October is ending and Thanksgiving is around the corner, how did that happen?

I want to share our front porch with you for 2019.

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I love mums but for me mums never make it long enough and will be gone before Thanksgiving,  So, for our home, I mostly choose to use flowering Kale.  It’s hardy and looks pretty for Thanksgiving.

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Last Christmas I finally purchased this basket for our front door from Ballard.  Why oh why did I wait so long?   This basket is gorgeous and is a staple for our front door for all seasons.  Look at the purple of the Kale popping against the black door. 

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This vintage tub is a thrifted find and love it filled with more kale.  Since this picture was taken they have been opening more and more and sure are putting on a show of beauty with their white  and purple centers.  You will notice below in an evening shot a change.

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You may notice the small white pumpkins are missing from the daytime pictures.  We have a chipmunk who visits often and decided the pumpkins were his so what to do?

I made this pumpkin sign and I love it.  I feel it adds so much charm to the porch.  Why I didn’t make this right away I have no idea.   So thank you Mr. Chippy for forcing me to come up with a solution.

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John grabbed a piece of wood he had in his stash and I white washed it and left it heavier in some areas to give it a more natural look.  I used several different stencils for the wording and instant charm is added.  I think you may see a sign on our Christmas porch this year too.

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The glow of the lanterns on the porch add a warm cozy feel with their shimmering light.  I never have purchased a bumpy pumpkin before.  I must say I enjoyed the texture this year.

One last full look., okay two.

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Cooking and baking is on the schedule for this week to get ready for a family gathering happening soon.  I will be sharing some photos of the food plus my table for the fun.  Stay tuned!

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