Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Year's Fall Porch

Every year I try to decorate my front porch a little differently, but it seems to always end up very similar to the year before.
I buy all my pumpkins at the Springfield Flea Extravaganza because they have a vendor with the best prices.  Then it's time to come home and play with the pumpkins.


I used a variety of pumpkins, mums and kale in an attempt to coordinate with a new wreath from the Pottery Barn Outlet.


The wreath was a little pricey, but I liked it's muted colors and the leaves that look nearly gray and match my house.  It doesn't "pop" off the front door, but has a quiet subtle look of fall that I really like.


This sap bucket and stand were also purchased at the flea market and gives me the ability to add different levels and heights for displaying the pumpkins.


I also purchased some kale this year.  I've never grown it before, but they said it would last until winter and at 3 for $10, it seemed like a real bargain.  I used the other two in my urns that I'll show at a later date.


The kale drinks a lot of water and along with the ferns, needs attention on a daily basis even with the cooler weather.


I love decorating for fall with it's bright colors ~


it always looks so warm and inviting.


Linking with
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Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
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Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
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A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday 
 

26 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh you have the prettiest entry! Love it!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It really is quite lovely! Very warm and welcoming. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Mod Vintage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sharing Shadymont said...

Very pretty. I love your muted colors too!

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about your entryway.

So pretty.

Have a great week!

Karen said...

Your porch looks very pretty, beautiful fall decor. Thanks for visiting!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Cindy your porch looks so inviting and beautiful! I do love that wreath too!

I still need to paint my front door along with the surrounding trim plus gobs of other things on the outside so it's not looking show worthy yet. I still need lighting too for there- I am having trouble finding something I like that is affordable!

Have a blogger friend from AZ coming in a few weeks and it would be fun to have the house all prettied up but with the schedule we have the next 2 weeks I don't think much pretty will be happening. Hopefully she is coming to see me and not the house!

This store displaying is taking so much of the little free time I have- I do hope we can get it finished somewhat soon.

How are you doing friend? Think of you every time I put those pretty pillows on my pretty bed!

bee blessed
mary

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your front porch is lovely.

Sandy said...

Looks beautiful, love the color and texture. Great sap bucket.
Sandy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your porch looks very welcoming and I love the multicolored pumpkin on the middle step! Happy Fall:@)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

What a beautiful welcoming entry. Kale is so versatile. To think you can eat it and decorate with it and it's so good for you. You must try kale chips. yummmy!! Linda

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Gorgeous! I love fall and your front porch just made me so happy! I really love unusually colored pumpkins and you've displayed everything so well! I found you at BNOTP. Have a great day!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

P.S. I'm now following your blog.

Angela

Rita said...

Your porch looks so fun and inviting! You did a great job with it.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your porch looks so pretty Cindy! Very inviting and cheerful! I like an understated wreath too...looks more natural to me. So there is a Pottery Barn outlet in Columbus or are you talking about the one at Easton?~Hugs, Patti

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Some great inspiration for my own porch. Thanks!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, your home is gorgeous, at least i am basing that off the porch. i love your new muted wreath, too. fabulous with the staggering heights, and i'm having major entry envy!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your whole porch is so beautiful! I love the mix of oranges and greens! It is so pretty!!

June said...

Oh it is so lovely Cindy. Wow, do I ever feel welcome at your house!!!!!
sending hugs....

Sharon said...

Your front entry is so beautiful and inspiring, Cindy! I'm sure you must have the cutest house on the block!

Thank you for making me realize I need more cinderella type pumpkins. Two just won't cut it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your variety of pumpkins on the porch. Very welcoming.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Kalantikan said...

That kale is so beautiful, but we can't grow them here in the hot tropics, except for some limited highland areas.

Joey said...
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Joey said...

I just love this! Very cute, and very homely. I come from Ireland, and here it seems people don't go to so much trouble to decorate for Halloween..it's a shame. I want to do something similar to you, but I'll be the only one in my neighborhood:-)
http://labellavidaaa.blogspot.ie/

W. Latane Barton said...

that is such an inviting entry to what I imagine as a warm, friendly home.

Light and Voices said...

Thumbs up for the muted colors on the door wreath. It was the right choice.
Joyce M

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured your front porch at Mod Mix Monday today!

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