Fall Out Week. . .

No an atomic bomb has not hit and you do not need to run to a fall out shelter.

It’s just that I have finished getting my Fall décor out and I thought I would share a little with you each day this week.

I am starting with my front porch.  Recently my friend, Amanda called me from a yard sale where she had spied two of these urns.  She knew that I had been looking for some.  She picked them up for me at $3 each.  I really am not a gold person so I wanted to give them a new look.



I spray painted them white and then rubbed them with dark Annie Sloan Wax.  I was going for the old concrete look.  Not sure if I achieved it, but like how they turned out.


I planted a Millet in the center.  Then added two Mums, and cabbages that I dug up from my garden.


I placed them on each side of the porch.  What do you think, do they look like old concrete?


By the front door I placed a vintage milk can with some of my leaf rake collection.


My black drop leaf table is dressed up with Fall Mums, a small garden obelisk wrapped in an Autumn garland, and one giant zucchini.


Ha, ha, found this baby buried under my plant.  I’m sure that’s never happened to you!


Perfect spot for a crow.


My blue cabinet holds a few Fall treasures.




A primitive heart adorned with a sunflower hangs on the accent door in the corner of the porch. A metal lantern filled with pinecones sits below it. Notice that my white Delphinium is blooming for a 2nd show. I love my yellow metal chairs.  They were old and rusty when I bought them.  I had them sandblasted and powder coated.


A coffee filter wreath with a burlap bow and glitzy acorn hang upon the front door.

Hope you enjoyed day 1 of the Fall Out Tour.  Sure hope that you come back for more.  (I’m a poet and I didn’t know it, but my feet sure show it; their Longfellow's.)  Like you’ve never heard that one before. Hee-hee!



Happy Fall,


I will be sharing with:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Diane Writes for Beautiful Sunday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesdayl

Faded Charm for White Wednesday

All Star Block Party

Made in a Day for Made U Look Party

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sand and Sisal for Countdown to Fall



Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

No mums for me. Our Kmart used to get them but not this year or last year. The mums look great. I love the cabbages in the urns too. Also liking the door, the sprinklers, rakes...

Linda said...

Such lovely decorations...I always enjoy seeing what you are doing, even though I can't seem to get much past hanging a wreath...

Salmagundi said...

Guess I could start my Fall decorating, because I sure have giant zuchinnis around from the garden. How great yours is looking on your front porch -- fits right in. Sally

Gina said...

Your porch looks so pretty all decked out for fall. I love the rakes! The urns turned out great too.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your "old concrete" urn planters look just that, indeed!

Very well done, Jann!

must love junk said...

Everything looks just gorgeous, and ready for fall!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The urn redo looks great - much better! Like you Fall porch vignette - pretty!
I thought about getting the Fall decor out this weekend, but that is all I did - Think about it.
Have a great week.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

The rakes are such a creative, unique touch. They look great in that spot :-)

donna said...

Jan it is so nice to meet you. I love your fall decorating. I spied some beautiful quilts down a bit. So glad you are following me. I am now you newest follower.

A Garden of Threads said...

The urns look fabulous, you did a great job. The front porch looks very inviting. Have a great week:)

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Jann,
Beautiful fall decor! Love the urn makeover-they look great and only $3 each!

Unknown said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the urns. I do think they look like old concrete. Great job!

mimi_62 said...

Wow, you did a great job on the urns. They look like concrete and good as new. As usual, your vignette looks beautiful.

mimi_62 said...

Wow, you did a great job on the urns. They look like concrete and good as new. As usual, your vignette looks beautiful.

21 Wits said...

Oh my gosh, what treasures. I'm not ready for fall yet, but your fall things are wonderful! You could even change the colors for the seasons ...with your first vase creations!

Elena said...

I love your fall decorations. Your urns do look concrete. You did a great job!!

Victoria Lavender said...

I love your front porch, it's so welcoming! I am SO enjoying your blog! hugs, Vicki

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yes I enjoyed day one, I think your urns turned out perfect! I just started using AS dark wax and I love it!!!


Barbara F. said...

Everything looks great, Jann. Slowly getting things out here, too. xo

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

Your porch looks fantastic!!
Love all of your sweet Fall decorations!
I am just about finished decorating the Living Room for Fall and will start the outside in the coming week...


Unknown said...

Lovely!!! Im entrhralled by how sweet your porch and new decor is! :D


AnneMarie said...

Love your Autumn decorating! The planters look really good, great job! Love Autumn so much, so cosy! AnneMarie xx

Diana LaMarre said...

Your fall decor looks lovely.

A few weeks ago we were talking about the I'm a poet and don't know it ending line. Nobody remembered what it was. Thanks for solving that one for me!

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

Love those urns, you did a great job on them. I like the rakes in the milk can too!

Melanie said...

Yes those urns look like old concrete to me! Love what you have done with your porch! We are having cooler mornings here and reading this Kind of post makes me want to start decorating for fall!!! Just can't get into the decorating for fall when it is 95 degrees and high humidity!

Jill said...


I must get my obelisk out and do something with it, great idea,!

Big improvement on the urns, they look really nice!!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Wow, I love your front door, and all of your Fall touches. It looks so inviting.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Wow your urns came out great! Love the mums, makes me want to start my outdoor decorations.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Love those urns! Your mums look very nice in those old veggie baskets, so inviting. Jean

Jonell w Harrison said...

YOU DID IT! The urns look great..just like they 'belong there'. that's often my test "does it look like its always been there?" Have fun-I must get on with my' fabulous fall fixing up' too!


SarahBeth said...

That is one giant zucchini! Your porch looks so inviting -- love the rake idea! And your urns look great -- just like weathered concrete!

And ... tag you're it!! Here's a fun game that I'm passing on to you! Go to my post to see! Have fun!!

Stephanie said...

Everything looks so beautiful and festive! You did an amazing job. You have motivated me to get started with my Fall decorations. Thank you for sharing!



Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a cozy entrance to your home! YES the planters sure do look like concrete! Good job!
Erica :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Fall has arrived at your home. Can't wait to go get some mums. Your home looks great..love the racks ready to go!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a warm welcome your front porch calls out to all who enter! You have created such a wonderful harvest scene. I love your red milk can flourished with well worn rakes. So original! I have an ugly old black milk can that is now destined for a pretty new paint job ( thanks to my clever friend, Jann).
Have a happy day, my darling friend.
Carolynn xo

Honey at 2805 said...

Your porch is so pretty and unique!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow the urn planters turned out wonderful! Definitely like the look!
Love the table display too...cute mums in baskets! I picked up one in a plain apple type basket and a few more to plant. I'm getting the fall bug slowly but surely! Isn't that great that the delphinium is blooming again! I've had a couple bloom on and off throughout the summer! Love your metal chairs- especially the yellow color you put on them!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

You got an amazing deal on those urns! I would love some for that price. You front porch looks so pretty!! I just found you through A stroll thru life and am now following along. Stop by and check me out sometime :)


Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! Thank you for linking up. The fifth picture is priceless. Your front door and all those beautiful pieces provide a warm and beautiful welcome in your home.

Have a great week ahead.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your Fall decorating is looking fantastic!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I must say, you are definitely falling out! Love the warmth of it all.

One More Time Events said...

Your Urn turned out just beautiful. Everything looks so great.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your porch looks amazing. I love it. I should do something to mine. Love the table with your beautiful pumpkins and vines, looks so pretty. Great job on the urns, they look fabulous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, your porch looks great and you are so ready for fall. Love the look.

Ann said...

Love your porch. Those vintage sprinklers are so cute.

Revi said...

Jann - your urns look AMAZING! I love the finish, and your plantings. Your fall decor is just lovely.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, what a great post Jann. Gorgeous, love it all! Especially love the rakes displayed the milk can. I may steal that idea from you. :-)

Kim~madeinaday said...

Great idea rubbing those urns with dark wax! I have a few hanging around I could paint and wax~ Thanks for linking up and the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the dark wax on the planter! Thank you for joining the Countdown to Fall Party too!
~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal