Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Finally Fall Ya'll!

The weather has been absolutely perfect in Florida this week.  My windows have been open allowing the cool fall breeze to chill my toes!  I love, love, love fall! 

Last weekend I decorated my front porch for the season.  I have been wanting grapevine garland for a while now, but didn't want to spend the money.  So I went to a friends house and cut down a bunch of vines.  I should have wrapped them up right after I cut them down and let them dry.  But I made it work.  I also used a ton of pine cones and berries that I found in my yard.  Gotta love shopping the yard!  The flower bucket was put together with remnants of old wreaths I have had along with some more organic finds from the yard.  A few feathers were thrown in for good measure.  The best part is that I only spent $9 all together and that was on the fall leafy garland!












I really love driving up at night to see the warm glow of the lantern.  The glitter of the leaves and ribbon around the garland twinkle in the light.  I plan to work on the garage area this weekend.  I hope the weather is a beautiful as ours!

Don't forget to sign up for the Moen Mirrorscape giveaway! Visit here to read about the review on the mirror framing system and get entered.  The deadline to enter is Saturday at midnight!


I am linking up with A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Go visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more fall inspirations!
Common Ground is having a Fall Inspiration Party!
Domestically Speaking for For the Love of Wreaths Party
DIY Showoff Fall Festival

35 comments:

Light and Voices said...

Your fall decorations are wonderful.
Joyce M

Pat said...

Pretty Fall front porch, Lacy.

LV said...

You have a lovely home and have decorated it very well. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous gorgeou gorgeous! I love the pops of unexpected color...like that cute little whimsical pot...cute pillow too on the chair. Looks great!

Tardevil said...

Looks great! Love the green candles. The chair makes me want to come and rock on your porch. Like the idea of putting pine cones @ the top of the urn & the green/black polka dotted planter.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Very nice! I like everything you have done out there! Looks so ready for fall! Enjoy it!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

I love every single detail! Looks so cozy and inviting. Can't be nature for decor. Your porch is just beautiful!

Kristin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your outdoor decorations. I'm so jealous, we just have little cement steps in the front of our house.

Kathleen said...

Simply lovely, charming and really has the feel of this wonderful Autumn season... Have a great day!

Shelia said...

Hi Lacy. Your porch looks wonderful! I love how your Falled it up! :) Your grapevine is an elegant touch! You've thought of everything.
Thanks for poppin gin to see me and your kind comments.
Hope you'll come to my Heart of the Home party next Wednesday - we'll be showing our kitchens.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lori said...

I love what you did to your front porch! It's very inviting and looks so nice for fall. Love the tall candlesticks too. I never thought of putting something like that on my porch - great idea! : )

Lori @www.thriftydecormom.blogspot.com

SavannahGranny said...

Front porch looks great. I would swear you were in New England. Isn't shopping the yard great! My daughter and I did shopping in her corn field last week in Illinois. Hopefully I can get a post up for all the projects we did while there. Thanks for visiting my first post. I was so afraid no one would visit. Thanks for the encouragement. Ginger

Donnie said...

You did a lovely job on the porch. It's cool that you were able to use so many natural products from your yard.

Sue said...

Cute colorful fall decorations for your porch- like how you added pinecones to the plants in the urns and the wreath in the clay pot. I love your grapevine pumpkins and gourd, too!
~ Sue

Kristen said...

It looks so welcoming and pretty!

Vanessa said...

Hi! I absolutley LOVE your porch! You did such an awesome job and I have to tell you that I don't think that I would EVER in a million years have thought of putting the pinecones in the urn around that plant! That was so creative and I am totally gonna borrow that idea from you! :-)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Vanessa

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So nice to have a front porch. You decorated so wonderfully. I'm in N FL and loving the drop in humidity!

Sherry said...

Oh, I like what you did to that wreath in that planter! I like it better than what I did with my wreath. I'll show mine tomorrow night. Really great porch decor. Love the candlesticks on the porch too. That's a great idea.
Sherry

A Hint of Home said...

Your front porch is so welcoming. Love your topiary. You have it fixed so nice.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my recent post. I explained about those big pumpkins in a post last year. You'd have to go quite a ways.
My hubby pleaded with a pharmacy owner in a little town in NC that had them on "display only" till they sold them to him. lol
By that time, I was so embarrassed--I was out of there. He came out with them and we brought them home. He's so persausive!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your FALL porch looks outstanding...love how you used the pinecones! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

Lori said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my fall decor...knowing others appreciate it makes it even more worthwhile. I love your front porch...especially the candles! It is so warm and inviting!

Lindy said...

Hi Lacy,
I love the pine cones in the pots around the plants. It's a good way to add a fall touch for free and who doesn't like free?

Becca said...

How beautiful is this?! Your entry is so inviting ... don't be surprised if you come out to find me rocking in your chair by the candlelight! I love your basket filled with all things Fall (big fan of feathers myself)! And, thank you for your kind note about my Fall mantel and buffet! No need to have mantel envy ... just go get some burlap and tuck it in one of your vases, too! Have a great day, Becca

LollyChops said...

What wonderful decorations! It's very nice here in Texas as well! Us southern gals have to take what we can right?!?!

HUGS!

Janean said...

the apple green really sets off the other colors! very pretty indeed!!!!!!!!!

Vicki said...

Very pretty porch! Love the topiary you made. New blogger stopping by from VIF. Nice to meet you!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like how you repurposed stuff from your garden for authentic decor. Love your rocking chair, but I have a thing for rocking chairs on porches.

Tammy said...

Beautiful fall porch! Love those tall candlholders and the rocker with pillows...yummy and cozy!
Tammy :-)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lacy, Fun to shop the yard and friend's too! You put everything together so beautifully! The wreath is perfect in the large flower pot and I love the candles. I'm really lovin' your rocker and the pillows on it. It all looks wonderful!
Thanks for joining in on VIF!!
xo,
Debra

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That little green polka dot pot is adorable! Love how you used the pinecones...shopping the yard is always the best :)
Karla & Karrie

Pam said...

Wow. I am so impressed that you made that garland youself. Great job. That wreath in the flower pot is very unique. I may have to borrow that idea.

Susan said...

Lacy you did a wonderful job decorating your porch!! So inviting!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the fall decorations your porch has! So charming! Love the wreath in the flower pot too! Coming over from Common Ground- nice to meet you! I host a decorating inspiration party each Friday at my blog too if you would like to join in sometime. :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

So many cute things! I love the wreath and the pinecones in the urn. What a clever idea! And your green polka-dot pot! Too cute!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love that red door.

lisa