Welcome to the 190th Metamorphosis Monday!
Ever since I came across this picture of Mary Carol Garrity’s front door with this eye-catching, unusually long basket, I’ve been hooked on decorating doors with a basket of flowers. This photo is from the book, Nell Hill’s Decorating Secrets and it is an excellent book. I think I have every book she’s written and I love them all. Highly recommend them!
I have never been able to find a basket as long as Mary Carol’s and my red front door may be too short for that anyway, but I do love decorating it with a floral basket for the season. Here’s how it sometimes looks in the spring and summer. This is such a fresh, happy look for the warm season months.
Last fall, I decorated it with a large basket I found while thrifting. I loved the basket, but it always felt a little too big for my front door. (See fall door basket in this post: Autumn Basket for the Front Door)
This year, I decided to go a different direction. I found a dark brown basket earlier this spring while antiquing and bought it with the fall season in mind. (Update: A reader of BNOTP found a similar basket HERE.)
I don’t know why but I’m in a purple mood this year. I prefer live plants over faux/silk anytime, but there’s no denying the easy maintenance of silk plants for a front door basket.
When I was in Michael’s today and saw all the Halloween goodies, it put me in the mood to use a rich purple color in this year’s autumn door arrangement.
I’m looking forward to adding a bit of spooky fun to it for Halloween, unless I come up with a completely different idea for the door for the Trick-or-Treaters.
Have you already decorated your front door for fall, yet? If so, what colors did you use this year?
I’m loving the purple with the subdued orange, creams and browns.
It still feels like summer here in Georgia, but when those cool temps do arrive, I’ll be ready. Looking forward to your wonderful “Before and Afters” for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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