Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcoming Fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors and of course the cool crisp air. 

Welcome to Bella Manor and Common Ground’s PORCH PARTY.  Debra has the most delightful and clever ideas, don’t you agree?

My mother always used to say that people’s first impression of you when they visited your home was your front porch.  Hers was always swept clean and decorated.  I failed miserably in that department this summer. 

I love my chippy vintage blue settee that sweet Hubby gave me for mother’s day. 

A Fall/Halloween pillow.  The flower is just pinned on so it can be removed after Halloween.  I just couldn’t resist the black!

My Raven.

I didn’t have an Edgar Allen Poe book.

But  I did have Edgar A. Guest!  HA! ":) 

Sorry, they’re not real.  I was afraid to put too much weight in my little basket.  I do love the little velvet pepper though.

My galvanized bucket.  These pumpkins ARE real.

I used some little terra cotta pots for filler.


These pics. don’t do these pretty snapdragons justice.  They almost glow orange and hot pink.


My porch is on the North side of the house, so nothing real will grow.  Thus the silk flowers.

I just had to show you this.

My crazy pumpkin vine.  A volunteer that appeared late this summer.  I’m sure I won’t have a single pumpkin this late in the year.  Too bad, look at all the blooms.

And they would have been from  pumpkins just like this little guy.

Well…..without the face anyway!  :)

Hope you enjoyed your tour. 

I’m off to do some visiting of my own.



  1. Nice Post, and porch, thanks for sharing!

  2. Your porch is so pretty and inviting. I love the blue metal bench!

    Happy Fall!


  3. Very nice pictures! I just remembered I have a galvanized tub on the back porch. I need to fill it. Yours looks great! Cute, cute bench your husband got for you. Love it.

  4. Girl you did a great job on your porch. Love it all, but that wire basket on the wall is fabulous, Just love it. and hey, I agree, somethimes you just have to use those faux babies instead of the real ones! Thanks for joining in, Denise, always love hearing from you!!

  5. Omigosh...I love your porch and your Fall display! Everything in there is perfect. The wire basket on the wall is gorgeous!!!

  6. Looks great love the bench the tub all the pumpkins I love everything about it!

  7. Just love the basket above the settee, brimming with Fall goodies! And what a clever vignette with the washtub....spade and all!!! Enjoyed my visit to your porch!

  8. Love the bench- what a sweet hubby! Great fall vingettes! and I love the doggie in the window!
    Tammy :-)
    a new follower....from Debra's VIF!

  9. What a Perfect Porch, Love the fall decor.... The Metal Settee & the Wire Basket Above are My Favorites~ Thanks for Sharing

  10. Love your porch! That galvanized bucket is terrific!!
    Great tour!

  11. Love it!! The basket is Fab, and I MUST find a raven like that. I love visiting Blogland during the "Holidays" So much wonderful inspiration!

  12. lol - we know what you mean about your mom & her porch...our mom's the same way!! Guess we don't use our front porch for ourselves too often...sometimes I walk out on mine to greet someone at the door & think...well, I think why haven't I been out to sweep it (fall is the time the squirls "have at it" with my planters & pumpkins....which means that dirt & pumpkin guts are ALL over!!)
    Anyway, Love the porch - you're mom would be proud!! (Especially love that flower on that pillow!)
    Have a great weekend!
    Karla & Karrie

  13. The porch looks great. Love all the pumpkins and such in the wall basket.

  14. Your front porch is inspiring! I usually do more than I have this year. You're motivating me! Your dog looks so cute looking out the window too :-)

  15. I love it all! ESPECIALLY that settee! I am your newest fan! ;)

  16. I love the raven and the Edgar Guest book! Too cute galvanized bucket with pumpkins and terra cotta pots! I am going to sweep my porch now, lol!

  17. Your front porch looks beautiful. So well done - love the basket hanging on the wall! Also - great job on that slipcover. That's a huge undertaking and it looks really nice!

  18. I just found your blog this weekend and have so enjoyed reading it. Your writing, decorating and YOU are all so lovely. Most blogs I stop by, check out the photos and smile, but your writing is so friendly and open I feel like I met a new friend. Thanks for sharing.

  19. You did such a great job! All we have are some dying impatiens and one crappy scarecrow. You have inspired me! I love the raven the most! XX!

  20. yes I did enjoy the tour! gorgeous. Your home is just lovely, what a talent you have!



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