Falling for the Front Porch


Happy October! You are joining me today on my front porch! I would love to share more of my Fall decor with you. Please take a seat and enjoy your visit. On Saturday, I posted about my colorful front door. Now, I’m showing how I decorated the rockers, table and planter that are on my front porch.


On my rocking chair is an orange outdoorpillow that’s just the right Fall color. I used a black and white check print outdoor pillow against it. The combination gives a perfect Fall/Halloween look. The yellow mums in the white planter just pop. I had done a post on this planter in May. Click here to see my post ” Perfect Planter”. I just love the contrast between the yellow flowers in the white planter, against the blue of the house. I propped two small sized beaded pumpkins on the planter shelf. DSC_0039


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Springerle Cookie Molds From House on the Hill – Valentine’s Day Just Got Sweeter

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House on the Hill in Elmhurst, IL sells springerle cookie molds, well over 500 of them, along with baking and crafting supplies. This is the go-to resource for replicas of the beautiful embossing tools that date back to the 1700s. Designed for use specifically with springerle or gingerbread dough, these molds also work well in the service of cake decorating. Here’s a Valentine’s Day themed cupcake using pink fondant with the Double Rose mold ($34.50) from House on the Hill.

Pink fondant embossed with House on the Hill Double Rose mold Pink fondant embossed with House on the Hill Double Rose mold

Any purchase over $35 comes with a handy little recipe book called “Too Pretty To Eat” in reference to the delicate, food-as-art feeling of springerle cookies. There are recipes for chocolate and peanut butter fondant, marzipan, which can easily be colored with food gels, also sold at House on the Hill, and of course, several variations of cookies in…

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