My Alpine Home

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Greetings on the Front Porch

Although the last two days were 15 degrees warmer than usual today we are back to our normal fall weather.

Perfect timing for my Fall Greetings out on the front porch. . .

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The minute I saw this idea on Pinterest I knew that I wanted to make one.  I had the perfect large pillow that I had bought a couple years ago from T.J. Maxx.  It was just a matter of stenciling the words on burlap and making a pillow cover for it.
If you’d like to know how I made it, I shared instructions on Hometalk

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It turned out to be the perfect size for my vintage glider.  Originally I was NOT going to pick my pumpkins until Oct.  but I just couldn’t resist adding one next to the pillow.  The long vine was so cute I had to leave it attached until it shrivels.

Now I’d like you to meet, Twiggy.  This cute stand is a new thrift find.  Funny how something as inexpensive as $7 can brighten your day!  I bought the watering can a few years ago at an antique shop.  I love the orange spout!

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Well, you knew I couldn’t pick just one. lol!  I did leave a few larger ones on the vine.

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Oh and ya, I plucked a bowl full of ‘Baby Boo’s’ too.

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And ‘Orange’ ya glad I didn’t pass up this hanging sap bucket with the orange trim when I ran across it on our vacay in Napa?

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Hangs so cute on my chippy white ladder.  I planted it with Basil, A Flowering Kale, and then I tucked in one of my sunflower heads.  Stay away birds!  lol!  (this will make more sense later).

You know how much I love decorating my porch.  That was one of the stipulations when we were shopping for a new home. . .it HAD to have a porch!

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My friend, Joyce gave me the rusty ‘harvest moon’ years ago.  Her hubby made it.  So of course I had to add my rusty springs topped with some ‘baby boo’s’.

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I placed my giant sunflower head out on the porch before I left for my getaway with my quilting friends.  By the time I got home seeds were everywhere and the birds had picked it clean.

My cute sunflower milk bottle and copper tackle box (a thrift and estate sale find), were the perfect accents to sit at the leg of the drop leaf table.  Remember when milk came in bottles like that?

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My cute spreader continues to ‘spread sunshine’ on the other side of the porch.  I tucked a rickety old piece of picket fencing behind and hung a rusty enamel pitcher from it with a bit of burlap.  I filled the pitcher with a few of my Limelight Hydrangea blooms.  The bench is empty for now because there’s a lot going on out here.

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Things will change for Halloween and I love this idea I pinned today from B. H. and Garden

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This yellow chair sits on the other side of the door.  The only thing new I did to it is add the little Fall banner.


For now I pulled a few sickly plants out of the urns at the top of the step and added a couple of Mums.

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It’s only a few days until the actual arrival of Fall so let me be one of the first to say,
Happy Fall ya’all!

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hugs,

Jann

*This post was featured at A Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday.  Thanks Revi!

I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
DIY Link Party
Thoughts from Alice for Sundays at Home
A Joyful Cottage for Every Room in the House
Fall Porch Link Party









42 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Really lovely Jann! I need to get out my sewing machine and make that pillow - I love it :-)

Artsy VaVa said...

Your porch is beautiful. I love to decorate for Fall but it's hard to get in the mood to do it here in GA where it's still hot!

Debby Ray said...

Love your beautiful fall porch! The first thing that took my eye was your red glider. I have one with same exact patern... that may be a bit longer...love these vintage pieces so much!

Di said...

Jann, I love the red bench. Everything looks wonderful and welcoming.

Cynthia said...

Hi Jann, love your fall front porch. The pillow on the chair is great. Also love your assortment of pumpkins!

Cindy

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks lovely.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your fall porch Jann. So many wonderful touches. I especially like that twig stand you got and the vintage plaid picnic tin/basket. And the red glider. So nice you have pumpkins to go pick! (and btw, I've decided, regretfully, to pass on the teapot w/ pink cover. sigh. thanks, though). xo, Deborah

Amy Jo said...

Oh I love how your porch turned out!!!


Blessings,
Amy Jo

Susie said...

Jann, I love the glider and the pillow together. Your Autumn porch is wonderful. I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to look you up, while I was in Utah. It was a crazy time but fun and beautiful. blessings, xoxo,Susie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Looks AWESOME- so festive and charming, Jann! I totally ♥ it!

Wish we woulda planted baby boos. I so want some real ones.

I have trouble finding them to purchase. Let me know if you wanna sell me a few?

Hugs.

priscilla said...

Your porch looks fabulous Jann ! Love that plaid picnic hamper ! So cute ! Have a great weekend !

The Junque Seeker said...

When we built our home a porch was a requirement. Sadly, the last few years I've not kept it updated and fun but I'm newly inspired by your amazing porch decor! Everything looks wonderful, but I am crazy for that metal picnic basket. I've not seen one in those colors but I am on the hunt now! Thanks for sharing your creativity, and for stopping by my blog.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's all so festive ! gorgeous :)

Stacey said...

That red glider is just swoony! You have wonderful things to decorate with.

Melinda said...

Hello!
Popped over from A Spoonful...
Your porch look so festive. You
did a spectacular job.

M : )

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, LOVE your pillow and I am really coveting your red glider--gorgeous Fall display! Blessings, Cecilia

bj said...

O, everything looks so ka-ute !!
I love how you have put all this together. You sure have some great things...and I love your pillow.

bj said...

O, everything looks so ka-ute !!
I love how you have put all this together. You sure have some great things...and I love your pillow.

Leslie said...

Love it.. everything is so whimsy and happy. The pillow is great!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Jann,
I love everything you have done on the porch!!! xoxo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love, love, love it all! Happy Fall!

Liz Hockamier said...

You are ready for fall! :)
~Liz

Gina said...

Your porch looks wonderful, Jann! Oh I love that harvest moon...such a great piece!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love how the pillow turned out and all your fall touches on the porch, especially the baby boo pumpkins!

Rose L said...

Love your vintage glider!!!!!! Cute settings you created!

Revi said...

Jann, your red vintage bench caught my eye...and your pillow is perfect for it! What a beautiful vignette. Happy fall!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Absolutely LOVE everything but that red bench just stole my heart away!!! You know how I love red!!

Hugs,
Deb

20 North Ora said...

What a darling porch! Anyone stepping on that porch would know instantly they were welcome - well, maybe not all of the hungry birds.

Judy

Kris Anderson said...

I totally fell in love with that chair -- all the display are great -- eye catching with the red bench,,

Hugs

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Jann love love it all. That red bench is too adorable and love that pop of red. The red fertilizer/seeder with the brown eye susan's is super cute too. Have a great week end.
Kris

Stacey Johnson said...

I adore that metal picnic tin...never seen that one before! Everything looks beautiful, Jann. Love Stacey

Pamela Gordon said...

Sweet pillow. You sure have a great way of decorating with your vintage things. Everything looks so sweet. Happy Fall to you.

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

Jann, I'm coming over to sit on that glorious red glider with you! Beautiful display! Happy fall!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Love those baby boos! Something about small pumpkins rocks my world, and if they're white, all the better.

Your porch is lovely! Anyone would feel welcome there Jann. The pillow, the bench, everything is so freakin' cute!

Susan Clayton said...

Love every bit of it - especially the orange plaid tin hamper - great shade of orange - really great piece.

lynn said...

darling pillow, jann! i love every detail of your pretty fall porch!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Totally perfect.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your porch is so amazing with so many creative ideas and beautiful details...I love the mum in the spreader!...too cute!...Such a gorgeous porch ready to welcome family and friends!

Revi said...

So much charm and so many great ideas...I'd love to feature your post at Revisionary Life this week!

Nancy Reinke said...

I'm crushing on all of it, Jann. You inspire me, my friend! xxx ~ Nancy

The Charm of Home said...

I love the vintage lunch pail, it has just the right colors for fall!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Jann. I just popped in to tell you I'll featuring your wonderful fall porch tomorrow when the November ERITH party goes live. Hugs, Nancy