Sunday, September 20, 2009

Morphing Week by Week...







My porch has been going through a lot of change lately.....


Here's the porch set when I first bought it 3 weeks ago, from Craig's List:


Two weeks ago I vamped it into this: I love this look for summer with red and white geraniums and for spring, I think it would great with red and yellow tulips....







But this week I wanted to fall into autumn by bringing in a new fabric and some warm touches of fall.....



















Hey there....come sit down and have a cup of cider!

























































Thanks so much for coming by to visit me, please check out all the beautiful posts on Susan's Between Naps on the Porch blog!
And I'm also hanging out at Rhondis Rose Colored Glasses. Come join us fro a Fall Partay!

62 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

3 weeks and you have already made your furniture 2 dresses!! That's amazing!!

Your porch is awesome. I would so love a huge porch like this. My front is more of a stoop- I am thankful for my stoop, but a stoop none the less!

blessings
mary

~Country Lady~ said...

What can I say except....WOW!! I love every single inch of what you've done. Your front porch is magazine worthy! I would love to mimic it if I had the space. The new FALL decor is spectacular and especially love your scarelady with her legs crossed all prim and proper in her chair. I'd love to share a cup of cider and good conversation while sitting on your front porch. Job beautifully done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty, I love the new fall colors. YOur decorations are just stunning too. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE those pretty urns by the door. Your cute little metal teapot on the coffee table is wonderful. What a lovely and inviting porch. Hugs, Marty

Sherri S said...

LOVE the new colors on the 'sofa'! WOW! Of course, ALL of your accent pieces are beautiful. Again, a great porch and so inviting.

Shauna said...

It's really beautiful. I love all the warm colors!

D said...

Lovely porch. I especially love your plant stands. Nice job.

Kristens Creations said...

Ohhhh Wow! I love both looks...the fall is just beautiful!! Your scarecrow is so cute...everything looks fabulous!! Kristen

abnsigoslady said...

This is wonderful. Makes me want to drink hot chocolate right now... Laura@the mansion

mishebe said...

ooh. makes me want to pull out my fall stuff.

Kammy said...

SUper great fall look ! I adore your porch !!!! Are the gourds real ? The colors are terrific !
I wish I had a front porch !
Kammy

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I cannot believe the wonderful changes to your porch set! That Mrs. Scarecrow looks so friendly and is a welcome addition to your home. Thanks for sharing all the fall beauty.

Charla

Justine said...

Oh Rose, it is just beautiful! It doesn't look like any detail was forgotten. But I cannot believe you recovered the cushions that you just recovered 2 weeks ago! ROFL! You're nuts! But hey, it looks wonderful!

Justine :o )
Btw... I LOVE that metal teapot! Wherever did you find it?

Justine :o )

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

WOW! What a great transformation! Your autumn decor is the best, love that tea-pot, the colors you picked, the wreath is darling! Did you make the scarecrow too? So cute !!! Great Met. Monday!! Cindy

The Peach Tart said...

You did a fabulous job. It's stunning and so inviting.

Debbie said...

I love your porch and all the fall colors. Fall is my favorite. I love, love the teapot candle. You did a great job on everything. Debbie

kiakai / Kelly said...

I think I have the same pots on my porch. What a great idea putting the little pumpkins in them. I was just going to stick some fall leaves in mine. lol. I think I'll try something like this. Love the new seat cover too!
Kelly

Judy said...

picture perfect, could be the cover of a magazine, great job!

judy

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas!
Enjoyed visiting your lovely blog today and getting to see what you've done to change the look of your wicker furniture to embrace the change of the seasons.
Looks great and is inspiring!

May you have a blessed life,
d from Homehaven

bj said...

O, Rose...you did it again, girl!! I love your beautiful fall porch. I need to make some fallish pillows for my porch swing..thanks for the inspiration.

Jane said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the darker shades of the furniture...and your fall look is fabulous! It is definitely worthy of a magazine display. You have inspired me to head to the porch this afternoon and see what I can do.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Kelly B said...

What a beautiful porch!! As a visitor, I would feel so very welcome and look forward to my visits. That is exactly what a porch is supposed to do. Great job!!

EmBee said...

One question, How in the world do you store all this stuff when it's out of season?

Am I jealous much?... Why yes, yes I am.

*smooch*
:-)

Tootsie said...

you posted that tea pot to torture me didn't you?????
it has been a while since we chatted...you did such a beautiful job here...I think I need to update again on my blog list...you are not updating when you post. I might have to remove myself as a follower and re-add myself to see if that will help. so if I go missing...don't panic...it Just don't want to miss anymore!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Your fallness if fabulous. What a transformation on the wicker set!!!!

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

My friend, you have fallen right into fall, haven't you? As soon as I seen your name over at Susan's...I had to get over here! You know that I just adore your beautiful home and all of your fabulous decor, my friend!!! You are such a talented lady!!!

Well...your front porch is absolutely stunning!!! It's so beautiful...what a warm welcome you have laid out for all who comes a visiting!!! Love your wicker settee...and I love the darker brown color...so perfect for fall!!! Love the pretty autumny fabric too...of course, these are my favorite colors so I have just ooogled and aaahed till I'm silly! Hehe! Those big ornate, iron urns are gorgeous...and you decorated them so beautifully as well! Love the pretty yellow mums and your new autumn door wreath!!! Rose you have such a beautiful home, my friend!!! It's always such a treat to come for a visit at your place!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Love ya,
Chari

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh my goodness...I just love the color you painted the wicker. Never would have thought of going that dark...but it's gorgeous.
So glad I found you!
Joanne

9405018--Pat said...

I love every single inch of youe home...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Let it Shine said...

HI! I just found your blog, and love it! Everything you have done is just gorgeous. Love your home. I saw you have a home in TN and you were in Chatanooga, I have family there, as well as in Crossville. Where are you? And your Santas are absolutely stunning. Do you by chance know Chelsea, of Chelsea Santas (from Neimans)? My Aunt is really good ffriends with her. Just wondered if maybe it's a small world. You have such talent.
Love the fall makeover. I have the same black and twine throw pillows you had on before :)

Take care,
Alyshia

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

soooo gorgeous! How lovely to sit and enjoy the fall temperatures :o)

Blessings & aloha!

(also want you to know I have a BLOG HUG (award) for you at my place... no pressure to pick it up...but just know that I was thinking of ya! :o)

Pinky said...

Oh my goodness, Rose, I just LOOOVE your porch!!!!!!!!!! Your wicker looks FABULOUS with the brown paint! The cushions and pillows are gorgeous and your Fall decor is wonderful! I just love everything you have done! Love that teapot candleholder, and I bet you MADE the scarecrow man...right???? If so I would love to be able to buy one from you. I ahve one on my porch right now but it is store bought and not nearly as nice as yours:):) I will be posting my porch on RMS any day now so will give you a heads up!!! Happy Fall, Rose! Love, Pinky

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, you are one industrious lady! I cannot believe I just saw your porch furniture's summer outfits, and you have already made Fall outfits for them! Their Fall outfits look great. All of your Fall porch decor is fabulous! You should also link this to Rhondi's (Rose Colored Glasses) Fall Party tomorrow (well, actually I guess it's today-Tuesday), so more people will get to see all of this beauty. laurie

Charlene said...

I thought the porch looked great last week... BUT, WOW I love the change for Fall. I am so in the mood for Fall!!!!!! We are usually still hot this time of year but, we have had rain & cool fronts. So, I need to get busy & decorate. YOU INSPIRED ME! Thank you. Enjoy your little nest!

Rettabug said...

Rose, this is just outstanding! What a feast for the eyes AND the senses....I think I can smell that warm cider!
I, too, have been inspired by your post to do something more with my front porch. I'm taking my scarecrow out to the bench right after I hit "publish". Thanks so much for sharing your ideas & allowing us to visit!
♥Rett♥

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great Fall porch!! That scarecrow is just what I have been looking for! He is wonderful!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Rose
Your porch is so inviting and cosy. You've added so many wonderful touches to suit the season. I love that metal teapot! I can't wait to see your house at Christmas! Thanks for joining the party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

Stopping by from the Fall Party. Your front porch is STUNNING! I absolutely love it made over for Fall. How gorgeous!!!!! I would be out on that front porch all of the time!!

cindy said...

Absolutely lovely! You have inspired me as well...I better get moving on the decorating and step it up a notch!..take care, Cindy

Carolyn said...

I love the fall changes you have made on your porch.
Carolyn

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your porch is awesome any way but I love it with all the fall touches you've added! The scracrow is such a cute touch!

Manuela

Millie said...

What a transformation! Love the wreath...and everything else!

Rebecca said...

Hello and Happy Fall
All the photos are amazing, your porch looks so inviting and how fun to change up the settee like that
Blessings
Rebecca

Amy @LittlePinkDollhouse said...

Happy Autumn! Wow, your porch looks amazing! Awesome job!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I recognize that wonderful old fashioned tablecloth print! I used to have one and it was gorgeous. I wonder what happened to it, but it would certainly be nice to have it now! Your porch and your Fall decorations are exquisite! what a gorgeous job you did transforming your porch!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love your porch furniture. The little scarecrow sitting on the chair is cute as can be. I am going to steal your idea of adding gourds to the pots of big houseplants.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

you did a fab job on that wicker set ! Love the pic of your front door area also !

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Rose as every thing you do...love the scare crow how cute is that...you are one busy lady my friend...May you have a great week rose...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

What a fantastic transformation! Your urns are just beautiful, too. I wish I could put out all of those gourds and squash without the squirrels dragging them down the street - they're really lovely!

The Owens said...

Beautiful!! I wish I could hire you to come decorate my home for me! I have a porch and patio that I have done nothing with.

Joyce said...

You are so creative and your porch says Autumn is here!
Joyce

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like the transformation of the wicker set, so pretty! Love all the details! I always enjoy your blog, it is wonderful!

Katherine

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a wonderful idea and I absolutely adore the furniture! Did you use a tablecloth on the fall cushion? Your porch is gorgeous & thanks for the ideas - it might just kick start my fall porch! ♥ Diane

The French Bear said...

Lovely, what a gorgeous porch!!! You did an awesome job of decorating!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow such a warm inviting porch. Happy Fall!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love what you did with the wicker! And your porch looks great decorated for fall!

xinex said...

Beautiful transformation on the furniture, Love the colors, so warm. Your whole porch is so inviting. I could spend hours and hours there.!...Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness.. this is too adorable for words.. I love the scarecrow joining us for a spot of cider..lol.. love the gourds and pumpkins in your urns.. girl.. you rock.. ok... so tell me is Design Star over? I've missed it again.. things just got a bit out of whack around here. Bring me up to speed darling... hugs ~lynne~

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Just took a look at your Santa collection. Wow! They are exquisite. I adore all the detail you put into them. They are true works of art. Congrats!

Tootsie said...

hope your morphing is going well!

tardevil said...

Darn it...and I was doing so well. Now, I want to go shopping, all thanks to you!!! You've at worst inspired a trip to Lowe's, and I'm sure my husband will hate to find out what you've inspired at best case! Thanks! :O)

Sandy said...

Your porch is beautiful. Love all your fall colors and texture.
Your metal teapot and your urns are
wonderful with your wicker.
Sandy

Sue said...

Hi Rose...love what you did with the wicker for fall...you must sit out there and watch the neighbors go by...high above the sub-division...How very lovely...and now that all our rain is gone I hope we have a nice cool humidity free fall..your decorations certainly put me in the mood to start decorating....Hope you have a great week...Sue.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

You're porch is beautiful! That scare crow cracked me up! :-)
I love the color you painted the wicker! The colors really do say fall! :-)