Sunday, October 2, 2011

Front Porch in Autumn, 2011

I did not think I would be able to post tonight because we just arrived from Pensacola and I had to unload the vehicle and unpack, and then my internet service was not working. It finally just came back on so I decided to go ahead and post our front porch. I took the pictures before we left last Friday. I created this basket by just adding some fall colored leaves and flowers and inserted a few pumpkins and then added a small witch and a word saying "Wicked".

Our house is elevated on a hill so I had to go down a little to be able to take a photo of the front porch.

This is the left part. I bought the red wooden tool box for $6 from the other vendor at the store and filled it with more fall stuff and candles.

This is the center.

I added some pots with mums to make it more welcoming. The orange ones are not even open yet.

This is the right side with 2 rockers. I placed a white pumpkin on the table and it lights up at night.

I had the gardener plant the yellow lantanas last Wednesday. I am eventually going to have the Asian jasmine taken out from the front of the porch and replace them with more colorful plants and flowers.

Janie of Blondie's Journal gave me this jug when she and her hubby came to visit over a year ago. Love it, thanks again, Janie! It moves in the house a lot and I decided to take it out for this fall.

Here's another pumpkin that lights up. I think these orange mums will be so pretty after they completely open up.

I love the bright yellow mums!

I added this faux pumpkin that I just bought from our Pensacola trip this weekend on the table. It lights up too. I like the little witch window.

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Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

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Liz'Autumn Arrives Party at

Thanks to all our hostesses!

And thanks to y'all for coming by!

Hope you are enjoying this cooler weather.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Christine, I just love this post!
Beautiful Autumn,love, that basket!
And your front porch looks so charming and ready for Autumn!

KathyB. said...

Your porch is welcoming and definitely shows off autumn's colors. I would love to share a cup of tea with you on this front porch.

Jojo said...

Your porch is amazing!! I've done no fall decorating to date but you've inspired me to get some fall decor on the door!

Susan said...

Your porch is so awesome. I love how you made little vignettes all across the porch. The tool box is so pretty with the candles.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Fall door basket Christine. I love your front porch!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine love all your fall touches I especially love the shot looking out your front door! Your neighborhood is beautiful! What a pretty basket on the front door too:) Martina

Unknown said...

Lovely fall front porch.
Love the tool box.
Thanks for stopping by my pink acorns blog post.
Have a great week.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Very pretty, Christine! That basket is *to die for* :D

Sweet Meanderings said...

Your house is just beautiful! I love your fall decor.

Barb said...

Christine, your porch is so cozy and inviting. Love all the plants and flowers and Fall decor. How wonderful it would be to sit out there with a cup of tea. Lovely!!

Barb ♥

Unknown said...

Very Nice!

Kim, USA said...

Cristine I love your front porch decoration. You don't have snow there? I like to imitate your door hanging basket ^_^ Happy Monday!

Yellow Rose

Sue said...

What an absolutely warm and inviting front porch, Christine! Everything looks wonderful. The red toolbox is a fun vignette. I really like the shot of the yard looking out from your open front door! :-) Sue

Marie said...

Super - super cute! I love it all!


bj said...

Dear Christiney...every single thing you touch turns out sooo pretty. I adore your welcoming and warm front porch. Your house is just looks like you are all ready for Autumn..all you will need to do is insert a witch somewhere and you'll be set for Halloween. :))

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like fall, I love the garden seat and the tool caddy with all the goodies. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love everything Christine.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have worked so hard, and it all looks so fallish! Now, you just need to hop on a plane and come help me in Florida! :-)

Very festive, Christine. I'm ready to come sit on your porch and visit.



Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your front porch Fall decor is just so warm and inviting!! I would love to sit there with a cup of Tea for a spell...
And it is so sunny there!! we have had rain for weeks it seems.... One sunny day and then days of clouds and rain....


Robin said...

Your front porch is as charming as the rest of your house! Nice touches and when the mums open it will be even better. If you see my post you will see I'm a big fan of a basket on the front door.

Robin Flies South

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What else can I say but always is! You did a beautiful job decorating for Fall!

Donna said...

Love the basket on your door! Your front porch is gorgeous with all the fall decor. I bought mums yesterday and need to put them on my porch.


You're so talented Christine, I love the work you did arranging that adorable basket! Your entire home looks perfect for fall, love the photographs! Your porch also looks wonderful and inviting. Have a super week. FABBY

Debbiedoos said...

Your porch is Fallified. Looks so pretty. I wish mums lasted longer.

Sarah said...

Christine, your porch looks like an inviting spot for relaxing on an autumn day. Your fall touches are lovely. ~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your porch is beautiful I love the size of it and the beautiful brick. Your seating area is wonderful and the decor is so fun. I love the box with all the pumpkins and foliage on the coffee table. Your basket for the front door is gorgeous. Adding the witch is just so fun. You definitely have a beautiful and inviting porch. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Traci said...

It all looks so good. I really like basket on the door. I think mums are so pretty but for some reason I cannot keep them alive. I love lantana!

deborah said...

What a beautiful home! How lucky to have such a large porch to decorate! So welcome and inviting! I found you over at the bunny hop.

Maggie said...

Fall has certainly arrived at Christine's house!
I really like everything that you've pulled together to make the front of your home look so welcoming this season.
Great pix!

Geneva said...

I would never leave that porch! You did a beautiful job... thank you for taking the time to post all these lovely pictures!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You porch looks amazing. I love it!
Really like the rooster pot. After we had some beautiful pots with sago palms stollen we don't put anything out in front anymore :(

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