September 21, 2014

Dressing the Front Porch for Fall



Today I did a few more things to dress up the front porch to make it look more like fall. I combined bits and pieces of this and that to make the display. 






I used two of my smaller urns for the larger pumpkins. My trick was to put large beach towels in the bottom of each one to bring the level up to the top. Then I placed some black mesh in each one...to cover up the towels. Next I added my large pottery pumpkins, around which I just added smaller pumpkins and some filler.



The large pumpkins have been painted a time or two...to extend their useful lives. They have been anchors of my fall porch decorating for a few years...and have held up pretty well. Fingers crossed for a couple of more years!



You can see the full display here. I cannot take credit for the wreath. It was made at Kinfolk Treasures, Liberty, Kentucky. 



Here is the view from the other side.






I added the sunflowers that are in a galvanized french flower pot.



The edges are curled and crisp.


I bought the black mesh to use around Halloween...but it seems to work well in the urns. I have more for later.


You can see that I use black outside as well as inside my house. Black works with most seasonal decorating. I gave the black urns a fresh coat of black spray paint this summer....so they are looking fresh for various contents through the year. 






Here is a close-up of the wreath. 

I have one last addition...some mums. I  plan on finding some this week. 

I was busy this weekend with going to Lexington and attending some events/meetings on campus. Being back on Transylvania's campus always makes for a fun trip down 
memory lane. 
(Transylvania. Yes...I have heard the jokes. But, Transylvania is the oldest college west of the Allegheny mountains.) 

This looks to be a busy week again...

Wishing you a great week!
Thanks for visiting.
Sheila


Sharing at the links below. Visit them for even more ideas!
http://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/2014/09/19/best-diy-link-party
My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love chatting with you all, and I love reading your comments. Due to email restrictions, no-reply bloggers, etc I will reply to you on the blog, so be sure to check back. You may also connect with me via the blog's email address: mykentuckyliving@gmail.com if you have trouble posting a comment.

Thanks so much for visiting and reaching out to me. That's how we become friends!
Sheila

Join me on Instagram! I would love to chat with you.