Despite the balmy temps this week, we’re just about at the peak of fall here in New England. The days may be getting shorter, but the trees are growing more vibrant by the minute. It’s a red, yellow and orange wonderland everywhere you look. Because I know these days are fleeting, I wanted to bring the fall feel to my front porch so I could enjoy the season’s best elements even after the last leaf has dropped.
You may recall last year I went for a more subdued look on my front porch, featuring yellow, white and green. Not this year! Color is out in full force. Allow me to take you on a little tour of this year’s porch:
If you’re wondering what my favorite part is, I’d have to say the sign! Brian and I found this piece of driftwood a few years ago on a beach down the street from our house. I’ve been waiting for the right time to use it! I stained it a bit to make it look more like “driftwood” even though it already was and then hand-painted welcome on it with white acrylic paint. I threaded the twine through a few sawtooth nails on the back. Took me about 10 minutes–love that! The piece of driftwood on the shelf below came from some very thoughtful neighbors who occasionally share treasures they’ve found on their beautiful seaside property.
Just like last year, I cannot resist clipping some of the amazing sea grasses from our yard. I love the variety of textures and the way they curl as the dry. I bundled the stalks with a bit of rope and added them to a copper vessel to mimic some of the hues on the other side of the porch for a more cohesive look.