A Fall Porch Moment

The weather has finally turned and with it ALL the Fall feels have begun.

Bring on the plaid & sweaters, bonfires, changing leaves and all things pumpkin spice. Well, not really … that’s a bit much for this girl.

Let’s just start with the front porch.

Time to get rid of the dead from heat exhaustion plants and bring on the Fall feels.

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That’s better. I’m definitely feeling the Fall goodness.

But, lets’s be real.

This didn’t just happen over night … there’s a process to everything.

I’ll let you in on mine. You might be surprised.

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First, I started with the planters. I layered in tall grasses and cabbages, all from Home Depot. I love the play on textures as well as the slight purple hue. Very Fall.

Then I added in an oversized lantern (available thru Cotswold Marketplace) all under the careful watch of our dog, Annie. Can you see her in the window???

At this point, I wanted to go with the “less is more” option but that’s not really my style. I’m more of a “more is more” kinda girl. Shocking, I know!

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Looking for inspiration, I went to the farmers market and came across some lovely purple hued mums and one beautifully quirky white pumpkin.

Of course, the little white pumpkins were a last minute add-on for the planters. Totally worth it because they are adorable!

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Once back home, I planted the mums in my existing terra cotta pots, but the orange really stood out making the whole scheme seem unbalanced.

Back to the farmers market I went to get an orange pumpkin to tie in the planters and a green pumpkin to tie in the grasses and cabbages from the planters.

Now we’re starting to get somewhere.

One final touch, because I can’t leave well enough alone, a pair of brass lanterns (also available thru Cotswold Marketplace ).

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More is more, after all!

Like I said, it’s a process.

For all of us.

Now, I’m really happy with our little gathering of Fall goodies.

I know it will be short lived as the Halloween decorations and kids carved pumpkins will soon take over, but it’s nice to enjoy our Fall porch moment for a little while.

Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to share all the kids Halloween craziness. Our caul-de-sac is hosting the annual neighborhood Halloween party this year, the pressure is on to make sure our decorations are on point!

Until next time…