Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Front Porch Redo

     If it is going to look like fall inside the house, it certainly needs to look the same outside the house. My front porch is smaller than I wish, but there is still a little room to "play" with seasonal things.

     I bought this swag a while back at Hobby Lobby and added a few things to it. The plan was for it to go on the front door. However, we had replaced the storm door since last season and it is so energy efficient that we can't put one of those hangers on it and still shut the door. So, the swag ended up on the chair instead.

     Corn stalks, a vintage bushel basket and a few fall colors fill the opposite corner. If you look closely you can see the Halloween lights in the basket, but I won't turn them on until I add the rest of the Halloween items next week. 

Nothing says fall quite like live mums. This is one
of 3 plants I have in the front of the house
and I can't wait for them to be in full bloom.

I like white pumpkins, my husband likes traditional pumpkins.
I guess these must be Mama Pumpkin and Papa Pumpkin!
He brought these home over the weekend from Menards.

     This is the fall view from my yard. The local farmer planted soybeans this year instead of corn. I love the soybean years...that corn makes our yard feel so closed in.

I took the above picture not far from our home.
I love how it represents fall in Illinois.

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday and
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays.


koralee said...

Pure joy my love all your Autumn JOY...I need to get some pumpkins...hugs

Pat@BPM said...

Your porch is beautiful, Sue. I love the sign!

Our neighbor Dave's field is behind the trees so the corn doesn't make the back feel so closed in. Last night I kept hearing a sound I couldn't figure out, then I realized it was the Combine, LOL. You would think I would know that sound after all these years!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your fall porch looks many beautiful touches!


Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Sue,
Your porch looks so pretty, love that white swag.
It looks great swagged across your chair there,
very festive! and I am assuming those are hay
bails??? You are Fall ready for sure.
Blessings, Nellie

bj said...

Your Autumn is looking mighty good. I am trying sooo hard to get in the mood.:)

Lynn said...

Your porch looks great Sue! Love that your hubby brought home one of each pumpkin:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty!! Mums and pumpkins definitely say Fall. Wished they would stay in bloom longer.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Just beautiful!! Looks like fall to me!!

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Have a wonderful day!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch looks so colorful and festive! I love the hanger and your wreath is really cute! I'd love to look out my window at your view...beautiful!


Ricki Treleaven said...

Sue, I like the art on your porch (the sign). Your front porch is so welcoming! You did a fantastic job decorating it.

Ricki Jill

Rettabug said...

Delightful entrance, Sue...makes me want to sit down & rest a 'spell'. Hahahaha!
I ♥ your rainbow corn on the cob...never knew that existed. Now I want some white pumpkins, too.
I seem to be very slow in getting my Fall stuff into place. Must be gettin' old, I think.



Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sue,
Oh that is fall in Illinois! Oh just how I remember! Love your decor for the porch, looks festive and pretty!
You know I got my white pumpkin so cheap because there is a pick your own patch near my home. I just can't pay a lot, it bugs me! hehe.
Thanks for all your sweet notes too!
Happy Weekend too,

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said... are you??? Your home is warm and inviting...big surprise(not) Sorry its been awhile,life gets in the way!! x0x0

Sue said...

You've inspired me. I guess it's time to get ready. I love your background.

Angie said...

I always love your porch decor! Lovely signs of fall.