Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Autumn Decor on Pretty Porch


I've enjoyed getting to know Paula at Elm Street Antiques. Today as I drove by her shop on my way home from an appointment, I noticed that she had changed the decor on the shop's front porch. It was lovely and I had to stop to tell her how much I enjoyed it. She is very creative and her displays (inside and out) draw people to her shop. Over the week-end she created this beautiful wreath out of rose hips from her yard. Isn't it beautiful? When I think of rose hips, I think of 'tea' and 'terrific source of vitamin C' --- but obviously Paula had another vision. Isn't it pretty?
























In addition to the wreaths made from rose hips and branches, Paula also made a rose hip swag that transverses the entire leading edge of her porch roof. I didn't get a picture, but they look similar to the icicle holiday lights, except they are shiny red and oh, so natural.

Garlands, pumpkins, cat-tails, and a milk can complete the decor. Together they say "Happy Autumn" and "Please come in!"

Great job, Paula! I enjoyed my visit today!

13 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the colors? And when you find a store that really speaks to your heart, you gotta love when you see something new there. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    Love,
    Julie

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  2. If the inside of the store is anything like the outside, I can see why you love this shop! ~ Lynda ♥

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  3. It is beautiful!! what a colors!

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  4. It's gorgeous and unique! I've not seen anything like it. Wish I could get my hands on some rose hips. :)

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  5. I love wreaths and garlands made of natural things. I really wanted to make a rosehip wreath this year, but we have so few. I may have to tuck a few into another wreath -- perhaps pinecone!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures. They're very inspirational and beautiful.

    Jody

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  6. Very pretty, and great ideas for a creative person. :o) She certainly is talented when it comes to decorating.

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  7. Very inspiring! And, I do want to come in!

    KJ

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  8. Thanks for sharing your visit. The fall decorations are inspiring and so lovley and natural.
    Carrie

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  9. Looking at those wonderful decorations...I can just smell the smells of fall! A wood fire, soups, fresh bread. My favorite season!

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  10. So beautiful! I would love to visit her store!

    Katherine

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  11. Hi! My dream is to own a shop and be able to decorate to my heart's desire! She definitely has a knack for putting the right touches in her decorations.....Cindi

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  12. What beautiful decorations! Thank you for sharing.

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