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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Porch 2017

Hello and welcome to Life Love Larson blog! If you are hopping over here from Little Brags blog, I'm happy you are here! I'm excited to be a part of a Fall Festival Blog Tour hosted by Kendra at Joy in Our Home! Today is all about porches, but every day is a different theme related to fall! Links for all 30 blog posts at the end of this post!

I'm sharing our fall porch today! I like to switch things up on the porch towards the beginning of September. That's usually when I can start to find mums and pumpkins. Although this year, it seems sort of silly to decorate for fall when the temps in Kansas City have been in the high 80's all month! It's finally supposed to cool down starting today - yay!

I usually start to decorate the porch for Halloween a week or so into October, so for our "fall" porch, I like to keep things pretty simple, with a few subtle changes. The hydrangeas from our summer porch were still going strong, so I decided to keep them and incorporate them into this fall porch. I like the way the summer meets fall here, and I love the wine colored mums against the pink hydrangeas. These ginormous red mums are from Costco! They were absolutely huge this year. Such a pretty statement.
I made this wreath for fall and it's a favorite of mine! I'm not typically drawn to traditional fall decor/colors, so I thought this was a nice transition with hues of plum, blush, wine, pink, and some greenery.
I love having a covered porch so much! We use our porch often (coffee sipping, drinks with friends, watching kids play) and comfortable seating is a must! We have had these black rocking chairs for years and I just keep spray painting them year after year. We previously lived in the south for 10 years, and I have always been drawn to a lovely porch with rockers. It seems so inviting!
I decided to keep the black/white striped pillows on the rockers for fall. They seem to show up the best when looking at our home from the street. I added a blanket scarf to each of the rockers (Target Dollar Spot) for some texture and color. I love how these colors play off the mums/hydrangeas/wreath! You can never go wrong with stripes and plaid!
I picked up this little black table recently at Target (a $10 score)! It's big enough to display a plant and big enough to set a drink down. Grocery store pumpkins and a kale plant round out this little area. Simple and chic and unfussy!
I try to fly our American flag most days that it's not raining or horribly windy (we live in Kansas so that horribly windy bit happens a lot)!! I love the classic look of a flag flying outside a home.
And on the weekends in the fall our flag situation looks like this...Go Hawkeyes!
And you can see that I've been moving pumpkins around and adding new ones! I equally love orange and white pumpkins.
And here is a final shot of our porch from the street. I love curb appeal! I love yard work and maintaining and yard and flowers and landscaping. It's one of my things. The reality is that most people who drive/walk by your home will never step foot in the front door, so it makes sense to decorate the outside of your home too!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out our porch! Cheers to fall and porch rocking! If you are interested in seeing the inside of our home, click here to see my latest fall home tour! xo


Next, head on over to Hood Creek Log Cabin to get more porch inspiration! And click the links below for more fall inspiration!

Vignettes on Monday
Front Porches on Tuesday
Fall Recipes on Wednesday
Tablescapes on Thursday
Mantles on Friday


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24 comments :

  1. I've always loved your porch Andrea! And those huge mum planters are gorgeous! So glad to have you in this tour with us! xo

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  2. You have such a beautiful home! Your porch is just gorgeous adorned for fall. Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks Shannon!! It's finally cooler today and feeling more like fall!

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  3. Love your porch! I saw your Hawkeye flag and thought you in Iowa like me! We are huge Cyclone fans though. Are you originally from Iowa? The wreath on your door is beautiful! Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! I'm from the Quad Cities (Moline, IL) and my husband is from Chicago. We both graduated from Iowa! We are huge Hawkeye fans living in KC. We actually just went to Ames for the first time for the Iowa/Iowa St. game! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hello to Iowa, very beautiful front porch and fall touches. Christine from Little Brags

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    1. Hello! We actually live in Kansas, but are huge Hawkeye fans! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This looks so welcoming and peaceful! Wish I could sit in those rockers and relax!

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    1. Thank you! Love sitting in those rockers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Pretty! I love the color scheme you have going on here! And hello Iowa! I live right across the border in MN :)

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    1. Hello! I actually live in Kansas, but we are huge Iowa Hawkeyes! Midwest all the way! :)

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  7. The fact that you love gardening and playing with flowers is evident in your beautiful lawn and lovely florals. You've placed just the right amount of pumpkins and fall decor on your porch so that its gorgeous architecture shines though. Love those rockers and blanket scarves - scarves really do make the best throws this time of year.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lori! I want to hoard all the blanket scarves - ha!

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  8. What a beautiful home and front porch! Those huge mums look incredible outside your house. Lovely job making your space welcoming for fall.

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    1. Thanks Jamie! It's finally cooler and feels like fall, so hopefully those mums make it awhile!

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  9. Your home and porch is so pretty! I absolutely love that your porch has pink and black on it. :D

    Linking from Poofing the Pillows,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thanks! I somehow manage to incorporate pink into every season-ha!

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  10. SO pretty! Those striped pillows are perfection and I love all of the fun colors you chose!

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  11. Your fall porch if colorfully fabulous! The mums are the best we have seen by-far! Happy fall!

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  12. Your mums are outstanding, as are your crisp black rockers. All together with your cabbage and pumpkins, a perfect place to enjoy not just for fall, but anytime!

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  13. Love your idea of decorating outdoors because so many that drive by never stop foot inside. The mums are amazing! I have never seen them so big! And I'm checking out that Target Hot Spot! I've been looking for cheap plaid to add to our fall decor.

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