Remember how I was lamenting that all the fall decor in the area had already been replaced by Christmas stuff and I was wondering if I was going to be able to decorate my new front porch this year?

I lucked out and scored at Michael’s. It was a little more sparse this year, but at least I was able to decorate – next year I’ll be on the lookout for fall stuff around the Fourth of July. Because you know that’s pretty much when it’ll be out, and will be gone by the time August rolls around. Crazy.

Princess Nagger and I went to a local farm and picked out some great pumpkins, hay bales (which are way smaller than in PA), and corn stalks, so I got busy. I even made sure to dress up the light post that stands halfway down our long front yard next to the driveway to make it more festive:


Ignore the little branches and twigs and pine needles covering the roof – we need to get a tall ladder to go up there and clean up after some wicked wind recently.

One thing I noticed when taking the pictures is that somebody stole a pumpkin by the light post!  It looks better with two there, so I PhotoShopped one in:


There. That’s better. I’ll have to get another pumpkin. Or not. We’ll see – after all, I’ll be switching out the fall decor with Christmas over Thanksgiving weekend, so I’m sure I can live with the bare spot for a week-and-a-half. Plus who knows if another one wouldn’t get stolen, too.

I strung white lights so they can be dual purpose when the Christmas decorations come out, so I don’t have to string lights twice. I’m all about making it easy on myself. Next year I want to get some maple leaf garland to run with the lights, but did find one vine that at least added a bit of color. Of course I hung it backwards, so the color is facing the house. D’Oh!

I also wanted to add a small pop of color to the corn stalks, so I added big burlap bows and attached maple leaves to them. Simplicity overall, next year I’ll add more color to everything:



FallDecor2014fLike I said, the hay bales are much smaller than those I used to get in PA, but they’ll do. At least I got it all decorated in time for Halloween and our Housewarming Party, and it’ll look nice for when we host a nice Thanksgiving dinner for about 13 people next week.

Do you like to decorate for fall?



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  1. Nice fallish feel your front porch has! I love all the decorations and what’s the world coming to when someone steals your pumpkin? No doubt kids who need a good spanking! Yes, I believe in spanking. There’s totally nothing wrong with it and I got my share of them growing up. I turned out to be a better person for them, too. Happy #WW!
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    1. Thank you, Cathy! 🙂 And I know, right?? I’m sure it was one of the neighborhood kids that skulk about – it’s a whole new world living in an actual neighborhood vs. a rural country road. 😉
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  2. Very nicely done! I love the fall look. It really does help to divide the year up. A year need more than just snow and sand, or Christmas and Summer. I notice you also have your SeaHawk out? There is a local restaurant that is run by a SeaHawk fan. Hubbie wore his Sea Hawk shirt out one day and we got a discount on our meal! score!
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  3. Sich a beautiful autumn decoration you have installed here! I just fell in love with the creative masterpieces, I wish I could have some more time to create something similar! I would have some nice ideas and I could also realize ’em using my own 3d printer!
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  4. Not sure if your sales are the same as our sales in Canada but we had a great sale going on this week. The garland (like the nice thick durable stuff) was only 5.99. I wish that I would have grabbed some. My mom bought a huge wreathe for 5.99 too.
    I think that you did a lovely job even though you’re missing a pumpkin 🙂
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