Friday, November 8, 2013

Better Late Than Never: Autumn Front Porch

We all have been there, you have a to do list and somehow you fall behind and then there is that one thing that does not get done. For me it was our front porch. I had good intentions. I even purchased some huge beautiful mums for the urn. They died and well I just never finished the porch. Every time I went to complete it I just kept thinking about what I wanted to do for Christmas. Then one day I received an email from Laura over at Top This Top That asking me if I wanted to join her and some other wonderful bloggers in the "Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving Party". Of course I said yes and so the crunch was on to create a beautiful autumn front porch but without spending any money because well I need to save that for the Christmas porch!;)
Welcome to my Autumn front porch! It took me about an hour to accomplish this after making a few things and pulling from my stash of autumn goodies that I had not yet used inside our home.
Chalk board sign made from some discontinued cabinet doors purchased at Ikea for just $3 each.
Topiary wire form that I dismantled for this project. It use to have faux ivy wrapped all around it. 
Autumn wreath from last year.
I pulled a few things from our back porch like the little round table and the solar lantern.
Now I did purchase one thing. Tom the turkey was in the clearance isle at Target for just $6. At that price I figured he could come and welcome our guests.
I made this Give Thanks Banner with some leftover scrapbook paper and stamps I had on hand. Super easy and quick.
 After I was done I stood there and wondered why it ever took me so long to get around to it.
Be sure to stop by and visit all the wonderful ladies participating in the "Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving Party". Thank you Laura for inviting me to join you all!:)

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  1. You've got quite the "stash," Pamela! Your front porch is so inviting and full of Fall goodness! I love your chalkboard, and I MUST find a solar lantern (love the size of yours, too)! Glad to be a part of this Fall tour with you!

  2. Pamela, your porch is stunning! You have an amazing stash of goodies; wow! I love your chalkboard! Your porch is so inviting and ready for Fall! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Pamela, I love your front porch and it makes me eager to get inside and see the rest of your beautiful fall decor! Your guests are going to love it! Tom Turkey is so cute...wonder if he's a long lost brother or cousin of my guy. ;) I smiled when I read you keep thinking of Christmas. I've been doing the exact same thing. My brain keeps wanting to decorate for Christmas and I have to keep reminding myself that Thanksgiving is still ahead. So happy to be joining in today's party with you! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Pamela…your front porch screams, "come on in"…so beautifully welcoming….it says a loving family with a talented lady of the house lives here….Beautiful job Pamela…just love your style…Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. So very stunning, as always. :) Makes me want to go all out next year, but it takes time to get a good collection of seasonal items - especially when you are still essentially "starting out" as my fiancé and I are. I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with for the holiday season Pamela!!!

    Brandi - Nest of Bliss

  6. Beautiful Pamela! You are amazing to be able to pull this together in just one hour. I especially love the topiary with the Fall leaves. I'm so inspired. I'll look forward to the Christmas porch next!
    Huge blessing to you dear lady,

  7. Tom the turkey makes an awesome greeter for your guests when they come a knockin! So glad that you joined us today....and you got a chance to decorate the front entry.

  8. Beautiful Pamela! Glad you shared this with us still!

  9. Pamela, What a lovely porch! I think your idea of wrapping a garland around a wire form is brilliant! Now you have to take it down and get out those Christmas decorations!

  10. Pamela, you did a wonderful job on that front porch. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  11. Pamela,
    Love all your beautiful things on your porch. It is so pretty.

  12. So pretty Pamela! Just in time for Thanksgiving and so very welcoming!

  13. Your front porch is so pretty. Very welcoming ~ wonderful job!

  14. Pamela,
    What a lovely porch! I love all the little touches that you've added along with the crafty touches! Your chalk-art handwriting is fabulous! So happy to be on this tour with you!! Happy Thanksgiving! ~Christy

  15. Beautiful Fall porch, Pamela! Now, if you did all of this at the last minute; I can only imagine what you would have done with lots of time to!!! All of your accents are perfect!

  16. Glad your feeling better, Love your fall porch, can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!


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