Hello my lovely readers! I hope you had an outstanding weekend! 🙂
Today I’m teaming up with the ultra-talented ladies linked below to bring you the Vintage Gardens Blog Hop hosted by Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home!
Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Panoply | Decor To Adore | My Thrift Store Addiction | Petite Haus | Poofing The Pillows |Art and Sand | Belle Bleu Interiors | Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson | The Painted Hinge | White Arrows Home | County Road 407 | Lora B. Create and Ponder | Beauty For Ashes
If you’re coming over from eyeballing Mrs. Olson’s beautiful gardens at Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson, welcome!
Usually around this time of year I’m sick of summer and I’m ready for fall. Don’t get me wrong – I love summer. But by this time of year, I’m sick of the over 100 degree days, no rain in sight, and so much dust in the air that it makes dusting an exercise in futility. I’m not quite ready to go full-on fall with my decorating, but I like to hint that it’s just around the corner.
This part of our house is right off our driveway. I like to decorate this area since it’s the first part of the house they’ll see when they drive up.
See the welcome sign in the background? To the right of it is our front door.
If you ever go flower shopping at the nurseries this time of year, you’ll notice that most of the flowers they have in stock are already fall colors. I’ll mix them in with the summer decor I have out already, but I don’t add anything that definitely screams fall (like pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, or Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes).
I went with a chicken theme for this part of our porch. We have chickens, but have downsized our flock since we first started out. I’m happy I had the foresight (for once) to keep all the chicken feeders, because they sure make sweet planters for flowers.
Here’s our front door. I went with a gardening theme here.
If you’re a regular reader of mine, I’m sure you’ll see things here that I’ve used in other posts. I like to move stuff around and find new “homes” for them.
I did add a couple of things that are fall colors, but I don’t get too crazy with it yet. But when August 1st rolls around, my summer decor is officially over for the year.
I couldn’t resist sharing this pic of my “helpers” who joined me when I was shooting the promo pics for the hop. That’s Tom on the left and Chance on the right.
Okay, that’s it for me! 🙂 Next up is the gorgeous gardens at White Arrows Home. You won’t believe how pretty plates can be in a garden until you see what she did with hers!
Here’s the entire hop lineup:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Vintage Gardens Blog Hop!