I've been doing this blog thing for almost a solid two months now, and I know it's a little late to say 'Welcome!' but this post is more about the front door. :)
Isn't it interesting how a swinging hunk of slab of wood can say so much to people before they even enter our homes?
Here's our entry:
I wish I had a wide angle lens to show you what it looks like better...
People frequently ask me what my topiary tree is- it's a Wax Leaf Privet. We bought ours already shaped, but typically at a nursery they look like a plain old green leafy plant. But I have to say that it is one of my favorite plants!! It is easily shaped, has beautiful green glossy leaves, and it's very hardy.
I used to see these same topiaires with the Impatiens (the pink flowers at the base) all down Lake Avenue in Pasadena when I was in college. I thought they were so pretty and welcoming, very elegant without being too pretentious. And I thought, someday I'd like to have that at my front door.
I also love geraniums- I have them throughout our yard (and to the left of the front door) in the little flower box.
The B that we have next to our door is from Anthropologie. In our last neighborhood, I used to frequently walk past a house that had the same B next to the door, and I just loved it! When I discovered where it came from I was excited to have my own!
I also like to have a simple twig wreath on my door. I just love twiggy things!
Lastly, it's more on the front of our porch, than our front door....
One of the things I love about our neighborhood are all the flags that people have up on the front of their homes. When I drive through a neighborhood and see flags waving down the street, it just seems to say that it is a friendly place to be.
In about another month and a half, our hillside of trees will be in gorgeous shades of oranges, yellows and reds. I'm not excited to say goodbye to warm nights on the porch, but I sure love the views in the fall...
Thanks for coming to my front door! :)
Enjoy your Thursday~