Front Porch Appeal With Thankful Hearts
Issue #61 November 2014November is the time to catch your breath (last chance before Christmas and other December holidays) and give thanks for all that you have. Or, "be grateful for what you don't want and don't have" which is one of my favorite phrases.
As Mary and I look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, we also enjoy celebrating Veteran's Day as well. As a veteran, I and my family know the sacrifices our men and women who serve our country make each and every day.
Even though technology makes communication lots easier, you still miss the hugs and of course, mom's Thanksgiving turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!
We thank our reader, Renee, for sharing her beautiful porch.
See more porches that are decorated for Thanksgiving
Honor Our VeteransFlying the flag on Veteran's Day is one small way in which we can honor those who serve. It is a small act but one that expresses gratitude for those who answer the call. And, if you didn't know already, porches love flags.
Veteran's Day Gratitude - photo courtesy of Beverly and PackWe make it easy to honor a veteran. You can download our free Veteran's Day card and send it to someone you know to honor him or her on this special day.
Fall Porch Decorating In North CarolinaFront porches (back porches and screen porches too) enjoy November and love to be decorated and enjoyed. Greet your family and friends with an inviting front porch.
A freshly painted front door, colorful fall cushions, pumpkins, corn stalks, and cornucopias never go out of style.
We thought we'd share a few contest entries of a porch decorating contest in Burnsville, North Carolina. Not only are they photo-worthy, but also ideal for gleaning a few porch decorating ideas you can use.
We like how they integrated traditional autumn decorations into a pleasing display for family and friends. It has a real country look and feel.
This color coordinated fall display caught our attention. We like the little dog too.
What a beautiful wooden front door and stone steps; both of which make for a wonderful front porch.
A natural front door wreath for fall and would look fantastic on your front door for Thanksgiving.
We have a section dedicated to fall decorating ideas which are ideal for Thanksgiving.
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One of the nicest gifts I ever received was the Kindle I got last year. I have used it over and over again. It was a complete surprise to get it and I enjoy using it on the porch to read books, in the kitchen to look up recipes, while I am on the elliptical exerciser to watch painting videos and movies. It's easy to throw into my purse and take along with me.
I love my Kindle.
Or if you are more of an iPad fan
Listen to Our Shows on the Porch Ideas Network
The launch of our Porch Ideas Network has been great and we are having fun interviewing experts on a variety of topics about porches.
Our Porch Ideas Network audio program is new! We bring experts to you each week who share their love of porches and their expertise in such areas as building, designing, planning and decorating porches. Each show lasts approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
Holiday Lighting Tips with Guest Bob LyonsBright and colorful LED lights are what experts are using! Listen to our podcast with guest Bob Lyons of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives talk about ways to make your life easier when you hang your outdoor holidays lights.
Get insider tips for hanging your Christmas lights from an outdoor lighting expert.
Add Exterior Trim to Dress Up Your Porch with Guest Gregory Tatsch
Tips for Adding Decorative Porch Elements from the Founder of Vintage Woodworks
Turn Your Porch Into a Three Season Room with Guest Sean Laker
Enjoy Your Porch Longer with Screen Porch Windows
This short video says it all. Visit The Porch Company's Porch Store.
Do Your Porch Proud
Christmas Porch DecoratingWe know there are lots of folks who love Christmas and the holidays. For those who are beginning to plan for their porch decorations early, here's our primer.
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Join Our Porch Community on FacebookYou're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches. We have nearly 10,100 porch friends and would love to count you among them.
Happy porch sitting from your friends,
Mary and Dave
Life is short. Enjoy your porch.
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