Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Decor Outside My Door

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday & to my home. Last week if you were here for Outdoor Wednesday you know that "Honey" & I went to Farmers Market to look for pumpkins. For those of you who know the story of "The Door" you know "Honey" has a competition going with the neighbor next door. Well, every year she buys a few pumpkins at Walmart & puts them under her trees. No putting a cute vignette together, no groupings, nothing but a few small pumpkins scattered under pretty good sized trees. "Honey" looks for the coolest pumpkins he can find & does all sorts of things with them. Well, this year was the BIGGEST PUMPKIN he could find. The guys that loaded it guessed it to be about 160 pounds.
As he was proudly driving home with his purchase he got this funny look on his face & he said "hmmm I wonder how I'm gonna get that bad boy out of the back of the van without those 2 little guys at the Market"? Well, our son came over to help but, let me tell you that was an ordeal. What he hasn't thought of... is when that pumpkin has seen it's better days it will have to be taken out of the flowerbeds & put SOMEWHERE! I don't know where that somewhere is but, I'm glad it won't be my problem & NOPE I'm not busting his bubble yet. Another day for that!
Here IT sits in all IT'S glory with a few other pumpkin cousins & a little witch. Notice sweet Ms Reba in the background.
Loved the color of this orange & white long pumpkin. Also has just a touch of green running around the back of it.
And this beauty is called a Cinderella Pumpkin. Often they are all green but, this one is a mix. This little darling is sitting next to my Bat Faced Plant. Yes, you heard me right Bat Face.
When you pull the flower up to look at it... a little face with ears. And I LOVE the color don't you?
And here's Ms Reba. She rules this roost for sure! She is twelve & a half years old & starting to slow down just a bit. But, she has been a joy in our life for sure. She is a Shetland Sheep Dog (known as a Sheltie & yes, they come from the same place as the Shetland Ponies). She loves to sit here in the bend of the sidewalk to the door & watch the world go by her kingdom.
And last but, not least are a few flowers we thought were very pretty.
Hope you enjoyed the Outdoor tour & be sure & go visit Susan & the other girls playing (just click) Outdoor Wednesday!


Maple Ridge Vintage said...

You have a beautiful home and a great blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am getting really excited to see where this will take me!!! take care...hugs, Chris

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute story about your neighbor and Honey!! I sometimes wonder what people are thinking when they have one little mum or pumpkin on their porch. I guess everyone is different, but gosh, aren't they inspired in the least?? lol!

Love the HUGE pumpkin. We had one like that one year and hubby had to ROLL it up to the house!! Yours is beautiful Such a bright orange!! And that Reba is recious. We had a collie growing up.

I remember seeing the Batface plant when I was flower shopping in the spring!! I ended up with the Candycorn plant~did you see that one?

Love all your flowers and decorations. Great job, Chalene!!!


Coastal Sisters said...

Your fall decor is lovely!!

Miss Reba is just SO sweet :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, everything looks wonderful. I love your house too, it is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

Your fall decorating looks wonderful! And that is one BIG pumpkin! Holy cow, I bet it was a job to get it out of the van. I really love the cinderella pumpkins, I'd never seen them before this year and I love them. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Kathy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What awesome pumpkins!!! You have a beautiful yard.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

How fun... Lovin Ms Reba!

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Ebie said...

You have a lovely home and well decorated with a "pumpkin" theme!

Enjoy your week!

Ebie's Outdoor Wednesday.

Donna said...

I love the huge pumpkin. Your fall decor is very pretty!
Hugs, Donna

Fairy Footprints said...

Charlene, what darling pumpkins, wow and so big, I wonder if they gave that pumpkin an extra special boost during the season to make it so huge :0) God bless you I got your comment about my blog, unfortunately it is messed up a little because I added a four column to the blog and its a little off. Thanks for letting me know though, I would hate for it to be a mistake and not know about it. God bless ya.


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JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

Wondeful pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
That is one nice big pumpkin for sure.

Jeanne Selep said...

I haven't even bought one pumpkin yet.... I guess some of the bigger ones are already taken.

Regina said...

Lovely decors! Great outdoor post.

Light and Voices said...

Man alive that is a big pumpkin to move from vehicle to garden. Ms. Reba looks g-r-e-a-t next to the Big Guy. Nice job!
Joyce M

chubskulit said...

I love the long pumpkin, the color is captivating! Love the flowers too!

here's my first Outdoor Wednesday entry!

Really Rainey said...

I love those interesting pumpkins! Great photos too... having fun with your camera? Saw hello to Ms Reba for me! (I have a sheltie/corgie mix)

Have a great rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

PAT said...

I love your fall vignette under the tree, Charlene.

Ms Reba is a doll!!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the tall orange and white striped pumpkin. They are all great. Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so very pretty and whimsical. Love it.

And your dog is a beauty too.

Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

Have a glorious Wednesday.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

GORGEOUS pumpkins! And Mrs. Reba, she is the prettiest of them all.

Mary said...

Your story made me laugh. Let me hasten to add, your husband did a wonderful job. The pumpkin can be broken into smaller pieces when it's tome to go. If you compost, it can go into the compost pile. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your pumpkins are great but that dog is beautiful...love it!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Charlene,

I love the story about the competition between Honey and your neighbor! Your decorations look great! Love the huge pumpkin!

Your Miss Reba is a cutie. My cousin has two of them - Champ and Mitzi (brother and sister) and they definitely rule the roost. They are now either 12 or 13, I cannot remember.

Thank you for sharing your decorations with us!

~ Tracy

LV said...

Maybe you could call some shelter to come get the pumpkin to use in some from of cooking. One that large probably is not good for that. Nice fall post.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks great. Your dog looks like my neighbor's dog.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

LOL!!! How many pumpkin pies could you make with that "bad boy"?
Wonderful post!

Happy OW!!!

Regina said...

Nice fall decors. Such a huge pumpkin. (I haven't sen a giant one)

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erin said...

wow! that pumpkin IS huge!! i love your header!

fiberdoodles said...

My first visit and I just love your pumpkins! Your home and yard are so lovely and your puppy is just too cute!

Joyce said...

The pumpkin definitely weighs more then Reba:) You can always take it into the house in pieces and cook it up. You would have pumpkin pie for a year. I think next year you should pick out some teeny tiny pumpkins just to make your husband laugh.

Denise said...

Love your outdoor decor, that's what I took pics of this week and all my 'little' pumpkins were grown in our back garden :-) None as big as yours mind you!
I'm having a give-away this week too, hope you can stop by.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looove that orange and white TALL pumpkin...she is for sure a real beauty! Thanks for coming by for a visit and please come back anytime. Hope you have great day.


Diana said...

Great fall decors, Charlene! Your home looks lovely especially with that beautiful new door. I so look forward to seeing you in Houston in a few short months my friend.


diane said...

Gosh, I love all those pumpkins! Especially the Cinderella pumpkin, as it makes me think of the movie with Leslie Ann Warren. I thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen.....
Your home looks beautiful too =)
Take care....

Jayne said...

Very pretty!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ms Reba is adorable & I love the front of your house!

Guess you won't have to worry about trick or treaters stealing that pumpkin!!! LOL

Thisishollywood said...

I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday!!
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