She Sheds : A Room of Her Own and a Giveaway

Do you have something that you have always wanted as part of your home,

or on your property, but never got around to having it built or created?

Just always dreaming that some day . . . .

That something for me is a mini Greenhouse, my “she shed”.

There is a book about She Sheds, “She Sheds : A Room of Her Own” by Erika Kotite.

Do you recognize this amazing Potting Shed a.k.a. She Shed?

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It’s Mary’s of Home Is Where The Boat Is Potting Shed. Her “She Shed”

She Sheds can be a potting shed, an artist’s studio, a place to retreat,

truly a room of your own.


Mary’s Potting Shed is featured in this book,

in the chapter of Sheds for Gardeners.

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As soon as Mary posted about this book, I knew I had to have this

for future reference and of course because Mary’s Potting Shed is in it.

I love the way Mary so beautifully styles her potting shed, indoors and out.

Isn’t this breathtaking?

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From day to day . . . and season to season.

From the beautiful bounty of Fall decor.

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To the enchantment of the Christmas season.

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The Potting shed is always dressed to the nines.

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Flowers abound in the shed.

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Flowers impeccably styled with beautiful vintage items.


Every surface . . .  walls, doors, floors,

incredibly decorated with Mary’s special treasures.

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I love this book so much that I want to share one with my readers.

I am giving away one copy of She Sheds : A Room of Her Own.

All you have to do to win, is LEAVE A COMMENT.

The giveaway will end on February 6th. The Winner will be chosen at random.

Good Luck and have a most beautiful day!!!

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post…..all glorious reviews and the giveaway

are entirely my own.

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  1. Shirley, Thank you so much for sharing my Potting Shed and feature in She Sheds. Your kind words and high praise make me blush! This book is full of inspiration and I feel honored to be included in it and also for your generosity in sharing it. I know one of your readers will enjoy having a copy if they are dreaming of building or creating their own cozy retreat or She Shed. I hope you’re able to realize your dream of having a mini greenhouse one day. ♥

  2. Shirley, Mary’s potting shed is the best…I always am inspired when she features her “she shed”. Butch has building one on his “to do list”! Hopefully this year! Happy Sunday

  3. I have been wanting my she shed built for years now. Probably won’t happen this year either since we have a bathroom to renovate. Mary’s shed is always decorated the best and I don’t know how she comes up with so many fabulous styles. So very creative.

  4. Absolutely lovely. Now I have a new goal–a she shed.

  5. Tammy Pegher says

    Ohhhhh my. I would love love love a she shed 🙂
    And…I love your blog

  6. BArbie Bertke says

    Shirley, this shed id adorable. I would love to have one but there just isn’t enough room in our tiny yard. We downsized five years ago with a much smaller yard and home. I would never go back to a large home and yard as ours is perfect for us. I do have a wonderful front porch to decorate, and that will have to do. I can look at wonderful pictures of these sheds though and daydream about them. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures of this shed. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Mayanna Howard says

    I love Mary’s Shed too, and read her blog. I look forward to winning my own copy of She Sheds.

  8. Such beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

  9. I agree, this is totally adorable! Adding to the list… lol!

  10. I want a she shed and will have one in our next move -have a “she room” now

  11. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win the book!!!

  12. Terri Santa Coloma says

    What fun it would be to have one of these for my crafting. I don’t think it would look that pretty though.

  13. Our large family home is for sale as we downsize. I know the only way I’ll be able to bear it is to have a she shed for all my bits and bobs! The only thing I am allowing myself to purchase these days is books that are worthy of being packed and moved with us! ?

  14. Thank you so much for sharing these photos on She Sheds, I love them. It would be a dream fulfilled to have my own potting shed, especially one as cute and inviting as these shown in your blog. Love the giveaway, thank you!

  15. What a beautiful shed and aren’t we lucky to be able to read about them and view such beauty.

  16. Thanks for sharing, another goal to add to my bucket list. Lynne

  17. Thanks for sharing! I Wikileaks’s love to check this book out!

  18. We will be downsizing as we will be retiring soon. I would love to have a She Shed to continue with all my crafting. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Kathleen Bolton says

    I would love to have a she shed. I have a small area outside with a potting bench that I decorate but a shed would be so much more fun. I already have plenty of treasures I could use to decorate it!

  20. I love reading Mary’s blog and am so envious of her gorgeous potting shed! She decorates it just the way I would if I had one! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book – will have to look for it at the bookstore in the near future!

  21. Love Mary’s shed and her blog. I have a shed, but unfortunately it is mostly a he shed! I do have some space it in for my gardening items.

  22. Every girls dream!!!! I would love a She Shed! Mary’s is so gorgeous. Love that bloom door and chalk board. Adorable. Happy Sunday.

  23. brenda dubois says

    Omg this is so beautiful! I’ve never thought about a She Shed before. Good idea! Now I want one too! I would love to read this book to find out more about it. Love this blog!

  24. Love today’s blog. A garden shed is every girls dream especially one like the ones you have featured !!!

  25. Good morning Shirley, I love your blog! The she shed is beautiful and inspires me to keep working on the one we haven’t finished yet. Slow work in progress!

  26. Sherry Myers says

    I always leave Mary’s blog inspired. She has the touch(just like you!) You are such a sweet friend to honor her work. It is a privilege to be entered into this giveaway. Thank you, Shirley.

  27. Carol bRADLEY says

    W0w Simply gorgeous garden shed!I hope i am the Lucky one and can add this to my Garden Book collection! Love your blog.Have a Great Day.

  28. I got a shed a couple years ago. Still trying to get everything in order and need to landscape it. I had never heard of the She She’d but have been calling it my She Shed for a year now. Still looking to find someone to make a sign that says “She Shed” I would love to have a copy of the book! I love your blogs!

  29. We just sold our home with my “she shed”. My husband made it for me while I was out of town visiting my daughter for a week many years ago. It started out as a garden room,then I turned into a tea room. I will never forget the “tea ” party that I had for my grandchildren. Before we left the house I turned it into “wine tasting ” room as the woman moving in did not garden or “have tea”. That book would be wonderful to relive my special place.

  30. Joanne Vest says

    I, along with so many others, have always wanted a She She’d. A perfect place to ponder and wander. A quiet place to read about lots of home decorating and yard decorating. A copy of the book would certainly have a prominent place in my shed!

  31. I have had a potting shed at a former farmhouse in Tn and I would love to create one on your new property. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  32. What a dream come true. Such a beautiful space to retreat to. The photos are breathtaking.

  33. Janet Goulet says

    How lovely. I would love to have a girly space all my own. Just a sweet life size doll house that would surround me with all the little pretties that put a smile on my face as soon as the door is opened.

  34. As I sit here recovering from hip surgery two weeks ago, all I can do now is dream of such beauty! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  35. I definitely could use a she shed. This book looks lively. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. What a great opportunity to win a lovely book! Thank you!

  37. Linda Sitton says

    I have a green house that needs the inspiration of this book. I love to see all the plants lined up to go into the garden or flower beds. It needs some tweaking to make it the beautiful she “green house” but I’m up for the task. Thank you for sharing this book with us this morning.

  38. My potting shed is ready to paint, decorate and landscape this spring, I am so excited! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  39. wow! That would be a dream to have a she she’d like that. It would be so much fun to work in the shed.

  40. Jane bailey says

    I’ve always loved her potting shed and would like to add one to my garden sometime in the future! Love reading your blog!


  42. Such beauty! How I would love my own shed.

  43. Donna Cheek says

    I want a “She-Shed”. I think they would be so fun to decorate! Dreaming………….

  44. Mary’s “she shed” is the BEST! I want one just like it but would be happy to have the book so I can enjoy her wonderful style.

  45. This sounds like a wonderful book. Mary’s potting shed is the best and I love each and every post Mary does. What a dream come true if I could have a “she shed”/ greenhouse. Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity.

  46. Love the look of this book!! What fun!!

  47. Beverly Poag says

    I have a “Garden House”, She Shed, Potting shed…whatever one wants to call it…to me it’s my happy place. A place where I go to read, get inspired, pot or unpot potted plants, or just to contemplate the past, present and/or future. It would be wonderful to read this wonderful book, She Sheds and garner inspiration for my own little piece of heaven.

  48. That book looks awesome. I’m already thinking about spring flowers.

  49. Love your blog Shirley, I always look forward to all your inspirations that you share ! It’s very generous of you to give a copy of this book to one lucky viewer! So sweet & kind of you !

  50. Kerry Weis says

    Enjoy your blog so much and get so many unique ideas. Would love to have a she shed to do my potting in, but for now it is done in my washroom. I follow Mary’s blog Home Is Where The Boat Is and love her cute potting shed!

  51. Would love to have my own “she shed”. Alas, no room in my tiny backyard. Will just have to enjoy them vicariously through your lovely blog and possibly the book you are giving away…….

  52. Karen Baumgardner says

    Another beautiful book from Blogland…congratulations, Mary. Blogs have given many talented people an opportunity to express their passions and get their book out there for all of us to enjoy! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. (And she has wonderful recipes, too, on her blog!)

  53. Ooh this speaks my language! I have spoken about having my own she shed for a couple of years. Mary’s shed has been quite an inspiration! Thanks for making this offer for a giveaway Shirley!

  54. IF I were allowed to have a “she shed” it would be in the yard right now:) However I will have to live vicariously through Mary. I would love to see this great book! What a wonderful thing it would be to dream through the pages over and over. Mary’s feature is SO well deserved. Thanks for the chance!!!!!

  55. such a cue space! sheila

  56. Nancy Carroll says

    I saw Mary’s She Shed decorated for Christmas on her blog. Adorable!!!

  57. I’m also not allowed to have a “she shed”. We live in a maintenance free community. Would love to have the book to dream about a space like Mary’s. Thank you for sharing!

  58. carol smith says

    Hi Shirley, what a great book. I love Mary’s shed and well as your blog. I would love to win this giveaway. Have a great evening.

  59. I love she sheds and have my fingers crossed hoping I might win the book.

  60. Love it Shirley!! Please! PICK ME !

  61. Cathie Watson says

    Like you, Shirley, I have always wanted a potting shed….now referred to as a she-shed. Unfortunately, space is always the problem. But I love looking and wishing!

  62. Looks like a beautiful book!

  63. Looks like a beautiful book! Would love to win it.

  64. Jeanne bell says

    I would love to have my own little corner of the world…..would love the book.

  65. Your review is spot on! I love her blog and the photos are beyond words. I will have to buy the book if I don’t win it. 🙂

  66. Inspiration for a she-shed in my yard, a place just for me!

  67. liz duncan says

    What a happy place to be!! Nothing is better therapy than puttering around with planting flowers.
    These sheds are awesome. Thanks for sharing some great ” Happy places” .

  68. I can’t think of anything quite as charming not to mention functional – love seeing the creativity of these spaces! Happy Monday, Shirley!

  69. How I love love love Mary’s shed. Thanks so much for giving it a shout and letting me find out about it! Miss you! xo

  70. Mary is the queen of potting sheds!!

  71. Thanks for sharing, Shirley! Mary’s shed is adorable and the book looks great.

  72. Melissa Belt says

    Oh, I long for a potting shed! What fun to decorate it, just the way you want it!
    Thanks for sharing such beauty.

  73. Shirley, that was so nice of you to post Mary’s Potting Shed (She Shed)!!! So glad she was feathered in the book because her “She Shed” is always decorated very pretty. I have a Shed and love playing and relaxing in mine. Just wished I had Mary’s talent.

  74. what’s not to love …. your own place how YOU want it all of them so decorated. makes me want to something for myself. and the flowers placed every way inside and out sit awhile for a cup of coffee or tea beautiful

  75. Robin Jackson says

    Thanks for sharing. Everyone should be so lucky to have this small piece of heaven. Even if you don’t have space for one this book lets you dream. Thank you so much!

  76. I love the idea of a she shed! Mary’s potting shed is wonderful.I would love to see the book with all its eye candy!

  77. It’s fun to dream, thks for sharing. Your flowets make your home even more beautiful.

  78. Linda Roller says

    Love old potting sheds. Looks like a wonderful book.

  79. Oh, how I wold love a she shed! Takes me back to my youth when I wanted a beautiful playhouse. I could envision it in my mind…cozy,..cute…a mini version of my someday home. When I couldn’t get by dad to build me one, I actually went to work one hot summer morning with wood scraps, nails, hammer…After working hard most of day I ended up with a wobbly frame that I attached an old blanket to. It sure wasn’t what I had in mind but it was my first, verry own she shed!

  80. Shirley, Your blog is my very favorite!!! Blessings to you and your family. Jeanne

  81. Susan Smith says

    It would make me so happy if I won this book! I have a shed, but need ideas to decorate it. Thank you for this give-away, Shirley!

  82. I adore them! Women most certainly need “a room of one’s own.”

  83. Cheryl Bull says

    I, like so many, dream of a place to extend my gardening season or contain my gardening “stuff”. This is a great chance to get some ideas. Thanks Shirley for letting us know about this book.

  84. Oh, Shirley! You have hit on my ????’s fondest desire. I admire Mary’s shed and enjoy how clever she is with every season. Thanks for the chance to see this book!

  85. Entering with a poem:

    Amid things of her choosing,
    she revels in musing.
    A room of her own:
    where the self becomes known.

    Copyright 2017, Glover Gardens Cookbook

  86. Wow! What a great book!

  87. Melanie Huttner says

    I would love this book! I am trying to decorate my new home and I think this would provide a ton of inspiration!

  88. Donna Gauert says

    Thank you so much for sharing these photos on She Sheds, I would love to have one of my own, they were all so cute and inviting. What a great giveaway, thank you!

  89. Debi Foley says

    Can’t wait till Spring to get out and decorate my She Shed!!

  90. I follow her blog and it is so refreshing to see the amazing things she does in her shed… Wish I had a room for one…

  91. Love your she shed ideas and photos. So gorgeous.
    I’m going to create one
    For myself soon.
    Thanks for

  92. She’s sheds are awesome. Thanks for Sharing

  93. Oh my heart be still! I dream of having such a shed al for me, myself, and I! Sigh!



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