Fall Front Door Stoop

It has taken me an entire month to get this fall front stoop together.
Good thing I like it!



It started with me buying these corn stalks from the farmers market waaay back in September.
One thing I love about Illinois is the abundance of cornstalks in the Fall.



Then I made this Fall wreath.
Really you could leave it up year round, but the rooster makes me think of farms.
And farms make me think of  pumpkin patches.
So there you go; rooster=fall. ;)



I had originally planned on painting my pumpkins white to go with the rest of my white fall look.
Large orange pumpkins are cheaper than white, hence the painting the pumpkins idea.
However, when I put the pumpkins on the front stoop, I liked the pops of orange.



I found this awesome chippy white chair last week.
It is shabby perfection!
My plan is to keep it on the front stoop year round and change out the decor with the seasons.



The large bee skep is from Junk Warehouse and I want to marry it because I love it so much!




I found these cool metal pumpkins at Hobby Lobby and painted them white.
Next year I may paint them some other color.
After all it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind......



The white bushel pots were marked down to $1.99 at Ikea.
The ornamental kale with the white centers are in terra cotta pots that I very sloppily spray painted white and when dry I sanded them down.



These next pictures are me playing with textures.
Hope you don't mind. :)











I may take a few more pictures for you when more of the mums open up,
 but I was impatient and couldn't wait any longer.
I am just loving fall in the Midwest.
It's incredibly beautiful here!






  







30 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures Lisa and such welcoming fall entrance! Martina

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  2. It looks so beautiful and inviting Lisa and I love that bee hive too! Great find on the chair, it will be perfect for other holidays. I love Midwestern falls, they are so beautiful. :)
    Have a great week!
    xoxo

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  3. Love the chair! And love the idea of keeping it outside year round. It's already in the perfect shape. All good things come to those that wait - well worth the month's effort! liz

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  4. That orange pumpkin really 'pops' on the white chair. Nice.

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  5. Hi Lisa!
    Looks lovely....:)Love that little white chair!!
    xo,
    Shellagh

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  6. I love that corn stalk, and the pumpkin against the white chair. Nice touches.

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  7. I love Fall, the little cottage white chair is adorable!

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  8. Your fall decorating is lovely! I bet you are enjoying autumn there...it's so boring here isn't it? Look forward to seeing more photos soon!

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  9. Hi Lisa! Just saw your post on Tuesday's Treasures. What a lovely porch! Very pretty for fall. I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me back! Be blessed!

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  10. Your entry way looks beautiful and i agree, i like the pop of color.

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  11. Looking good! Love the corn stslks!!
    And the white metal pumpkins are really cool!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. So cute... Are you ready for the snow to hit? This will be your first winter in the Midwest... Hang tight

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  13. I have seen painted pumpkins all over the blogosphere, but I remember I let Ava paint one when she was little (like she's so big now, right? ha ha) and it rotted cause it couldn't breathe. Just FYI. But then again I love orange pumpkins, so two thumbs up from me!

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  14. loving your porch! i hope you come over and share at my Outdoor Decor party on Thursday!!! so fun to see all the fall fun going on! xoxo, tracie

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  15. Looks great! I love the simplicity of the pumpkin on the chair and those metal pumpkins are so cute! :)

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  16. Your front door looks so festive. I love that you kept the pumpkins orange. This time of the year is the only time I like orange - and I like it alot. Plus your new chippy chair looks right at home. I have a one by my front door too and love it.

    I still need to add a few pumpkins to my outdoor decor and then I'm going to call it a day!

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  17. Lovely job, Lisa! I have a that chair's twin on my front porch! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Your front entrance looks so inviting. I love seeing all this fall decorating. We don't really do seasonal decorating in South Africa except for Christmas. x Sharon

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  19. Looks so inviting...love the rooster in the wreath!

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  20. Lisa the front porch looks great! I wish we could get stalks here in South Florida...but can you believe no one carries them....and we live close to the Glades where a lot of corn is grown. Maybe I should have hubby go and cut some down for me...LOL!

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  21. How in the world did I miss those way cute white Ikea baskets! Your front porch looks great! I can so resonate with you - it took me quite awhile to gather my fall front porch goodies, too.

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  22. Love that Bee hive! Porch looks very fallish.

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  23. Gorgeous entryway! You are really ready for the season. The corn stalks look amazing. Great job!
    Patti

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  24. Your stoop looks beautiful and so tastefully decorated. I like the not so ordinary items that you have displayed, like the metal pumpkin. -----Shannon

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  25. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for your beautiful visit to my place and your comment means a lot to me.

    Thank you for sharing your fall, and wish i had your little chippy white chair.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  26. Love your front porch decor....great job!

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  27. Love the whole thing. It is great. I also really love your door. Is it just one door? It kind of looks like two doors in the picture.

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  28. Love the front door and that chicken recipe looks delish!

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  29. Love the corn stalks! What an inviting front porch :-)

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