Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome To My Potting Shed ~


My potting shed is my favorite place to hang out. I not only use it for gardening but also as a place to do projects, read books, listen to music, etc... My husband and I each have our own special creative spaces ~ I have my potting shed and he has his workshop! We love searching for vintage pieces for those areas and also for our home. Welcome to my potting shed!
 
This is the small porch area of my potting shed. The potting shed is 11ft. x 22ft. so it gives me plenty of space to work on projects


 Morning Glories & Hyacinth Bean flowers climb the trellis of the porch on the potting shed.


This old scale planted with Lobelia hangs outside the potting shed door.




There's a little bench along the one side of the porch which is used to display vintage pieces and flowers. I usually change it out several times during the summer




These two benches provide a large work surface for projects and potting plants.

 
I love this little nook area in my potting shed. It has a drying rack for my flowers and a wash tub table in it.
 

I used an old window frame to make a drying rack for my flowers. I simply suspended it from the ceiling and hung flowers from the grids. It works great!



These double galvanized laundry tubs are a favorite of mine! I used a porcelain top from a Hoosier that I'm not using right now and placed it on the tubs to create a table. I store items in the tubs and the top makes a nice space to display some gardening items.



A display on the laundry tub table ~ an old kitchen scale, plants, vintage nozzles, a couple of my favorite old garden tools etc...



Every garden shed needs a comfy chair to read or relax in!



Old telephone insulators are displayed above three of the windows.




A pretty tin bucket hangs from a vintage cast iron coat rack


Trailing Ivy, planted in an enamelware pan sits atop the old kitchen scale.


There are four large windows and one small one that provide a lot of light for my potting shed. I used vintage hankies on rods to make valances for them.


I took an old wooden box that my dad had once stored nails in and used it to display a few of my flower frogs. I turned it upright and placed it between the two studs. It fit perfectly!



These shelves under the end work bench provide space to store pots.

 
 
In this corner hangs a picture of lilacs, some graniteware, old tools, lavender hanging from an antique pulley, dynamite box, ball jars, etc...



I turned my Grandpap's old wooden dynamite box on it's side and set the Ball jars on it. Ball jars are the prettiest shade of blue!


 
These are a few of my vintage brass nozzles that I collect.
 
 
A few of my flower frog collection are displayed in this old wooden box.
 
 
Some of my watering can collection ~ I scatter them throughout my potting shed, gardens and porch in the summer.
 
 
 
 
I like collecting old garden tools. They were made in so many colors and interesting shapes.There are vintage garden tools hanging throughout the potting shed and also displayed in buckets.


 



 
 
An old double galvanized bucket holds old garden tools.




 
These double porcelain laundry tubs are used to store potting soil. The small enamelware pans hanging above them are used to scoop out the soil.
 
 
 
I save any broken terra cotta pots and reuse them by using the shards in the bottom of pots for drainage



An enamelware salt keeper holds twine and string.



I use this old graniteware strainer to store garden gloves and paper towels.

 
 
 

The old seed advertisement hangs above a small washboard.





This old Hoosier bottom stores vases and other floral supplies.






These shelves are used to store flower pots.

 
Back out on the porch of the potting shed sits an old milking stool along with a couple terra cotta pots planted with geraniums.
 
 
 
My Grandpap's coal bucket, planted with pansies found a home on the porch this summer.
 
 
 
Every garden can use a little humor! ~ This old enamelware bed pan is planted with ivy & hangs on the outside of the potting shed.
 
 
Thanks for stopping in to visit my potting shed! ~ Judy
 
 

37 comments:

  1. What a perfect gardening shed! I have been tossing around the idea of painting the inside of mine white and now you have convinced me with these lovely pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I debated for awhile on what color to paint it before deciding on white. In the end I asked myself how I wanted to feel in the space ~ the answer for me was that I wanted it to be bright & full of light. Between the white paint & the nice amount of windows, it accomplishes that for me. It's such a happy space for me ~ now if only it had heat so I could use it year round! :-)

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    2. Does your she'd have electricity? If so you could get one of those electric radiators. I have a Tiki Hut/Garden Shed/Tea Room that is my little Happy Place, and that's what I do for heat.

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  2. Hi Judy, I'm in potting shed heaven!! It's too SWEET! You have wonderful vintage gardening items...(things I LOVE too)! Everything looks so nice.....Precious! We have much in common in our style.....I actually enjoy working outside more than inside! I will have plenty of that next Spring~~~I can't wait to see how you mix it up in later months.....take care~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Thank you, Roxie! Yes we do seem to have much in common in our style.... I think I realized that as soon as I saw your potting sink with the vintage bark cloth skirt ~ Love that sink! I remember thinking "that's so me!" It's so much fun searching for those vintage pieces! ~ Judy

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  3. Great style and I loved every photo. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is so lovely. I enjoyed every last bit of it. I agree with you on the heat, being able to use it in winter would make those cold, dreary months pass more quickly. :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! Yes, it would make the winter pass more quickly! It's always kind of sad to shut it down in late Fall. Oh well ~ it gives me lots of time to dream of new projects for the coming Spring! :-)

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  5. LOVE your blog!! I have been dreaming of a potting shed for years, and I think this may give me the inspiration to clean out our old shed this winter (while snakes are 'hopefully' gone) and start the process. Your photography is gorgeous! I am getting a new camera for Christmas and hoping to bring my blogging skills to a new level. :) So glad I stopped by and can't wait to follow.

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    1. Susan ~ Thank you for the nice comments! I had so much fun decorating my potting shed with finds from fleas & auctions. Have fun with your new camera! My husband got me a new camera last year for Christmas. I love it! I don't really know too much about the technical side of photography ~ I just try to take pictures of what looks good to my eye & sometimes it works out! :-) I'm glad you stopped by! ~ Judy

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  6. Judy
    Enjoyed visiting your blog for 1st time! Would like to follow/subscribe? Is email possible?

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    1. Thank you, Sheri! I'm glad you stopped in for a visit! I haven't set up email subscription on my blog yet. There is a Google button to follow my blog underneath the blog archive section. It had been located at the bottom but I think people weren't seeing it so I moved it closer to the top. I'm kind of a newbie at this :-) but I will eventually get it all figured out! (I also have a facebook page for my blog)

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  7. Oh how I love this!!! You have thought of everything, Judy! I can just imagine the happy hours you spend out in that quaint little shed. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I love spending time out in my potting shed! It's kind of my own creative space to play & express myself with my flowers and projects. I've spent so many happy hours out there! ~ Judy

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  8. Judy
    Can't find the archives button! On my iPhone now! Will look you up on desktop! Hopefully more of UR blog will show😳

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    1. Yes, it's easier to see more of the page on the computer. It's located on the top right side of the page. The Join This Site button is located directly under the Archive section.

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  9. Love, love, love your potting shed!! What a beautiful place to work on your flowers and projects.
    ~Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I can't wait until Spring so I can be back out there working on projects again! ~ Judy

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  10. Super, super cute, Judy. Found your post through Hometalk's FB feed, and happy to visit. I am an antiques dealer, a collector and also a master gardener. I love everything about this post for so many reasons, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  11. Super, super cute, Judy. Found your post through Hometalk's FB feed, and happy to visit. I am an antiques dealer, a collector and also a master gardener. I love everything about this post for so many reasons, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Thanks, Rita! I'm glad you stopped in to visit. Searching flea markets, antique malls & auctions for time worn pieces is one of my favorite things to do. It was so much fun decorating my potting shed because I got to combine that love with my love of gardening. I enjoy being surrounded with pieces from the past. ~ Judy

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  12. So very pretty....I'm going back for another longggg look :)

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  13. How lovely! I'd want to be out there all day! Beautiful collections!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm glad you stopped by to visit my potting shed! ~ Judy

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  14. Hello Judy this is my first of many more visits to you blog. I feel as if I have met myself while viewing your creative photos. You are light years ahead of me as in the creation and accessories surrounding your potting as well as what you have evolved inside your heavenly space.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! I'm glad you stopped in to visit my blog! It's nice to meet others who have similar tastes & interests. I've had so much fun decorating my potting shed. ~ Judy

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  15. Absolutely love your potting shed! Definitely sharing this :)

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  16. I absolutely LOVE your potting shed!!! So glad a friend shared your post, now I'm going to share it 🌼🌻🌼

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    1. I'm glad you stopped in to take the little tour of my potting shed! Thanks for sharing it! ~ Judy

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  17. Hi Judy - I write for Best in American Living magazine and would love to use a photo of your potting shed in an article on "she sheds" - can you reach me at lboswell@nahb.org? Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for your interest in my potting shed. I sent you an email. ~ Judy

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  18. Judy,

    I'm a blogger based in East Texas, and the shed my husband and I built is featured in the Shed sheds book (on pages 90-93). I'm working on a blog post to let me blog followers and visitors know about the book, and I'll be announcing a giveaway of 4 copies of the book. I'd like to feature some additional sheds that are featured in the book, including yours, and I'd like to request permission to do that. Could you email me at kwgaynor@gmail.com and let me know. Thanks!

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