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.
NITA Hiltner says
Those faux trees are such a good idea! my shed is small too but i have no electric to it. i had the ceiling taken out so i could hang my rusty chandy and i asked the handyman to paint the ceiling sky blue. he painted it the deepest color of blue he could find. i should put those glowing stars on it.
Oh the stars would love so pretty Nita!
Kathy M says
what a lucky one you are to have a husband who would bring home a truckload of beautiful pumpkins. your potting shed looks wonderful with the autumn themed decorating.the silkies are adorable.
LOVE those silkies 🙂
They are the sweetest little cuties! I was just out giving them a few snuggles while they were wandering in the pen. 🙂
I love this. Gorgeous. I think i may need to take over our shed.
Chere’ Sterk says
Courtney do you just walk around smIling and laughing all day? You must! So mu amaz beauty that you and your husn have created. You guys make me smile!
Misha Dawaioser says
I need to REMOVE all of the things that I’m storing in my shed and do som fab like this! Its all so pretty.
You have the coolest fall shed i love the stool in the shed can you say where you got it i have lookeD on EtSy for one liKe it but no luck
The pumpkins are beautiful i just love them 😊
i too like the stool! i want one just like it!
I read where your husband purchased your Heirloom/Cindarella Pumpkins but i want to grow my own. can anyone recommend a seed company, planting season, pumpkins they have had success growing.
your steps looks lovely and speaks, “i’s fall yall!” I want the same feel for our barn house we will be moving into next spring.
any info is appreciated. email: [email protected]
I love the little potting shed. The mums, pumpkins and silkies it is a peaceful serene picture for me. Let’s peak inside, I see the chandy….
Pamela Morgan says
I love your enchanting Potting Shed with your dried flowers and the stool you chose is perfect For the look you have created. Your cinderella Pumpkins and mums along with the faux trees for added color are beautiful. Your roaming hens are very pretty. I am so happy for you and your husband!
Barbara Chapman says
Courtney, your new shed is really pretty with all the pumpkins and faux fall trees around it. The silkies are very sweet ~ I had a friend who had some which were sooo friendly. I enjoyed cuddling with one at her home several years ago! Enjoy your babies and fall out in your neck of the woods!!
Hugs from North Texas,
Love everything you do. So elegant and beautiful. All your chandeliers are so so pretty. Do you have any sources for them?
It’s so charming I love it all it’s so good!!
SO loveLy but i need to see inside Pics!
How delightfully and Beautifully Autumn!