Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Warm Harvest Welcome

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Is there anyone out there who doesn’t just love this time of year?  A colorful Fall entry is just so welcoming.  In the pots by my front door I have real grass growing with furry reeds.  So to add some fall brightness, I placed some faux leaves and a large stem of wheat.  Nestled in are a variety of smaller leaves and pumpkins to the base and it transitions quickly to an autumn feel. 




This wreath sold and the one I have on my door now isn’t near as showy.  I may have to do another if I can find the time. (doubtful) 


I hope you have gotten past the notion that you have to place your wreath between your wood and storm doors.  That makes for a very boring wreath.  Use a suction cup on the front of your glass door and that allows MUCH more fullness and texture to your statement.  As long as you have a bit of a cover on your porch, the exposed wreath should be just fine.

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I’m certainly not opposed to using real flowers with the faux.  All of the plants below are real except for the sunflower head.  Even my grandson knows to ask about things if in doubt… “Grammie, are these real?”  He asked Saturday about some fruit indoors. :)

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I’ll really be sad to see my Black Eyed Susan vine go by the wayside anytime now with a frost so imminent.  We got close Saturday night.


  Little Froggie watering can is always nearby.

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Fall Entry and Wreath 001


Am I the only one who finds it necessary to take these little bloggy breaks from time to time?  Life is just so full and so busy! 


I’m going to a pumpkin farm later today with my daughter and three little grandsons.  I’m hoping they might have some white pumpkins.


I would love to see what’s on your door and take a peek at your entry!  Thanks for your visit!



"Blossom" said...

Your entry is lovely; the wreath is awesome.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna! Your entry way is so pretty! I LOVE your wreath! Mine needs beefing up and I am so inspired by yours! Have fun at the pumpkin farm with your little one! I'm going next weeekend! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Donna...

Darlin'...I always love coming to your place...your home is soooo beautiful! You have certainly dressed up your's gorgeous in all of its fall finery!!! Your autumn wreath is fabulous and I love that pretty full bow! Girfriend, I would love for you to do a tutorial on how to make those big, full bows! Love the big urns also...with the pretty autumn leaves amongst the wispy pretty!

I was also looking down through your last couple of posts that I missed...really enjoyed them! Your tablescaping meeting looked like so much fun and I loved the different tables that ya'll decorated! Couldn't really choose a favorite because I loved all of them! Hehe! You and your SIL did a marvelous job with them!!! I also loved seeing some of your new fall florals...all of them were simply gorgeous!!! I bet you are really busy with the new autumn season here! You're such a creative and talented lady, I said before, I just love coming to your place!!!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!

Domestic Designer said...

Everything looks just lovely! You are one talented and creative lady.

Anonymous said...

Your entry looks magnificent. Very warm and inviting. I have most of what I need to begin work on my Fall entry. I giggled when you said your grandson asked about the fruit being real or fake-one of my nephews tried to take a bit out of our fake apple once!!! Better to ask for sure.

Jen @ said...

Donna - your enryway is gorgeous! So pretty and festive! I DO love this time of the year - it's wonderful!


stitching under oaks said...

Your doorway is just so inviting...I'd love to come knocking at your door. I'd bring my knitting needles of course so we could get started on your knitting lessons! :) Have a great day Donna!

Sue said...

Donna, that wreath is so full and luscious! A perfect entrance to your home. If you click on the link below, you'll see what is on my front door. :-) Sue

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The arrangement on your front door is STUNNING, Donna. :) Love the ribbon!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Looks wonderful do great work my friend...Thanks for sharing and NO your not the only one to need to break every now and then...This time of year gets real busy for me also...May you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Donna,
How gorgeous is this Fall wreath! ~WOW! Everything looks so lovely.

I hope all is going well and wonderful with you my friend. I've missed you lately!

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

Michelle said...

I still haven't gotten out the fall yet!!!! If I wait much longer I can just stick out the Christmas. Yours looks lovely (as usual!).

Adrienne said...

very pretty, i love fall too!

susan said...

Your wreath is so pretty--love the bow! I don't think I have ever seena black eyed Susan vine--I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! I'm so glad you came to see me. Blogger decided to delete my entire blog list and I've been trying to get it all back.
Oh, these wreaths are so beautiful and so is your home.
Thanks for popping in.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

southerninspiration said...

Would you come visit me and do MY front door????? It looks wonderful, my friend.


Tootsie said... is all just did a great job...I DO NOT like means the end of my hobby for another year. I just pulled ALL of my flowers today. I might post about it when I am not so bitter about

Lynette said...

How pretty everything is - and I agree - fall is one of my fav times to decorate for! Your entry is so very pretty and I'm glad you answered the question about the suction cup thing - you must have read my mind!

I notice you are at exactly 100 followers - I thought I was one - if not - I'm adding myself to make it 101!!

Have a good one -

Sandra said...

Hi Donna. What beautiful wreaths. Your fall decor is lovely too. I love it.
Have a wonderful Monday.

Love the Decor! said...

Hi thank you for visiting and following! I am following you as well. It will be fun to get to know each other through this blogging world. Like your blog very much!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I cant imagine not loving feathers. I use them way too often but I just love them so. I love that you are keeping silk alive. You go girl~

Anonymous said...

I just adore plaid ribbon Donna...I hear it's huge this year, I plan on using it for X-Mas too :)

Very pretty....

Kathy :)

marmielu said...

Hi! Nothing is on my door yet, but I just love how your entry looks. Your designs are so beautiful.

I've sort of been breaking as we finished painting the family room, and just moved right on to the dining room. However, that is more complicated because there were red walls involved. This weekend should put an end to that.

Hope you have a great time at the pumpkin patch!
Mary Lou

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT "NOT AS SHOWY!???" This wreath is GORGEOUS!!! - Jeannette