Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Porch

I have a confession to make.

Other than setting out a few pumpkins, I have never really decorated my front porch.

That’s a terrible thing for a blogger to say, isn’t it?

Well, that all changed this year (sort of).

A group of ladies came to see my house on a mini-“Parade of Homes” tour this week, and of course that sent me into a decorating tizzy.

Let’s just say I spent way too much money on pumpkins (that wouldn’t have happened if all my pumpkin plants hadn’t up and died on me this year).

The good thing is that my orange front door is right for the season!

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I bought some new flowers for the one lonely flower pot.  The ones I bought in the spring were all dead.  I guess that happens when no one remembers to water them… (Yes, that’s a bike helmet in the background.  My apologies.)

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I made my own version of this now-famous sign from Ella Claire.  I used different words (dessert, anyone??) and different fonts, but the idea came from her!

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I nestled my sign, some grass clippings from my yard (the decorative kind…I really don’t let the lawn get that tall), and some pumpkins and gourds (the butternut squash and the acorn squash DID survive, despite their lack of water) along with some faux leaves in a cool old wooden box that I never know what to do with (usually it sits in a corner of my bedroom).

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See what I mean about spending too much money on pumpkins?

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Come on over for a visit!  I might even make some donuts!

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This project featured at From My Front Porch to Yours 
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29 comments:

ChRiS said...

looks very nice and you have a perfect porch for decorating!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh the shame in never fall decorating your porch before!!! gasp! ;)
it looks awesome! the basket on the bench is my favorite part!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

KOrrie I love your fall decor... and that fabulous front door!!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

It looks so good. Now you have to do it every year.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Korrie! First time visiting your blog~~~~decor on the front porch caught my eye! I too, this year decorated my front porch more than usual! I think your front door color is charming and works with fall or spring! Very pretty and I am your newest follower! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Ali Richardson said...

SO pretty!!! I love the look of all of the pumpkins :) Great job1

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I decorated last fall...but don't usually decorate my porch except for the usual wreath for the season.
I am in love with ORANGE right now,though!

...so I'm drawn to your door. I'm mesmerized by it in fact!
Pat

priscilla said...

Your porch looks great ! Love the sign !

Ally said...

It's very nice I have to admit. I guess I just don't understand why one must dress up one's porch for the changing season. Is it a reminder? So that when you leave the house you will look and say "oh YEAH! It's FALL!" Is it so my neighbors know how into the weather I am? I'll ponder this some more...

Bliss said...

Well you certainly showed those ladies!

~Bliss~

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! The orange door has always made me happy. :) Yes, the pumpkins are so expensive...one reason my front is not decorated yet. I do need to go through my bins and see what I can display.

Love the sign!! I'd also love the fresh donuts when they're ready.

xo
Pat

ImSoVintage said...

Korrie, you did a wonderful job. I think the bike helmet adds a nice touch :)

I always end up buying too many pumpkins. Its just hard to know when to quit.

Hugs,
Laura

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your porch looks perfect Korrie! And how could it not with that awesome door! And I love the bench all decked out for fall!

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

The front porch is lovely and inviting! LOVE the orange door! And the sign is so cute! Happy Fall to you! :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Looks fantastic! I just love the bench. So sweet. I haven't gotten any decorations out yet! Waiting for the heat to die down. Supposed to be 94 degrees this weekend :( Love your orange door too!

Pollyanna said...

It is lovely, and the door is the perfect color too!!

Linda said...

Eat the pumpkin seeds and the pumpkin flesh. Birds will eat from the pumpkin rinds. I often get pumpkins for decoration after people discard them on the curb.

Pretty door and porch.

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

I really like your Fall decor for your porch. Very festively Fall :)
Your orange door took my breath away, literally! I wish Ace was open this early, I want a can of orange paint now!
Love it!
Have a wonderful Saturday,
~Diane

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Your front door is awesome!!! It makes me want to get out the paint and re-do mine just for fall!
Love it Korrie!
Susan

Susan said...

It's beautifully fall-ish and so welcoming, Korrie!
Love your orange door.

Whimsey Creations said...

I love it - it looks so chic and country at the same time. Wonderful!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Super cute!! I love your sign and the B!! =) Deanna

Mary Ellen said...

This may be your first fall porch but now that you see what a pretty place it can be I know it won't be you last!
bee blessed
mary

Miss Charming said...

Super cute porch! Love all the little touches--especially the front door color.

Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter said...

I love what you did...I am loving the signs that you made as well. They add originality, but appropriate and just simply classy and GORGEOUS!!!

Erin

Debbie Booth said...

It looks wonderful. So wonderful, warm and cozy looking. Anyone that sees it will feel welcome! Great job.
Blessings,
Debbie
I love orange too.

Pamela said...

Kori I am in love with your 'B' and your apple sign!! Thanx for coming to THT.

Marla and Steve said...

Adorable!!

Meg said...

Featuring your darling porch on this weeks All Star Block Party!

http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/10/all-star-block-party-19.html