You can see my little chair and footstool now that they are stained. The chair, as I mentioned in a previous post, is an old Sunday School chair. The little stool is somebody's shop class project that I bought at a garage sale. It was made by Ben because each section has "Ben" written in pencil. I sanded the name off the top piece but left it on the other pieces. Whoever "Ben" is, I love your little piece of handiwork.
The two birdhouses were made by my brother several years ago. The one in the picture above is made from a stair spindle that he salvaged from the farmhouse that my grandparents lived in up until the 1970's. The birdhouse below is made from a salvaged spindle from my Aunt Lottie's front porch railing. Makes me smile when I see them. :-)
Anyway, I love how the front porch looks so inviting and when my neighbor Arlene stopped by yesterday, she said that very thing. I think it says "Welcome, Fall" and to you, too! Hope you are enjoying this fine day wherever you are!