Hello everyone and welcome to our fall porch! This is the second installment of our Fall into Autumn series, and today we’re showing you how we have decorated our front porches for fall. The first thing you see is Rusty, our scarecrow. He’s been hanging out in our garden for about a year now, but we thought we’d give him a new job of greeting our guests here at the cottage. I’m sure you’ve spied our white pumpkins! Yes, we took some of them out of our garden to use in our fall decorating. We just couldn’t help ourselves!
I found this sign holder at the auction that I attend weekly, and I put it to use as a wreath holder. You know, you can hang wreaths anywhere, not just on your front door! The colorful chevron paper is actually adhesive shelf paper that I found at our local Dollar General store, and the cornstalks came out of our garden. Well, don’t just stand there, come on in!
The first thing that you will see when you come onto the porch is another wreath with a scarecrow! I’ve had this little guy for at least 10 years or so. He’s always been tucked into flowers, but now he’s hopped up there into the wreath! The burlap wreath base was used as my Fourth of July wreath and the grapevine garland has been up since last Christmas! I just keep adding different elements to it for each season.
To fill the spaces beside the front door, I painted these two scarecrows. In the spring, there were bunnies here on our spring porch.
I’ve always had a thing for scarecrows! When I was teaching school, I planned a lot of lessons around scarecrows in the fall. Did you know that scarecrows have been used in gardens for thousands of years?
Oh, yes! You can’t think about scarecrows without thinking about the Tin Man, can you? Look down to the end of the porch. Do you see him?
You may have noticed that we took down our curtains on the porch. Just recently we put up these bi-fold doors that were destined for the trash dump. I really like how they make the porch feel more like a room.
I made a little fall display on our table by using more of that shelf paper as a runner. So easy to display some colorful pumpkins and gourds by upturning a basket. But I have to show you my little pumpkin holders.
What? You have to go so soon? Well, Henry is here to tell you goodbye. I hope you’ve gotten a few ideas of how you can bring fall onto your porch, and if you’d like more porch decorating inspiration, click on the links under the graphic.
Happy Fall, Y’all!
Linking up to:
Autumn Inspiration@Cupcakes and Crinoline
Wow Us Wednesday@Savvy Southern Style
Homework Wednesday@Atta Girl Says
Fall 2013 Door and Outdoor Decor@Southern Hospitality
Autumn Abounds@Stone Gable
Falling for Fall@Savvy Southern Style