Here I am living in the south. The south that is known for big beautiful porches. Porches where folks sit and talk and drink sweet iced tea and watch passersby.
So why oh why didn't I think about choosing a house plan with a big ole southern porch? I think because our first house also had a stoop and I just wasn't thinking right. Well, that's my excuse anyway.
I envy those with big porches that they can sit and rock on and drink sweet tea, but I of course am thankful for our home with the stoop.
And I do the best I can to decorate my stoop. At first I thought I had missed the boat and wasn't going to find any large mums. I guess I should have shopped a few weeks ago.
But I did luck up and find this yellow beauty at my third stop, Home Depot. It was the last large one, too.
So I bought the large yellow mum, some lettuce, mustard and grabbed my pumpkins that we bought two weeks ago and started playing on my....ahem....porch.
I brought out this little stool, found in really bad shape last year, to use as a pedestal since we don't have steps on said porch.
I took the fern out of this urn and took it off the porch and placed it in front of the porch and added pumpkins.
Then I grabbed this yellow rusty urn off the back deck and added more pumpkins.
I grabbed this old junk chair from the garage that was supposed to be thrown out, but never was. It is rotten and the veneer is all peeling off, but it works fine as a prop for this pumpkin with the cute long stem.
I turned a vintage peach basket, that I got last year for $5, on it's side and filled it with cabbage and mustard plants.
Then I thought I would add some more fall color out front with this vintage apple basket that I got for a mere $25 a couple years ago.
A couple of pumpkins round out the vignette.
Oh and there are a couple of small white mums stuck in the other pot on the porch.
Now I just need to pull out some red paint and refresh that poor faded pomegranate on the door swag that the sun has faded. The sun is so strong out front so really our house faces the wrong way for a nice big southern porch that could be used. I guess the stoop works.