Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Front Door!

Once again, you all know how much I love Fall! Yesterday I decided to FINALLY haul out the front door decor and get the outside of the house ready for fall! (And I wanted to link our door up to the Fall Door Linky party at Southern Hospitality!) So here it is in all it's glory!

First, I had to come to terms with taking down the lovely summer arrangement. I LOVE this thing. But once I pulled it down and got the fall up, I forgot all about it! (Until Spring :) )
 I had it hanging with a command hook because a wreath hanger looked wonky with a wall pocket, and the wreath hanger always hits right on the knocker! (LOL)
 When I took it off it looked like this. (I know, I could have taken the command part down, but why waste a command hook?)
 So I tried hanging my lovely wreath on the hanger but I didn't love the fact that you could see the command strip. I made this wreath last year. It was very simple. I bought a straw wreath form, wrapped a swag of leaves around it and stuck a pumpkin pick in it! Voila! 5 minute wreath and it looks fabulous on our door!
 Then, I got inspired to see if the wreath could be held up by the command hook. I was worried it would look weird and too low, but I decided to try it anyway. I actually ended up liking the look! It doesn't make using the door knocker weird either!


 Then I pulled out this little guy. Got him for $2 at Michael's last year! And the little fake multicolored mum plant adds just the right amount of color and texture.
Here is what the front of the house looks like right now. I LOVE the simple Fall look. Nothing too over the top. Just the way I like it! :)

 Oh he is so cute! I tried him on the other side of the door, but the columns block him and you can't see him at all unless you are walking up to the front door.

Overall, I am so happy with the way that it came out! Everything that I used, we already had. I have been wanting a bale of hay but who knows if I will ever actually get one! Obvioulsy as Halloween gets closer, we will buy pumpkins. (And actually totally redecorate for a week or so, I'm not a gid...Halloween for a month...person). For now, its Fall and that makes me happy!

10 comments:

  1. I love that wreath! Your Fall decorating is wonderful-you did a great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. So pretty - love how it looks!

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  3. great idea not wasting that hook! haha and your little scarecrow is completely adorable : )

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  4. Super cute! Love those little stacked pumpkins!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  5. This is so unique and lovely.. Very creative.. LOVE IT.. I would LOVE to have you link it to my linky party going on today - Pin'Inspirational Thursdays over at The ArtsyGirl Connection - TY :)) Link is -http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html

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  6. Everything looks just so lovely and the little pumpkins on the wreath are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  7. Fun fall! It would be great to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. Fall is such a fun time of year. I love the autumn colors in your wreath and your straw man is pretty adorable as well. Love that you had everything on hand to make a great front porch!

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  9. Hi Katie,

    Your Fall decorations are gorgeous. Great job. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and hope to visit more often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  10. I love your fall decor! How fun to have a door knocker! The wreath is super cute,and I love the little guy too! Thanks so much for participating in the Stache Party this month! I hope you'll come back next month, too!
    Steph
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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