9/28/13

Autumn Porch ~ Bountiful Beginnings


This year I decided to put a little bit more of an effort into decorating my front porch. Instead of the usual, "hang a wreath and toss a couple of pumpkins on the steps", I went searching for inspiration. Our porch is rather small, so I am somewhat limited to what I can put on it.  While on line Googling fall porches, I came across this image.


Isn't it beautiful?? I just fell in love with it! Although I don't have the room for all of the items in this gorgeous outdoor living space, I do have a few of the key elements. This past spring I was lucky enough to find a darling bistro set on sale at Home Depot for only $69. That was my jumping off point. 



I pulled the carpet and the yellow pillows off of my back screened-in porch and used them here in front. The containers the mums are sitting in were roadside finds from just 2 doors down on Rosemary Lane. I love them!



I picked up the mums and some pumpkins at Walmart. Those little orange and white pumpkins were less expensive at Walmart than at the nurseries in my area. I paid only $4 for 3 of those little beauties! The faux mum arrangement in the middle of the table is also from Walmart and the wreath it is sitting in I purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop. Both items came in at just under $6 each!






Then I went shopping at Michael's and had a little fun for myself. First off Michael's Craft Store had all of their autumn flowers reduced to 50% off. I decided to create a fall arrangement since I needed something for the big blank white wall of siding. I lucked out again and found this container for about $10.








It has been so pretty here in the northeast all week long. The temps are ranging in the low 70's during the day, and at night it is cool enough to need a light blanket. Some trees have begun their autumn show of gorgeous color and the sun is now casting its golden glow to the morning and evening skies. Soon it will be time to cozy up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of tea and a blazing fire. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

XO
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30 comments:

  1. Barbara, your porch is so pretty and inviting. The bistro set is wonderful and I love the pumpkins and mums.

    Our porch is teeny tiny at our new house and I'm not so sure what to do. You are inspiring me though.

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  2. Good Morning Barbara, Pinterest is full of inspiration, and you certainly found a fabulous front porch to use for your inspiration. I cannot believe that the urns you used on your front porch, were urns someone had thrown away. They look wonderful filled with yellow chrysanthemums.
    It is a lovely treat to see your porch, as we do not decorate our front areas here in England.... I think the wind and the rain would be too much of a problem. Can I let you into a little secret..... I much prefer your porch.
    Best Wishes to you
    Daphne

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  3. Barbara, I just found your blog today and I love your front porch post. I think you have out done the inspiration you found for your porch. Your putting the yellow pillows on the chairs and the use of the container on your white wall is beautiful. I love all you did and now your porch is my inspiration for changing my entry to our home. Thank you. JaneN

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  4. Beautifully done! It just goes to show that items do not have to be expensive to achieve a great look;) Very warm and welcoming, I'd love to have a cup of tea on that porch anytime of day!

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  5. Wow- That looks really gorgeous! Your front porch is just beautiful. You have a good eye for putting things together- xo Diana

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  6. Barbara your porch looks beautiful dressed for Fall!!

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  7. Barbara, your porch looks so pretty! Love the bistro set and your pretty vignette. This is a lovely way to welcome visitors to your home!

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  8. Beautiful! I love all the colors ~

    xo
    Pat

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  9. Wow, your front porch is gorgeous. I love everything - you really did a fantastic job on the porch.
    Happy Fall weekend.
    Mary

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  10. Barbara, you've done a fabulous job with your porch...it goes above and beyond your inspiration picture. The bistro set makes it. And the yellow mums and pillows. I like how you arranged the ornamental cabbage in the bushel basket with the pumpkins, great display. I just love everything! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Okay you have inspired me to put a little more effort into my front porch! Would you PLEASE consider linking this to my Friday Favorites party! It needs this pretty post! http://imnotatrophywife.com
    ps following you on bloglovin laura

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  12. Barbara, Your porch is lovely. The rug looks great. It makes a great foundation for the bistro set and the urns. I love the arrangement on the table. I think you have inspired a lot of people out there in blogland to get to work and create a lovely seasonal porch.

    Candy

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  13. Your outdoor autumn decor is stunning!

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  14. What a terrific job you did on your outdoor fall decorating! In its own way, it looks a lot like your inspiration pic, so welcoming and inviting!

    DD

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  15. Looks wonderful! I'm on the lookout for more tree colors on my way into and home from work. It's nice to have something tolook forward to on the drive. Thanks for sharing -Jennifer

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  16. Your front entry looks so pretty all dressed up for Fall! I love all the bright colors you used to create such a warm and inviting display.
    Mary Alice

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  17. Barbara, I love your front porch! It's so inviting. The cabbage and pumpkins spilling out of the basket are my favorite. I would love if you shared this with 'Share Your Cup Thursday' this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Love, love your front porch! Beautiful Fall inspiration! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  19. Your porch is lovely!
    Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  20. I love it all...you did a great job with a small porch...Come over and share your post with us on the Style Sisters linky party..http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-95.html
    Karin

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  21. So pretty, I love the spilled basket full of pumpkins and the wreath on the table!
    Jenna

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  22. what an absolutely inviting spot with that bistro set, but the matching pillows and mums make it perfectly fall.

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  23. Your porch is so inviting. LOVE the bright yellow pillow that echo the yellow mums. Great wreath, too. I'm pinning both. Thanks.

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  24. your porch is so pretty and welcoming. love your bistro set and wow, free urns! everything looks wonderful!

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  25. I like your version better. Lovely and inviting.
    D

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  26. Featured over at I'm Not a Trophy Wife! Would love for you to link up a fall post this weekend! I loved your photos and porch! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  27. I love fall and fall decor and I love love your porch!! Could you tell me where to find the lantern?

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    1. Hi Nana,
      Ahhh that lantern I purchased about 2 year ago at local nursery, it was a clearance item. I checked the bottom for any branding and there is nothing there. Sadly I threw away the original tag which probably had the manufacturer's name on it. I'm sorry. But thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.

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  28. Gorgeous touches! Found you through Stone Gable...you did a stunning job!

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