Monday, September 2, 2019

Welcome September on the Wrap Around Porch

It's September!
How did that happen? Didn't we just have Christmas?
I can remember my Mom telling me "the older you get the faster time goes"
Oh my was my Mom right.

We had a Labor Day and birthday get together yesterday.
I decided to get the porch updated for the start of Fall.

I ordered on line, 4 Fall pillow covers and was happy with the quality.
We have a new Home Goods....oh my! The tablecloth was a purchase from there.

Time to get out my Fall colored McCoy. This was a new purchase of a basket weave McCoy planter.  I found small Mums at Lowe's for $1.98

Home Goods had a great selection of wreaths. I have several but they were looked a little run down, Mr thought this was bigger than our door..perfect fit.

My Grandmothers black cat planter with rust colored zinnias in the landing window

first to greet the guests for my Texas sister in law

a quiet spot on the porch

simple decorating but I love the way it looks.

And today is my Grandparent 100th wedding anniversary.
The ran off to Lincoln IL and were married Sep 2, 1919.
They met when my Grandfather injured his leg on the RR
my handsome Grandfather on the right
my Grandmother the Student Nurse

Lasted till my Grandmother died in 1957. I have all their letters from when they dated from the first one Aug 1914-1918 during WWI


I love the way he is looking at his bride from so many years ago.

Hope your enjoying your Labor Day weekend.
We are off to spend time with my husbands siblings.



6 comments:

Debbie said...

Your porch looks beautiful all dressed for Fall. I especially like the wreath on the front door!! The photos of your grandparents are wonderful. How sweet the way your grandfather looks at his bride of so many years. Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.
Debbie
xo

Shelia said...

HI Ann! Oh, I love your porch all falled up! Your wreath looks beautiful on your door. I got rid of most of my wreaths when we moved back to Texas. I have stuff to make a new one now after looking at your, I'm thinking I should have just bought one! I love it that you cherish you ancestry! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and I'm honored you would get any inspiration from me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Ann,
I, too, love the simplistic Autumnal decor of your front porch!
Sweet photos and memories of your Grandparents 100th Anniversary!
Bet your Sister~in~Law enjoyed seeing the ya'all pillow!
Now. .. just waiting for some cooler weather and you're all set!
Pat

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Curtains in My Tree said...


Your fall decorations are pretty and I guess I'm the only one who doesn't do fall decorations, I may sit a pumpkin out back on the patio,
Love your family stories.

Shirley said...

Hola, me gusta mucho como quedó su decoración otoñal, acá en Costa Rica no la tenemos pero yo disfruto mucho viendo las de ustedes...Saludos y que bueno ver su blog por acá otra vez...