Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall is knocking at my door!

I've been busy as a bee getting my front porch all decked out for Fall and Halloween.  I will add more Halloween decorations to the outside of the house this weekend.  Fun, fun!  In the meantime, I wanted to show you what I've done so far.

 
I've added alot of pumpkins and cabbages to the stone steps. 


Of course, my husband is planning on pressure washing these steps, so I will have to remove these when he does that.  But, I couldn't wait.

I found quite a variety of pumpkins at Walmart.



The front door has been decked out in bright colors of orange, yellow and red.




And because we receive alot of trick or treaters at Halloween, I had to add my skeleton to the grouping!



On the other side of the porch, I added a tray of pumpkins on top of some raffia.




I use this sign every year to welcome the trick or treaters.



And I didn't forget the mailbox either.


(Just pretend you don't see that we need pinestraw.)

So.......I just need to add some spiders to the front of the house and continue our Fall clean-up that my husband started.  So, I'm sure I'll be back with more pics as that progresses. 

~ Kelly ~

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34 comments:

KATHY said...

Hi Kelly,
Your front porch looks fabulous!! I love all your different pumpkins.It looks so festive.

Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. Love the variety of pumpkins and the cabbage. Is the cabbage real? That would die in a day on my hot porch. You are lucky yours stays shady and cooler.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Your entrance looks wonderful with all the Fall decor. Love the stone steps!
Hugs,
Sherry

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Looks fabulous! I love your front porch with all that stone work it just is so warm and inviting. I think we would have so much fun Kelly if we lived closer. Oh the ideas we would come up with, so fun to even think about!

The French Hutch said...

Wow, I love your front door entrance. Everything is so festive for Fall and Halloween. Starting at the mailbox, love the pumpkin and the sign for stopping in is soooo cute, love it. The pumpkin vignettes on the steps and table look so pretty and thej door is gorgeous. Like Mr Skelton in the chair. He will entertain the little ones for trick or treat.

~Emily
The French Hutch

rachel@Acts of Life said...

It looks very cute Kelly :) I love the variety of pumpkins you found at Walmart...might have to take a looksy there! The cabbage is a neat idea too...how long will that last just sitting out?

Rachel~

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your porch is so charming and cheerful. I love the whimsical pumpkin by the mailbox, and your stonework. What an inviting entry.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh, I just love southern porches. Your porch and steps are gorgeous! Love all the varieties and color! so glad you linked up with VIF! xoxo Debra

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, what a great porch! I love the variety of pumpkins that you found...at Wal-Mart?! I can't do anything outside just yet, besides hang a wreath. It was almost 100 degrees today! Expecting a cold front for the weekend...if so, the front entry is mine!

Andrea said...

I am loving the variety of pumpkins you have. I'll have to check out my Walmart too! I love Halloween. It's so fun to decorate for!

Shelia said...

HI Kelly! I feel as if I've just been looking through a lovely decor mag! Your porch is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

You got some really cool pumpkins. I could deff sit a spell on that awesome porch!

All That Glitters said...

Really pretty Kelly! I will have to see if my Walmart has those pretty pumpkins! Love your sign and skelly too!

d e l i g h t said...

Love the variety of pumpkins and cabbage. I've never thought of cabbage but have seen it a lot this season in decorating. It's still hot here in Arizona so I don't think it would last too long outside. the skeleton at the door is great!

Deserae said...

Very pretty....I can't believe you found those pumpkins at Walmart of all places! Love the cabbage tucked in too....very clever!
Have a great weekend!
~Des

Pondside said...

Your porch is lovely - a great starting point for any sort of decorating.
We don't get any trick or treaters at all, and I do miss the fun.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Kelly! I love the variety of pumpkins you have and that little guy looks so quite near your mailbox! Martina

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OMG!! I love.love.love. those stone steps and beautiful pumpkins, Kelly!! Perfection! And, the rockers on the porch... ahhh, I'd love to sit awhile. Seriously, that stair shot makes my heart smile! enjoy the weekend. blessings ~ tanna

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Looks great, Kelly! Love the assortment of pumpkins. I'm feeling like such a Fall slacker. I've got to get busy...

Kim said...

That is one impressive front porch! It certainly says "wow". Hope you don't mind if I pin it!
xoxo,
Kim

Amanda said...

WOW!! you have an absolutely beautiful front porch! Those stone steps are gorge!! Hoping over there from Hooked on Houses. Have a great weekend

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Love the stone staircase, what a beautiful entry to your home!!
The porch looks great all decked out for the fall season...
Love the staggered pumpkins leading up to the door!!

Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

Pat said...

Your front porch is fabulous and wonderfully decorated for Fall, Kelly!

At The Picket Fence said...

Kelly, your entry is so gorgeous even without the fall decor!! :-) But all of that loveliness just enhances the beauty and I love the gourds going up the steps. I love your little sign too! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Jody said...

I love how it turned out! I especially love the white pumpkins. I wish I could find those around where I live. Beautiful!

FinsFan said...

My hubby is a fireman too and we have a cairn terrior! So happy to have found your blog:)

Brooke said...

Gorgeous! Over from www.spruceyournest.blogspot.com returning the blog love. I am your newest follower :-)

Carrie said...

Beautiful. I could definitely stay for a chat on that front porch. Although I'm guessing the porch is gorgeous any time of year!

Olive Cooper said...

The pumpkins are so pretty climbing the stairs. I really love the chubby green ones.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Totally love your pumpkins. I wonder if our Walmart has that kind of variety. I have not been able to find the white ones but I never thought of looking at Walmart. Everything looks so nice. Great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking very fallish at your house...love all those pumpkins!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Teresa said...

Wow, so creative, I love it all!

Babs said...

Your front porch looks fabulous! Love all the squash and pumpkins. I managed to get two mums on my porch yesterday. Whee. I'm really on a roll. NOT. Your skeleton sitting on the chair is so much fun. Wish we got trick or treaters, but we haven't had any for years. :(
Thanks for the porch inspiration.

Suzy said...

I absolutely adore the variety of pumpkins that you used. You did such a great job! Can't wait to see it all decked out for Halloween.