In the Potting Shed: Celebrating the Red, White and Bloom!

I’m in the Potting Shed, celebrating the Red, White and Bloom!

Flowers in a flag formation, were blooming on melamine plates on sale at Pier 1. . .

Ideal for a little patriotic tabletop fun in the Potting Shed!

Red, White & Blue Wildflower seed packets from American Meadows, are ready to be sown, and as a little patriotic favor for gardening season.

They’re paired with a garden glove, lined with a napkin. Tuck in a few flowers in water picks to celebrate the bloom!


A watering can is blooming with red, white and blue flowers. . .

Hydrangeas, alstroemeria and charmelia.

And I’m weighing in on transferware love.


Pieces of blue and white transferware were collected over time. . .a little shabby and time worn . . .


Imperfectly perfect to serve up flowers!

Ball Stars & Stripes Keepsake Jars are serving up patriotic flatware. . .

Help yourself to a Stars and Stripes Berry Trifle, HERE.

A no-bake easy dessert to celebrate the Red, White & Blueberry!


Floral Flag Melamine Salad Plates / Pier1

Dinner Plates / Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage

Galvanized Windmill Chargers / Pier1, last year

Red and Blue Striped Table Runner / World Market, several years ago

Garden Gloves / Target

Watering Can and Napkins /  HomeGoods

Ball Stars & Stripes Keepsake Canning Jars / Walmart

Pfaltzgraff Americana Flatware / Tuesday Morning, available Amazon

Assorted transferware, scales / vintage


I’m sharing some Stars & Stripes and Ball Jar Love with a little giveaway. . .

 For a chance to win a set of Stars & Stripes Keepsake Jars, visit HERE, to enter.


However you celebrate, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks for our military men and women and their families, whose service and sacrifice allow us to live in freedom.

Thank you for your visit!

Sharing with:  Tablescape Thursday,

  42 comments for “In the Potting Shed: Celebrating the Red, White and Bloom!

  1. May 23, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Mary, what a gorgeous Red, White, and Bloom this morning! Each detail is perfect. I love those Pier 1 melamine plates, how great are those for a Memorial Day cookout! Wishing you a lovely weekend, sweet friend!

  2. Cyndi Raines
    May 23, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Lovely patriotic tribute Mary, well done! That blue flowered watering can is really sweet and I like those patriotic gardening gloves. The metal chargers,transferware and melamine floral plates are a great trio. Can’t wait to make this very mouth watering, patriotic trifle! Thank you and God bless America and all who have served and are serving! ♥️🇺🇸

  3. Rita C.
    May 23, 2018 at 8:08 am

    All so cute! I love the watering can and napkins!

  4. Donna
    May 23, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Kindly note that these posts only increase my love of the blue & white china. And my love of a sweet table setting. You coordinate it all so very well. The topper of the floral flag plates is the icing on the cake. I like to open your posts before the newspaper. . . . yours is all good news. Thanks for starting my day, good morning to you.

  5. May 23, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Breathtakingly Beautiful, as always, Mary!! You do such a delightful job…very inspiring! May you have a ♥meaningful♥ Memorial Day!!

  6. May 23, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Truly a showstopper as always Mary!! You always find the most perfect things to include in your vignettes…Love the seed packets!….Have a most wonderful Memorial Day weekend…and if you are traveling on a great adventure, I wish you safe travels and great fun!

  7. Dorinda Selke
    May 23, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Mary when I saw those melamine plates at a recent visit to Pier 1 I immediately thought of you and your amazing garden shed posts !! Your creativity is stunning ❤️💙 Hugs, Dorinda

  8. Michele in Il
    May 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Absolutely artistic, gorgeous and patriotic. Love red, white n blue.

  9. Michele in Il
    May 23, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Absolutely artistic, gorgeous and patriotic. Love red, white n blue. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Gail
    May 23, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Celebrating the red, white, blue brave souls with you

  11. May 23, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Those plates are adorable! I’m sort of liking the more laid back, not so in your face, patriotic decor this year. I saw some pillows ta JoAnn’s that were simply blue and white flowers that I may have to run back and buy for the porch. Thanks for all the holiday inspiration!

  12. Catherine LUXEREAU
    May 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Bonjour Mary, elles sont jolies vos assiettes “drapeau américain” …les gants de jardinage aussi sont très originaux avec de belles couleurs…bravo pour votre décoration de table…votre blog est vraiment une source d’inspiration….superbe ! Excellente journée! 😊

  13. May 23, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Your potting shed table is so festive, Mary. I love your new melamine plates all blooming in pretty flowers. Thank you for the reminder to give thanks to our service me and women for our privilege of freedom. ❤️

  14. S Williams
    May 23, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Good morning Mary! Love this entire patriotic arrangement in the potting shed! The malamine plates are so cute combined with the chargers and ceramic blue & white plates. The watering can is darling! You have a great eye for decorating! Have a great day! Clara

  15. May 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

    This is so cute Mary! I love your floral flag plates! I guess it is time to get out the red, white & blue! Love the flowering watering can too! Summer is officially here! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  16. May 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Everything is decorated pretty for Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to remind us why we have Freedom! Have A Great Weekend

  17. Marie in AZ
    May 23, 2018 at 10:47 am

    LOVE this!

  18. Granny 35 (France)
    May 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    De nouveau une superbe table ; belles assiettes , jolies fleurs et un charmant arrosoir !
    J’attends avec impatience que toutes ces fleurs soient écloses chez nous.
    Bonne soirée

  19. May 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    So cute, my kind of USA, floral fresh!

  20. May 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Mary, you have my patriotic loving heart beating at full spead. I suppose because you are mixing in the flowers and garden theme with the beauty of our red, white, and blue. Well done! Love that adorable watering can!

  21. Joan
    May 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Beautiful patriotic setting.

  22. Marilyn
    May 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Mary you outdid yourself with this display.

  23. Marion
    May 23, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Love the decorations. Happy Memorial Day Mary.

  24. Sheran
    May 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    ❤️ the watering can ~ and everything else too!

  25. May 23, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    A blessed Memorial Day to you too!! 🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁

  26. May 24, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Lovin’ your pretty new flag/flower plates Mary! Happy Memorial Day Weekend-enjoy:@)

  27. Cindy lou
    May 24, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I just want to know why my potting shed doesn’t look like this ! I’m out in the country and mine is full of mice poop ! I just want to know how you pull this off ! Ha! As I always say , You are the QUEEN of Decor !

  28. Virginia
    May 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for your beautiful tribute to our servicemen and women both active and retired. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and holiday weekend.

  29. Paula
    May 25, 2018 at 8:23 pm


    Vey cute !!


    • May 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Paula! Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸

  30. May 29, 2018 at 7:00 am

    O MY!! What a lovely and charming Red, White and Blue tablescape!! I love it especially those plates from Pier one!! I just may have to visit there and see if they have them !! Thanks so much for sharing this Patriotic vignette with all of us!!

  31. jane Lund
    May 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Sooo beautiful! I always picture myself sitting at one of your gorgeous tables, being near the potting shed, or on a peaceful cruise with the furbaby. It’s fabulous!

  32. June 13, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Mary, as with all you do, the details are perfection! A patriotic table may be my favorite! At least in the summer months for sure. I can’t help but play with all my red, white, and blue dishes. You have some fun pieces, but oh, my am I ever crushing over the shippy red bench with the blue sides. You find the absolutely best treasures!!! Happy Patriotic Summer!

  33. May 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    So darling! Love the garden glove with seed packet and flowers as a gift! Such adorable dishes and well thought out tablescape! Can’t wait for summer!

  34. May 28, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Mary, had to stop and pin some more from this fab post. Yes, our hearts beat red, white, and blue.

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