Monday, September 27, 2010

Front Porch Autumn Transformation for Metamorphosis Monday on Susan's Blog, Between Naps on the Porch

 Autumn!  It's here, the season we've all been waiting for, when hot temperatures drop, the air gets crisp and refreshing, and trees put on their fanciest, most fiery finery. 

Despite yearning for summer to stretch out just a little bit longer, I managed to go up into the attic and retrieve some fall decorations.  It's always fun reaching into the bins and boxes to see what was packed away last season.

Of course, part of the fun in decorating is adding new things, too.

This year, the front door sports a very big, leaf-covered wreath, shown above. Isn't it pretty?  My daughter, a very crafty artist, made it for me!   It got placed on the front door just in time for my September birthday. It makes me happy to drive into the driveway and see it from the car.

Also new this year is a sit-down girl scarecrow. Got her at Big Lots. She's very comfy on a brick front step and has the sweetest face.

As bizarre as it seems, all the scarecrow people had to be tied down with ribbon to discourage theft. Last year, a very sweet girl scarecrow literally disappeared one evening. It made me sad because I really liked the expression on her little face as well as her straw pigtails. The fact that somebody would come up to our porch and rip us off made me even sadder. Do you sometimes wonder what this world is coming to?

Other scarecrow cousins greet guests and the mailperson.

Here's the fall rug on the porch:

Ready for Halloween is this little plaque:

Inside the front hallway  this dried fall floral arrangement, made by a dear, craft-oriented friend, adds a bit of fall color.

This little mini-scarecrow sticks up from a plant. I can almost hear him call out "Ye haw!"
So happy fall, everybody!  Hope you have as many wishes come true as leaves turning color on the trees!

Be sure to go to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch to see other bloggers' metamorphosis projects! Her button is right there in the sidebar. Press on it and you'll be transported to her blog!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your wreath is so pretty. Love all your scarecrows! It is so sad that people will steal your decorations off your porch!

Linda O'Connell said...

Love that girl scarecrow. You do know how to decorate.

Claus said...

Lovely decorations!!! I really, REALLY liked them. Especially the's giving me ideas :o) I have some scarecrows at home and some fall decoration (yeah...even if it doesn't completely exists here, I do decorate!) but I hang them up in November, after Halloween. I shall blog about it.
Happy Fall to you too!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Everything looks so pretty!! Love your Fall Decor!!


Susan said...

Your decorations are beautiful!! I love the little girl scarecrow!!

diane stetson said...

I say install a hidden camera on the front porch. Love all your "fall" decorations especially your daughter's wreath. Can she make me one?

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the wreath! Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day. I need to get my act together and finish decorating. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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