Fall on the Front Porch – Vicki’s House

Fall has arrived to my front porch and I couldn’t be happier. As you know I have been anxiously waiting (albeit impatiently) for the official arrival of my favorite season. Fall exemplifies spending time with family and friends. For me this is also the kickoff of entertaining season. Al fresco dinners on the front porch, impromptu cocktail parties by candlelight and fireside get togethers. Some of my most favorite things to do are to invite people over for a special evening in my home. I love to cook and entertain – I typically create a menu and a special bev (cocktail) for the evening. I want people to feel happy and relaxed in my home with the sense that they never want to go home. When I was putting together my Fall front porch, this is the feeling that I wanted to convey – warm, cozy and inviting.

Fall on the Front Porch. 19 blogger's Outdoor Decor

Our sweet friend Tara of Lehman Lane put this fabulous group tour together. Be sure to check the links at the bottom of this post – you don’t want to miss out on any of the wonderful outdoor fall decor ideas!

Welcome to Fall on the Front Porch…

Fall on the front porch

The doorway is decorated with a fairly traditional look. I used lots of different types of pumpkins and gourds in a variety of colors. When decorating my porch for Fall I want it to look festive and inviting.

Fall on the front porch

When I went to the garden center to purchase mums, I fully intended to buy white ones. There was something about these burnt orange mums that just spoke to me. I knew that the color would look great on the front porch.

Fall on the front porch

I was thrilled to score this blanket scarf at the Target Dollar Spot. Do you ever shop at Target? Right at the front of the store they have these amazing dollar bins loaded with the cutest stuff. It gets me every single time! Let me tell you…since I moved out to the country I had not been in a Target store for four months!! I realize this makes me sound shallow, but I’m okay with that :) Last week I made the over-one-hour trek with my friend Linda (she needed a Target fix too). There was a frenzy of people and action at the bins when we arrived. We nudged our way in and I came away with the cutest stuff…like this blanket scarf!

Fall on the front porch

 

Fall on the front porch

This fall wreath is beautiful. It is made entirely of dried leaves and twigs.

Fall on the front porch

The dried leaves are stacked on top of each other all the way around the wreath.

Fall on the front porch

 

Fall on the front porch

As I said, I love to entertain. Our little porch area is the perfect spot for evening get togethers and cocktail parties. I used one of my bleached drop cloths as a tablecloth. You can see how to do that HERE.

Fall on the front porch

I layered a square of remnant fabric – gray and white with arrows.

Fall on the front porch

The stacked place settings are cheerfully topped off with bright orange salad plates with polka dots. Mini pumpkins are used as place cards for each guest.

Fall on the front porch

Fall on the front porch

 

Fall on the front porch

The wine barrel top makes a perfect table. We use it all of the time when we entertain outside. I made mini Moscow Mules and used the fabric pumpkins as decor.

Fall on the front porch

Moscow Mules are a great fall cocktail and I will be sharing my recipe next week.

Fall on the front porch

Aren’t these mini mason jars adorable. I really like the cute polka dot lids and yellow straws.

Fall on the front porch

The porch wouldn’t be complete without a chalkboard. I created this one a couple of months ago. It started out as a child’s easel and I gave it a makeover…you can see that HERE.

Fall on the front porch

I bought this galvanized watering can at an auction many years ago for .25 cents!

Fall on the front porch

This cute fox hook was a recent purchase from TJMaxx for $2.99. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do with it but he was too adorable to pass up for that price.

Fall on the front porch

 

Fall on the front porch

As I was putting my fall porch together I was struck with an idea. When we sit outside it sometimes gets cool. I decided to hang Foxy on the porch wall and added plaid throws. This will be super convenient for guests when they get a little chilly.

Fall on the front porch

Cute, right?

Fall on the front porch

The table centerpiece is a rosemary topiary. I wish your screen was scratch-n-sniff! It smells heavenly.

Fall on the front porch

 

Fall on the front porch

Remember the faux galvanized bucket that I made a few weeks ago? I added sunflowers and greenery…now it is the first things that guests see when they come over.

Fall on the front porch

I am so glad that you came to visit my fall front porch. Don’t forget to visit all of the other fabulous outdoor fall tours each day this week.

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

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Fall on the front porch

Fall Outdoor Hop

Monday

Lehman Lane / 2 Bees in a Pod – Vicki’s House / My Life from Home / North Country Nest

 

Tuesday

Our Crafty Mom / Twelve on Main / Little Bits of Home / Beauteeful Living / Fun Home Things

Wednesday

Simple Nature Décor / Timeless Creations / Refresh Living / UnCookie Cutter / Refresh Living

Thursday

2 Purple Couches / Our House Now a Home / Knock it Off Kim / Green with Décor

Friday

2 Bees in a Pod – Jenn’s House / Joy in Our Home

Comments

  1. says

    What a fabulous tour Vicki!!! I can’t believe you found that blanket scarf at Target’s dollar spot! I know where I am headed today :). Your wreath is gorgeous too. Wish I could stop by for a drink on your patio too. Thanks so much for sharing your front porch and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
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  2. says

    Your question do you ever shop at Target, Use to but not any more. Would not feel safe letting my granddaughters go to their restrooms. I would not go to Target if they were giving away free things. I will never shop there again.

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