Sunday, September 28, 2014

Falling for Fall

I love blog parties with a theme so when I saw that Pamela at From My Front Porch To Yours was having a linky party for showcasing front porches, I was in! It's called Falling For Fall Porch Party.

Welcome to my home!

My husband and I recently painted the front section of our front porch and it came out great! I hadn't decorated it for Fall yet so this was good incentive to get started.

I love creating vignettes in my decorating so that is what I did all around my front porch.

Our local grocery store (Wegmans) had a pack of two mums for $4 and a local farm market has $4.99 mums every year in gorgeous colors, so I had to get them all! I put the largest ones into a few vintage orchard fruit baskets and the small yellow mums stand on their own just fine.

I love the mix of aqua and orange so when I found the orange gourd at a local craft store (it is real!) I had to have it for my porch. I found the aqua chair a few years ago at a barn sale for $2 and paid 10 times that for the aqua watering can. I had to have it!! The red watering can is from Wegmans too!

The enamelware pot is filled with sticks and twigs from my daughters' yard at her cottage in the country. I find many birds nests in my yard that have fallen from the tall, tall trees and use them all over to decorate with.

I had been wanting a vintage milk can forever and finally found one traveling home last summer at a garage sale we just happened on. I left it outside all winter to age it and it is finally getting a little chippy! The milk bottle carrier and bottles are from my earlier days of picking!

The old window is a wonderful back drop to decorate for each season so for Fall I decided to put this straw wreath on it. The chippy white bench is a recent find that I can't part with yet so I decided to use it as a side table.

I love my unique pumpkin birdhouse and the birds nest was found on the ground a little while after one of my son's birthday parties. It has streamers in it from the pinata we had that year!

Pink pumpkins are new to me so whenever I find them I use them in my Fall decorating. The one I found last year lasted till May until it started rotting. Really!

 I made this wreath years ago and I still love it. I just primp it and change out the faded flowers every so often. It is huge and the focal point of my porch.

The gray, chippy, wonderfully faded bench against the railing is one that I helped my husband find for the foyer of his house before we even talked about getting married, knowing that someday it would be mine too!

I use it to photograph a lot of my vintage items for my Etsy shop.

Happy Fall y'all!!

AnnMarie xoxo

P.S. did you see that dead looking stuff to the top right of my front door and on one of the pillars? We cut the roots to an ivy plant that was taking over and now cannot get the remains off of our house! The house is sided, so to scrape it makes a huge mess. I tried vinegar and water and it did not work either. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get that dead stuff off? Thanks if you do!

I am linking up with these great blog parties:

From My Front Porch to Yours
Amaze Me Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Treasure Box Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
The Scoop
Vintage Inspiration Party
What's It Wednesday
Showcase Your Talent Thursday
Every Room in The House Party
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends
The Weekend Re-Treat Link Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Pink Saturday


  1. All of your decorations are beautiful.
    I love the pumpkin birdhouse. :-)

  2. What a beautiful porch! I love the colors you chose and it has so much character-- that railing is to die for! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. You have a very pretty porch and like your Fall decor. Sorry. no advice on the ivy. I need to make a trip to the farmers' market to see what pumpkin colors they have this year.
    Have a great week.

  4. Love your inviting porch! As to the unwelcome creepers, I'd try pulling off/down what you can, wet it repeatedly until it saturated then use one of those all surface scrubbing sponges to wash off the little "feet". I don't think you'll ever get it all, but you certainly can get a lot if it off that way. Ugg!

  5. I'm in love with your front porch!! All of your vintage goodies add so much welcome and warmth to your entry.
    Mary Alice

  6. Where do I start, AnnMarie? I love everything about it! It is so colorful and welcoming, and there are things to look at and discover at every turn. If I had to choose, I'd say two of my favorite things are the blue chair and the pumpkin bird house! (Oh and the real birds' nest, too!) Beautiful job!

  7. Oh, AnnMarie, I could sit here all day, watching the leaves dance, and the snowflakes fall. Very cozy, calming and welcoming, and such lovely colours to highlight the beautiful architectural details of your porch. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing!


  8. Gorgeous, AnnMarie! I would love to cozy up on that porch & share a mug of hot cider with you! Your bench is beautiful & looks "hauntingly" familiar. Was it perhaps the staging area for a certain galvanized bucket for sale in your shop? :)
    Best wishes,

  9. Your fall porch is gorgeous! It makes me want to come over! I love the wreath!

  10. Your porch is SO pretty, dressed for fall! I love the color you painted it, too :)

  11. Wow, you have a very "enviable" front porch! I love everything from your beautiful front door to that cute turquoise chair and everything in between!

  12. Hi AnnMarie! Your home is so charming and pretty for Autumn! You have an eye for detail. Hugs to you!

  13. You have such a nice wide front porch. My house was built in the 60's and -thank God - I have a porch with pillars. But it's a narrow porch. It would never fit a porch swing. But I decorate it, just the same. Yours makes me nostalgic...........

  14. I absolutely LOVE your front porch! It's so large and beautiful! Our's is so small. You have most certainly inspired me to clean the cobwebs off mine and decorate it for fall! I love your pumpkin bird house!

  15. lovely post and blog to follow...warm and encouraging...thanks for sharing

  16. Your front porch looks great! Definitely puts me in the mood for Fall... sorry, I do not know about removing dead vines, I'll have to check back and see what you did to get rid of it. ENjoy your day!

  17. Your porch is so cozy and inviting. Love all your vintage goodies and pops of color. Thanks so much for sharing at VIP.

  18. I love what you did to the porch. It turned out so well!

  19. Dear AnnMarie, I love your porch. The little areas that you created are inviting and romantic from a time gone by. The nostalgia of the porch is comforting and so inviting. I am drawn to this style and look. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  20. Your front porch is beautiful- the perfect spot to enjoy a fall day! I love the pop of color you chose for the door!

  21. Beautiful! You must be loving sitting out in such loveliness! Linda @

  22. I love your pretty porch.
    Happy Pink Sat

  23. Oh my goodness, your porch is wonderful!!! How nice it must be to have such a large one. I just have a small one. I like all of your vignettes too!

  24. Ann Marie, I just love your porch! It has so much character and you have done it up proud! Love the rustic bench and your red door is fabulous! wonderful vignettes in every corner. I saw the dead stuff and thought it looked cool. lol! Sorry no help about removing it. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  25. AnnMarie, your porch is wonderful. I love the paint colors you chose. Thank you for sharing your fall porch at Every Room In The House. I'm happy to be featuring it tomorrow when the November party goes live. Hugs, Nancy


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