Look what’s leaning against the wall of the screened in porch.
It’s going to replace this wooden screened door. I don’t think the underneath part of the wood door was ever painted. Over the years when it has gotten wet, it would periodically swell up a bit and stick on the floor as the door was opened. I guess it eventually rotted or it must have gotten caught on the floor and broke away from the frame. I’m not sure when that happend but I just noticed it a few days ago.
In any case, I’m going to try a vinyl one here instead. I’m not keen on vinyl, but they are inexpensive doors ($39) so if I really dislike how it looks, I’ll replace it with another wooden one. The old one lasted almost five years, so that’s pretty good for as much use as it got.
In the meantime, I have something more eye-pleasing to share. Earlier in the fall I made this arrangement for my front door. You can view it in more detail in this post: An Autumn Basket for the Front Door
For Halloween, there’s some strange things happening on the front porch. The earlier fall arrangement just wasn’t working anymore. It was a bit too dressy/formal for Halloween.
I decided to create something a little more casual with some of the fall flowers left over from last year’s fall door arrangement. I found some Indian Corn at the farmer’s market recently…don’t you love that stuff! It just fascinates me. I came home and googled about it and was amazed to find it grows that way. I don’t know what I expected but it just blows me away that this stuff grows in the field like this!
The arrangement took about 5 minutes to make, if that long. The only other items I used was a little wire and some ribbon.
I just placed the corn atop the wire stems of the flowers and wrapped some of the florist wire around it to hold it in place. I covered the wire with the ribbon, which you can just barely see in this pic.
I may change that out for some wider ribbon later…not sure. The dried leafy part of the corn hid the stems of the flowers and looked pretty underneath the flowers.
This is a super fast and easy door arrangement. I promise to share the rest of my porch soon. Happy Fall, Y’all!