Mid-October 2009 – Closed on our first home (cell phone photo)
So I didn’t notice this until today when I uploaded the photos. The night we closed on our home I purchased a few pumpkins to decorate the steps. Oddly enough, last night I took the updated photo and just purchased a pumpkin for our front porch!
Maybe autumn is just our time of year for change? Jon and I met in early September (’08), on his birthday actually; we bought our home in October (’09); we got married in September (’10) and had the outside redone in September (’12). Change is a good thing!
We’ve lived with the new look of the house for two weeks now and I still crack a smile when I pull into the driveway. I agree with our contractor, our house is the sexiest one on the block!
I know the landscaping is very sparse. We ripped out the shaggy bush in front of the window, a wayward rose bush by the steps and an “old lady” evergreen type bush between the front door and the garage. We have since replaced the little front flower bed with two dwarf spruces (you can see one here in the photo-other on the opposite side). During the spring and summer in front of the window tulips and lilies come up-but I’m transplanting those in the coming weeks. Big ideas for that area next spring!
I hope your monitor is calibrated and you see the smoked trout color like I do. I love how the main color works so well with the small portion of brick and the current roof color. Eventually we’d love to go with a little darker brown for the roof. We’ll need a new roof probably in two years. And the white trim just makes the whole thing pop! We did get new gutters, which are 5″ deep, compared to the old 4″ and man do they look nice too. You can’t really see them in the photo but they finish off the house like nicely shaped eyebrows on a face, makes a difference.
Along with an antique creamer can I already had, I recently acquired this rusted but perfect creamer stand from my mom who found it for me at an auction. For a whoppin’ $12. If I tried to buy this at an antique store or even another auction somewhere it would have been super expensive! Score one for me!
I knew exactly what I wanted to go in the creamer bucket — a pretty container of mums. With the new house color the red stands out and looks amazing up in person. The red is a gorgeous deep crimson type color, perfect, and one of my favorites!
I actually have a plan waiting for spring to quite possibly paint our front door a deep red color. Oh yes, spicy and a nice kick in the pants for our front porch!
When I stopped by Home Depot on the way home I spotted this little beauty. I’ve never seen a pumpkin like this before! Anyone know what it’s called? I also purchased a tall and narrow typical orange pumpkin but somehow missed that it had a moldy spot on the bottom and when I went to pick it up my fingers went through the bottom. Disgusting. So now I need to purchase another–maybe make a trip to the pumpkin patch this weekend instead? I love pumpkin patches and all that goes with them.
Speaking of a pumpkin patch, I need to share my bucket list for this upcoming autumn season. Stay tuned!