It occurred to me the other day, when I relished in the day when fall falls, that I should share with you how inexpensive it can be to decorate a porch.
While decorating for fall can cost a lot of money, you know I don’t let go of much green (or at least not all at one time)!
Pinterest inspires us to do many things to beautify our homes. Pictures on Pinterest often appear to include expensive accessories.
If you have a small porch, you can make a strong statement in one corner of your porch for under twenty-six dollars.
Pinterest pictures often include a woolen throw on a rocking chair. Mine was ten dollars at Wal-Mart. (Here’s the secret: it’s an over-sized scarf, so check the ladies’ accessories department.)
The mums and pumpkins (two of each) were $3.88 apiece. Pretty fair deal, eh?
For larger porches, it helps to arrange little vignettes here and there rather than spacing everything out. I have three separate vignettes using the purchased scarf, five pumpkins and two mums, plus my painted gourds and other items from inside the house – or for free from the fields and yard.
After arranging the bundle beside the front door, I decided to gather more straw.
A certain weed infiltrated the crops this year…so much so that large areas were left unharvested since the soy beans didn’t grow well in those areas.
I took the wheel barrow out to scoop the straw/dead weeds late yesterday afternoon.
I had a scarecrow in mind.
Vignette number two complete.
After doing some trimming chores, I placed the wheel barrow with leftover straw on the porch (why waste it?) – and added a hay rake from the barn. Wouldn’t a pile of pumpkins be appropriate in there?
That completes the front porch. Would you consider this to be two vignettes, or one?
Oops. I forgot the swing. You saw it the other day, but I added a pumpkin and shared this picture on Instagram. It really is a perfectly cozy spot to read in early mornings, wrapped up in the blanket and sipping hot coffee.
In all, I bought six pumpkins, three mums, and the scarf. That’s three vignettes (or four) on the front porch and one on the back porch (coming soon) for under fifty bucks. Pretty good, huh?
Do you have access to any straw? Want to come by and get some? (We have plenty to share!) 🙂