Sunday, October 3, 2010

Getting the Front Porch Ready for Fall

I had a few minutes to spare today so after church, I stopped by a garden shop to buy some mums and other plants. I did some fall decorations in the front porch.
I am linking with Susan for Met Monday at
and Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

I added some mums in my trike planter near the door.

This is the "Before" mosaic.

and the "After".

Not really that much change, is there. Can you spot them?

I replaced the basket of flowers with this welcome sign.

I moved the lanterns closer to the door and added mums on the tricycle planter and petunias in the iron planter.

I sat my Fall dolls on the rocking chairs.

I placed my lighted Halloween house on the tea cart and placed orange candles in the lantern on a small mosaic rooster table.

Here's a full view of the front porch.

I placed a potted mum on the ceramic drum.

An iron basket full of pumpkins and squash and a bunny planter.

I have been wanting to stain that bamboo table but I can never find time. It's really getting faded.

I like all the different colors of mums.

And finally. I took a picture of the tea cart tonight.

Thank you all for stopping by and thanks Susan and Marty for hosting. Now I am heading off to see the other participants.


Kerri Deitsch said...

First! I love seeing you get the house set for fall, I am just starting to think about it and it's inspiring for me! It's been so hot here that I am afraid that I am missing all the best stuff at Homegoods because I just don't feel focused on fall yet! I can't wait to see all these decorations up close! I am having a Halloween party so you'll need to help me come up with great food! See you soon! Love to you both!

gena said...

Love it - everything looks so cozy and welcoming !

thanks for sharing,

Gloria said...

Everything looks so pretty, Christine. You truly do have an eye for putting together beautiful little vignettes. Happy Fall!

Anonymous said...

wow this is my first time to see your front yard, it looks grand and spacious. I can stay there for the whole day while reading.

Susan said...

Your front porch is so cute~~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, it looks great. You know I love your plantation style porch.

Anonymous said...

Morning, Beautiful Christine! Oh, your porch is gorgeous. It's like mine that it spreads the length of the house. But I have nothing on mine. I'm so ashamed. I could sure use some pointers from your post! You make everything so pretty! I love the two sitting areas and all your accessories.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very cute Christine. Your front porch is wonderful! I love that basket of pumpkins and such with the bunny beside it! It's so very festive and fallish now!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty. I meant to get a pumpkin or 2 and some Fall flowers for my court yard Sat., but remembered after I got back home. I have those same topiaries. :D
Have a great week.

Verna Luga said...

this is so pretty ... I love the color combination .... thanks Christine for dropping by On This Side of Town

SmilingSally said...

You're all set, Christine.

That Gator store is in Gainesville, close to Walmart.

Traci said...

Everything looks great. I plan to pick up pumpkins & mums sometime this week.

Sue said...

What a cute Halloween house. I also really like the mums in the clever. It is beginning to look a lot like fall at your house!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful porch, Christine! Love all the warm brick! Your fall decor is just adorable and oh so welcoming! Great job! :) Happy MM to you!

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

What a pretty porch you have! I love that its wide enough to house all that furniture without looking cramped/crowded. And I like all your fall touches.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Fall front porch, Christine!

Dolores said...

Your front porch is so welcoming and comfortable looking too. Your fall decorations look perfect...

Olive said...

Love the tricycle planter!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, I absolutely love your porch. It is wonderful. You have the cutest accessories. Love your little scarecrow dolls and your tricycle is the cutest. I really like all of the pretty vignettes you'e created on all the tables. I would love to sit here and visit with you and watch the world go by. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbiedoos said...

Looking great Christine. What I notice more and more about your style, is that you can mix a lot of different ones together and make it all come together beautifully. Not a lot of people can pull that off:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks very welcoming. I haven't even begun to think about decorations!

susan said...

Christine-I so love front porches! Yours is beautiful! I love the tricycle planter and the bunny. Hope you are getting some of this lovely cooler weather too :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful front porch! I like all your accessories, and the cute little scarecrows!


DesignTies said...

Your front porch is beautiful, and you've done a wonderful job dressing it up for fall :-) The Mums add such a great burst of colour, and your bike and bunny planters are so charming :-)


the cape on the corner said...

seriously, what an amazing porch! but the little pumpkins on the table are my favorite part!

thanks so much for your comment, i am super excited by how it looks with my spooly decor. i keep going in there just to look at my set up, lol!

Denise C said...

Your porch looks great - both the before and after! I love your trike planter - fabulous! And the turquoise pot in it - oh my. I am always drawn to that color.

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Ohhhh...your porch is autumny delcious, Christine! I just love how you did the seating areas...little vignettes all within themselves! I love your vintage looking tricycle...and the mums are so pretty! I really like how you did the vignettes around the tall topiaries at the door! Sooo pretty! I think your porch and the entrance of your beautiful home is simply fabulous! Sooo very warm and inviting to all who enter!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us, sweet friend!

Love ya,

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