Monday, June 02, 2008

Summer Door

I've never really known what to put on my door for the summer season. I seem to rotate different seasonal wreaths the rest of the year, but in the summer - I get stuck. Not this year!

The day before Samuel was born, I had just been to the dr. and my Mom and I were out without any littles! So, we decided we should take a little drive out to one of my favorite local spots to visit and just enjoy it together.

We found this wonderful galvanized pail there and my Mom treated me to it! Thank you, Mom! I knew I wanted to make it into something for my door or porch, but hadn't figured out exactly what. Then the idea came to me to use it for the summer since I am always stuck on that season.

I dropped a piece of floral foam inside and stuck three silk geraniums in. Then I made a bow/handle with ribbon and tied on this cute "Homespun" plaque that my friend Angela sent me! Thank you, Angela!

I simply love it - I have found myself going outside just to walk in and see it again! How do you decorate your door for summer?

20 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

That's pretty Monica! You can use that bucket for a lot of things!!!

Mom said...

This turned out so cute! And it's fun that it is a reminder of our fun outing the day before Samuel was born! :) Love you, Mom

Sarah said...

Monica, That's a really pretty arrangement!I love the homespun tag! Yours is the first blog I evr read, I truly enjoy it. I've just started writing my own, I hope you'll stop by for a visit sometime!
Sarah

Grace said...

Love it Monica! you have inspired me to get something nicer then my ratty tatty unnoticable welcome wreath :) HA!

MommySecrets said...

I love it!

Katy said...

I love that! What a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Cheryl said...

Monica,love your new door decoration. So summery and welcoming. I usually do wreaths as well. I am still stumped as to what to put on it. I do want to decorate the porch up a bit. There is a little area to the left of our door that is screaming for me to do a little something with that space.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Cute! I also struggle with a summertime door. I will have to put my thinking cap on.

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Monica! It's cheerful and friendly looking.

I LOVE the contrast of the red blooms against the white door!

Andrea L.

char said...

very pretty :)

Tracey said...

Beautiful I love it!!!!

Amy said...

I usually don't put anything up because I get stuck. That is such a sweet idea! I love it!

3boysmama said...

I have some patriotic decorations that I put up around memorial day and keep up until labor day. They are both from Southern living--one is a metal flag garden stake and the other is a metal pail with a flag motif on it.

Tausha said...

DARLING! How fun that is to have a decor that has special meaning to it also. Gotta love those moms! I just stumbled across your blog. Hope that you don't mind. I find you completely amazing how organized you are. I love to decorate my porch for every season! I just finsihed it for summer just the other night. If you click on my name and go and check out my blog my most recent post is about my porch. Complete with muliple pics and everything. Hope that you will come and visit! I lvoe to make new friends!

Mary Ann said...

This is cute, Monica!

I have a plain grapevine wreath on my door. But alongside, hanging under the mailbox is a small watering can and a basket with greenery/flowers from the yard. For summer, I like to stick some American flags in the basket. I just haven't done so this year yet!

Elise said...

I love that!! I have a door bucket from Southern Living at HOME that I put silk blue hydrangeas in. I might put a small American flag in it also. Never have thought to hang a small plaque or sign-might borrow that idea.
Elise

*carrie* said...

Great idea, Monica. I love how it turned out!

I just hung that black and white "les fleurs" bucket outside our door.

Caroline said...

Your "homespun flower bucket" is adorable! You are very clever with your crafts. I am not, so instead of decorating my porch with wreaths, I use seasonal flags and potted plants.

Pauline said...

Hi Monica,

I just came across your blog and can I tell you, I love the way you have your scedule written out. I always like to see what "other" mom's schedules look like. I hope you don't mind, but I think I am going to add you to my "check back" list of blogs.
Thanks for sharing.
Pauline

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Very nice! I also go back and look at things I've done just to enjoy it over and over (a cleaned out closet, re-aranged room, new table centerpiece) glad I'm not alone in this silly obsession of admiring my handiwork!
BTW I tried your banana bread yesterday- its wonderful. I'm excited to finally have an oil based recipe instead of a shortening based one(though unsalted butter is a good replacement).