Sep 20, 2012

outdoor decor: welcome to our fall porch!


I had a fun day with my mom today!

After grabbing our first Pumpkin Spice Latte's of the season,   
we headed out to Al's Garden Center.  
It is such an incredible place to visit and buy plants, year round!

The wreath above, was from a vendor at Aunt Bee's House though.  
I just love it.  
The one we've had the last few years was in desperate need of replacement, and this was perfect.


 A bundle of corn stalks for the front entry.  
Most of our summer flowers are still doing great and blooming, so we worked with some of the existing colors by doing a mix of purples, greens, yellows, and oranges.

Buying mums with my Mum.
(ha, I had to say it.)
;)


I love getting our pumpkins there!
$1.49 any size!

Next to the front entry is our porch sitting area.
We have really been enjoying it since it's mini makeover a few weeks ago.

I think maybe next spring, I will look into a salvage window frame to put between the curtains...just to hide the neighbors roof.


I enjoyed getting out the flannel shirt pillow covers from last year!
A mini tutorial can be found here.
I have some red and green ones lined up for Christmas, and another reddish orange one will be added to the fall mix soon.



I bought our first batch of farm fresh apple cider today.
Thank you, EZ Orchards!


All three of us (four if you include Bella) love coming out on the porch to read.
I am LOVING the book I just got!


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson- I highly recommend.
I have been giggling throughout.

Our little fleur box has some fresh fall flowers in deep purple and yellow.
I love the chippy stool that elevates it to the bottom of the window.  When I look out our living room, it looks like a real window box.


When you sit on our porch in the evenings, this is the view.
We feel very lucky to enjoy it every day.


I added in a couple more golden mums to the front steps in some galvanized buckets.


And last but not least, I had to share our most recent find:


Yesterday I spotted a pair of concrete columns.
The price was great, and I snapped them up.  It wasn't until I was walking away with the price tags that I saw the added detail!


Loved it.
I've been wanting a bird bath or some kind of hardscape in the front yard for awhile, so this is a great, unique addition.

The other one landed a spot in my room at Aunt Bee's House.

(wouldn't that be nice if all the great finds came in pairs?? 
Then you wouldn't have to choose what to let go!)

Thank you so much for visiting!


Do you have your outdoor spaces ready for cooler days?

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20 comments:

  1. Your porch looks lovely and inviting. Pumpkins are cheap in your area!

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  2. Hi Denise, I always love to read your blog. Your home is so beautiful and cozy. Wish I had your talent. Your fall decor is so pretty too. Love the flannel pillows!Yeah, pumpkins are cheap where you live. Here they are on sale for $3.50 each, and the white ones, which I adore, are going for $4.69 ea. A girl cant even decorate her porch around here without spending an arm and a leg. Ugh!

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  3. Your porch looks beautiful. The column is great I have a thing for columns. Everything is perfect.

    Cynthia

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  4. @ Carol Jane and Sandy- they are very inexpensive at Al's Garden Center, but normally they go for about 30 cents a pound everywhere else...so a big pumpkin would be over $3 here too! :)

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  5. What a cozy environment to read a book! And the cider- warm or cold?? I really like your mix of plaid pillows- it adds to the homey feel. I really like how you mixed in your summer planters with your new mums. My pink impatiens are still pretty and I can't bear to part with them either. Do pink flowers go with pumpkins?? :) I'm doing my porch this weekend. Come by and have a look!

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  6. Your blog is really lovely, and so is the exterior of your home! so inviting! Im afraid to put out too much now, the pumpkins might not make it til the end of October here in VA. Enjoy your weekend.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. Denise,
    Your porch looks GREAT...what an awesome deal on the pumpkins. Lovin' your idea about a window with the curtains...so charming!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. what a great looking porch! i love the flannel shirt pillows and the mums with your mum!

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  9. your front porch is to die for....someday i'll have one like that. right now, the driveway just ends at the door....we have a little patio to the side, but it isn't spruced up yet, since i have a baby coming in 7 weeks and no energy right now...next year!!

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  10. Your porch is gorgeous! I have to get going on mine. I don't think I normally decorate mine for fall till about October 1st because I just can't keep those mums alive very long!
    -Shelley

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  11. So beautiful and inviting. Love your swing and I think an antique window would look fabulous hanging between the curtains!

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  12. Denise,
    Just thought I would stop by and let you know that you will be featured at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Your porch is beautiful! I love the wheat wreath!

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  14. Your porch is so pretty and welcoming! Thank you for sharing your creative touch with Potpourri Friday!

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  15. Love your charming porch Denise!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  16. Hi! You have been featured this week at Potpourri Friday!

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  17. Beautiful porch...had to laugh b/c I was pointing out your neighbor's roof to my daughter before I read your post...I totally see why you'd want something to block it out. Your porch is sarene and lovely. The whole post is just beautiful. So happy to have found your blog!

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  18. Denise, That flannel pillow is the best! The perfect, unique touch for your perfect porch! I would sit out there all the time! Christie Three Pixie Ln

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  19. Im your newest follower! I adore this porch! You have done such a great job making it inviting and making me want to look around even more. The way you style things is right on the money! I agree with your idea to hang a vintage window to hide your neighbours roof, it would be such a great added feature to your already lovely space.

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  20. Those are unique outdoor lounge furniture. I love wooden chairs because it makes me feel closer to nature.

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