Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's A Fall Front Door...

I think I've wrapped up my fall decorating - and the last thing I finished was our front door.  I just used things I already had plus a couple of mums and some pumpkins purchased from local growers.  As many of you know, I grew thousands of mums for 12 years - so it is still a bit odd to purchase them elsewhere, however, we are blessed to have a local farmer who grows some of the biggest and prettiest mums you will find anywhere in the country - I guarantee it!

 
Welcome to the Murray's...
 
 
On the right side, I have a wooden "Welcome" pumpkin sign I've had for years.  It simply rests against the door that is surrounded by some leaves that are also.. YEARS old.  I do love fresh garlands much better - BUT - I like for my decorations to last a long time, hence the artificial leaves. 
 
 
In my planter box - I just wasn't ready to part with my asparagus fern - so I simply placed a mum right in the middle and added a few dried gourds.
 
 
On the left, I added a fodder shock to a tall basket and filled the voided space with dried gourds and Indian corn.   A Harmony Bronze mum along with my dried African Kettle Gourd and other pumpkins, gourds, and cushaws fill the space.  Nothing fancy, just simple.
 
 
I was able to purchase this lil' banner from sweet Dailey for a school fundraiser.  Her precious mom and grandmother made them to order and I just love the way mine turned out!  Thank you Dailey!
 
 
So, that's it - our fall front door.
 
 
I would hope if you visited - that you'd feel happy and welcome!
 
 
 
 
Linking up with Rhoda
 
 
Happy Fall Friends!
 

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- It looks just beautiful. Love the old sign and your planter box full of mums. It all looks just adorable- xo Diana

linda eller said...

Everything looks so good. You did a great job and I would feel welcome there.

Eva Beaule said...

Cathy...I like the way you did this without running out and buying a gazillion things. It looks great.

I also love that the asparagus fern has a little more time!


Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

This really feels like fall to me. I love the way it turned out!

Tardevil said...

It's all so pretty. I grew up in the country, but it took me a minute to figure out what that shock thing was, and I'm going to have to google a 'cushaw'. I'm thinking I may not be as country as I thought, as I just learned what a paw-paw was on Nester's instagram page yesterday. Your mum is gorgeous & love the gourds...you can't find many of those in my area. Have a happy fall!

Carrie - Worth Pinning said...

It's beautiful and makes me want to stop by and chat for the afternoon. Very inviting.

the cape on the corner said...

I love all the interesting shaped gourds and especially the way you added them to that awesome fern!

Gammy Tammy said...

"It's a Fall Front Door"... and a BEAUTIFUL porch! How inviting!