Thursday, August 11, 2011

Potting Shed Fantasies

Cat over at INSPIRE BOHEMIA Sourced a dreamy multitude of inspiring Fantasy Potting Shed images in a recent Post... I found myself saving several to my favorites... and deciding I simply must do a Fantasy Potting Shed Post now.

I don't know the Sources of all of these fabulous images, but each has captured a matching Vision to what I have always envisioned the Perfect Fantasy Potting Shed for myself to be!

I lean towards the Time Worn unkempt look to a Potting Shed, one that looks as though it has been there a mighty long time and seen Seasons upon Seasons of Gardening.  An Organic look with lots of Character & Beautiful Old Gardening Tools, Terra Cotta, Galvanized Tin, Old Brick or Stone, Rustic Touches, Burlap, Baskets, Cloches, and unexpected Antique Touches like an ornate Crystal Chandie, Art & some lucious Boheme' Fabrics draping over lounging areas resplendant with very worn once oppulent Furniture.

Because you see, my Potting Shed wouldn't just be for Potting & Gardening... oh no, do you know that when I was Young I used to want to LIVE in Sheds such as these!?!  It's true... my Gran-Gran in North Wales had the most amazing Potting & Work Shed out back of their Historic Row House and I was enchanted by it... I spent more time in there imagining it as my Private Hideaway than anywhere else I can remember imagining in during my Childhood!  I can see it in my mind's eye and smell the delightful aromas even to this day... alas, no photos were ever taken in it to preserve and share the fond Memories I have of it... but to this day I've always wanted to capture it's essence in a Potting Shed of my own creation.

And to be sure there are plenty of Outbuildings on our acreage that I could have and should have already converted into said Fantasy Potting Shed... but I haven't... one Project or another always seems to get in the way of the transformation of one of those Buildings into my Fantasy turned Reality. *Le Sigh*  But I really have no excuse for not acting upon it after all this time... and perhaps now, inspired by the fabulous images Cat has shared via INSPIRE BOHEMIA  it might finally light a fire under me to quit procrastinating and get busy transforming one of these Perfect Old Buildings into my Fantasy Dream Potting Shed...

Be sure to visit Cat's Potting Shed Fantasy Post, I've only shared my particular Fantasy matches... yours might be captured in the many other lovely images she Sourced of Dreamy Potting Sheds!? 

Oh... and I discovered another one that reminded me of Viola St. Pierre's "Soul Temple Rooms" (pictured below) ...

 I have adored Viola's Vision of creating rooms from Architectural Salvage for years... this Glass House pictured below, built of Salvage, is to die for & reminiscent of Viola's lovely creations...

I've been saving Old Doors and Old Windows and their Vintage Hardware forever and a day to eventually build a Salvage Fantasy such as this... how very inspiring it is to see one manifested into the vision I've always seen in my head for so many years!!! *Epic Swoon... be still my beating Heart!*

So be sure to head on over to the SISTERS' Blog to see more of their fab designs and products!  It is a swoonfest of epic proportions!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian

•"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."-Albert Einstein

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."-Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


  1. Good morning Dawn....Oh what I wouldn't give to have my own special house to use as a potting shed or an art studio. The one's you have show us are so lovely.

    BTW....I live in AZ in the winter.....and only travel in the summer. Also, I too, was drawn to the quilt you mentioned....she did a small piece of art with the same effect and I was able to purchase it on this trip. Can't wait to get it home to find a special spot for it.

    Hugs sweet lady,


  2. Oh, you have put up some awe-inspiring photos! I've seen that one room with all the stained glass windows in a magazine. I still have the magazine... somewhere. I've always wanted a little shed or house of my own--it would probably end up being over-flowing with fun and cool stuff, though! When I was a kid, I liked playing in my Aunt's chicken coop. I just knew if I only had a little table, chair, and small bed, life would be perfect. You have given me much to think and fantasize about here!

  3. Hi Dawn,
    I am hoping you get this comment because I can't seem to get through to your blog:( I love all of the pictures you posted today. You are inspiring me because I now have a little greenhouse and want it to be a beautiful as ever. Thanks for all of your fabulous idea:) OK now let me click 'post comment' and hope you get it.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. Hi Dawn!

    Well, all of this was so much fun. I would love a garden shed like one of these!

    Lovely to meet you and thanks so much for stopping by.


  5. What a wonderful collection of photos! Oh how I would love to have any one of them :)


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