Fall at the Studio Cottage

Fall at the Studio Cottage (aka She Shed)


This week has been spent mostly in my studio cottage, one of my favoritest spots to be.  You can read all about my Cottage and how we built it HERE.  It has been one of the best investments we have made.  I use it just about daily and I am in the process of redecorating it.  I have tons of ideas for decor on my list I want to share but that is for another day.   Today it is all about the front porch. So here we go…Fall at the Studio Cottage!

Last week I trimmed back the roses and scrubbed the walls beside the French Doors.  I still need to get to the area above the doors scrubbed but that will take a ladder and I was impatient to get to the fun and colorful part. Here she is all bland. It had just rained, thus the misty sky.

I have tons of Mums I saved from last Fall.  I can’t stand to just toss a perfectly good plant so as Fall wanes I either plant them in the garden or I keep them in pots and huddle them up against my greenhouse or under my back deck.  They live on to be beautiful another day.

Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed

My Garden bench I have featured on my Cottage porch before, it is the perfect size to set here and be pretty.  I repainted it this year, I tested out a color from Plaid FolkArt on it, it is called Farmhouse Ochre, it is part of their Milk Paint line.
Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed

The window sitting on the bench is my practice piece.  I am painting some windows at the gallery where I sell my art and I wanted to test my ideas out ahead of time.  I just love the colors, I couldn’t help but include it io my Fall porch.

I will have to take in the Begonia, the night time temps will get too low soon for it to survive.  I am going to overwinter it indoors. My lobelia will go into the greenhouse.  Sometimes they make it sometimes they don’t but I easily start them from seeds so I don’t sweat it much.

Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed

My Japanese Maples are shedding their leaves. I have a ton that I started from seeds and each has a different color in Fall. You can see a few on each side of the cottage.

Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed

You can see a couple of them better in this shot. They are all in pots and I am having a hard time choosing spots in my garden to plant them.  I just may keep them in pots and move them about as I like.

Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed

Now off to paint the gallery windows I go.

Have a Happy Fall Day!


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Fall at the Studio Cottage She Shed. Come visit my favorite place to create. I have her all dressed up for Fall!



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    1. I agree, especially in the morning is the air the most fragrant to “inhale the moment”.

  1. Your cottage is such a beautiful “She Shed.” I’m so jealous. I love that you started the Japanese maples from seed. I would have thought they would be difficult to germinate. Maybe you just have the magic touch. Happy fall!

    1. It took time but it was not hard. I stratified them in moist potting soil in my refrigerator for 3 months, then I put them in my propagation box I show in my Rooting Lilacs from cuttings post.
      I thought I had failed as they did not come up until the following Spring, so it took a more than a good year for them to even sprout. Next on my list is to learn how to graft them.
      My studio cottage is wonderful, I admit, I love it and if we had to sell and move I would insist we take it with us or get my husband to promise to build me another! 🙂

  2. The painting on the window is just beautiful! It screams Fall. Also love the apricot color you painted on the bench or table. Pretty for all seasons that apricot color. Everything looks simple and clean!

    1. At first I did not know if I would like the Farmhouse Ochre color but after getting the second coat on it I realized it was perfect!

  3. Really loved fall decorations in your “She Shed” your shed is beautiful,love it in grey and the fret work over the door really adds to its beautiful.Talking of leaves,do you make leaf mould?best thing for your soil.

    1. Yes I love leaf mould, I beg leaves from all my neighbors so I can make lots and lots. 😀

    1. Thank you Cheryl, I do love it and sprucing it up from time to time is a lot of fun and as hard working as this space is for me, it deserves it.

  4. Pamela,
    Your studio cottage is a treasure. Your ochre farmhouse bench is the perfect color for fall, and your Japanese Maple volunteer trees add more great fall color. I will love seeing the inside of your cottage when you share it. Thank you for joining Monday Social.


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