Front Porch Appeal - Porch News and Ideas for Porch Lovers

Issue #38 September 2012

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.


Orange porch steps for autumn

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

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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...

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Do You Love Halloween?

Halloween porch decorating
Photo courtesy of birshycat1
It's time to think about decorating for Halloween

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An Ultra Charming Faux Cabin Porch

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."

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Please Send Us Your Pictures

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.

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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.

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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 first 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

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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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