Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Porch

It has been fun giving my front porch a little 
extra attention this year.  Usually I'm so busy with
school and homework that the seasons just pass me by
with little notice, but I am determined this year will be different.
As you come up my front sidewalk, the first thing that greets 
you is my rod iron welcome sign which is attached to the
white picket fence post.

Next you approach the front steps which are laden with
pumpkins and mums.

I decided to mix up the
colors and varieties to add  more interest.

Intermingled with the pumpkins and mums are my pink
begonias that are still hanging on and didn't want to be left out.

According to my design class and "Universal Design"
recommendations, one should always have a bench on the
front porch to accommodate a weary visitor or for the delivery
man to leave his packages.  But I keep a bench on my porch
just because I think it looks more inviting and homey.


I made my door arrangement from a beautiful sign my
sister gave me, made with vinyl lettering from 
Uppercase Living.  I added a combination of silk
flowers and Sweet Annie behind the sign to enlarge it
and make a brighter arrangement.




The colors in the door arrangement are brilliant and stunning.




And sunflowers always make a statement no matter
how you use them.




Oh, here comes Biddy, my elderly female cat to welcome you now.




I am joining Debra at Common Ground for her Fall Porch Party.
Won't you join us?
.

 

14 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your porch is so inviting. I think I will buy several varieties of pumpkins for my porch. Yours are so pretty.

Enjoy!

D said...

What a welcoming porch. I love everything you've done. Love the bench idea, too.

Jane said...

Your porch looks fantastic!!! The mums, the pumpkins....that warty one is super! Hope you are enjoying the Fall Porch Party. I'm your newest follower, girl!

Jane
~www.janiesporch.blogspot.com~

Tammy said...

This is the prettiest porch yet...I just love it! I love the pumpkin with all the warts!
and your Ms Biddy...what a cute name and so adorable !!
A new follower....will be back often!
Tammy :-)

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the cottage porch charm!
I also would love to have a 2 or 3 digit address, I have 5 and it just is so much more charming with 3 like yours :)

You have a porch to love :)
xx
Dore

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your photos look straight out of a magazine, just beautiful!! The welcome sign is perfect. Love the bench and all the pumpkins!! Thanks so much for joining in to VIF, so glad you took the time to decorate this year, it's just lovely!
xo,
Debra

Vicki said...

Great photos...that front porch looks great. I keep thinking I need a bench. I think you just twisted my arm...I NEED a bench. It is a design element must...you said it...now can you tell my husband? lol Nice to visit you! Come by my place if you get a moment.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a welcoming front porch! Love your wreath on the door....perfect touch with the sign!!
Karla & Karrie

Pam said...

What a pretty front porch. And it seems Biddy enjoys it too.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous porch! I love the bench and I love your door! It looks beautiful! Coming over from Common Ground- nice to meet you! :)

Linda said...

I love your beautiful porch decor and your photos are really lovely! Hopped over from the Fall Porch Party...I am a new follower!

Carolyn said...

So pretty!! I am a new follower! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

A New England Life said...

I want a porch like this!! Told you I was loving your blog ; )

Seriously, you need more viewers . . .

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