Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Porches On Parade

One of the first blogging posts that I did was a porch party post for Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses. Now Melissa at the Inspired Room is having a fall porch parade. What fun! You can click on the icon at the top to visit other fall porches on parade

We'll start the tour at my front door. Here is a fall arrangement that my daughter Kelli of Sassy Southern Mom created using my Southern Living at Home container.
You might recognize these mums and this sign I bought at the thrift store-I've used them in my header. I've added a coffee can spray painted orange with a pumpkin face.
Here's the Parisian Luminaries I posted about a few days ago on the porch. They really look pretty in the dark.
Now we will move on to the neighbor's houses. When Connor stayed with me last week during his fall break, we got on the golf cart and did another neighborhood tour looking for fall and Halloween decor.

This little house had the most Halloween decoration and she has added to it since we made this picture. It is really cute at night.There are little orange lights all over the shrubs that light up the area.

I really liked this one. The scarecrow is a quilted hanging. Notice the unique pumpkin on the left. The man of the house came out when we snapped this pic....I was kinda embarrassed and had to tell him what we were looking for! He said it was okay!
This is another one that is really special at night. The door is outlined with orange blinking lights. I thought the scarecrow couple were adorable!
Then we got in the car and drove across town. The next three pictures are of a house that really went all out on the Halloween decor! The entire yard is full of Halloween inflatables! We are going to have to make it back by there at night before she takes all this down!
Hope you enjoyed a few of the fall porches in area! I'm looking forward to visiting the others. Please go to The Inspired Room for others on the tour. Thanks Melissa for being our hostess!


Amy from Texas said...

Those are fun porches!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Diane! Great many fun porches. Your is especially lovey! Glad you didn't get in too much trouble for snapping a pic of your neighbor's door! :-) LOL!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!


Kim's Cottage said...

How fun! Love all those porches. That last one, wow. They have spent a small FORTUNE on all those things. Eek!

I do like yours the best, though. Very classy. :-)


Teresa said...

My grandkids would love some of those porches- so fun- thanks for sharing- Your banner is very nice-
Have a great day-

Ms. Tee said...

Your photos are great - I love your porch and those rockers, too! That last house had an amazing amount of stuff, didn't it? Thank your sharing it all! :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by Diane. Absolutely love your front porch. Your daughter did a fantastic job on that arrangement. Thanks for sharing.

Lorrie said...

Thanks for the tour! Your porch looks so nice. I know you must be enjoying it a lot. Love all the neighborhood decorations. That last house is really something!

Southern Lady said...

I enjoyed your and Connor's tour, Diane ... and love the elegant arrangement Kelli made for your front door.

When are you leaving for Orlando?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Diane, I really enjoyed the tour of porches and front yards. Your door piece is gorgeous.

I didn't have a new post of doorways, so just added a link to the one a did awhile back.

Happy Monday!

Dawn said...

It makes me wish I had a porch!!! The pictures are great. You have a festive neighborhood! I enjoyed your tour.

I love your coffee can. That's a cute one! I'm almost embarrassed about something I have coming up this week to post LOL!

take care,

Sandy Toes said...

Very fun porches!!
-Sandy toes
Happy Monday!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

It is all so nice...I mean spooky! Love the laterns.

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, Your porch is so lovely and the luminaries are awesome at night. I love the shadows they cast. I enjoyed your tour very much.
A great idea.


Darlene said...

I LOVE your front porch and it is so much fun to see all of the neighborhoods decorations. They are GREAT!!!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Diane ~ Love your looks so cool glowing in the candle light...great job!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Smilingsal said...

We used to sit on the porch when I was a little girl. There were two big rocking chairs and Mama would be in one and Daddy in the other. Each would hold either me or my twin brother and rock while we all sang. (sigh)

Now, I have no porch. But yours are nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

Wow! You know, I don't really like those inflatables usually. When there are lots of them though it's awesome! I bet the kids love to go there.

beth at aunties said...

Kelli did a wonderful job on your door arrangement and I like the container.
What fun porches and a fabulously spooky YARD! That family must plan all year and budget too to provide such fun entertainment. Thanks for sharing!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...Love your luminairies, inside or out...they were a great investment! Your neighborhood did a great job "fixin'" up for fall.
;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said... I feel like a real sloth since my porch isn't all decked out for Halloween...I guess I'll go eat some of the candy I bought for the little buggers and make myself feel better.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane
Thats a fun post. Your pictures of all the Hallowe'en decorated homes are wonderful. Isn't it somerthing how people are really getting into decorating for this time of year? Its great!

I wish I had taken pics of some of the interesting decorated homes this weekend I was commenting to the Love Bunny about. I could have participated.
I'm glad you did though!

Have a great day

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Love your door and porch the best. It looks just fabulous!

Picket said...

Morning girl...Loved that tour! The luminaries are beautiful on your porch with all that pretty Fall stuff....I bet Conner loved the house with all the blow-ups! lol That Fall decoration on your door is so pretty....Everything just looked great and so welcoming!

Pat said...

Hi Diane!

Your porch looks lovely! Kelli did a nice job on the flower arrangement.

Inflatables are big in my neighborhood too! I hate when people leave them deflated all day though --then they looks like downed parachute

I tagged you for a PHOTO TAG!! Hope you can join in!

Hugs, Pat

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane. Your porch looks just great for fall and oh my goodness some of the neighbors really go all out don't they?
I'm finally getting around to updating my Favorites List on my sidebar and just wanted you to know that I've added you:)
Hugs, Rhondi

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Beautiful porch!! Some of your neighbors go a little crazy, huh? Thanks for sharing! This was fun!

southerninspiration said...

OOOOhhh, love the luminaries on the front porch!! Thanks for the tour; your neighborhood is lovely!

CIELO said...

What a fun tour! I enjoyed seeing all the decorated front porches, and Halloween motives.... a curious thing: Your white front door with the oval glass is exactly same as mine.... :) Now I have to have my own porch tour!

Thanks, Diane!


Liz said...

Such great inspiration!

Sue said...

Sure enjoyed your "Parade of Homes/Porches". It seems that people are going out more and more for different holidays. Used to be Christmas was the only one but now you see neighborhoods all decked out for all of them. Yours looks GREAT!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

wow some of your neighbours really went for it! love it!

your is gorgeous, sigh I love those rockers, just right for my cottage lol!


Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed the front porch tour. How cool that your neighborhood decorates for Halloween! We were almost in Disney at the same time. We got home late Sunday night. It was a lot of fun, but I am exhausted. Take care; I know you'll have a magical time. Love, Faith

Debbie @ said...

Hi Diane!!! Have I mentioned how much I like your header? It looks great. You did a great job with your drive by. I honestly have not seen any houses decorated, one was real run down for Halloween, but it was just real run down! hahaha

Maven said...

You did a beautiful job with your porch. And I've gotta love people who get into that halloween spirit :-)

I'm having so much fun visiting all these blogs. I really enjoyed yours.

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, I love all the fall porches! yOur door looks wonderful! Nancy

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, Diane: I'm taking Melissa's tour & I love your photos! I especially love your porch! Haven't seen any inflatables here, but you really hit the jackpot! Patti

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, your luminaries look fantastic at night!! I love that look.

And that's a whole lot of inflatable at the neighbor's house, huh?!? I can't imagine where/how they store them all in the off season!

Gretchen said...


I love your Southern Living door arrangement. I have one of those and it is so nice to decorate with. Your painted coffe can is a great idea. That would be a fun thing to do with the grandchildren.

I bet Conner had a ball going around the neighborhood looking at decorations. You have some neighbors like we do who do have tons of inflatables. Who has time to get all those out?


Magnolia Memories08 said...

I love the pictures and ideas that
people come up with. This as you know is all new to me. I am going to add a blog on mine as soon
as I get pictures. I will be looking today for some displays. YOURS LOOK GREAT!! Have a wonderful time with our Grandchildren..I know you will stay real busy.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great porches! Some people really go all out!

chatelaine said...

Great porch photos. Guess there's no such thing as overdecorating when it comes to Halloween! Fun!