This is the window at the front of our home next to the front door and at the bottom of the stairs to go up to our second level. I just wanted to show this as it makes me happy every time I walk past it. I love Autumn and all the colors in the little front tree right now, along with my pumpkins :)
The previous owners had a dog that sadly scratched up the wood as you can see, and they wont let us fix it (we are renting anyways) so it's some what of an eye sore, but I just try to look past that (along with the green utility post out front!)
I love decorating for Fall, but always in a subtle not over the top way. I don't get into the "Scary Halloween" look ... I like a more simple & subdued look.
On the other side of the window now :) I just cleaned out my summer flowers from this old enamelware bowl and gathered up some pine cones and then put a few pumpkins on top of those.
I love the different varieties of pumpkins there are to choose from now, and this pale orange pumpkin was the perfect size for my chippy white chair. The red milk can is next on my "to do" list, as I do not like it's current color and plan on painting it white or cream, or even black? But I have never painted metal before so ... I have been putting that little project off!
My bird house planter box just got cleaned out also and I just put some more pine cones and sticks in there for now. I love using what I can find around in the yard and nearby woods for no cost decorating :) On my hubby's Naval base they have an abundance of acorns now that I plan on filling up a bucket or two very soon too!
Ok back in the house now, I wanted to also share the sweetest thing I just purchased from a shop on Etsy, Thebeezkneezvintage, it is an antique grocery notebook from the early 1900's.
I just love this little book. This is the first time I have opened it since receiving, and it is so interesting to me how people lived back in the day. This particular woman kept track of what she bought, and whom she bought it from, then checked it as paid as you can see the check marks on the sides or she just wrote "paid".
So neat! There are more available in this shop too, I may have to get a couple more from her to have a little collection :)