Sunday, September 30, 2012

Getting the porch ready for Fall

After the molding on our front door was finished last week,
I have been working on getting the front porch decorated for Fall.

We had a lot of rain this weekend and although I planted some mums last week, the rest of the planting I wanted to do had to be put on hold until things dry up a bit.

Meanwhile, I have been busy making pillows and doing a little spray painting.
Although I am not quite finished, the porch is starting to look like Fall is finally here.

This year I decided to add a different color to my Fall decor.
I  mixed dark purple flowers, fabric and ribbon with the traditional yellow and oranges 
and I think it just made everything look warmer.

I used everything I already had from previous years, so all I had
to buy was the flowers for the wreath. 
I even used left over material I already had for the pillows.
Here is what I have so far.

I filled the flowers boxes next to the bench with leaves
and a couple of little scarecrows.

On the side of the door I added a metal stand that we must have had 
in the garage for the last ten years. :)

It was a very ugly green, so I sprayed painted black, added a
cute little wooden harvest sign that I found at HL and put a basket on top
with pumpkins, gourds and some small bunches of wheat.

  Here you can see the flowers I used for the wreath I  made a few weeks ago.
If you missed it, you can see that post here.

 And added a little flower and ribbon to the candle on my lantern.

 On the side of the porch I planted some yellow and orange mums and added my Fall monogrammed garden flag that I bough a couple of months ago at Kirklands.

I also hope to be able to add some more mums by the front door soon.
Things have been just too hectic around here!
But now that the temperatures are in the 70's, we can really
enjoy our porch as the sun goes down.

 As always, I thank you for always taking the time to stop by.
Hope everyone has a great week!

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  1. Love your entrance. The pillows really add to the bench. The little black stand also turned out so nice. Enjoyed looking at your blog and getting some ideas.

  2. What a beautiful entrance! I love that pop of purple that you've added to the traditional fall colors. You did a great job with that cute little stand! Everything looks so warm and welcoming!

  3. So pretty! I love the pops of purple in there!!!
    XO Kris

  4. It's beautiful Maria Elena! I love the addition of purple.

  5. Very pretty, Maria Elena! Love the purple. Your pillows look great and I love how the planters on either side have purple in them, too. Such a welcoming entry!

  6. Everything looks so pretty, Maria!! I was just out yesterday working on mine :) I love the little basket full of pumpkins. I just might have to copy that! I still need to add a few things to mine before I show it. Love the purple its so pretty with all of your other stuff. Great job, girl!

  7. Your porch looks so pretty and inviting for fall!

  8. You always make your porch look so beautiful and welcoming. I think the addition of the purple was a brilliant idea, it really compliments the other colours. If I lived in your neighbourhood I would be forever walking past to get another look!

  9. LOVE the purple orange combination! Beautiful indeed!

  10. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I love it all! XO ~Liz

  11. What a lovely welcome! Your front porch is gorgeous. :)


  12. Your porch is delightful and looks like a very creative lady lives in that pretty house. The pillows, the mums, the basket by the door all add lovely fall color to the area. Very nice!------------- Shannon


  13. Hi Maria Elena your decor looks very pretty.the seating arrangement with fall color cushions on the entrance looks lovely and inviting.the pumpkins in the basket add charm to the door your hanging lantern.thank you for dropping in to leave your lovely comment for my post in crystal grandeur.TC...:):)

  14. You're front porch is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you decorated it for fall, too!

  15. Love, love, love your front porch, Maria Elena! It looks soooo..... inviting! I would love to have a little bench like yours, but just haven't found what I want yet. It's all just perfect together.


  16. Very nice. I love the pillows and the colors you chose.

  17. Maria Elena, your porch is wonderful. Love the pillows and the pops of purple. That is such a great color for Fall! I don't often used purple in decorating, but I LOVE how you used it, and will give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  18. That touch of purple really make you porch extra special for fall! I'd love to sit out on the comfy bench for a spell!!


  19. Your porch is so beautiful and so ready for Fall, love the bench and pillows. The fabric is perfect. Also like the stand by the door with the basket of pumpkins. Love every detail.

  20. Hi Maria Elena! I love how well balanced your porch looks with the colors you've used. I like the purple added in - makes everything "pop"! I have that same little plant stand and never thought of hanging something off of it - very clever. I'm jealous of all your mums and how healthy they look - I planted several and then missed a day or two of watering and well I guess we all know what happened!lol

    Another pretty post!
    Sincerely, Jeannette

  21. Your fall porch is divine! You reminded me that I have that same rug out in the garage. It may be time to change it the one I have out. Thanx for coming to THT!

  22. Beautiful! I love all of the pops of purple that you added. The porch wouldn't be the same without it. Great job!

  23. That's really pretty, and the rich purple does add a nice dimension. Everything looks great, including the door, and I love the idea of a big rug at the entry instead of a mat!

  24. I am here from Katherine's hop and LOVE your porch!

  25. How pretty your entry area is, Maria Elena!

    So welcoming and everything is so nice and
    fresh and lovely! (My house is old --- so nothing
    is clean and perfect and not very inviting at all.)

    You have inspired me.
    Thanks for sharing!

  26. your front entry always looks beautiful. Welcome Autumn. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop. Big hugs!

  27. It looks lovely! So warm and welcoming. And I just love the way your house always looks so clean and neat. Can you come over and give me a hand getting things here straightened up? :)

  28. Your front porch is so lovely. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. I think your front porch is stunning and I love, love, love the addition of purple.

  30. Gorgeous, Maria Elena! You really did a nice job, everything looks so festive and ready for fall! I LOVE the wreath on your door, I am so wanting something like this...simple and pretty!

    I'm visiting from Marty's party and I am a new follower. I can't wait to read more posts about your beautiful home! :)


  31. Hi Maria Elena,
    You have been featured again over at One More Time....Hope you can join the party again.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  32. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful porch on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love all your fall decorations. The pillows on the bench are so pretty too!


  33. love your pops of purple!


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