Well hallelujah!! It’s beginning to feel a little like fall here!! Summer will probably creep back in here in a week or so. (She’s sneaky like that.) But it got me in the mood to get myself busy on the outside of our house, and I thought you would like to see all the “fall-ness” here. Perhaps you can save any idea you might get from my overdose on pumpkins and mums for next year since you all are already decorated for the season. 🙂 As I mentioned in my list of things I love about fall, I do LOVE pumpkins and mums, and they are everywhere here.
I like to do the front steps seasonal, and normally I like a wreath or something on the front door. But not this time. The steps and the things by the door just seemed like so much, I felt like I needed to reign it in a little at the door. Your thoughts? I can be persuaded. 🙂
Here is a little closer look at the steps.
And here is the front door arrangement…still not sure if it needs a wreath or not. I had picked up one at Hobby Lobby and thought the price tag said $29.99. When I got to the cashier, it rang up as $229.99…that first digit kind of escaped both me and my husband (who had been coerced into going with me.) Needless to say it went back on the rack. I could have bought a whole door for that price.
I have a wicker planter in front of the big window on the porch. It has boxwoods in it, but I added a few baby pumpkins for a touch of the season.
Do you remember that our house has 2 front entrances? Well, here is the other one..the one everyone uses.
I did go for something on the door here. This area isn’t quite as overdone as the big front steps. In fact, to come in this door, you normally come up the steps by the garage, and there is no seasonal anything on them.
Here is a better look at the plantings and pumpkin on this side of the porch.
I have also gone crazy with the mums and pumpkins on the back deck. Maybe next year I need to think about growing my own pumpkins (or get my father-in-law to grow some…hmmm…good idea.)
Even the potting table couldn’t escape a touch of fall.
Here is the best place to sit and enjoy a meal or drink on a crisp, cool day.
And here is where I should be sitting after putting out all these pumpkins and mums!
I hope you liked the invasion of fall here. Now it is time to get started on the inside.
until next time,
Linking up with the nesting party at The Inspired Room.