I thought I’d share with you today my Fall Front Porch that I did a few weeks ago.
In past years my Fall Decorating usually included sweeping off the porch, adding a pumpkin or two,
a mum and a wreath on the door. That was it. I was done.
This year, thanks to my new “Instagram Obsession”, I was inspired to go all out.
going all out for me does not include 27 pumpkins, 15 mums, a $100 wreath and the most beautiful
looking dog you’d ever see. Like a few of the amazing front porches I saw. (trust me I counted)
I kept mine a little more simple, a little more doable, with out breaking the bank.
I stared with things I had on hand.
A combination of things picked up at Garage Sales, Thrift Stores, Auctions, Estate Sales and a few items
I’ve had for over 20 years.
Sometimes I wonder, am I a collector or hoarder?
But…I always say “it’s not hoarding if you use them”. (Right?)
Since some of my summer flowers are still doing good, I had to add them to the mix.
I’ve had this poinsettia since last winter. I hope I can make it turn red again.
I love this old black chair.
I purchased it over 20 years ago at a antique store and hated to admit to my husband I paid $20 for it.
I’ve only repainted it once in all those years.
Mums are a fairly cheap addition to the mix. I purchased 7 mums at $4 dollars each.
The price of a really good pizza dinner.
I replaced the scraggily summer plants with mums in pots I already had.
I kept it simple with only one pumpkin which will be carved by next week-end.
The Wood Crate was a new garage sale treasure this year for $1.50.
The lantern I believe I picked up for $1 and the little red chair was a Thrift Store find at $3.00.
You got to keep you eyes open to all the possibilities of these treasures offer.
My daughter-in-law told me “I never find these kind of things”.
The trick to good finds is you have to go and go often. I love the hunt.
When it comes to my front porch, the only complaint I have is the size.
I wish it was wider and didn’t have an aggregate floor. (really hard on bare feet)
I really enjoy how it turned out.
Who knows, maybe next year I’ll have 27 pumpkins and 15 mums.
You can read about the post on how to make the Autumn Wreath and Boo Door Hanger here.