Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Welcoming Statement

I have a neighbor who works for a very high end designer. The designer runs her business out of her home. My neighbor told me that the lady cleans her porch every day, and if the weather is bad, she'll clean it multiple times a day. I thought about my house. . .Hey! I run a business out of my home, the most important business of all, raising a family! My porch needs to look nice and welcoming too. I should clean it---maybe not once a day, but once a week (or month) would be nice. If you're like me, you probably don't even notice that there's orphan newspapers piling up, or that the spider webs are disguising what used to be the light fixture. Or, maybe you're even worse, you haven't taken down your holiday decorations! Noooo, you wouldn't be that bad.
Go out and look at your front door. Does it look welcoming? Maybe your door needs a fresh coat of paint. Mine did. I thought my new basket deserved a pretty place to hang out. Maybe it's time to replace that tired, faded out old wreath. Or maybe it's just time to give everything a good cleaning after sitting out all winter. You, your family and your friends deserve to have that welcoming feeling when you walk up to your home. You're welcome!

9 comments:

Mrs. B said...

Hi Joy! Your basket looks PERFECT on your front door! Now I really want a basket like that! I do try to make the front porch welcoming, with plants, a bench, and seasonal decor. But I'm not good about cleaning it. Just this morning when I was moving the bench after my son had inexplicably dragged it right in front of the door I was noticing all the leaves and plant debris that are all over.

Shirlee said...

Your front entry looks very welcoming! I'd like to do a basket on the front door instead of a wreath but not sure where to find a flat basket.
The tall basket was a great find. I'm sure you'll find lots of creative uses for it.

Jennifer L. said...

Love the new home for your basket! So are you telling me you just painted your door ... today?

I seriously want to replace our door, but maybe dh will relent to letting me paint our door.

Love your front porch btw.

Joy said...

I painted my door on Tuesday, with a "opps" paint. I let it cure for 24 hours before hanging anything on it. And then, today, wouldn't you know, IT SNOWED!

Joy said...

I meant to type "OOPS" paint

Blanca said...

Wow what a welcoming entry. That basket makes a bold statement. Love it!

Blanca

Linc&Ali said...

SO i was watching Myles of style and they made a bar out of an old door and I thought of you...

Linda said...

Hi Joy,
I love what you have done with the basket you found, your front porch looks very inviting.
Cheers Linda

Joy said...

Is that your porch? I love it and your front door. What a nice basket too.

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