Front Porch

Well it’s that time again – The Fall Season! and this is my beautiful Pottery Barn-ish Style Porch – NOT!
Although I would love to stylishly decorate my porch for autumn with fall colors and textures, I just can’t. Instead, I am decorating it fun for my kiddos, even though they are always begging me to decorate super scary.
This is the compromise I came up with…
(actually kiddos had no choice and will like it anyway)
It first started with this old ladder that I purchased from a garage sale this summer for 2 bucks.  I even had to chase down My Love one night as I caught him trying to throw it away because it was “unsafe”  God love him for always looking out for me but I had to explain that we would not be using it to climb on, it was for decorating – DUH!.  Got some weird looks from him but he just went about his own business and moved on.
I originally used it in our church’s VBS as a prop for a safari booth in our Big Jungle Adventure Theme.



This is just a random pic that I included of us in the jungle – because I think it’s cute and it reminds me of VBS and makes me smile  🙂


Now back to the old ladder~
I placed it on my front porch and came up with this…


Birds from Walmart
Ladder from G~Sale
Plants from Yours Truly
Rat and Ribbon from Dollar Tree
Tombstone from previous years

I then set up a little witch’s cauldron on the other side of the door.  I spray painted an old orange plastic pot that was one of my previous curb finds.  I tweeked and tweeked it until I came up with this…


Black Bird from Walmart
Broomsticks from Target
Skull, TrickorTreat, Witch signs from Dollar Tree
Plants from Yours Truly
Black Cauldron – My Curb Alert find
Tombstones from previous years



So there you have it – our front porch all decorated for Fall Halloween. I am still working on something for the front door after I spray paint one of my Curb Alert finds from Monday.

*Update:  Buttercup keeps rearranging all of the goodies so it’s messed up updated by the hour!  Uggg!  Don’t know where she gets the reorganizing gene from!

Happy October!




  1. Patricia Ann

    Tami, your porch looks cute! That ladder is keeper for outdoor decorating. Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick's Outdoor party. I'm your newest follower, I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime for a visit!

  2. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Hi Patricia Ann, welcome back to Houston. Give me a call if you ever decide to put something out on the curb, LOL! Love your blog, especially the little sweater pumpkins! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Claire

    Found you at the outdoor linky party-cute idea with the ladder and spooky "friends"!! I'm your newest follower!

  4. The Tablescaper

    So fun!It would be wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  5. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

    Haha! I LOVE the crows and rats on the ladder — that is so eye-catching and really is SO cute!

  6. Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

    Cool, loving your front porch. Cute ladder.

  7. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Thanks! It was fun to put together and my kiddos have really enjoyed it 🙂

  8. Jann Olson

    Very cute! I have a love of old ladders also. Have two in my garden with climbers growing up. Hubby's request last time I went on a girls get away. "Please don't bring home anymore old windows or ladders". Guess what I brought home, You guessed it, a ladder. Couldn't help it, it was small and a bit unique. I love all of your decor! So fun that the little one got the decorating gene. Now a new follower.

  9. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Oh I would love more! I can only imagine your husband saying that, I have heard it many times!!! I keep telling him better than me spending my time at the mall!

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