Fall Porch

by Chris on October 7, 2012

My favorite outdoor decorations for fall are mums. 1. They were my dad’s favorite flower. 2. I love how dense the fall colors are in them. Since I need a strong color on my porch, they are a perfect solution.

fall house

I think the only tricky part about these things is finding mums that are in bloom at the same time. I’m waiting (not so patiently) for the bottom mum to bloom before the other mums fade out. First world problems—I know.

fall porch

Because I don’t necessarily have a large porch, I kept things simple. Mums—lots of them—and a couple of mini hay bales. I would recommend a local landscaping/garden center for these. They were quite a bit cheaper than the big box stores in our area.

fall porch

The little apple baskets were leftovers from my daughter’s birthday party and the gourds are from my local grocery store. I find if I spread the spending out, I can remain in denial about how much I actually spent.

porch mums.CR2

It’s an immediate welcome for my guests (all three of them) when they come to the door! Up next? Window boxes! I’ll be back later with those, but for now I hope these cheer up your Mumday. Get it? Not Monday, but…

fall front porch

P.S. Come back on Tuesday! I’ve got a surprise for you! It’s a fun celebration, and it’s fabulous!

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Courtney {a thoughtful place} October 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I just love the exterior of your home and your porch looks gorgeous. So welcoming. Happy Sunday, my friend.

Chris October 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thank you, dear. :) And a happy Sunday to you!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie October 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Very pretty. Love that wreath!

cassie October 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

love the big yellow mums- so warm and inviting!

Jodi from New Jersey October 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Beautiful job! I love the yellow ones.

priscilla October 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

Very pretty ! Love mums too!

Janet October 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

Love your porch! It’s so welcoming!

Merrilee October 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Very nice and welcoming! Btw, I love your blog. You’re very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Chris October 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thank you so much, Merrilee! I appreciate you stopping by.

judy h. October 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Your porch is a portrait of Fall! Absolutely gorgeous. How do you keep yourself from sitting outside all day just gazing at color of it all?

Chris October 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

What a sweet compliment, Judy! Thank you so much!

Karen Barclay October 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Your porch looks lovely, thought you might like to see my fall decorations from the U.K
http://www.karenbarclay.com/everything-else/pumpkin-shortage/

Jill Flory October 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Your porch is beautiful! I love how you used lots of mums.

Chris October 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Thank you, Jill!

Heidi Ferguson October 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Great job! I especially love the HUGE yellow mums in the urns! This reminds me, I need to use some hay in my fall decorations on my front porch!

Chris October 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Thank you, Heidi! Glad I could serve as a reminder! :)

ToTheMoonandBack October 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Beautiful! Love the wreath:)

Barbara Grooms October 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Absolutely lovely! First thing I thought about, is how much dad would love these mums. You beat me this fall decorating your porch. My window box impatients were doing better than they’ve done all summer, so it was too hard to pull them all out. I plan on taking them out this week though. Looking forward to seeing your window boxes too. Your fall decorations are so pretty. I love fall colors don’t you? PS…In one hour, it’s your BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom loves you

Anne Boykin October 9, 2012 at 4:18 am

Hi Chris, Your mums really pop against your white house – beautiful! I’m looking forward to your window boxes.

Shell We October 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Happy birthday! New follower here

Chris October 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Welcome, Shell We!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

Pamela M October 10, 2012 at 1:01 am

Super fun. I love your beautiful flowers. Happy Birthday!

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