Monday, September 29, 2014

Porch Decorating For Fall

   I am so behind on getting my porches decorated for Fall but I finally got them done this past weekend.

 First of all, the city porch. Here I don't have to worry about wildlife eating the plants and decor so I placed pumpkins, gourds, and mums:


My metal donkey, Ee-ah, approves:


Gourds in the lanterns:



Then I put my landscape timber scarecrow out I made many, many years ago. He's been freshened up a time or two and probably could stand another refresh but for this year, he's fine. He holds his friend, the cloth black crow:

Do you see Petey, the armadillo? He has a strand of lights inside to make him shine at night.
I love my metal critters.
And that is the city porch.
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At the farm, it's a different story. Since we're not there full-time, I don't want to leave anything out that the deer will eat or the weather ruin.

I started with a real white pumpkin on the table next to the bench then I cozied it up with a autumn throw. Throw in a cup of hot tea and a magazine and I'm set for some quiet time:



Of course, it was only cool enough for the throw in the morning but it was soft to lean against. :o) It's all easy to move back inside when not in use.

The reversible Fall/Halloween sign got hung on the door and says it all:


I may or may not have fake pumpkins in urns on either side of the front door. Ok, I do, but they looked so fake I didn't take a picture of them. I need to faux paint them before I show them. :o)

And that, my friends, is my front porch decor. Soon I'll be flipping the sign over for Halloween and adding spooky touches here and there.

Is your porch done?

Hugs,

Cecilia


19 comments:

  1. Both your porches look great. Sadly, I have done no fall decorating yet. I am hoping to get it done this weekend...:)I can't do much on my porch due to my cats and Sadie! If I even get my new porch...I know I will love decorating it for the seasons. I hope you are doing well...:) Have a blessed week.

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. I'm debating changing it to Halloween...not sure I want to go to the effort. Yikes, I can see why people only decorate for the long term. Oh well, it makes me clean it off. Lol.
      Good luck getting yours done!
      Hugs
      Cecilia

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  2. Love your fall porches! I haven't done any fall decorating yet. I'm waiting for my summer plants to die. I still have huge beautiful impatients at my front entrance that I just can't remove to put out fall plants. So I'm waiting. I'm one of the few people who really doesn't care for the fall season. In my younger years, the turning of the leaves and cool weather made me sad and depressed. I've gotten over that but I still don't like fall.

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    1. Thanks, Gail. I wouldn't tear out the flowers either! As for how Fall makes you feel, that is how Winter is for me. After Christmas, when everything is put away, it's like all the sparkle and life is gone. I guess the reason I love Fall so much is because I was born in the Fall AND we have such hot and dry Summers, I'm glad for the change. It's such a relief!

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  3. It's all so cute! I have a city porch, my wildlife consists mostly of squirrels... but they like to uproot my plants out of the pots and boxes and replace them with their nut stash. They're making me crazy.

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    1. Oh yes, squirrels...I forgot about them! Fortunately, they leave most of my stuff alone. Not sure why. Maybe because the cat sits in the window? Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm not doing any Fall decorating. Sad, I know. lol

    For some reason, I have ZERO luck with mums. Three days after they come home with me, they're practically dead. Wish I knew why.

    You're lucky to have TWO porches Cecilia. I love them both!

    xxx

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    1. Thanks, Doreen, but I'm not sure lucky us the word I thought of. Lol. More like "Oh no! I have two porches to do!". It can be a little much sometimes. Wah, wah, right?

      Hugs

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  5. Your porches look great love all the pieces you used

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  6. Cecilia, love the gourds in lanterns & your pretty porches!

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    1. Thank you! I actually remembered to put them in the lanterns. It's usually see a picture, slap myself upside the head, and say, "Why didn't I remember to do that?" Haha.

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  7. Your fall porches look very nice... We are waiting going to have the inside of the house painted in a couple of weeks so I haven't gotten ANY of my decorations out. I could do the outside but I need to pull weeds first :)

    Now I am REALLY late this season!

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    1. Jeanna, if I were in the middle of painting, I don't think my decorating would happen either! And now that it's October, I'm thinking I should do Halloween...but I just got Fall done. Maybe I'll keep it low key this year. :o)

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  8. Thanks for visiting me today :) Love your fall decorating, especially your sign--love it! Fall is hands down my favorite season. I'm blessed to live in the Northeast.
    Hope to chat with you again!
    Diana

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    1. Diana, thanks for visiting back! Yes, you are blessed to live where Fall color is so very rich! I could spend my Falls there every year. The color is so vibrant! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  9. I love your autumn touches. I need to do the front of my house, especially the spooky part :-) x

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    1. Yes, it's time for spooky! Thanks for dropping in Chel!

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