Fall Inspiration-Sue's Front Porch Tour

My Front Porch…all decked out and ready for fall
In past years my Fall Decorating usually included sweeping off the porch, adding a pumpkin or two, a mum and a wreath on the door.  That was it.  I was done.
This year, thanks to my new “Instagram Obsession”, I was inspired to go all out.

Mind you…

going all out for me does not include 27 pumpkins, 15 mums, a $100 wreath and the most beautiful looking dog you’d ever see.   Like a few of the amazing front porches I saw.  (trust me I counted) I kept mine a little more simple, a little more doable, with out breaking the bank.
I stared with things I had on hand.

A combination of things picked up at Garage Sales, Thrift Stores, Auctions, Estate Sales and a few items I’ve had for over 20 years.

Sometimes I wonder, am I a collector or hoarder?

But…I always say “it’s not hoarding if you use them”.  (Right?)
Since some of my summer flowers are still doing good, I had to add them to the mix. I’ve had this poinsettia since last winter.  I hope I can make it turn red again.
I love this old black chair. I purchased it over 20 years ago at a antique store and hated to admit to my husband I paid $20 for it. I’ve only repainted it once in all those years.
Mums are a fairly cheap addition to the mix.  I purchased 7 mums at $4 dollars each. The price of a really good pizza dinner.
I replaced the scraggily summer plants with mums in pots I already had. I even added a pumpkin.
The Wood Crate was a new garage sale treasure this year for $1.50. The lantern I believe I picked up for $1 and the little red chair was a Thrift Store find at $3.00. You got to keep you eyes open to all the possibilities these treasures have to offer.

My daughter-in-law told me “I never find these kind of things”.

The trick to finding treasures...is you have to go and go often.  I love the hunt.
When it comes to my front porch, the only complaint I have is the size.

I wish it was wider and didn’t have an aggregate floor.  (really hard on bare feet)
Go to link to see how I made the Autumn Wreath and Boo Door Hanger. https://sueeldred.com/2016/10/09/boo-door-hanger-and-autumn-wreath/
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