A Nod to Fall Front Porch Tour

Front Porch in the Fall

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Our front porch is finally coming together, so I thought I’d share a few snapshots in my “nod to fall” front porch tour in honor of my favorite season. We’ve fallen in love with our new home. We feel like won the lottery in terms of outdoor amenities, fun neighbors and a beautiful historic downtown. I didn’t go crazy with fall decor this year, my goal was to get past the “just moved in” phase and make it comfortable. We’re starting to get really busy with indoor projects, I’m tearing apart the foyer and I’ve been remodeling our guest room, so be sure to check back on our progress.

Fall Front Porch Tour

…a quick nod to fall

A Nod to Fall Front Porch Tour
All items from antiquing, but the little white plant stand is from Amazon. All plants from Lowe’s and these went in the ground shortly after I snapped this photo. Fingers crossed the rosemary lasts when I bring it inside for winter.

Around here, if you don’t get outdoor furniture before the snow flies you have to wait until next year. Summer clearance seemed to be picked over by the time I was ready to shop so it took some serious digging to source pieces that would work for our space.

nod to fall front porch tour close up of right planter
Planter from Lowe’s on clearance. Plants are Mint Julep Junipers / Rosemary / Asters. The asters are going in the ground soon.

Nod to Fall Front Porch Tour Full View of Right Juniper

Initially we wanted wooden rocking chairs on the porch which I shared last week. But once we started sitting outside more, we realized we wanted something a bit cozier.

Nod to fall front porch tour picture of new chairs
I found this “open box” deal for 2 rockers which was missing an end table. I replaced it with a matching coffee table. All for $130. Very comfortable, and the fabric covers can be removed and washed. Neutral works for all holidays which you know I love.

I would add throws…but realistically, I can’t get my mind wrapped around it in 90 degree weather :) Maybe next year I’ll buy truckloads of pumpkins and gourds and gussy it up.

Fall Front Porch Tour New Wicker Loungers

Nod to Fall Front Porch Tour Full view

Another front door photo this time with pansies in the planter (I planted the asters). Don’t they look cute? Normally they wouldn’t be around this late in the season.

Black Door with Pansies in Antique Box

In this nighttime photo below, Mark said our neighborhood looks like an HO train set :)  Our neighbors agreed.

Nod to Fall Front Porch Tour looks like a train set

Decorating Sources:

  • Eucalyptus Wreath on Front Door – from Hearth & Hand Collection at Target
  • Solar Fairy Lights in Rosemary – from Amazon
  • Black Door Mat – from Lowe’s
  • All-Weather Patio Furniture – made by Wilson & Fisher “Westwood” (Big Lots open box deal)
  • Woven Patterned Rug  – Tuesday Morning
  • Antique Crocks – purchased at an antique store in Hartville, Ohio
  • Wood Libby Box – purchased years ago
  • Black planters on steps – from Target
  • Large Oversized Black Planters with Lion’s Head – from Lowe’s clearance
  • All plants including junipers, asters, rosemary, pansies – from Lowe’s
  • Solar landscape lights  – from Big Lots
  • Pumpkin Pillow – from Amazon

Next week our foyer will get a makeover. And this Thursday I’ll be posting about our modern-classic guest room remodel that’s in progress. We are in week #2 of the One Room Challenge, so stop by to see how I’m doing (and if I’m staying under my $300 budget as I shop my own home and thrift store items).

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  1. Pretty porch. Thanks for the sources list. We have lots of deer so no flowers on front porch, they eat them. But I love seeing the deer.

    1. Edda Johansson says:

      Very pretty porch and I’m always looking for something different. I am in Australia and we don’t have deer’s eating our flowers. We have the problem of burgers taking everything.