Out on the Fall Porch

Hello my friends,
hard to believe that there are only 3 days left in September!
I don't know about you, but for me it just flew by.
Once Oct. arrives I switch my décor from fall to Halloween.
I'll be adding just a bit of spookiness to the front porch. 
But before I do I thought I would show you what it looks
like right now.
The 100 year old white door ended up here out of laziness.  (wink)

I was decorating when hubby was at work and I wanted to move the door into the garage, but it is so darn heavy that I decided to just move it from one side of the porch to the other for fall.


All of my outdoor planters are still flourishing so I brought this watering can planted with a sweet potato vine around front.  A rustic bench and a perfectly plump pumpkin completed the scene.

I just about threw this sign in the garbage because it was so faded.  But then I thought to myself.  "Jann, if you found this at a thrift or yard sale you would buy it and give it a make over."  So, I decided to do just that.  I repainted the words and pumpkins then rubbed a little stain on top for a bit of shading.


My rusty harvest moon was a gift from my friend, Joyce years ago.  He makes me smile!

I thought that my old push mower was the perfect colors for fall.  I planned on making an autumn banner to hang from it, but never got around to it.


I placed two old coal buckets filled with pumpkins on each side of  the porch pillars.

This poor bucket has seen better days, but I love it!


I love unique pumpkins, but this year I have not came across anything real unusual. 

This one is a little pale, so it caught my eye.


Isn't it funny the things we drag home with us?  I spied this twig while hiking with my hubby and daughter.  Loved the lichen growing on it.
Pink and orange are complimentary colors.  This little impatient plant in an old minnow bucket started blooming again just in time for fall.

I placed a bundle of wheat in a large funnel and added my watering can with the orange spout and marigold.


My chippy aqua filing cabinet made it's way into the corner.
The Cosco stool and hanging bucket are some of my vintage finds.
Love the white and warty pumpkins!
I have had the little wooden cornstalks for years.

My hanging geraniums are still putting on a show.  This past week we have been back to summer time temps.
Having a glorious Fall!
This post was featured at Bella Rosa Antiques
 Let's Talk Vintage.  Thanks Jillian!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:



juve aríns said...

Muy bonito el porche...la verdad es que las calabazas dan un toque de color al otoño...!Felicidades!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I love your porch decor, Jan, but am missing a comfy seat to sit down and enjoy your lovely things. I'm sure that's coming, but i'm an inpatient one!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love all your galvanized containers for decorating. It looks great. Have a wonderful week.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your porch just sings 'FALL'...so many pretty vignettes! Have a blessed week Jann....hugs...

Valerie Cottage Making Mommy said...

Janet it screams Fall. I love it.

Hugs from Oklahoma,

Cottage Making Mommy

allisamazing said...

Love your fall porch decor :)

Art and Sand said...

I'm like you, Halloween appears on October 1 here.

You gave me lot of good inspiriation.

Christine at Little Brags said...

ohhh so much junky goodness here!!! Love your porch!!!

Mariaelena said...

Looks great...so festive...I LOVE your pumpkin sign...stop on by for a visit...a few new fall posts up!!
have a great day, Mariaelena

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your porch says FALL in every vignette! So festive. Love your moon!

Linda W. said...

Your front door decor is awesome! Love that half moon.

Diana said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Jann! I love the 100 year old door to death--what a great idea using it on the front porch. You've got a wonderful selection of pumpkins this year, even if they're to out of the ordinary. The warty ones are pretty neat. Happy Fall!

quakerhillfarm said...

What a cute porch setting! Everything looks great! I especially love the old white door and the man in the moon! Blessings this week, Lynn

Junkchiccottage said...

Just so pretty out on your porch for fall. Ahhhhhh love your wood front door too. Gorgeous.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your porch all decorated for Fall...and I can't wait to see what you do for Halloween.

Kim said...

It never ceases to amaze me of the beauty of your porch and the magic you create with all those lovely 'props'! Your front porch always evokes such a warm welcome. I am rather taken with your rusty moon, it did put a smile on my face. Actually everything in this post has made me smile!

Pat said...

I adore the rustic and the refined elements that blend to make your Fall Front Porch, dear friend!!!
The unique watering can with the marigolds is spectacular!!!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Porch!!

Rose L said...

Ah yes, I knew you would be doing Halloween decor. I am just too lazy! At first I thought that the glass in the door was broken and in other photo realized it was a MOON! You are just so creative and put a lot of us to shame.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann. love your front porch, it is great! A big huge thank you my friend and Anne for the darling pumpkin banner! I hung it on my fire place mantel. It made my day so much better!
Hugs, Jo

handmade by amalia said...

The porch looks lovely, Jann, great decorations.

Winnie said...

I simply LOVE your porch! So "Fall like"
I think it's great that you change decoration with the seasons. I wish we did it here as well.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your front porch looks so warm and welcoming, Jann! I also checked out your post on small things and your tiered galvanized tray looks wonderful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love all your fall decorations and antiques, Jann. The small three legged stool holding the big pumpkin is my favorite! I also love the flowers growing in the galvanized planters. Happy Autumn!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your fall porch is so festive and fun, Jann. Love how you can shop your own home and yard. Terrific!

Joy Junktion said...

You have a lot of nice pieces to use in your fall decor, Jann! I'm so glad you decided to re-love the sign, great!! Enjoy the season! Blessings, Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your fall porch Jann. Love the sign! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

CD Loken said...

Oh my goodness, Jann-you have so many wonderful treasures! I have a coal bucket that looks a little worse for wear too, but I can't bear to throw it out! LOVE your rusty half moon!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love everything about your cozy fall porch. The old door is perfect right where it is and your galvanized cans are so charming! Thanks, Jann for sharing at VIParty.

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Jann :) Summer went sooo fast-can't believe were decorating for fall and it's almost October. Your porch looks great. Have a great week.

Katie Mansfield said...

Your porch is so pretty. I can't believe it is October tomorrow. The month just flew by. I can't wait to see some spooky elements emerge on your porch.

Leslie said...

Your front porch is do autumnal and gorgeous! I love your front door!!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

HI Jann! Thanks so much for joining the "Let's Talk Vintage!" link party last week... I featured your front porch today! Thanks again and have a blessed week.


The Charm of Home said...

Your front porch looks great! I love the rusty moon and the mower! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home!