Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for October

Somehow, when I wasn't looking, September gave way to October.

So, I thought it was high time that I gave a proper Welcome to the beautiful month of October.

  I stopped at the local garden center yesterday to see what I could find to give my front entrance a "freshened up for fall" look.  I couldn't resist this big orange pumpkin with a hint of green and the smaller white one.  I liked the idea of an ornamental kale for color and texture and added the narrow shrub in the back for more texture and height.

 I found a tray of nine little mums at Lowe's.
They have been the perfect size to tuck in here and there in my fall containers.

 I added another mum and my little trick or treater to the other side of the doorway, a wreath on the door . . .

a few baby pumpkins lined up across the railing (we buy these in bags like potatoes come in at BJs) and I think it's safe to say we're ready to welcome October.  The weather is cooling down and it's time for sipping cider on the front porch.

~ Welcome October, so glad to see you again ~

~ Kim


  1. Your decorating looks beautiful. I have to agree that September just flew by.

  2. Your yellow mums add the perfect "welcome" to your porch, as does the lined little pumpkins. I never thought of doing that and it hads a nice fall touch. I can imagine lots of people would love to sit on that porch and drink cider with you. I know I would. I agree with you in that time is just flying.

  3. Lovely, Kim. Your entrance to your home is beautiful. I am worried about pumpkins here, too many kids and they like to smash them in the street! xo

  4. Hi Kim!
    You have such a welcoming way with your decorating! I wish you many calm moments with cider to sip!

  5. Such a welcome to the fall season! Thank you for sharing! Sipping cider sounds delicious! Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

  6. Kim, you fall touches are beautiful! I just love your porch with the little pumpkins all lined up. And that view....breathtaking.

    love you,

  7. ...oopa...I forgot the R on YOUR!


    where is that cup of coffee?

  8. You did a beautiful job in prettying up your home for fall!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Kim, love all your Fall decorations! Just great!!

  10. Your Fall decorations are just great. It all looks so nice!!!
    Your entrance looks so inviting. Really nice - everything!!

    I've posted a couple of pictures of my living room for you. : )

  11. It's looking lovely over there. October kind of 'snuck' up on me as well...and I finally picked up a few fallish things yesterday (two Chinese lantern plants and a pumpkin).

  12. Your entry is looking so October-ish and welcoming. This is such a beautiful time of year. The months do fly by.

  13. Welcome October, indeed! Your decorations are lovely and so welcoming. It seems like when October arrives it leaves quickly and then the holidays are upon us. Enjoy the fall days ahead.
    blessings to you.

  14. Kim where do you find those wonderful old pictures that you use on your web site. Your fall decorations look beautiful!
    Ladybug Cottage

  15. Kim, hello good to hear from you! Love your fall banner with the old photos! It's gorgeous. You sure have rolled out the welcome mat for fall! Your home and fall decorating is breathtaking!

  16. It looks like a great October welcome at your house!

  17. And a warm welcome it is at your front door! I just adore your little Trick or Treater. Where on earth did you find him?

    My mums are already looking tired and worn. *sigh* I have a Halloween high tea party at the end of the month but will have to replace them by then. I cannot seem to keep them long enough.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  18. Your home's entrance is so pretty, and autumn festive, Kim! My home in Colorado's front door looks very similar to yours, so I'm taking notes for next year :)

  19. How did I miss this I'm wondering... Your entryway is looking very festive and your idea for the little pumpkins along the railing is so cute. I could copy you! I even have to go to BJs soon. Thanks for the tip!


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