October 5, 2011
Well, it is finally done. Nothing like a series of link parties to kick my booty in gear for the autumn season. Sarah is hosting the final get together, so I added some autumn touches to the front porch. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this season!
I’m completely embracing all of the fall hues this year with no regard for one color and no playing favorites. Bring on the all the harvest colors I say ~ burgundy, yellow, orange, green, and aubergine. No muted or monotone color palette this year, I felt like throwing all of them together. Hey, if the rug can do it, shucks, so can I.
I swapped out the white iron benches that have sat on the porch for years for my wine barrel side tables. I’m in a ‘use what you’ve got’ kind of mood and these came from the outdoor cabana which we retired due to the oncoming rains. The cabana will return next year, so I made use of the half barrels on the porch instead ~ how very harvesty of me.
I made a trip to the local pumpkin patch for some fairytale pumpkins and picked up a few more mini gourds at the local market.
Some lanterns from Lowes I found in summer are suspended from the overhang, we will light them up when visitors come over and on Halloween night! On the door is my simple autumn berry wreath.
Hey guess what? Remember when I painted the front door and threshold? Well that threshold is holding up great! There are a few minor scratches, but no touch ups to date – so far so good. There’s hope for any of you who want to change the color of yours if the mood strikes.
I forget what those whitish plants under the pumpkin are called, but they’re still thriving even though the summer annuals are gone, so I just plopped the big ol’ pumpkin in there for now. I’m thinking I’ll carve some spooky eyes peeking out for Halloween night…mooo ha ha.
I mentioned the rug earlier, it’s been around for awhile. I picked it up two years ago at Pier One, and bring it out every autumn. You can see it in this porch scene with pumpkin topiaries from 2009 and under last year’s magnolia leaf wreath.
This rounds up all the fall decorating for the link parties ~ be sure to see all the fall mantels at Layla’s, door decor at Rhoda’s, and visit the fall crafts gallery with over 400 inspirational links, wow.
Linking up to Sarah’s Outdoor Ideas Party !
Wishing you all a lovely autumn season.
Happy Fall Y’all !!