Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Autumn Welcome (even if it still feels like summer!)

In our neck of the woods, it was a glorious warm and sunny today today-unusually warm for this time of year. I guess it has something to do with a tropical storm system that is heading our way, pushing up all that warm southerly air! I guess tomorrow won't be so nice, with lots of wind and rain...ugh!

I decided to make the most of the day by starting to get my veranda ready for the upcoming Fall season. I just love the warm, rich colours of Autumn....don't you? 

I used all items that I already had around the house..... Just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot to create a warm and welcoming entry.....

 Come along and see what I've been up to..... ;)

I just love this metal star holder I picked up a couple of years is SO easy to change out for the seasons (in fact I saw some exactly like it at Homesense last week ). I simply put a bunch of leaves I picked up at Michaels in and added a pretty striped bow. A 2 minute door treatment...can't beat that! ;)

                                I just love this striped ribbon I picked up at Walmart last year.....

        Last summer I used these rust coloured pillows on my patio, now they are a perfect Fall addition                            
                                                       for the front of my home....

           Picked up this green raffia type material on a roll at Michaels, one $2 roll makes a rustic bow for
                                                           each of my cedars....


                    Love my Fall pumpkin flag I picked up at Wescal... Adds a great pop of colour and a  
                                                              warm welcome to my door!

                  I also placed a few faux leaves in a flower pot in my recently painted
                                                         plant stand....

                    A few decorative pumpkins add a great pop of colour in my lantern...

                         Even my summer watering can gets the Fall treatment, with some simple leaves
                                                    and berry branches.....

                               Hopefully it all won't blow away with tomorrows stormy weather!

                               Have you started your Autumn decorating yet? What do you do to welcome the                    
                                                     new season? I'd love to know..... :)



  1. I am totally stealing some of these ideas because......yours are just better than mine, plain and simple :)