Thursday, October 6, 2011

~ Adding Some Warmth to the Bench ~

While there are lots of changes going on inside the shop, the days are just far too pretty to be inside "all" day long. While walking Miss Scooter I realized the bench as you walk into the shop needed a bit of warmth and character, it looked a tad lonely. The lamp posts have been decorated for a while, you can see that post HERE. Look way in the background you'll see the bench looks lonely.
I added a fall throw, lighter in color so it would show up against the walnut stain of the bench. Adding the lantern was the obvious choice for me. I used the black and cream burlap ribbon on the lamp posts, to tie it together I tied a half bow on top of the lantern. Wrapping the twiggy vine around the lantern gave it a bit more character.

During the holidays I like to use the candles on a timer. With the use of the pumpkins this vignette will take you through Thanksgiving.
I fell in love with the burly twisty grapevine shaped pumpkins, perfect for decorating with outdoors. The weather is only going to enhance it's beauty.

Murphy, my official greeter is always close by.   :-))
I hope this inspires you to add a bit of warmth to your outdoor decor.


Debbiedoos said...

Lynne your porch is gorgeous! Love the twiggy pumpkin, welcome sign and that black and white bow is fabulous on the lantern! Great job! Enjoy.

a quiet life said...

it looks adorable, but murphy stole the show!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love how that looks! You sure do have the decorating touch!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty - You did good!
Murphy has such a sweet face.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh,I love,love,love that ribbon! Your bench looks fantastic! I am especially fond of the blanket in this vignette,it's very cozy!

Salmagundi said...

I love those grapevine pumpkins, but then I love anything twiggy! I, too, thought Nell Hill's was a little more contemporary than the last time I was there. I needed you there to bounce ideas off of - I was there with my husband, my mildly-interested friend and her husband. It wasn't a time to linger and savor! Next time I will make arrangements with you before I leave Colo., so I can say this is what we are going to do!!!! Take care. Sally

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Every element of your bench vignette is just perfect! Down to the ribbon on the lantern! Love the little number 5 pot, too! Fallicious!!! :)

Gloria said...

SO pretty! Love the checkered ribbon. And I absolutely adore MURPHY! Oh, how I always wanted a collie!! You are so lucky. :)

Maison Mutt said...

Love the black & white bow (i have some material like this in my stash & will be bringing it out to decorate now!). But I must admit Murphy is my true fav!
Wags, Niki@MaisonMutt

Kellie Collis said...

The space looks wonderful! Enjoy the lovely weekend, Kellie xx

Barb said...

It is all so pretty, Lynne. You absolutely have the touch!

Murphy is adorable.

Hugs, Barb