Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Porch

I am so happy Fall is here....now if only the hot Alabama weather would cool down just a little. I love to decorate the front porch for Fall and could hardly wait to break out the pumpkins and mums!!

I painted our monogram on this pumpkin. I have a tutorial on how you can make your own monogram pumpkin here.

The cotton boll wreath was the inspiration for my front porch decorating. I kept everything pretty neutral with just a little splash of color.

The cotton industry is a big part of Tallassee's economy (and Alabama). I've always wanted a cotton boll wreath for our front door and this year I was determined to make one. It helps to have friends that grow cotton that let me pick some to make this!


I've linked up to three great Linky Parties. If you want to see some other great fall decorating ideas click on any of the photos below!






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25 comments:

Jody said...

I love how it turned out! What a unique but beautiful idea for a wreath. My favorite has to be that monogram pumpkin. Can't wait to see the tutorial!

Laura said...

Okay, now you're just making the rest of us look bad! :D Love the wreath, is there a tutorial coming on that?

me said...

it's looks great. Now come to my house and do my porch!!

The Scoggins Family said...

Love the decor, would love for you to come decorate for me:) You are so good at it!!

His Jules said...

Love it, especially the wreath!! So when did you day you were coming to the lake to decorate? LOL

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!! such a beautiful front porch. I love that monogram on the pumpkin and that wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog :) Ali

Amanda said...

Love everything about ur porch! Signed in so I can keep up with ur cute blog.
Amanda

wayside wanderer said...

You have a great front porch and I love the monogram pumpkin. My last name is "B" too so that is perfect for me! =D

Leslie from Onesie Twosie said...

Love it! I put a pin in it! :)

Lauren said...

Wow! Your front porch is absolutely stunning :) I am speechless. Would love if you would link these up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous and inviting fall porch. That cottonball wreath may be my favorite of all the wreaths I have seen in blogland. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

southernsomedays.blogspot.com said...

I came across your blog and loved it so much that I decided to start following you! You should show us how to make that cotton wreath, it is beautiful! Keep up the good blog work!

mandy said...

Can you create a tutorial on how you made the cotton wreath? I'd love information on that!

Stahl Family said...

Would you share with us how to make the wreath? I'd love to see a tutuorial.

"The crumbs beneath the seat" said...

Love your porch!! Very pleasant to the eye and very "Fall"...

Kelly Marie said...

Love your porch. So inviting.

EKM said...

How did you make the cotton wreath? just hot glue it to a grapevine wreath? i am just down 85 in the gump! i need to find cotton since the season just ended!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love that cotton ball wreath!! I adored all the cotton in AL when I lived there & just saw a patch of it in the country here in N. ATL. Love that you made a wreath of out this natural beauty.

Charlotte said...

I ADORE the cotton wreath, so much that I just made one myself! My family farms cotton so I had lots to use. So easy and beautiful!

Michelle said...

please post a tutorial on the wreath!!! pretty please, of corse ;)

Ann said...

I made one of these cotton wreaths 10 years ago. It holds very well. I love the burlap ribbon.

Kimber said...

I wanted to let you know I featured one of your projects for fall on my blog. If for any reason you find this objectionable, please let me know and I will happily remove it and the links! I found it very inspiring/beautiful and wished to share it with my blog readers.

Kind Regards,
Kimber

You can find the post @
http://www.stilettosinthemud.com/10/post/2012/09/fall-features.html

Jennifer said...

U use a grapevine wreath for your cotton wreath? We grow cotton and are in the harvest of it now and would love to know what u used. Thanks!

April Hoff said...

Love this, Leigh Ann! Hope you don't mind if I include it in a roundup of fall ideas! :) - April

April Hoff said...

Love this, Leigh Ann! Hope you don't mind if I include it in a roundup of fall ideas! :) - April