Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Porching

It's finally quite enjoyable to spend some time outside these days. I hope we get to enjoy cool days for a while before we jump straight to winter! We cleaned up our porch a bit to make it even more enjoyable for fall. The porch tends to collect lots of random items like gloves, plant tags, towels for wiping the dogs feet, random leaves and dirt, bugs, gardening shovels etc. So it's nice to spend a little time cleaning it up and making it fit for entertaining! Which we do so much of these days- haha.


Lantern: Ikea


PS- See our new fence in the back yard!?


Pillow covers: Pottery Barn
I bought these on sale at the end of summer. I simply slipped them over my summer outdoor pillows to save on expense and storage space! I wanted something more neutral with some black to go through winter and these were the ticket.


Blue Herb Pots: Anthropologie 
I also found these on sale at the end of summer, I'm not sure if they are still available in stores. I saved my rosemary from my summer herb pot and it is still going strong. I kept things simple with a few mini pumpkins to add some fall flair.



I spray painted some rims of pots last Spring, as seen on the left. I love the way the clay pots are weathering. I absolutely love coleus, with the bright green and burgundy!




I feel like each year there is a perfect time as to when you plant your fall pots- at least in this kind of climate. It was still really warm when we planted ours in early September, but we kept them watered really well. The mums were planted a little later and didn't bloom out as much as I hoped, like last year. I'm so happy with the other pots though I don't mind at all.


Happy Fall Y'all!

17 comments:

Megan {Willow Way Blog} said...

your porch looks wonderful! we have that Ikea lantern and love it. I painted it silver and I use it as a centerpiece for every holiday!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

Can come over for a cup of tea?? Looks beautiful! :) I am sure you're enjoying it! Our deck is so messy and gross form all the dirty leaves falling...and it's 30 something degrees, so I think I won't be out there again until Spring! Your family is so adorable!!

Chesson Parker said...

I love the blue herb pots from Anthropologie! It's always great when you can snag stuff from there when it is on sale.

pam {simple details} said...

Such pretty fall touches, Katie! Love that you even change out your porch pillows for the seasons! :)

Jessi Otey said...

I just love your blues!!

Carolina Charm said...

i swear you always have the BEST fall porch!!! xo

Natasha said...

there is nothing better than sitting on the porch during fall...especially with some hot cocoa and taking in all the autumn scents!!! love this post and it looks awesome friend

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Your porch looks great! So simple and beautiful!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Your porch looks so cozy!!

Nat said...

Love your fall porch! Those pillow covers from PB are perfect!

Sara said...

Gorgeous. I would love to snuggle up under a blanket with a book and cup of coffee on your porch swing.

Tracy Lyons said...

Such a great place to sit and soak up the beautiful fall days!!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Such an inviting porch!

Meghan Barnes said...

Love your porch!
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Kristin said...

Porch looks awesome! and I love that chevron mug!

lauren @ la petite fashionista said...

Your porch is beyond fantastic!! Such a wonderful space to drink coffee, entertain & plant flowers!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Love all your container gardens!