Monday, October 18, 2010

A Touch of Fall

Finally, a touch of fall in the air, and a touch of decor around the outside of our house. I have had a hard time getting anything done this fall, that's for sure.

This is it for the front, my old door arrangement that I redid a little. I have had it for years, and the flowers were a little tired. So I bought 3 sunflowers at Michaels and some sticks and cattails and just fluffed it up a bit. I don't have a before pic, but it does look better and I can get a few more years out of it. Yay! I didn't do any pumpkins around my front door as my pink knock out roses are still lovely and they just don't work with pumpkins. So this is my little touch of fall for the front.
Our side entrance, with the same look as last year. I think I will look for a sitting scarecrow for the bench. I think after seeing this picture that that would be a nice touch.
Our little playhouse with a little bit of fall decor.

And the majority of the decorations went into this outdoor room we built this summer. {or had built, we didn't do any of the work:-) } We love this space, although we don't know what to call it - outdoor kitchen - outdoor living room - cabana - the thing in the yard - what do you think? Whatever it is, we love it and spend most of our evenings out here.

We sat here and had dinner with our good friends from Kansas last night. They came down on Saturday and we had a wonderful dinner out at a new to us restaurant, very nice and close to our house. On Sunday Bob and Jim went golfing and Robin and I just sat out here with our coffee until lunch time, and went to a shop or 2 and then headed home to have dinner and sit out at the fire. Very relaxing and so good to catch up. Back to reality tomorrow!

Linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday


SalicosFamilyBlog said...

You're a girl after my own heart - less is more! Love the pool area - I mean,really - does it get any better than that? One day.....

Teri said...

Your home is beautiful! Love all of the Fall decor. =)

The Martys said...

It all looks great. (and so clean!!)

Debbie said...

Thou shalt not covet thy blog friend's Cabana.

Ignore me, I'm just quoting scripture to keep the green eyed monster at bay! I love your outdoor room, and I'm crazy about the playhouse too. You are such a woman after my own heart.

And I'm fond of simple decorations too!!

Rettabug said...

What a spectacular spot for relaxing & entertaining, Sue!!! I'm so glad the weather was nice & you were able to enjoy such a lovely outdoor space. I don't know what to call it about your "summer home"? LOL Its just beautiful & I'm green with envy over all of it, especially that darling little play house. Oh, how my Caroline would love something like that!!!!

Oh & I ♥ ♥ ♥ your front door, too!!! AWESOME!

TLEB said...

The decor looks beautiful! You always do such a good job!

Janean said...

stinkin' adore your front door....and the playhouse is better than many *real* houses! lol.

great and inspiring post!