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!


  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.


  2. Anonymous6:39 AM

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

  3. It is beautiful!! what a colors!

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

  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.


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

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


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

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

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


  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

  12. What beautiful decorations! Thank you for sharing.


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