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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Doors of Welcome!!!

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I am joining in with Karen from Some days are Diamonds today for Doors of Welcome. We are

showing off our doors dressed up and ready for fall!!! This is the front entry to my home…as you

can see I like lots of plants and pumpkins!!! I have this little bench here year round and it’s decor

changes with the season. Just about the only thing that is a constant is the topiary. If you can

believe it…this crazy thing started out life as a reject from inside. He was looking a little tired so I

thought I would see if he liked it better outside…I guess he does…he is exploding everywhere!!!

My GORGEOUS wreath was made by Kristen of Kristen’s Creations!!! I ordered it early in the

season and have been dying to show it off!!! Today is the day!!! I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I LOVE IT!!! I think she is a genius…I have been trying to talk her into moving in and becoming

my personal floral designer…I don’t think she is buying it…hehe!!! I think it is the crowning

glory to my entryway!!! THANK YOU KRISTEN!!!

Be sure to stop by Karen’s and check out all of the other “DOORS”!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Lots of Love!!!

XOXO

Cathy

64 comments:

Stacey said...

Cathy, your porch is so pretty. I am loving all of that ivy! It's so funny because as much as I'm into gardening I never paid that much attention to ivy until this year. Now I'm wanting it everywhere! The wreath is awesome! A very welcoming front porch. :)

Brooke said...

I love your decorations...especially your wreath! I always change my wreath and flag according to the season or holiday!

Lisa said...

Cathy!
Your porch looks beautiful! So perfectly Fall-ish! And I'm in love with your bench!:)

~Country Lady~ said...

A beautiful and welcoming entrance. Everything works together perfectly. The wreath is the crowning touch.

Melissa Miller said...

Cathy your front door wreath and porch are simply divine! I just love it all! You are so right. Kristen's floral talents are amazing. ~Sooooo pretty!

I wish we could see more of your lovely home.
Hint...Hint...:)

~Enjoy the door event! ~Melissa :)

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

How beautiful! It's so very, very pretty! You are inspiring me to get up and complete my entry before fall is over!

Lori said...

Very beautiful!! Love it.

Lou Cinda said...

This is beautiful!! I love Kristen's florals! She is so talented and your door looks fabulous!
I am so envious of that wreath and your bench!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Cathy this is absolutely stunning! I love your gorgeous door, your wreath is fabulous and the topiary and bench are the perfect touch! Looks straight out of Better Homes n Garden! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Cathy, this is just gorgeous! What a beautiful welcome to your wonderful home. I just love all of your autumn decor. This really does look like something from a magazine shoot. Beautifully done. Kathy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful door ....gorgeous wreath......always love your pictures..

Lee said...

Keep it up and you might have an unwelcome guest... me! Naw, I think it is rude to pop in on people but you sure make it hard to resist.
Lee

Blue Creek Home said...

How very lovely!
You really have a gardener that keeps those plants so healthy and running over their pots, don't you??? I am jealous of anyone with plants that live past one season! I hope my looking at their photo doesn't kill them. There is absolutely nothing green about my thumb!
Love the wreath, love the bench, love plants that are alive, and love the little metal pumpkin!
Rhonda

Andrea said...

Your door is most certainly welcoming. Beautiful.

Blessings, andrea

PS: I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write for my brother in law.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cathy, Love the metal bench, and your wreath is truly gorgeous AND I love that plaid doormat...so fall. Everything is beautiful!
Debra

Charlene said...

What a beautiful entryway! I like your lovely door, the "exploding" plant, and all of the pretty seasonal touches!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I LOVE your wreath. So pretty. Your porch is gorgeous and all the pumpkins spread around are just perfect. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

trash talk said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! Did I mention that I love it?
Debbie

Pamela said...

Love your HUGE wreath Cathy! I also love your iron bench! I miss not having a real front porch.

Lily Robinson said...

A very welcoming door! I too love the wreath.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

So lush, I love it! I'm loving that cute little metal pumpkin next to the bench, too.
Your gift package is officially on it's way to you!!
Anne

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh Cathy!! Your entry is the prettiest I've ever seen!!! Can I please move in? I just LOVE every single thing about!! Kristen did a such wonderful job on the wreath too...It's just gorgeous!
It stands out so beautifully on your gorgeous stained wood door! I'm ready to get some paint stripper for mine now!

Thanks for sharing this! I'm going back to look again!!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful entry way!!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Beautiful...can't wait to see all the others!

Fondly, Carrie

Mieke said...

A stunning wreath, and I looove the bench.

Nezzy said...

Oh Cathy, it is absolutely gorgeous! You have welcomed your guests and the season with grand style. The wreath is stunning! Great job girl!!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Have a festive day enjoying all the beautiful entryways. God bless sweet Cathy!!!

Theresa said...

My favorite is the bench full of beauty! All of your decorations are just gorgeous! Have a blessed day and thanks for having me!

Mrs. G said...

Beautiful wreath that Kristin made for you. I love the size of it too. All your door way decor is precious.
Hugs,
Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, Cathy!! The wreath is simply stunning. I love it all.

Barb ♥

Darla said...

How about you decorate my front porch!! I love yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Hint of Home said...

I love your entryway. All the pumpkins and greenery are gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Your doorway is beautiful! Very warm and inviting..Lovely wreath!

Karen said...

Cathy! Look at all those pumpkins! It all looks so welcoming! The wreath is gorgeous! (She did good!) I can't understand why she wouldn't want to move in and work for you . . . :) Very fun!
Thanks for joining in!
Hugs. Karen

ceekay said...

Wonderful...I love the bench and the wreath!

Karen said...

Your entryway is just beautiful! So warm and inviting. I love the idea of the bench, it offers so many fun ways to decorate.
Kristan wreath is gorgeous too!

Liz said...

Stunning! Your wreathe is gorgeous. I really like your front door...what an entry, very elegant! You've done a phenomenal job...extremely welcoming! Hugs, Liz

Small House said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! WOW!
Sandra

One Shabby Old House said...

You make me want to go find a door and decorate it!
Lovely

Dawn said...

Beautiful, welcoming door Cathy! I love how undertated it is, just plants, pumpkins and one great wreath. The pumpkins are such a nice pop of color with all the thriving plants.
Hugs,
Dawn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very elegant! Just beautiful

Sandra said...

Hi Cathy. I love the wreath! It is stunning! Love your porch area too!
Have a wonderful day!
Sandra

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Cathy, What a beautiful porch and I luv your wreath!! All dressed for Fall!! Stop by. I have just opened Cottage Loft Boutique. Lots of Hugs!! Connie

Beverly said...

Looks like the cover of a magazine!

Lisa said...

Picture perfect! I love the wreath!

Lori said...

Knock, knock! Cathy can I come in your BEAUTIFUL front door? Or maybe just linger outside at the beauty! Outstanding job!! Can't wait to see Christmas!! Lori P.S The winner was one lucky girl!!

Kara Ward said...

Oh, so luch and lovely. The bench is heavenly.

Julie said...

Hi Karen, Your porch is gorgeous , I to love love love your new wreath how beautiful...
xoxo
Julie

Christine Edwards said...

What a gorgeous entry way you have! The bench is awesome and looks great amongst all of it's seasonal finery. And that wreath is beautiful, I can see why you were excited to show it off.

Diana said...

I absolutely love that wreath!!! My front door needs some TLC!

Would love for you ( and anyone else) to pop over to share a fav dessert recipe. Look in your archive and you might just already have one to share. I'm ready to get in the kitchen.

Got a giveaway going!!!!!!!!!

debi said...

Your fall porch is beautiful! I love the pumpkins tucked in with the plants. And your wreath is gorgeous!

Rachael said...

So pretty and Fall looking! You have done a fantastic job :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness. This is absolutely "gorgeous"!!! So warm and inviting. Thanks for swinging by my blog so I could find yours. This is my first visit here, but certainly not my last.
hugs ~lynne~

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today and becoming our neighbor!
I only got a chance to check out a little of your blog but I'll be back. Love the front porch.
The funny thing is yesterday while I was at the store I bought pizzelle for the first time!! I almost bought the chocolate 'cause I am a big chocolate lover but actually I got the anise as they remind me of a cookie my mom use to make. Next is will be the chocolate.

Juls~ said...

Hi Cathy! Your front door looks fantastic! And you are quite the gardener - lucky girl!! I've thrown a wreath upon my door & that's about it. So, as usual, you've inspired me to get busy and perk things up a little more!

Happy Autumn!

Twincerely,Olga said...

wow! That looks beautiful! Hoping you have a great weekend!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Cathy,

Could that door way be anymore welcoming, I think not! The architecture the door, the wreath, greenery and pumpkins~ just wonderful.
Happy Fall....


Karen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cathy, this entry is so lush and so welcoming! The wreath from Kristen is gorgeous, and I love all of your plants and your pumpkins. laurie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cathy, thanks for posting my giveaway button and for entering. Have I ever told you what a great friend you are? Well, you are!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sue said...

Hi Cathy, I love your wooden door! We are way too exposed to the elements to have one- everyone in my neighborhood who had one has now replaced it! Your door wreath is lush and beautiful. I love the ivy topiary tree and your little bench. It all looks lovely!! hugs, Sue

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy, Oh thank you for saying such sweet things about me!! I'm sorry I'm just getting by, I haven't been on here much, but just did a post of some things I did at a lady's house yesterday. Anyway, I LOVE your front door! The wreath looks great and your display of plants and pumpkins are just beautiful!! I love everything, it's so warm and welcoming. Ok, I really need to work in my yard tomorrow! I'm glad you are pleased with the frame too! Thanks again for your prayers and saying such nice things about me. Kristen

*The Beautiful Life* said...

How have I only just now discovered your blog?? AND MISSED THE WILLIAMS SONOMA GIVEAWAY! :)

Wonderful blog -- I shall have to sit one day and go back through your posts!

So glad to have found out about you. :)

Ruth

zandra said...

Such a lovely and inviting porch! Hugz, Z

Susan said...

This is the most beautiful Autumn Welcome that I've seen! Love the wreath!!!

Nancy said...

OKAY! I'm in the mood for Fall, now! Love this post! Nancy

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