Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Door Bucket + Metallic Stacked Pumpkins

I just love this time of year.  We're anticipating some beautiful weather this weekend and hoping to spend a lot of it outdoors with the kids.

Speaking of which... we were outside in our backyard on Monday, when our little guy fell backwards on the swing set ladder, fracturing his proximal humerus.  Since then, it's been quite a chore keeping him safe.  It hasn't slowed him down much.  We're still in disbelief that it happened.  We saw an orthopaedic specialist today and she decided not to cast it, due to the fracture being high on his arm, so he's wearing a velcro sling for the next 4 weeks.  Please pray for a quick recovery for our Tyler-bug!  :)
Due to the craziness going on around here, I'm a little late in posting my Fall door decor, I usually try to get it out mid September!  I've decorated our door with my favorite Southern Living door bucket for the past few years.  I never tire of it, it's such a classic look.  Here are some pictures over the years of our front door with its rich sunflowers, mums, hydrangeas and gourds.
Fall 2009
Fall 2010 
I love how my stacked pumpkins turned out!  I purchased three different sized "fun"kins at Michael's (2 of each size) and used Americana acrylic paint in Burnt Orange, adding in some metallic glaze to give it some shimmer.  The pumpkins are held together with pvc pipe, cutting a hole in the center (top and bottom) of the middle and bottom pumpkins.  The top pumpkin is cut out at the bottom, leaving you with a stem at the top!   Just slide your (measured to length) pvc pipe through the holes, leaving plenty of length to stick it down into your mulched flower pot.  Lastly, I took some colorful leaf garland and wrapped it around each topiary.  So cute!
I love the selection of flowers that Hobby Lobby carries, it's always fun picking out colors and putting it together.  I got these for 50% off... under $20 for everything.  
I have yet to pick-up my mums and pumpkins for the front porch.  I'm looking forward to all the inspiring ideas, my favorite part of these wonderful link parties!  

I'm linking up to the following link parties:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

I'll be linking up to Rhoda's Door Decor Autumn Link Party.
Can't wait to see all the beautiful and inspiring doors!  
Hope to see you there!  


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

15 comments:

Teresa said...

I love the way it looks, so classic!

A Vintage Vine said...

The door looks great! I drove by...we had our homecoming dinner in your "hood" and I saw it then...It looks even better in person!

Angie said...

I have that bucket too and LOVE IT! It looks great, Alicia! So if it's on the inside of your door... what's on the outside?

Give Tyler-bug a big hug for me! Love that guy!

Jen said...

I love that bucket! The Hobby Lobby already has some of their Christmas stuff on sale now. Can you believe it? We're not even half way through October yet! I plan on heading there today anyway to check things out :) Love the flowers you chose from there!

lisanne83 said...

great job on that bucket! Hope Tyler gets better soon!

Shoregirl said...

Love your stacked pumpkins -- they turned out so pretty!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love that SL bucket too! And I'm jealous of your pumpkin topiaries! This year I hope I find some big faux pumpkins on sale and maybe next year I'll have a topiary or two! Thanks for the visit!
Debbie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your stacked pumpkins- they are darling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Your entry is looking beautiful, love the topiaries. And I adore the brick. I Hope Tyler is feeling better, that must have been so scary for you. He is absolutely adorable by the way.

The Tablescaper said...

Lovin the topiaries. Last year I did white ones! It would be wonderful to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

whitney said...

Looks beautiful! I'm glad you found me, thanks for stopping by! Good luck on your table turned bench, I bet it turns out great. Also, your little boy is absolutely adorable!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm glad you chose to be a part of Seasonal Sundays this past week and hope you'll join me again this week.

- The Tablescaper

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Alicia, what great fall decor! I LOVE your pumpkin topiaries!! I am now your newest follower via Lolly Jane Boutique; and I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!!

Lolly Jane said...

Hey Alicia! Love the fall look. So timeless! HobLob is the best! ;)

Happy Monday! xoxo

Paula said...

I wish I had a front door/porch like yours! Beautiful!

~Paula
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