October 7, 2009

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday - Fall Decor Part One

Sunday Princess Nagger supervised as I decorated the front porch.  She found her paper pilgrim hat and collar she made last year in Kindergarten and thought it would be perfect to wear as she 'helped' me decorate, while holding a stuffed turkey:


The 2-1/2 bales of hay with the medium-sized pumpkins, a couple of cute scarecrows and a bundle of Indian corn:

First I ran strings of white lights around each post and across the top of the porch, then secured the bundles of corn stalks to each of the posts.  They were so freakishly tall I had to set the bottoms of the corn stalks in the flower bed below the porch or they wouldn't fit under the eaves of the porch roof:

I added fall leaf garland to each of the bundles of corn stalks for an extra 'splash' of fall colors:



I keep the front porch pretty simple since guests come to the back door when they come for a visit - the front porch is mostly seen by passing motorists and for Princess Nagger and I to enjoy while we wait for the bus. 

The back porch will be decorated on Thursday, since today it's supposed to be cold, windy and rainy.  It will be the perfect time to tackle the indoor decorating, and since tomorrow is supposed to be 69 and sunny again, I'll be able to finally get the back porch all decorated. 

I have the rest of the pumpkins, one more bundle of corn stalks and some other Fall/Thanksgiving items that I save to deck out the back porch with. I'll have the final decorating pictures all ready to post on Friday!

Do you decorate for Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving or just limit it to Christmas...or at all?


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84 Random Sassy Comments:

Megan said...

Looks awesome!!

PN is hilarious! hahaha!! Love the pilgrim costume and turkey holding.

I wish I was a better decorator. I just don't have the decorating gene. I try to do a little bit, but it's not much.

Design it Chic said...

Looks amazing ! I love the scare crows! They're cute:)
Oh and I'd so love to decorate for fall too, but we're running out of money for that since we're raising them for Christmas traveling & co. :P
Happy Wednesday!

Otin said...

Nice job! Once again, proof that you are just way to busy!You need to stop and drink a bottle of that wine that you make!

Mummy McTavish said...

WOW, that looks GREAT! All these northern hemisphere posts are making me want to juump on a plane so I can play in some leaves!

kyooty said...

I want to decorate but with all the running here and there, I ended up plopping a pumpkin out before the kids come to the door. The boys like to draw pictures and we stick them in the window

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Oh I love your porch! I LOVE the fall and fall decor is so much fun. We have not actually decorated in our new home yet. I am thinking we might not decorate until after Thanksgiving for Christmas, since I have no idea where our decorations are at. LOL!

Golden Girl {Kiki} said...

Your house looks amazing! wonderful ideas. i also like you new fall blog look. very creative. happy WW and thanks for sharing. I might have to do your "corn stalks on the columns" idea. take care.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, visiting from SITS.

You have the perfect porch for fall decorating.

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Your decoration look fabulous!! I still have to put mine up.

Wishing 4 One said...

Amazing decorations! I miss seeing Halloween decor. Amazing job!

Felicia said...

That is awesome!!! I want to be able to do things like this... but then I think about how I would have to clean it up after! LOL!

telecommutingtruths said...

You did a lovely job. I would have never think to use them other than at Christmas. I do decorate for fall but its sort of a universal decoration until christmas!

I am Harriet said...

She's so big!
Oh, btw, now you can come here and decorate for me :)
Have a great Wednesday!
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Martha in PA said...

First PN would have made a wonderful pilgrim!

The porch looks amazing. Good job!

I think the rain has already passed us? The sky is bright blue, I suspect it is supposed to get windy though!

This year we have done a little decorating inside,as well a wreath on the door, scarecrow in the flower bed with an electric jack o lantern (in FL, it was too warm to carve a pumpkin and have it last very long!) and a yellow mum. I want to get some lights too. We live on the backside of the building, so not many people pass by - our upstairs neighbors, the mail man, trash man,etc but I love being greeted by the little scarecrow!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Love your decorations! I think we might put more decorations out this year since Sweetpea is getting old enough to appreciate it and help.

KIKI said...

I love the Fall season and your decoration are perfect. Very in-the-season!!

angie said...

Look at you go. Great decorations......and you're not done yet? :)

cat said...

Oh my gosh girl, that looks great. We do not even celebrate Halloween over here!

Buckeroomama said...

Wow! I love it. I wish we can get into some kind of fall decorating as well... but seeing as we don't have a 'proper' fall over here...

Upstatemomof3 said...

Wow that looks awesome!! I wish I had fall decorations like that - the only thing we go all out for is Christmas. But I always want to do more. Maybe next year.

Amethyst Moon said...

The decorations look fabulous! Not much decorating going on for me this year. 90 degree weather makes it hard to get into the Autumn spirit.

Susie said...

Wow! You really do it up! It looks great:-)

Auntie E said...

Love those decoration. Love your daughter in the Pilgrim costume. Happy WW

blueviolet said...

I'm glad to see you got those giant cornstalks out of the car ok. It's looking so cute and welcoming. I can't wait to see the back porch area next!

mellisarock said...

This makes me want to break out the overalls and make a scarecrow family!! Looks great!!

Brian Miller said...

nicely done. we have a few autumn decorations around but nothing quite so artsy. the pilgrim hat adds a nice touch as well. smiles.

Mrsbear said...

It all looks amazing. I'm awful at that stuff. We do put out a few Halloween decorations for the kids benefit, mostly a couple of plastic head stones and some fake spider webs. Lame.

Jan said...

Oh, I LOVE it!

We don't decorate big-time until Christmas; you're making me rethink that.

♥georgie♥ said...

love your fall decorations! after seeing what you did my lil hodge podge doesnt even rank as decorations lol
look how cute PN is!

sheila said...

Very festive and beautiful! And inspiring! I love the pilgrim so cute!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Such wonderful decorations for fall. Princess Nagger helps the same way my children used to help at certain stages in their lives.

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Carolyn G said...

Oh that is so awesome. I so have to put up Fall decorations!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I wish I could do things like that. Gorgeous!

Casey said...

It looks GREAT! I don't decorate for much of anything and don't plan to until the kids are older. But.. Graham has been loving going for walks and seeing the neighbor's decorations so I might have to make an exception this year.

Swoozie said...

Stacy! Wow! What a gorgeous display..........and a fine litle pilgrim helper to boot. You just can't beat that!

Have a great WW!

Cookie said...

Great decorations! Where do you find the time?!

Tiaras said...

your front area is so lovely!!

LT said...

It all looks so great! I am jealous of your front porch, we don't really have one to decorate but usually put a few things in the yard for the fall holidays!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

It looks wonderful! Well done!

She's too cute in her hat and collar :)

I love your Fall blog theme as well.

Happy WW!

Cara said...

I love decorating for Fall! Your porch looks so inviting and cozy!!

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Danielle said...

Great Job! I have never been good at decorating for any holiday!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Your decorations look great.

buffalodick said...

When there are kids around, you decorate more... when they leave home, you kind of lose the reason..

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

PN is too cute! Playing the part for sure. I cannot believe you did all that by yourself, you are too much! Fantastic decorations! I have major porch envy now. LOL

Cher said...

wow you are way more creative than me!

Aimee said...

Looks great! I will be decorating a little more this year because my daughter is having a halloween birthday party. Usually I just do a little bit by the front door on halloween.

4 Lettre Words said...

That is SO awesome!

We are in the process of getting our decor unpacked. Photos to come...

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Looks awesome :)

Kellie said...

Definitely awesome! Your WW photos serve as inspiration for me to get my butt moving on the Halloween decorating around here!

Happy WW :o)

Annie said...

Wow - good job! That is 100 times more effort than I put into fall decorating, I love it! I love that you decorated with pumpkins and scare crows and avoided the scary spooky themes....those are not my favorite :)

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

Oh that is so festive and fun! I've never decorated for a holiday other than Christmas and ever since I've been out of my parents house it has been restricted to inside decorations only (apartment). I can't wait to decorate a house though.

Calico Crazy said...

Your porch looks lovely! I really should get to decorating; but that would require more unpacking, and I sooooooo over unpacking.

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Keep It Classy, Jen said...

I need to finish decorating. Mine definitely looks poor compared to what yours looks like!

Grand Pooba said...

This was just the post I was looking for. I'm looking for ideas on how to decorate my porch. It's small, barely a porch at all so I have a hard time making it cute but I definately want to give it a go this year! Yours is beautiful! I have some leaf garland that I want to put around my front door but I'm not quite sure how to get it to stay!

Grand Pooba said...

PS Princess Nagger is so funny! She looks so cute in her pilgrim get up!

Pam said...

These look amazing. I am being inspired by these posts. Maybe I'll finally get some of these decorations up!

Just Breathe said...

Your decorations look awesome. You did a great job. I have a few items for Halloween in the house.
I put a few things out in front on the day! I have fall items inside too. Nothing outside. Christmas is massive decorating inside. Only a few raindeer out in front. My husband doesn't want to decorate this house!!! (No nails, etc.)

newlyweds said...

How beautiful!! I just love fall decor, and what a great job I love how you used natural decorations!! And your daughter is too cute!

Jennifer said...

I really want to decorate for fall, really. I even have decorations that I buy every year after the holiday so I can do it frugally... but they never manage to make it up. Maybe this year!

survivinglifedaily said...

We decorate a little bit for all holidays, but because we are broke most of the time it's not much decoration until Christmas!! I love your porch very pretty!

Mrs. Marine said...

Very festive, love the decorations! I have more decorations in the house than outside. I need a scarecrow...

Susan said...

Wonderful decorations. I love how your in the holiday spirit.

babyrocasmama said...

That's beautiful! I love to decorate for Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas. In fact, I need to get started on that...

Rob said...

Decorations look great and so does PN.

Happy WW!

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

Aww, cute Pilgrim!! Princess Nagger looks adorable!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Frugal Vicki said...

Wow! Those are some great decorations! I really like that you have surprise decorations for guests, too!

Stacie said...

You did great on the fall decorating.

Rachel said...

I came for the wine, Pooba sent me ;)


I love your fall decor. This is my favorite time of year. I think I decorate more for it than I do Christmas!

PropellerHeadMom said...

Wow - that looks awesome! Great job! Unfortunately, house decorating falls in the realm of craftyness. I am not crafty - not even close. So I don't decorate for Halloween/Fall. Maybe next year, I'll give it a try!

otin said...

Thank you for the birthday wish!

Brandy said...

Love those photos!! Happy Wednesday!

Brandy

Yaya said...

It looks great! I love PN's "helping" outfit! Too cute!

Justine said...

Oh wow, this looks GORGEOUS! I'm in awe and just a wee bit jealous.

Justine :o )

Hit 40 said...

Your front porch is simple? Ok...

simple is a few mums and a pumpkin :-) This is what I have on my front steps.

Mango Girl said...

I am so coming to your house!!!

xo, Mango

Jamie said...

Very pretty! And here I was excited that I actually did some fall decorating on the mantle and a centerpiece on the island...

Pamela M. Kramer said...

This is so festive! I wish the weather here would cooperate so we could put up our decorations.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Very cute! I left you an award :)

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Unknown Mami said...

It's magical!

Sue said...

Nice fall decorations. I don't really decorate for fall. You guys did a fab. job.

Thanks for stopping by mine & for your well wishes.

OceanDreams said...

I just love fall time and you captured it perfectly, love everything that it turned out to be!

Brochure Printing said...

How did the little princess help you? By being adorable? :D
Oh my, we have become too lazy through the years to even attempt to decorate, even for Christmas! The last time we ever had a Christmas decoration was 9 years ago, when I was in fifth grade.

JamericanSpice said...

So these are what blew away in that post.

You decorate very well!

I don't even have one decor up! And Ms Princess is s cute! :)

Jenners said...

It looks fantastic! And you have the perfect porch for this stuff!