After living in South Africa for 9 years (where there are two seasons: HOT and Brrrr) I have a new found appreciation for all four seasons. And here in the Pacific Northwest we get a good taste of all of them.
But when autumn hits, there is something inside me that fires up. Maybe it’s the sensory stimulation I get. Who can’t love the brilliant colors, the crunch-crunch of leaves and that wonderful fresh fall air?
My creative juices get flowing.
And it doesn’t take much to add a little bit of seasonal flair to a space.
This year I have paired a hand painted sign I made last year with an antique water pump and crate on my front porch.
A couple rustic wreaths….
(Isn’t this one amazing? A sweet friend makes these for sale! If you are interested in buying one, leave a comment and I will contact you)
And an old ladder with orchard buckets full of herbs…..
Now my porch is a little bit of everything I love about fall.
Deep inside of me, somewhere under the hardworking business women and responsible mother, lies a pensive little girl, who gets giddy at the sight of a tree full of yellow, red and orange leaves – who cautiously looks around before running pell-mell into a pile of leaves and whose mouth waters at the thought of cinnamon spiced apple cider and pumpkin bread.
While I can easily ignore the urge to decorate my porch during the summer – once those leaves start to turn, it becomes a constant hum in my imagination. A hum that can easily turn into a melody that just demands that I hum along!
With that said, I say WELCOME! to Autumn – to my friends – to my family who make my life a beautiful heap of color.
While this particular sign is happy on my porch, I am taking orders for any who might be interested. Made from repurposed pallet boards, this welcome sign has a rustic charm. It measures 6″x30″ and has a saw tooth hanger at the back, so you can display it in your favorite place. I’m asking only $30.00 each, but will have a limited number that I am able to make. You can expect the finished product to be ready for delivery or collection 4-5 days from order.