Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Welcoming Fall"

 

 Happy weekend friends! Our front stoop is dressed for Fall!
 We've been having the perfect fall weather, cool evenings and mornings and warm, sunny afternoons . I love this time of year!
I added grapevine garland around the door this year and love how it looks! (Even though I almost poked my eye out trying to pull it apart LOL!) I think I might even keep it there for Christmas.


 I was planning on filling my pots with mums, but the plants that I have in there are still thriving so I didn't want to pull them out...
 ...instead I just poked a pumpkin in there.

 Added a few smaller ones to this side too. This Vinca will last until we get a frost.

Just a few more touches to the inside and I'm done!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a super weekend! 
Today is my oldest daughter Mackenzie's birthday. 
She's wants to do a shopping day at the mall. That could be dangerous;)
Happy Birthday Mackenzie!! We love you so much! xoxo
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50 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Martina! I love your wreath! The plants in my urn by the garage are still going strong so I thought I'd add a pumpkin in to the mix. Plus, they are Fall colors, so I think it will work. Haven't gotten my real pumpkins yet, but I'm hoping this week to get them and my mums.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, your porch looks great. Love the idea of the loose garland. Happy birthday to your daughter. Have fun shopping.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love the way you nestled the pumpkins into your existing plants. It looks very pretty. I hope your daughter has a very happy birthday!!

Ron said...

Happy Fall, Martina! Great entrance. xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, your entry looks wonderful! I love the grapevine garland! I'm with you, as long as the plants are still thriving, I leave them there until the frost kills them. Happy Birthday, to your daughter! She's beautiful!!

Kathy said...

Hi Martina, catching up on my fav blogs and always come here, you are so talented and your place is so beautiful, and happy shopping with that beautiful daughter of yours.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Love your fall fluffing on your front stoop! The grape vine looks great there!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday, Mackenzi!
Beautiful fall touches! The grapevine wreath looks like tiwggy fall perfection. It frames your door so nicely!
Happy Fall to you, too!

pam {simple details} said...

Such a pretty entrance, Martina! Love the rustic touch of grapevine and great idea to keep it for Christmas! Happy Day to McKenzie, it's my dad's b-day tomorrow, too! :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the flowing garland. Warm and inviting entrance way :-)
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❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Very pretty Martina, I agree keep the grape vine for Christmas.

Cozy Little House said...

Love the way the grapevine frames the door!
Brenda

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy Fall Martina and Happy Birthday McKenzie.
Your door looks spectacular with the garland. Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love the wreath, and the garland is such a lovely idea and looks amazing. Your planters look soooooooo nice. I love this time of year also. It's finally starting to cool a little tiny bit here. Happy Birthday to Mackenzie. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch looks wonderful, Martina! The grapevine is perfect and I would leave it up for Christmas...maybe weave some red berries through it! The plants and pumpkins look very festive!

Your daughter is beautiful! Hope she has a great birthday! :)

XO,
Jane

chateau chic said...

Your entryway is lovely, Martina! I really like the grapevine framing the doorway. Perfect to leave up throughout the winter!
Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!
Mary Alice

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a beautiful door, Martina.....love all the warm colors. And a happy birthday to your daughter - what a cutie! Linda

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Martina....not sure if my comment "took"....anyway, love the wreath on the door - such pretty colors. And happy birthday to your daughter - what a cutie! Linda

Deserae said...

Your entrance looks so beautiful all decorated for fall! Love the grapevine garland too :o) Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!
~Des

Barbara said...

Oh Martina your front stoop is so ready for Fall...it is just gorgeous! I love this time of the year best myself...kind of a Fall Gal!!! And happy birthday to your beautiful daughter Mackenzie...love that name BTW!
Enjoy a wonderful Sunday!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Liking the look of your garland...that stuff can be hard to handle...glad you didn't get hurt. Happy B'day to your daughter.

Blessings,
Linda

Anne said...

So cute Martina!

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Martina,
Wow, your porch looks so pretty and festive. I love the addition of the grapevine, and the rustic element that it brings. Your wreath is gorgeous, lovely job!

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. I can't believe how much she has grown from last year. =)

Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Martina, love your front porch, and the grapevine looks so pretty around the doorstep. Had to laugh about your eye (sorry) you know one time I had an antique flower cart fall on my head out in the garage. gosh, there's no end to what us gals will do for our decor!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. LOVE your stoop. The twig garland is awesome. I have some of that and have been wanting to get up there and do that as well. Have a great day Martina.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I hope you had a wonderful day shopping at the mall, happy birthday to her!!!
I have that grapevine garland and it is so hard to handle, I'd use it too but don't think after all the work it would show up to well against the brown brick and black door, yours looks just wonderful!

Rondell

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie! Martina, Your front stoop looks great! I usually put grapevine around my door this time of year, too, and keep it up through Christmas. I added wide red mesh and hung large ornaments on it. I still haven't decorated anything outside for Fall yet!

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Olive Cooper said...

Hi Martina, I love the garland and your plants look way better than mums to me. We have vinca vine that wants to take over the world here. Olive

Becca said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Martina! And, what a GORGEOUS Fall entry! I love that you added the garland (and, ohhh, can I relate to the almost poking of the eye out with the garland ... that *stuff* is dangerous)! And, I also love the pumpkins nestled into your urns!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Birthday Mackenzie! Your fall decor looks great, I can't get into fall yet here in Orlando, hot during the day and hot at night! I say leave the vines up for the holidays, it looks great!

Carol

xinex said...

Happy birthday, MacKenzie! She is very pretty! Your front porch is looking good, Martina, so welcoming. I love the touches of orange...Christine

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love your fall touches, especially your pretty wreath on your door!

I know what you mean about not wanting to pull out perfectly good plants. It's a dilemma this time of year.

Have a great day!
Pam

KATHY said...

Your porch looks beautiful!! I love your wreath,and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Kathy

Custom Comforts said...

I love your front door with the lights and shutters on the side. I bet you have a lovely entry way behind that front door too. I think how we decorate our front doors says so much about what people will find when they come inside.
Cindy

Pamela said...

Martina it all looks lovely! I think your huge wreath is my favorite part!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely job on your front porch...everything looks so festive. I think the grapevine garland is perfect. When I was cleaning out a closet last week looking for something (never did find it) I found 2 packages of grapevine garland I forgot I had. I'm saving them for Christmas and you just gave me an idea!

Daffodil Hill said...

Happy birthday to your pretty girl. The decorations look great!

Karen said...

Hi Martina, your porch looks great, love that grapevine around the door. I'm still trying to decide if I want to decorate the porch.

Bliss said...

We had an over abundance of grape vines climbing everything in the woods this year. I think I should go rip them down so they will dry up and I can use them. I could leave them up and then wrap Christmas lights around them.

~Bliss~

Amy - while wearing heels said...

First, a very happy birthday to your daughter. Second, I am glad you didn't poke your eye out and third, your front porch is warm and welcoming and perfect for fall.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful front fall entry! I love the Welcome with your wreath. The pumpkins are just perfect tucked in with the plants.

"Happy Birthday" to Mackenzie's!!!

Dee

Designing Domesticity said...

Really like your grape vine garland - takes the entry to fall without having to switch out your pots. great idea. thanks for sharing, liz

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is beautiful! Your stoop is so lovely and inviting! The grapevine is the perfect touch...love it!

Leslie Harris said...

Martina, what a pretty entrance! So welcoming and I like the curves of the simple grapevine. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday,
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Pam said...

Awesome job on the porch. I love that grapevine around the door. Very festive!

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your Fall porch decor! The grapevine looks so pretty! Happy birthday to your daughter!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you, Martina! Wow, what a gorgeous wreath. And I love how you managed to make your porch festive but also very tasteful too. Awesome job!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your wreath and front porch is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Martina...the porch looks wonderful...I love the way you placed the grapevine garland around the door... gorgeous touch!!

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