Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Warning: Lots of color ahead!!

While I keep the inside of my home pretty neutral, I do decorate outside with some color in the fall. I just have to!!  Mother Nature showers us with so many gorgeous hues that it would almost be a crime not to. These photos are part of my front porch decor. I added a few more things today. I think the overall look of the porch as a whole is still sparse, but  I can't spend all my money on pumpkins and gourds.  I do think that I might will get a few more though. P>

Once in awhile I stand back and look at this and think, "okay is it pretty or is it just too much and messy"?? HA! I have not changed a thing though.

Pumpkins and hydrangeas...can't get much better than this for fall.

These are the last of my hydrangeas for this year.  I didn't leave very many on my bush. In fact it is almost bare!!

Fall color abounds!

Little orange boo pumpkins. Same photo as the first one only for the very first photo I sat on the porch floor to take the picture. So many different angles makes many different photos of the same thing.

I fell in love with this white and green gourd the other day at the local greenhouse. I pawed through the huge container to get just the right ones.

The name of this pumpkin is *goosebumps*...appropriately named I think!! $1.99 each so I picked up a few.

Love the little curly-q stem on the one gourd!

Don't look too close as I noticed my mirror needs washing badly! lol.
So there you have it...a lot of color from my home to yours! HAPPY FALL everyone!!

Please keep my niece Megan in your prayers. She is in the hospital with a kidney stone or multiple stones and is expecting their first little one in December.  Her mother (my sister) lives in PA and Megan lives in Alabama.  It is very hard for her at this time because of course she wants to be with her daughter. I won't go into all the details, but just please pray. I know what the poor girl is going through as I have had them a few times and believe me I would rather go through labor.


Marydon said...

Sweet Sandi, this is gorgeous! I wouldn't touch a thing! You created a beauty.

Got sunshine here today ... yay!

Have a beautiful week ~
Hugs & love,

Amy Kinser said...

I think it all looks beautiful and not messy at all. Keep it!

Praying for your niece for quick healing and comfort.

Ruffles and Relics said...

very pretty display.. I love the "goosebumps" pumkin!!!
sending up prayers for your niece..

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your fall display is glorious! Just beautiful!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, Sandi, perfect, don't change a thing! your hydrangeas are beautiful. Mine just turned brown on the bush, too hot and dry here. I'll be saying prayers for your neice.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i too love adding a bit of color once Fall arrives. it's hard not to! yours looks so lovely! i will pray for your niece. sending healing thoughts her way!

andrea said...

The colors and textures in your photography is gorgeous! andrea@townandprairie

Fishtail Cottage said...

love it all! hope to see you link up to my new outdoor fall party? hugs to you & special prayers are being sent your way! hugs...

Bente said...

The photos are so gorgeous

Have a nice day

Hugs Bente

time worn interiors said...

Wow! Sandi those are some great photos!

Fishtail Cottage said...

yay - you linked! thank you!!!! off to share this post on fb too! xoox, tracie

Passionate for White said...

Great photos.... I especially like goosebumps!

A Cottage Muse said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandi!

Liz said...

Oh My Goodness! Your Fall Vignettes are so beautiful! I hope you will consider joining in for Fresh Cut Friday! :) These pictures are perfect.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Susie said...

Hi Snadi, I will pray for your neice. It's hard for young women to be far from mom when babies are due. Thinking you, Susie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I'm really smitten with the warty pumpkins and gourds this year-enjoy:@)

Barb and Dell said...

I just found you on FCF and am loving your blog. I love you vignette and especially the hydrangeas. I will keep your niece in my prayers.
I am a new follower.

Shirley said...

What a delightful post. Your pumpkin selection is beautiful. The orange boo pumpkins are such a deep orange with great curves and tops. They are my favorite and dont change's perfect..prayers for megan and I hope she feels better soon..

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is SO pretty...not too full! I love the hydrangeas...I can NOT grow those things!

Dekolandia said...

Hi,love it all! Super:))

The Tablescaper said...

Awesome vignette. I too love to decorate with dried hydrangea at this time of the year. It would be wonderful to have you come and join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Linda said...

I love your very pretty!