Sunday, October 16, 2011

Scene at the Back Door


Good morning!
As you might remember,
my front door faces 
away from the street.

The farm was here long before 
they developed the neighborhood 
and somehow they added a street 
on the backside of the stables/barn  
instead of the front.

You can see the side porch in the background in this photo.



This is the side entry
that we use on a regular
basis to get to and from 
the driveway and garages.














It's all ready for fall.
Are you?










Hallie watches over the yard from her plaid perch.  :)

31 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

Love the urn, I just got a new pretty one, it is purple right now, I have to paint it white, I am going to put a real tree in it for Christmas and put by my front door. I am excited. I was hoping to see the house you decorated, but glad to see your house. Richard from my Old Historic House.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Ready or not Fall is here! I think I'm as ready as I'm going to be...your porch is so welcoming. Love the pooch on the blanket. Happy Sunday Alison!

Cindy said...

So very pretty Alison! Love your urn and Hallie is sooo cute. The perfect accent to your bench! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the throw on the bench. Perfect touch and Hallie thinks so, too!

Babs said...

Your porch is so dressed for Fall. Love the wreath and the Buchanan(?)tartan. Hallie 'wears' it well. :)She's so pretty.

Divine Theatre said...

Alison,
It is lovely! So warm and inviting!
I apoligize for being so out of touch. Between Home School, end of season gardening and life in general, I am left with little computer time! I miss you!
xoxo
Andie

Salmagundi said...

You can't beat plaid, and that throw contains the perfect colors for Fall. Sally

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I want that plaid blanket, so pretty! Great touches of Fall.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very Pretty Alison and I love that wreath! Hallie is a cutie! Martina

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The plaid blanket is a winner Alison! Your back entryway is so charming~lets sit outside with a hot cider!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How wonderful it looks! I want that plaid blanket...
Hugs,
PEnny

Savvy Seasons said...

Alison,
Your back entry is absolutely lovely. Your wreath is gorgeous, and the throw and bench add such warmth. Well done, very inviting!

Happy Sunday XO ~Liz

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty and welcoming {with Hallie "sitting" guard}. I love the pumpkins...is it real? And like everyone else, love the checked throw!

XO,
Jane

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

The wreath is just beautiful! I love the tartan blanket on the bench and the gorgeous Hallie sitting on top!

The enchanted home said...

So elegant and inviting...love it all. The throw gives it a warm and cozy feeling..yep I would say you are totally ready for fall!

Debi@7Gates said...

Girl, you just have the fall thing all over the place. Really beautiful. I love the throw your doggie is sitting on. I would love to wrap that around my shoulders and take a long cool weather walk.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Fall decor is just wonderful, so festive and inviting! From the wreath to the flowers to the blanket, everything says welcom. Hallie adds a special touch!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have a beautiful fall display. Love your unique touches.

Vicki @ CurlyWillow said...

So pretty. Your mums are on your porch with an overhang too. How often are you watering them to keep them moist. I'm not ready to plant mine until after Halloween.

All That Glitters said...

your urn is so pretty!!! Everything looks so fallish and warm too!

The French Hutch said...

Alison, Everything looks lovely. I love the black urn with the ivy and fall flowers. The wreath hanging in the porch is gorgeous and sweet Hallie looks very happy everything is finished. I am all ready for fall, just hope we continue to have this glorious weather for a while........Hope you have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Karen said...

Love it all, you have such a knack... you and Kim of Savvy Southern Style should start a business together. Love that last photo in particular :-)

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hallie says, "Thanks, mom! Place looks wonderful!"

Rebecca said...

The colorful plaid throw and humongous mum caught my eye immediately! The more subtle autumn colors bring just the right tones to welcome all to your "back door"...

Saw the exterior of the house you're decorating in the previous post. I. Can't. Wait!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks so pretty, Alison! It's always nice to have the entrance/exit you use the most looking pretty even if it's just for you!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the plaid throw and the beautiful wreath. It all looks very welcoming, even your sweet dog! Pamela

Designs By Pinky said...

First of all, Hallie is the perfect welcoming committee!!! Love the plaid, the pumpkin is fabulous and did you make that GORGEOUS wreath???? Loving this side porch! XO, Pinky

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your side entrance is gorgeous, Alison! Hallie is such a pretty girl. She looks so regal sitting there! (I am such a dog lover...can you tell?)

xoxoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, everything looks so pretty, as usual. I LOVE the wreath...just gorgeous!! I am also a fan of urns. Yours are beautiful! And the plaid blanket is the perfect finishing touch! Very pretty!

Sarah said...

I'm working in that direction, but no, I'm not done any fall decorating here. Thanks for sharing your back porch. Love Hallie's tartan perch. ;-)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Alison,
I just love the entrance. It is just as pretty as I imagined! Hallie is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!