I have really been attracted to the beautiful Berry colors this Fall.
The shades of purple and plum have been seen throughout the house for Fall this year.
It was fitting that I go “plum crazy” on the porch too.
Today I am joining in on the fun of the Fall Ideas Tour.
I, along with 4 other wonderfully talented and creative blog friends
are presenting our Fall Porches.
This Fall Ideas Tour has been happening all week long and you can catch up
on lots of amazing Fall inspiration from the links below.
I love this corner of my front porch . . . to sit and watch the world go by.
Neighbors on power walks . . . neighbors walking their dogs . . . children riding their bikes.
It’s a great neighborhood and we Southerners love our porches!
I would like to think that my porch has a feeling of making people feel welcome
as they walk up the steps to the door. I love having flowers on the porch at all times.
Well maybe not so much in the days of 30 degree weather! Which is not too often.
For many years, 20 to be exact, I have placed my “Welcome Friends” out on the porch each Fall.
A pumpkin that I found while traveling with friends in Colorado.
I carried that pumpkin on the plane ride home . . .
checked my carry on bag as I wanted to make sure this pumpkin made it safely home.
Did you notice my boot planter in the photo with the pumpkin?
I bought this cutie at Arhaus and it was originally an olive green in color.
I painted it a dark gray and have to admit it looks much better.
Luckily, Lowe’s Home Improvement had mums out early . . some of them were not quite
ready to bloom …. however, I was happy that I was able to find the color I wanted.
Even my favorite garden center’s mums were not available. Soon he said.
There were no pumpkins out yet either . . . too early.
But soon I will be making a trip to the Farmer’s Market for my Fall pumpkins.
Since my home is officially on the market, I debated about the wreaths.
I debated with myself for a minute . . . wreaths won the debate.
My Fall wreaths from last year with blue dried hydrangeas were in the attic.
The hydrangeas turned brown, but that was O.K., as I fluffed them up with plum!
I purchased two stems of plum hydrangeas and pulled the small flower stems apart,
hot glued them to the dried hydrangeas and added ribbon.
I am happy that I chose to go a little “plum crazy” on the porch
as I did in the sunroom.
Love how the plum/berry color coordinates with the cobalt blue in the planters
and the two fountains.
There is one thing for certain . . . when you walk up to my porch,
you will quickly feel a sense of calm when you hear the sound of trickling water.
It was a little bittersweet when I was decorating my porch for Fall this year.
Will this be the last Fall porch that I do in this house?
A home that we built and moved into on the day my sweetie was born.
However, things change and will only get better.
My sweetie and I are already talking about how we are going to design her new room
(she will always have a room in our home)
with her having all the final decisions. It will be a good thing.
As I stated above, there’s a great party going on!
A party of fabulous Fall inspiration for all things home and garden.
The great FALL IDEAS TOUR !!!
All the links for each day are below.
Mantels on Monday
Tablescapes on Tuesday
Wreaths on Wednesday
Printables on Thursday
Porches on Friday
This weekend, I will be hoping to be able to communicate with my family in Florida
during Hurricane Irma. I will be glued to the Weather Channel.
Some of my family have evacuated and some not.
One of the family members who has not, is my brother who is very involved in the
Emergency Management team in South Florida.
So my thoughts and prayers will be with everyone who will be affected by this horrific hurricane.