October 2, 2012

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.




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


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.


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.


Yep, looks good there!



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

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)

And last year's Fall front porch:

Fall Front Porch 2011



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31 comments:

  1. It looks great. The apples wouldn't last half an hour on my porch if I left them there. The squirrels would take them, or at least gnaw them.

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  2. very fallish and well done.. creativity with a LightHand is all the better, to me.

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  3. Looks great, that giant pumpkin is the best!

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  4. I noticed the huge pumpkin right away! And yep, looks like the perfect spot to me too:@)

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  5. The big pumpkin looks great right where it is, as does everything else!

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  6. Uh Pam, your pumpkin is obese. Just thought you should be told. The porch is utterly charming. Please fly down and do something with mine. It is bare. xo, olive

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  7. Lovely porch and that is some big pumpkin there, love it!

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  8. 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

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  9. Pretty and so welcoming! What a huge pumpkin!

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  10. Wow, what a pumpkin, love the bright orange color sitting on your beautiful porch and the bench is great too.

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  11. I'm completely smitten with your large-in-charge pumpkin. She's a beaut. A lovely fall front porch. The blanket is the perfect touch.

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  12. 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?!

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  13. Great porch! Love the items you gathered for the season!

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  14. It's perfect. Not too much....just enough.
    D

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  15. Your porch looks really great. Very tastefully done. The giant pumpkin is the perfect touch.

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  16. 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! :-)

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  17. That pumpkin is going to stop at least a few cars...hopefully the ones without lights and sirens!!!
    You did a great job!!!

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  18. 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)

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!

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  21. Your porch looks so pretty! That big pumpkin is just fabulous! Love the decor on the bench! Everything looks so pretty together!

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  22. Hi Pam! You won the $50 Amazon gift card at 2805!

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  23. 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!

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  24. Pam, your photo collage is really nice!

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  25. You 100 lb. pumpkin is gorgeous!!! And perfect just where it's at.

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  26. Your porch is just beautiful. Simple and beautiful. That is a gorgeous pumpkin!!

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  27. Just popped over here from the Inspired Room and I love your porch (with or without the fall decor!).

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  28. 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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