Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Porch!

Hello on this October 9th? Time flies! And it's actually fall now so time to get this blog rolling with more fall posts. Today I'm showing you around the porch. This is the first time I have shown our porch of our new home!

I'll start with my favorite corner by the front door.
As I started thinking about fall decorating in late summer I was certain all these urns would be topped with pumpkins, but I loved the classic look of the boxwood and mossy spheres too much to part with them. I just kept them and added some of my faux chalk painted pumpkins around on the ground. 
This was so much less work and looks great!

 I like to evoke a magical, Celtic feeling for fall and the greens, greys, and stone urns work together like, well, magic!

You can't really make it out clearly here, but the little stone that the bird is holding says "healing." It's
one of my favorite reminders that every day I am healing through Jesus' miraculous intervention.

I have shown my small salvaged crown molding planter a few years ago in a previous post. It's one of my favorite pieces but I couldn't find a spot for it inside our new house so I put it on the porch to display my vintage Tom Clark gnomes. 

They add such a whimsical touch! I call them my fall garden helpers.

In keeping with magical fall gardens, I also created a cloche on our porch bistro table.

I already had this display with the faux succulents, garden finials, and fairy in a mossy nest. I simply added some small faux pumpkins and that's it. Fall magic!

I love how the green pumpkin mirrors the colors and patina of the finials, and the darker orange one just pops.

A few of my favorite things!

For my gothic planter I simply added a few floral picks of the same greenish-blue pumpkin and gourds and stuck some white pumpkins on there for pops of color and to compliment the other white pumpkins around my porch and yard. I keep it filled with boxwood year round so it's easy to just add
some little touches for holidays.

Love, love, love our new copper mailbox! We had looked for almost a year with no luck and when we finally gave up we found this one at Home Goods. The pumpkins sign was a cheap yard sale find and the color of the lettering just matches the tones of the copper mailbox and fall picks. I love how these things come together and I only spent about $10 on the fall picks so that's even better!

Here's an updated tweak since started this post.

I added this cute vintage style sign...

It's already October 9th and I'm not finished with my Halloween decorating? Scary!

If the rain ever stops we are going to the pumpkin farm to hopefully find the last few pumpkins for my porch to be "finished." I'll be adding some Hallowwen decor too.  I'm hoping to be able to take you on an outdoor tour next week. 

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!


  1. I love your porch! YOu have decorated it beautifully too! Love all the touches of Fall, and the copper mailbox is fabulous! I posted my patio and pond today if you's like to come over:0

  2. Amber,
    Bewitching Halloween Front Porch, dear one!!!
    Each photo, I said to myself, now this is my favorite thing on your porch!!!
    However, I do l o v e that planter filled with boxwood, lights and pumpkins!!!
    I can see that one piece being switched out for each and every Holiday and Season!!!
    Thank you for such a delightful tour of your Fall Porch!!!


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