The potting shed has gotten a little sprinkle of autumn goodness. From plump pumpkins and seasonal trees- it is a charming little spot in the garden to sit and enjoy while sipping hot cocoa and watching our silkies.
Autumn Potting Shed
This year, the potting shed is a new addition to the garden. It sits back from the greenhouse towards the tree-line on our property. A little pea gravel path winds through the garden and then on up to the shed steps. It is a perfect little spot to play for a bit- and that I definitely do. A favorite thing to do is bring a few of our silkie hens over and let them scratch in the dirt for a bit while I work. Todays post is all about creating a charming autumn area with just a few things- and a mini tour of this little spot.
Pumpkins on Repeat
My husband went to the store for fresh veggies and bread and came home with a load of heirloom pumpkins in the back of the car. (he’s a good one haha) So, we loaded up the wheelbarrow and carted them over to the potting shed steps.
Stacked up on the steps- they bring a big autumn welcome to this little spot.
Tip: Vary the sizes and shapes of pumpkins to create interest.
Stack the pumpkins, layer the different shapes, sizes & colors, and tuck in a few LED candles or lanterns for a welcoming glow.
Bushels of Mums
An autumn staple- mums are always on repeat on porches for the autumn season. The best part is- they last all the way into November so you can create a porch display that will last.
Tip: Place potted mums in a charming container for more interest. Think wood crates, bushels, baskets and buckets or for something natural and simple- wrap the mum pots with burlap.
Inside the Potting Shed
Inside the potting shed- I kept the decor simple. I am doing a few projects out here currently so it is always changing and shifting just a bit- and I didn’t want to overload it with seasonal decor that I have to move for another photography project.
So a stack of pumpkins – big and small- with some dried flowers was perfect. Easy to tuck under the table or put out on the steps if needed.
You might notice some beautiful fall colors peeking around the side of the potting shed. Since this area is newly built and landscaping is growing in yet- a tip is to use faux to create that colorful autumn drama. These are faux trees that I placed there to bring in a little warm color. You can find some beautiful options to Get the Look HERE
The key to most of my autumn stylings is to incorporate natural elements. Even when using beautiful faux foliage- those natural bits like pumpkins, flowers and dried elements like wheat.
Of course, the best part of this whole view are the silkies. They are the sweetest and love to scratch everywhere and anywhere.
I shared a video of them above along with a peek in the potting shed.
What do you think of this little potting shed wearing a bit of autumn cheer? Happy Thursday all.