Step ladders aren't just for getting the Tupperware off the top shelf anymore.
They're also decorative!
I bought this step ladder a few weeks ago at a garage sale, put it on the porch and decorated it for Halloween.
I have this vignette sitting right outside of my living room door so I can see it from both inside and out. As a matter of fact, I am looking at it right now.
I added my can of unknown purpose which I bought last weekend at the Springfield Antique Show and Extravaganza.
Gas can, maybe?
I purchased these metal spiders years ago at a craft fair and wish I would have picked up more of them.
They always find a way into my fall decor. Sometimes clinging to a hay bale, sometimes just climbing up random items on the porch.
Casper appears to be terrified of them!
My coleus is still alive and kicking, but will probably wither away at first frost.
In past years, I had been cutting these blooms off as soon as they appeared, because I buy coleus more for the foliage rather than the flowers. But this year I have been keeping them on the plant. They are actually sort of pretty.
Speaking of flowers, I am a sucker for mums. I can't walk into the garden center without walking out with one.
The lighter yellow/orange one (Golden Cheryl) isn't blooming at the same rate as the darker orange ones (Hannah Orange). So my expected explosion of rich fall colors hasn't quite happened yet.
Tell me, are you done with your fall outdoor decorating or do you wait until closer to Halloween? Or skip it all together?
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Awesome photo's. Love those metal spiders and your Coleus is gorgeous.
Your Halloween step ladder is so much fun. Love the metal spiders and the cute pumpkin. I'm ready for mums too and need to go to the garden center. I always love how mums have girl's names. I have a bronze one one named Tabitha that I planted in the yard.
Love your porch, Pam!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
You do the best decorating! I just love your style and I love your finds at yard sales and thrift stores!
Have a great week!
the vintage wren
Thanks for giving me a great idea for using the little ladder I was going to remove from my studio. I love what you've done for fall. No decorating going on around here...yet. Hopefully soon...I better get myself in gear or the holiday will just pass me by. Hugs-Carrie
I would leave with those gorgeous mums, too!!! Awesome color! Love the fun Halloween porch decor!!!
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Your porch looks great with lots of different items used for decoration. I am always impressed with your creativity, Pam. Love those coleus, too.------Shannon
Lovin' your front porch, Pam! To think you could have bought MY ladder! LOL Your mums will pop open soon enough. My big ones are so wet, they are drooping and leaving gaps in the top. Not attractive.... I'll put out Halloween stuff the middle of Oct. I'm so late getting autumn things out this week. Talk soon, are you going to the French Hen Farm sale? I'll be there Fri. -the husband is off and wants to go. ♥ Sue
Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic
I love your porch display, esp the ladder and spiders. I've just bought pumpkins, a bundle of cornstalks, and mums so far, haven't had time to do any real decorating.
Probably won't get to either. 🙁
Cathy @My 1929 Charmer
Love the simplicity of the porch, and wish you had bought-en more of those ants, because I would of begged you for one. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and liking my "trash to nightstand" post. Like your blog so, I Facebooked you!