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!!!
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