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In the Garden: 21 Delightful Window boxes (and the giveaway winner!)

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Don’t you just love window boxes?

They just seem to say cottage any place they are built.

window box with tall plantingsjulesduffy.com

Nantucket and all of Cape Cod certainly know how to dress them.

patriotic window box on Nantucketanchorinn.wordpress.com

window box with flag bunting in Edgartowntparty.typepad.com

dwarf Hinoki cypress and blue start juniper in window boxthisoldhouse.com

ivy geranium and purple verbenathisoldhouse.com

And if you really want over the top gorgeousness, the window box flower colors match the other flowers in the garden.

purple hydrangea matches window box flowersthisoldhouse.com

But New England does not have the entire market when it comes to them.  I do believe Charleston gives them a run for the money in this department too. Take a look at these Southern charmers.

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Charleston window boxes and pots

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I had never even thought about putting ferns in them until I saw these.

window boxes with ferns in Charlestonquintessenceblog.com

Still staying in the South, this one in Birmingham adds so much charm to this painted shingle home.

window box on Birmingham house

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And how about this beauty in Atlanta?  I love ALL the details on this home’s exterior!

Atlanta home from Traditional Home magazine Emily Jenkins Followill photo

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And don’t you think it is so pretty when shops have window boxes too?

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If we could make a trip to Great Britain, we could enjoy the window boxes in Chelsea.  I like the idea of simply putting flower pots on a shelf outside the window.  That would make it tremendously easier to change out your plants.

Chelsea flowerbox showbrabournefarm.blogspot.com

And if we were to cross the English channel, we could see this charming street in the Channel Islands.

hanging baskets and window boxestravelingcolors.net

But there is still charm here in our own country.  What do you think of this mint green window box on a log house?

mint green window box on log housemidwestliving.com

Here is a sweet one with small boxwoods in it.

window box with boxwood, petunias, geraniumthisoldhouse.com

I had to include a holiday one to show you they can be effective in the winter.

holiday window boxprettypinktulips.com

I am sure you have heard the recipe for a great window box is mix equal parts “spiller, thriller, and filler.” The spiller of sweet potato vine is the thriller for me in this next one.

sweet potato vine, petunias, and angelonia in window boxthisoldhouse.com

And oh my goodness at all the geraniums in this one!  So many you cannot even see the boxes that hold them.

red geraniums everywheremadeinitaly.com

In our previous home, my husband built window boxes on our children’s playset (which was kind of a combination treehouse/playhouse building.) That’s as close as we have come to having any window boxes.  I would love to add some here, one below the upstairs window over the porch and one outside the kitchen window.  The kitchen one could look a lot like this next one (just the window box – not the fountain/birdbath.):)

window box with red geraniums

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One last thing before you go. I wanted to let you know the winning entry from all your sweet comments on the gardening posts was this one:

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Congratulations Amy!  If you will email me your mailing address, I will get in touch with the wonderful people at Timeless Settings.  Then your beautiful crate of pots and lovely box of herb markers will be on its way to you.

Now for the rest of you, don’t feel bad.  I have at least two more giveaways coming for you this summer.:)So please come back and visit here.  I will leave you with a photo that shows you a window box, some lovely landscaping, and an area for outdoor entertaining!

window box and gardenstlmag.com

Enjoy your day…whether you are working in the garden, sitting behind a computer, or just goofing off.:)

Until next time…

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paula - June 6, 2014 - 10:18 am

What a feast for the eyes….thanks!

Cheri - June 6, 2014 - 10:18 am

Congrats to Amy on the give away.

I Love these window boxes, I just wish all my flowers were so full and lovely as all of these. Last night I was just looking at the wall under our kitchen windows and that window box idea was such a good idea…something else to add to the “honey do list.”

Have a great weekend, Kelly.

Anita - June 6, 2014 - 10:19 am

Hmmmm…some great ideas here for my window boxes. Very timely, thank you for sharing. I love the potato vine! It’s a great filler.

Dawn - June 6, 2014 - 10:21 am

Kelly,

I do like planter boxes. I have one off of our deck that I plant lavender in every year. I love lavender and it helps keep the mosquitos away. I would like another one that I could plant some herbs in. I don’t have a particular favorite from the ones above. They are all lovely and I never would have thought to put ferns in them until now. I have lots of ferns hanging around. I do like the mint green planter box for a lake house or cabin. Thanks for sharing these with us!

Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane - June 6, 2014 - 10:35 am

I have always loved window boxes, so thanks so much for doing this post, Kelly. My favorites would probably have to be the red, white, and blue variety, although I would gladly take any of them! I agree about the Traditional Home exterior–I love it all! Have a great Friday!

cindy hattersley - June 6, 2014 - 10:47 am

So much to love here! I can’t have windowboxes but love the look!!

Louvina - June 6, 2014 - 11:09 am

What a “balm to my soul ” this morning! Seeing these beautiful flower boxes was just what I needed. I loved all of them–especially the red, white and blue! I have my first one on my little shed with petunias and small US flags. I plan on changing them out for every season. These gave me som great ideas, Kelly. So happy for Amy — just know she will enjoy her prize! Wondering what you are up to next?!:) My friend in VA has a wooden fence with 3 old widow panes on it and flower boxes in front of each which she changes out each season– just lovely! I will be telling her to come look at your posting!

Brenda Kula - June 6, 2014 - 11:36 am

I love window boxes of all varieties, though I have only had one. It was on an A-frame green house in New Braunfes, Tx. In many ways wish I had never left there. What a picturesque town.
Brenda

Cindy Ross - June 6, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Love the window boxes. Everyone of them are so beautiful. I love the idea of ferns in them. My backyard has a lot of shade so I think I could get by with putting a window box on my shed under the window with ferns in it. Thanks for the idea. So happy for Amy I know she will enjoy her treasures. What a lovely gesture of you and Timeless Settings. I haven’t ordered that tin yet. Still pondering over if I would really have the space for it. Oh how I love it so. Enjoy your day!!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life - June 6, 2014 - 12:52 pm

There is just something that seems so magical and fairytale about a window box. Love all of your fabulous inspiration pics.

Garden, Home and Party - June 6, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Kelly,
I love window boxes. I don’t have a good spot for one at my own house, but I have a friend that has great success with 2 on the front of her home. They are always so pretty and welcoming. You’ve given us some really great examples here.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend, TGIF. =)
Karen

Sandy - June 6, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Kelly, the pictures reminded me of the many homes and buildings in Ireland that I saw two years ago. Breathtaking window boxes. I have always wanted them beneath our front windows above our boxwood. Thanks for sharing and giving inspirations.

Jayne - June 6, 2014 - 2:48 pm

I love window boxes. I wish I had a good window to put some on. I saw a really neat one on Pinterest (where else) that was a board with holes cut into it to hold the pots. I really like that for the easy of changing the flowers and pots.

judy - June 6, 2014 - 3:13 pm

every single one of those window boxes are breath-taking…i’d love to have any one of them. savannah has some lovely window boxes too.

i’d like to re-create the red, white and blue one for the 4th of july and leave it up all summer….if i can keep it alive in this heat!

hope you have a happy and productive weekend!

Lori - June 6, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Congratulations to Amy! I have always loved window boxes, but have never had a home with any. Bummer! With the 4th just around the corner, I really liked the patriotic boxes. They were all lovely though.

Arlene@Nanaland - June 6, 2014 - 4:16 pm

I loved the red white and blue window box as I am doing a red white and blue front garden this year! And i loved the one from Italy. Eye candy for sure.

Gail - June 6, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Hi Kelly: Absolutely beautiful! Such inspiration. I certainly hope you get that lovely window box by the kitchen, and all the other spots you desire. I think it will happen and you will be posting it shortly:-) How’s that for positive thinking:-) Loved the red white and blue ones.

Blessings…..Gail

Debra - June 6, 2014 - 4:45 pm

There’s a lot of gardening going on here. Love the many window boxes you’ve posted Kelly. I am partial to the Nantucket ones. I have several and mine are adorned with red and white petunias, asparagus fern, and geranium. Love the last picture. I love the potted boxwood, wire window box and wood patio set. That is definitely my taste. Oh, so pretty. Well, congrats to Amy. You lucky gal!

Debra

Bonnie Bryant - June 6, 2014 - 8:19 pm

These are so lovely. Another place that has beautiful window boxes is Germany. The weather there makes them so lush and doesn’t stress the plants
Ike our southern weather does!

Anne Boykin - June 7, 2014 - 7:04 am

Hi Kelly, Wow, I’ve been thinking about my window boxes since the pansies are done. Maybe I’ll try some fern since they’re in the shade. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great day too.

Amy O'Quinn - June 7, 2014 - 8:47 am

I am SO excited to be the winner for the Timeless Settings give-away for the pots and herb markers! What a delightful surprise! :) When we remodeled my grandparents’ farmhouse, one of the main things I wanted was window boxes under the windows across the front of the house. My brother-in-law built us some, and I have enjoyed planting and changing them out through the seasons over the years. During the holidays, I fill them with magnolia leaves, holly berries, and other greenery. Right now, they are empty–just waiting to be filled. Usually I do petunias in the summer, but this year, I may go with geraniums!
Again, so excited to be the winner! Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity! Happy Summer!
Blessings,
Amy

Jennifer from Chesapeake, VA - June 10, 2014 - 7:50 am

What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing!!! I now have an idea what I would like for my husband to build this would give my house the extra “umph” I think it needs! Once again, I could spend hours on your blog…….sipping coffee and seeing simple beauty.
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Thank you for reading and commenting Jennifer! I am sure there are plenty of husbands out there who wish bloggers would quit sharing ideas since their wives seem to come up with more for the honey-do lists, right?! (My husband is right there in that bunch. :) ) Window boxes shouldn’t be too hard to build, and they really do add such charm to a house.
Kelly

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In the Garden: 21 Beautiful Places for Your Outdoor Entertaining

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Pour yourself  a glass of lemonade, and let’s go sit up there.  It’s a bright sunny morning, and that patio is just waiting for us with all its lush plants and those cushioned chairs.  (You know I can’t resist anything with checks.)  Wouldn’t that be nice?

Or maybe we should take our lemonade over here and sit under all the vines.  After all, they left the door open for us to run back into the kitchen for a refill. (They must have known we were coming!)

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After we sit and chat for awhile, it will be time for lunch.  Which one of these would be your choice for our lunch in the garden? Perhaps this one with its blue and yellow color scheme?

blue and yellow tables setting

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Or maybe this one that has been pinned a zillion times on Pinterest?  I am loving that tablecloth and the rolled napkins!  You’re probably liking those mason jar glasses with straws, right?

Grace Happens baby shower with blue gingham tableclothnameisgrace.blogspot.com

Maybe we would be a little cooler though if we were out of the sun.  We could sit under the shade of the umbrella in this garden.

Veranda June 2014 Marston Luce gardenblog.asmarainc.com

Or the shade of the big tree at this lunch…but I think they are about to have a party for someone special.  Look how many presents are in that wagon!

party under the treescolincowieweddings.com

This one might be nice with its printed menu around all the napkins.

herb inspired dinner on the deckjaalaspartypantry.com

Or this one with its gorgeous striped rug.

Scot Meacham Woods dinner on the deck

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I think that pretty table on the striped rug might be a little too fancy for us for lunch.  Let’s have our lunch here instead.  Would that be alright with you?  We might get inspired with ideas for our 4th of July celebration (and besides, they have ice cream up there on the porch!)

Pottery Barn patriotic diningblog.potterybarn.com

We can wander home after lunch, do a little work in our own gardens and then go to an outdoor party for dinner.  What do you think of this one with its cute chairs?  I do like all the lights strung about!

Style me Pretty party for secret wedding

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Or maybe this one with its checked tablecloth?  She’s lighting the candles for us.:)(But I am afraid I am a little under dressed in my shorts, tee shirt, and flip flops.)

clay pots with seed packets for garden partysouthernliving.com

I’m probably under dressed for these next few as well.  We’ll just take a peek at them and all their pretty table settings. Okay?

Martha Stewart garden party

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potted plant centerpieces for garden partyvintageinspiredclothing.net

Pottery Barn outdoor diningpotterybarn.com

Isn’t that lovely lettering on the next table?!

Style Me Pretty rustic garden party Clayton Austin photo

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I might be dressed okay for this one.

rustic garden party dinner

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Oh wait.  How about dinner here?  This looks like a celebration that would be fun, and don’t you love all those lights?!  Let’s see if they have a spot for us.

backyard party

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The next day you can have breakfast with Kelley from the Polished Pebble in her charming garden.

Polished Pebble breakfast in the gardenppebble.blogspot.com

And then you can help a friend plan a garden birthday party for their child with ideas you found here..,

childrens garden birthday partycatchmyparty.com

and here…

Grow with Me birthday party from TomKat studio and PBKidsthetomkatstudio.com

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Was that enough garden party daydreaming for you? These have all made me want to string up lights over the deck and bring out tablecloths and candles.  There are soooo many creative folks out there who certainly know how to make things look beautiful!  And speaking of beautiful, from your comments on the last post, I think everyone wants a beautiful garden shed in their yard.:)Right?

herb party on the deck

And a whole bunch of you want to know about the wicker furniture on our deck from the Herb Dinner post. Well here is the source. We  purchased that set on sale last year from Home Depot.  They have it available here, but the cushions come in a red color this year – not the sand color that came with ours – but you can order the cushion covers in that color. The wicker is a very dark color – not black, but still very dark, and the chairs are weather resistant and very heavy. (Nope, I do not work for Home Depot – I just like that dining set.:))

One last reminder today about the giveaway of the herb pots, crate, and wonderful set of herb markers.  All the details are here.

crate of pots and box of wooden herb markersJust visit Timeless-Settings, and then come back and leave a comment about something you love from their store.  Your comment must be in by midnight 6/5/14 to be entered in the drawing.

Hope you’re having a great week and that you found some ideas here to help you do some outdoor entertaining.:)

dinner on the deck

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Until next time…

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***Giveaway has closed.  Congratulations Amy!***

   
Hilary @ My So-Called Home - June 4, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Hello there, I just discovered your blog a few days ago and I just have to tell you…I am in love! Your home is absolutely gorgeous and I am jotting down several ideas to “steal” from you :) My oh my I just love so many details throughout your home and I will be sticking around to see what’s coming next! Many blessings!

Garden, Home and Party - June 4, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Kelly,

I saw at least 4 settings that I would love to dine in. The roof top image is amazing, so pretty, and imagine the view?! Honestly, your table and place settings are every bit as lovely as what you’ve shared. I love your furniture, nice to know it’s available at Home Depot.

I need to start planning some meals for our back yard patio.
Thanks for the inspiration.
xo,
Karen

Dawn - June 4, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Kelly,

I love all the garden party ideas you have posted here. They are all lovely. We do have dragonfly lights hung around the top of our screened in porch and eat out there sometimes. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures with us.

Becky - June 4, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Hi Kelly. What beautiful dining areas.
My two favorites are the herb dinner and the red,white and blue.
So pretty.
Time settings pick for me today is the hanging bird feeder. It could work in so many places. Have a great evening Kelly. Blessings, Becky

Louvina - June 4, 2014 - 6:52 pm

What fun! So many good ideas– liked the table runners going across the table cloths. I agree with Karen, your table settings are ” right up there” with all of the magazine settings! Looking back at TS site I viewed the holiday items and love the glitter birds and Nativity set. I dream about Christmas all year long and find myself even singing carols in mid-summer! Won’t be long until Xmas in July!:)

Amy O'Quinn - June 4, 2014 - 7:16 pm

What lovely pictures. I am very partial to garden-y type parties and outdoor entertaining, so I really enjoyed looking at all these wonderful settings! I looked at the Timeless Settings website, and I fell in love with the Turquoise Iron Serving Kitchen Tray. So vintage, yet classy and practical as well!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Amy O’Quinn

Cheri - June 4, 2014 - 8:17 pm

LOVE all those patios, each one had me at “Ahh.” Someone can really show relaxation in the plants, tables, seating and table top decor, I need someone like that to show me how to decorate our large deck so that it would be a place we would want to spend more time.

I went back to the Timeless Settings and I love those wire baskets…the rectangle shaped ones. I think those would be easier to use than the round ones.

Cindy Ross - June 4, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Wow!!! I have been reading for the past several days. Trying to catch up on the past couple of weeks. I have missed a lot. Have been trying to work on my porch and haven’t had much time to spend on the computer. Sorry I have been missing out. Love that I am back. Loved the sheds, love the table settings, love the site Timeless Settings. I found the cutest Galvanized Tin Birdseed Bucket for storing birdseed. I believe I am going to have to order. Looks as if you are enjoying your summer. Hopefully I can try to share pics of my porch and deck when I am finished. :)

Monika - June 4, 2014 - 9:19 pm

Oh, Kelly, what wonderful outdoor spaces. So inspiring. Checked the Timeless Settings site once more and discovered the Lavender Liquid Hand Soap Gift Set. Might have to order that, too.

Kathy - June 4, 2014 - 9:30 pm

I am loving Timeless-Settings! I would be buying anything with birds on it because I am using that theme at my daughter’s wedding. (Your blog is the only one I am allowing myself to read every time I get a notification. I guess after September I can catch up on others that I missed.) The patios are awesome! I love the tablescapes and lights. I like lemonade but I would be sipping some early morning coffee in those happy places.

sharon - June 4, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Kelly,
Another wonderful blog. All of the outdoor entertaining gardens were beautiful but I like the simple ones the best.
Sharon

Nana Diana - June 4, 2014 - 9:53 pm

Oh- They are all just gorgeous, Kelly. I would love to be a guest at any one of those places. xo Diana

Lori - June 4, 2014 - 10:02 pm

The wicker 4th of July setting is my pick. The porch in the background makes it for sure. I looked around Timeless Settings a bit more and found the metal baskets…I have so many uses for those! Great selection of decor and good prices.

Debra - June 4, 2014 - 11:22 pm

There are quite a few here I would absolutely love as outdoor dining areas. The second picture you posted is a favorite. I have a strong love for pergolas right now. I think though the unique built in bench with those gorgeous chairs and strung lights are wonderful too. Well Kelly, your herb dinner setting is as lovely as any you’ve posted here. Your new dining set just goes so well with the décor of your home. What a wonderful choice Kelly. Well, let me just say, that as much as I love dining outside, here in the Midwest it can be challenging. The mosquitoes seem to be appearing a little sooner this year, since we keep on getting bouts of rain. Oh sweet summer and all it brings…..

Debra

Anne Boykin - June 5, 2014 - 4:00 am

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the inspiration photos! Your outdoor setting is beautiful. Love your patio furniture. I visited the Timeless-Settings website and I love the sweet Veranda Birdfeeder. Thanks too for the giveaway. I sure enjoy your posts!

donna - June 5, 2014 - 6:38 am

Just love sitting outside on a summer night in the South, listening to the crickets and other night sounds. Love wicker for the outdoors. Went back to Timeless Settings and just decided I wanted EVERYTHING!! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Lynn Mihok - June 5, 2014 - 9:20 am

Okay… Now I am really inspired for some al fresco dining…Perhaps this week end!!! Thanks for sharing these tantalizing veiws!

Lynne - June 5, 2014 - 2:51 pm

I love the vintage soap/sponge holder at TS. Have you seen it?
I really enjoyed looking at all of these outdoor spots and yours is one of my favs. We plan to dine outside all weekend because we are headed to Pine Mountain camping with the extended family.

Jennifer from Chesapeake, VA - June 5, 2014 - 5:52 pm

I am in LOVE with the garden sticks and case. Just as they are. We have put up the biggest herb garden we have ever had this year and they would look perfect!

Martha - June 5, 2014 - 9:34 pm

These garden settings are lovely! A garden party sounds so inviting and such fun, BUT when do people have them????? Here in North Carolina we have only a few weeks in the Spring when the weather might be warm enough without mass quantities of biting bugs. We have a huge industrial size fan we use to keep bugs away, it seems to work better than bug zappers or citronella candles. Of course then you are eating in a mini hurricane. My husband grills outside, but unless we are making ice cream with the grandchildren, we now eat inside in the air conditioned,bug free dinning room. As much as I love the idea, the reality is that this old lady doesn’t want to sweat and hit mosquitoes while I eat….

anita - June 6, 2014 - 1:19 am

I too really like the lunch menu wrapped around the utensils. Very simple and chic. I can’t wait until we can eat outside and enjoy the some nice weather.

In the Garden: 25 Charming Garden Sheds

Talk of the House Garden Shedssource

When I was a young girl, my family made many trips to Callaway Gardens.  My brother and sister enjoyed eating breakfast at the Country Store; my mother liked seeing all the azaleas, and my father to this day still devours their muscadine sauce, but one of my favorite things to see there was Mr. Cason’s vegetable garden. I loved seeing the rows of plants growing in that big garden – especially the tomatoes, and there was the cutest little red roofed building amid all the greenery.

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That was probably the first garden “shed” (if you can call it that) I became enamored with.  I still love seeing them in gardens, and one day I hope we will have one here.  (The blueprints for our home even included plans for a matching outbuilding.:))So while we are perusing all-things-garden for the next few posts, I thought you might enjoy taking a look at a few delightful outbuildings.  Besides being utilitarian, they seem to add so much charm to a garden. First up…P. Allen Smith’s city garden shed. It too has a red roof! (You may remember reading about his Moss Mountain farmhouse here.) And of course the red door is perfect.:)

P Allen Smith city garden shedsusancohangardens.com

And while we are looking at sheds that belong to famous people, Ina Garten has one that is beautiful. Even if it doesn’t have a red roof, I love all the vines growing on it!

Ina Garten garden shedonline.wsj.com

This next one could be a sister to Ina’s shed couldn’t it?  It has a very similar style. Love the lattice on the roof for future climbing vines, and if we had a more formal garden, I would love to have a white obelisk like the one pictured there. The small patio would be wonderful for a summer meal.

garden shed with patio areabhg.com

Here is another one with a space for outdoor dining. I think this one fits perfectly with our house with its color and board and batten walls….hmm…might need to show this one to my husband.:)

garden shed with barhouseplans.southernliving.com

I believe this next one is actually part of a cottage, but wouldn’t it make a great design for a garden building?  And there’s more space for outdoor dining here as well.

dark walls with white trimhouseandhome.com

Now I know all garden buildings don’t have to be dark or rustic.  Here are a few white ones that are simply charming, and this first one with its pergola is gorgeous.

garden building with pergolabhg.com

Can you believe this one surrounded by a picket fence is pre-fab construction??

pre fab garden shedsouthernliving.com

More picket fencing with this one (and the interior of the New England home it goes with is very drool-worthy.)

New England nautical building in the garden

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There’s a touch of picket fencing with this one too.  Notice that it has a window box on the side for added charm.

garden shed with flowers

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Another white garden building amid amazing flower beds.

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This romantic beauty is certainly not where you are potting plants.

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I love love love the simplicity of this one (and you really need to read the wild story at the accompanying blog post.  It is amazing!)

Virginia garden cottagegoingtoseedinzone5.wordpress.com

Here is another very simple design – but pretty nonetheless.  There are complete diy directions for building it at the website if you are interested in creating one like it.

diy garden shed

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How about a garden building made from old windows and salvaged items?

greenhouse made from windowsdishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com

This garden setting is luscious.  The window boxes and plant on the door are charming, but that stacked stone pond is what I love most here.

garden shed with stacked stone poolhgtv.com

I’m a sucker for the window boxes filled with geraniums on this building. Have you noticed how many of these have a cupola?

garden shed with window boxesoldhouseonline.com

Okay. Forget the window box and cupola…just put a shelf above the door and a picnic table in the yard.:)

garden shed by picnin tablebhg.com

If we had a mountain cabin (in Highlands!) I would want this little garden shed out back.

wooden garden shedsummerwood.com

Or perhaps this one.  I particularly like the porch on the side with the potting table there. (There’s another cupola!)

garden shedcountrycarpenters.com

More sheds for the mountain cabin.  You should check out Donna’s post(s) on her grapevine covered rustic garden shed.  She built it herself.

rustic garden shedfunkyjunkinteriors.net

Another lush setting for an outbuilding.  I suppose you would need a ladder to fill those beautiful planters above the entrance, right?

garden shed in shade gardensouthernliving.com

Let’s totally change styles here.  You probably remember this one from the Southern Living Idea House in Habersham from several years ago. The building itself is very simple, but the architectural details in the overhangs and the potting shelf add so much charm to it!

Southern Living Sugarberry plan garden shedhouseplans.southernliving.com

And finally, if we had a house in New England, this is exactly what I would want for our garden shed…gray shingled exterior, white trim, bright blue door and shutters (or maybe red:)) and a flag.  And of course it wouldn’t be complete without the blue hydrangeas beside it.

Cape Cod style garden shedpineharbor.com

So are you ready to build a garden shed in your yard?  We don’t need any more projects around here for awhile, but when the to-do list shrinks, I think a little building out back could be added to the list.  (I’ve got a spot in mind next to the apple trees.:))

yard by the apple trees

Don’t forget about the giveaway we have with Timeless Settings going on until next Thursday, June 5, 2015.  You can read all the details about it at the end of the post here. Just visit their site, come back and leave a comment about something you love there, and you are entered in the random drawing for all of this…

crate of pots and box of wooden herb markers

Hope you are having a great weekend and that you are enjoying a garden somewhere!  I have a few geraniums to plant today, but I can hear the frogs croaking for rain.

Until next time…

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***Giveaway has closed.  Congratulations Amy!***

   
Sandy - June 1, 2014 - 10:50 am

Truly enjoyed your blog today. Admired the fabulous garden sheds. I’ m hoping to add a small potting table in our back this summer. Enjoy your summer break.

Martha - June 1, 2014 - 11:23 am

I am so excited that I am receiving e-mail notices of new posts from you AGAIN……hope they don’t stop.
I love these garden sheds so much….so many ideas. My husband made a marvelous chicken coup a few years ago that would have made a wonderful shed…but those darn chickens seem to like it too much.
I am going to have him look at these and maybe he’ll get the bug to build me one. Right now I have my corner of the garage,and this would give him more room in there…hint..hint….wink…wink.They really do have such charm and conjure up so many lovely ideas.
I hope you are having the great weather we have been experiencing lately here in NC, I know that the hot, humid weather is on the way, but it has been really nice.

Becky - June 1, 2014 - 11:48 am

Hi Kelly. I love sheds and and all of these were great.
We have an Amish built shed with double doors and windows on either side and on both ends.
There are window boxes filled with red geraniums, green sweet potato vine and basil. I change it out with something different each year.
It has a couple and it’s painted dove gray with white shutters and trim.
We have hydrangeas and butterfly bushes planted on each end.
Some of your pics gave me more ideas for out back. Thank you for researching all of those.
I do like the double bucket with the bird. So many beautiful things on the site. Have a great day Kelly. Blessings, Becky

donna - June 1, 2014 - 11:54 am

Hi Kelly- Just love everything at the Timeless Settings. Really could use the plant markers and wire baskets. Love your blog and all your neat ideas!
Donna

Lynn Mihok - June 1, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Yes please… My imagination runs away with images me in my very own garden shed… Thanks for sharing…

Louvina - June 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Enjoyed viewing the garden sheds. They really add a lot of charm to the garden area. I have been visiting TS site and looking at more things. I especially like the bird bookends and the recipe holders. Can’t believe it is the first day of June!! Getting ready to bake a chicken with lemon and rosemary with herbed dressing, fresh creamed corn and a lemon cake! I must be in “yellow shade” mood:)

Anita - June 1, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Kelly I was hoping that you were not going to ask your readers which is their fave! Honestly, I have hard enough time choosing a meal from a dinner menu :). I would love to have a shed if space permitted on my property. These sheds are so dreamy. Thank you for sharing.

Anita - June 1, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Do take a peak at the shed of Carolyn’s blog at Aiken House and Gardens. Super dreamy!

Vicki - June 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Hmm, you’ve got my wheels turning. We have a shed with a trellis on it, but it looks nothing like these beauties! The one with the space for outdoor dining is pretty cool. Like you, I don’t need any more projects, but this will be a great reference when I do.

Gail - June 1, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Kelly: Absolutely amazing sheds! I don’t have one currently in my backyard, actually never thought of one, but this is giving me ideas. Thanks so much for posting. The landscaping is beautiful! Your blogs make me super happy:-)

Lynne - June 1, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Well I love all these garden sheds too. I have a pretty neat one myself that my sweet husband built many years ago. I don’t know what I would do without it. It holds gobs and gobs of stuff!
I love that stacked stone wall too on the waterfall. I have often thought about attaching a greenhouse lean-to on the side of my shed made out of old windows. I read about Baldwin the crow. Such a sweet story… Love the tin pouring bucket in the catalog. It would certainly get used around here. Oh, I am getting your emails again but not by Bloglovin’. Crazzzzy!

Debra - June 1, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Well, I absolutely loved this post. So many of the sheds I had seen before when I was looking for shed inspires, but quite a few here are new to me. It was dream of mine for many years to have a small outbuilding. Finally my husband, nephew and son built one for me last summer. It is a work in progress still. I am still tweaking it, as they say. I am currently working on landscaping. It has a lean to on it and I wish to screen it in this summer, I hope. I so enjoy it. I call it the Hen House, as it my “gal” hang out. I have vintage wicker pieces, a hutch and pedestal table I bought at the local flea market. I found a brand new fireplace mantel, at no other, than Goodwill. A builder had dropped several off to unload. What a score. Its fun. You will have your shed Kelly and it will be beautiful. Dreams do come true… I waited a long time, but it makes you savor it all the more when it finally happens. I will have to check out a few of your links. Wonderful post Kelly..

Debra

Sharon - June 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Kelly,
LOVED this post. Garden sheds are right up there with porches for me. There wasn’t a single shed that I didn’t like.
Sharon

Nana Diana - June 1, 2014 - 10:15 pm

This is SO weird-sometimes your posts come through for me and sometimes they don’t! Anyway- I am glad this one did because I absolutely LOVE garden sheds. These are ALL wonderful- I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Hope you have a good week, Kelly- xo Diana

Garden, Home and Party - June 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Kelly,
This is a particularly dear topic to me. I have wanted a small structure in our backyard for years. Tight association rules and “want” more than “need” probably reads doing without. Still, I love seeing backyard cottage structures.
Karen

Shar - June 2, 2014 - 8:27 am

Yes-I am a collector of garden shed photos! Country Gardens magazine has a shed or two in every issue–a great place to browse & plan! ;)

Merri Jo - June 2, 2014 - 10:21 am

Oh, these delightful “sheds” made me very reminiscent about the little playhouse that stood in my great-grandmother’s backyard when I was a child. I would step inside that little wonderland and play for hours with a miniature real china tea service at the little table & chairs. I imagine that I could easily while away the hours in one of these enchanting sheds, escaping the world for just a little while!
Thanks for sharing these, Kelly!

Marianne in Mo. - June 2, 2014 - 12:17 pm

I just love a cute shed! So many gardening possibilities around them! Sadly, our homeowners association won’t allow them where we live now. I hope that rule will change someday, but doubt it. Too many people regard sheds as strictly a spot to store more stuff, and let them deteriorate and look tacky. Or they buy those cheap metal ones that can blow away in a stiff wind. I had a cutie of a shed at our old home, with a perennial garden attached, and roses and clematis growing up the side. Would love to repeat that here at our new home!

Dawn - June 2, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Kelly,
The garden sheds are all lovely. My favorite is the very first one pictured. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Barb - June 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Great post Kelly! Our shed has a vintage bike propped up against it, with flowers in the basket. Thanks to your post, I’ve got even more ideas for the shed. I also clicked on the Muscadine Sauce link, which led me to the recipe (copied it), which led me to the link to Calloway Gardens Country store (muscadine sauce ordered)! Our daughter is coming home to visit this weekend and I think the biscuits will be great for breakfast. Thanks!

Cheri - June 3, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Gosh…all those sheds were just great, wouldn’t mind any one of them in my yard.

Row. - June 3, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Oh my! I loved this post, I had to stop myself from pinning them all : ) I have always wanted a garden shed like a few of these. I cant wait to see more of your garden progress!

Lori - June 3, 2014 - 10:23 pm

What a wide variety of garden sheds. I enjoyed them all. Timeless Settings website is wonderful! I can see why you said “yes!” to them. :) I love the vintage style caddy with bottles. Well, truth be told, the list of items I spied is quite long. I will need more time to stroll through their site. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Monika - June 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Timeless Settings – what a great site! The post and plant markers are beautiful and but there are many, many other items I would cherish. Thanks for pointing us to this inspirational website.

Kathy - June 4, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Fun potting sheds! My favorites are the drool-worthy New England ones. (I am going to be using that term, drool-worthy.) I checked out Timeless-Settings and love the bird photo frames on the stands. And, I am going to be checking out that site again. Love it!

Cindy Ennes - June 5, 2014 - 5:36 pm

I want to step right into those photographs Thank you finding all this great inspiration

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