I am so happy to be a part of the Fall Ideas Tour again this year,
where I am presenting my Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor.
Today, is actually the day for Fall Wreaths, but I thought I may as well show you
the porch in which they are adorning.
My Fall wreath is a bit of a departure from years past.
I concentrated mainly on the colors that I planned to use on the porch
and the harvest of my summer hydrangeas that I have dried.
I have a few large hydrangea bushes and for the past 2 years, they had not bloomed.
However, this year they came back with a vengeance which made me very happy.
I knew I wanted to have the color scheme of orange and blue
and knowing I certainly did not have any dried orange hydrangeas,
I went to my stash of silk florals and found some faux hydrangeas that fit the bill.
I am a traditional kind of gal. Traditional in my interiors and my activities.
Like going every year to the Farmer’s Market to get my pumpkins.
Pumpkin topiaries have been on the porch for a few years now.
They used to be in my vintage wagon
but now they are stacked beside the planters of mums and fountains.
I love the sound of running water …. so calming.
I created this fountain using an ordinary garden container and
Talk about tradition, this garden bunny has sat on my porch for almost 12 years.
It was a housewarming present from great friends.
Another tradition is this Welcome Friends Pumpkin with the pineapple design.
I found this when vacationing with friends many years ago
and I carried this pumpkin on the plane ride home.
At one end of the porch you will find a bench
that is usually adorned with seasonal pillows.
This year I draped the bench with a throw in which was my inspiration
for the colors I was going to use on the porch.
A combination of Fall plantings fill a plant container on the table.
A plant marker that says “JOY” is always placed in the container of
flowers or plants on this table. More tradition.
The wreaths from another angle.
If you notice, I usually decorate one side of each wreath.
Another tradition (I have many) is going to my favorite privately owned garden center
to get my mums. They are very healthy, very reasonably priced,
and I love the fact that the owner grows his own mums.
I know my family will love the colors of my Fall porch and wreaths this year
of the colors of orange and blue ….. Go Gators! 🙂
Glad you stopped by for a visit today.
I encourage you to visit the lovely ladies featuring their wreaths today.
I guarantee you will get lots of great Fall inspiration.
Also, check out the line-up from Monday and Tuesday
featuring beautiful Fall Mantels and Fall Tablescapes!
Have a most beautiful day!!