Finally Finished My Fall Decorating!

I did not show you on the last post, but my flower boxes were really scary looking! I had neglected them terribly during my preparation for the Purple Painted Lady Festival. After I apologized to my now dead plants and buried them in the back for compost, I went to work, weeding, cutting back plants etc. I also removed the Bushel Basket Pocket Planters from the fence in our backyard. I cleaned them up and stored them away until next year. (See past post: Bushel Basket Lids or Flower Baskets?). Once everything was presentable, I got to the fun part of decorating! I knew I wanted gourds and fall leaves for my window boxes and lanterns on the front stoop.

IMG_4242 I purchased three leaf garlands from Joann’s. They were having a 70% off sale, bonus for me! I just laid them in the window box and used pins you use when putting down weed matting to hold them in place.

IMG_4248 The texture of this gourd is so cool!

door adj I put the mums on small stools to give them height. I purchased the mums from the Ellsworth Farm Stand in Fairport. The price was unbelievable, only $8 a piece.



door adj 3 The plant holders for the mums were those brown plastic ones. I painted them using Annie Sloan Amsterdam Green.

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IMG_4251 I purchased this cart at a garage sale over the summer and have been waiting to use it!

IMG_4304 I purchased this at the same garage sale. I am not sure what it was, but I thought it would be perfect in the garden!

IMG_4324 And I was right!


IMG_4317 Here is a picture of the fence with orange ribbons attached. They are metallic and when the lanterns are on at night, they reflect the light.

door adj 5I am very pleased with the final results! I wanted a look that will take me through the fall season and I think I achieved it!

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