Fresh Flower Market: Spring Blooms in the Potting Shed

Celebrating the arrival of spring in anticipation of gardening season. Ball jar bouquets of hyacinths, tulips and iris provide spring blooms to pair with vintage transferware for some tabletop gardening in the Potting Shed.

Happy Monday! It’s happy week for us as there is sunshine without a drop of rain in sight in the forecast, in what seems like forever! Another reason to be happy –> Spring officially arrives on Wednesday! Spring has already “sprung” here in North Carolina, with the daffodils and forsythia in bloom, as well as the fruit trees~ cherry, pear and plum.

 I’m happy to be joining my Monday Morning Bloom friends for a little flower therapy in anticipation of spring today. You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their blooming creations at the bottom of this post.

Our theme for this edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘Spring Bulbs’!

Warning: photo heavy post ahead. . .🌸💐🌷

I planted some hyacinths, tulips and iris in the Potting Shed for a little spring tabletop gardening!

If spring had a smell it would be hyacinths!

I cut some hyacinths to enjoy their wonderful fragrance and planted some Johnson Brother Garden Bouquets for some blooming tabletop fun!

In anticipation of gardening season, watering can napkin rings are sprinkled on the table, joining blooming gardening tools, a hand fork and spade, functional, but too pretty to use!

More hyacinths join tulips from the grocery store to fill mason jars.

 Hyacinths are blooming in a favorite urn, topped with moss.

 The hyacinths bulbs will be planted in the garden after they’ve finished blooming to enjoy next spring.

A galvanized ‘Fresh Flower Market’ sign is hanging above the Potting Shed window. . .

Check back in May when the roses and peonies are in bloom!

A basket of flowers from Clarice Cliff Charlotte provide some purple blooms. . .

Tulips and the last of the forsythia, add a pop of sunny yellow color, in contrast to the bluish/purple of the hyacinths.

 Johnson Brothers ‘Sheraton’ is another blooming favorite in my garden of dishes.

Vintage flatware is blooming and planted in garden gloves, in celebration of the spring gardening season.

Vintage-inspired seed packet postcards are displayed on flower frogs. . .

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Table Details:

Fresh Flower Market Sign, World Market

Jute Runner, Pottery Barn, several years ago

Floral Napkins,  HomeGoods, last year

Postcards / Cavallini Garden Variety, Amazon

La Rochere Bee Goblets / World Market

Watering Can Napkin Rings and Galvanized Chargers / Pier 1

Garden Gloves and Tools / Target, last year

Cabbage Leaf Plates / Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning, several years ago

Transferware & Flatware / Vintage

*Buzz* over to visit my talented blogging friends to see their blooming inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch,
StoneGableConfessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Cedar Hill Farmhouse

  41 comments for “Fresh Flower Market: Spring Blooms in the Potting Shed

  1. katy
    March 18, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I can’t wait for Spring in full bloom around my neighborhood. Your pictures make me happy!

  2. March 18, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Mary, Your flowers in your potting shed are the perfect dose of spring this morning! What a feast for my winter-dreary eyes! I’m loving the vibrant colors and beautiful dishes. I think I need to look for some JB Garden Bouquets on eBay. Thank you for the beauty you share, I always leave happy and uplifted when I visit. ♥

  3. Emily
    March 18, 2019 at 6:43 am

    This is so uplifting and breath of fresh air after our “damp season”! If you are looking for vintage silverplate flateware…Restore in Denver has several patterns as well as serving pieces!

  4. March 18, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I am so very happy to see your Spring Blooms in the Potting Shed today!….the Potting Shed is the perfect place to kick of Spring!! Spring….such a happy time and your beautiful display of Spring blooms certainly brings us the most high degree of Happy! Who wouldn’t want to grab a seat at the table and sit among the flowers and beautiful display of dishes. My heart skipped a beat when saw the Clarice Cliff Charlotte plate! I cannot imagine how wonderful the shed smells! I so look forward to this years’ happenings in the Potting Shed! Mary, so happy to participate in Monday Morning Blooms with you…such a most beautiful way to start off the week!…Have a wonderful day and enjoy the flowers!!!

  5. March 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I have been thinking about you all week, glad you have so much beauty to surround you. Spring finally cracked the door this week, but two more weeks of rain due mid week, it’s pure joy glimpsing color again! I adore urns filled with flowers, and all your pretty touches. I think I have your sign some where, probably rusting in all our rain!

  6. Rita C.
    March 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I love to come to your potting shed for tabletop and flower fun, Mary. This is all so inviting. I just love the spring mix of bulbs you’re sharing. My peony survived the winter, and the daylilies are also sprouting….they’re awaiting transplant. ;)

  7. March 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Mary, it feels so good to be back in your potting shed! I can imagine when you open the door the fragrance is amazing. Your blooming plates add so much beauty to all of the delightful spring bulbs…tulips, hyacinths, and iris! I would be so happy to sit and enjoy all of the spring color at your table. We are supposed to be rain free this week, what a welcome change, but frost could happen in the morning. I hope my snowballs and Lady Banks won’t be impacted. It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you! Wishing you a bloom-filled week as we welcome the arrival of spring!

  8. ellenstillabower@yahoo.com
    March 18, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I’m ready for that Spring smell of the Spring flowers!! Dishes!! I could talk about dishes all day!! Love them all! I wish I had a set of the Johnson ones but have never been able to afford..but last year, I splurged and bought the Lenox Butterfly Meadow..I just love them…as soon as it was March, I put my transfer ware away and brought out the Lenox!! Can’t wait to see the remainder of the Flower hop!! 🌸🌺💐🌼🌻🌿🌾

  9. March 18, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Spring has really sprung in your Potting Shed Mary! Wow, a flower buffet! It is so bright and cheerful, and yay for a week of Spring sunshine! You not only have the beautiful fresh flowers but flowers on everything in sight, a flower lovers dream!
    Jenna

  10. Linda
    March 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    It is so lovely to see blooming flowers. We still have lots of snow on the ground here in Michigan, so this makes my Monday happy.

  11. Velia
    March 18, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Simply beautifully created.

  12. March 18, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Lovely! My hyacinths are blooming now, so fragrant!! We are warming up in the mountains this weekend, and I am ready for spring!!

  13. March 18, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I was so happy to see your potting shed again, Mary! Your blooming fresh flowers and the flowers are dishes make me smile. I love all three of your dish patterns and how you mixed them up. Thank you for the Springtime happiness!

  14. March 18, 2019 at 10:31 am

    OMGoodness, I wish I could be there to smell the delightful hyacinths in the potting shed!!! It must be heavenly! Your table is truly blooming with happiness and fragrance! I totally agree that the scent of Spring would be hyacinths! LOVE the dishes and watering can napkin rings. Wed. will be my happy day:) Have a beautiful day, Mary!

  15. Kari
    March 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Sp pretty Mary. I love your garden shed and you always make it look so special. Spring is definitely on the way and all your blooms (plates and real) are gorgeous.

  16. Court
    March 18, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful!!! All the gorgeous flowers and pretty dinnerware puts me in a spring mood on this dreary day.

  17. March 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Mary, I always enjoy your potting shed vignettes, both inside and out. Aren’t hyacinths the best! I can almost smell them and can’t wait until mine are blooming! Happy gardening… soon!

  18. March 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    GORGEOUS!!! Your photos are a breath of fresh air! Thank you so for sharing…what a blessing your blog is!!

  19. March 18, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I am so very happy to visit your beautiful Potting Shed again Mary! The Potting Shed is the perfect place to welcome spring with open arms, and your table certainly does that. What a gorgeous combination of Spring’s best bulb flowers in cheerful colors and two of my favorite dish designs, the Clarice Cliff Charlotte is especially beloved. So pretty in that lavender, isn’t it? Mary, I would so love to join you there, but it is already a huge blessing to join you every Monday Morning Blooms day, sweet friend.

  20. Pat
    March 18, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Mary, your mix and match patterns are always spot on. I am not so sure I could pull it off the way you do. Thank you for all your inspiration! Love all the spring flowers you used. Can’t wait as it has been a long winter here and now surrounding communities are dealing w/ flooding.

  21. Clara
    March 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Mary, The Potting Shed is a welcome sight with all the beautiful Spring flowers & plates. The urn is perfect & a favorite of mine. Your sign is perfect! Looking forward to sunshine this week. Happy Spring! Clara 🌷🌞❤️

  22. March 18, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Mary, just the thought of your hyacinths are filling my senses with delight. I need to make a trip to Trader Joe’s today to see if they have some in stock. It is still nippy here, but the sun is out. I hope to pot some double white impatients I found yesterday. Rarely find the double whites, so I bought all they had. Still need two more to complete the bed, but it’s a start. Thanks as always for the inspiration for spring. Tulips and hyacinths make my day. Add in beautiful dishes and you’ve hit it out of the ballpark! Charlotte is a favorite pattrn here. Ours are in brown. I love the lavender. Happy Week!

  23. Sue
    March 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Oh thank you Mary! I love how the sun shines through the Potting Shed window, I love the purple tulips, I love all the bulbs, the colors, beautiful dishes, pretty tools…what a joy!

  24. March 18, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    It’s definitely Spring by you—high of 30 something here today—hopefully tomorrow will bring a few more degrees.

  25. Gail
    March 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I love every single thing, individually and collectively. I’ll revisit this post to study it more

  26. Donna
    March 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    STUNNING!! Should be on several magazine covers.

  27. Terri
    March 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Seeing your spring-filled potting shed is a visual tonic for my winter-weary eyes! Thank you.

  28. March 18, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you found all those flowers blooming Mary! I haven’t seen any here yet, enjoy them:@)

  29. Marion
    March 18, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    What a lovely display. The flowers are beautiful.
    Marion

  30. Joan
    March 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Mary, you always have such beautiful posts. Everything is lovely.
    Joan

  31. Marilyn
    March 18, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Thank You for sharing this beautiful post. I love the flowers, they are so colorful and bright.
    Marilyn

  32. Sandra
    March 18, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Love love, love always love your posts!

  33. Gail
    March 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I have a few pieces of china pattern called June by Royal Staffordshire with similar purple (almost) flowers styled like yours. I’ll be adding them to my spring table, but I think it can go w autumnal colors as well

  34. Cynthia Raines
    March 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Mary, Mary, how your garden grows! Love the spring flower display in our favorite garden shed. I can almost smell those beautiful hyacinths! I checked my flower bed that has the most spring flowers and sure enough , I see a few little green sprouts poking through! Makes me do a happy dance! We are pleased for the mid 40 degree weather we will be having this week! A real delight for Michiganders this time of year when we typically could have snow. I envy your southern spring, by the time our spring arrives you are almost to summer, ha! Beautiful flowers, lovely dishes, Thank you! ⚘🌾⚘

  35. B Healthy
    March 18, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    You are SO creative – you’ve given me so many useful ideas – thank you!

    Thank you, also, for always sharing the source, even if it’s no longer available.

    Can you share where you got all the cast iron (or what looks like cast iron) stuff – bunnys, birds urns, etc…? Are they antiques, garage sale finds, or from places like Pottery Barn?

    • March 18, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you! I was in retail 25+ years ago, so a lot of the garden items were purchased wholesale for my shop.

  36. Jeanne DelVecchio
    March 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Making your day, well now, you’ve made my day looking at all those flowers and decor. You do put me in a good good mood. And inspire me ever so much.
    No blooms around my neck of the woods. Still getting 25 degree weather over night and squeaking up to around 40ish. Here’s a lotta bloomin’ love to you. jpd

  37. March 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Stunning Spring Blooms in your beautiful gardening shed!
    Love love love!

  38. kmommy843
    March 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Do you and your husband eat at The Little breakfast bar? Your “stuff” is so pretty. I have Johnson Brothers Bouquet.

  39. March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

    oh my goodness it looks amazing! You’ve outdone yourself, truly lovely. Hugs! P.S. I hope you’ll share at the TFT party

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