Friday, September 20, 2013

Outdoor Fall Decor

 
I have finally managed to take some pictures of the Fall decor I've added to the area by our front door.  Hope you enjoy seeing what I've put together.


 
My outdoor fall decorating usually begins with...
...putting 'mums in the urns that are always out front.

Then comes the orange wreaths on the black doors.


 I love the contrast.

Next, comes "Sassy Scarecrow" and a few corn stalks placed behind a bench.


I've had these pillows indoors for awhile now but brought them out for this display. They look like "sacks of flour" in this upright position.

 
This hanging lantern stands at the ready to welcome guests.


Walmart had these wonderful faux pumpkins this year which will tide me over till I buy my real ones.


Put it altogether and it looks like this.



In case you've missed me complaining explaining about our awkward entry area, here it is again.


We have these two doors close together and our front door actually faces the side with the access door to the garage facing the street.

Let's move to the front of the house where I have placed "Sammy Scarecrow"....

...and his sister, "Sally Scarecrow".

The brother/sister duo help add some fun to the front yard.

As dusk falls, the entryway takes on a soft orange glow.





Below, you can see how I created this fall-themed light which comes on every evening at dusk.

 
I also use faux pillar candles with timers in the lanterns so that they come on automatically as well.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you found my front entrance welcoming!
Do you put out any decorations to Welcome Fall at your front door? 
 
I'll be linking this post to these fantastic blog parties:
 
Fall 2013 Outdoor Décor at Southern Hospitality
Metamorphous Mondays at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z

16 comments:

Leslie's Garden said...

I love your decorations for fall. They are so whimsical and fun. Love the scarecrows.

The Tablescaper said...

Your home looks so inviting. It makes me realize that I have got to get out there and get rid of those fading summer annuals.

So happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, warm and very welcoming entry way. Love all of it. xo

Diane said...

Oh, this is fantastic and you are so ahead of me. I still have summer geraniums on my front porch (confession time!). Love the way you added lighting to the area - I am sure it looks fantastic in the evenings!

Kelly said...

Your front entry way looks so pretty! I love the candles on timers you used in the lanterns. I think that is my favorite part. All of the orange looks so pretty against the black doors and brick siding. You've made your entry way so festive for Fall!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your front entry, so many beautiful touches of fall. I so love fall colors, they do make us feel so warm. I might knock on the garage just for fun!

tablescapesbybev said...

Very cute! Love it all, especially the wreath.

Linda@Creekside said...

Those double black doors with the matching wreaths ... striking, really striking!

;-}

Carol said...

I think your entry looks amazing -- love the mums! I'm hoping that we've cooled down enough to have some mums on my front porch now. You may think your 2-door entry is awkward, but I say "you have 2 lovely door to decorate!"

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Very nice! You did a great job. Love the scarecrow with the corn stalks behind the bench- super great look! Those yellow mums just grab your eye and I like how you lighted them up for the nighttime. I think you did a great job of decorating both doors and I had to snicker at your pictures with the arrows. :-) The scarecrows by the front of the house are so cute.

xinex said...

Your front entry is decorated so beautifully. I wondered about the doors so thanks for explaining. Your front porch is very welcoming,...Christine

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your front door is just beautiful...love the black and the glass beside it...the fall decorations are just so beautiful, I love the way they look with the black backdrop...Phyllis

Julie S. said...

You've done a great job decorating your front door space -- it looks so inviting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your fall decor. So pretty and the mums and scarecrows are fabulous. Beautifully done. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Traci Hutton said...

Lovely entrance to your home...nicely done! Visiting from Southern Hospitality

the cape on the corner said...

well consider me confused about your doors-I thought you did a picture mash up from different directions. could you put your address over the actual front door? but then you wouldn't see it from the street, correct? my! what a conundrum!