Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone. Well my summer markets are all done for the year. Actually they really went well. We had a good number of tourist and they love the Alaska themed items we have so they gobbled them up! Now it is off to getting ready for the Christmas shows. Yikes...they are in 8 weeks and I don't have very much stuff done. That means I have to hit the sewing machines pretty hot and heavy!

Well as you all know "fall is in the air". Well at least around here and maybe with some of you also. It is time to start to do your outside autumn decorating and one of the focal points is the front door so here is an article I read about how to "Make a Grand Entrance" into your home. I know some people really go all out in decorating. They all do a really nice job.


Your front door is the first thing your guests see when they arrive to your home. It should be warm and inviting, and should give your guests a little preview of what they will see once they get inside.

Add color:

Make a grand statement by painting your door a rich color such as dark red. Hang a basket full of flowers, a wreath, or a colonial door box on your door; change it out with the seasons.

Add character:

Architectural accents will give your home additional interest. Antique doors, columns, wood shutters, corbels, brackets and hardware will add character to your home. Scour local antique shops for unique and unusual architectural antiques that you can incorporate into your home, both inside and out.

Symmetry vs Asymmetry:

Now it is time to decorate your entrance. Will you use symmetry or asymmetry in your display? Symmetry is pleasing to the eye and the overall look is easy to achieve,but asymmetry can also be used by utilizing like items. All objects should be related in some way so that they complement each other.

Make a grand entrance this season and welcome your guests to your home by using the tips above to give your home character and curb appeal.

                                                                                                                                             Printed by permission The Country Register of Minnesota
Now everyone can get busy decorating! J
I posted a new recipe for banana blueberry pudding pie . Blueberries should be ripe and ready to pick so you can use them in this recipe.


Thanks for visiting and have a great day! J


  1. Fabulous decorating ideas, and as usual, you never disappoint with the fantastic recipes, the pudding sounds delicious.

  2. Thanks for reminding me that it is that time of the year. I really need to start thinking about decorating for autumn. I can smell it in the air ;)

  3. Hi Colleen,
    Love these ideas--just need to do it before autumn is all over!
    Thanks for sharing!


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