Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is it Autumn yet...

The calendar says it's almost Autumn, but here in my neck of the woods...Autumn is more a state of mind. The temperatures stay pretty warm this time of year...although the days are getting shorter and the nights and mornings cooler...the temperature today should reach a high of about 92. Welcome to our front porch...I decided it was time to change it up a bit...make it a bit Fallish...we have a long covered front porch...but it's not too wide, so it can be a bit of a challenge to decorate...
This bench was the first thing that Don and I bought for our house 28 years ago...we wanted a spot to sit and watch our young boys play in the big front yard...Don has taken this bench apart so many times through out the years to freshen it up...with new paint and varnish...
We had this little folding table out in the back yard under the apple tree along side a rusty old chair...Don fixed it up with some spray paint and now we have a table to go along side the bench...a pot of thyme and a pumpkin made of sticks on a felt place mat works here for me...
This is right above the little table...I found it on sale at Joann's...
I've had this scarecrow and corn for years...he's made of a long branch...the perfect addition to the snake plant that is next to the front door....
Here's a big wooden pumpkin...our house is mostly stucco, but we have some big beams going down the front porch...perfect for hanging signs...
I don't know what it is about mats and rugs...I seem to collect a lot. When Don was helping me get the Fall items down in the garage...he said I had several Autumn mats...I like this one for now...
This is a stretched out piece of canvas on a metal frame that's starting to show some wear ...ahh...it makes it a bit rustic I guess...
This is the wall next to the porch...I had a geranium in this basket...it looked tired so I transplanted this grape ivy into the basket...
Here's a little flag on the other side of the driveway...the birdhouse keeps the flag secure...it gets pretty windy here...and the flags tend to blow right off the stand...it's weird because they're kind of hard to get off and on...this was the most attractive solution I could find to keep the flag on!
I couldn't leave without showing you a couple flowers...I have been gardening all morning...and these cone flowers are on the same plant...such different colors on one plant...
It's called Harvest... all the flowers come out in different Fall colors...
I hope you enjoyed your visit to our front porch...I will layer on a few more pots of mums and some pumpkins later when it starts to cool down a bit more. I have mums in pots in the back...they have a ways to go before I move them out here...they are resting in the shade right now...
Enjoy your day...I hope you are enjoying the wonderful Fall weather wherever you are!!

15 comments:

Traci said...

Very pretty! I wish we had fall. We have a few days of "fall like" weather but that's about it!!

Holly said...

I love how welcoming your porch is and tht bench is so pretty. Can't wait to see you this weekend!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hmmmm...I don't think your porch is as narrow as ours is ~ I don't think I could fit half that stuff on ours! Looks great Linda! And those coneflowers are gorgeous....our flowers are all spent - too many frosts and now hard freezes....We're only supposed to be in the 50's for highs the rest of this week. I don't know what it is, but those first days of cold seem colder than they otherwise do! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Yvette said...

Really pretty! This is my favorite time of year.

Christine said...

Linda everything looks lovely, ready to welcome fall!
I'd like some of your heat, please, if you could post some our way!
Enjoy!
Christine

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Looks as though you are ready----Me too!!!!

All your decorations are very festive---thanks for sharing.

Carolyn :)

Kris said...

So pretty and welcoming Linda! My porch is long and narrow too. Can't wait to see you at Blog Sugar!

Jo said...

Linda,YES!..Fall has fell round here,looks amazing too,love your decor.
~JO

mountain mama said...

oh pretty linda...love the stripes on the pillow! yay for fall!

Farmchick said...

Lovely fall decorating. I still have a bit of work to do here at the farmette!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Pretty Fall Pics ! I love Fall, it's my favorite time of the year.

deb said...

Your porch looks lovely as usual, always to festive no matter what the season, but fall is my fav!!!

Dhemz said...

you have a very nice place....happy fall! came here to pay a visit...thanks for dropping by!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Your porch is just adorable! I love your autumn decor. I am a new blogger and your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by my site and follow back! Many blessings to you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love all your fall things. I couldn't get in the mood here until the weather got cooler. It would be hard to feel like fall at 92 degrees! We are still having 70's and 80's during the day, but we've been as low as 40 at night!