Hi there, everyone! Today I excited to share our Aqua Autumn Porch as part of the Fall Ideas Tour featuring 24 of my incredibly talented blogger friends and little old me!
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I titled this post “Aqua Autumn Porch” but our porch is decorated with more colors than just aqua! It is surprising how pretty aqua looks with the traditional, warm colors of fall which I have used in abundance on our porch. But aqua is unexpected, and I like to be a little different!
If you’re new here, I need to tell you a little bit about our screened porch. It is large and runs across the front of our southern country cottage. For a while now, we’ve had this old Amish made wheelbarrow on the porch which I decorate around each season. The wheelbarrow is significant because Leo and I have a large garden.
Down here is a red lamp with a ruffled burlap shade that I made several years ago. The little red truck is loaded down with a giant pumpkin!
Henry, our cat, had found a perfect place to snooze!
You can tell that I’m a color gal because of the rich autumn colors that I’ve used in decorating the porch! To me, autumn is a celebration of nature’s bounty and the porch is echoing the beautiful, rich colors found in nature at this time of year.
There’s an old rocker on this end (can you even imagine a Southern front porch without a rocker???) and you can also see an autumn flag waving on the other side of the screen door. On the left is an antique firkin bucket that I recently painted aqua.
At the other end of the porch is our eating area. My other sister-in-law Jean (yes, both of them are named Jean!) loaned me these braided stacking pumpkins which serve as a centerpiece. I just love their wonderful texture so much that I’m going to have to get some of my own!
Well, you just know that when I spotted these plates with the wheelbarrows on them that they had to come home with me, don’t ya? They and the placemats are from Pier 1.
I wanted to show you these burlap chair covers. I made them last year when our church was having its tablesetting fundraiser event.
Another bucket holds an aqua painted faux pumpkin.
Mantels on Monday
Tablescapes on Tuesday
Wreaths on Wednesday
Printables on Thursday
Porches on Friday