Back then I was all excited to do decorating for the seasons and sort of went all out. This year it's much more laid back. And honestly, anything that I put out for fall will have to be put away again and that in itself is a drawback to me.
So I just added a few key fall items to my summer porch and called it a day.
The planters on either side of the door are what I had planted in May. They each have two Electric Lime Coleus with one Purple Fountain Grass plant in the middle. Sort of like a grass sandwich. But you don't have to eat it.
Gourds that I picked up at the farm market are sitting in my planter box along with a lid to an apple basket.
Normally, I am not a fan of warty things, but I just love these bumpy gourds.
The rocking chairs and pillows have stayed the same.
I have added the clay pumpkin. Because, of course, I didn't have that out all summer. That would just be silly.
The cornstalks were a huge splurge this year. I have a hard time spending money on something that I could just as easily grab from a nearby cornfield. I mean there are probably 14 bazillion cornstalks in a square mile radius of us. But that would be stealing. So I bought them at the farm market for $5.95 per stalk.
I really do love the look of the cornstalks on the porch pillars though.
I added a mum in an apple basket to the porch for a shot of fall color
along with my vintage 1950's Structo dump truck.
The scale of the pumpkins is a little too large for this truck, but you'll just have to imagine they were grown at the nuclear power plant.
Hope you are enjoying your fall. Indian summer has hit Ohio and it should be a wonderful weekend to get out and enjoy the last of the warmth before the snow starts flying.