Pumpkins and a fall porch

On instagram I shared a picture of my front porch and mentioned that the pumpkins that I used to decorate it were grown in my yard. So I thought I’d share where in my yard I grow them.

I have a spot in my yard that works great for the amount and variety of pumpkins I grow. I like to grow mini pumpkins so I can have them to decorate the house when fall comes. There is an open space right in front of my climbing vines that I have planted the pumpkins in now for a few years. It might seem like a small space, but the pumpkins grow so perfectly and just trail along the curbing. I just plant the seeds directly into the ground, and they grow like crazy! I love to incorporate my garden veggies into my flower gardens. It adds some nice variety and greenery.

This year I got a good crop of mini white and orange pumpkins along with a few gourds that are so fun to decorate with. I placed the small pumpkins around the house and put the gourds outside on the porch.

I added them to my already decorated front porch and they add so much fun and fall to the porch, and it is extra fun to decorate with them because I grew them myself! Of course I added some mums for some more fall flavor. I had an old frame that was used for my daughter’s bulletin board a while back. Since we were no longer using it, I sprayed the frame with gold paint and added a yard of some fall fabric I found at JoAnn. I layered it with an old window I had in my basement, a burlap pumpkin and a fun fall sign.

I think it goes well with the fall wreath I made to go on my door. I love to layer textures and put something unexpected out in my spaces. I love using fabric because it doesn’t matter if it gets wet, and old windows always add a lot of character. When I decorate my porch, I always think about it as an extension of my house, like another room that needs to feel like a part of the home.

The porch is ever changing, and I know after we get our first hard frost I’ll have to put away the plants, but that is what I love about seasons. It is a great way to have fun and change up a space.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!