Updated: Aug 9
The fall porch just might be my favorite spot to decorate here at the farm each year. It's so satisfying to head out to the pumpkin patch and pick out just the right pumpkins to line the steps of the farmhouse!
This year I wanted to have A LOT of cornstalks. I had saved some bunches from last year and wanted to add new ones to give them that fresh fall feeling. Can one ever have too many cornstalks?
...I think not! I also wanted to incorporate lighting to give it a magical glow at night. While hunting for a great deal, I found lighting from Better Homes and Garden on sale for under ten dollars, and knew they would be perfect in this spot. Another lighting source are my solar powered lanterns from Sonnenglas. They are the very best for any occasion and can give a new look to any décor.
My next step was to find one new element. This year, that was the little postal box attached to the door. I found this cutie at Hobby Lobby. With their amazing 40% off coupon, it proved to be a fantastic deal that added just the right touch! Yay for coupons & thrifty shopping!
The wreath on the door is from Micheal’s and is feathered with the touches of autumn colors. This time of year, those wreaths have a special spot in my heart. I also added a yummy cinnamon broom from Trader Joe's by the door to give the entrance a little spooky/ whimsical vibe as well.
The old vintage scale was a piece I found in the upper barn when we moved in. It’s a heavy piece with so much character and I was longing to give it some front-and-center attention this fall. I loaded it with pumpkins and it was literally brought back to life. So much vintage goodness from this piece of history!
This year I went very light on the mums and heavy on the grasses and ferns. I love the look of fall grasses on a porch and in the gardens around Maple Creek.
How do you like to decorate your porch for fall? Do you have your pumpkins all picked out? Any fun fall finds, of vintage pieces, you've stumbled across?
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