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10/21/2014

Porch Fall Decorations

 
Hi & as promised, back again to share some pictures of what our cleaned (!) front porch looks like just at present. Many of the homes in our subdivision are decorated up so nicely for Fall & Halloween, so we decided to make an effort too.  Hopefully those who pass by, enjoy it, and on Halloween night, the tricker treaters will too. We have some small ceramic pumpkins with scary faces that we add right by the door (in front of the wagon & wheelbarrow).  We do that Halloween evening as the punkins have tea lights inside of them that glow in the dark; but only if the weather is such that we can sit outside when the kids are coming. Thought about arranging on both sides of the steps that come up to the porch - but didn't want to cause a trip hazard. We don't want some little one stumbling or bumping into a candle; so if it's too cold to sit out, we don't put these out.
 
 
 

Now on the other side of the front door:



Just in front of the porch:

 
This guy moved from Florida and usually has some straw bales with pumpkins & mums surrounding him, maybe a corn stalk or two. Mr didn't want to go to that much trouble, so all we got was Mr. Scarecrow. This was about the time he remarked to me, that whatever we put out, is going to have to be picked up and put away. This dampened my enthusiasm for adding yet more decorations. We have some colored Halloween lights but decided to go with just what you see. In 2 windows that face the other road (we are on a corner) we have some ceramic pumpkins from long, long ago, that have orange lights inside. When it gets dark, we turn those on, and they show pretty scary in the dark windows. We had 3 of these (and we have 3 windows that could use them!), but somewhere along the way, one got broken. Neither of us can remember if we made them during our 'ceramic hobby phase' or if we bought them - they are really old. In Florida Mr. would put them outside and he really decorated up so well, with skeletons, crows, even made a 'grave' out of bags of mulch, sprayed a sheet to look like dirt, and had an RIP tomestone. The kids used to love it. We had to be careful with the really tiny tots, that they didn't get scared. It was fun, but we don't do that now.
 
Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures. Come again when you can. Big Fall Hugs.

30 comments:

Pat said...

The photos are great Mary. Looks like your own group of pumpkin pals.
Over here in the UK not so many people do Halloween, but this is a really good display. x

Lisa said...

Your porch looks amazing, Mary! I love the decorations!! The wagon full of pumpkins and flowers looks gorgeous!! I live outside of the city so I don't get any trick-or-treaters :( I miss seeing all of the fun costumes. I hope you have a wonderful evening my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

Wish I had a big covered porch! You have decorated it perfectly! Love the wagon and wheelbarrow all done up! And the big scarecrow is lots of fun!

jimlynn said...

Mary, your decorations look fabulous!!! Love the ones on the porch and that scarecrow is a cutie! Have fun on Halloween!
Lynn

Carol L said...

Your beautiful porch looks so inviting for fall! Good for you decorating - we stopped doing all decorating a few years ago. Our autumn decoration consists of buying a cuppa pumpkin coffee! LOL Toss away the cups afterward - all done! ROFL!!

laurie said...

Everything looks so festive! How fun!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Mary How fun! Your porch decorations look so welcoming! Wonderful fall decor!

Rita said...

Fabulous pictures Mary. Love your decorations. Just enjoy. Hugs from a storm battered Scotland. Hugs Rita xxx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

How lovely

Sarah said...

We certainly don't "do" Halloween in such fabulous style over here in the UK Mary. Your house looks magnificent, love the scarecrows!! The door wreath is amazing as is the floral arrangement in the wagon!! xx

Di said...

Oh what fun Mary - I love your decorations and the fact you have such a lovely porch to work on. Here in the UK we don't tend to have a good sized porch/veranda to play with. We still get trick or treaters though :)

Hugs

Di xx

Maxine D said...

What pretty decorating - but I can understand Mr H's sentiments about putting everything away again!
Blessings
Maxine

Hazel said...

Oh you do know how to decorate at all these special dates, your porch look fab, I was disappointed while in Canada last year we didn't see more than we did. Yes it's ok putting out but the taking down and in is a bit like not minding doing the shopping but hate putting it away. Thank you for sharing. Hazel xx

SARN said...

Great photo's of your decorations Mary. Us Brits don't really go into it in a big way like our friends across the pond do. Always fascinates me!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Too cute! Miss having my daughter here for Halloween, she may be coming up this weekend and she may decorate. I have a few pumpkins up in the attic that I need to bring down that we carved the patterns in, each year we would do some real ones and always a fake one, so each year we would have one more. Don't know if we'll do it this year.

Benzi said...

Mary, you have everything decorated so pretty with all the Fall colors. I love Mr. Scarecrow outside. Talking about cleaning the porch, it looks as if it is really long and lots to clean, but so worth it to have such a wonderful porch.

Your hubby sounds like I am beginning to sound at Christmas...just thinking about everything having to be put away. HAHA

Carol said...

Lovely Halloween decor Mary..I decorate mine on the 31st for the kids coming round. Carol x

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely fantastic, love it all.
The "fall" goodies we're amazing in the shops in Florida. Just wished I could have brought some of the bigger things home with me.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you fall decorations are so lovely, Mary!!! Love the little guys and all the pumpkins!!!

Have a great time!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

I am totally in love with your decorations Momma Mary!! I love that wagon and coke wagon on your porch. I love that your decorations can live on into Nov. if you so choose. Your porch looks so festive, gotta love the scarecrow too. I don't do much decorating either anymore. I wish we got trick or treaters but we don't here in the country. I miss that big time. Hugs, Brenda

Pippa said...

I have to admit I really do not like Halloween, but I do like your Fall decorations. The scarecrows look friendly not frightening which I like! :)

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! Mary your porch decorations are awsome, I just love it all.
We don't do Halloween or Autumn really over here, although churches have Harvest Festivals. i would have loved to see it for real, hugs Kate x

Deepti said...

Fun and fab decoration :)

Terry said...

Mary, how could your neighbors not love your house? Oh how festive your porch is and so inviting! I wish I could come and knock on your door for a treat on Halloween. Love this!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
fab pictures of your decorated porch and house.
It all looks so lovely, and will give the children a treat when they see it.
Just how I imagined your house to be.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marilyn said...

Awesome decorations!!

Faith A said...

I love what you have done Mary, such joy to behold. If only the UK would do something like this, although 99% of our neighbours are pensioners so no children to come around LOL.

What wonderful memories you must have of these "people" in the front of your houses.

crafty-stamper said...

Great pics love the scarecrow figures and pumpkin wagon on the porch -we don't really celebrate Halloween here except getting the odd child pretty early with a treat bag
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

You have the most beautiful porch. I could sit out there and rock and watch the world go by all day. Your decorations are lovely. I love the big scarecrow and all your little people. They aren't scary at all and the little ones will love them.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Amazing Halloween decoration, your porch looks so inviting!

Love and hugs
Maarit