When we first bought our house, one of the first things I was looking forward to was decorating the front steps for Fall. I had a vision for filling the flower box with heirloom pumpkins. After I put two pumpkins in, and was on my way with a 20-pounder, I thought... hum... this might not be a great idea. So, I switched it up and put flowers in the flower box (plus some kale) and pumpkins in the urns.
Last weekend we took Emma to the pumpkin patch - she says, "Yeah! Heirloom Pumpkins!"
This is how the outside of our house is shaping up - we haven't had to do much to the outside except a little power washing and hanging a wreath. I really love the current paint colors and plan to keep them.
Stacked pumpkin planter.
Big girls on the steps. To everyone's amazement, I decided to forgo my typical 'blue and white pumpkin' look and go for traditional orange and green. I think the color scheme goes great with the colors of our house - it feels subtle and natural.
In the flower box, I did orange mums alternating with kale. When the mums are in full bloom, the contrasting green between them will really make the orange pop.
On our side porch, I have more mums and a couple of gourds. I put out some velvet and linen pillows to make our seating really cozy. I'm thinking coffee and scones out here tomorrow morning!