potting Shed is decorated beautiful! You find the best decor….love everything!!

  17. jlmsgm
    November 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I just love your decor. Such a joy that you share your pictures. The wreaths are so lovely. Such a tough decision: Winter Frost, Country Christmas, or ‘Tis the Season? I love them all.

  18. November 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I was waiting anxiously to see your Potting Shed all dressed outside for Christmas… always find the best signs and advertising items that are so perfect for the Shed….I have indeed learned from you that fresh is best! Must say that I am in love with your new Wellies!! You certainly make our days very Merry!!!

  19. Marion
    November 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful. So simple but elegant.

  20. Marilyn
    November 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Mary everything looks so elegant. Very nice.

  21. Joan
    November 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I love the plaid ribbon but the plaid wellies are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Laura
    November 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    The “Home for the Holidays” centerpiece is just the perfect touch to a family table. This is my theme this year since I will have my entire family together for the holidays. So traditional, so stunning!

  23. November 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    The wreath is nice and full and looks great on the door Mary! Lovin’ the magnolia leaves too, bet it all smells great:@)

  24. Eddi Reid
    November 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Your ideas are always fresh and pretty. Now I finally have a guide to decorate my porch – thank you.

  25. November 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    So Holiday Happy Mary! The wreath on the door with the green potting shed sign is so perfect and so adorable!! You have certainly decked your halls in style~ I have only barely started, much to do!

  26. November 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Love seeing your potting shed fluffed for Christmas, and the feed bucket with its Christmas colors is perfect!

  27. November 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I’m thinking I need a potting shed. You do have so much fun with yours.

  28. Linda Tietjen
    November 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Sneaking a peek at your she shed again tonight and I am in total agreement with “fresh is best”! I love the transition from porch to shed with your beautiful wreath! I like using magnolia but hate clipping our Little Gem! So relaxing to view your blog every night…I enjoy looking through your archives as well!

  29. Penny
    November 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I would choose the “Mixed Holly” wreath. Thans for the great decorating ideas and giveaway!

  30. November 30, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Mary, the potting shed is dressed traditionally in reds and greens which are my favorite! The wellies are too cute! I agree that fresh greenery is always the best! My hubby will be cutting Leyland Cypress, cedar, and pine this weekend. I also use magnolia! The fresh wreath with the bright red cardinal and sweet birdhouse adds just the right touch to your beautiful wreath. I agree with Shirley, you always find the best signs and the feed bucket is a perfect example! One day I hope to have a potting shed !

  31. November 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

    All beautiful using my favorites…Red, tartan and red & green traditional Christmas colors! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  32. November 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Your potting shed it lovely festooned with holiday greenery. I especially love that you decorated the shovel handle!

  33. November 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I so enjoy your potting shed all spruced up for Christmas!

  34. December 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    You always find the neatest signs and accessories for decorating, I love how you have done everything!

  35. Sharon
    December 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    What paint color did you use for the door?

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