Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn on the front porch

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!


Patty Sumner said...

Just beautiful! Blessings and Happy Fall!

Rita C. said...

Beautiful, and what a nice hostess gift!

NanaDiana said...

Wish I could come and sit for a while, too, Richella. What a beautiful porch you have there! I just LOVE it- it is homey and warm feeling. I like true Fall colors, too, even though I am partial to neutrals. xo Diana

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your front porch is my favorite ever! What I would give for an area like thar. You have dressed it up BEAUTIFULLY for Fall! I now have a patio but it is totally exposed so I have to store the cushions and pillows whenever it rains. It has been raining now for 2 straight days non stop, but we desperately need it so it's OK.

Kathy Olson said...

I always love seeing your home decked out for the holidays. You have great taste. Everything looks lovely!

Leslie said...

I love your wide porch! It's cozy and beautifully ready for fall days to just sit and relax with some hot cider! Your home is always inspiring.

Lynda Brandly said...

What's better than a front porch?! Yours looks beautiful and so welcoming. And the beautiful thing about Fall is the colors. Have a wonderful weekend, Richella!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Melissa Smith said...

Beautiful, as always, Richella!! I love the PB tablecloth pillows, the lanterns on the steps, and that sweet clock! :)

Lindsay said...

So beautiful! I love the lanterns especially!

Dawna Motz said...

You have a beautiful front porch! Who wouldn't love to sit a spell ! Take time to enjoy the little things in life! Happy Autumn from Alberta!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

What a beautiful and welcoming front porch and I love how you have decorated it for fall! This is such a perfect and cozy spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Loved meeting you last week at Shirley's, hope we can all get together again sometime soon!

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