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Issue #38 September 2012September 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!
What's inside our September 2012 edition
Are You Decorating Your Porch for Autumn?We have a bunch of fun and pretty ideas for decorating your porch for autumn.
What an Amazing Difference Porch Railings MakeBefore: Lynn's 1925 Porch With a Wire Fence Around It
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...
Do You Love Halloween?
Photo courtesy of birshycat1It's time to think about decorating for Halloween
An Ultra Charming Faux Cabin PorchWe 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."
Side viewDean 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."
Please Send Us Your Pictures
Our Autumn and Halloween Picture 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.
Available NowMary 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.
From the Porch StepsScarecrows 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 picked out overalls for our first scarecrow
I picked out some apparel for a "kid" scarecrowStay tuned for the rest of the scarecrow-making story. It will be fun, we're sure.
Hugs from the porch steps,
Mary & Dave
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Join Our Porch Community on FacebookYou're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches. We have nearly 10,100 porch friends and would love to count you among them.
Happy porch sitting from your friends,
Mary and Dave
Life is short. Enjoy your porch.
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