Tuesday, October 06, 2009

october fest

Image from Better Homes and Garden
Look how festive this October door step is! Funny how Autumn just makes me want to get out and give my front steps a full blown harvest. I always admire those that can rally to make an entrance. How about you, do you have a party outside waiting for guests or passer-bys to make a fuss over? This makes me want to have my very own Oktoberfest now!

26 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

this is gorgie- love how robustly earthy October is!

kHm

Debra said...

This is very welcoming. We're headed into that time of year when all of the seasonal decorations come out. I keep small candle lights lit in all of my windows and a spot-light on the chimney- year-round. We get lots of compliments-and I think it's very welcoming.

Frau said...

I love that front porch..I have a pumpkin and pot of mums on mine, but I miss my old porch more room to deck it out. Nice crisp day feeling of autumn just finished my tea! Have a wonderful day!

jacjewelry said...

Beautiful - the brick house sets off the pumpkins so nicely!

Purple Flowers said...

I dress our front entrance seasonally. We now have pumpkins and a wooden basket filled with those cute and funny looking gords.

style chronicle said...

This is so inviting. We haven't "dressed" our front porch for autumn this year because we are moving. I certainly plan to do so next fall!

Kwana said...

I have nada but this is quite inspiring.

Vitania said...

It's lovely ! this year I was thinking of doing a yellow theme instead of my usual rusts and oranges.. So festive!

Rebecca said...

How lovely and inviting the picture you posted today. It makes one want to ring the doorbell to see what wonderful folks live in that home.

Morning T said...

That photo is SO inspiring as are many of my neighbors front entrances. Not sure that I have it in me yet but by Christmas I'll be in full swing!

home before dark said...

I am doing good to undress fall from my yard. The down side to loving woody plants are the LEAVES they leave everywhere. It will take me two months of raking to say hello to winter without fall dropping by.

Jo said...

Our front is decorate with mums, gourds and pumpkins in various colors and sizes. We are getting ready for our annual Oktoberfest this weekend. I love this time of year.

Jo

Inty swetha said...

lovely picture! oh god.. everybody is enjoying autumn .. but its very humid here..and i sweat most of the time.. its very much like summer here..

LuLu said...

I think that's my favorite fall porch picture, and I think i can even copy it! even better,
xo,
LuLu

Ideezine said...

PVE,
Great snap! Love the change in seasons both my brother and I have B-Days this month. So the celebration of Halloween sets the pace for holidays.

Bette

sinnlighet said...

Like like like your blog!

Agneta from Sweden

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Nothing yet. But this year, I am considering a very sincere, small pumpkin patch. Or maybe five little ones over the doorway. (If the dove has moved on.)

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful! We have one perfect cinderella pumpkin on the porch.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I always get the itch but since moving to warmer temps, I find that the pumpkins mold & I just don't get the same inspiration. I so love all the fabulous decor that others create. Such a fabulous time of year.

Karena said...

I find myself doing less and less holiday decorating, mainly special pieces. Autumn flowers, pumpkins, and candles really make me feel warm and cozy though!

Sanity Fair said...

It's so cute. I never read Better Homes and Gardens - but I randomly picked up this month's issue, and it has so many nice fall things! Maybe I need to rethink that.

Lori said...

Looks like the neighborhoods where I used to live in DC.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

OOh, that's a great shot. Next year, I'm growing the big max pumpkins, warts and all! But yes, we grow our pumpkins in the front garden, and my daughter kisses each one when we walk up the path each day. Then they sit on the steps outside the front door until the squirrels eat them (which unfortunately happens much too quickly!)

Kristin said...

I need to go get some pumpkins ASAP!

CM Illustration said...

This picture makes me so happy!!
Patricia- thanks for stopping by my blog. PS- your profile pic is beyond chic!

LindsB said...

What a lovely entryway- such a nice welcome for guests and trick or treaters on Halloween night