October 6, 2011

Fall Front Porch 2011

I have really scaled back in what I am doing inside and out for fall decor this year. I don't know, but I think I sort of got burned out by being a new blogger last year.

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.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

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.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com


Gourds that I picked up at the farm market are sitting in my planter box along with a lid to an apple basket.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

Normally, I am not a fan of warty things, but I just love these bumpy gourds.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

The rocking chairs and pillows have stayed the same.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

I have added the clay pumpkin. Because, of course, I didn't have that out all summer. That would just be silly.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

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.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

I added a mum in an apple basket to the porch for a shot of fall color

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

along with my vintage 1950's Structo dump truck.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

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.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

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.

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com

Fun fall front porch decor - from houseofhawthornes.com


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49 comments:

  1. Your fall front porch looks wonderful! Love the cornstalks!

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  2. Your porch looks amazing. You did a great job for someone who really didn't want to do it in the first place. LOL!

    I just love your truck. It's such a great addition.

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  3. The truck full of pumpkins is adorable!

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  4. Your house is just adorable. Love that porch. The little truck and it's pumpkins......I feel the same about cornstalks.(Like I would be stealing.)

    Are you going tomorrow. I am going to try to be there early. I hope I run into you.
    And next week-end.....will you be going?
    So much fall goodness going on. Love the temps and the colors and the pumpkins.

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  5. Everything looks wonderful! I think simple makes a bigger impact!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    ~Dan~

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  6. Wow... fabulous decorating for fall. I got out 3 faux pumpkins and thats it lol.....

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  7. You did wonderful..if this is scaling back!!

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  8. You have such a cute & welcoming home! Such nice outdoor fall decor you have done! The dump truck with the pumpkins is adorable! :-)

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  9. I think it looks great! I would love to see what the all-out looked like. I can't believe what those cornstalks cost you! I could have made a small fortune if I could charge that out here.

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  10. Your porch is just delightful. I especially like the 1950's Structo dump truck. Everything is so cozy. Makes me want to join on the front porch.

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  11. I told your BIL that I was wondering where you were yesterday and now I know, you were decorating your porch. It is so cute and inviting - Nice Job!!!

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  12. It looks like you did a lot to me!!! Love the cornstalks and that truck!!!

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  13. I think it looks perfect Pam! Just enough!~Hugs, Patti

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  14. LOL! I love the truck with the pumpkins from the nuclear plant! :-) Your porch is lovely...just right!

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  15. You did great Pam! Just the right touch of Fall. Love the little truck, too cute!

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  16. The porch looks great Pam! This seems to be a very good year for the warty gourds and pumpkins, they're so cool:@)

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  17. Your pictures are gorgeous! I love the warty gourds... So nice to find your blog as well.
    Hugs Rosemary...

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  18. Nice job on your porch - it's beautiful!

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  19. Your porch is super cute! I love all the touches of fall.

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  20. Looks great the way it is. If you scaled down its still beautiful. And as I am sure everyone will tell you, that truck is fantastic! I also made myself sick with debating on paying $6 for 3 cornstalks (that's $18 worth of flea-market money that's going to be gone on the day after Thanksgiving!) but in the end, the porch turned out really nice so it was worth it.

    Amber

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  21. Love your autumn decor. The colors just pop!

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  22. I did the same thing last year and went ALL OUT with Fall and Halloween so I would have those fabulous photos for my blog. Scaled back and am enjoying a little more simplicity this year. And that is really okay! By the way, I love the toy truck filled with tiny punkins...too cute!

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  23. Sometimes simple is just as beautiful. I understand about getting it all out and putting it all away. I still have not done the inside yet. love the little truck

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  24. Your porch is just beautiful, Pam! It is so welcoming, I would love to sit out there and visit with you! Love the pumpkins in the truck...I'll have to visit the power plant and get a few for my truck, too lol!

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  25. I adore your home!!! The style is so country and beautiful!! I used to plant coleus and purple grass all the time. Love that old truck.
    You mean you couldn't knock on some old farmer's door and ask for some corn? Lol!

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  26. Oh I love it...just the right amount! Thank you for giving me the idea with the old truck...I'm going to get Mr.CC's out and play with it...well really decorate with it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. The porch looks beautiful!! Anything more would almost be over the top. Nice job!

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  28. Looks great--I am a bit behind on my decorating. May have to borrow your truck idea. too cute.

    Melinda

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  29. Are you kidding? You decorated plenty! Your house looks GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I love EVERYTHING you have there, it's perfect. You have just enough stuff and it looks wonderful.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  30. Love it all! The little tuck s great!! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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  31. It's so perfect Pam! I wish I had that great front porch. The Vintage truck adds to the charm. Have a great weekend.
    xxx Liz

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  32. Looks beautiful! I love the truck full of pumpkins

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  33. Getting set for the Halloween huh! I love how you arranged everything on your front porch. Are those real vegetables? Or they're all made of plastic?

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  34. Hi Pam, thanks for visiting my blog. Your front porch looks so inviting!
    Karee

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  35. Love your porch! The truck is a cute idea! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  36. I think the clincher for your pretty porch is the little metal truck filled with mini pumpkins! So adorable, Pam. I'll talk to ya soon. ~ Sue

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  37. Thank you for visiting and following Red Rose Alley. I love your front Fall porch, and the orange mums are beautiful. The truck with the pumpkins are so cute, and adds a special touch. I will be back to visit with you often, and I hope you have a fun Fall weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  38. pam, i am just stunned at your pretty fall porch. This is not the first times you have given me inspirations. thanks bunches girl.
    blessings,
    rebecca

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  39. Pam, the porch looks great and so does THE NEW ROOF!!! The little truck full o'punkins is just perfect. andrea@townandprairie

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  40. Why is it that every year I can't decorate my porch the same for Fall?? Crazy....it is! Love that truck filled with nucular pumpkins...that is the cutest Pam!
    Enjoy your day :)

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  41. Your porch looks fantastic. I just adore the added truck!

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  42. I so love the porch and that truck is just perfect! You have such a beautiful home!
    Love,
    Sue

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  43. Very cute, Pam! I agree, the corn stalks look perfect on the pillars. The mum, gourds and pumpkins add a pop of fall color. And those 2 black rockers look spectacular on your porch! And they go well with the Halloween theme, too. :-)

    -Pam

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  44. I'm your newest follower and hope you will follow me, too. I'm also loving your great porch and fun decor. I spotted the truck immediately. It looks terrific with the pumpkins in it. Thanks for the fun, Helen

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