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Christmas in the Potting Shed 2020

I am so excited to be part of the Christmas in the Greenhouse blog tour! If you just came from visiting Rachel at the Ponds Farmhouse, and her beautiful greenhouse, welcome!! So glad you are here!

Well, it has been quite a year..in more ways than one! I didn’t think I would even be sharing my potting shed decked out for Christmas this year. I got a jump on decorating early in November, but a wind storm derailed those plans. The tree was up and I had a pretty Christmas vignette set up on a glass table I had placed in the centre of the shed.

Along came the wind storm. The shed was moved half a foot!…the middle window in the back blew in, toppling the cabinet over onto the glass table, breaking the window in the door, along with a couple of the window latches. Needless to say, I was devastated. The windows in the cabinet were smashed, along with the glass tabletop. After a few tears, we began the clean up. Gerald carried 4 pails of glass out of there!! I am so thankful that things are coming together! There are a few repairs that will wait until Spring, but it could have been so much worse!

Once the clean up was done, I set to work. I stapled vintage sheets inside the cabinet doors in place of the glass. I like it even better than the glass! The tree is a vintage style tinsel tree that I have had for a few years. My daughter made the wreath for me last year, and it was a miracle it wasn’t ruined! The small greenhouse on the table survived as well!!! My little greenhouse on top of the cabinet has some faux boxwood balls and pink sparkly poinsettia clips inside. The only decorations on the tree so far, are my Christmas vintage postcards. I glued glitter around each one and clipped them on the tree with glittered clothes pins. I made the stars on the back wall from wrapping paper.

Vintage post cards all glittered up!

On the other side is my little electric fireplace. My vintage watering can with the tinsel tree fits perfect on it. And of course Coconut! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not be introduced to him yet. This fella showed up at our farm about a month ago… after several inquiries, he didn’t appear to have a family…so he is ours now!

I placed a garland made from vintage Christmas postcards on my vintage sink potting bench.

Outside, I filled the flower boxes with cedar that I clipped off of our hedge, and I placed a pink pail full of cedar in my vintage sled. The pink rubber boots always make an appearance by the shed. They are filled with cedar as well. I have some pink glittered balls from the dollar store wired to the cedar ( you can’t see the ones in the flower box because Coconut is sitting on them..haha)

A bit of pink ribbon added here and there.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek into my potting shed! I am so thankful that I was able to decorate it this year, and I appreciate each one of you! Happy decorating!

Now next on our Christmas in the Greenhouse tour is Kim from Shiplap and Shells!. You won’t want to miss seeing her charming space!

The Tour Continues – Click on the names below to follow along
The Ponds Farmhouse // Hydrangea Farmhouse // Shiplap & Shells // The Flowering Farmhouse

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24 Comments

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🎄

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Margie!!! xoxo

  2. Tracey,
    Oh my gosh! You did it. I can’t believe you came back from your damaged shed so quickly and made it look so perfect ! I loved every detail.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Rachel! My hubby had most of the heavy lifting, haha, I had the easy part of decorating!
      Thank you for including me on your fun tour!!!! xoxoxox

  3. Beautiful with a perfect mix of fur and fir 🌲🌲😻😻 ❤️❤️

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Lynnie haha xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. Aunt Barb says:

    Absolutely beautiful.. so good that the new kitty matches the decor.. lol…
    xxoo

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Aunt Barb! And ya, he’s a neutral colour, so he matches well! haha xo

  5. ginette4 says:

    Looks stunning as always…when I saw the aftermath pic on your instagram post I almost cried for you..so happy that not much was broken beyond repair..my Mom lost a few trees in that storms, luckily they weren’t close to her house

    Oh I love the vintage Christmas post card..going to be looking around for those in the future..looks stunning as a garland and hanging in your tree

    By the way we also saved a cat – August during that heat wave..he couldn’t be any older than 1 month old..full of fleas, weak and so thin..you could see his ribs..our other cat finally accepted him after 4 weeks – he’s getting neutered in Feb

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh thank you! I am so thankful for Gerald and his hard work cleaning it all up! I have collected those post cards
      for years!!! They don’t cost alot and are such little treasures! Have fun collecting them! And oh my! I am so glad
      that kitty found his way into your home!!!! Poor baby! xoxo

  6. I am so sorry about the windstorm! I’m amazed you had time to clean it all up and decorate. I love all your vintage decor. The greenery is the perfect holiday touch! So fun to be on this tour with you!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Jennifer!!! My hubby did most of the hard work, haha..I get to do the fun decorating! I was thrilled to be
      on this tour with you!

  7. Barbara Godelie says:

    Tracey, nicely done enjoyed the heart warming tour.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Barb! xo

  8. I’m so glad you were able to clean up your beautiful potting shed after the storm and the damage wasn’t more severe. I love the attention to detail seen here Tracey. Your style is so inspirational for me, and I just loved your tour!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Kim! I was so honored to be included in the tour! And I feel the same about you my friend! xo

  9. Barbara H. says:

    Your Christmas potting shed has emerged triumphantly from the rubble. Hard to believe the transformation in such a short amount of time. Congratulations.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Barb! Gerald worked hard! I had the fun part! haha

  10. Marilyn Moore says:

    WOW! What an inspiring picture of restoration!!! Beautiful. Coconut blends perfect with the festive decor . He certainly fits in with family as well in his new home. Amazing. xoxoxoxo. Mom.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Mom! xoxo

  11. Marg KrienseLokker says:

    Beautiful!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Marg! xo

  12. Cassandra Eldridge says:

    I’m in awwwe! Beautiful!!! This shed is exactly (well close) to what my hubby is building me. I’m so glad I saw this! Your floor is what I wanted, we had planned on doing a poured concrete slab! If I can ask what size is your Garden Shed? Mine is framed so far , will be a 10×16. I love how you’ve decorated it as well! ❤️

    1. Tracey says:

      Hi Cassandra! Thank you for your kindness! My shed is 12 x 12. I have a couple posts on the blog titled
      Building Our Potting Shed, if you wanted to check them out! Those posts give more detail!
      Thanks so much!!
      Tracey

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