Sunday, October 11, 2009

AUTUMN FRONT PORCH

You've gotta have a palm somewhere, it's Ca. This one usually sits on the porch and it was too heavy to remove, soooo there you go...






If you look carefully you can see Tina in the front window, trying to figure out whats going on.. As a black cat shes all excitted because halloween is her favorite time of year....




The flowers are from Home Depot and Target...on sale of course...



She just has to see the whole process...The pumpkins are from Trader Joe's, I painted them white and then some black over the top...just adds a little pop, what do you think????




















I like the little black pumpkin. After I painted it black and I used the end of a pencil eraser and dotted it in the white paint and just touched it, seems to have worked perfect....



I think it almost looks like a cannon ball.....


The black and white ribbon is from Michaels.



The fall color of the flowers sure make you feel like the season is upon us....

Tina is loving everything and as always has...

alot to say ...



I love the way the black and white contrasts with the wonderful oranges and golds...


I traced around a leaf and painted it black, and when it was dry, I scraped a little of the paint off..




I hope you enjoyed your visit and the pictures, and maybe got a few fun ideas...Please leave a comment, I read each one and am always so glad when you take the time to visit AROUND THE HOUSE...thank you Susan@betweennapsontheporch for hosting today...

76 comments:

  1. Whaaaa! I miss Trader Joe's and the Targets here in Texas don't have a garden center.

    Your porch is lookin' good.

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  2. What stunning photos! Thanks for coming to visit my blog too and for the lovely comments. Best wishes, NM.

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  3. Your painted pumpkins are something else! I really like them! The mums and your white bench look so nice with the pumpkins all grouped together.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to find yours. I'll be back!

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  4. Hi Phyllis, The porch looks wonderful... you did a great job of dressing it for Fall... Love the Painted pumpkins...It all looks so cute...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  5. Your painted pumpkins are just F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! What fun!

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  6. Oh...such a creative person you are! Your pumpkins have gone chic!! So pretty, unusual and interesting!!! Matches purrrfect with your kitty. I have to follow your blog!

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  7. Your pumpkin patch is so cute! How creative you are with each pumpkin! I have 2 black & white cats that love to be in the know whenever somthing is happening too! You've got a beautiful cat!

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  8. Now this is just downright darling! Love your porch all dressed up in such fancy fall attire.

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  9. Your porch looks just beautiful, I love all the painted pumpkins and your mums really give it that fall look. Great job.
    Sandy

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  10. Wow Phyllis, you really know how to put a lot of marvellous eye candy into your decor!! Love what you did to the pumpkins, especially polka dots, such fun - will keep those ideas in mind for next year if you don't mind! Also, I may need to adopt the perfect b/w kitty to make it perfect, like on your porch!

    Nice to meet you - know I'm going to enjoy looking back at other posts.

    Mary - ACROSS THE POND

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  11. Wow, love it. Pumpkins are sooo cute and that kitty adds the finishing touch!

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  12. Phyllis~

    Woohoo!! I totally love your front porch! Your painted pumpkins are awesome! And, your little bench is just perfect. I think Tina approves of your autumn porch.

    Have a blessed week!
    Teri

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  13. Looks great!! You did a great job painting the pumpkins - really like the one with the leaf. Wish we had a Trader Joe's here - I have heard so much about that place.

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  14. Love the black and white pumpkins. The porch is so charming and inviting. You must be the inspiration of the neighborhood!

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  15. I love your black painted pumpkins, particularly the polka dot one. I'm in Illinois and I have a couple of palm trees in my house. I tucked a couple pumpkins under one of mine.

    Sue

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  16. I love the....I guess we'd call it a porchscape, eh? Whatever it's called, it looks just great.
    Hi Tina!!!
    All the best,
    Anne

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  17. So pretty and clever too. The painted pumpkins are great especially the leaves.
    Maggie

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  18. Hi Phyllis, I just discovered your blog from who knows where, and I'm very glad I did. Your home is very lovely! I also like your header the bench and the glass holder is eye catching with the surrounding green plants and flowers.

    What a interesting porch you have with the black and white mixed with the fall colors. I really like that, very different from the rest of the fall themes.

    Well have a Wonderful Day and I'll be seeing you again- Take Care

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  19. This is a very nice set up you've created!
    Fun to see black/white.
    Have a blessed October, it's getting away from me.
    Amazing,
    d

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  20. OH My goodness what a great idea with the black and white pumpkins it adds such a country feel. Oh its so darling and inviting great job.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  21. your fall porch looks so inviting!! And I love that Tina is talking to you in her close up picture!! She wants our momma! Just to help, really~

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  22. Like a magazine layout! I'm so digging the B & W polkadot pumpkins mixed in with the oranges and reds. So welcoming :o) Great job!
    peace~
    cindy

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  23. I love all of your fall decor...especially the painted pumpkins. I have noticed a lot of people painting pumpkins this year....guess that is a hint for me to take up painting, huh? I have a black and white kitty too, his name is Oreo...how original right? He is 12 1/2 years old. Your mantle is to die for....very beautiful fall decor! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet ya! Hope to visit your home state one of these days......

    Blessings~

    Tonya

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  24. What a great fall front porch! Your flowers are so big and beautiful! I especially liked seeing you cat peeking through the door. :o)

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  25. How cute is that black and white polka dot pumpkin????? I love your mums, I haven't got any yet =( Thanks for continuing to stop by! We had a great time at the Arkansas/Auburn Game!!

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  26. Phyllis: Your porch is beautiful!! I love the black and white pumpkins! I also love your mantle! Sooooo pretty!!

    Thanks for your visit, it led me to you!

    Lou Cinda

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  27. Love the black and whites!! And my boots salutes your tina!

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  28. Simply beautiful!! Your mums are just beautiful and I love what you've done with your pumpkins...especially the black and white one. I love your little b&w kitty! Did you see I have one too? Thanks for signing up to follow me, I did the same with you! Nice meeting you. Come back, okay?
    Donna

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  29. Not sure if you are familiar with Mackenzie-Childs, but I was in their store the other day and they painted their pumpkins in what they call their"courtly checks"...yours look just as adorable as theirs did...Your porch looks so festive and fun...thanks for sharing it

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  30. Oh wow, your porch is absolutely stunning. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your wonderful painted pumpkins. I definitely want some. Everything is so pretty. You did such a wonderful job of decorating everything. Thanks also for stopping by my MM and your gracious and kind comments on my kitchen. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Phyllis, your porch arrangement is so gorgeous and inviting too! Love the black and white pumpkins!! Hey, I also love the your mantel arrangement. You have a decorator's knack. Thanks for dropping by my blog and joining me on the journey. I'll be back!

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  32. Hi Phyllis! Nice to meet you! Your porch is gorgeous! I love your pumpkins! They're so pretty! Great job! Tina is just too sweet too!

    :)

    Roeshel
    I'm a new follower too! Look forward to seeing more.

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  33. I love your painted pumpkins! The black and white color combo is my favorite.

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  34. I like the containers your mums are in. And the candles make it look dazzling!

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  35. It looks fantastic! I am loving that all black pumpkin with the eraser dots. What a clever idea.

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  36. How pretty! I love the paited pumpkins! I did one checked to match some dishes I bought to do a scape..
    Your porch looks lovely!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

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  37. I just love your site and your porch makeover! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I have just become a follower and glad to see that you did the same ;o)

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  38. I really like the porch decor. The chic looking pumpkins are giving me ideas for a great table decor this holiday.

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  39. Phyl - I love the porch - and that little Tina, she wants to see what her mama is doing. Will stop to see. My dear friend you always amaze me.
    Love Mare

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  40. Phyllis,
    Well thanks for dropping by and also following!
    Am LOVING your front porch for Fall, how darling is that and the painted pumpkins match your cute kitty!!
    So inviting!!
    Linda Q

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  41. Love the black and white pumpkins, especially the polka dot ones.

    Funny you should mention palms. I just lugged ours in as we were expecting the temps to fall to around 20 degrees. Well they didn't fall to 20 degrees, they fell to 16 degrees. Winter is showing up early this year!

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  42. I LOVE your black and white pumpkins!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

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  43. sup super classically pretty - not scary - which I LOVE - I'm having so much fun touring through your blog!!!

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  44. Your porch is stunning! Love the painted pumpkins. Thanks for visiting.

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  45. well, lucky for you I no longer live in CA, or you might come home to find me hanging out on your awesome porch! I love all the black & white accents. Also, really digging your wheat centerpiece on your table. (See I AM a peeping tom, lookin in your windows all nosey like) :)

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  46. What a welcoming fall porch. Love the little black with white dotted pumpkin, but not nearly as much as that beautiful Tina!

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  47. What I wouldn't give to have a porch that looks that beautiful!!! Just the right amount of black and white mixed with orange. Gorgeous!

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  48. I just love, love, love your painted pumpkins. I may need to do that. I just need some pumpkins. lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting.

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  49. What a beautiful display you did on your porch!! Your pumpkins turned out great! I love the tip about using an eraser to paint the dots, I will certainly use that one in the future. I'm quite envious of your white iron bench, I have always had a fondness for those!

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  50. Thanks for stopping by! I love your front porch. I am so jealous of all that space. And the painted pumpkins are just precious!!! I'll be back again. : )

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  51. love the black and white pumpkins, thanks for visiting my blog, I'll be back to visit yours again too, it looks like you have a real talent for gardening

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  52. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! Your porch is gorgeous!!! I don't have my pumpkins done up yet-waiting for the kids-but I may have to copy!
    ~Nancy

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  53. Wow, your porch looks amazing! I love how you painted the pumpkins, so neat. I like your kitty too, he looks a lot like one of mine.

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  54. I just LOVE the black and white pumpkins and my favorite is the black one with the white dots! How adorable! My porch has been done for awhile so maybe I will try this next year!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Pinky

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  55. How inviting you have made you porch!! I love the painted pumpkins! I started to pick some pumpkins up the other day and Walmart wanted 5.00 each and they were not big pumpkins! I am still waiting to find some larger (and cheaper- I know I am so squeaky cheap!)

    blessings
    mary

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  56. Your porch is gorgeous! Love your painted pumpkins too. I just drooled all over my keyboard as I read & looked at your photos. Which leads me to a question, my photos are awful! What make is your camera?

    Hugs for Tina! She's precious!

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  57. Your painted pumpkins are amazing! They add such a nice pop against the fall colors! Thanks you for your kind words about my blog!!!! :D Jewel

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  58. Absolutely love your fall front porch. It is stunning! Thanks for visiting and I will definitely be back to see you often. Jackie

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  59. What a lovely festive decor to greet your visitors.

    Have a lovely autumn day ~ TTFN ~Marydon

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  60. Hi Phyllis~
    You were right... I love your pumpkins!
    Thanks for the invite over to see them. Your whole porch is simply charming with the the flowers and pumpkins.
    Donna

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  61. What a pretty entrance! Love your "fancy" black & white pumpkins!

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  62. Ah, yes, I remember Tina now!! The Tuxedo cat like my Boots. We have a lot of cats like this on our street, but ours was not from this street. We found him at our church 15 years ago ;-)

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  63. Phyllis, I'm so glad I stopped by! Your blog is beautiful and your house very charming. Great entrance. Happy Halloween!

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  64. your pumpkis are adorable and i love your kitty guest appearance~

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  65. Love all of your clever ideas for painting the pumpkins. The porch looks fantastic. laurie

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  66. Adorable display... love the black polka dotted pumkin, and your kitty too!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  67. Are you kidding me! This is the darndest, cutest thing I have seen. I LOVE the black and white...This is really just too cute for words.

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  68. What a lovley Fall Porch! Just gorgeous! Love the black and white pumpkins.
    *hugs*Deb

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  69. Love your fall setup. My favorite was the leaf painted pumpkin. Maybe I'll try that this week!
    :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  70. Your porch is stunning! I love how creative you were with your painted pumpkins, they all look great! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, I'll be back to visit again.

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  71. HOW BEAUTIFUL and darling is your porch. As well as your home, from what I have seen. I have thouroughly enjoyed stopping by your house ;) blog! I will be following for sure! thanks for doing the same!

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  72. Phyllis your house is so beautiful and you are very talented! I'm humbled to have you following my blog!
    I'm looking forward to following yours and seeing all of your creative endeavors.
    Dena @ sweetpicklesandchocolate

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  73. Phyllis, your porch is so beautiful as well Tina
    your pumpkins they all look stunning .

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