Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Porch Love

Hello everyone.  I hope ya'll have been enjoying this beautiful weekend. It was cold  this morning, around 39, but it has turned into a beautiful GA fall day.  I was finally able to get my front porch finished.  I had been looking for pumpkins and they finally arrived at Home Depot.  Here is a picture of the whole porch, then I  will show you some of the details.  I really love the way it turned out.



My favorite part is the corner by the front door with all the pumpkins, wheat straw, a small red mum and the very "special" flowers  behind the pumpkins.  Some people may call them weeds, as I am sure the Mister will once he seems them.  I think they look really pretty and the yellow contrasts nicely with the orange of the pumpkins.


The lantern is filled with WalMart pumpkins that I sprayed white and silver a few weeks ago.  My
hands had paint all over them and J asked if I was going to be the Tin Man for Halloween! I really need to start wearing gloves when doing messy stuff.  The flowers in the big pot are still blooming from summer, with lots of buds on them.  They are just too pretty to pull out. Plus, I think they look really pretty with the ghost pumpkin. I did not do a wreath this year, but instead used a Southern Living wall pocket I found at GW back in the summer.  In the wall pocket I placed these beautiful faux leaves in  reds, yellows and orange. Under the wall pocket is a little iron and glass table with a copper watering can full of red sunflowers.  In front of that I placed a extra large mum in a orange-yellow color.



On the other end of the porch is my black rockers with the monogram pillows I made here. Between the rockers I have my tea cart with a wire pumpkin candle holder, a little basket of pine cones and a vase with some pretty flowers.  On the ground I have a couple of small laterns with tea lights.


I am not super happy with the tea cart, just could not seem to get it right. I am sure I will be changing it around once inspiration hits. One last look at the pumpkin end.


Here is a close up of the "flowers" behind the pumpkins.


Well that ends the porch tour, I hope ya'll all found it as inviting as I do.  And please stop by, maybe we can rock and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

I wanted to thank Diann at The Thrifty Groove for featuring my Simple No Sew Pillows, and Debbie at  Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing for featuring my  kitchen tour  .  Thanks to both of you for having such great parties.

Toni

I will be joining these faboulous parties:

Debbies Newbie Party
Rhonda at Southern Hospitality Door Decor
Julia at Hooked on Houses
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Cielos Show off your cottage
Susan's Met Monday
Honey for Potpourri Party



33 comments:

mtashie said...

Love it!! Everything looks wonderful! You did an uber fantastic job!!-

Love Of Quilts said...

How pretty your porch is and I do like the tea cart. I like the porch too its brick. Trish

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your porch is very welcoming Toni! Lovin' the fun pumpkins and beautiful flowers-enjoy:@)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I just love your porch too Toni. SO warm, welcoming and cozy looking. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Toni!! Well, just look at your warm and friendly porch!! You've been busy!! I love your vignette with the hay, pumpkins and mums! So festive!! Your rockers also look great; and the monogrammed pillows are just the icing on the cake! Great job!!! Thanks for leaving your sweet comments on my home office! Be blessed!!

eleven-o-one said...

Love your porch. I'm working on mine. Need some pumpkins, though. 39 degrees!!! yikes. It was 61 here this morning. Had to hunt for a sweater. We were thrilled. But 39 might make me stay in bed. Happy fall!

Kimberly said...

It's a very inviting porch. I am not linking up to the newbie hop just checking out those that are. You did a great job and have given me some ideas.

Shelia said...

Hi Toni! Your porch is gorgeous! Love seeing all of your pretty fallen flowers and pumpkins! It will certainly make all of your visitors smile as they come up to your front door. Love those rockers too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Doreen Grace said...

I love how cozy and inviting your porch is. This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks gorgeous!! Love it all ~

xo
Pat

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your porch is stunning...I love all the pumpkins...it brings memories of the pumpkin patches!!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely porch!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Paula said...

Your porch looks so inviting! I hope you enjoy many fall days enjoying your decor and maybe a cup of hot tea.

Your SL wall pocket was a great GW find!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice. Love the bale of hay.

Poppy said...

Wow! You've done a beautiful job dressing up your front porch with all the pretty autumn touches... everything looks so warm and inviting! Wonderful display of the pumpkins and I love the wall pocket with the vibrant leaves...contrasts beautifully with the door and the black of the rockers and cart. Great post! Thanks for a wonderful autumn inspiration and for your loving thoughts. Have a great week!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Zuni said...

What a pretty and welcoming entry to your home, and you've decorated it so well. I love it! I'm following you; I hope you'll stop by and visit me too!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your porch fall decor is so welcoming and beautiful! The white pot of impatiens is such a pretty touch! :)

The Tablescaper said...

Your porch looks so warm and welcoming. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Just found you via Debbie's newbie party. I'm your newest follower!
You put a lot of work into this porch! Looks great. Full of warmth and fall happiness!

Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

Over from Debbie's newbie party, your porch looks beautiful and so welcoming. Awesome job! I love your rockers and your monogramed pillows. Thanks for sharing, going to look around if you have time please feel free go come on over....Have a great week

Andrea

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your porch is gorgeous~ I love it!! Stopping by from House in the Roses today- come say hello and share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful porch! It all came together beautifully. Visiting from BNOTP

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Your porch looks wonderful! I have not even started my fall decorating yet, so you are way ahead of me! I hope to start on my porch soon though! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lizabeth said...

Your porch does look wonderful! The hay bale make the scene complete! I have pumpkins on my steps but I think a hay bale is in order. Love the addition of the lantern too.

live by the sun, luv by the moon said...

Simply lovely!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Great fall porch! I love the hay bale, everything looks great.

deborah said...

What a beautiful porch! I found you at the newbie party!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think everything looks perfect. So welcoming. I have the same Southern Living wall pocket. I'll have to hunt it up. Not exactly sure where it is! Yours looks great on your house. If I put pumpkins on my porch the squirrels would chomp them all up. They are pesky little things...

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Toni,

Your porch looks so cozy and like a great place to chat with a neighbor.

I love that you haven't pulled the flowers that still grow just because the season has changed. Here's something I did one year ... leave them in the pot and they will probably perish before Halloween, then spray paint the flowers black or something ghoulish like that. Of course, you'll want to wear plastic gloves! And protect that pot too from the spray paint :)

Happy fall,
Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Your front porch is beautiful, Toni!

Did I ever tell you that your pictures reminds me of one of my sisters?

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

abeachcottage said...

You have a lovely porch. It is so welcoming and your fall decor looks great!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Toni! What a wonderful porch and I love your Fall decor. Hope to see you at the Open House Party soon.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sharon @ mrs. hines class said...

Love the porch! I wish I lived close...I'd take you up on that offer to sit and sip. I enjoy my porch, too. I don't think I could ever live in a house without one. Again, beautiful job!

Sharon