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2011 Autumn Halloween Porch Contest Entries

Results of Our 2011 Contest for Inspiration

We were appreciative and excited to see your porches decorated for autumn and Halloween.



Here are the entries you shared with us!



Ravens and Spiders and More, Oh My!

by Robin Martin of Manchester, MI


Ravens and Spiders and More, Oh My
Photo courtesy of Robin Martin



Ravens and Spiders and More, Oh My
Photo courtesy of Robin Martin



Ravens and Spiders and More, Oh My
Photo courtesy of Robin Martin



Ravens and Spiders and More, Oh My
Photo coutesy of Robin Martin



Robin: I love Halloween and love decorating! I chose mostly black this year and used spiders, ravens and witch hats. Enjoy!


Mary and Dave: So happy you entered our contest, Robin. Thanks for your fun and spooky pictures of your front porch!




Happy Halloween from Our House in PA

by Karen of PA


Happy Halloween from Our House in PA
Photo courtesy of Karen



Happy Halloween from Our House in PA
Photo courtesy of Karen



On our street we get a lot of traffic going by and people walking the dogs.... so I've provided them something to view for Halloween while driving/walking by ;o)

Mary and Dave: Thanks bunches, Karen, for entering our contest. We are enjoying your pictures!




Our Halloween and Autumn Porch 2011

by Evangeline Kroeger of Ramsey MN


Our Halloween and Autumn Porch 2011
Photo courtesy of Evangeline Kroeger



Our Halloween and Autumn Porch 2011
Photo courtesy of Evangeline Kroeger



Our Halloween and Autumn Porch 2011
Photo courtesy of Evangeline Kroeger



Our Halloween and Autumn Porch 2011
Photo courtesy of Evangeline Kroeger



Our house is the coolest on the block! We got a lot of good comments from our trick or treaters and neighbors!

They liked our Zombies on our picture window and the monster in a basket scared them a lot. Our neighbors can't wait to see our Christmas decorations


Mary and Dave: Thanks so much for your fun pictures, Evangeline!




Fall in Love with Fall

by Tara of Los Molinos, CA


Fall in Love with Fall
Photo courtesy of Tara



Fall in Love with Fall
Photo courtesy of Tara



Fall in Love with Fall
Photo courtesy of Tara



Fall in Love with Fall
Photo courtesy of Tara



At night black lights and orange lights change the whole look.

We love the fall season we start with Halloween and carry it over into Thanksgiving, with a few changes and add-ons. We grow are own pumpkins and corn stocks and all the little extras.


Mary and Dave: Thanks a lot for entering our porch contest, Tara! Wonderful.




Happy Holidays from Our Porch to Yours

by Sharee Forsgren of West Jordan, UT, Salt Lake City


Happy Holidays from Our Porch to Yours
Photo courtesy of Sharee Forsgren



Happy Holidays from Our Porch to Yours
Photo courtesy of Sharee Forsgren



Happy Holidays from Our Porch to Yours
Photo courtesy of Sharee Forsgren



Happy Holidays from Our Porch to Yours
Photo courtesy of Sharee Forsgren



With the help of my 2 sweet little nieces I was able to decorate my porch for both Halloween and Thanksgiving with just a few changes.

The girls also decided that we need a white pumpkin which I've never used before but LOVE it!!!


Mary and Dave: Thank you, Sharee, for sharing your decorated porch with us! Love it.




Autumn Front Porch

by Jennifer of Sacramento, CA


Autumn Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Jennifer



Autumn Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Jennifer



Autumn Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Jennifer



Autumn Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Jennifer



I usually decorate my house but this year decided to do the porch also. My daughter helped me. She made my witch's broom out of an old Tiki torch and honeysuckle vines.

I made the pumpkins in the wheelbarrow and the pillow. I tried to use as many natural materials from my yard as I could: Grape vines, honeysuckle vines, yarrow, hydrangea, wisteria pods, acorns.

The rest was every rusty old thing we could find around the house.




Celebrating Autumn

by Melissa of Olney, MD


Celebrating Autumn
Photo courtesy of Melissa



Celebrating Autumn
Photo courtesy of Melissa



Celebrating Autumn
Photo courtesy of Melissa



Celebrating Autumn
Photo courtesy of Melissa



We love sitting out on our front porch, especially during the fall season. The Mums really add a spice of color along with pumpkins of different sizes.

The lanterns have battery-powered candles which are great and give our porch a cozy feeling during the evening.


Mary and Dave: Thank you for entering our contest, Melissa. We like the idea of your battery-powered lanterns. Pretty porch! Happy autumn!


Stop by to See Heather's Autumn Entranceway

In addition to our fall contests, we have so many more autumn decorating ideas to share. Like Heather's....

Heather's beautiful front entry is all set for autumn - blog Setting for Four
Photo courtesy of Setting for Four

Don't you love Heather's entryway?





Autumn in New York

by Barbara VanWormer of Amsterdam, NY


Autumn in New York
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Autumn in New York
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Autumn in New York
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Autumn in New York
Photo courtesy of Barbara



My son made this porch/front yard display for me.


Mary and Dave: My goodness, Barbara, what an awesome son you have. Thank you so much for entering our Autumn / Halloween Porch Contest. Glad you joined in the fun!




Welcoming Autumn from Our Side Porch!

by Cindy of Strafford, MO


Welcoming Autumn from Our Side Porch!
Photo courtesy of Cindy



Welcoming Autumn from Our Side Porch!
Photo courtesy of Cindy



Welcoming Autumn from Our Side Porch!
Photo courtesy of Cindy



As soon as the air begins to turn cool, we are reminded that soon the hillsides will be a blaze of color that will treat us to the warm colors of Autumn. There's no place we would rather view the show than from our side porch.

Yes, it's small, but this cozy spot is perfect for a moment to stop, enjoy a meal and absorb the wonders this season brings.


Thank you, Cindy, for entering our contest with your autumn side porch.




Old House Kitchen Country Harvest

by Carmen Hyde of Spencerville, IN


Old House Kitchen Country Harvest
Photo courtesy of Carmen



Old House Kitchen Country Harvest
Photo courtesy of Carmen



This is our old house that I write about on www.oldhousekitchen.com. It's the inspiration for lots of recipes, decor, and fall fun!


Mary and Dave: Woo Hoo! Thank you for entering our fun porch contest, Carmen. Nice to see your charming home and porch.




Fall Porch 2011

by Rhonda Armitage of Salt Lick, KY


Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Rhonda



Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Rhonda



Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Rhonda



We did a few things different this year, used brighter mums, and got the urns at a benefit for one of our dear friends who lost her battle with cancer, so they are precious to us.


Mary and Dave: So happy to see your autumn porch for 2011, Rhonda. Thank you for entering your pretty autumn porch into our contest again this year.




Shadows of Fall

by Pamela of Roanoke IN


Shadows of Fall
Photo courtesy of Pamela



Shadows of Fall
Photo courtesy of Pamela



My husband built this porch for me this summer. It is my favorite place to go. I love decorating it for the seasons.

Fall happens to be my favorite time of year. We took this picture late in the evening and thought the shadow of the cornstalk was neat.


Mary and Dave: Pamela, thank you for entering our Autumn Halloween Porch Contest. Very sweet of your husband to build a porch for you. Happy Autumn!




Elegant Front Door for the Fall

by Peggy Jones of Raleigh, NC


Elegant Front Door for the Fall
Photo courtesy of Peggy



Elegant Front Door for the Fall
Photo courtesy of Peggy



Elegant Front Door for the Fall
Photo courtesy of Peggy



Welcome is simply what this front door says to our guests! I love working with this 30 foot vine. I load it up with all of my favorite things and just when I thought I was finished I would sneak in a birds nest, a beehive and even a little witch's hat!

This vine is displayed year round and the miniature white lights are kept on a timer so I never have to touch it.

For some extra fun I added peacock feathers, willow branches, nandina berries and an assortment of pumpkins. They look like they have been there forever. I will simply exchange these decorations and add more for each season.


Mary and Dave: Thank you for entering our Autumn Porch Contest, Peggy. Happy autumn!




Welcome To The Porch!

by Helene of New York


Welcome To The Porch!
Photo courtesy of Helen



Welcome To The Porch!
Photo courtesy of Helen



Welcome To The Porch!
Photo courtesy of Helen



Welcome To The Porch!
Photo courtesy of Helen



A new home with an old fashion wrap around porch. I enjoy decorating the porch as the seasons change. I like to find interesting items and place them around the porch.

There are several sitting areas for morning coffee, dinner for two, rocking chairs and wicker furniture providing a different view of the yard. My family enjoys them all.


Mary and Dave: Helene, thank you for entering our contest and sharing your autumn porch with us.




Fall Porch

by Barbara Poole of Roxboro, NC


Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Barbara



Fall Porch
Photo courtesy of Barbara



My Fall Porch has beautiful vibrant colors and small to large pumpkins. I also added a couple of scarecrows. The autumn wreath on my door adds an inviting touch with lots of fall colors.


Mary and Dave: Barbara, thank you for entering our contest and sharing your autumn porch with us.




Mums the Word!

by Danielle Hurdle of McDonough, GA


Mums the Word
Photo courtesy of Danielle



Mums the Word
Photo courtesy of Danielle



Mums the Word
Photo courtesy of Danielle



Growing up in South Texas, I never really had the chance to enjoy the rich and colorful wonders of Autumn. Here in Georgia, I really get the opportunity to utilize colors that easily blend in with the nature that surrounds us.

I took special care in making sure that I was consistent with sunflowers, and scarecrows throughout my theme. I LOVE fresh flowers each season, so it made sense to add plenty of mums...which actually paired well with my summer snapdragons that are still beautiful and thriving !


Mary and Dave: We're really happy you entered our autumn porch contest, Danielle!




Fun Fall Colors for a Small Porch

by Jody K of Littleton, CO


Fun Fall Colors for a Small Porch
Photo courtesy of Jody K



Fun Fall Colors for a Small Porch
Photo courtesy of Jody K



Fun Fall Colors for a Small Porch
Photo courtesy of Jody K



Fun Fall Colors for a Small Porch
Photo courtesy of Jody K



Fall is my favorite season, but here in Colorado you don't get to enjoy it that long. My front porch is small but I try to pack as much color on it for the most show.


Mary and Dave: Thanks for entering our contest, Jody. Enjoy your beautiful Colorado autumn. Thank you for sharing your fun fall colors on your autumn porch.


Welcoming Fall and Guests from our Back Porch

by Tress Duvall of Westminster, MD


Welcoming Fall and Guests from our Back Porch
Photo courtesy of Tress



Welcoming Fall and Guests from our Back Porch
Photo courtesy of Tress



Welcoming Fall and Guests from our Back Porch
Photo courtesy of Tress



Welcoming Fall and Guests from our Back Porch
Photo courtesy of Tress



Like most country/prim decorators fall is my favorite season....the main reason why I fall for fall is because of the scents...the smell of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, apple crisp, pumpkin pie....I use the pumpkin scent all year long in fact. If it comes in lotions or hand soaps I stock up!

It is also one of my favorite times to decorate because browns and tans are my favorite colors. They are the color I dress in and decorate in and well, fall brings the most out of both of these favorite colors.

Our back porch is where guests frequent to come on in to our warm glowing home...

You will find on our back porch that nothing says "Fall" as much as a wagon full of colored leaves and a pumpkin...some burlap...it's actually used all year long in some parts of our house.

A clear fat vase full of pumpkins seems to be a wonderfall popular accent this year:)

I like bringing up an old black wrought iron fence from the basement during the fall to use as a back drop to add some whimsy....

I hope you have enjoyed this autumn tour of our porch and that you were inspired!


Mary and Dave: Thank you, Tress, for entering our autumn contest. You have a very warm, welcoming back porch. Thank you for sharing your autumn decorating with all of us!




Fall Front Porch

by Andrea of Seneca, SC


Fall Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Andrea



Fall Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Andrea



Fall Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Andrea



Fall Front Porch
Photo courtesy of Andrea



My front porch is not very big but I do enjoy it. I like to sit in my rocking chairs when the weather is nice. When decorating my porch, I want a feeling of comfort and to give a hint of what you may find inside!


Mary and Dave: Andrea, thank you for entering your pictures into our "Autumn and Halloween Porch Contest". You have a wonderful fall front porch with vibrant colors. Our readers will enjoy the porch decorating ideas you have shared with us for their own porches.




We are so happy to have received all of these beautiful autumn decorated porches. We sure enjoyed hearing how you decorate for the fall. Autumn is like no other season in its beautiful golden and red colors.

Happy autumn from Dave and me and thank you for sharing your porch pictures for everyone to see and be inspired.


25 Bloggers Autumn Porches

Beautiful red front door from The Everyday Home blog
Photo courtesy of The Everyday Home

25 bloggers shared their autumn decorating ideas with us. See more of Barb's fall decorations right here.






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