Fall Porch 2014 and Party!

9.22.2014

Can you believe that fall officially begins tonight? Bring on the cooler temps, the bluer sky, the smell of fallen leaves decaying and being able to wear my new boots!
If you follow me on instagram then you have seen some of my new boots and I can't wait to wear them. But today we aren't here to talk about new boots. We are here to share some fall porch ideas.

On Saturday I shared my past fall porches and I wanted to do something a little different this year.


 I didn't want a typical wreath, even though there is nothing wrong with those, or my basket filled with dried pods, flowers and leaves like I have used in the past. I wanted something different and unique  So I put on my thinking cap and thought what comes to my mind first about fall and it's apples. I love stopping at apple stands and so this idea of hanging a bushel basket of apples on the door was born.

I had to think how could we hang a bushel basket on the door and then I shared my idea with Mr. Savvy and he rigged the basket so we could hang it. I knew he could figure it out and I will share how he did it in another post so this one doesn't get too long. I also made the crude apples sign. I wanted it to look like one you see on the side of a mountain road letting you know there are apples ahead.

I bought a few large mums in varying colors to use on the porch. No pumpkins yet, but I may add some next month.

I placed the mums in my old bushel baskets that I have picked up from flea markets and created varying heights with my old stools as props.

I decided to use ornamental cabbage and used a wire basket upside down as a lift.

Another mum on a stool and another potted cabbage on the other side.










So have you gussied up your front porch yet for fall?

I am joining five other bloggers who are sharing their fall porches, too and we would love for y'all to link up your front porch, too. If you don't have this year's done yet no problem just link up an older post.

Please be sure to check out the other ladies' front porches at the links below.


French Country Cottage


Housepitality Designs

Chateau Chic

Stone Gable

To see how we made the apple basket just click HERE.

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46 comments:

  1. Love your apple basket idea ! Your porch looks fabulous !

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  2. Pretty fall porch, Kim! I love the Apple sign on the door!

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting, Kim! I love your apple idea, and I'm looking forward to finding lots more inspiration!

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  4. Looks great, Kim. I love how you creatively tiered your plants with various heights by using of things you have. Happy Fall, and thanks for being part of co-hosting this porch party. I'm happy to join.
    Rita

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  5. Your porch looks fab Kim and I love the basket of apples instead of a traditional wreath.

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  6. This is one of my favorite fall porches ever - love how you used the bushel baskets!!

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  7. I love the way you used the stools for varied heights! Very clever!

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  8. Ok I am obsessed with those bushel baskets! They look so wonderful with the mums. I am getting all of my fall decorations fix from the blogland since we skip fall decor and go straight for Halloween.

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  9. Very pretty Kim...I love the way your mums look in the bushel baskets!

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  10. Love, Love, Love how you dressed your front porch for fall!! Apples in the basket on your door...brilliant! Those orchard baskets with the mums are wonderful. And I like how you brought out that cute green stool to use.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Love your apple-themed front porch, Kim! Thanks for hosting! I haven't gotten this year's porch done yet, but now I've got some good inspiration! Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  12. i love how you decorated, you really seemed to create more space.
    thanks for hosting, too.
    b

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  13. Love your porch Kim! I especially love your cute apple basket on your door! Very creative! Thanks for hosting another fabulous party!!
    Hugs~Kathy@The Daily Nest

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  14. Such a creative way to decorate your beautiful door, Kim! LOVE the basket of apples!!!! And those vintage bushel baskets and stools... sigh! LOVE these too!

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  15. Kim! What a great idea with the basket of apples! That is so unique! I love your fall porch. I linked up mine.

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  16. Kim,
    This is so unique and I love that you did the apples and a bushel for your front door. That is so creative and fun.
    Kris

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  17. Love this porch, apples the mums on the stools, all are just great. I can't believe I didn't get my porch ready for your party.

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  18. Love the apple basket idea! Looks wonderful, Kim!
    Happy Fall!

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  19. So pretty Kim!! Love your front door decorating!!

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  20. Just darling Kim! LOVE the basket and apple sign.

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  21. What a cute idea, Kim! I love your Fall porch; it's so unique and inviting! You did a great job painting your sign! Thanks for hosting a fun party! I can't wait to see all the links!

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  22. The bushel baskets are so clever and I am the biggest fan of decorative cabbages!!

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  23. What a fun tour! Your front door is amazing - love the apple basket. So creative and unexpected!

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  24. Not yet. I love pansies, pumpkins, ornamental kale, etc. and will have some of those out later. Plus all my pretty summer flowers are still blooming out front and all my pink/blue/white looks funny with fall stuff. Will wait a few more weeks. I saw a gorgeous window box in Southern Living that I think I could incorporate for my big antique boiler on the porch. First I must find bittersweet, which we don't see much around here. Hmmmm, wonder if I could buy it off Ebay??? (Off to look!)

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  25. Great job Kim, love what you did instead of a wreath. I can't wait to start decorating for fall. A bit behind on that front.

    Cindy

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  26. I think it's your best yet Kim! Love the apples in the basket! So unique!

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  27. The basket of apples is a GREAT idea! Love the color of your mums too. I also love how you have created different hrights in your display. I have joined the PARTAY!!!!:):) Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. I love the idea of using apples as a sign of fall. Your porch is lovely.

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  29. I love the bushel basket idea, Kim!! It all looks so welcoming ... so, tell me, did you secretly glue the apples to the basket (and each other), so that they don't start disappearing by hungry visitors? LOL

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  30. Love the porch Kim, looks awesome! Thanks for hosting the party and have a great week. :-)

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  31. Love your sign and the apple basket! The colors of the mums look so pretty with your front door color. I joined the party with last year's porch. I'm still working on this year's porch!

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  32. Love your sign and the apple basket! The colors of the mums look so pretty with your front door color. I joined the party with last year's porch. I'm still working on this year's porch!

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  33. I love how unique your door decoration is! What a cool idea! Your stools make great props to display your mums too. I was going to link up to this party, but I inadvertently downloaded a virus on the computer that won't allow me to download pics from my camera now. Ugh! Jimmy will fix it for me tomorrow hopefully.

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  34. Your porch looks lovely Kim! The apples are a unique and perfect choice for the season. Love it!

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  35. So cute! I love apples ( to look at and to eat!). We used to go apple picking when we lived in Michigan and I miss it! Great idea, Kim!

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  36. Very pretty and colorful, Kim!
    Brenda

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  37. Your porch looks great, Kim. Cute idea about the apples on the door. I think the critters might get any apples we left outside here. I had planned to do my porch today but got sidetracked with work for MyHero. Tomorrow's the day! Off to visit some more porches I see here- xo Diana

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  38. Kim, I love the apple idea and your whole porch looks great! I still have to work on mine but I just posted a fall porch post so that will have to do for now! Thanks for hosting!
    Shelley

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  39. Your porch is lovely, thanks for hosting Kim!

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  40. Hi, Kim! Nope...haven't gussied up my porch just yet. I will try to get out there this week and get 'er done. Last week and the week before were just too dang hot!!! Summer held on to the last possible moment here in the Kansas City, MO area! We were still flirting with the 90 degrees mark, and the humidity was unbearable!

    You've done a beautiful job with your porch! I love the door hanging!!! That has got to be one of my favorites of all time! It's whimsical, has a touch of country going on...it's just plain cool!

    I'm visiting from Shirley's blog. She suggested I come by and take a look at your porch. So glad I did! Happy Fall in....11 minutes!!!! :-)

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  41. It looks great, Kim. The apple basket is a great alternative to a wreath, and I really like the idea of using the stools.

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  42. So fall fresh and fabulous, Kim!! The hanging abundance of red apples is ingenious, my friend! So fun and welcoming! Happy Fall!!

    Poppy

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  43. Lovely and festive. You made the most of your space! I suddenly feel the need to go pumpkins shopping today!

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  44. Your porch looks beautiful!

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