Thursday

Porch Love


Continuing with my Fall decorating wagon, this time the turn is for the front porch.  Does it happened to you? Once you have lots of seasonal decor you just want to go and put everything where it belongs or where you think is going to look good this year?! Well I'm doing that!

One of the problems I encountered is that many of the things I already have are not that interesting any more and buying new stuff was not an option an less is an extremely good sale, which I didn't find!

So, let's be resourceful and use what we can afford! besides, Fall time decoration is bringing the outdoors in! Leaves, pine cones, branches... 



I went to the wooded area beyond our back fence and there I picked some leaves, tall grasses, branches, vines, and even those little "grapes" I have no idea what they were?




I took an old little basket, some fake fruits, a wooden leaves wreath, a doll and whatever I could find, and began assembling my door arrangement. I began by placing the tall grasses and some branches onto the foam, then miss long legs dolly was sitted to the side, followed by the leave garlands and fruits,



Until it was ready to be placed on the front door!  It's not perfect but I'm happy with the way it turned out! hmm ... those grasses are a bit too high :s


There weren't many colorful leaves in my backyard, mainly green, but that was not a problem. I asked my buddy boy boy to go and find some from around the hood, and pretty quick on his bike he returned with good splashes of color.



Miss Long Legs happy to be on the spot light. :)



Some mums and pumpkins framing the entrance.



A couple weeks ago I found two of these baskets in the trash bin of a restaurant.  The fishy smell made me keep them outside all the time, anyways, I love how they look.



The begonias I planted in Spring time are still going strong.



The cheap plastic pumpkin my kids used to collect candies got a new face lift and its posing here with her new pretty plaid dress! You can check how to do that HERE.





A simple makeover for about 20 bucks for the mums and the pumpkins is what makes me happier!


Thanks for stopping by,





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 My uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Coastal Charm, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, Common GroundThrifty Decor Chick , Between Naps on the Porch, Funky Junk Interiors

37 comments :

  1. Just stunning Cristina! Isn't it a great feeling to stand back and see your festive front porch and know it didn't break the bank? Have a lovely day...Ann

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  2. This is so beautiful! Love the plaid pumpkin!

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  3. What a welcoming entryway and all on a budget! ~ Maureen

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  4. Oh this is fall perfection at its finest! A truly cozy vignette.

    While we don't have much fall here in Phoenix I would love for you to stop by to see where I did find a bit of fall.

    Have a blessed day!

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  5. Oh my Cristina! So welcoming and "happy". Great job on the cheapo pumpkin!!

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  6. What a beautiful space, Cristina! All of your natural elements are just perfect! Enjoy!

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  7. Those pumpkins are so cute, and your mums are just lovely!

    Thank you so much for visiting my post & for your sweet comment.

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  8. Love the porch. I have been working on mine for the past few days as well! Life to the full, Melissa

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  9. Loving those pumpkins and front door decor! Thanks for sharing. Happy Fall!

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  10. Christina, your front porch looks sooo gorgeous! I love all your flowers and pumpkins going up the stairs. Sooo pretty!!!

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  11. What a lovely welcoming entrance, everything looks pretty going up the steps.

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  12. Hi Christina, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  13. Your front porch is absolutely stunning!

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  14. It's all so pretty! I love your plaid pumpkins! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-16.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  15. I love everything about your porch! The mums are so pretty! It makes me wish I had steps up to our front door! Stopping by from Tuesday's Treasures.

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  16. Wow! That just looks amazing! Your entry is beautiful and very inviting! I love your style!

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  17. Your porch looks so nice. You have given me some great ideas for my own. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Gorgeous front porch! I love the plaid pumpkin and I'm a huge fan of fall mums too - I went berzerk with them on my porch this year!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the plaid pumpking and the gorgeous door decoration you made! I shared this on my blog! Come see!

    -Rebecca
    www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com

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  20. This post has been somewhat of a revelation to me.
    wedding dresses

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  21. Super cute door hanging using what you found!! Everything is so pretty and festive!! I'm now following you and would love for you to follow me back!! =) Deanna

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  22. Love that Fall pumpkin planter!! such a pretty front porch!

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  23. THAT BASKET ARRANGEMENT on your door is---SOO GOOD..I NEED THAT- uh do you live in my area? And what is the street address?? rofl at me!

    I am Following & loving it..hope you will visit at Like Grammas House-
    Jonell

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  24. Beautiful and welcoming! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  25. Lovely porch, love the natural added elements!

    Happy Fall!

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  26. Your porch looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. You always inspire me! Thanks so much for linking up at It's Overflowing's party (Saturdays at 7am). I'm featuring you tomorrow. I'd love to share your home in my Dreamy Dwelling Series. Email me at itsoverflowing-at-gmail{dot}com so we can chat about the details! XO, Aimee

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  28. The porch looks just lovely, Cristina! What a great idea for that old plastic pumpkin. I have a few of those laying around, so I'm definitely going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing it all! ~Mary

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  29. Just love your wonderful Fall porch setting...and, ooo la la...that plaid pumpkin!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  30. Love the welcoming feel of your porch! Always a sense of pleasure when we can decorate with what we already have and you did a great job!

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  31. So warm and welcoming! Porch envy over here! It's one thing we don't have yet...previous owners re-routed the front door to the side of the house and it's not pretty. lol Hoping to have a front entry this pretty by next year!

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  32. Looks great! I love the plaid pumpkin! Thank you for joining me at HSH!
    Sherry

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  33. Beautiful! The best 'tools and accents' really do come from nature, don't they?! Love the pretty plaid dress. ;) Happy to be visiting from the Fall Nesting link up at The Inspired Room!

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