We are sweltering here in Georgia, so last weekend I decorated my porch so I could at least pretend that fall has come! This year, I decided to use lanterns and pumpkins as my theme. I have fallen in love with lanterns because you can use them as accents in any season and they will fit right in!
Here is my fall porch last year when I used a Pottery Barn inspired theme with them. (Click here to see more.) I found out a few important things…candles do not do well in the full sun on my little porch and candy corn does not make a good filler! lol Blowing rain turns it into a gooey mess that is almost impossible to remove!
So this year I decided to use only things that will not melt in my lanterns and pumpkins seemed like the obvious choice! A trip to Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in the north Georgia mountains gave me lots of wonderful varieties to choose from!
I filled this lantern with some gorgeous little tiger striped pumpkins along with a white one. I really like the way they look! Now if they will just hold up…I’ll keep you posted!
Another lantern was filled with miniature Indian corn tied with some jute twine…love it! But something’s missing!
It’s leaves! Now it’s starting to look like fall! Don’t laugh, but the ones I added are faux since we don’t have any…yet!
Here’s how things look on the other side of my small porch…more of the same in different sizes. I seem to have bought mostly traditional orange pumpkins in spite of the selection at the pumpkin farm. It just contrasts better with my porch surface.
Here’s my one little nod to Halloween! I will pull it up on November first and leave the rest of the decorations. It’s just so much easier for me to decorate for fall and leave it up until Thanksgiving!
Now for the wreath! I wanted a new one with more punch this year, so I decided to make it. I started with a $1.00 grapevine wreath from Goodwill and added a garland of leaves leftover from several years ago. Finally, I added two little swags that were half price at Michael’s and…voilà!
And finally…here it is! Do you think that Artie and Marty will count this as a vignette? I hope so! lol All I need is some nice, cool temperatures and I’ll believe fall has arrived!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my porch! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for the Fall Outdoor Spaces Party
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!