Autumn Porch Welcome

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Autumn Porch Welcome from A Pinch of Joy
A beautiful fall day — perfect for creating a welcoming porch for the season.  For the door, a simple sign proclaiming fall and hung with brown satin ribbon.

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A huge pumpkin, kissed by late afternoon sunlight and nestled in autumn leaves and berries atop a black urn.  Bytes has dibs on carving a jack o lantern.   Imagine coming at this dimpled brilliant beauty with a sharp knife — not me.

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Beautiful pumpkin’s companions.  That’s a swan gourd at the end.  Looks just like a swan, doesn’t it?  If swans were green and spotted.  It’s shaped like a swan I meant to say.   The stem looks like the beak — even though you can’t find it for the scarecrow’s twine ties.

Other side
On the other side, shooting into the morning sun, Mr. Strawman rests his foot on the little pumpkin.  My dad always stood with one foot up on something in the rare moments he stopped moving and this makes me laugh.  There are little tiny  lights in the leaves beneath the larger pumpkin to twinkle at twilight.   The cat was a song at a garage sale last summer.  He brings height and quirkiness to the assemblage.  Even the fairy door is celebrating autumn.    How do the fairies get in your house? 

Front Porch
                                                        And there it is — beautiful bright fall colors to welcome you! 

Oh, yes.  You are right.  The corner did change.  I took this picture last night in the evening.  And this morning went looking for some more pumpkins I KNOW I put away last year.  Instead I found Mr. Strawman and Quirky Cat.  I went out to take another photo and discovered  the shadows are really strange on our porch mid-morning. The bright sun makes it almost impossible to photograph.  But you won’t hear me complaining about too much sun in Ohio!  So that’s why you’ll have to imagine the corner photo superimposed over the lone pumpkin above!  

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Elegant Halloween

Elegant Halloween A Pinch of Joy

Elegant Halloween A Pinch of JoyHalloween is not just for kids.  Nor does it have to be creepy.  Fun as those things are, there are options.

How about an Edwardian Halloween?

Elegant and classy.  More Edgar Allan Poe than Friday the Thirteenth.

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A pumpkin covered in black lace.

A stack of books.  

Story — that bottom book — the one labeled ‘Spells”– is an old geometry book from high school.  I loved geometry and asked the teacher what kind of job used geometry.  He didn’t know so he made me set out in the hall for the rest of the class.  My first job as a landscape designer used geometry.  Lots of it.  And now I’ve found another use for geometry — the base for a pumpkin.  So there, Mr. McC! 

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A glittered owl.  She looks wise.  She probably knows what careers use geometry.  And lots of other things.

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A glittery wreath hung over the mirror. 

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Happy Halloween!

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September Wrap Up

Food September

September was a busy month  around Chez Charlene and A Pinch of Joy! 

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      Celebrated the second anniversary of blogging --

 

 

 

  Dining Room

Installed picture frame moulding and revealed the Dining  room Makeover

Looked ahead to Halloween

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Make a Halloween Wreath     Grasshopper Guts — Treat        Smashed Frogs — Treat

Ate some awesome food

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Cheesecake Bars                      Seasoned Lemon Steak Marinade        Fiesta Stuffed Burger

Updated the about page  

 

and made the very first A Pinch of Joy video tutorial

 

Hope you enjoyed your  September and here’s to a fabulous fall! 



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