Decking The Halls in The Potting Shed

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3 Hours
Chalking up it up to Christmas and Decking Halls with a garden ladder tree in the Potting Shed.
I’m Decking the Halls in my Potting Shed for a little Christmas cheer. A ladder stands in as Christmas "tree" with pine garland.
My Potting Shed back door was a $12 salvage find, that had a broken glass window. Instead of replacing the glass, I added a board and painted it with chalkboard paint to "plant" with seasonal messages and inspiration.
I watered down some green acrylic craft paint for a light wash of color over the existing white paint, then dry brushed some brown acrylic paint on to highlight some areas. You can see how my Potting Shed has grown in 5 years since we built it here.
I added some glass knobs to the panels on the door to hang jars to hold flowers, chalk, or tools, etc.
Instead of boughs of holly, I’m hanging holly-adorned vintage postcards and Ball jars decorated with pine cones and sprigs of cedar.
My ladder is decked with a garland of pine, Leyland cypress & dried hydrangeas. Birdhouses, a watering can, a vintage red scale, bird ornaments decorated the steps.

Chickadees and Nuthatches are standing in for French Hens and Turtle Doves and perched by a trowel with a vintage bird guide book.
Pine cone and a squirrel ornaments are tied with twine and hanging from a vintage rake.
My Ferry’s Seeds Box is filled with a poinsettia, ivy, mini evergreens and bird’s nest. . .
And offering Christmas Greetings and wishes from vintage post cards.
You can see more Christmas around the Potting Shed,  here.
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Vintage Ferry's seed box
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