Fall Porch Decor

by Chris on October 10, 2011

Well, hello! I’m back from a great weekend with some family. My brother came into town, so I went home to visit. Of course, my mom had already fallified her front porch. Wanna tour?

fall porch

Beautiful, no? The colors, the twinkling lights, and the noise of the water fountain (imagine it) were a perfect combination for an 81-degree fall day. This is Michigan—you never know what you’re gonna get around here. 

fall porch decor

Pumpkins. So easy, yet so cute.

pumpkins white pumpkins

This long window box is a newer addition to her porch, and she’s now kicking herself for not doing it years earlier.

flower box

I have wood sitting my garage for window boxes. I bought it two summers ago. I’m thinking it’s time.

fall flower box

I could post picture after picture, but I think you get the idea. It’s the prettiest house on the block. A little charm can go a long way!

fall front porch 

P.S. I’m a year older. As a gift to myself, I spent the day here.

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And I can’t wait to show you all the goodies I brought home!



ToTheMoonandBack October 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

Wow! Your Mom’s porch looks AMAZING! Love all the natural elements. Happy Birthday Chris! Can’t wait to see what goodies you brought home:)

Richella at Imparting Grace October 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

Your mom’s porch looks beautiful. I love the lights–why has it never occurred to me to use twinkle lights at any time other than Christmas??

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Myra @ My Blessed Life October 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

Absolutely beautiful! I love the window box! :)

Elizabeth@BlueClearSky October 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

Happy Birthday! Your Mom’s porch is lovely and looks beautiful decorated for Fall. Love the twig pumpkins with lights and the overflowing flower boxes are a treat!

Rachel Tatem October 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Love it! I’m such a fan of pumpkins… eating and looking at them!

Courtney October 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

I love the window box!! Your mom did a beautiful job – I can see where you get your creativity! Hope you had a wonderful birthday at home with your family. Thank you for sharing!

Bella Michelle @ Southern Somedays October 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

So pretty!!! I love your lighted wreath so much!!!

Kelley October 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

Happy birthday! Hope it was a great one for you. Love your mom’s porch. It reminds me that I need to get off my lazy butt and put out our twinkly pumpkins! :)

Amanda Eck October 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

oh my goodness those window boxes are amazing!!! Beautiful !!

pavani reddy October 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm


Cheri October 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Well Happy Birthday to you and what a fun place to spend your birthday…with mom and IKEA. Can’t wait to see what you got and what you did with it.

Oh…your mom’s house looks wonderful!

Julie D. October 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

That is possibly the best way to spend a birthday (IMHO)! I’m jealous–the nearest IKEA to me is 300 miles! Hope you had a splendid b-day!

JonS October 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Looks great. I always like it when people get creative with outside lights. It can make a garden so much more inviting at night I feel.

cassie {hi sugarplum} October 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Happy birthday pretty lady! Ew, that sounded really oogie! Pretend I said it with enthusiasm, and not creepy voice. :)

Diane Durfee October 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Happy Birthday! I went to IKEA this weekend too – although it wasn’t my bday! LOL! I got some CUTE things too! (Hope you found the cute Christmas trees!!!)

mary October 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Oh what a sweet porch! Those lights are such a great idea in the pumpkins!! Love the window boxes too=

bee blessed

jenny October 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

How pretty! I love the sparkle of lights with the rustic pumpkins!

Joyce October 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Happy Birthday.

I am totally in love with your mums front porch. Just saying!

Laura W. October 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

I see where you get your good decorating taste from. I love her porch! Also, happy belated birthday to you!

Stephanie October 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Your mom’s porch looks great!! Love all the details.


Tanya Anurag October 14, 2011 at 1:35 am

I love the wire-pumpkins and the wreath. No doubt your Mom’s house is the best looking house on the lane.

Happy Birthay! What a way to celebrate your day :) I live in MI too but Ikea is more than 3 hrs drive from my place :(

Chris October 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

It’s a 2-hour drive for me, Tanya! So it’s quite a treat if I decide to make the drive. SO wish we had one closer!

Barbara Grooms October 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I am so compliment by your post of my fall porch decorations. Thank you for taking the pictures and the kind words. Your blog friends were so gracious with their comments. Thanks everyone. Thanks dear daughter!

Love you,

Janet MacDonald October 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Your mom’s porch is so beautiful! so warm & inviting. What joy it must give you as you pull in the driveway to your family home! Just Gorgeous!

Chris October 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm

That’s a great way of saying it, Janet. I just love pulling in when I come home!

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