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Monday, August 6, 2012

~ POT ~

As you know, POTTING BENCHES have been on my feeble mind a LOT lately.
After cruising Blogland in search of all the Potting Beauties around,
I have some GREAT....nay....FANTASTIC photos to share with you.
WARNING...lots of "eye candy photos"

 YES....THIS post is all about POTTING BENCHES
or just a  POTTING

Get ready to see some eye candy that will
I am just amazed at how much personality shows up in a simple potting bench.

Bloggers are so awesome and have such great ideas and just impress the pants right off me.
I've never had so many HEROS in my life.....and I
am loving every minute of it.
How I would love to meet these ladies in person.....I am pretty sure I would bow, kiss their hand and fall to my knees in front of them......
 "Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration."  ~Lou Erickson
at Elizabeth and Company.
I LOVE the green color...
and all the things around it.
That AZALEAS sign is PERFECT for this spot...and the galvanized buckets are adorable.
I have to find some of those, Elizabeth...too cute.
I am looking forward to seeing MORE photos of this workspace.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us...
You are going to have so much fun with it and that's what it's all about...

"What a woman needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. " ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871

Altho this isn't her potting bench, it's  an adorable shelf
on her fence and it would make a FANTASTIC potting bench.
It never dawned on me that shelves attached to the fence could be
this cute, MINDY.
The NEXT photo IS her potting bench that her hubs made for her....
 O, is so stinkin' cute.
No wonder you love it to pieces.
I love it, too.
The vintage window takes it all right over the top of CHARM.
THIS is her gorgeous outdoor room and I am just about EAT UP with envy.....:)
I LUV it so comfy and full of charm...and, I don't care what you say, MINDY...
I kind of like that coffee table with the WARP. :))
It might pose a problem with sitting my cup of coffee down on it, but, what the heck...
for THAT kind of cuteness, I'll just hold my cup. :))

MINDY has a LOT going on in her cute backyard paradise
that I would love for you to check out.
Please tell her bj said HEY.

"In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy."  ~Robert Braul
AUDREY also has A LOT of awesomeness to share with us..
AUDREY at TIMELESS TREASURES doesn't have only the cutest
potting bencheS......yep.....MORE THAN ONE.....
 ...she has an entire TWO ROOM potting shed with ALL KINDS of adorable
things around and in it...
for instance...take a look at these amazing metal TUBS full of GREENESS.
*heart beating a little faster here
 ...and this ROSES sign...just perfect in it's spot.
(I just wish I had saved some of my OLDEN license  plates...
Good Lord...mine go all the way back to 1959....)

You have to go over to see Audrey and check out this potting bench post
and read the cute story about the amazing sign.
So many of her treasures were given to her or were bought for a SONG.

This great chest with RED handles was a giveaway...
if anyone has something like this to GIVEAWAY,
Sweet Nothings
some more cuteness.
the woman has WATER !!
I'd like to show you ALL her cuteness....decided, tho, that you need to
go over, visit, take a look around, have a glass of TEXAS SWEET TEA with
AUDREY and see for yourself ......I really hope to go meet Audrey some day and
see all her POTTING ENCHANTMENT in person.
"Thanks, Mizz Audrey, for sharing your adorable POTTING BENCH/STATION/HOUSE..
I so love the olden and pure vintage pieces that you have added to your space.

"The best place to seek God is in a garden.  You can dig for him there. " ~George Bernard Shaw

I am sure all of you know KATE at CENTSATIONAL GIRL
Well, this woman BUILDS THINGS with the help of her MISTER.
Get a fresh cup of coffee and another piece of that DELICIOUS coffee cake and
find a comfy seat and

Kate and her Mister really
did a fantastic job on this beautiful potting bench. I think it's something like 6 ft. long.

She has more great photos of it
and gives links to directions for building this beautiful work horse.

Just imagine the pretty pots of flowers the girl is going to turn out....

bet her yard will be full of

Look at those cute water faucet knobs....
I LOVE THOSE....and, guess what.........
and you can get some, too.
I've seen them on dressers, chests, walls....
endless possibilities.
Looking back, I see AUDREY also has some cute faucet knobs...
Stand back, folks, I am ordering some TODAY. 

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."  ~Hanna Rion

belongs to

I'm pretty sure she has a BLAST, potting on such an adorable bench....
and she could have looked
and not found a prettier BLUE to paint this lady with.
I also love that white table beneath...looks like it holds a
BUNCH of necessary supplies for

"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden."  ~Robert Brault

THIS cutie belongs to LINDA. 
I love all the cuteness she's got going on here.

I also love your cute watering cans and those seed packets stuck in the olden window.

Again, it surprises me how much personality and charm a potting bench can have.

You did a great job on building a delightful work space, Linda.

I dearly love the use of the vintage window.

"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."  ~Author Unknown

 My sweet blogging friend, BETH of BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE  graciously shared
photos of her amazing POTTING BENCH.

I really like your watering cans....
the watermelon one is really unique and cute, Beth.

 Beth has her bench  beneath her deck so it must be a lot cooler there.

Sure is a pretty, healthy, GREEN fern.....
must be the good water from the cute cans.:)
Thanks so much for sharing your pretty space with all of us, Beth.
Now, put on that cute hat and.......start potting.

"In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.  To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.  I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels."  ~Dodinsky 
 This pretty potting set-up belongs to CARLENE at
couldn't be more perfect for the spot....
and take a look at her awesome
WATERING CAN collection.
I am sooo envious !

Thanks, Carlene, for sharing your beautiful gardening area....
it is so

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ”

Beatrix Potter
 This potting bench becomes a DRINK STATION when
MARLIS, of CREATIVE JOURNEY blog entertains.
She says as soon as the party is over,
PLANTS go back on her potting bench.
A great idea !
When she had a birthday party for MR. MARLIS, she gathered a lot of his
photos, taken throughout his life, and hung them with clothes pins and twine.
Great idea, Marlis.
Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.
Marlis has a lot to share over at her place....drop over sometime.

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns....
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
Abraham Lincoln

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cute, inventive and delightful potting benches from around Blogland.

I sure did enjoy getting all the photos and putting together this beautiful, outdoor

I've learned how you can take just about anything, add YOUR personality to it,
and make it all come alive with

I do hope you all have a delightful
Potting Bench kind of day.

XOXO, bj

Gardens and potting places are just plain
"It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening.  
You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not." 
 ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

My thanks to all the hosts of these great weekly parties.
Go by and just DROOL at all the talent in Blogland....and thanks so much for stopping by


TexWisGirl said...

you do hang with some awesomely creative folks, bj. :) almost makes me want to get my fingers in the dirt. :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh my goodness- I got so sidetracked I barely remembered to come back to say thank you. I found a couple of new blogs~ Blessings- xo Diana

xinex said...

So much creativity here to absorb, BJ. you are really making want to have a potting bench. These are all so cute!...Christine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What wonderful potting benches! I am itching to get back into a home of my own so I can have a potting bench again. These were great inspirations!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh I am so cracking myself up here. I saw Pot...and I thought, hmmm, this should be interesting!! Just shows you where my mind went...maybe that is what I need to get through the rest of this Hot summer...just sayin! Oh, btw, the potting benches are really great!! Gotta go now...I laughed too much!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love them all..
something about a potting bench makes me SMILE.

Beth said...

I loved all of the ideas and photos. I would love a potting bench if I still had a place to put one. ;-)

Jo said...

Good for the soul,amen!..working with soil is so therapeutic too,love all the work/potting benches,I have an old window from my granny's house,I need to get MrNeverLazy to whip up one of these great places to work.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wow, I have enjoyed all your eye candy! I love potting benches , too!
Great Post!

Vee said...

Oh gathered a lot of good ones here or the gals sent them in for you I guess. I will be visiting each of these blogs on the morrow while I'm having my coffee.

Your bench is still looking mighty fine!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Thanks so much for sharing my little potting bench BJ! And I just loved seeing all the inspiration. Makes me want to get out there and play in some dirt!

Cindy Riggs said...

Love you blog. You are so creative and inspiring. Am a new follower. Come visit and follow me too. Thank you, Cindy

Beth said...

Hi BJ, You found some lovely potting benches, BJ. I really enjoyed your running commentary and the gardening quotes. Great job, and thank you for showing my potting bench. Have a great week!
Hugs, Beth

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I got some great inspiration for my potting bench~love those water facet handles on Kate's bench! Thanks for sharing my potting bench in your post! It was fun to see how we all express ourselves differently! I hope to dress mine up for fall and I'll share it again! Hugs, Linda

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, they are all awesome. Because we have loads of old windows Joe could make me one with one of our windows. Thanks for the inspiration. Until then potting on anything I can find:} Olive

Audrey said...

WOW bj, you sure know how to put an entertaining blog together. Every area/potting bench was so interesting. So much inspiration in all of them. Great job with all the quotes and your cute comments. Thank for including Timeless Treasures in the awesome talented group.
Love you bj.....
Audrey Z.

Leslie said...

They are all just sooo pretty!!!!
I love and admire my bloggy friends too ~ I have made some lifelong friendships with some great women!!!
Have a great new week.

Sweet Tea said...

Absolutely beautiful outdoor spaces - I especially enjoy the ones with a bit of whimsy. Fun blog post!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I have a thing for potting benches. These were so creative! I enjoyed every single one!

SavannahGranny said...

BJ, great post. so much inspiration. Now I have a really bad case of potting bench envy. I have had one in the past. When it died I didn't replace it. Bad move on my part.
have a great week, Blessings, Ginger

Pondside said...

All of those benches are so very cute. I have one, but it would need a whole lot of TLC before it could be presentable.

Kris said...

Wowie....a bunch of really great stuff out there! I also love the outdoor room with the warped coffee table!!
XO Kris

Sarah said...

What a fun post, BJ. This was such a clever idea. So many creative ideas!

Mindy said...

Woweeee! I'm in some seriously good company here! I can't wait to go check out all the others. Thanks for always having such sweet things to say.

Debbie said...

POTTING ENVY!! This is just wonderful and full of so many more fantastic ideas and inspiration. I'm going to have to come back about three more times to get it all in. Loved it!

Theresa said...

So many great ideas and BEAUTY! I have lots of inside and outside chores to catch up on. Most of my plants need some attention:) It would be nice to have one of those cute potting benches to work on:)

Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

Beverly said...

Wow, BJ. This is wonderful, and you were so right about the eye candy. I love each and every one.

And, your potting bench belongs right up there with the stars.

Irene said...

These are all so darn cute.

Maria @ LSS said...

Wonderful pics. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I have major potting bench envy, just like you. The one with the faucet is to die for:-) Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

Debby said...

I have something (table) I found in our garage. I spied it and sked Hubby where it came from. He said from the shed of the cottage we used to have. I need something for the back of it and it would make a perfect potting bench. I have it in all it's ugliness on my long front porch. I need to paint it a little. I have used it to plant flowers on and to paint things on.
Thanks for all the goodness in this post. WOW.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

These are all so lovely, I just wish I enjoyed gardening!

joan anythinggoeshere said...

what a fun feature on potting benches. they are all so wonderful. and thank you for including a link to my vintage faucet handles in my etsy shop. joan@anythinggoeshere

Maria Elena said...

Love, love the potting bench! I have been wanting one for so long! Great inspiration!

Designs By Pinky said...

Holy canoli, what beautiful potting benches you found!!!! YOU deserve one, BJ. I know you have been searching for one for awhile. I hope you find (or get Mr. Sweet to make you) one soon!!!! Thanks for introducing us to some new blogs too. XO, Pinky

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Tons of fun...I have a little potting area that I have been "playing with" all summer. You've inspired me to finish it up before the summer is over...better late than never?? Thanks!! Laurel

On Crooked Creek said...

What a darling post on Potting Benches, dear friend! I liked them all...but I like yours BEST! Too cute with the drawer open and a pot of geraniums stuck inside!!! Thanks for showing us all of the creativity out there in the Land of Blog...and for introducing us to a few new friends!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Thanks for the nice feature and comments on my potting bench!

mississippi artist said...

Thank you for posting all these cute garden things, I will be busy drooling and looking at them the rest of the evening.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Those are GREAT. If I could just get anything in a pot....I need a potting bench!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

After a long day of staring at boring PowerPoint slides, I so much appreciate your eye candy! :)

Shortcut to Sunrise

Kathleen Grace said...

A potting bench is just what our new garden needs, I'll have to keep my eyes open! I love your pretty red one:>)

Tito Eric said...

What wonderful photographs! So much great stuff ... and that deck!

Cheers ... visiting from RT2!

Tito Eric of Panglao Island