Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Door of Welcome


Some  of you may have seen these pictures here,  but  since Karen is having a Doors of Welcome Party today, I thought I would re-post  a few of them. Stop by her blog to say hi and see how the season is being welcomed into the homes of others.



You are greeted with color as you approach the entryway to our home. The metal dragonfly cloche holds natural material and a “planted” leaf ball. The basket on the door was fashioned out of  faux hydrangeas, mums, black-eyed Susans, grasses, and leaves.


door basket







To the side of the front door, I placed an old bench in the small garden area and created a simple vignette with pumpkins and a watering can filled with spider mums.



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Pansies and flowering kale add contrast to these mums, while three potted mums accent an old section of iron fencing.




Feathery grasses add height to a table in the foyer.





A carved wood acorn atop a silver box.



A bowl of buckeyes, the state nut of Ohio.


I hope you felt welcomed into our house this season! Don’t forget to visit Karen.


Lori E said...

I have a question. How in the world is that basket hanging on the glass of the door?
This look very welcoming. Wish I were there.

Sue said...

Lori, I used a heavy duty suction hook~ you just moisten it and lock it down. It holds quite a bit of weight~ I use it for a heavy pinecone wreath during the holidays.

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, your door is beautiful with that glorious Fallen basket on it! All of your pretty Fallness is wonderful and your entry is stunning.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cathy said...

Sue...this is sooo pretty...loveing the basket filled with beautiful fall goodies!!! You have created a warm and inviting entry to your home!!!



Lisa said...

What a warm and beautiful welcome! Love all your pretyy gourds and pumpkins! And your clever!

Lou Cinda said...

This is still beautiful!! LOVE that cloche with the dragon fly!! And the iron fencing!!

Soooo pretty!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Jo said...

What a lovely enterance to your home. It is so inviting - you want to see what is inside! Thanks for the post (especially on this dreary day)

Kathy said...

Sue - I love it all...and the tall grass really caught my eye (will be cutting some of mine to display this weekend - great idea my friend!!).

It all looks so welcoming and of course gotta love the buckeyes!!

Can't wait to visit!


Karen said...

Sue! I love it ALL! It is so pretty! What a beautiful home you have! Thnaks for participating!!! And for your help with "you know what". LOl. UGH!!! I still don't know what to do about it - but . . . next month will change!
Thanks Girl!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Kathleen said...

Sue, loved coming back to see your beautiful decorations. Your home is very welcoming.
I changed mine a bit so Karen wouldn't get mad at me, LOL..
Hope all is well in Ohio!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

EVERYTHING is gorgeous, but I'm just in love with your chippy white bench! Your gate and your cloche! Really wonderful fall display!

blushing rose said...

Yes & they are still warm & welcoming. Beautiful!
Have a lovely day. TTFN ~Marydon

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue.....Very pretty and welcoming fall entryway! It cheers you up with all this sucky weather we are having!~Hugs, Patti

marmielu said...

It all looks so nice! I am really loving that wood acorn.
Mary Lou

Sandra said...

Beautiful entryway! I love the wreath and your red door!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love everything about your entry. The vignettes are so cute, especially the wire cloche. Did you make the door basket yourself? It's beautiful!! And I love the bench with the watering quaint!!

Have a great weekend, Sue!


Kari said...

I have GOT to get some buckeyes before I leave Ohio. I had no idea what they were or what they looked like - I always wondered where they got the nickname for the "the Buckeyes" college team. Now I know. lol
Just wanted to stop by and say I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you today. I hate a great time!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sue~ Lets chat first about those "Cockadoodle Dandy" Roosters!! You can tell just by looking at their faces, Hmmm, do Roosters have faces? How lovingly they stare into each others eyes.
They could be part love birds!
What a chuckle you'll get while drinking your morning coffee. What better way to start the day then with a big smile and a belly laugh compliments of your new fowl friends.

The fall decor so nice. My fave is the wire cloche, filled with the little touches of autumn. I'm going to try my hand at the Leaf Ball. I would like to use real leaves, I'll let you know how I do. I think you could possible use this for Christmas too.

Sweet wishes,

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S. I'd never seen a Buck Eye nut before, are they tasty?

Sweet wishes,

Kara Ward said...

That dragonfly basket is is all so wonderful. I love how rich and lovely your home is.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

You have a beautiful porch. It is so warm and inviting. Great job. Stop by. I have just opened Cottage Loft Boutique. Hugs, Connie

The DIY Show Off said...

I've seen some of it before and I'll say it again - beautiful. :) I hadn't seen inside the entry. It's so simple but elegant.
Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

I am waiting for you, tapping my foot..:)
Want you to see the black hydrangeas...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really beautiful Sue! Very warm and creative, boy do I covet your cloche~ You have that decorating flair! Cindy

Mieke said...

Stunning entrance ! I love the colors and the beautiful pumpkins arrangement.

Melissa Miller said...

What a gorgeous front entry Sue. I just adore your stunning door arrangement. ~Beautiful.

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Sue! (she says like she's calling you across the backyard). Everything is just BOO - Ti - FUL! I had a real hard time finding pretty kale this year. Actually I never did. And I didn't buy one mum either. What is the matter with me? Have a super great weekend. :) xoxo

Charlene said...

Beautiful entryway--I espcially the the basket on the door, but it's all attractive!

niartist said...

I sure did feel welcome Sue! Welcomed and jealous! It's all so beautiful! Great job. Can't wait to see what you have planned for Christmas!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, it all looks so pretty. That basket on the door is so welcoming. Just makes me want to ring the doorbell and come in for a visit. Your bench with the fall decor great. I love the watering can filled with flowers. laurie

Julie said...

Hi Sue,Love all your fall... It is all so pretty..Love love love the table and wire cloche...Love it

zandra said...

Your home is lovely! Love all the autumn and Halloween decorations. Hugz, Z