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!