Fall Front Porch

Sometimes when you are blogging, you tend to go a little overboard in decorating. Things get a little over the top and the next thing you know you’re building a full size replica of Lizzie Borden’s parlor on your front porch for Halloween. It’s just a hazard of the job.

So in the middle of shopping for a Lizzie period dress, I came to the realization that I just wanted to do a typical non-blogging-Pam front porch. Nothing too over the top and nothing that will make cars passing on the street stop and gawk.

Lizzie with a hatchet would have surely made a few cars stop. Some with lights and sirens on them.

So this is my sweet and simple, laid-back fall porch.

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Other than the bowl of apples, damn you Gala apples, the rest of the stuff will sit on my porch until after Thanksgiving.

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

This humongo pumpkin is my favorite thing on the porch. It has got to be close to 100 pounds.

Normally it would be one of those instance where I would want to try to see how it looks on each side of the door and then move it an inch this way and then an inch that way.

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

But after my husband and I managed to somehow actually get it up onto the porch and I asked my husband to scooch it over an inch or two and I got the look (i.e. no one is going to get a hernia over this stupid pumpkin), it just stayed where we dropped it.

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Yep, looks good there!

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com

Lizzie and her parents will have to wait until next year for their debut.

Fall front porch decorating ideas including a HUGE pumpkin - from houseofhawthornes.com



Previous posts related to this year’s Fall front porch:

Fall Planter Box (aka a pool noodle does double duty)
A Bushel And A Peck (making my new bushel basket look more vintage)
Simple Sundays (my love affair with Golden Delicious apples)

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Comments

  1. says

    It does look great there and big. You know the saying, ” The bigger the better!” You did a great job and not to over the top. So, what’s the decor plan for Thanksgiving? Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. School is very challenging this year. Tired.. tired… and tired.
    Have a great Wednesday!
    xxx Liz

  2. says

    Your porch looks great! The humongous pumpkin is my favorite part too. Maybe you should carve it when Halloween gets closer…the stem could be a nose. Boy, wouldn’t that be a job?!

  3. says

    I absolutely love your sweet and simple porch! And I know exactly what you mean… sometimes it is easy to feel like we have to do more but I often have to remind myself that the look I really like IS simple. Wow… that is a huge pumpkin! I have to be careful every time I drive past the farmer’s market that I keep my eye on the road instead of looking at all the gigantic pumpkins! :-)

  4. says

    Pam, what can I say? You had me at Lizzie Borden. First I was nodding then I was smiling and when I got to your husband’s “look” I was laughing. I can SO relate to this post. And I love your porch, BTW, much more calm and peaceful looking than Lizzie’s parlor. I’m your new follower, thanks for stopping by Gwen Moss blog. Glad to meet you.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  5. says

    Pam,
    Your Fall porch is wonderful. I am like you… I usually only put a couple of things out – a black cat and a few carved pumpkins. Wherever did you get that gorgeous pumpkin? It’s so bright and big. I hope you are enjoying the Fall days. Your house looks very nice. Do you know one of my favorite things to look at are front porches? I want to get a pumpkin like that now for my porch.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. says

    I think it all looks lovely although I thought that giant pumpkin might be inflatable. It is BIG. Your husband might not want to move it an inch here or there but I can promise you my husband would have refused getting it in the car, let alone up on the porch!

  7. says

    That is one big butt pumpkin, Pam! I bet that cost you an arm and a leg. lol Cute porch decorating… I would kill to have a place to set a table, some chairs, and lots of plants! Maybe the next house…. Hope to see you at Rural Society today! Yup… I’m already up so we can get an early start!

  8. says

    I hope you took that beautiful bowl inside! A bowl like that is the one thing of my mom’s that the four sisters will probably fight over!

    Very peaceful back porch. I could sit and read a long book there.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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