Category: Summer

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…

Flower Therapy for the Table: Mikasa Meadow Violets

I have some flower therapy for the table, ideal for spring or summer, but especially welcome on a cold winter day, Mikasa Meadow Violets dinnerware!  Meadow Violets, by Kim Parker for Mikasa, brings the vivid beauty of the garden indoors, with a bright palette of painted florals to the table. An embossed foliage design borders one side of the plates, providing…

Around the Potting Shed: 2015 Year in Review

Thank you for ALL for your visits, comments, shares and pins in 2015! I’m looking for some inspiration in the new year, if you have any, please send it my way. :) In the meantime I’m sharing my Potting Shed year in review and a celebration of the seasons and holidays. Here is a recap and highlights from 2015. Click…

A Post and Letter to The End of Summer

Dear Summer, We look forward to your arrival every year. And love your florabundance and the variety of blooms you bring. . . Along with the butterflies and bees that follow. We love watching the birds nesting. . . And enjoy your longer days and lazy weekends. We look forward to your quintessential summer flavors. . . Farmers Market peaches,…

The Potting Shed Garden Shop {Sign}

It’s been a long hot summer and I’m beyond ready for fall, but Mother Nature has more summer temperatures for us in North Carolina before it’s time to shop for pumpkins, mums and Indian corn. My petunia-filled flower pouch on the door of my Potting Shed, suffered from heat exhaustion and couldn’t be resuscitated after a long weekend out-of-town.…