fall porch 2017

I can finally share my porch for the atumnal season.

Fall porch 2017

Of course my goat cart is the piece de resistance and I filled her with white pumpkins; you can read more about how I acquired her not too long ago here.

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The biggest change to our front entrance this year is that I moved our black cast iron urns from flanking the front door to flanking the church pew.
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The way the front door sits does not allow for both urns to sit evenly and it always drove me nuts so I finally moved them with the help of Master Masterpiece ‘cuz they are super heavy!

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{ugh! sorry.  I really wanted to have all these photos taken before the sun hit the porch but it beat me by about 20 minutes.}

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I stacked white cinderella pumpkins on the urns.

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 I collected leaves and tucked them between the pumpkins, which nest on twig wreaths.

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Next week I’ll probably start to add some spookiness to the porch so I wanted to share this before it morphs.

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I don’t plan to decorate a ton for halloween out here ‘cuz the Masterpiece children seem to have lost interest.

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They use to hound me as soon as October 1st hit to get the halloween bins out of the attic; not so much anymore.

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Their social calendars no longer involve me or Mr. Masterpiece unless they need to be driven somewhere or picked up.

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And not even so much for Master Masterpiece whose friends have started to drive.  Sigh.

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I know it’s a new chapter in my life and I really try to embrace it and enjoy it for all the joys it brings with it, but I would be lying if I don’t often pine for those little faces and giggles around the house.

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Regardless, halloween will be hitting around here shortly.

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I love fall and all that it brings and offers.

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“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.”

~Robert Brault~

sharing:
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage  
morning cup  of joe @ the cottage market   
create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique  
funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra
diy salvaged junk @ funky junk interiors    
farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge
 bff open house @ answer is chocolate
friday feature @ oh my heartsie girl 
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes  
a bouquet of talent @  life on lakeshore drive  
 scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 
 saturday-blog-hop sunny simple life  
sundays at home @ love of home   
diy party @ diy showoff  
 nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things  
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
 met monday @ between naps on the porch 
the scoop @ stonegable
inspire monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia 
celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations 
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life  
tuesdays with a twist @ stone cottage adventures
reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz  
talk of town @ knick of time  
wow @ savvy southern style 
fall into fall @ diy by design 
creative muster @ fluster buster 
home & garden @ a delightsome life 
share your style @ 21 rosemary lane   
vintage charm @ our hopeful home 
home sweet home @ the charm of home   
the inspiration gallery @ craftberry bush 

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10 Comments

  1. Your porch is so inviting looking. I just decorate my front hall for Halloween now that kids are gone. I miss the ghoul’s head and hands arising from the leaf pile, spiderwebs that take ages to pick off my houseplants, and the plastic severed bleeding hand someone hung on the milk jug that I found as I opened the fridge to fix my morning coffee…I woke up FAST!

  2. This looks like display at a garden shop. Everything is placed perfectly and the autumn vibe is loud and clear. Beautiful work Mary Jo! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  3. Mary Jo your porch is so inviting! And you’re right, that cart is the piece de resistance! I truly love those cinderella pumpkins and how you towered them in the urns. I also know what you mean about the kids. Totally. We have three teenagers:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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