There’s a fall outdoor decor party over at Rhoda’s place today which was the perfect kick in the pants I needed to spruce up our porch for the season. I wanted something simple, but then foolishly declared I was using only white and green pumpkins on the porch this year. Then I was told after a dozen phone calls to vendors that “there are no white or green Cinderella pumpkins this early”. So then I just used faux instead and it all worked out.
Shades of purple and green dominate with scattered potted perennials and purple mums, I also added tall willow branches inside the mums for height.
This year’s fall wreath is an adaptation of my spring willow wreath – I recycled it and wedged in some preserved green oak leaves from the supermarket, white berry stems, and a few pinecones. Boom. It’s what I call my “ten minutes because I’m tired and the kids have soccer practice” fall wreath.
Tall purple fountain grasses sit next to purple mums filled with tall willow branches.