Hello Dear Readers!!!
I have a soft spot in my heart about the last Fall Porch
that I created in my former house.
However, I look forward to “going crazy”
on the Fall porch next year at Hickory Cottage!
I was attracted to the beautiful Berry colors that Fall.
The shades of purple and plum have been seen
throughout the house for Fall that year.
It was fitting that I go “plum crazy” on the porch too.
So here is The “Plum Crazy Fall Porch
and Hickory Cottage update!
It was fun scouring the garden centers and
Farmers’ Market for purple mums.
I loved 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 was a great neighborhood to live in
and we Southerners love our porches!
Our new home is at the end of a cul-de-sac
with few homes on it now.
The new p0rch had to be smaller due to the footprint
of the house taking up so much space on the lot,
however, still big enough to place some chairs on it
to sit and relax and take in the beautiful world!
I would like to think that my porch
had 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!
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.
Since my home was officially on the market,
I debated about the wreaths.
I debated with myself for a minute . . . wreaths won the debate.
My Fall wreaths from the past 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 that year.
Will this be the last Fall porch that I do in this house?
Yes, it was.
And now to the Hickory Cottage.
Unfortunately, I have been pretty sick
after the first two treatments.
Not being able to leave the house for more than 2 weeks.
However, my doctors have collaborated
and they decided to take away one med
that was the culprit for making me so sick.
Not part of the “main regimen” but one
that the side effects for me
were far too great for the outcome it will give.
Landing me in the hospital for IV’s twice
since the last treatment.
So hopefully, I can be more involved in the house now
and blog more!!!! 🙂
The kitchen/great room.
After being away from the house over 20 days
Seeing most of it come together was a treat.
Left side of the kitchen with refrigerator
and my coffee station next to it.
The right side where the sink will be.
I am happy that I added the “peninsula” with the sink
as the sink was originally in the island in the plans.
I wanted to be able to “have a view” from the sink.
Here’s is one side of the laundry room.
I wanted a large apron sink here
to fill it with flowers to arrange!
The other rooms are coming along too…
Hopefully soon I can bring you more photos.
In the meantime, I will “Keep Calm and Chemo On”
Again, I want to thank all my family, friends
and blogger friends who have been so very kind
with their beautiful wishes and prayers, cards and
pretty packages on the porch!…I sooo appreciate you all!!!
I am truly blessed!!