I struggled to get my porch decorated this year. With other design projects going on, combined with my own indecisiveness, I honestly thought I'd not get anything done.
I had this vision of using different colors and sizes of Mason jars with candles to bring in something different. But I never liked the result, although it did look cool at night with the battery-powered candles lit up.
I really wanted to use what I had on hand, which included orange pumpkins we grew from a leftover from last year. I didn't buy mums, but planned on using the zinnias my mom grew.
Then everything froze. So, I tried again:-)
I just stacked up everything I had on each side and called it good.
I made the bows from burlap ribbon and strips of fabric that I ripped. I finished them off with raffia.
Funny enough when my camera battery died, I took a few phone pics, which really captured more of the essence of what it really looked like with the afternoon sun coming through the trees.
At the top of the steps I hung up some indian corn, a gourd my grandfather carved out, an antique lantern and tied some corn stalks on the side of the old wagon wheel.
I still love the old bed springs I found here.
Really, though, after all the stress trying to come up with something for the porch, I realized it's about this view right here in the North Carolina mountains.
No decor can compete with nature:-)
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