Fall Porch


The other day, I posted about my struggle with Seasonal Decor Confusion due to my recent Christmas decor feature by Better Homes and Gardens.





I've made progress since then and I'm making my way back to seasonal reality.  
Thanks to everyone that weighed in. 






Part of my therapy was decorating the porch for fall.   







This is an extra special task for me each year.  Not only because we all love fall {warm colors, football games, donuts and cider}, but it also marks my wedding anniversary.  









My husband and I were married 13 years ago today {September 25th}.  Our wedding reception was held at my parents home in the country.  Our wedding decor included fall colors {provided by mother nature}, grapevine, mums, cabbages, pumpkins, gourds and twinkling lights.

Each year as I collect things to put in our porch display, I'm reminded of that day.  









The wreath on the door was made by my mom from the actual flowers and grapevine from our wedding reception. 







 It's amazing to me that after 13 years it still looks good {just like you, honey}.  








The welcome sign was a gift from my aunt, folk artist MShaw.  She painted it for the wedding reception entrance to welcome guests.







Not only is this display full of heartwarming memories but it's a great tool for quizzing my husband.  Although, this year when I asked him where our wreath came from...I think he remembered.  








Thank you, for allowing me to indulge in a sappy trip down memory lane.  
Happy 13th Anniversary to my best friend.




Linked up to the Southern Hospitality Outdoor Fall Decor Party and the fall porch party at The Inspired Room.

50 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 13 years. We are approaching our 10th in about a month. Time goes so fast! Porch looks wonderful. And so nice to have so many lovely memories associated with it. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  2. How beautiful! Love your sign and your styling! Congrats on the anniversary :)

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  3. Happy anniversary! Love your porch, it looks so pretty!

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  4. Beautiful! I just love that grey pumpkin!

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  5. Happy anniversary! Not only does the porch look great, it holds special memories. That's the best kind of decor.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, I agree with you on memory decor :) S

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  6. Happy Anniversary! I love all of your little sentimental decor through out your home. I am trying to add more to mine. I tend to forget to add those when I am decorating.

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    1. Thanks Natalie. Your home is perfect. :) Sarah

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  7. Happy 13th! I LOVE Fall too. I miss seeing the leaves change color and the smell of Autumn. I would like to be on the East coast for that entire season if it was possible. My family and I will be traveling to PA for Thanksgiving this year so at least we will get a taste of it:) You have beautiful decorations and it is so sweet that they are so sentimental for you!

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    1. Hey Michelle, Hope you get to see the fall colors this year. It is magical:)

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  8. It looks beautiful! Love the idea of using your wedding flowers for lasting decor. Think I'll tuck that idea away for when my daughters get married!

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    1. Hi Lori! Thanks, after 14 years the flowers are still bright. :) S

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  9. Lovely! I would love to see wedding pictures.....

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    1. Hey Heather, I would love to share wedding pics. Maybe this year for our anniversary I'll do a wedding post :)

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  10. Very nice. LOVE the wreath. (We're a month behind you.. our 13th anniversary is Oct 23)

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    1. THank you, Kellie. Happy Anniversary! Sarah

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  11. Sarah - I love Fall, too. Hope you're having a Very Happy 13th Anniversary!!

    Sherry

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  12. Your front porch is so inviting!! I love how you have decorated it for fall. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Marriage is really simple........just love and respect each other! (oh........and overlook a bunch of stuff!)

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    1. Ha! Great marriage advice…spot on!! xoxo Sarah

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  13. Today is my daughter's anniversary also 13 years...her husband is deployed half-way around the world, but he sent flowers. Happy Anniversary!!

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  14. That is so nice! Love the colors. And love the fact that there is more then a single meaning to everything. Very special!
    And seriously congratulations on your anniversary!

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  15. This is so stunning. What a beautiful fall entrance display. I am so inspired. Thank you, Thea Morris.

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  16. Sarah - If this is confused, I want to be confuses too! Your front porch is stunning! Love the wreath...the use of color in it is perfect. I love the pink mums too. I don't usually pick the pink ones for fall...but next year that is going to be part of my plan!! Congratulations on being published in BHG.com. That is so exciting! and your Christmas mantel is beautiful!! I am new to the blogging world and am looking forward to visiting you on a regular basis. :)

    Blessings - Sara

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    1. Sara, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! xox Sarah

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  17. Sarah your porch is just beautiful!!! I love the green & cream pumpkins those are my favorite to decorate with. Happy Fall!

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    1. Amanda, thank you! Happy fall to you. Xoxo Sarah

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  18. Happy Anniversary!! :) Ours is in October. Where did you get the fabulous planters from? Love!! Your porch is beautiful.
    Jennifer

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    1. Hi! Happy Anniversary! They are from Sams Club :) S

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  19. Such a beautiful porch! I just discovered your blog via Pinterest and I'm so glad I did! You are clearly very talented! I will definitely be a frequent visitor for future inspiration - thank you :)

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  20. LOVE your Fall front porch. I just got in to Flushing last night at 12:30 after a three day drive from AZ. So beautiful to see the Fall colors as we traveled across the country. So glad Fall waited for us to arrive this year. Looking forward to the orchard tomorrow and getting some delicious Fall treats and decor. Can't wait to help my in-laws decorate their front porch this week, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Wendi! I hope you get to visit this year! xo Sarah

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  21. This is beautiful, I love the colors and the corn stalks!

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    1. Thanks, Taryn. I love corn stalks too. :) S

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  22. I just love Fall up North!!! You do everything so beautiful!!!
    Loved the story about your wedding! so sweet!
    Thank you for the beautiful post!

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    1. Thank you and you're so welcome Lilian. Xo Sarah

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  23. Such a wonderful Fall porch. Just found you from Southern Hospitality, I'm your newest follower, come by for a visit when you can.

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    1. Coming over to visit now, Debra! xoxo Sarah

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  24. Dear Sarah, September 25th is also our anniversary but we have a few years on you. We were married in 1971 so last month we celebrated our 41st anniversary! Take it from me each year just gets better. We live in a blue Cape Cod and I am always looking for ideas in decorating a Cape. Thanks for such wonderful ideas, keep up the good work!

    Patty Lucas

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    1. Hi Patty! Happy Anniversary! I agree that every year gets better. I am excited about a 41st anniversary being in our future. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Sarah

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  25. Where did you get your door?

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  26. I always struggle with decor because I have a hard time decorating with items that are just 'decorative'. I want most items to have some sort of meaning or sentimental memory...which is why I LOVE your post about how you've woven items from your wedding into your Fall Porch. I also really dig how you've kept pinks/reds in the scheme, rather than going entirely yellow/brown.
    THANKS for the inspiration :)

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