My mom always wanted to welcome guests at her front door even though it was always easier for them to drop in the side door or the kitchen door. I think she wanted to put her best foot forward when greeting people and her kitchen, although a friendly place to be and maybe even where everyone would end up was not the first impression she wanted to leave. It was just who she was – perhaps it was her staunch English background!
For me, my front door is the only entrance off the street and so it is the welcome mat – there is no doubt about it! And in recognition of this I have done my best to make it a welcome place.
And for anyone who knows me well – there is nothing like flowers to say
The hand made wild turkey critters sitting on my step I purchased from the straw market in Zambia. I love to bring home something hand crafted from the different countries I have been blessed to have traveled to – these were purchased on a trip with World Vision during a visit to Victoria Falls – a day I will always remember!
I love the natural stone steps that are incorporated into the garden – and the natural growth in between such as fern, moss and ground cover.