decorating for fall

Decorating The Front Porch For Fall

If you read my last post, well then you know we have been in full force around the house with decorating for fall. I am a little worried as we have yet to make our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. This means more pumpkins are coming! I will need to do some strategic rearranging no doubt of the already existing decor! We have completed the finishing touches on our front porch though and that is what I am sharing with you today! I have always wanted a porch. We had a small one in our townhouse last year however it was tucked around the side of the house and it was rare that anyone saw the display. My house now has a stately front porch which is the first thing you see when you look at the house. Naturally I had to put together some fun ideas in honour of having that space. When we got married, I invested in four vintage crates as our wedding theme was quite rustic. These crates are perfect for repurposing during the fall and winter season. I started with those and a few fall mums. I am not sure if I was luckily to pick the bad bunch or I simply killed them but my  mums have died. A sad, dry and lonely looking death. So I moved on to gourds (big surprise), a couple of craft pumpkins from Michaels and small cooking pumpkins from the grocery store. Like I said, we still need to visit the pumpkin patch. We will absolutely be getting some larger, warty and witchy looking pumpkins to join in on this space. The sign was built by my husband and with some spray paint, stencilled letters and your standard burlap garland, it added the perfect touch to a very lonely looking corner. Lastly was the wreath. It is not my usual style when it comes to wreathes but it adds some festive color to the door and seems to work well with everything else.

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No holiday decor is complete without a little chalkboard art either. I can’t wait to come up with some spooky sketches in honour of Halloween as well. It’s also time to break out Hocus Pocus and watch it on repeat!

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I couldn’t resist sharing this picture. My tiny baby was a week old and we squeezed in a pumpkin patch visit with her. It will be so fun to compare this to this year’s pics and see how much she has grown. I also might cry a little!

Hope you are enjoying the start to this festive time of year!

Fall Decorating With Our Friend Gourd

It’s here; October! Well tomorrow is the first of October but it doesn’t really matter in this house as we started Fall decorating the day after Labor Day. I drive my husband a little crazy with my overzealous and early decorating tendencies but he knew all about this when he married me so no complaints. My number one decorating tool this time of the year is the ever so precious gourd. I LOVE gourds. What can you not love about a miniature pumpkin or relative of that family. In my opinion, the warty-er the better too. This year however I have leaned towards your calendar mini orange pumpkin and of course, the white ones! The key I find every season is no to go overboard. There is a fine, sweet line between tastefully decorated and just plain cluttered. Today I am sharing a few spots of our home that have been highly dusted with holiday festiveness. I am working on our front porch and will be sure to share pictures of that area as soon as it is done.But for now, please meet our friend Gourd, and all of his buddies.

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Couldn’t resist…. does this face not say ‘come on mom…’
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Please share what your favourite decorating go-to pieces are!