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07 October 2012

Door Decor



What does this look like to you?
A cornucopia?  A wasp nest?  A cyclone?  A cocoon for some type of butterfly?
Just one of another of fabulous things I found at Julie's in Door County.  I thought it would look great on the front door for fall!



It has a very unusual shape and is larger than the puny thing I had on the door for summer that kept swaying in the breeze (so awful I never took a picture of it).


Actually, I had promised myself that I would tackle the guest room today where a whole clutch of natural stems, curly willow, etc., had been residing for the last couple of weeks, and on which I was nearly impaled every time I walked by the bed.  So...into the basket they went!



And here is the door to the chicken coop:  a potato digger found at another thrift shop for about $1.00, holding strands of faux bittersweet.  I love that stuff and would like to plant a male and female, but I've heard it takes over everything in its path.  Does anyone have any experience with it?


So now...this house has been properly decorated for fall.  In the next few weeks, I'll be working on the other one!  



Join me at some of these fun places this week!


Inspire Me Monday ~ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday ~ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party ~ Debbiedoo's
Mosaic Monday ~ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got ~ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life


Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine ~ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage On a Dime

Share Your Creations ~ Kristen's Creations
Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday ~ A Delightsome Life
Tips and Tutorials ~ Stone Gable

Potpourri Friday ~ 2805
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground

It's Fall, Y'all~ Thrifty Decor Chick
Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed

Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors











52 comments:

  1. Nancy,your door basket arrangement is fantastic,funny about the twigs stabbing ya,teehehe.
    I don't know much about the bittersweet except they beautiful in the tater rake.
    Loving your #17 link up at Boogieboard.

    #26
    Jo
    LoblollyLane

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  2. I really love the idea of the digger combined with some kind of plant or twiggs etc. as decoration.
    I came here from Inspire me Monday.

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  3. Both of your door decorations are delightful! And, you can switch out the berries and bittersweet for the next season! I discovered your blog at Between Naps on the Porch.

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  4. Simple and beautiful. Love the rake.

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  5. They both look beautiful. I love using items like this for decorating.
    Pam

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  6. Coming to you from Met Monday! Love your door decor! Both are unique and beautiful!

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  7. Coming from Coastal Charm - both are so beautiful, but I really love the door potato picker so simple, so pretty. I notice your front door basket if from Julie's in Door County, I'm headed there this weekend is this Julies Motel and cafe?

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    1. Hi, Cathy! I answered you via e-mail, I think, but will respond here, as well just in case. No, this is not the Motel, which is Fish Creek. Julie's shop is in Ephraim, just south of Sister Bay. It's on hwy 42 on the left side (as your driving north) next door to Spa @ Sacred Grounds. You'll love it! Let me know!
      ~N

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  8. Wonderful decorations.Nice to see some WI bloggers! Joining from Inspire me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  9. The cornucopia is perfect on the door. Love the willow and berry arrangement and the rake with bittersweet is fantastic.

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  10. Both doors have fabulous adornments. What a fun way to use a pitchfork.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Now that tarter rake is just sooooo darn CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing at my weekly party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Yes, I have experience with bittersweet. I don't have the berries so I guess I have the male and he is prolific. He grows so much in a season it's unreal. We have a little front porch and the bittersweet grew up a front post to the roof of the porch and almost completely covered the roof. It became such a tangled mass of greenery when my husband cut it down it formed a huge shrub. I thought I had posted about it on my blog but I can't find it so maybe I didn't. Anyway, no, don't plant bittersweet unless you have a strong man to be able to tackle it every year. My nephew helped us get it under control this past summer. It's no small task but I don't want to cut it all the way down either. so there you go. Nice visiting. Linda

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    1. Thanks for the information, Linda. I was kind of afraid that was the case. Guess I'll just have to stick with the faux stuff!!! :)
      ~N

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  13. You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually something which I feel I would by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and very extensive for me. I am looking ahead on your next submit, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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  14. So festive and unique ~ very pretty!

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  15. I love it all, but especially the digger with the bittersweet. A perfect mixture of pretty and rustic!

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  16. Nancy! Love this - the shape is fantastic and looks great with the berries - love the rake as decor too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  17. Your fall decorations are beautiful.

    Dee

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  18. Hi Nancy! I love your door decor. Looks like you're all ready for fall.

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  19. super cute! love the festive decor on your door! popping over from Common Ground to take a peek. xoxo, tracie

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  20. What a super idea with the pitchfork and bittersweet, Nancy! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Happy Fall! :)

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  21. LOVE your fall decorations! beautiful and welcoming. the basket is so lovely..and the pitchfork..I would never have even imagined! good for you!

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  22. Beautiful basket Nancy. I just became your newest follower :-)
    Cheers, Gee

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  23. Beautiful decorations...I absolutely love the simplicity of the potato digger and bittersweet - so sweet,delicate and unique!

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  24. Thank You so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment! It's SO good to be back and yes, the Lord works in mysterious ways and we are so blessed!! I just LOVE your Fall door decor...the basket is so unusual and you did a wonderful job filling it. The pitchfork is just wonderful as well!! I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend!

    (hugs)
    Aledia

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  25. Whatever the item is it looks great on the door.
    I specially like the potato fork on the coop.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  26. Your autumn decor is lovely!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  27. So simple, but just perfect. You have a good eye. Chicken coop? Looks pretty cute.

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  28. Beautiful cornucopia! The arrangement looks gorgeous on your front door. Thanks for joining in!

    xo
    Claudia

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  29. I love your door decorations! They look wonderful!

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  30. Love your potato digger ... A fun idea that I need to copy.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  31. I love your door decorations. I have had bittersweet. I planted two (male and female I was told) and they rambled everywhere and I mean everywhere...I never had a berry. I must have planted two of the same. How do you know if they are marked wrong? Now I have moved and I buy my bittersweet at markets along the road.
    Balisha

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  32. Both of your doors look so charming for the season. Love that basket on your front door!

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  33. I love both of the doors but he potato digger is so unique! Great look and love the bittersweet!

    xo Linda

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  34. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Autumn. Iam so Happy to be back to doing my Tablescaps. Your home looks Beautiful for Fall.I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  35. I found your post via Metamorphosis Monday. I love your blog name! I'm a teacher and although I love my job, I look forward to a relaxing retirement.

    I think that your question has been answered, but I do know that Bittersweet is quite invasive. I have a patch that I watch in the woods where I run and when the time is right, I carry clippers and run home with a bundle for decorating.

    My husband spent many, many happy weekends with friends in Door County during college. I hope to visit that area one of these days.

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  36. its lovely ...my first thought was cornucopia though it's much larger than the usual ones that I have seen. I love what you did with it!

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  37. Great door decor! Love that pitch fork!!

    Katherine

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  38. Saw this bittersweet photo featured on Nifty Thrifty - great one - still waiting for my coffee table book of your photography!

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  39. The doors could not be prettier Nancy. I have never seen bittersweet growing in the South. I might would give it a try if I could because it is so pretty.

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  40. Meant to say I am following you now and put you on my blog roll.

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    1. Thank you, Olive. I've been following your blog for a while. I'm beyond flattered that you are following me!
      ~N

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  41. Just AweSoMe DOOR w/Potato Digger & BitterSweet!.!.!
    Soooo glad I hopped on over from Debra's COMMON GROUND...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  42. Hi. Love your blog....I would love it if you would join my linky party...Welcome Home Wednesday at www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com. Thanks Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I'll surely add your party to my Gathering spots!
      ~N

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  43. That basket is wonderful, Nancy! And I love the potato fork and the bittersweet. Both doors look beautiful!

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  44. Gorgeous items! I love the little vintage rack! Beautiful!

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  45. Congratulations for your photograph being featured on Funky Junk's Saurday nite Special.

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