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Fall/Halloween Porch Decorating

The other day it was sunny and 80 degrees.  Today it's in the upper 30's and raining.  What a difference! Fortunately, the nice weather made it easy to get the front porch decorated.  As I said in an earlier post, I don't really 'do' scary for Halloween, so here's what the front porch looks like:

Here's a closer look:


For more information on making the brooms, click HERE.
                                                 'Broom Parking' sign, click HERE.
                                                                Black Cat, click HERE.

Mother Nature has also been doing her part:



I can't top that!

I hope you're staying warm in your part of the world.  I'm afraid the rain and wind are going to blow all the leaves off the trees - just when they looked so pretty...
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by the Cottage. I hope you'll follow, pin and/or share!

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  1. Perfect front porch. I adore the natural broom. I am doing my porch today, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Leanna. Happy to inspire!

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  2. love it so very fun and perfect for fall and halloween
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I'll be sure to stop by!

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  3. I love the combination of fall and Halloween on your porch. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you Beverly. Now I need to go out and 'squirrel-proof' my pumpkin!

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  4. Those leaves make everything so much prettier! They must be so much fun to crunch around in. Also, I love the cat :)

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    1. There are even more leaves after all the wind we've had and I really like the cat, too! Thank you for visiting the Cottage.

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  5. So beautiful! What a lovely place to live! #smallvictoriessundaylinkup

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    1. Thank you, Kristine. Fall is a beautiful season around here!
      So glad you stopped by!

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  6. Just love your porch. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  7. Such a cute little porch! Love the broom parking sign. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. Each year, I seem to add something!

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  8. I love your porch decor! So cute! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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    1. Thank you so much. Today it's covered in snow!

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  9. Your porch is so cute and the leaves are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you so much. Mother Nature does a nice job!

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  10. I love your porch! Thank you for sharing at Craft Frenzy Friday.

    Tania

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  11. So cute! Love that cat - Pinned! Thank you for sharing with at the To Grandma's House we go Wednesday link party! Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks, Tarahlynn. I'll be back!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your cute porch on Craft Frenzy Friday on Mom Home Guide!

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    1. My pleasure - so glad you stopped by!

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