Thursday, October 4, 2012

~ The Front Porch Gets A Touch of Fall ~

We've had a beautiful Indian Summer in our part of the country. After the extreme heat the trees and grass suffered terribly, it hasn't detoured the beautiful leaves changing, they are showing off their spectacular beauty. I was out and about late yesterday afternoon, wish I had my camera, {bad blogger}, the trees are gorgeous.
I love fall and all the warm colors, it always reminds me of my Grandmother and the great times we had growing up going to her home. It wasn't a fancy home, she didn't play with us, it was a home filled with love and the best smelling home made pies. Those are my best childhood memories. In honor of Grandma I 
always buy a mum or two. She loved the bright colors of red and yellow. They always framed her huge garden, the infusion of color was incredible. This year I decided to decorate a tad bit of the front porch with some fall. Normally, by the time I get around to it, the season is over and it's put on the back burner till next year. I've only done a small area, each evening as I sit on the front porch with the dogs I feel her presence, I think she would have loved sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee and great conversation.

I've had this great armillary piece for a long time. It's floated from areas of the yard, to around the shop area, even made inside one year for a bit.
Using an urn for height, with a few bricks inside to weight it down I added Spanish moss as a filler and plopped the armillary inside the pot. I so love when a plan comes together. Wish I had dreamed this up, I owe those honors to Mary Carol. I first saw it on her blog, you can view how she decorated key areas of her gardens HERE. I think any fall display pops when you had a white pumpkin.

With the evenings turning chilly the fleece throw is handy for you to wrap yourself and stay cozy.

I encourage everyone
to find what makes
you happy and useful
Embrace it and
make it work
for you. 
Hugs ~ Lynne ~                                       
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Diane said...

I love your sweet fall porch vignette and your story about your grandmother. I have visited your lovely blog before and I'm now following you!

Deserae said...

Love the touches of fall you added to your home....very pretty! We are having some fall like weather the next few days so I made a big pot of chili and cinnamon rolls to welcome fall. Have a great weekend :o)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And a pretty touch of Fall it is!
I have done very little decorating so far, and don't know if will do more or not at this point

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl you had me at the bust..I just love them..I also think you have to have mums at fall time..Mine are orange and blooming like crazy this year..I would love to sit on this wonderful porch and drink coffe and just talk my head off with you my dear friend..Hey you have a blog anniversary coming up real soon..4 years and counting..Lynne I no longer am blogger..I had to toss the towel was time for me to go..Not much to post about and with my health issues too hard to keep up..Of course I will always be around to visit and drink coffee with you girl..Love ya Lynne..Take care my dear friend and always remember someone in Calif loves you..Give Mr. B a hug from me..Hugs and love Gloria

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, this is such a wonderful setting! I'm loving the white pumpkins, too, this year! Hopefully, I can get my porch done this weekend!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how lovely. I love your vignette and the thoughts of your grandmother. Sweet and precious memories. Your pumpkins are all so pretty and I especially like the crackled one. Very nice. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Lynne, it looks beautiful. I love your front porch!