Bringing Fall to the Back Porch

Good morning! I know I have been away for a bit and I am trying to get back in the swing of teaching and blogging. So far, teaching is winning out! 🙂 I have all sorts of projects spinning round in my head, but by the time I am done teaching, I don’t have much energy left. Thanks for sticking with me though. I will be trying to get a few more projects out to you all!

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I was looking back through my posts from last year and saw this one. I liked this one so much, I thought I would share it with you again.

A few weeks ago, I bought a variety of pumpkins, both small and big. I had to buy them at the supermarket, since our pumpkin patches weren’t open yet. Lol.

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I used them on my back patio. I actually see my back patio more than the front, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the fall decor all season.

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I used little white pumpkins along with faux leaves and acorns in a glass container.

fall 2018 back patio leaves, feathers, acorns

I added a couple more pumpkins to my potting bench too. I made my acorn garland a few years ago, using the acorns from the oak tree in our old backyard.

Fall 2018 back patio ladder acorns

There are so many ways to decorate with pumpkins all over the house or outside. I like setting one on top of a terracotta pot for the different textures.

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I hung up this old window from the edge of the patio. I love the chippiness and the charm it brings to my outdoor space.

fall 2018 back patio striped pillow couch

A big orange striped pillow, a soft throw, and a few pumpkins make this a cozy place to hang out.

fall 2018 back patio couch and pumpkins

Aren’t these mugs adorable?! I found these at #HomeGoods. They had dogs on them, so I had to get them!

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The dogs enjoy being out here too!

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I kept things really simple. Just adding small touches here and there.

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Tucking a small pumpkin into your potted plants is a great place to add fall to your decor too.

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It’s so nice to look out the window and see touches of fall. Thank you again for stopping by!

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Pumpkin and Magnolia Leaves Tablescape

orange and turquoise thanksgiving tablescape titleGood morning! Well, it’s November! That means in blog land, it’s time to get out the Christmas decorations! I haven’t quite got there yet, so I thought I would share my Thanksgiving table from last year. Enjoy!

 

fall tablescape 2017 acorns and magnolia leaves

I bought this great big fat pumpkin when I went to the pumpkin patch with my class and it has been waiting to be the star of the table! I love it!

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I was able to cut a few small branches of magnolia leaves from my neighbors tree (shhh) to use on the table too. I added in a few pussy-willow branches and some golden acorns.

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The candlelight glowing on the white hydrangeas and leaves look so pretty.

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Adding in lots of textures gives the table a cozy and homey feel. Rattan place-mats and burlap pumpkins combined with the leaves and flowers add just the right touch.

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I added just a little bit of orange and turquoise too.

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I hope you all get to gather around the table with special people in your lives this Thanksgiving. All the decor and food mean nothing if we can’t share it with the people we love!

I’m so glad you stopped in today. Thank you so much for following along! The next time I am here, it will be with Christmas ideas! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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Pumpkins, and Leaves and Acorns, Oh My!

Happy Fall! Only two more days and we are officially in Autumn! Of course, it is still 90 degrees here! We really don’t get much of a fall and it usually doesn’t start getting cooler until Halloween. The leaves are changing color and falling at Christmas. Go figure! But my front porch is ready! No matter the weather!

I don’t think I have ever shown my front porch on the blog before, so let me introduce you! It’s very small and compact, but perfect for decorating.

Fall Porch 2015

I first added my wicker chair and covered the chair cushion with a piece of muslin. Then I found a brightly colored striped pillow in my ‘collection’ with the perfect fall colors.

fall porch pillow 2015

I placed the matching wicker table next to it and then added lots of fall decorations! I filled the white wooden basket with burlap, pumpkins, and filler flowers. I also added a clipboard with a fall printable. I have a toilet paper pumpkin that one of the girls made many years ago, a white pumpkin Lauren carved with 4-H on it from her time in 4-H, a solar light, some driftwood, and a ruler pumpkin.

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fall porch driftwood 2015

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I brought out one of my crates and placed a wooden tool box, also made by Lauren in 4-H, and filled it with more burlap, candle holders, and sweater acorns.

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Aren’t these acorns adorable? I found the instructions here.

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Leaning against the crate is my oval chalkboard with the word ‘Thankful.’

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I have another tall chalkboard, from this project, leaning in the corner with the word ‘Fall’ printed on it. This is my last piece of board from that puppet theater.

Fall porch chalkboard 2015

I have a faux chrysanthemum near the door. Faux because of our high temps and high drought. This is just going to have to do for now!

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My last item is the wreath on the door. Lots of fall leaves and a big turquoise ‘S’ in the middle. Got to have my turquoise!

fall porch wreath 2015

Did you spot the little guy nestled in the bottom? He’s a cutie!

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I hope you enjoyed your little tour! Happy Autumn!

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