Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn Makes an Appearance...

Autumn is coming to our little home....slowly, but surely. 

As the days grow shorter and the sun slants a bit more to the south, crates and bins of Fall decor are making their way out of the storage shed in the backyard.  Already, pumpkins are turning up here and there around the house.....

 A favorite wreath finds a new home in the wide windows of our living room and catches the warmth of the afternoon sun....

A squatty textured candle nestles among fall foliage and keeps the black crow and the ghost pumpkin company atop the piano....

The kitchen and dining area, hub of the home, gets some seasonal touches, starting with the corner hutch we "inherited" from Mom.

That old window frame has finally been hung by the back door, just as I envisioned, and is draped with a colorful garland of sunflowers, pumpkins and gourds....

This awkward little niche in the dining area of the kitchen has been filled out with part of our cookbook collection, providing the perfect resting spot for this little scarecrow visitor from the cornfield.

Fall even finds its way into Eddie's "Texas Room", where the new curtains on the window echo the warm tones of the season....

Ahhhhhh, I love this time of year....I spend more time on the Porch than ever!  And I'm excited about carrying the decor out there, too...a bit at a time. 

It won't be long until I will place big pots of colorful chrysanthemums on the steps....and soon the fresh-cut pumpkins will be in the store, just begging to come home with me.....I can't wait to start putting that all together!

Has Autumn made an appearance at your place yet?  For some inspiration, I'm linkin' up with The Fall Festival over at This Blessed Nest.  Click HERE throughout the month of September to get yourself inspired! 

I would love to hear about how you welcome in the new season!!!



  1. Perfect touches! It is still in the 90's here so I am not into it yet, but after seeing all these fall decor blogs, I may have to start pulling it out! BTW... love your new picture!

  2. I just love your decor in your home! Your porch is lovely too!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

    Take care!

  3. look at your fall collection! so fun to pull everything out again. i love it. everything looks so welcoming.

    thank you for all your sweet comments earlier. you made me smile!
    so glad you linked up with the FALL FESTIVAL!
    hope to see you next week.

    kellie-girl! ;)

  4. yes its that time of year..great job with the showing it to all.

  5. like the punkins in my den. you always know just what and how much to decorate.. too bad i dont have that quality.. as Christmas will show

  6. Thanks to each of you for dropping by the Porch!!! I am excited to add more layers to my Autumn decorating inside the house and get to the front porch, so check back later for more photos!

  7. I haven't done any fall decorating yet. I've been thinking about getting out some pumpkins though! It's been hard to think about much with school starting, it seems busier than ever! Time to slow down and enjoy!

    Your decorations look great!


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