Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom ~ Marcel Proust.
Welcome Friends & Fall! My daughter and her best friend decided to be part of my Door Decor photo shoot and “acted out” this greeting. Truth is they had spent hours together already. I love the shining, happy smile on my daughters face pretend-greeting her bff. While the greeting might be “acted” I know the meaning is true. Nothing like a best friend at your door, literally or virtually.
It think it’s a little about how I feel about my front porch and of course the entrance to my home. I try to “act out” as much charm, beauty, and friendly greeting into it as I can. But the heart of it is I want it to make my friends and family feel welcomed, greeted, invited and special even before I open the front door. A charming, welcoming space is like greeting your guest with an open smile. I like to think it says linger, lets spend some time together. My bff, Kristin is of course miles away. But often I chat with her right here on the front step with my coffee, sometimes in my jammies. We share that way. It makes our souls blossom.
A little breakdown on my fall Door Decor decorating tips. Texture. I’m in with it. Branches, cabbage leaves, feathers, bring it all on…the more the merrier.
Door Decor Decorating Tips ~
l. Mix interesting textures together. ~ I mixed tin, cement, wood, feathers, cabbage foliage, branches, rocks and pumpkins. I didn’t buy anything except for the fall plants and pumpkins. I just gathered up my things and used them differently.
2. Unexpected colors and containers. ~ I used a brown wreath and white and gray pumpkins. I tried to make an interesting palate color you don’t see everywhere.
3. I like a little greeting on my porch. ~ I used my twig sign that says DREAM.
4. Sweep it. ~ Strangely running a broom across your porch does make a difference. Plus the sweeping rhythm is good for you. I’m convinced.
And finally, here it is my front Door. I’d love to invite you in to share a cup of jo’ or sit on my front porch with me!