Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cropping and Planting Today

Do you ever feel awkward about taking pictures of other people's houses?
As bloggers this can be a common practice, but I often wonder what non-bloggers think of it.
While attending a historic homes tour recently this house caught my eye.  It wasn't on the tour.  Just one of the homes we passed by.
I love the way it has been decorated for fall and was compelled to snap a quick picture.

Once I got home and uploaded my photos, I was thankful for the crop feature which allowed me a closer look at the details.
This interesting pumpkin man and a few well placed leaves make a charming welcome on the front door.

To the right of the door sits an artistic vignette.
I would never think to do something like this, but I love everything about it.
I wonder if that coppery little pumpkin has been spray painted?

To the left of the door.
Some more of those coppery pumpkins in an amazingly huge cornucopia.  Gorgeous!!!  I can't imagine where you would find one that size.
The crow in the tree is something I could imagine being able to do quite easily.

One more look at the entire porch.
See the mini pumpkins above the door.  So sweet.
I also love the painted steps and lace curtains.
After taking the time to decorate so nicely, I somehow don't think this homeowner would mind seeing people snap a picture.
However, since I feel a little shy about doing so I'm happy to be able to do a bit of cropping in order to check out the details better.  I think that is preferable to standing in front of her house gawking for too long. 

 I'm off to plant bulbs today.
Tulips and pink daffodils and a couple of amaryllis for the inside.
Hope your day is a HAPPY one.



  1. That is a fun porch! Looks like the lady of that house needs a blog, doesn't it? She's creative.

    I've been known to do drive by pictures in pretty neighborhoods. It's weird but fun.

    Love your new banner.

  2. I love the way this porch is decorated. Just perfect. I feel very awkward tasking photos of others' homes, I really never do. xo

  3. That is a charming door! I loathe traditional Halloween decor, but this strikes just the right note. I like the beautiful spiders! Happy planting!

  4. yes, I like to sneak pictures of my neighbors creativity

  5. I also feel a bit like a 'spy' when I take pictures of people's homes but always hope (if they see me) they feel proud of their home. The decor on this house is really nice. I like the way they did the pumpkin man on the screen door. Quite original. There is some cute details that your editing showed. Thanks for doing that! :)

  6. Thanks for sharing the pretty decorating! I love that screen door! I often think about the people who own the barns that I take pictures of. Wouldn't they be surprised that their barns were featured on a blog! Have a nice week, Kim! Twyla

  7. Everything looks just so nice!! I love the pumpkin man.
    I used to feel odd taking pictures but not anymore. I guess I've done it so many times now that it just seems a natural thing to do. : )
    I have bulbs to plant too, tulips. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow. I'd better before the ground freezes!
    Thank you! I did have a happy day. : )

  8. Kim, think I saw large cornucopias like that in Michael's last Fall - maybe they have them again.
    Great display - and yes, I do feel odd when snapping other's homes and always hope they're not behind the curtains, lace or otherwise!
    I left a reply for you on ASCP on my blog post about painting the armoire.

    Hugs - Mary

  9. I would feel honored if I had decorated the front of my home so carefully and I saw you taking pictures of it. You are right, I love the way they decorated the front porch! What a special welcome one would feel here. I do believe they spray painted the pumpkins. Our friends did that for wedding centerpieces a few years ago, and I thought it was a great idea. The lace curtains were my favorite part of it all.
    Thanks Kim, for sharing this beautiful display.

    Now I want to go and plant some bulbs too. I would not have thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. A beautiful autumn porch! I'm sure they would love having you share their creative display.


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