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October 20, 2014

Signs, Autumn and Halloween Outdoors!

 I'm enjoying the autumn colors that are in full swing in our yard.

My Japanese maples are in their glory- love shade of red they turn into.

Our area is at prime for colors and this will be all done shortly.

I rearranged the DECKorating a little bit. I combined two sets of the corn stalks together to make a fuller bunch and changed the lantern placements.  Leaves are plentiful so I made sure some are clustered into the arrangements.

I got this cute sign from an Etsy site called Daisy Patch Primitives you can click "here" if you want to see the link. 
I saw some giant signs from Grandinroad and one of them said Old Salem Broom Co. but they were too big.  Somehow I ended up on Etsy and found this little sign which I liked even better.  I found the broom at Walmart which had just the look I wanted.  I had the sign treated with an exterior clear finish so it could be outdoors.

I moved my other sign over to the wall by the back door entry.

 A week ago I cut every last bloom from the Annabelle Hydrangeas.  I trimmed down for the end of the season and I gathered every single bloom and plopped them in this large empty planter.  They were quite green yet but it didn't last long.

The hydrangeas have browned up quickly and I thought they'd look good over by the back door with this arrangement.  I moved a few things around and you may notice my little fairy on top of the pumpkins.
She used to hang on a spring like wire but as time has passed she's lost a few pieces.  I found her mixed in with one of the plants so I just gave her a new spot to set for a bit.

I have been waiting to pull out this metal pumpkin lantern.  I'm finally ready to think about Halloween on the outside.  I'll have to try a flameless candle in there.  The tea light only lasted a few hours last night and wasn't quite big enough to give a good affect.

 Looks like a witch is visiting the Olde Salem Broom Co.  They're busy making more brooms and that's a good thing because we don't want to get her angry!  She'll be needing a fresh broom in tip top shape for upcoming events!

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  1. Hi Liz, love the colors in your yard! This is what I miss about Michigan and the change of color this time of year. What a darling broom sign and your displays are wonderful on the deck. Perfect spot to sit on a chilly fall day with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the scenery in your yard. Your hydrangea sure turned a beautiful fall color and looks great filling in the large urn. I cut one last bloom from my hydrangea and trying to dry it now. Not sure what the pink will turn when dry. My others turned a blueish tone with light lavender.
    Thanks for the inspiration on your deck. Have a great week.

  2. Your DECKorating looks awesome! I love all the vignettes and the COLOR in your yard is so beautiful! That is one tyhing I do miss, it was always SO pretty in the Fall. But I can drive by now and see it and not have to deal with the mess:):) Those brooms are great and I love the lantern. I just got a very similair one made of clay at Home Depot, today! Have a fabulous week!

  3. Your yard looks wonderful with all the color, and I really like all your vignettes on the deck. You're giving me some great ideas. The broom and sign are so much fun. I need to check out Walmart for witchy brooms.

  4. I was so impressed with your deck-orating last week - and now you've deck-orated even more! I adore your pumpkin lantern, and the signs are so fun. Your dried hydrangea blooms are perfect for Fall. As with all your Fall outdoor posts, I am astounded at your coloring you enjoy there. God has the best set of crayons and He knows how to use them! :-)

  5. Liz, I love all your Halloween decor. The signs are just perfect! The colors on your yard are so beautiful. Love the Japanese Maples!

  6. Man, Liz....you really pulled out all the stops! What a terrific display all around the outdoors!!! You have such a beautiful space anyway, and when you decorate for particular holidays, you just go to the ends of the earth!!! You really went for it!!!

    I love the fairy pumpkin! I'm sending that photo to my friend who is a fairy freak. She will be blown away!

    I am just floored by the radiance of your Japanese maple! I have long wanted to have a couple of those. They're so pretty!

    I've been dragging my feet about doing any Halloween decor, but you've given me a lot of inspiration to get the ball rollin'!!!

  7. Liz,
    The view from your kitchen window is breathtakingly beautiful, dear friend!!!
    Be nice to your resident witch. . .you're going to need many brooms to sweep all the falling leaves that accumulate around your nicely decorated deck!!!

  8. Such beautiful Autumn colors. I love Japanese maples and seeing their striking reds and golds is so worth it. It's a beautiful time of year to really appreciate Mother Nature. Love your new broom sign and adding the cute brooms is darling. I appreciate people who make their home so welcoming.

  9. Your back yard looks fabulous ! Love your Fall decorating !

  10. Love your fall "deck"orating touches Liz! They hydrangea are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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