Now that the house is painted, our porch also got a little attention to be decorated for fall. I’ve never had such a huge space to fill, so I’m getting used to that. But the space totally makes me happy. Doesn’t it just look like the house is smiling now? (No? Just me?)
We didn’t have to deal with leaves in our yard at the last house so this is an adjustment. Would you even believe we had just raked up the yard five days before I took these picture? Crazy.
My in-laws gave me a hay bale for decorating and most of the small pumpkins and gourds (so cute!). I picked up the majority of the larger pumpkins at a farm near our hometown. Those gray Cinderella pumpkins had me at hello. They match the house perfectly. I picked up the painted wooden sticks (candy corn and pumpkin) at a local craft show a few years back for $1/each. They are made of old shipping pallets. (Calling all you DIYers.)
To make the topiaries, I just cut down the stems and nestled them together. I covered an old pot in inexpensive linen-looking fabric I had in the basement. The lanterns are from IKEA and I filled them with small pumpkins and gourds for a little fall flair.
I picked up all the mums and ornamental cabbage from Lowe’s three weeks ago. They are doing really well since I’m watering the heck out of them. The cabbage were already on clearance when I picked them up. I think they are so cool.
I had brought my succulents inside but it’s been back to warm again lately so I put it back on the table. Another cinderella pumpkin makes my heart go pitter patter.
So, that’s the tour of the porch. I also planted a few mums in the ground in hopes they come back next year. You should SEE the mums at our old house. They look like something out of a magazine. Let’s cross our fingers that mums like the new yard, too. I also picked up a few pots of $1 hanging pansies for a little color.
Now, I guess raking leaves should be the next project. But it’s not nearly as fun.
What do you think?