Friday, September 25, 2009

Autumn Inspired

I have been autumn inspired by so many of you out there in blogland.  I have never seen so many beautiful and creative displays of autumn colors  in wreaths, tablescapes and even in pumpkins. ( I can only imagine what Christmas will be like.)  

That being said,  I’ll take you for a little tour of the exterior of my home to show you some of my fall decor.  But before I do that, I would like to mention a few  bloggers that had some awesome autumn projects to do.  They are:   Jane at Mamie Jane’s  on how to make a wire pumpkin , Terry at Cherished Treasures on gilding and even has a video on it, Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for some cheap fall decorating tricks and Roeshel at DIY Show Off for her mercury glass pumpkins….absolutely stunning.  Go check out their blogs.  You won’t be disappointed. 

Now to the tour.  This is our little screened-in porch.  We love it out there. 

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See the wire pumpkin on the glass top table.  I got this idea from Jane.

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Here is a close up of the wire pumpkin.  I used some wire that I had and it worked out perfectly.  To make my leaves I used a dowel rod and wrapped the wire around it.  The fatter dowel rod was used to make my stem for the pumpkin. 

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I had to show you this….the metal chair you see was an auction item and it looked awful!  It must have had nine layers of paint on it.  It’s an old metal rocker and yet it’s the most comfortable seat on our porch.  I sanded and spray painted it and now it fits right in.  The tree is decorated with berries and leaf garland. 

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I made the wreath on our garage door last year. 

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Here is another comfy seating area on the porch with a little touch of fall. 

As night draws near………

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Below is our front porch.  I keep it pretty simple.  I made the pumpkin topiaries last year. 

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003I had to throw this in, he wanted his picture taken too.  He is  our baby.  His name is Duncan and he is spoiled rotten!

A picture of night drawing near of the front porch.

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A close-up of the topiary. 

A sneak peak of my gilding that was inspired by Terry.   I’m still tweaking the inside of my home.  When I’m done, I will be sure to post it. 

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Hope you enjoyed my exterior tour of autumn at my home. 

Blessings,

Gail

I’m linking this post today to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for the Fall party.   

40 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, thanks so much for mentioning and linking to my wire pumpkin project....I'm flattered!!!! Your fall decorations are beautiful....I love the wreath and the topiaries. I have got to get busy and get my fall decorations out and displayed. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh Gail!
    Happy Fall honey. I so love the pumpkin topiaries. They are just spectacular. Did you put these pumpkins on a rod of some kind to keep them straight and tall? I just love the idea. It is so festive. The lamp beside the chair is so inviting. You may wake and find someone came to read by the light for the evening. So homey to me. It says, "Welcome Home" for sure. Thanks for sharing. I also love the little pumpkins from the wire. So creative. Thanks again for sharing. Country hugs, Sherry

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  3. Very nice... and I love your baby..he favors mine, Dakota.
    Pam

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  4. I LOVE your pumpkin topiaries, what a creative idea! Nice and fall-ish, all your decor looks great!

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  5. You've inspired me! Thanks for the blog list. I'm on way to visit them!

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  6. Luv how you put white lights on your pumpkin topiaries...great look you have here! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. I love all your fall decor. Do you have a tutorial on how you made they pumpkin topiaries? they look amazing :)

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  8. Beautiful topiaries...just love that look! Enjoyed my visit..first time. cherry

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  9. I just found your blog and I love it!! I am just starting to blog - and finding out I'm not so technically savvy! I too have twin grandsons - only mine are 18 months old. Can't wait until they can help me decorate!! Love your porch!

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  10. Hi again--I was glancing through some of your pictures---I was wondering where you got the door with the spindles on it? we need to replace one of our doors and I haven't been able to find one like this---just wondering if you purchased it?

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  11. Very pretty decor!

    Dropping by from Its So Very Cheri!

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  12. OH! I just love your pumpkin topiaries!!! What a good idea to make them and then store for the next year. Your porch is so inviting. Love your front door.

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  13. Everything looks fabulous!! Stop on over for a visit!

    Blessings,
    Cara

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  14. Love your fall decor. Your wire pumpkin & your gilded pumpkins turned out fabulous. I want to give both a try, but probably won't as I am too lazy.

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  15. I've always been a fan of the pumpkin topiary. Love the addition of lights.

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  16. Well that looks like a nice place to sit, curled up in a soft blanket with a nice cup of hot tea. Can I come over for a chat?

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  17. Fall has begun to hit your house! I like the gilded gourds and mini pumpkins as well as your door wreath. Your front door topiary pumpkins are cute, too, especially with the lights. I never got around to doing mine! *grin*
    Sue

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  18. Gail, so pretty!! I love your front porch and the pumpkin topiaries! I love you wreath!!

    I am ready for fall!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  19. Your decorations are fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial on the super cute wire pumpkin. Your pumpkin topiaries are beautiful!

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  20. Everything looks so pretty. I really like the toparies.

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  21. your porch is divine, and lite up with the pumpkin topiary's FAB.

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  22. Great outdoor fall decor! Love the pumpkin topiaries on your front porch. I did one also, I'm on the party list. Your fall wreath is just beautiful!
    Debra

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  23. Hello Gail - thank you for sharing such beautiful Fall inspiration! My fave are the pumpkin topiaries. Fabulous! Oh, and Duncan is precious!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  24. Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can! :)

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  25. Beautiful! I especially love the way you incorporated lights into your pumpkin topiaries! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas.

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  26. Your porch and home are so welcoming and beautiful autumn! I love your wire pumpkin - I have to give it a shot and your topiaries are awesome!

    Thanks for the link and sweet words too! You made my day! ::smile::

    Roeshel

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  27. Very, very nice! It must be wonderful to walk up to your porch after dark for a visit. Hugs, Cindy S.

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  28. Your little porch looks so cozy!! I'm hoping to find some faux pumpkins at the end of season, so I can make my own Pumpkins topiaries!

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  29. Love the pumpkin topiaries by the front door those are so cute and the perfect fall decoration for the front door!!!

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  30. That is an awesome wire pumpkin! I featured it on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button.

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  31. Great ideas! You're right, I can't wait to see Christmas. It's so much fun sharing ideas with all of these inspirational individuals.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. Your porch looks fabulous. I love your topiary!

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  33. Hi Gail,I Love your pumpkin topiaries...love all your fall.
    xoxo
    Julie

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  34. Love how you stacked and lighted those pumpkins on your front porch very pretty and your dog is so sweet.

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  35. Everything is beautiful Gail!

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  36. Everything is darling - love the topiaries!

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  37. i have a similar wire pumpkin given to me by a friend. your front porch is wonderful and i love it lit up at night!

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  38. love Duncan..is he a jack russel...I had one once. The topiaries looks so beautiful at night all lit up.

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