The rain has finally let up- which means I got to decorate our front porch with all the pumpkins we brought home from the Amish! To say I’m excited would be a huge understatement. Pumpkins make me absolutely giddy- just ask Mr. Cottage. I’ve been pinning fall decor since mid-August preparing for this moment! If you haven’t checked out our Fall Decor board you really should!
I love all the seasons for different reasons, spring for its breath of new life, summer for its warm long days spent enjoying people and things I love, winter for its harsh beauty but the glorious colors of fall will always have a special place in my heart. It reminds me of how even when we are in a season of change there is beauty to be found if we only trust Him and look.
We went with a very different porch approach to our front porch decor this year, I had planned to keep it very neutral with white mums and pumpkins… but I got one look at those adorable orange pumpkins at Aldi and that plan went on its way.
We went with a mix of real and artificial pumpkins in blues / gray / greens, white/cream, and orange with mums we found on clearance at Walmart and Lowes in the cozy warm colors of fall and sprinkled them in here and there. Sadly the deer got to my pumpkin plants so none of these are from our garden but we’ll be saving the seeds from these beauties for our garden next year.
We went with these really gorgeous burgundy mums that pull out the color of the brick on the first and third tier. We placed them in these gorgeous urns we picked up at Aldi a few years back and galvanized buckets from Lowes. In between the two rows, we placed these bright yellow mums. I just love the bright pop of color! Below the buckets, we used these adorable creamy-pink mums.
When we bought these mums most of them hadn’t bloomed all the way and they were in the clearance section marked well below their normal price. Don’t be afraid to snag those great deals- usually its nothing some fertilizer can’t fix. We got most of our flowers for the yard this year of those racks and it has saved us a ton of money.
We randomly stacked the pumpkins here and there on the steps, I tried to mirror the other side as much as possible. We found a great deal on pumpkins when we were up at the Amish a couple weeks back so we ended up coming home with a bunch of beautiful and very unique pumpkins.
In the little gaps here and there we placed these itty bitty pumpkins from the Dollar Tree that I chalk painted.
Around the door, we used our homemade grapevine garland wrapped with leaf garland from dollar tree. We also used things like dried okra and pine cones to spruce it up a little.
Fall just wouldn’t be fall without this gorgeous pumpkin wreath! It’s tradition around here, every year it finds its place right here. I love how it stands out against our black door.
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