Monday, September 28, 2009

More Fall Porch Decorating


I love the pumpkins and mums on the porch above. So easy, but so pretty. You could do this in an afternoon. Most grocery stores have mums already in a decorative pot - just purchase and place! And they have their pumpkins now, too.

And if you are a little more ambitious, how about scooping out your pumpkin and using it as the planter for your mums! This is so cute on the stone ledge. It would be cute along a deck railing or on your patio table, too.


Or add some ornamental kale to the mix!


Ok, so my front porch doesn't look as good as the inspirational pictures above.

Remember this little boxwood I planted for my front porch re-do in the summer? It was supposed to turn into this . . . Well, now it looks like this. Yeah, I killed it. So you see why I needed the inspirational pictures from Better Homes and Gardens.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall Porch Decorating

I am hoping this weekend to do a little fall spruce-up of my front porch. I love the urn above - just get a big pumpkin from the grocery store and stick some fall foliage around it - either real from your trees, or silk from your Hobby Lobby.

And I love the chair below - a tumble of pumpkins and gourds. Doesn't that look great? The pumpkins stacked in the urn are cute, too. Or you could stack pumpkins in a bird bath. bh&g

I am so glad fall is finally here. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

100 Days Till Christmas!

Just a few pictures to get you in the mood!
Go to and sign up for their 100 Days of Holidays newsletter. It starts in about a week. Every day for the 100 days from now through New Years they will email you a link to slide shows and other great inspiration on their site.
Let the countdown begin!