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Front Porch Appeal

Issue #38 September 2012

Porch News and Ideas for Porch Lovers

September is when many of us wish to nest again. Back from summer vacations, children back to school and a nip in the evening air, we want to settle in again.

Autumn is one of our favorite seasons, too. How about you? We absolutely love the feeling in the air - crisp leaves, pumpkins and corn stalks aplenty. It is time to think about autumn porch decorations.



Dave and I are currently residing in a small apartment until we can find the home we want, but happily, we have a lovely little porch to enjoy.

We hope that you, too, have a nice outdoor living space to enjoy.

We will be decorating it for autumn this coming week. The garden stores here in Middle TN are just beginning to put out their autumn harvests. So stay tuned for our autumn porch transformation!





Are You Decorating Your Porch for Autumn?

Autumn decorating on your porch
Photo courtesy of Vivian


We have a bunch of fun and pretty ideas for decorating your porch for autumn. read more









What an Amazing Difference Porch Railings Make

Before: Lynn's 1925 Porch With a Wire Fence Around It

Porch before with wire fence


See the not-so-pretty wire fence?

Well, Lynn wasn't very happy with it. So she and her husband added vintage wood porch railings to their porch - over 300 balusters!
You are in for a treat when you see the AFTER PICTURES... read more









Do You Love Halloween?

Halloween porch decorating
Photo courtesy of birshycat1

It's time to think about your Decorating for Halloween read more









An Ultra Charming Faux Cabin Porch

Isn't This Sweet?

We thank our Facebook friend, Dean Jacobs McCall, for sharing her "faux" cabin porch with us.

Dean tell us: "This is my "Faux Cabin Porch" that I designed & had built this Summer. It sits on our little pond in one of my garden areas.

I so enjoy sitting out on it & enjoying nature around us."

Dean's faux cabin porch - front view

Front view


Dean's faux cabin porch - side view
Side view


Dean continues: "It is a 'stand alone porch' and it sits by a little pond in one of my garden areas. I've always wanted a log cabin and pond - this is probably the closest I will ever get.

I guess you can say I designed it; it was my idea that I explained to our neighbor, who is a "hobby" carpenter. He built it for me in May of this year.

I attached an old door and a screen door to the side to add interest to it.

The back is just straight wood, with 2 4x4 wood braces cemented in the ground to help keep it standing."







Send Us Your Pictures
Two people will receive a $75 Amazon gift card

Our Autumn and Halloween Picture Fest!

Autumn and Halloween Photograph Fest Would you share some of your autumn and Halloween porch pictures with us? We're looking for fun and inspirational pictures to share on our website and Facebook page.

See how you can send your pics to us. read more

To show our heartfelt appreciation, we will randomly choose two lucky souls to each receive a $75 Amazon gift card.

Just in time for holiday shopping - or to treat yourself.








Available Now!

Autumn eBook cover Mary and I are excited to announce the launch of our new e-book, Autumn On The Porch, containing over 250 pages of autumn porch decorating ideas from 40 bloggers.

You will find a myriad of ideas to use this fall, everything from pumpkin topiary ideas to a cute owl wreath. We've even included a treat or two to enjoy on your porch.

If you love decorating or don't have a clue as to how to dress your porch for fall, we know you will find plenty of ideas in this colorful e-book.

To learn more or to order a copy for yourself or someone you know who loves to decorate, please check out our Autumn On The Porch
read more









We're Writing our Kitchen Table Story

We are writing an eBook about how we work together as a couple and how we created this informational web site from our kitchen table.

Foxnews Interview with Front Porch Ideas

The two of us were recently featured on National TV for a segment on Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs. Many people have expressed an interest in being notified when our book is written.

If you'd like to know when our eBook is ready, enter your email address here. We won't use your email for any other purpose.







From The Porch Steps

Mary and Dave on front porch steps Scarecrows and pumpkins.

Next weekend, the two of us are going to a local garden store to build a scarecrow. We will meet our son and his family there. They will build one as well.

We supply the overalls and flannel shirt. The garden store supplies a straw hat, the frame and the stuffing.

So we visited our local Goodwill store this week and picked up our supplies.

Dave chose overalls for the scarecrow
Dave picked out overalls for our 1st scarecrow


Mary chose an outfit for the kid scarecrow
I picked out some apparel for a "kid" scarecrow


Stay tuned for the rest of the scarecrow-making story. It will be fun, we're sure.


Hugs from the porch steps,
Mary & Dave







Please Support Our Sponsors

Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks. Custom vinyl lattice panels in many colors! Learn more about screen porch windows from the Rekal Company



Join our Porch Community on Facebook

You're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches.


Mary and Dave

Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary & Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.

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