Friday, June 18, 2010

Where I Create, Unofficially


I so wanted to participate officially in Where Bloggers Create II, but I wasn’t able to meet the deadline.

It was not to be.

I just drove in from Dallas.


I had so much fun in my garden shed this spring.

The stained glass window pane I have hanging in an open window belonged to my mother.

I have so enjoyed this special place,  I added a lamp and my




I enjoy sitting in this chair (during milder spring temperatures), looking out the shed door at all I have done and all I need to do.

I found it at the flea market and its cane seat is so soft and comfortable.



I enjoy using this orange plastic scoop, a beach toy of my girls from many years ago, to scoop out potting soil.



I keep my potting soil in an old washtub.

I enjoy using these old pots .  Their stains and worn edges make me feel like a real gardener.


I enjoy the sight of my baskets stacked.IMG_1075And I so enjoy looking around my shed at some of my garden treasures.

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This terracotta pot with rings on the handles is from San Miguel de Allende. I have had it for years, and I love looking at its shape.


And then there is my tiny front porch.



Welcome to my garden shed.



Cynthia K. said...

Hi there ~ How special and meaningful to have your mother's stained glass window to look upon whenever you enter your private little world.
The old washtub - how perfect for your potting soil! I so love seeing old-timey items, especially when used in a clever way. Isn't it wonderful we don't have to use these to actually scrub our laundry - and still we complain about doing "the laundry".

So enjoyed seeing your little brick porch floor and the lattice - one of my favorite outdoor decorating items! Delightful post....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love your garden shed ~ it looks like it would be a good place to sit and think. I want to create a space in my yard this season that would be a good thinking spot but it's been to blame hot!!! I'm thinking it's going to need air conditioning and misters ~ I'm such a wimp!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I like your garden shed. So inviting- yet private.
I like all the things you showed and the way they interest you.
I found them interesting too. I especially liked the pot with rings.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh what a wonderful space! I love that it is filled with your treasures and the front porch is just so wonderful and chic and vintage! I have always wanted to have a space made of brick and the old days...when they made things to have character and charm;)!

So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great 'thinking' chair! We should all have one of those in our home.


Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh Laura, this is just wonderful. I'm so wanting a space like this. The old washtub filled with potting soil is just my favorite! Your pots and bricks and stained glass just bring it all together! I can just see you there. I'd love to see your outdoor spaces, they look magical to me!
love you,

Lisa said...

You Gardening Queen...Your sweet shed is truly where the magic happens. You are the gardener I aspire to be.:)

Lemon Lane Studio said...

A real potting shed...something definitely on my wish list, along with a compost bin. Such a nice space, definitely where you create!

donna baker said...

And it's a fine one too Laura. My garden is just coming on. Had my first ripe tomato today and getting ready to start canning green beans, blackeyed peas, tomatoes, pickles and wild plum jam, blackberry jam and crabapple jelly.

Theresa said...

Love it dear Laura! I gasped at that window! So absolutely beautiful and meaningful:) Have a blessed and restful day! HUGS!

Deb said...

I love your the stain glass window

Carole and Chewy said...

Your garden shed is perfect -I especially love the little brick porch -gets me motivated to put one of those in front of my little greenhouse!

Claudia said...

Laura, your shed is wonderful. To me there is nothing better than having a shed full of pots and potting soil where one can look out at the garden.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Wow! What a great garden room you will have when all of the pieces are assembled.

Olive said...

Hey...I like it...gardening is good for the soul...I think you have a fine soul.


Marigene said...

Beautiful pot from San Miguel de Allende!

Debbie's Garden said...

Laura I can FEEL the quietness in your sitting space and little porch. I can FEEL the heat of the day too. It all feels personal and yours and with no one in the pictures I feel like I'm snooping almost!
I too have spots where I can just sit for hours and stare at everything around me and just not get tired of it. It's somehow spiritual.

June said...

Laura sweet, I love your garden shed. Your thinking chair would get a lot of use if I were there. Don't you find that the garden is the best place to think and ponder. I think that brick patio is 2die4! I love private spaces like this. Thanks so much for making me feel so welcome and comfy. I'm glad your back home safe again dear friend.
hugs to you from here

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your garden shed is great. You've filled it with so many memories and treasures. No wonder you like sitting in there to enjoy the garden or plan your next project. Thanks for the tour.

trash talk said...

Leave it to you to put a unique twist on your creative space. Most folks would think studio...I love your garden house because that's where you the garden. Love it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I am so envious of your garden shed...just wonderful! Love the pots with the doves and the one with rings on the handle. The three tier stand holding your garden tools is so creative.
xo, Sherry

Rebecca said...

Hi Laura
Such a wonderful space! The garden shed...don't you even love the sound of it! Love all your pots especially the one with rings on it! That wash tub is great. It all is simply beautiful

Ashley said...

Its beautiful! I just love the space you have created.

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, what a special place you call your garden shed. I love what you created, it must be just a perfect place to sit and ponder with a tall glass of iced tea! Wish I could pull up a chair one day and join you my friend, then we'd take a stroll around and you could show me your slice of heaven.


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi My Sweet Laura Belle!
I love where you create and I too love to see what you see :)
(of course as long as it's at your house 'cuz you know I hate to sweat) haha
I hope you have another comfy chair next to yours for when I go visit with you :))))

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, why don't you hook up with Rhondi's Porch Party? It just started today. This would be perfect. There's a link on my blog.

I love all of your garden things, and these photos are stunning! Those garden pots are fabulous!

I would love to go to San Miguel de Allende. I've never been. We traveled through Central Mexico (Mexico City, Cuernevaca, Taxco, etc.) when I was young, but San Miguel de Allende is one place I would love to see!


Sheila :-)

Anne Marie said...

great photos Laura!! thanks for sharing all of those with us..........I would love to have something like that!!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hi Laura!

I love your garden shed! Love the washstand and all your other garden treasures!


Privet and Holly said...

Laura, this is darling! Like your own playhouse! I love all of the things that you have collected for this space. I can tell that this is a special spot and all of the items evoke a feeling of calm and repose. I would love to see a picture of the outside of the shed, as well! xx Suzanne

Marguerite said...

Your garden shed is such a special place! No wonder your garden is so beautiful! Especially those tomatoes! Wow!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Laura.. I love you showed your garden shed... My favorite place to creat too:-) The urns with the doves are gorgeous, what a treasure!

The Undomestic Mom said...

love it! and your blog!

Candylei said...

Looks like a wonderful place to creat and tomatoes right outside the door. I love gardening too!


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