Sunday, October 27, 2013

FALL FRONT PORCH

This is a repost from 2009, my how the time flies....If you are a new follower, I hope you enjoy this post and if your are a long time follower, hope this brings back some memories for you...

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 excited 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...
a lot 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  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...
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53 comments:

  1. Phyllis- I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos today. The pumpkins all look great all decked out in checks and polka dots. What a cute idea. Your mums are lovely, too. We are having freezing nights now so nothing left blooming here. Happy new week to you! xo Diana

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  2. TODO PRECIOSO!! Y TINA es lo más BONITO!!!
    :))))))))))))))))) Conxita

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  3. I love re-posts! There is always something new to see~I love your painted pumpkins!
    Jenna

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  4. I love the black and white with the pumpkins. So festive!!!

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  5. Love all the black and white touches including Tina! XO

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  6. Your porch looks amazing. Love the painted pumpkins.

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  7. Hi Phyllis, I am a new follower , I enjoyed your post and thank you for sharing it again :)

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  8. Phyl, love the porch - it always looks so good. I love the black and white pumpkins.
    Have a Booooooooooo week.
    Mar

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    1. Time sure does fly....can't believe this is from 09

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  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your porch looks Beautiful for Halloween.. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Halloween. Hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  10. I am so glad to be a new follower--I absolutely love your Halloween decorations! The kids and I enjoyed looking around your home! Have a great week! Dee :)

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  11. Wonderful painted pumpkins! Thanks for the love on my blog! Your's is great! Following you back!
    Charlie @pickledokra.blogspot.com

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  12. Your pumpkins are fabulous and your porch is stunning. I love it Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I'm glad you posted this again, lots of neat ideas! I love the way you painted your pumpkins!

    Katherine

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  14. So glad you reposted this one. I hadn't seen it, great porch display, love the black and white pillow.

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  15. Hi Phyllis. I wasn't around in 2009 so I missed this pretty post. Love the colorful porch. I have seen pumpkins like yours on Pinterest. Someone must have copied you..Happy Halloween..Judy

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  16. Oh I really love the black and white pumpkins, they are so darn cute!
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  17. Hi Phyllis, I am your 700th follower!! Thank you for visiting and following me. Your blog is awesome! I love the pic on the side bar with the skeletons on bikes...that is so neat. Your home is just beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  18. Your front porch looks Fall-perfect Phyllis! My mums are all brown and ugly now (although, perfect for Halloween night tomorrow). :-)

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  19. Oh, such an adorable display. I love the pumpkins. Super cute.

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  20. I Love your kitty cat cursor and your palm tree! Winter is not really my thing, so that lovely reminder of warmer days and climates is the perfect fall accessory! :) Following you and your pretty blog!

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  21. Hi Phyllis,

    So seasonally fabulous! Love the painted pumpkins, especially the polka dotted one; how creative! And yes, I can SO relate to that 'permanent palm', living in Crete; if you can't move it, USE it! Phyllis, you are so imaginative and full of energy!

    Happy Halloween, my friend!

    Poppy
    PS: Tina, of course, is the perfect prop!

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  22. Oh I just love your welcoming front entry with the gorgeous painted pumpkins! Just the right pop, and so very creative!
    Love it! Tina is the perfect compliment to the vignette, too!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. You porch and all the painted pumpkins are so cute! Thank you for stopping by One More Time Events and leaving such a sweet comment and inviting me over....new follower.

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  24. An old or new post it is still beautiful and captures the colors of the season. Have a great week, Laura

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  25. Phyllis, I spotted Tina in the window right away making sure you decorated the porch to her high standards. Love the black polka dot pumpkin and the one with the painted leaf. Lots of inspiration in this post!

    Debra

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  26. Although this is a repost I'm so glad you thought of sharing in again (it's new for me) and what an inspiration it is. I so love how happy your Halloween porch makes me feel. I do believe the front porch photo is post card worthy. So grateful you dropped by my blog today so I can start following you. As you asked about the clocks I used for party favors, I purchased them at Tai Pan Trading Post just last week.

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  27. This is such a pretty porch! I really love all the flowers and the painted pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  28. Beautiful, Phyllis. I especially love the painted pumpkins. Such a welcoming porch!...christine

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  29. Phyllis the b&w theme is super fun! Love the checks and dots. Tracing the leaf and painting is was a clever idea. Love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. Phyllis,
    I had not seen this blog before, I am so impressed with what you did with the pumpkins. I mean, how cool is it to have polka-dot and black and white pumpkins? Great ideas.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.
    Randee

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  31. O, yes, all your pumpkins look amazing. I love painted pumpkins....
    xo

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  32. Phyllis, I love the black and white with the orange. The white settee is the perfect backdrop for everything fun that you have created. I think it is so fun to go outside of the traditional orange.

    I will tell you about the lipstick signing - I had Linda Primmer at lifeandlinda.blogspot.com redesign my blog and I saw it on hers and asked her to add it to mine so you would have to contact her. I am always seeing so many fun ideas and I want them all! I wanted the fairy dust when you moved your cursor like latabledenana.blogspot.com so I googled it, but I didn't see an answer for the lipstick on google. She is so great to work with and just takes "donations" so I am sure she could help you out. I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for the info, it is so nice you took the time to help someone out...I think it is getting kind of rare in the blogger game....hugs...I will find out about the stars if I can...Phyllis

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  33. Love your painted pumpkins! The polka-dots, checks...all so cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  34. Oh goodness! Your Fall decor is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  35. loved all the pumpkins, especially the black and white ones! fantastic job. I'm your newest follower.

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  36. Hi Phyllis!!! My goodness is your front porch amazing! Your painted pumpkins in those geometric patterns are fantastic!!! And I am a plant lover so all of your mums and that sweet palm just add the perfect touch!!! Your blog is so fresh and fun!!! I am so honored that you popped by for a visit so that I can journey along with you!!! All the best this week!! Nicole

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  37. Love those pumpkins, especially the black and white polka dotted. As usual everything is perfect! See you soon.
    Sandy

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  38. Thank you for visiting and following my blog, Phyllis. I really enjoyed this post. You did a great job painting your pumpkins. My cat is a 'tuxedo' cat, just like your Tina. I named him Spooky so he is kind of a halloween cat too.

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  39. Oh how I adore your painted black and white pumpkins! A wonderful welcome to be sure.

    Have a happy fall day and please stop by to enter my 1000th post celebration giveaways all week long.

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  40. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I will be your next follower.
    Love the porch!!-aimee

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  41. The pumpkin with the leaf is my favorite but I love Tina most of all!

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  42. The black and white pumpkins turned out beautiful and Tina is such a cutie.

    I'm totally blown away by your fabulous and so very funny Halloween posts. I enjoyed watching your bony friends Agatha, Andrew and the twins during their vacation in your home. I've never seen such extensive Halloween decorations before and certainly none that told such great stories. You must have had a great time putting everything together. Thank you so much for sharing. I LOVE IT!!!

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  43. Phyllis,
    You have brightened my October more than you know! I shared the tale of Agatha and Andrew with many a friend:)
    So happy to have met you!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  44. Your porch looks so inviting. It did then and I bet it does now!

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html

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  46. Lovely porch! I love the black and white pumpkins. Thanks for stopping by today! :)

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  47. LOVE this!! Full of great ideas as i have a similar bench!! Loved all your Halloween decor this year....Thanks too for stopping by!! I am playing catch up!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  48. Phyllis!
    First thank you soooo much for visiting my blog please come on back anytime! and I LOVE your blog!
    Just beautiful! The porch is awesome! I love the black and white check....I will visit now all the time - should I bring Mr. Bear with me? lol.......

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