Welcome to my Southern Fall Porch!
I am so happy to have you here at Our Southern Home!
Fall is definitely in the air…even in South Carolina. Our falls can be a bit up and down with the temperatures through mid-November. The evenings are always cool.
If you follow my blog, you have learned that I love porches and cooler weather!
I am sharing my porch along with 24 other fabulous bloggers this week. There will be 5 fabulous bloggers each day Monday-Friday. The complete schedule is below.
Our porch is one of my favorite rooms in our home to decorate. Welcome!!!
I removed our large ferns from the front urns and added pumpkins and dried leaf branches and pine cones from our woods. Love using nature to decorate…it’s free! The two large pumpkins were also free with a coupon!
The cornstalks were finally available last week from the local produce stand! When I did my fall tour in September, unfortunately they weren’t out yet!
It took no time to put this urn together. Just visit your yard or a friend’s for items that you can use. I like how the leaves are drying. It really goes well with the dried corn stalks and burlap bow.
Our 8-year-old black lab, Lizzie would love to welcome you to our home! She has no clue that she is a dog!
It for the most part just gets too warm to leave candles in lanterns outside except during Christmas. They just melt and make a mess. I now have clear lights in them that I purchased from Hobby Lobby last year. If you notice they are on brown wire which blends nicely in the lanterns.
The only new things that I purchased for our fall porch this year were the mums and real pumpkins. Everything else I already had. I love mixing in vintage and thrift store finds. The sign was one of those cheap trays that I think had an Easter rabbit on it. It was a Goodwill purchase and simply repainted with chalkboard paint. I’ve used it all over the house for different occasions!
The real pumpkins really mix well with the faux. Soon those real pumpkins will be transformed into jack-o-lanterns. The mum buckets were made last year. You can find the tutorial HERE. They simply started out as a galvanized bucket from Lowe’s. They were then coated with fresh black spray paint, wrapping paper was Mod-Podged on and sprayed with a protecting sealer.
Can you believe that garland is 9 years old? It has orange string lights throughout which may be difficult to see during the day.
You can see this photo was taken before the addition of the cornstalks and urns. The stalks were not available when I took these shots in September. They just arrived at our local produce stand last week.
Lots of thrift store and vintage finds here! Both of the tables were from thrift stores. I simply painted them with outdoor paint from Lowe’s. Paint and color information can be found HERE.
The obelisk, white ironstone, cheese dome, basket and quilt were all from thrift stores. I found quite a bit of ironstone this summer for .50 cents a piece! I was grinning ear to ear!
I have had the quilt since my 17-year-old son was a baby. It was a Goodwill find. He no longer wants it in his room. Woods says it’s girly. Oh, well. I love it, it is at home on the porch.
Hint: stuff the bottoms of baskets and containers with grocery bags and/or old towels to fill the container. Then you just need a few small pieces to show!
Thrift store finds: table, lamp, and vintage bread box
The shade and wire basket are from Wal-Mart.
The resin rooster was a gift from a sweet friend!The bread box is filled with an old towel. Then a scrap of burlap is used to cover it. Then fill with leaves and a mix of real and faux pumpkins and gourds, all from Wal-Mart.
The driftwood was a summer beach find by my daughter, Ashlyn. The mirror used to be apart of a set in our master bedroom. It is dark mahogany. My hubby gave me a new painted mirror for Christmas about 5 years ago. This mirror had been living in our attic until last spring when it received a new paint job and home here! Mirrors are a great way to add wall art to a porch outdoors. They hold up very well!
A beautiful space does not have to cost a fortune. An eclectic mix of new, vintage and thrift makes a space unique and interesting. As you shop thrift stores think paint and fabric. Can I use those items in a new and interesting way with a new paint treatment or a little new fabric. Why not get a lot of bang for your buck!
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Be sure to visit the other fabulous blogs on the tour this week. The schedule is listed below. I know I can’t wait!
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The following is the Schedule of the Fall Porch Tours:
Monday, Oct 14th
1 ) Worthing Court
Tuesday, Oct 15th
Wednesday, Oct 16th
Thursday, Oct 17th
4) Just Us Four
5) Circa 1929
Friday, Oct 18th
3) Plum Doodles
5) Stone Gable
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My complete Fall Home Tour is HERE.
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