10/13/13

No Creepiness On My Front Porch!

Hey, everyone!  I cannot believe how long it has taken me to get my front porch the way I want it -- or maybe it still isn't there yet, and I will need to do more tweaking!  Yikes, how hard can it be?  Well, it's easier if you wait until the weather cools down a bit, which I did not do; so it was slow-going at first.  The other issue is the shape of our entry porch -- almost tunnel-like but with that small alcove area.  Anyway, it took some doing, but I'm pretty happy with the way it looks now.  Let's take a look-see, shall we?
I love taking pictures at dusk!


My wreath is experiencing it's 4th Fall this year (it's twin is also lurking around here, & I'll show you later).  I've changed it up every year just to breath new life into it.

The two wreaths were originally purchased (JoAnn's, I believe) to go on the garden shed doors in our backyard at our previous home.

Our first year in our new home here -- my first experience with high ceilings and very tall doors.  I tried to "beef up" my little wreath with some ribbon and pinecones.

Last year was "deco mesh" which really helped give the wreath some "oomph."

This year I added a big letter "S,"some feathers and.......

A "Welcome" sign that I bought at HL last year.  I'm pretty pleased with how it looks!


This little alcove is always fun to decorate, but not always easy.

I can see from this pic that my poor little wicker chair is in need of new paint.  I truly think that paint is the only thing holding this poor thing together!

This window is in my craft-sewing room, and I always like to have something fun to see from inside and outside.  Abby also thinks the dangling pumpkins and ghosts are great fun!

I love decorating this bench that The Man made for me.  

The "twin" to my front door wreath is wrapped with orange lights and just leaning against this long pillow I made for the bench.  My little scarecrow girl is kind of showing her age (as am I), but she is still sweet (as am I MOST of the time)......lol!

I tried lots of different looks for my tool caddy and finally settled on just a pile of pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, berries and a votive in a blue Ball jar.

I printed a chalkboard "freebie," slapped it in a frame and hung it from the porch light.

Have to do faux flowers here, next to the front door, because real ones would not get enough light.  I added some washi tape to a very old faux pumpkin.

This little wooden stake is probably fifteen years old but looks pretty happy residing over the large pot of mums and alyssum.

My sweet potato vines survived the summer heat but are reveling in the cooler temps.

I cannot get enough mums -- love them!

See, there weren't any scary or creepy things on my front porch!  Oh, and if you are in my neighborhood on Halloween, please stop by.......we always have plenty of treats
for everyone!

I love to party with these fine bloggers:

Sunday
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Tuesday
 Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday

Wednesday
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Emily at 52 Mantels for Thursdays Are Your Days


Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 

Saturday
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading

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