Our Fall Porch 2016

This year I went for bright colors in our fall front porch display. My goal was for the seasonal plants and pumpkins I arranged around our front to door to pop and draw guests in all the way from the street. 

If you are new here, I should explain that we spend a lot of time on our front porch. Our neighbors often join us for evening "porch time" so in addition to it being a place my family gathers often, it's also a space where we visit with our guests.  I like to change up the look with the seasons.

The wreath on the front door is always the first thing to go up in the fall. My mom made it for us out of our dried wedding flowers (17 years ago and it still looks great)! I went to my favorite local Greenhouse (Sunrise Greenhouse in Goodrich Mi) and purchased beautiful mums and other fall plants to fill my urns.  

The wooden sign was a HomeGoods find, I nestled it among my planters and placed a small stack of gourds in front of it to keep it from blowing away or tipping over. 

I had a lot of fun arranging plants in my urns. I had to exercise a lot of restraint when shopping for supplies, everything at the greenhouse this time of year is so beautiful. I could have easily gone overboard. I mean look at these gorgeous colors...

I was a good girl for the most part and kept it simple. Just a few large mums, a couple small planter arrangements, a stack of pumpkins, a few small gourds were all I needed to make our porch come alive for the season. I bought out a round outdoor rug, some outdoor pillows and knit throws to cozy it up and finish off the look. 

 This time of year is very busy at our house with fall schedules. It also means the kids often have friends and teammates over in between activities. It makes my heart happy to see them playing outside together and enjoying the porch. I look at the seasonal decor as a way to set a pretty backdrop for some of the happiest memories my family will have someday. 

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share a little of my home with you. 
 I hope you are enjoying the season!

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