Front Porch

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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.

 

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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!
~Tami

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10 Comments

  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.
    ~Tami

  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

    Hi,
    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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