Jumping the Gun
I was one of those people this year that when I saw the first leaf on a tree change I headed to my local farm stand & loaded up carts full of pumpkins. Even though it was 90 degrees out, my little booty was the one picking out pumpkins while everyone else was still going to the beach. Now that it’s a little cooler & fall is rapidly is coming, I feel a little more normal. I’m crazy about fall & I was even crazier this year because it’s my first year being able to decorate our farmhouse for fall. I promised myself I wouldn’t go overboard inside this year because the entire house is under construction, BUT the porch was a different story. Even though we don’t have the entire porch laid out or styled, you know that I wasn’t going to let our porch steps go that easy. I brought home some pumpkins, squash, mums, & ornamental kale & went all “fall crazy” on our front steps….
No Rhyme or Reason
Honestly there was no rhyme or reason to our pumpkin filled porch steps. We unloaded the jeep filled with pumpkins into a wagon & then unloaded them onto the steps. After a tiny bit of tweaking this is what it ended up looking like. I honestly think the more natural layout the better. That amazing jack-o-lantern made from a propane tank is from our store, The Found Cottage, & it’s probably my most favorite fall decor item that we have. Thanks to my friend Abby [here] for introducing me to these little propane dudes. Those stands by the door were a flea market find & since we still haven’t replaced the door, I chose to use a simple wreath & an olive bucket I had lying around. My biggest recommendation? Shop local farm stands and markets for your pumpkins. If your local places are like ours, the pumpkins & mums will be a lot cheaper. Find somewhere that has a big selection of gourds, squash, & pumpkins to get this eclectic look like we have here. My favorite is that hubbord squash that is the odd shaped light blue one that you see up front there.
Glimpse into our fall
& there is Bella never ready for photos. That’s real life for you. I hope you guys liked this glimpse into our fall porch. I hope you loved my pumpkin collection this year, I truly love to pick the oddest ones in the bunch & I love how unique they all are. Do you decor your porch for fall? Are you a pumpkin hoarder like me? Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today & for following our farmhouse reno journey. xx
It’s so much fun watching your farm fixer upper come to life ! Do you have any plans after the renovation is complete to make the farm into a B&B or something ? We have a amazing farmstead here in northern Indiana it reminds me a lot of your house it opens every October 1st they have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a corn maze, farm animals you can pet and feed. They even have local vendors who set up booths in the barn so people can shop ! Just curious if you’ve had any thoughts like that for your property lol !!
Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks says
Liz, I Love all of your pumpkins ! It looks great! I agree definitely shop your local farm stands for pumpkins! That is where I got all of mine and they are gorgeous and huge and were a great price! I plan on going back and getting more soon! Hubbard squash may possibly be only native to parts of the Midwest. When I lived in Minnesota, you couldn’t find hubbard squash anywhere, which bummed me out because we always had it for thanksgiving, not to mention decoration with it! lol Now that I am back in Michigan I have a few decorating the house!