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September 26, 2013

Welcome to my Fall on the Outside

Each year I make some sort of presentation on our deck by the steps.  We don't have a formal entry so I try to make this walk up area feel like it's my entrance.

I found this cute sign at JoAnn's for half off- not bad!  I knew it was going to be a part of my fall entry on the deck.

I've got a purple mum that's still opening but it will add a nice pop of color among all the oranges and yellows!

 The lantern has a battery operated candle in it that comes fixed to the base.  I tried to stuff some acorns and fake pumpkins inside for added color.  It got rained on for several days and rusted.  Fortunately it was not expensive since I got it at T.J. Maxx a couple of years ago.

I used my large Rooster statue to anchor the corn stalks around.  I think he will show up better as the stalks dry up more and turn brown.

I love to find a variety of colors shapes and sizes. 

I like the warty pumpkins and this year they had them with the green which gave it a whole new look!
The leaves are courtesy of mother nature!

I added some kale plants that I put in apple baskets.

 As you can see we are still very green around here but it will soon change.  

Off to the right is our side door entrance.  I enhanced a wreath I got from JoAnn's by added some fall accented ribbon behind it.  It's squeezed between our storm door so it has to be shallow in depth.

So that's my outside fall decorating.  I'll add some touches for Halloween but not for a while.

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  1. Your home looks soooo warm & inviting, Liz! Great idea to plump up the JA's wreath with ribbons...it looks very nice.
    I'm sorry your lantern got rusty...it is a very nice one, too.
    The collection of mums & bumpy squash & pumpkins has such wonderful texture. Well done!

  2. Liz, everything looks beautiful, as always! What a lovely way to welcome your guests!

  3. What a beautiful Fall display! Makes your entrance so welcoming! Very pretty!

  4. Oh, cornstalks!!! I miss getting them from back home...not sure that I can find them here :( Enjoy your lovely display!

  5. I really, really want cornstalks for our front porch! Your deck looks wonderful. Love all the natural elements...very atumnal!

  6. What a beautiful display, Liz. I love it!

  7. This would be an elegant entry for any home! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  8. I love everything you've done here, Liz, that wreath is beautiful!! xo

  9. So welcoming! I need to go get some mums. Seems like I do well to just keep the walk swept! Haha! You have done such a beautiful job here with a fall garden right at your doorstep!

  10. Liz
    Your deck looks great! I love all the Fall colors and I especially love your warty pumpkin!

  11. Oh how pretty it looks, Liz! So inviting. Makes me want to walk up on those steps and knock on the door to see what is inside. You found some great pumpkins and gourds. I'm going to have to go on a hunt for some. All I'm finding around here are plain, orange pumpkins. Love the way the corn stalks add height to this vignette, and that rooster looks like he belongs in the corn stalks. laurie

  12. Looks fabulous, Liz!! I love Fall!

  13. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love all the natural elements you included. Your setting looks amazing. Thanks for visiting Creating This Life.

  14. Liz gorgeous fall touches!! That wreath is just stunning, love it all!!!


  15. Hello Liz,
    It's been awhile I did not visit you. It was Summer fault, LoL* Summer break made me too quiet, but now am back.

    Looks you still have a warm weather. Lovely exterior vignettes.

    TY for sharing.

    Happy weekend.

    Greetings from D´Box in Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  16. It looks great, Liz. Love the wreath!!

  17. Wow, Liz! Your deck looks like it's from a magazine...I want my deck to look like that! Well done! Love the wreath, too.

  18. Such a welcome entrance. Love the cornstalks and assortments of pumpkins. The wreath is very pretty. Great job on creating a Fall setting.

  19. Hi Liz,

    Your deck is lit up with the glow of orange and copper from those gorgeous pumpkins and mums! Lovely, textures in the pretty wreath, such an interesting shape!

    Enjoy the all the array of autumn in your beautiful surroundings!


  20. oh my gosh, I didn't realize until that one picture that this was all in your backyard. what an amazing entry to the deck. gorgeous and inviting!

  21. Your porch is gorgeous, love that you used the corn stalks, and your wreath is totally stunning. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  22. So pretty Liz! I haven't decorated the outside and haven't bought any mums because we've been going to the mountains so much. Love those purple mums.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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