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.


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.


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!


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!


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 ).


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…