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Friday, October 5, 2012

Emma at the Pumpkin Patch & Our "Fallized" Front Steps & Window Box

 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!


  1. Lovely autumnal front porch! Did you already share what colors you have on your exterior? Very nice.

  2. It looks wonderful! I bet Emma loved the bright colors in the pumpkin patch. You are so lucky your home has a charming window box.

  3. Emma is adorable!! and...your home is beautiful. I love the flower box! It all looks really lovely! Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!!

  4. I love seeing yours posts in my inbox! You always inspire me to come up with new decorating ideas and try your recipes (a few of which have become regular dinners in our home). Thank you for sharing and congrats on your beautiful home!

  5. These are my dream front steps!

  6. I am loving the colors of your house. What a gem.

  7. I love your steps with the pumpkins! I just bought some over the weekend, but have not put them out yet. Love this idea. Emma is such a doll baby! I really like the mums too. I think I may be making a trip back to get some! Great decorating ideas Jenny. :)

  8. She is by far the cutest pumpkin of all! And might I say your home is looking fabulous and so ready for all the trick or treaters!

  9. Love the arrangements! How do you keep the squirrels from eating your pretty pumpkins?

  10. Your front steps look FALLTABULOUS...beautiful home! Emma is a cutie pie!

  11. Love your exterior paint color! Can you share the house and shutter color?


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