Fall Front Porch 2012

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Oh, the warmth and coziness of Fall. We all decorate inside for Fall or Halloween but some of us leave our outside just the same as it’s always been but a few easy decorating ideas can add amazing WOW factor to you homes curb appeal this Fall.

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The first thing I did was string these orange lights on my stairs using a staple gun. The staples keep the lights nice and secure so little trick or treater’s don’t trip up!

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We have had a very warm Fall so some of my summer annuals are still in bloom but I did pick up a couple of mum’s and placed them in vibrant yellow wooden planters which I painted this Fall.

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I picked up a pumpkin and placed it on the step…I could use a couple more!

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I’ve had this cute little Autumn rake for years, something that I purchased on clearance after the season had passed. This is a good way to build your decor – buy out of season!

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I made this wreath myself with a grape-vine wreath and artificial flowers and leaves.

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The garland around the door is made up of 3 dollar store garlands, orange mini lights, and organza also from the dollar store.

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The scarecrows also came from the dollar store, I just stuck them into the pots!

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Happy Fall Decorating!

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  1. What a gorgeous front porch. It looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.
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  2. WOW!!!!! Every detail is gorgeous! It looks like a magazine cover!!! I love the porch flooring!! WOW WOW WOW!

    I am stopping by from Lil Luna’s link party! I’d love if you’d come by for a visit!

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter (your newest follower!)
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  3. very pretty and so colorful love it

    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  4. I love all the colors! Simply beautiful, great job of putting it all together.
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  5. This is just beautiful! I love all the elements you used in decorating your porch. The mums you chose are both my favorite colors for fall flowers! Visiting from DIY by Design. Happy Fall!
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  6. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job on decorating this area!!

  7. I love it. It looks amazing. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to decorate their front entrance. We live in California and I am amazed at the generic front doors and entrances people have….so boring.
    Yours is beyond wonderful. I think this is my first visit to your blog. It is wonderful and I will be back!
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  8. All of the autumn colors really pop on the dark wood porch! Just beautiful (as always)!! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
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  9. So adorable!


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  10. This is GORGEOUS! Love the mums and the lights. It’s all so beautifully put together!

  11. Loving your porch Sarah!
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  12. Beautiful!
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  13. Wow! Your front door is beautiful; love the red! It certainly is welcoming! I love all your Autumn touches. Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous day.


  14. Your porch just says “welcome”! I love the lights on the steps! Hugs, Penny
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  15. Your porch looks amazing ! Love the orange lights !
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  16. Hi Sarah, I love your red door and all the fall decor! My front door is black, and that is mostly fine with me but when I see these festive photos and decor, I think black is not where it’s at! Thank you for sharing, very nice.

    Have a good day, Nancy
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  17. Gorgeous!! I just painted my front door red just so I can decorate like this. Well, not QUITE like this – your porch’s architecture is at least 250% more awesome than mine – but I’ll get some mums and things, anyway! : )

  18. Very tastefully done! I absolutely love it!

  19. Thanx for joining THT Sarah! I am still loving your porch lady.
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  20. Gorgeous porch!

  21. Your photography is so interesting. Love the angle shots.


  22. Beautiful! Your wreath is just gorgeous. I love your style!

  23. Your porch is gorgeous!! Love the touch of the festive lights!!

    Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…would love to see you there!
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  24. just gorgeous!
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  25. Now this is a porch decked out for fall!!! What attention to detail! Those yellow planters filled with mums pop!
    What a welcoming fall front porch!
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  26. Your porch is gorgeous. I love all the fall colors, they’re so vibrant along with the color of your door. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  27. Oh that is so beautiful. Stopping by from Think Tank Thursday
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  28. I love this!
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  29. How beautiful! The lighted leaf garland with items from the dollar store is amazing!
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  30. That is so beautiful!! GREAT job, I love the touches of lights too! Stopping by from Pin MEme
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  31. Sarah – your porch is gorgeous! I love your red front door and those darling yellow planter boxes. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!
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  32. Just beautiful! Thanks for linking up to PIN MEme! I’ve pinned & tweeted this!

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  33. Wow, it all looks great! I love the lights and the garland over the entryway. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!
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  34. OH THOSE COLORS. I love the idea of the orange lights… everything is just gorgeous. I bet your front porch is stopping traffic!
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  35. Ooooh, I’m liking the lights on the steps. Good safety idea for those Trick or Treaters. enJOYed checking out your front porch.
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  36. Hey Sarah,
    Great decor as usual, LOVING the red door! Thanks for linking up.

  37. This is very cozy and inviting! Absolutely beautiful! Well done! :)

  38. Pinning this from Tutus and Tea Parties Pinteresting party! This is lovely. Great job and beautiful photographs!
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  39. Gorgeous fall decorations! I especially love the dark orange mums in the yellow planter – very nice contrast. The lights around the door and steps are very fun as well. Great job!
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  40. Wow the whole thing is so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

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  41. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  42. I just love everything about this!! Your decorations are beautiful!

    I featured this today:

    And I pinned it too!!:
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  43. What a lovely porch. I wish I had one. We decorate our flowerbeds in front of our house.

  44. Hi Sarah,
    The front porch is one of my favortie places to decorate. Like you say, little effort can bring big ‘wow’! Love your cozy welcoming decor. I always buy out of season. Great bargains to be found! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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  45. So cute!!! I bet your kids just love it!
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  46. Lovely!
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  47. so festive! I love it, so creative way awesome! , I saw you on Our Delightful home blog hop! http://pleasegivepeasachance.blogspot.com/

  48. Susan Nero says:

    Absolutely gorgeous ! Love all your decorating idea’s ! I am hoping you would share what the color is called for that gorgeous red door. I am inspired to bump up my front door’s red color, I would love for it to be as vibrant a red as yours is.

  49. Susan Nero says:

    Love your decorations. You have inspired me to bump up my own red door. Could you share what the color of your door is called ? I absolutely love it !

  50. Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. What a gorgeous fall porch, love all your wonderful ideas!

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  51. wow. simply amazing. this is awesome. i would love you to link this up to tell me tuesday!!!
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  52. Great idea for the fall season! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!
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  53. Great for the fall season! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!
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  54. Sarah
    I’m currently in a state of “Porch Envy”… beautiful!
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  55. Love this! Looks so festive. I really, really need to decorate the outside of my house.

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  56. Love the red in the wreath. Sometimes I think that’s an easily overlooked fall color with all the oranges and yellows.
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  57. Beautiful! I love the orange lights along the steps. I have some in our bushes, may need to pick up some more to line our steps and walkway!
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  58. Lovely post, Sarah! I especially like your wreath!

  59. Love it!! I need to get it together and get my porch decorated before fall is over!! LOL! Stacie xo
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  60. Grogeous Sarah! I want your porch! Featuring you tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight! – Trish
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  61. Oh, wow! Your front porch is amazing! Magazine worthy! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  62. Thanks so much for linking this up at our very first “Think Tank”.

    This week’s party is up and running. We would love if you would visit the “Think Tank” again this week!

  63. Sarah, your porch is beautiful – so fun, festive and welcoming! Thank you for sharing!

  64. Wow. your front porch looks amazing. And the photography work is astounding too! I’d love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions too. Hope to see you there.
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  65. Your porch is stunning!! I am always blown away with your projects.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week :)
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  66. your porch looks amazing!
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  67. Your front porch is so creative and festive – good job!
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  68. Oh my, what beautiful eye candy. It’s my pleasure to feature you {again!} in my Fab Friday Favorites post today. Thanks for making my party a success with your awesomeness.

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust
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  69. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a pretty porch! You are ready for trick or treaters!

  70. Hi Sarah! Wanted to let you know that you will be one of the features at the party which opens at 8am CST on Monday. So, pop on by and pick up a feature button. Can’t wait to see what you bering to the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  71. So chic!

  72. Your porch is gorgeous! I love all the colors! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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