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Pieces of Autumn 2012 ~ Part I

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Like many of you, Autumn is my favorite season of the year. Cooler temperatures give relief after the heat of summer. Autumn signals the fresh start of a school year, shorter days, a new football season, stunning colors before the leaves fall. The first glimpse of fall On Sutton Place always appears on my front porch. My front door to be exact.

I really changed things this year. Don’t faint from shock but I’m using another basket in place of a wreath. (That’s two in a row if you are paying attention!)

I first saw this basket on the blog Chateau Chic.  Mary Alice wrote a blog post about the new basket she got for her front door. I just fell in love with the color. More than the color though I fell in love with the shape.

So just out of curiosity I emailed Mary Alice to see where she purchased it. She responded with a link to a shop where she lives…which is Virginia. Not exactly right around the corner.

After that I dismissed it and moved on. A few days later I received an email from Mary Alice with an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said she wasn’t attached to it yet and if I really wanted the basket I could buy it. She even said she would ship it to me.

I was thrilled. The basket arrived and it now lives on my front door. It was meant to be. I needed a new door mat to go with my new basket so I picked this one up at TJMaxx.

It has a tiny bit of light blue which ties in my door.

I hit my urns with a fresh coat of black spray paint.

Two rusty-red mums finish it all off.

Of all the things I do around here to usher in the different seasons, fluffing my front door is my favorite. What is your favorite way to welcome a new season?

Just click the images below to visit my favorite Fall categories and get inspired!

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Ideas and inspiration for adding a touch of Fall to your decor!

Easy, DIY Fall Craft Ideas from On Sutton Place