Hello my friends,
Here it is the first of October and we are definitely feeling touches of fall. Cool breezes, leaves bustling, and frost will soon be on the pumpkins.
Right after I had my surgery our youngest daughter, Kylee came and decorated the front porch for me. With the help of my grandson, Braxton they quickly changed my summer porch into fall.
They removed the aqua glider and brought around my two coral metal chairs. I have a collection of leaf rakes and Kylee corralled some of them in the old milk can that came from my husbands grandparents farm. The cute 'Love' pillow was a gift from my friend, Shelley.
My friend, Ann gifted me with ornamental pepper plants. I planted one of them in an enamel teapot and the other in an old watering can with an orange spout.
She added them and my little chippy red ladder to the display along with a plant I had in a rusty gallon can.
I also had picked up a few mums at Walmart. She placed two rust colored ones in an old wooden crate.
The weather remained hot for some time and it certainly didn't feel like pulling out the pumpkins weather.
Recently it has cooled down and I decided I would STEP it up just a little and add my ladder to the left side of the door where the old filing cabinet usually is.
I'm so excited! All of these pumpkins, except the gourds; came from my garden. I've left a couple big ones out there that were still quite green.
I feel so blessed to have such great family and friends that share. My sweet cousin, Betty gave me two giant sunflower heads from her garden.
And my long time friend, Joyce gifted me with the Indian Corn. Can you believe we have been best friends since 6th grade?
I scored this orange toolbox at a thrift store for $10 last spring. I could hardly wait to use it for fall.
The plants in my urns were still looking pretty good, but I pulled them out to stack these cuties. I did buy these pumpkins. Thinking I need some cornstalks underneath. Truth told, probably won't happen. :)
I teased on facebook and said, "Unlike me, these girls are stacked" (wink)
Kylee had placed my Nesbitts soda crate on my rustic flat wooden wheelbarrow in the garden below the porch. I added a few pumpkins and gourds. I love the orange next to the purple Aster.
There you have it, my '2017' fall porch.
I absolutely adore the unusual pumpkins you can find now days, but because I had enough in my garden to decorate with I am going to resist buying more. Hoping to plant some unique ones next year.