Front Porch Appeal - Giving Thanks with Grateful Hearts
Issue #51 November 2013 - Thanksgiving Edition
November is the month of giving - and of receiving family and friends on your front porch.
Many families will be gathering for the holiday for turkey and all the trimmings.
And many of those will be greeted warmly with open arms and hugs on a porch.
It is always delightful watching the car pull up the driveway and parents and kids piling out into the autumn air with pumpkin pies in hand.
As we gather to give thanks this Thanksgiving let us remember those who are in strife, and if nothing else, reach out with loving hearts and prayers.
Mary and I wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving.
We are very grateful for you.
Beautiful autumn front door array - photo courtesy of Barb with EveryDayHomeBlog.com
Inside This Edition
Enjoy our autumn porch pictures along with our tips for easy decorating.
As an added bonus we've included a Thanksgiving porch project and so you can begin thinking about the fast approaching holiday season.
And finally, the real meaning behind having a porch and the journey that is sometimes taken just to have one...
We also have gathered up some Christmas decorating ideas for your porch!
Featured Autumn Porches
We are pleased to share a few autumn porch photos from our featured bloggers this fall.
We hope you enjoy them and also get some great fall decorating ideas!
Neat autumn planter idea
photo courtesy of Leo and Jane with Cottage At The Crossroads
Amazing rock porch - photo courtesy of Tammy with Deja Vue Designs
Delightful fall pillow cover
See all of our featured fall bloggers and their beautifully decorated porches.
photo courtesy of Sara with Major Hoff Takes A Wife
12 Easy Fall Decorating Ideas
Need some easy and quick ideas for Thanksgiving decorating? Get a dozen ideas from our special list!
Decorated chair for fall
Thanksgiving Porch Projects
Welcome your guests this year with our Tom Turkey.
Mary and I made it together.
It's easy and cute - the kids would enjoy helping.
Perfect for your front porch or use as an interior decoration as well.
Use our free instructions!
If you enjoy woodworking you might also like to make our autumn pumpkin fence.
Our detailed instructions and construction photos make it easy!
All for the Love of a Porch
Never give up on your dream for a front porch
Porch Product News
All Season Porch Curtains
Prolong your outdoor time with these custom all season curtains from The Porch Company.
They help to keep the weather at bay, keep your porch cleaner and make for a neat porch enclosure.
All Season Curtains by The Porch Company
Porch Ceiling Bead Board
Bead board is the perfect choice for porch ceilings.
Painted or stained, bead board ceilings add immense charm to almost any porch.
Bead board is extremely versatile too.
Use it for wainscoting, walls, and interior ceilings as well.
We encourage you to check out your bead board options at Vintage Woodworks.
Stained Cypress Bead board by Vintage Woodworks
Christmas Decorating Just Around the Corner
We know many of you are already decorating for Christmas and some of us are just thinking about it!
Dave and I like to wait until after Thanksgiving. How about you?
Here are some wonderful ideas to get you inspired.
Easy-on-the-Budget Christmas Decorating Ideas
Outdoor Decorating for Christmas
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Happy porch sitting from your friends,
Mary and Dave
Life is short. Enjoy your porch.
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