Fall On The Porch

I’ve got another gigantic post for you today. Go let the dog out, grab yourself a cup of coffee and settle on in.

Because it’s my annual fall front porch post, people!

No just throwing a mum on the porch and calling it a day. Oh no, if the neighbors aren’t thinking that I’ve gone a tad nutso, then I haven’t done my job.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com


Before I get too far into this fall festiveness – If you are here to see my fall home tour, you can take a peek at it HERE. You are more than welcome to come sit on my porch and have a look around too, of course.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

First of all, you will notice that my gigantic pumpkin that miraculously appeared in our compost pile this year is NOT on the porch.

Still trying to figure out how to get him out of the compost and on display. Anyone have a backhoe?

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

And yes, that is a fern you see on my fall porch.

It was still looking so pretty that I couldn’t stand to get rid of it yet. Let’s just pretend I live in the South instead of in Ohio.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

I put the wreath that I made a few weeks ago on the wall of the porch. We sort of have that empty space just sitting there and it begs to have something fill it up.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

Besides, it’s so 2012 to actually put your wreath on your door.

Last year, I looked for these tall bushel baskets everywhere and I couldn’t beg, borrow or steal one. This year I was practically tripping over them at every yard sale I went to.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

I made the chevron burlap pillow covers from fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. I actually used a sewing machine this time. No iron on Stitch Witchery stuff or staples. A real, honest to goodness, plug in the wall sewing machine!

I potted up some cabbage in a rusty bucket that I bought at a barn sale in June.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

And some kale. I think it’s kale?

I’m not good with my veggie identification, but it looks too frilly to be called cabbage.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

So, that’s the porch in a very big nutshell.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

When I came to the garage, I tied it into the porch by using more cornstalks and some mums.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

The rusty metal pumpkin rounds out the vignette.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

See that tiny little apple placed so strategically beside Mr. Happy? It just magically fell out of the tree and rolled over there when I was taking the close up. Sort of a gift from Mother Nature.

Gosh, while I’m blathering on about outside decor, I might as well show you the back porch.

Fall porch decor with cornstalks, DIY wreath, and chevron pillows @ houseofhawthornes.com

Yeah, not a lot to see out here. I’ve pretty much just bunched all my plants together by the back door and put away all the furniture and doodads.

But you can see this area from the inside of the house, so I like to have a little something something out here.

You can time travel back in time (or back to the future) and visit previous fall porch posts by clicking on these photos:

Fall-Porch-2015

Fall front porch decor

Fall porch decor with a vintage touch @ houseofhawthornes.com
Fall porch decor with a vintage touch @ houseofhawthornes.com

Whew, I’m off to take a nap now!

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Keep in mind most of the items on my porch were found at estate sales and thrift stores, so these are similar but not exact matches to the real thing!

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Comments

  1. says

    It’s all very pretty! We built a scarecrow (which I’ll have on my blog Friday.) He keeps scaring ME – I keep seeing it out of the corner of my eye and thinking there’s a dude lurking in my yard. I’m a dork. :)
    Your corn shocks look great, I might have to get some. Take care!
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  2. says

    @Anonymous – I bought the rockers at Walmart probably two years ago when they were on clearance at the end of the summer. The have held up really really well and I only paid around $49 for each of them (still a lot of money for something on the porch, but a lot cheaper than other ones I looked at).

  3. says

    Your porch & all your vignettes are so pretty! In the second photo, I admired the Pee gee hydrangea that looks like it is reaching for the rocking chair–but it isn’t in any of the other pix–what happened? Please tell me I’m not loony! ;-D

  4. says

    I always look forward to your porch posts. I’m going to have to steal your bushel basket idea. I have two in the garage just waiting for something magical to happen. I’m feeling behind. Not a single pumpkin or cornstalk in sight at our house and it’s nearly October!

  5. says

    Pam your porch looks fantastic! You really nailed the details. The olive bucket with mum is perfect. Your wreath is gorgeous. I am so glad that I have been following your blog.

    Cynthia

  6. says

    @Merri Jo – It’s actually a Limelight hydangea, but the blooms left on it this time of year tend to be smaller than normal. You can sort of see that one bloom in the last full porch photo where I talk about “in a nutshell”, but I have no idea why you can’t see it in the photo two below that one. The photos were only taken a few minutes apart. I wonder if it was extra windy at that point.

  7. says

    What a lovely and welcoming porch!
    Yes, the plant you mention as being kale, is indeed and Ornamental Kale. Leave it outside and the colder it gets the more color it will have in it. Until, of course it freezes and turns to mush.
    Aren’t you glad you asked? :)

  8. says

    This level of porch nutso is good. Love the cabbages. I would need a prescription anti anxiety agent to plug in a sewing machine. The pillow is wonderful with the black rockers. xo, olive

  9. Anonymous says

    Wal-Mart for the black rockers! That is great. Have you had to re-paint them since you purchased? That is one of the problems I keep reading about is the paint chipping on the outdoor rockers and not holding up during certain weather conditions.

  10. says

    @Anonymous I haven’t repainted them. So far no chips either. Last year we put them in the garage in the fall and winter though. The previous year was really mild here so we left them out all year. I think you would just not want them to get really wet a lot, since they are wooden.

  11. says

    Pam, your porch is all decked out for the season and has plenty of curb appeal, I’d say! I got out today and swept the debris from our birch trees off the steps for my fall spruce up. Does that count?

  12. says

    Your Fall decorations are looking just great, Pam. I am loving how your porch looks. I know that I am ready now to start hauling my Fall stuff out and am ready to embrace it. You did a wonderful job and I am going to check the home tour. xo Diana

  13. says

    Pam you’ve done yourself proud again. Your porch looks amazing and oh so pretty and festive for the season. You always make it look so effortless on of these years I am but able to polish up my outdoor decorating skills in an effort to get somewhere close to your talent. Love it all.

  14. says

    This is my kind of decorating! Love the chevron fabric pillows- great job and they catch the eye nicely! The corn stalks look great up against the house and yes that is kale. I used some in my display too. The fern looks great- a splash of green keeps it colorful! The colander on the wreath is too cute.

  15. says

    Your porch looks great! I love the fern with the pumpkins and corn stalks! I don’t usually like chevron but love the color of yours and they look great on the black rockers! You knocked it out of the ball park with your fall decor. Just perfect! I guess I’m stuck in a time warp because I have a fall flat basket hung on my front door. Of course I don’t have a huge gigantic porch like you do!

  16. Anonymous says

    I just found your site on Pinterest. I love your porch colors that you used, but I truely would like to know the color the house is painted. We are looking at a country home with a front porch, but house color is really what caught my eye. Tell me if you can.

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