It's finally Autumn in the South! Of all the seasons, Autumn is my favorite, especially for sitting on the front porch. Come have a look at my porch!
I know it's very much in vogue to decorate with all neutrals, but I love the colors of Autumn. The area around my front door is bright with mums and gourds and pumpkins. I added a demijohn and a pottery jug, both from Pottery Barn.
I purchased these large lanterns at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago, and I change them up to suit the seasons. Right now they're wearing a coat of oil-rubbed bronze spray paint and they're filled with ornamental gourds.
The wreath on my front door was handmade by a friend who brought it to me as a hostess gift. She embellished a grapevine wreath with beautiful ribbon and faux botanicals.
To the right of the front door is one of my favorite parts of our house: the front porch sitting area.
This little area is pretty well protected from the elements, so I've created an outdoor living room.
I updated the porch this spring, and to "fallify" things I simply made a few changes. I made quick covers for the throw pillows out of an old Pottery Barn tablecloth. I've always liked the Jacobean print, and the colors are autumnal. I also brought out my DIY Autumn Leaf pillows.
The lamp table is actually an antique desk to which I regularly apply Howard's Feed 'n' Wax. The pull-out writing surface is perfect for holding a coaster. I found the large green pumpkin at HomeGoods, and the little clock is part of the Better Homes & Gardens line at Wal-Mart. The "relax" letters are part of the Letterpress line from DaySpring.
I added a fun Fall message to the chalkboard:
Wish you could all come sit a spell with me!