Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Festively Fall!


I typically don't decorate the inside of my house for the change in seasons.  We didn't even have a Christmas tree last year!  I just like to make a new wreath and update the potted plants on the porch.

The plants on the front porch finally kicked the bucket.  Since I've been out of town for rotations, the Hubby has been responsible for watering my plants.  Yeah, he 'forgot.'  You can see them in all their dead glory below:


I love my Summer wreath, so I'll be storing that to use again next year.  I found an adorable felt wreath by Tatum at Keep It Simple, Sister!  I decided to use that as my inspiration.  I threw some dried corn in the wreath for fun and used leftover burlap from my old wreath to hang it!




I decided to pull out the dead plants from my planter and put in pumpkins!  I wrapped it with burlap, also leftover from my old wreath.



Here is a close-up of the painted numbers - 700 is our address, in case you were wondering why I chose those numbers!


I bought these sweet little mini things at the same place I bought the pumpkins.  They were 2/$1.00, and the pumpkins were $2.00 each!


But, here's my dilemma!  I snapped a photo of the pumpkins before I painted on the numbers, and I can't decided which way I like it.


So I need your help!  Do you like the pumpkins better with, or without the house numbers?  At least this is an easy fix if I decide I don't like the numbers.  I can just turn the pumpkins around!

Lastly, I also bought a mum from the same place I purchased the pumpkins.  If you are near Murfreesboro, TN, the store I like to go to is called Martin's and is located off of Murfreesboro road!  They always have a wonderful selection and great quality plants!  I bought one that had not bloomed yet so I would get to see every single bloom! That was a tip from my father-in-law, the plant whisperer.  He said it's best to buy a plant before it blooms!


It will either be white and yellow, or a burnt orange color.  Not sure!

So here is my front porch all decked out in fall! I can't wait to see the mum bloom!


All I need for fall to be complete is for Mother Nature to cooperate!

Cheers!
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45 comments:

  1. Katie, your house is adorable. I love the pumpkins with the numbers. I think I might have to copy that cute idea!

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  2. Love this. I ALMOST have a front porch and can't wait to primp.

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  3. I love the idea of the pumpkins with the house numbers! I'm definitely going to keep that in mind when we go pumpkin shopping.

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  4. I think the painted numbers on the pumpkins is a really fun idea! But since your house numbers are already pretty prominent on your front porch, you could turn the pumpkins back around too. Just trying to help make a decision. :) Looks great either way though!

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  5. Jumped over from My Repurposed Life... I am supposed to be painting my siding but I had to check out Craptastic. How could I miss a blog with that title? HAD to check it out since I use the phrase, among others ;) (Don't tell though) I am super new and have been all over blog world. I'll be back for a better look later. Shannon

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  6. I'm so behind on my blog reading! And I'm sooo in love with your fall wreath! Those ruffles and that mustard fabric are perfect together! I like the pumpkins both ways but I think I prefer without the numbers just a little bit more. I'm waiting on the hubby to get home from work so he can get my fall boxes out of the attic. I love decorating my house for the holidays! Ok this comment is turning into a novel so I will email you soon! :-)

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  7. I like the numbers. Might just be borrowing this idea too :) Came over from I heart Naptime.

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  8. I love the numbered pumpkins! We have 5 numbers in our address, so that might get too busy, lol.

    Stop over for a visit sometime!

    Cara
    http://homespunkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the numbers! I am so doing this for my porch!! :)

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  10. LOVE THE PUMPKINS AND THE WREATH, AND I LOVE THE NUMBERS ON THE PUMPKINS SO CUTE!

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  11. I love the pumpkin house numbers! What a simple, adorable idea! I'd love for you to link it up to my new weekend linky party -

    Creative Genius - http://www.thecreativepaige.com

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  12. Love how your front porch looks. I usu just stick a bunch of stuff out that and hope it all goes together - or not. hehehe

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  13. Love the house number on the pumpkins! I just may have to do this! :) Thanks for sharing.

    amy
    oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  14. What a great idea to add the house numbers on the pumpkins- clever & so festive :) PS: Love that blue chair, too!

    We would ♥ for you to share this with our readers at our linky party going on this weekend! XO

    http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/

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  15. Bah ah ha! I saw you on I{Heart}Naptime's link up party and was like I WANT THAT PROJECT at our and was going through OUR link party and saw them! HA! Well just so it's known, I loooove those pumpkins! lol

    Happy Sunday Katie :)
    XOXO

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  16. I saw this when you first posted, but was just reminded on The DIY showoff. I'm not much of a holiday decorator either, but you've inspired me for some small changes too.

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  17. Love the Wreath! Just finished my Fall Argyle wreath this week!
    http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/09/argyle-fall-wreath.html

    Aaaand I love your house numbered pumpkins! Super cute!!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  18. i love it all...the wreath is cute!! thanks for sharing!

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  19. very cute love that it is simple unlike others that I have seen that have a bit too much on them for me

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  20. What a great use for pumpkins - awesome idea!

    Please feel free to link your Halloween decorations up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  21. Love your Fall decor and all your pumpkins. That wreath is fab too. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  22. Just too darn cute. Love the wreath and I really love the pumpkins.

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  23. The pumpkin house numbers are the cutest! Ive learned today that sometimes it's so hard to find someone's house number.

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  24. Nice wreath! That turned out so pretty...love the yellow! I also love your pumpkins! What a clever way to display your house number!

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  25. I like it with the numbers! I've pinned you so I can try it myself too! :)

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  26. So cute.. I can't wait to give it a try :)). LOVE.. Found ya on hop/linky party, officially following with smiles.. Great blog you have here & I can't wait to read more.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. :)) TY

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  27. What a great idea! It looks so clean & simple. The number pumkins are genious.

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  28. I love your numbered pumpkins. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your front porch is so welcoming! I'm really liking the pumpkins with your house number. Come check me out sometime-www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  30. The numbers! That is a great idea. The blue chair and mum pot are also adorable. I do not have a green thumb when I buy mums. They never open for me, so I buy the open ones. I either water too much or not enough, I never know. Fingers x for yours.

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  31. Love your whole porch, especially the house numbers~darling!

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  32. I like it with the numbers showing! Such a creative idea!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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  33. This looks great -- love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  34. So cute Katie! Either way you decide to display the pumpkins it looks fabulous but I must say I am partial to them with the house numbers, just too cute! Sharing it on our facebook page, thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  35. That is really a neat idea for house numbers. I love it! You should share this at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=2306

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  36. Hi,
    Your wreath is very cute. I love how it pops on your door. True, the pumpkins are nice both ways. I stacked three weird kindof flat pumpkins last year and stenciled my house #'s with black paint and black glitter last year. Everyone that came commented on them. So, I say keep the numbers out for Fall and Halloween then turn around for Thanksgiving. Also, yes your FIL knew best. The mums that are all in bloom shrivel up fast. It will be so pretty in no time.

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  37. Just fantastic! Love it all but those pumpkins with the house numbers -- genius!

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  38. What a great idea...love the house numbers and your porch area is just darling. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Have a great weekend.
    Bobbie

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  39. oh your wreath is super cute...and I love the pumpkins with the numbers personally...they're soooo sweet!

    Thanks so much for linking to 20 Below Thursday!! :)

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  40. I have to say LOVE your porch. I also love the pumpkin idea and wreath. So clean and chic. My husband even commented on it. I just told my husband I would paint chair different color. Red or like you said a burnt orange would be awesome. But looks great!!!!!!!

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  41. awesome! So cute, love the pumpkin address idea:) Thanks for linking up, I am going to be featuring this at my party this week. It will be up on Tuesday evening:)

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  42. Your idea of the pumpkins with the house numbers is spectacular, I'm definitely going to keep that in mind when we go pumpkin shopping.
    r4 card

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  43. Katie! your porch is sooo nice! I have door/porch envy majorly!
    gail

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  44. Hi there. i just came across your photo's on someone's fb page! love your porch - i am starting a new link party (later this evening) in hopes of others linking up to share outdoor fall decor ideas & your post is perfect! hope to see you there! hugs. tracie

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  45. Love your wreath and #s, going to feature this on Thurs. afternoon at Bacon Time.

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