Saturday, October 3, 2009

a little outdoor fall nesting

Hi Y'all... Welcome to my mess!

This is our backdoor area which we use a lot more than our front door as we park back here. I scrubbed the green funk off the siding & set up a workspace. It was such a beautiful afternoon to work outside *smiles*

Then I dragged down from the attic a fraction of my decorations, most of which were bought on final clearance last year @ Hobby Lobby
I opened bags and thought to myself "I don't remember buying this!"

This plain grapevine wreath had been hanging around my craft room awaiting inspiration. I came across this very ugly swag in my mess of shopping bags and wondered what possessed me to buy it, it was THAT ugly but somehow wired together with the grapevine wreath I can tolerate it *smiles*

A handicapped scarecrow glued between the two definitely helps ~ a mini pumpkin hides his missing legs!

Looking better already!
I absolutely adore pumpkin topiaries & have wanted one forever! I found this urn at Dollar General on summer clearance marked down to $10 ~ too bad there wasn't two!
I just wound one of my clearance garlands around and around then set the pumpkin on top, no wire, no hot glue, easy peasy to take apart later.

My window boxes have been an eyesore for the last several years. They need serious help, one even fell down while I was decorating it. Dear hubby had to come out with his drill and a very long screw to fix it. Hopefully next spring he will build me some new ones or revamp these. I just stapled some wimpy cheap garland around the edges and stuck a scarecrow in. As we're off the road a little the view isn't so bad from a distance *smiles*

We rarely use our front door so this thing banging against it each time we open it won't be such a bother like it would have been at the back door.
And that's the end of my fall nesting outdoor tour, from back to front door *smiles*


Darlene said...

Hey Kitty,

I LOVE all your fall outdoor nesting!! I haven't done anything outside yet! I think it all looks great and will put a smile on your face when you are coming in.

Glad your new job is going so well. Hope you are having a great weekend. We are getting ready to go to watch Lexi cheer at the 5th grade football game. GO Longhorns!!!!

linda said...

Fall sure is making an appearance at your house and it looks great! Pumpkin topiaries make me soooo happy too! I made a mini one myself with a small urn I had, LOVE IT!

I'm sitting in an airport right now waiting to go to Denver...Hobby Lobby is in Colorado...I'm one happy girl!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Daphine said...

Wow! You have a lot of fall decorations. Loved how you got it all together here at the end. Thanks for sharing!

The Berry's Patch said...

LOL...your handicapped scarecrow looks darling in that wreath. And I am loving your pumpkin topiary. Now you've got me thinking. I have all of the necessary ingredients for one...I'm off to see if it turns out as cute as yours.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Everything sure is pretty! The scarecrow sitting in the wreath is too cute! ..and I LOVE to pumpkin in the urn! I bet this brightens your day when you return home from work each day! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Lorrie said...

Everything looks great Kitty! You really had a great selection of Hobby Lobby finds to use for your decorating spree!

Brenda said...

Wow I have not done a thing outside my door for fall. Everything looks great. I really love the topiary. Did you finish re-reading Pride and Prejudice? I am at the part where Elizabeth is on the trip with Aunt and Uncle and has just visited Mr. Darcy's home. I do not usually take so long to read a book but this is a hard back with 7 of her novel in it that I bought from Barnes and Noble. Just not an easy one to carry around with you or to read in bed. So I just read this one at the table with a cup of coffee or meal. I have a book on cd playing in my car and another book I am reading also. But things are moving along and I like Mr. Darcy a whole lot better. My daughter is or is going to read the same book written over but with a vampire included. She works for an audio book store and reads, or I should say listens to, a lot of books that I would never think of trying!

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