Fall Porch 2013 a.k.a. stoop

10.17.2013

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.

47 comments:

  1. It's me again. I took a second look at your beautiful home's exterior. I think if you switched out your front door and side lights for a double French door, it would have a very French country vibe. It would also give your front porch greater presence. I love every decorating thing you do and can't believe I am making a suggestion. I know how you love French country, as do I.

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  2. Looks great! I can't imagine your house with a big front porch, it is a beautiful home as is.

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  3. Janette, believe me if Mr. Savvy would get on board with doing that I would love it, but it will never happen.

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  4. Your "porch" is beautiful! The urns are gorgeous.

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  5. Your porch looks fabulous ! Love those metal urns !

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  6. I wish I had a grand porch, too! I have a stoop, like you. You did a great job --love the use of the chair and bench!

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  7. This looks great, Kim. I love a front porch, too. You have quite a bit of space here, so it's a mini-porch...much larger than what I would consider a stoop.

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  8. Kim, I'll trade one of my porches for a couple extra rooms, lol! Love what you did...especially those iron urns and the burlap bow.

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  9. Kim~ I wish I had big front porch too...*sigh* Love the addition of your chair and stool for pumpkin seating! I was looking for more mums yesterday and couldn't believe how slim the pickings are already... folks will be outta luck for Thanksgiving.

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  10. Oh, how I wish I had a big ol' Southern front porch, too, Kim! Less to clean, though, right? Your porch looks beautiful ... love how you displayed your pumpkins, and what a pretty hot-pinkish mum (perfect pop of fun color)!

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  11. You have a beautiful entry Kim regardless of stoop or big porch, it still looks warm and welcoming!

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  12. Your porch looks so pretty and so welcoming! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. WOW! If you had anything bigger than what you call your "stoop" your neighbors would be GREEN with envy!! This is gorgeous!!!

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  14. Kim,

    Your stoop is stupendous and fabulously fall! I love your light fixtures and all that gorgeous stone exterior! My husband, the contractor, vetoed my stone obsession as it wasn't in our budget and whenever I see a beautiful stone house, I simply melt.

    Poppy

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  15. From someone who had a true stoop I think you can elevate to porch status. If not porch, how 'bout "storch". My other combo word came out rather unsavory: p from porch and oop from stoop. Your whatchamacallit looks great. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  16. The stoop looks great! I love the old chair - very rustic and perfect addition. I hope you'll enjoy my porch entry......http://southernsideboard.blogspot.com/2013/10/porchin.html

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  17. The colors you incorporated on your front stoop are gorgeous for fall! So much beauty and warmth. Love the iron urns!
    Mary Alice

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  18. Oh, I love those southern porches, too! Yours looks absolutely perfect decorated for fall!! I would have never noticed you didn't have steps ~ great idea for 'creating' them!

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  19. I will give you one pro to not having a porch. Less maintenance on your house! Our porch sits under a lot of trees (which I love) but it causes the porch railings to get dirty, so I'm always having to clean it in the Spring or Fall to clean the mildew off the white paint. The mildew forms from the shade of the porch too (which you don't have on a sunny stoop). See???? I think your front entry area looks so pretty. I love how you've added height by using stools and a chair too.

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  20. I love your stoop! It looks wonderful! I have one of those big porches and although I love it....it takes a lot of work and accessories! Sometimes I wish I had a stoop! LOL~~ Angela

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  21. Your stoop looks great Kim and I love your kitty too...sweet little touch there!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Oh it looks so pretty Kim, love that chair too. Hugs, Marty

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  23. Looks great! I love the metal urns with the pumpkins. The stone work on your home is gorgeous.

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  24. Looks great Kim! Love that pretty swag on your door and your mums are gorgeous!

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  25. I think you did a great job on the stoop!

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  26. Your fall decorations are very welcoming and no one would think a thing about not having a porch because they are admiring your awesome pumpkins, flowers and cabbages.

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  27. Your outside entry looks lovely in its fall decor..
    as for porches I just did mine in July and now I am Moving so wicker furniture and sweet tea is going to the back screened in porch with me.. Southern in your soul is what really matters- Right?

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  28. Kim your front porch looks festive, and welcoming! And I love your big urns.

    Kathy

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  29. Your stoop looks great! Love the layering of mums pumpkins and the urns. Wish I had a big ol' porch, too, because the plants on my stoop look like they're behind bars with the wrought iron railing. Oh, I like your shabby kitty, too. Is it concrete?

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  30. Your porch is beautiful Kim, a smaller porch is less upkeep and a benefit. Yours looks just lovely.

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  31. Kim, Your STOOP looks great. At least it is a nice sized stoop even if it is not a big wide veranda style porch. It looks lovely and lots of bigger porches never get used anyway. You did a nice job and glad you found that last big mum- xo Diana

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  32. Your porch looks very warm and welcoming, Kim! I also long for a big Southern porch with rocking chairs. You've done a great job with all the fall touches. Love that little kitten and your mums look spectacular!

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  33. OMG. I love your blog's new look!!!

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  34. Love the fresh new blog look AND your front door area! You work with what you have and remember- if you can't be with the one you love, love the one your with! I love the orange-y color of your front door - never thought of myself as an orane person, but love it! Can you share the details- the paint name? ALso, it looks to be "antiqued" or something to give it a weathered look. Would love to hear waht you did to achieve that look. I have been thinking of doing a similar treatment to my maroon-ish double front doors, but now I am loving your orange and maybe it's time to redo the whole thing! Love your look!

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  35. Oh you decorated your "stoop" so beautifully as if it were a grand wrap around Southern porch...so glad you did not throw the chair away...great prop!!!..:) and the new look is fantastic!....love the new pic of you too!..

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  36. Your porch is lovely Kim. Just think...a larger porch means finding more mums....lol. Your porch is perfect! Love your new blog look too.

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  37. Really pretty! With you on wanting the big Southern Porch out front!

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  38. Oh how I MISS my front porch cause we now have a STOOP too!!! But I love my house so it is what it is, right? I love how you have decorated your front, love the chair and stool and the urns. Great pumpkins. Joe just bought 4 more mums yesterday at Lowes but they are a little pitiful....but 50% off so he went for it:)

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  39. Sigh... I too live in envy of the BIG Southern porches for rocking, sipping tea and people watching. I to live in the South and have a stoop. Had a porch at the other home... this one, well, only a stoop.:-)
    Luvly Fall Stoop Kim. am luving the pumpkin with the looong stem.
    Hugs, Gee

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  40. FORGOT to say, love the new header and picture of you!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you redo your blog or have someone do it for you????

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  41. It's me again:) I forgot to tell you I love your blogs new look!!

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  42. Sooooo love your new blog design! Perfection my friend! And your porch gave me all kinds of autumn inspiration! ox

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  43. I love the new blog look, very classy! I have the same problem you do, a stoop and not a porch. We are starting to look online at Florida houses and we are so drawn to the ones with the big porches, but they are rare. I think yours looks beautiful, I love the use of the baskets...lovely!

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  44. What a gorgeous porch. I love how you used additional props to display the pumpkins. Well done!

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  45. Love your beautifully decorated front entrance.It is so pretty and welcoming!
    xx
    Anne

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  46. Kim your stoop looks fab! I still do not have ours completed yet. Thanx for joining THT!

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