The days are finally getting cooler here in Western North Carolina and I for one am
thrilled! This is my very favorite time of the year, the cooler crisper months. From now until the end of February, if I am being honest. My Mama used to say, ‘You are the weirdest kid’.
I have to say at this point that I have not at all gotten tired of our neutral front porch this year. After years of using loud colors on the porch, it has been a lovely, relaxing change of pace for me. Historically I have been ready to set it all out by the curb on trash day by Labor Day and just this weekend I was remarking to Big Daddy that I had made the right decision on colors this year. Black and white with lots of texture is perfect. With most of our plants out there gasping out there last I did decide to replace a fe with a few seasonal ones.
I picked up a couple of smaller ornamental cabbages and a little pot of white mums for the cabinet on our front porch that more or less serves as an entry table or bar, depending on what is going on that evening.
I did add a DIY chalkboard and three small pumpkins I dug out of a huge bin at my neighborhood garden shop.
I potted up the live plants and then arranged everything else in a woven tray that can withstand being out of doors.
Over in the seating area I placed another white mum (a full sized one) and a dried hydrangea blossom. Simple little changes but just enough out where I drink my coffee in the morning on my days off.
Sweeten Creek Antiques ( where my shop is located ) is having their own vintage market this coming weekend on Saturday, October 14th 10 am – 5 pm. I spent some time down there in my own shop adding a few Fall touches as well as a few new pieces of furniture, lamps and accessories so the joint would look nice for the market. I will share some photos of my shop in a few days as well as a big painting project I finally got finished 🙂
Have a lovely week ahead 🙂
These pumpkins are the most color we have had out her on the porch all year.
Have a great week!
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