10/14/09

Doors of Welcome at Applestone Cottage.






Yippee Yi Yah!!  Todays' my lovely friend  Karen's first blog party!  I can't wait to see what everyone has created !  So when your finished browsing here head on over to Karen's lovely blog (by clicking on the link above).  You can check out her  wonderful blog and follow the links to all the other gals who have joined in.  Thanks Karen for being our hostess for this! 



One of the first things you may notice when you pull into our drive-way are the apple trees and our frequent visitors. 



I recently made the autumn wreath  and posted about it on Met. Monday.  The red mums are sitting inside my vintage apple basket that I purchased for a $1 at an estate sale.  The old fashioned crate was also purchase for a buck.   My daughter bought me the scarecrow several years ago and  you can't have autumn without indian corn!




My front door is really my whole front porch!  We love having a front porch and next summer I have a whole lot of new projects in mind!




I had painted the old bench red last summer and it's a perfect prop for some Autumn decor!  Lots of pumpkins and gourds, the old coffee pitcher filled with autumn flowers and the cute little scarecrow in the wagon that I recently won in a giveaway hosted by another Cindy at Plant some Roots at Lakewood.  Thanks Cindy!  If you haven't met Cindy you need to go check out her lovely blog! 


My daughter Katie, bought me this cute little sign for my birthday in August!  I think it fits perfectly here!



If it's a dark dreary day like today we can just plug in some lights to make things a little more welcoming!



It helps to chase the gloom away!



While I was at it I thought I might as well spruce up the back entry. 


A pumpkin topiary and the cute little mailbox that was also in the box from Cindy!   It sit's so pretty on this old red bench!



I added my other homemade wreath to this door.   And now, for one final view.........



OOPS!!  How did this get in here???  Karen, this one's for you !!  When you come back for Karen's blog party in December, you will probably see something like this!  Time to go visit all the other Doors of Autumn!   Cindy

47 comments:

  1. Wow...two for the price of one!!! I adore both of your entries...so warm and welcoming. I love your red front door...one day I am going to have a red door...i just love the pop of color!!! All of your fall touches are wonderful...I love the way you stacked your pumpkins...I am stealing that idea!!!

    Beautiful!!!

    Have a wonderful evening!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  2. Oh, I just everything, Cindy! Your red doors are gorgeous and your wreaths. Love all your special Fallness touches!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. It just looks so inviting at your house. Everything works so well together. I even caught myself thinking that the winter scene looks wonderful, but then I remembered that snow and cold go with it and I shook that feeling off quickly! It is always fun to see what you post.

    Sue

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  4. What a sweet greeter for you, and she likes your apples too! I love your little red benches, they are so darn cute! I also like the cider-sign..cute. The lights do bring warmth to your door as you do to my blog..thanks for your kindness. Come say hi any time :D

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  5. Each of your doors look festive and inviting. Love the snowy photo.

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  6. Cindy, I just love what you did with your fall decor. It's so fun! And would you believe it... I have a little red bench similar to the one near your back door! :-)

    I really, really like your new wreath. Looks great against the shone.

    And I love the critters in the pics above.

    This sounds like a fun blog party. I would love to do it some time.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Everything looks so lovely. You did a great job.

    Willow

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  8. Beautiful porches...they look so inviting and colorful. just what we need this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I Love your porch I really don't have one and I wish I did. It's a porch but not. It's hard to explain. Very pretty photos thanks for sharing!

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  10. Cindy, it all looks so inviting. Your home is perfect for fall decor with all of your apples and your pretty red benches. What cute little lights! I might not ever make it inside the door if I came to your house. I'd be too busy looking at all of the wonderful treasures outside. laurie

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  11. Both of your doors are so pretty! Love the variety of pumpkins on the bench at the back!!! Both of your wreaths are beautiful. I would say both your doors are falltastic!!! :D Jewel

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  12. Very, Very nice!!! Lovin' the stone and all of the apple signs are great. Love the vintage basket. Beautiful job.
    Rhonda

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  13. Your porch looks so inviting and peaceful, I wish I could sit their reading a book... And I'm in love with that beautiful vintage apple basket.

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  14. Just like a Doublemint commercial, two, two , two doors for one! Super job girl, everything looks so very warm and inviting. I love that little cider sign. Your guest will have no doubt you are welcoming them and fall into your beautiful home.

    Have a fantastic day knockin' on all the doors today! God bless.....

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  15. Love your welcoming door! And I have to say... I haven't seen the comment section at the beginning and haven't seen any snow/Christmas pictures on the others yet:) Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing your beautiful door!

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  16. Your porch is just precious! I love all your different benches and the wreath that you made is beautiful! Thanks for inviting us over!

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  17. Two pretty, welcoming entries--thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  18. Cindy, I saw things today that I missed the last time! My eyes and mind are obviously wandering...LOL I love the bushel basket full of mums, and everything looks so festively fall!
    Hugs, Sue

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  19. YAY! I REALLY, REALLY love the last picture! LOL! You are so funny!
    Both of your doors are so pretty and welcoming. Makes you want to walk in, plunk down in front of the bay window and wait for . . . a porcupine, a bear, a turkey . . . any number of little visitors. And the red of the house just is the finishing touch! You have a beautiful, welcoming home Cindy.
    Thanks for helping my first party so special!
    Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

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  20. Your doors belong on the front of Southern Living magazine! :)

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  21. Oh, your red door is my favorite. It makes everything looks so warm and inviting!

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  22. Cindy this is so gorgeous and charming! Love the pretty wreath you made. Wow! You are so talented. You have such a beautiful home and scenic setting. How lucky are you to have such sweet visitors.

    ~Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  23. Cindy I forgot to mention the Welcome sign is a door decal from Lynette's Etsy shop. She's listed on my door post. Stay tuned for my next giveaway. Hint...Hint. :)

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  24. I have to admit, the last photo was my favorite. I'm a true Keeper of Christmas. But since we're talking fall...
    Your home looks so lovely,warm and inviting. The wreaths are great and the colors scream fall. You seem to love a bargain, and I'm right there with you!

    Stop on by if you have the time.
    Leann

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  25. Hi Cindy! What a wonderful job you did with your fall decor! I love it! Thank you for sharing with us. I need to look at your photos again. :)
    Have a great day.
    Sandra

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  26. I didn't get to play this time but I will in Dec after I get settled in my new home, but for now I'm admiring all the pretty doors and your's is so sweet - I love all your pretty country touches - esp. the ones from your daughter - they're all the more special.
    Love your red benches and the wild life you get to see -
    Happy Thursday and thanks for sharing your lovely home with us -

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  27. Cindy,
    Your entryways are so warm and inviting with those decorations. I'm so glad you enjoyed winning my give away. Everything looks fantabulous. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  28. I love your porch, Cindy!! Somehow I knew there would be red involved!! Your door is so cute and I love all of your decorations. You really have a flair for that quaint country look!

    Love the gorgeous picture of the deer surrounded by all the apples. He looks very content!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  29. I love all the Fall decor by your door. It really makes a cute display.

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  30. Your doors are so very welcoming. The shade of red on your doors and benches is so perfect...love it! You probably had the same gloomy weather we had in the eastern part of the state, but it looks so warm and cozy coming to your house. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I love your front porch, everything is so fun and welcoming!
    And your back door...wow! Love the red shutters and that little red bench is just the cutest!!
    Beautiful home!

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  32. Your porch is so inviting!! All dressed for Fall. Great job. You are very creative.Stop by. I just opened Cottage Loft Boutique. Hugs, Connie

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  33. Cindy~How wonderful to have so many autumn vignettes. I adore ALL the red. I think it enhances the fall colors. You've inspired me to paint my lil' bench red. I've been debating on what color to paint it for an upcoming Bazaar.
    It looks so charming on your porch.

    That little deer looks so regal. I hear they love apples. I wished I was there to feed Bambi a red delicious treat.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  34. Looking at all of these pictures makes me kind of wish it was Winter again! Oh well, I can keep coming back to visit this beautiful blog on all the hot and humid days that are approaching "Down Under". Best wishes, NM.
    PS Thanks for visiting me at my blog and for your very kind words!:)

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  35. Your blog is lovely...I so enjoyed your images of your Fall Home. Your little lights are adorable! The last photo is amazing....could be a Christmas card!

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  36. Hi Cindy,
    Both of your entryways are so warm and inviting and decorated so beautifully. To me there is nothing as welcoming as a red door! I love the stacked pumpkins. I haven't put any pumpkins out on my porch for fear of them freezing and then getting all mushy when they thaw. The weather here is unusually cold (Dec temps) and my mums and whatever flowers are left in my garden are not liking it at all! The last picture is just gorgeous. How do you keep your tree from toppling over in the winter winds? I would love to do a tree on my porch! Hugs, Loretta

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  37. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    Just read your note...so happy to see you today! I'm glad that you were able to get your blog comments going...wonder what happened?

    Well Darlin'...I just adore the beautiful autumn decor of your front and back entryways! Soooo very warm and welcoming and absolutely perfect for Applestone Cottage! I love both of your pretty red benches...they really make it nice for being about to decorate! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for one...or two! Hehe! I have a hard time getting Russell to do building projects...it's not his favorite thing! Now...if I could just borrow Dan for a couple of days...hehe!!! Anyway...love both of your new autumn wreaths too! Sure look pretty with the stone for a backdrop!!! One of my favorites about your front porch is the beautiful big apple basket full of those gorgeous red mums!!! That's soooo pretty and they're so perfect with the red accents of your home's exterior! Was wondering about your cute stacked pumpkins that you have displayed on the back porch...did you make those? I love how they look! I would really like to make one...I'm hoping to hit Hobby Lobby tomorrow....maybe they'll have their faux pumpkins marked down (crossin' my fingers)!

    We have a really busy weekend ahead of us...we are having to go and pick up the kids...leaving early tomorrow morning! Darrin has a track meet so we're planning on making that...and then going on in to town to get Danielle! Then we have to take them back home on Sunday (their mother is out of town so we're having to make the trip both ways this week). That's 8 hrs. spent in the car this weekend...not really looking forward to that part!

    Well Girlfriend...I'm so happy to finally be able to comment on your beautiful Welcoming Doors post...you just did a beautiful job decorating your entries!!! Have a great weekend, Darlin'!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  38. Oh, Cindy, your fall decorating is fantastic! I love the wreaths and just how you made everything look so warm and welcoming!

    Jane

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  39. You have beautiful and welcoming entryways, Cindy!

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  40. Cindy, I always love looking at your blog entries and this one is no exception. What a beautiful porch. The stone is just gorgeous and makes me feel I just came across a hidden cottage nestled in the woods! I love the lights too to bring a festive touch in the evenings!

    blessings
    mary

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  41. Hi Cindy! I just love your red doors. Hubby wouldn't let me paint ours red 'cause our house is green and he thought it would look like Christmas all year long. Love those red benches too! Can't wait to see the Christmas doors! Your package should be arriving soon.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  42. Your blog header is stunning....just makes me smile.....Just out blog hopping on tonight...really should be working... Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog and leave your favorite Christmas song...and enter a great giveaway. Also, a birthday letter to my daughter on my main blog...http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

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  43. Your home looks so lovely through the windows of your door! You know I love those red benches. So pretty at your house.
    Brenda

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  44. Hi Cindy, I just love love love a red door and your red doors are gorgeous... Love all your fall
    xoxo
    Julie

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  45. Good morning, Cindy! I am falling behind in my visits. We have my stepdaughter here visiting from Fort Lauderdale with her 3 little kids (4, 2 and a half and almost 1 yr. old) and I tell ya, it's been really busy. I love your entry doors and porch, so pleasant to look at and so inviting....Christine

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  46. wow--love all of the red!! Beautiful door!! Such an inviting home!!

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy