My Alpine Home

Thursday, September 5, 2013

FALL-ow the Rust

Well, it’s that time of year that the porch needs another makeover.

I hope that my friends and family will feel welcome from the moment they approach the front  step.
If you happen to come by what a fun chat we could have!  Not sure how to get here?  Just follow the rust!

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What says welcome more than a rustic garden gate?

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Unless it’s a rustic birdbath filled with some of Natures bounty. I picked this one up at a thrift store for $12.  I gave it a few shots of grey and black spray paint.

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I gathered Indian tobacco and wheat grass from the mouth of the canyon and filled the rest with twigs, a gourd, faux pumpkins, leaves, a cabbage, and sunflowers.

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I also tossed in a couple of French tin pots.

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I have had my drop leaf table and old cupboard sitting in this corner for a year now.  Decided it needed a change.  

More rust!  I love my $5 shopping cart that just happened to have been one from the neighborhood grocer where I grew up.  I remember walking there to buy my 5 cent Butterfinger candy bar.  Mr. Allens grocery.

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Even the mums are rust!

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And is that a bit of rust I see on that Fountain Grass? lol!

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My blue bike had started to rust so I gave it a new coat of vintage white.  I love rust, but don’t want this baby to rust out.

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A bonnet in case I decide to take her for a spin.  And yes, I decorate with my over sized zucchini.

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I lined the back baskets with burlap and planted Fountain Grass, Rudebeckias, and mums.

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A rust-ic funnel offers a bit of feed for the birds.

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Morning Glory continues to grow up the branches in my urns.  Pumpkins will be added when it cools down more.

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And my newest treasure.

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Yes, I covered up a lot of the rust with Pistachio Green spray paint from Wal-mart.
But don’t you fret, I left a little just for fun!

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How about you, do you like rust?

hugs,

Jann

p.s. I want to thank Kathy from A Delightsome Life for featuring my Linens & Lace post as one of the top viewed.
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Common Ground for Be Inspired
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Dream, Create, Inspire Fall Link Party
Polohouse for Favorites on the First
Fall Porch Link Party

41 comments:

Shirley Hatfield said...

I do love rust! I wanted some rain chains for the corners of my house...I had seen them on some homes in Idaho Falls. When we redid the front porch, George bought some chains and I was so excited! But they never rusted! They were supposed to get all lovely and rusty...but dear hubby bought them stainless! Yikes! I still like watching the rain run down the chains...but alas! It's not the same...lol!

Nell at njschout said...

Your porch looks very welcoming!

Sarah Adams said...

Well I have to admit that no I haven't liked rust in the past, but I am warming up to the idea. I love rusty things from my parents or grandparents and fall is a perfect time for rust. Your things are beautiful! Such good ideas!

Sarah Adams said...

Well I have to admit that no I haven't liked rust in the past, but I am warming up to the idea. I love rusty things from my parents or grandparents and fall is a perfect time for rust. Your things are beautiful! Such good ideas!

Suzan Sweatman said...

OH Jann what fabulous pieces - and how unique - I LOVE all of them -but especially that washer - what a great treasure!!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, I love what you did! It looks so fallish. Now if it just weren't 100 degrees here I'd join you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love it all....so perfect. And that washer...oh, ok, I admit, I am a bit jealous! But happy you can enjoy!!

Salmagundi said...

Now I know what to do with those zucchini. Love your porch redo - especially the rust! Sally

priscilla said...

Love it all ! You find the best stuff !

Pamela Gordon said...

Jann I love your front porch all decorated in 'rust' for fall. That garden gate is beautiful. I love your old bicycle, the shopping cart and washing machine. You found some great stuff! It looks great!
Hugs, Pam

Fran said...

Wow, that is a large zucchini! You've reminded me that I've been meaning to make chocolate zucchini bread. And I LOVE the way the green paint looks on your vintage washer, it is the PERFECT shade to tidy it up yet gives off a vintage vibe. Lovely! :)--Fran

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Love it all!!! That little fence is "the one that got away" from me at the flea market. I've been wanting one for a while and now I'm really going to have to find one. Wow, we are on the same wavelength...I also have been wanting an old bicycle with a basket to put fall flowers in. Everything looks great!
Amber

Jen Jorgensen said...

Love, love it all, but I especially love the gate~!
I have come to a conclusion lately. I do believe we live in the best state for 'junking' - lol
Utah must hold the title of "Junking Capital of the West" ~ possibly, the world~!
I haven't even started outside - now, you are inspiring me~!!!
(was awaiting the opening of the local pumpkin patch...)
=D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it all, too! You're leading the way...I'm so ready to decorate for Fall!

Michele Alger said...

Talk about letting the inspiration flow! Nicely done...and oh, SO beautiful.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love rust and your rust is gorgeous!! How special is that shopping cart???Adorable! And the bike, oh my, I would love to have one in my garden. Yep, your guests will feel so welcome!

Carol

Bernideen said...

Your porch looks so darling. I love it - the wringer washer is a hoot!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Oh, I love these photos Jann! I've always wanted a rusted garden gate like yours, but just haven't come across one.

Jeanette

Robin Johnson said...

Your porch is lovely. Love all the vintage, rusty items you have so nicely displayed.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your front porch all decorated for fall...and oh yes, I love rust!! Your garden gate is so beautiful and the washing machine is awesome. Yep...I love everything!!
hugs,
Cindy

Di said...

I love the bike and hat it is so fresh. Yes I do love rust and chippy there is something warm and cozy about it. Love your style!

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
A Fall display like no other!
It's all great, but that crow on the hat, I love.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Jann, I love your rust!

Cynthia said...

Jann I am adoring your front porch and all your treasures. That gate and birdbath are so great. Love all of your fall touches and finding that shopping cart, how neat is that!

Cynthia

Rose L said...

Most people toss out rusty junk but you decorate beautifully with it.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Cute ideas! The birdbath arrangement is great! Your Maytag washer is a gem!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your gate and all of your junky fall decor.

Art and Sand said...

I love all your rust. We just had summer arrive on our part of the coast so I am not quite ready for fall decor, but you gave me some great ideas and I am going to start gathering things for the porch.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You're setting my mood for fall...

ThrifterSisters said...

I have a board on Pinterest called Rusty, Old & Amazing Junk, so obviously I am as enamored with rusty old things as much as you are! Your porch looks absolutely perfect for Fall. I love the rusty old gate the best. We salvaged an old gate from our dads childhood home and it is now our garden gate. It's black wrought iron and hasn't begun to rust too badly yet but when it does, I'm leaving it alone!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jann :-)

~Erica

http://nannaspretties.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the shopping cart!! Your porch is going to look so wonderful!

Angela Ryder said...

Love your porch!!! And that bicycle.....do die for! ~~Angela

Laura Lane said...

I like your old bicycle.
Laura
Harvest Lane Cottage

andrea@townandprairie said...

WOW, I love the gate! I'm always on the look out for one for my fireplace and I can never find one. I'm really lovin the mint legs on the tub, too. Such a beautiful contrast in a depression era color!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

Love the wringer washer!

My fridge still works fine but the outside is rusting...little rust spots everywhere. Not too thrilled with it there, lol! :)

The Ruffled Stitch said...

I just love your decorations! Especially the gate! I am so bad at decorating for seasons but I love it! Maybe someday I will get motivated enough to!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, love this - your use of the vintage items makes this a very whimsical welcome! Love the food for the birda dn I love the bike!
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

MrsMajor Hoff said...

What a beautiful fall porch! So many creative uses of ordinary antiques. Love it! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

WHAT GREAT PIECES to use to celebrate the season with your fall flowers!
I am especially loving the washing machine with the great green finish.
You are so clever!!!

So sorry I did not respond sooner. Have been out of town for over a week and normally I am able to respond via my iphone but for some reason, I was unable to respond to comments this time.

YOUR post was great!
Thanks for linking up.
LOVED it~!

xoxoxox
A

chateau chic said...

LOVE, Love, Love your rusty fall decor!! Your shopping cart is fabulous! Your birdbath looks great filled with fall goodness. And your bike is adorable!
Everything works together so well to create a big welcome to family and friends.
Mary Alice

Pamela said...

Your fall porch is divine! Thank you for sharing it at the Falling For Fall Porch Party. Also loving your blog background!