So far it has been a very rainy and unseasonably cool fall, but at least this week the weather cooperated long enough to get the outside decorating going. I was so excited to finally get to use some of the new (old) things from the flea market and summer yard sales on our porch and landscape for fall decorating.
Here is the before:
I added an indian corn and autumn berries spray to the front door. I like to use indian corn each year because its appropriate from August through Thanksgiving. This year I added the berries to dress it up.
And a little red wagon...
I have talked a little about that spooky rocking chair in my 31 days of Halloween post. We found the chair at a yard sale for $10. The lady who previously owned it had purchased it at an auction so who knows where it came from or who or what had rocked in it before. We had it in the basement but every time my husband walked past it he got a little unnerved so I stuck it on the porch for a Halloween decoration. I have to admit, it truly is creepy...
Our early 1940's cottage is very unique, especially the way the porch was designed with three separate landings and two sets of stairs. It can be a challenge to pull it the decorating scheme all together cohesively without it looking repetitive but that keeps things interesting and fun for me to decorate. Here is the first set of stairs which leads to a landing and onto a garden path under the large picture window where my window box is now dressed for Halloween.
The second set of stairs turns and leads to two more landings. This little section is my favorite with all the plants, urns and garden ornaments
|This is a picture from 2010, where I lined the stairs with Lumina (ghost pumpkins).|
I wasn't able to find enough decent ghost pumpkins
this year so I decided use blue and green
pumpkins and gourds along with traditional oranges instead.
|The view from the driveway|
One giant pumpkin is all that is needed to add fall to this part of the porch
|This year's Great Pumpkin is "only" 80 lbs|
This spooky owl ($1 yard sale) is perched and waiting for that frog to hop around the corner...
(If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out http://junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com/2011/09/fabulous-fall.html to see more of my fall garden decorating.)
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