{These Moments} of Outside Decorating . . .

It's been a strange week to me.  I've felt very low key and low energy these last couple of mornings.  I've even napped on the couch before noon a couple of times.  Not like me.  Thankfully I'm a little more energized in the afternoon.  Yesterday I added some decorations to the outside of our house.  I'm the type of decorator that usually takes a couple of weeks before I'm done.  I change things around.  I add things that I find along the way.  When the holiday is here, I'm usually finished.  Then it's time to take it all down and start decorating for the next holiday.

This is the front porch so far . . . 


The squash is from our garden.  The blue pumpkin is a tradition that I started with myself years ago.  I have to have a blue pumpkin every year.  I think they're absolutely beautiful!!

I found this giant plastic pumpkin in Target last week.  It was only $6.00!!!

This little guy was chattering away while I was taking these photos.  I actually think he was cursing me out for interrupting his nut gathering.  : )

Mr. Bigglesworth looking out the front door and waiting for me to let him out.

Another Target find.  I have it sitting on a wicker chair on the front porch.
This year I've used mostly things that I already had and just filled in with other little purchases.  I like to keep things simple.  Next I'll show you the inside of the house.  I have to say, it's so much fun having a mantle to decorate now!!

I also have to mention something that's been bringing me down a bit.  The death toll in Haiti is now up over 800 and expected to climb higher.  Many of those people are still living in make-shift homes from when they were devastated by the earthquake several years ago.  I do not know how much one country can endure.  My heart is broken for them.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti and the people here in the U.S. that are being pummeled by Hurricane Matthew as I type this.  It's another day in paradise here for us in New York.  I thank God every day for my blessings.  I know first hand how things can change on a dime.  It's nice to be able to decorate and make things look pretty for your home but it's your family, friends and health that matter the most. 

Have a happy and healthy weekend everybody ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

Those decorations make your house look so welcoming! Reminds me of when I was a kid. My mom was an all-out decorator too. I cannot wait to see the inside....especially the mantle!

And this hurricane. The death toll in Haiti. It's a horrible thing to endure and makes me feel a little selfish complaining about the heat out here. Thankfully Florida was spared from worse damage--even though it's not over yet. I'm with you on sending thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this storm.

JoAnne said...

I love the blue pumpkins too, Wendy. We really do have so much to be thankful for and remember there are so many less fortunate than us.

mamasmercantile said...

My heart geos out to everyone who has been affected by the devastation of this awful hurricane. I count my blessing every day and am thankful for what I do have.
Tour outside décor is a delight, I must admit I have never come across a blue pumpkin before, do they have the same taste?