PUMPKINS & CORNSTALKS
Updated: Aug 9, 2020
Welcome to the fall porch here at Maple Creek!
This year, as in years past, I wanted the porch to display all of the fall goodness that you find here at our farm. I grabbed cornstalks from the field & lots of pumpkins from our pumpkin patch and set to work. I’m not sure why but I absolutely love the look of pumpkins spilling down the front steps of the farmhouse. It makes me smile...so that’s what I did. You have to love what you’re creating and make it your own!
I also wanted to give it a cozy look so I used lights from Better Homes & Gardens to frame the space. I put them at the top of the porch and wove them throughout the pumpkins down the steps. Next, to keep the “cozy” vibe going, I used lanterns from The Christmas Tree Shop and Wegmans. I’m kind of a lantern junkie, so I love to keep several on-hand to decorate a space. One tip I’ve found is to look for lanterns at the end of every season. They usually go on sale, so you can store them and pull them out when you need them.
For the door this year I choose a galvanized piece from (surprise!) Better Homes & Gardens as well. I let my little mailbox from Hobby Lobby stay put. It’s one of my favorite purchases, definitely a year-round staple! The signs displayed are from TJ Maxx. I found them both when I was out shopping one weekend and thought they would be a nice addition to the fall porch.
If I could offer one piece of decor advice when decorating an outdoor space, it would be this: try to use AS MANY of the natural elements as possible. Keep it organic, fresh and beautiful. For example, I incorporated hay bales, fresh mums, ferns and cornstalks for maximum effect & low cost. In the warmer seasons, I use fresh flowers from the garden wherever possible. Decorating doesn’t have to break the bank! You can have a beautiful space that you love, even on a tight budget.
Friends, I’d love to know how you tackled your “fall porch.” Tag me in your pictures! I’ll be reposting my favorites on my IG stories over the coming weeks. As always, thanks for reading! Comment below or share this post to spread the love!
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