Making your house sing is, I believe, mostly an attitude of "home"; one of contentment, safety and love. No matter how grand or how humble the abode, if you care for your home and for the people living there, the song can be heard by all who enter in.
When we take the time and care to embelish our house with things that we love, things that bring us joy, things that remind us of friends or happy memories -- these extras are like accompaniments to the song.
There!! I've waxed philosophical on the subject when probably most of you out there are saying "Alright! Enough already! Shut up and show us what you're doing!!"
This framed piece of embroidery was done by a lovely friend of mine. And it reminds me of God's goodness in all things and that no matter what the circumstances, He's working it all out for my good. And if I can give Him thanks during the bad and the good times, I can have peace and joy. And this certainly makes my house sing!
This past weekend, I decorated for autumn; I don't go all out, but I do like to add some color and little shows of festivity to the house.
Here's my happy little harvest scarecrow! Another good friend gave him to me a couple of years ago for my birthday.
My table is decorated simply. The pretty acorn plate was given to me on another birthday by that same friend!
Outside in the garden, I've moved my gernamiums down by the welcome sign. They're some of the few things still blooming.
A pumpkin and some beautiful mums were added to the bottom of the front steps.
And this little fellow is sitting in my planter at the top of the steps with the sad remains of my petunias! I'll add some small gourds this week.