Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Porch and A Pumpkin

I spent the day yesterday, tweaking a couple of things for my front porch fall decor. First, I updated and made pretty, a grapevine pumpkin I've had for years. This pumpkin has orange and white lights that I added when I bought it, but was otherwise plain. It needed a little something more, to stand out during the daylight hours. So, I decided to try the addition of some fall greenery for color and a simple burlap bow.

The burlap bow is a nice, rustic complement to the grapevine and other natural elements in the display.

A small bale of hay holds a pot of orange and yellow pansies, and a pumpkin. The sign provides a welcoming touch. Because of the pesky squirrels, I had to use an artificial pumpkin for now :-)

This corner display, next to the front door, will welcome guests to my home through Thanksgiving. There will be some Halloween decorations added to the front of the house, for the trick or treaters, but those will come later.

The flowers in my garden are cut back, the leaves are starting to cover the lawn and the days are getting colder - time to sit back and enjoy this beautiful season with a nice cup of hot apple cider.


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  1. Looks great! I like the burlap touch.

  2. Everything looks beautiful. I'd love a small hay bale like that. xo

  3. It's very welcoming, Vicki. Hot apple cider sounds delicious to me. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

  4. Beautiful!!! I love when the porch front is so festive!

  5. Everything looks so beautiful and festive! Love the burlap bow :)


  6. Very pretty. The pumpkins look so nice! I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

  7. Looks really nice Vicki. It sure saves money when you can update old decorations and give them new life.

  8. What an inviting vignette to welcome your guests!
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Wonderful fall display!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Very creative fall decor:) From A bouquet of Talent Sunday. My entry: what kind of heart?

  11. Your porch looks beautiful! I love your grapevine pumpkin. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. So happy to see have you share. Have a wonderful week. :)

  12. Love your display its really festive, very pretty

  13. Vicki you have created a very welcoming display on your front porch. I like the addition of the burlap. Gives everything rustic charm don't you think? Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  14. Thank you for joining Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  15. We're always tweaking something aren't we? It looks lovely!

  16. Congrats! You've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this inspirational post! Don't forget to grab a button! Have a wonderful week!


  17. Very simple, very welcoming. I like that combination.

  18. every porch needs a pumpkin :-) Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. did you enter my latest giveaway?

  19. I really like the touches of the burlap bow and the hay bale.

  20. Hello Vicki, this looks beautifully welcoming. Love it. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  21. great fall decor Vicki! I'm not looking forward to fall this year...too many leaves that I can't rake or mow due to a bum shoulder. It's going to be a long, ugly fall 'round these parts.


  22. Everything looks so pretty for Autumn! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I am so sorry for being so late to visit. Hope your day is wonderful!

  23. I'm loving the burlap! Oh and far as fake pumpkins, I use them here in Florida to keep from rotting from the heat!


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