Painting by Abraham Hunter –

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

{ Parliament on the Porch }

  Did you know that a flock of owls is called a parliament?  I had to look that up.  But, what better theme for me to use in the fall decorations for our front porch?!?!?  A few weeks ago, I got in the mood to spruce up the porch and here's what I came up with......



I made two of these pillows from place mats I found at Dollar General Store.  Just take out a bit of the seam in a bottom corner, stuff with fiberfill, and sew back up!  Easy peasy.






This little owlie said "Happy Fall" when I received him as a gift.   I printed the "Welcome" onto a printable burlap sheet and cut it out and glued it on.
Now, I can use him any time of year!





I haven't taken the time to paint the little table yet,
but that's on my "to do" list.  I got it the last time I went to my Mamaw's house with Mom.
And, speaking of Mamaw.....
the philodendron was in a dish garden that someone sent when she passed away in 2011.
You wouldn't believe how long it is now.
I just keep kind of wrapping it around itself!  I've had the pumpkin for many years and the owlies came from my sweet friend, Dawn.


I found this old frame when I was doing some cleaning in the basement and gave it a coat of chalk paint.  I plan to add some "antiquing wax" to it.  Another thing on my "to do" list!  I attached a wreath I made a few years ago to it and hung it on the storm door.


I found this flag at Dollar General Store last year......
isn't it just the cutest! It's very convenient that there's a DGS right down the hill from our house.



Ecclesiastes 3:1
To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven.....

What season is your favorite time of year?
I'll have to say that fall is mine.
Well, except for all the leaves that we have to rake.

HOPE everybody has a great Tuesday!

Breathing in Grace,













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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24