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Finally it's Autumn around here

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I took the plunge and threw out my summer flowers and replaced them with my Fall decor.  It was crazy how hard this was for me to do...many of my flowers were still in bloom, but they were definitely wilted and probably only going to make it another week, so I decided to just make it time. 

Since this is the only Autumn inspiration I have inside my house I decided to make my front porch rustic and festive.



I started out by throwing out my old summer flowers :-((  and taking these old clay pots and transforming them with a little spray paint into something I actually like.



 I always loved the little frog feet on these pots, but I was just not into the dirt clay look...


And I suppose the fall Mums aren't so bad either ;-)


Then I remembered the $3 yard sale ladder I have sitting in the garage.  It is perfect for my front porch and my pumpkins!


I also picked up a wreath at Michael's and hot glued some pine cones and misc. things to it and made my own Autumn wreath.  The best part is there are very few Autumn pieces (like the little pumpkins) that I can just remove and replace with something Christmasy soon!!


I also forgot about these perfect little pillows I bought on clearance at Lowe's at the end of summer that I was saving for next year that are perfect for my front porch.  Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to realize these things...


So now the finished project...

P.S. please ignore the blue chalk, I have to let the girls have a little fun while we work outside :-)






I love it all...but it is really sad because all I keep thinking about is my Christmas decor, ha ha!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far!

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35 comments:

Katie said...

Beautiful fall decor--you had me laughing out loud about Christmas, I too, am already planning what my house will look like :) Day after Thanksgiving I jump right on it!

Enjoy your Sunday and take care!

Katie said...

I love it! Your ladder looks great with all the gourds stacked on it! Love that pinkish mum too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute idea with the ladder and I love that pillow.

Blessings,
Linda

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

What a beautiful porch! Love it!

WhyCuzICan said...

Cute porch and your daughter's chalk art, to me, only adds to the charm! You are BOTH creative :D

Thanks for sharing :D
Visiting from Midwest Sewing Girl's linky party
(Everything Halloween)!
~From NW Illinois,
Suzanne

Holly said...

I LOVE that ladder! How fun!!
Holly
lifeasathrifter.blogspot.com
Hope you'll stop by!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This all looks great. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

Honey at 2805 said...

You Fall decor is so festive! Love the ladder!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love how you used the old ladder to display your fall items. That was very creative. I have 2 of the red pillows with the birds on them. I use them on the front porch, too.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Everything looks so nice. I really like the frogs.

White Whimsy said...

Your porch looks beautiful. I love the ladder. What a great idea.

Shannon said...

Love the gourds on the ladder!
xo,
Shannon

Amy Kinser said...

I love old ladders and yours is great on your porch.

Ann said...

Your ladder is beautifully decorated and it makes a nice addition to a lovely porch.

Brooke said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Amanda said...

Everything looks lovely, can totally see how just changing a few things out and it will also look great for Christmas!

michele said...

love the vignette! swing by anytime.

michele

Q @ JAQS said...

Lovely!

I'll like to invite you to share this at my FIRST EVER linky party :) @ http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

-Q

Kellie said...

Looks great! I just bought a bunch of gourds at the store this morning. Now I just need that ladder!

White Whimsy said...

I am now following. Love your blog.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Brooke
Found your blog from Fireflies and jellybeans link party. I love your fall decor, just lovely. I am a new follower, please stop by homesweetbutterfly.com

Thanks again.

Vanessa

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

Love the ladder!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Loving that watering can, pillow and especially the ladder!

Vicky said...

That ladder is a great idea. I would have never thought to use something like that in my fall decorating. You are so creative! I am a new follower from What I Made Wednesday. Vicky from www.messforless.net

Q @ JAQS said...

Love the look - so homey and FALL :)

I would love for you to link up your creation at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

At The Picket Fence said...

All of your fall decor looks just beautiful! That loaded up ladder is perfect and adds so much charm and character. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreiate you!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is so beautiful! The paint really transformed the pots! And LOVE the way you decorated your ladder --- so festive and welcoming!

The French Hutch said...

hello, I'm a new visitor. Just happened by and wanted to say how much I love your fall look. I love those painted clay pots, what a difference. I also thought the ladder was a clever idea. Great post.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Jenny said...

I love the ladder idea! It looks so great! Have you linked up with Creative Me Monday yet? It's open through Saturday... I'd love to have you! Here's the link:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/10/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

See you there!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love the idea of the ladder and pumpkins. I featured you on my TT&J facebook page :)

xoxo
Jen

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty porch. I love the way you used the ladder...a great idea. Very nice. Have a great day.(-:

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of your Fall fluffing. I'd love to have you come join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Hi! I featured your super cute decor on my blog! Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you want!

Have a great day!
Kirsten

The Tablescaper said...

I'm glad you chose to be a part of Seasonal Sundays this past week and hope you'll join me again this week.

- The Tablescaper

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