Guests are ALWAYS Welcome!

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!


This Friday for show and tell I thought I would show you my fall decorations that adorn my "new" entry. My steps are now finished and painted - and I was able to use them for my ladies Bible study on Tuesday night. I got the decorations up outside. I was able to purchase a beautiful mum for the outdoor steps. I also placed a few pumpkins around it.


Welcome inside my house. This is now my entry way for my guests. The family will continue to use the mudroom entry for our main entrance; but now our guests will have their own special place to enter.



Here I have a corner shelf with a little lamp that sends a welcoming glow. Beside the lamp I have a little picture that I purchased years ago - with a husband and wife that says: "Welcome to our Home" Beside this picture I have the most yummy smelling candle that I have ever smelt! It makes the room smell like fresh made apple cider.

On the second shelf I have some fall gourds that I picked up at a local pumpkin stand. I think they make the entryway so "fall" looking. Isn't God good to give us so many beautiful plants and nature decorations? Imagine how boring it would be if He had created everything black and white! I love the artistic beauty of a magnificent God - especially during the fall season.


The last shelf is a fall bird house that is entwined with fall flowers growing up around it. A dear friend gave that to me several years ago after I had a minor surgery. (She also brought a hot meal and cleaned my house for me!) How wonderful to have reminders of friends sitting around my home. Such good memories surround me!

On the wall as you walk in - is the Bible verse: "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it." Amen and Amen! I could not even begin to know where to start with my family if it was not for the Lord and His wisdom. How thankful I am that He cares about my home and the dear family members that reside within the wall of this old house.


I love my new entry way! I trust when people enter our home they feel welcomed and also have a clear understanding that Christ is honored and loved here!

Thanks for stopping by on this chilly fall day! See you next week!

Jane

22 comments:

ellen b said...

Your fall decorations and new entry look very welcoming. Blessings on all your gatherings this fall!!

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

How inviting. Looks lovely.

Chrissy

Sara said...

I, too, love the artistic beauty of our magnificent God! Your fall decorations are lovely and the special entryway for your guests will be much enjoyed by them, I am sure.

jennifer said...

Your home is very inviting and wonderful to see who the house Serves!

Neat!
Jennifer
penofjen.blogspot.com

Elise said...

I am certain that all who enter feel welcomed, and know that God dwells there as well - I know I did, just looking at the pictures! Thank you for sharing a peek into your *fall* home!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a lovely, welcoming entry.
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

It looks soooooooooooo inviting. You did good. The colorings and decor are so soft, I just KNOW that anyone's welcome, and they all have a wonderful time.

My show n tell is shared, won't you drop by and have a candy or two?

Tracy said...

Beautiful! And I love the erse. (0;

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice decorations! I have most of my indoor fall decorations out, but need pumpkins and flowers like yours outside!

Katherine

Kristy Jo said...

VERY pretty!~ i have very little up in the way of fall decor.... looking at yours makes me realize i need to get on that! :P

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very Pretty! I love your decorations for fall!
~Amy

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

How pretty and inviting.


my first show and tell is up

Sharon said...

So warm and welcoming! Can I come over??? :0) I love all your fall touches and so happy for you that you have your new porch!

I also really like that scripture.

Blessings! Sharon

Kelly said...

What a beautiful entry-way you have, Jane!

Anita said...

Oh what a welcoming and charming entry you have! I very much like your yellow mum and the pumpkins you put around it!

Thanks a lot for passing by my blog this morning, too! I am glad you enjoyed my fall decorations. Isn't it a wonderful time of the year, just before the winter comes?

Have a blessed week-end and best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Anita said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I absolutely ADORE that "Welcome" sign on your door, it's wonderful!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

It all looks very warm and welcoming! What a gracious home. Love the little husband and wife picture!

nannykim said...

Very nice and homey!! Fall is such a refreshing time of the year, isn't it. So glad God gave us seasons!!

Quinne said...

Hi Jane :) Your pumpkins and mums are so pretty! Blessings, Q

Mommy said...

I love the mums and pumpkins outside. :) I would like to get some mums myself. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Lovely fall accents and your home very welcoming....

Thanks for visiting with me and please come again....Betty

Daughter of the King said...

love browsing your blog this morning...the autumn touches looks so inviting and cozy...my favoirte time of the year..
Deby