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Welcome to the 193rd Metamorphosis Monday!
Greetings! How was your weekend?
If you follow BNOTP on Facebook, you know what I was up to this weekend and WOW, am I tired! It’s a good tired, though. I spent much of the weekend decorating the porches for fall and Halloween.
For this Met Monday, I’m sharing some fun changes I made to my favorite “room” in the house, the screened-in porch. It was time to tuck away the bird house, the garden dishware on the hutch and bring a bit of fall to this area. Some how it morphed into fall and Halloween combined before I was done.
Here’s the “Before” which is the way the porch normally looks during summer.
And here’s the “After.”
There are little bits of autumn everywhere, from the russet-colored Chrysanthemums on the shabby chair near the door, to the fall plates on the hutch.
Everything is better with a little candlelight.
It’s been a rainy, gloomy day so the candlelight really helped warm things up.
Just a few changes to the hutch…
Would you like a glass of wine?
Wine label is part of the Martha Stewart Halloween collection (found at Michael’s) and it says, “Hollow Branch House” and “Made with hand-pecked ingredients.”
The small oval table near the window went through a little metamorphosis, too. Here’s how it normally looks during the summer.
Apparently, I left one of the screened doors opened and we have some visitors! Now, why do I keep imagining that old Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds.
A few years ago, I decorated the backs of the chairs with fall wreaths for a Tablescape Thursday.
Today I used those same wreaths for a decorative touch underneath the pumpkins.
If you like mercury-glass pumpkins, you don’t have to spend a lot for them. The two pumpkins underneath the domes were found on my recent shopping trip to Queen of Hearts and they, along with the large pumpkin in front of them, were 50% off. The smaller two pumpkins under the domes were $8 each and the larger one in front was $18. The large pumpkin in front of the lamp was from Marshalls this year and it was only $12.99. The tiny one was from Ross and was $4.99.
Would you like to sit on the swing? Hope you don’t mind sharing it.
You’ll find additional fall and Halloween decorating ideas and inspiration in the BNOTP seasonal footer located at the bottom of BNOTP.
Looking forward to the wonderful “Before and “Afters” for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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