I am so excited about fall! I love the colors, the cooler temps, and the pumpkins that are everywhere *smile*
Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about front porch fall decor. Oh, how I love fall! This time last year the hubby and I were talking about moving to the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area. I was spending countless hours on Realtor.com looking for potential candidates, and we were still renovating Sloss Castle. It was a stressful time…my favorite time of the year was spoiled by too much work and too many difficult decisions. To make matters worse, I didn’t get to decorate *sad face* God knew I was busy, so He made sure that all the leaves at Sloss Castle were in full show *smile*
Last fall at Sloss Castle. It was a spectacular show!
This was the first time I saw our new home in Johnson City. It was gussied up for fall…we were meant to be together *wink*
Don’t y’all just love reminiscing! I know I do. But enough looking back. Let us talk about this year’s fall porch decor. I kept the theme natural and simple…pumpkins, yellow mums, corn stalks, and a few leaves woven into the corn stalks. Classic.
Yellow mums are the original fall flower. I picked up mine from the local Kroger and the Farmer’s Market.
I did not want to overcrowd the steps with flowers and pumpkins…believe me…I thought about it! But I wanted it to be open and friendly…not overwhelming.
When the summer flowers and foliage die back, I will replace them with fall/winter varieties.
The rusty milk can I picked up in Asheville is perfect for displaying a pumpkin.
Y’all know I had to gussy up the swing with a dash of fall color. I found all of my fall pillows at Stein Mart.
The yellow and orange pop against the neutral shades of Hathorn Hall.
I created three bundles of cornstalks to frame the door.
As the cornstalks begin to get droopy, I will just weave the leaves together and tie them with twine.
Every front porch needs at least two rocking chairs with comfy pillows!
I love the “long-neck pumpkin” in the terra cotta pot.
Hello, pink swing! You are always the star of the porch. But that cute, lime stool is shining pretty bright too *smile*
I had a leftover crate from a recent bookshelf project, and it made the perfect container for my green-striped pumpkins–which I found out from a grower at the Farmer’s Market that they are actually green-striped cushaw (cucurbita mixta)…a winter squash.
Cornstalks + pumpkins = classic fall
I think I will be sitting a spell with coffee a lot this fall!
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about classic fall porch decor. Stay tuned to the blog for fall foliage updates. The hubby and I will be venturing out and photographing our first fall here in the Tri-Cities area…I am seeing a few trips to Asheville in my future…and perhaps the Gatlinburg area as well!