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Ali­cia His­som en­joys decorating her front porch for ev­ery sea­son, but es­pe­cially fall, when she frames the door with corn­stalks, and fills an old wagon with a fa­vorite crock and some pumpkins. An­tique bar­rels be­side the door of­fer more spots for show­cas­ing au­tumn items.

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Laura Bois­son­nault dresses up her liv­ing room fire­place from top to bot­tom, mix­ing in cute folk-art owl fig­ures, pumpkins and a bright wreath with ev­ery­day fa­vorites, in­clud­ing enamel cof­feepots and lanterns. “I al­ways in­cor­po­rate owls into my au­tumn mo­tif; there is just some­thing re­ally strik­ing about them,” she says.

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