I'm enjoying the autumn colors that are in full swing in our yard.
My Japanese maples are in their glory- love shade of red they turn into.
Our area is at prime for colors and this will be all done shortly.
I rearranged the DECKorating a little bit. I combined two sets of the corn stalks together to make a fuller bunch and changed the lantern placements. Leaves are plentiful so I made sure some are clustered into the arrangements.
I got this cute sign from an Etsy site called Daisy Patch Primitives you can click "here" if you want to see the link.
I saw some giant signs from Grandinroad and one of them said Old Salem Broom Co. but they were too big. Somehow I ended up on Etsy and found this little sign which I liked even better. I found the broom at Walmart which had just the look I wanted. I had the sign treated with an exterior clear finish so it could be outdoors.
I moved my other sign over to the wall by the back door entry.
A week ago I cut every last bloom from the Annabelle Hydrangeas. I trimmed down for the end of the season and I gathered every single bloom and plopped them in this large empty planter. They were quite green yet but it didn't last long.
The hydrangeas have browned up quickly and I thought they'd look good over by the back door with this arrangement. I moved a few things around and you may notice my little fairy on top of the pumpkins.
She used to hang on a spring like wire but as time has passed she's lost a few pieces. I found her mixed in with one of the plants so I just gave her a new spot to set for a bit.
I have been waiting to pull out this metal pumpkin lantern. I'm finally ready to think about Halloween on the outside. I'll have to try a flameless candle in there. The tea light only lasted a few hours last night and wasn't quite big enough to give a good affect.
Looks like a witch is visiting the Olde Salem Broom Co. They're busy making more brooms and that's a good thing because we don't want to get her angry! She'll be needing a fresh broom in tip top shape for upcoming events!
I'll be joining
Between Naps on the Porch for
Dwellings The Heart of Your Home for
Our Home Away from Home for
A Stroll Thru Life for
Ivy and Elephants for
What's It Wednesday