Decorating my “Fall” Porch

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After being in California for 5 weeks, I am playing catch up before the snow flies here in Minnesota. The ceremonial “Raking of the Leaves” happened this past weekend … do you have that ceremony where you live?

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We only have 1/2 the leaves on the ground, so there is more raking in my future 🙂 I took this next picture just as the wind picked up … you can see it raining leaves. Do I dare tell you that I took the leaf blower and pointed it up, to get more leaves off the trees? I am sure the neighbors were laughing!

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My fun for the day was getting out the things I needed to decorate the front porch. Autumn is here, it is the beginning of the holidays, and I am in “nesting mode”. I am already adding to my Christmas gift closet. LOL Don’t be a hater … It actually helps me, so that I don’t go into debt in December!

Back to Autumn and my front porch … I bought this wreath at Michaels a couple years ago on sale and it is always the first thing I hang.

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I had to include this picture as that adorable dog of mine is looking through the side window at me. Putting his nose prints on the window I am sure.

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The blue door that I painted this summer??? …  I not sure that I like the color with these Autumn colors. Hmmm. What do you think?

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Soon I will be turning my heart inside my home, but I am enjoying the Fall as long as possible and I hope that you are enjoying it too! Have a wonderful October! 

Hugs,



8 Responses to "Decorating my “Fall” Porch"

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  1. Bliss

    October 17, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    My motto for raking is similar to the measure twice cut once thing….. Fall ALL, then rake. Otherwise I rake, then have to rake again, and sometimes again.

    Bliss

  2. Patty

    October 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    BJ, so glad you stopped by my blog and introduced yourself. Your blog is so inviting and I will be back for sure. I love the front porch, (wish I had one to decorate). And I did see your beautiful dog peaking out the glass window! So sweet. No worries about the blue door, blues and oranges go together. They are contrasting colors. Your fine! Looks great. Patty

  3. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    October 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Thank you Patty … You obviously know your color wheel. Me? Not so much! It was great having you drop by!
    Hugs,
    Bj

  4. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    October 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Umm, I think I may have to take up your thinking as I am on round two and there WILL be a round three 🙂
    Hugs,

  5. Sharon

    October 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I love your front porch. I love decorating the inside of my house with autumn things but have a difficult time with the outside. I don’t exactly have a front porch, mine is more of a walkway up to my front door. I have ideas; just need to do it and quit thinking. Thanks for your inspiration!

  6. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    October 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Thank you Sharon … go with the ideas you have. I bet they will be wonderful!!!
    Hugs

  7. Anonymous

    October 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I love all of your ideas! So glad I found your Blog. Love Love the blue door, it reminds us of blue skies when the weather is bad! I wish I could paint my door, it would be a beautiful shade of purple! I will be back to follow your Journey. Thank you! Alison

  8. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    October 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Alison, I am so happy you found me too and how SWEET are you!! I don’t know that I have seen a purple door but when I googled it … I found a fair amount of them. So glad that you are enjoying the blog.
    Hugs

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