Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall in the Country

Hi everyone! We are enjoying the most beautiful fall weather here in the mountains! Leaves are really just starting to turn, so I think the next couple weeks here will be incredible. I wanted to share our country porch...

Working with a $0 budget, I used mostly things I had here...corn stalks, ferns, birch logs, driftwood, etc. I did get three pumpkins, and my mom let me borrow the spaghetti squash.

I added these candles in the jars with lids because I didn't want them to get wet. 

Instead of mums, I used weeds, flowers, corn husks and leaves at the bottom of the steps. 

Come on up on the porch...

I found these antique bed springs in the guest house and thought the iron skillets my dad found would look great hanging there. He also found an old waffle iron for me. I made the sunbonnet years ago so I could be Laura Ingalls Wilder:-) I forgot I had the wagon wheel in the smokehouse. 

I didn't do much on the porch...just added a wreath and some fall candles. We love to sit out here this time of year. 

So that's our fall porch this year!

We are starting to get some color...

You can barely see the house now as everything has grown in so nicely. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I very quietly passed the three-year blogging anniversary October 1, but I will be sharing the celebration with all of my followers with some multiple giveaways from Mikasa(!!!) coming soon.

In case you missed it, I have a new store called Knight's Store open on etsy with all kinds of country and vintage-inspired items from burlap and lace runners to tea towels and wood boxes. You are welcome to come by and take a look.


Knight's Store

I'll be joining:

Wow Us Wednesdays
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Everything looks beautiful Anita! I love the old bed springs with the items hung there. So pretty!

  2. Anita, I love your porch and how you've incorporated so many meaningful family heirlooms. You're passing on such a wonderful heritage to your children.
    Have a great week.

  3. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLROctober 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Anita, I just love seeing photos of your home and how you've incorporated pieces from the homestead! Your porch is just wonderful and so inviting! I'm sure it is even more lovely in person!

  4. Everything looks gorgeous, Anita! I especially love your baskets with flowers and corn shucks; they're just charming. I've checked out your Etsy shop, and would love to buy one of everything. :) I'll have to put some things on my Christmas wish list.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  5. Teresa@1800 Farmhouse RdOctober 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    This is the most beautiful fall porch that I have seen so far. It belongs in a magazine! The "mountain" pumpkins, as I call them, are the richest orange color. I got one when we were there a few weeks back and everyone brags on the size and the color. Happy Fall :)

  6. The Quintessential MagpieOctober 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Very festive and very fun for fall, Anita. I enjoyed seeing your decorations. I haen't done the first hitng. So I live vicariously through my blog friends.



  7. ℳartina @ Northern NestingOctober 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Anita these pics belong in a magazine!

  8. Debra@CommonGroundOctober 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Hi Anita, your porch is just gorgeous all dressed for Fall. LOVE all the lush and natural goodness. Your home is just wonderful tucked in all the lovely trees. Just came from your store, love all the beautiful runners and boxes!

  9. Everything looks so fallish and beautiful!!! I want to go to your house for some coffee and sit on your porch! What a cozy place you've got, and you're incredibly creative...Love the big wagon wheel, too!

  10. Yvonne @ StoneGableOctober 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Just so beautiful and peaceful and filled with fall delights! Your post belongs in a magazine! You must love to be outside and on your porch this time of year!

  11. myletterstoemilyOctober 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    i have never seen a prettier porch vignette
    and love that you integrated green ferns
    and candles! what a great idea!

  12. Anita, everything you touch is just amazing, that is it, ...beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful. Happy Blog Anniversary to you, I knew it passed ...thank you for these wonderful years and hard work to keep your blog going in spirit and work with an active family, ministry. Love and prayers, Emelia.

  13. Such lush natural beauty!! Every time I look, I see something new. Just beautiful!!
    Cheers, Gee

  14. Penny @ Penny's Vintage HomeOctober 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Your porch just says "fall"!! I love it! Hugs, Penny

  15. Anita, your porch looks so beautiful with all the natural fall elements. I love the old bed spring and wagon wheel. It's just very welcoming and homey. Our trees have peaked here and are already starting to lose their leaves. We had a frost last night. Blessings to you. Pamela

  16. Judy BiggerstaffOctober 9, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    This is truly amazing, love every element. Such beautiful fall colors and love your red doors.

  17. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda GOctober 9, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    The porch is stunning! Love the stalks, and the flower arrangements at the bottom of the steps!

  18. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I love what you did to your porch and to think it cost you nothing. You are truly an artist.

  19. All That GlittersOctober 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    I look forward to seeing your porch for fall every year! I love it!

  20. Your porch is gorgeous! Love the "weeds" at the bottom of the steps. I just checked out your store too and it is too cute. Lots of great items in there, plus your famous wooden boxes. I know you will do well!

  21. Hi Anita! Oh, my goodness your porch looks amazing! It's definitely magazine worthy! I know you styled it up but it looks so natural like it just happened and that's the best way. Your home is so beautiful - inside and out.
    Anita, thank you so much for your kind comments to me.
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Creations By CindyOctober 10, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Love it all! REALLY love the wagon wheel! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  23. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁October 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Such a lovely porch! I could find myself spending lots and lots of time whiling away the hours in such a place.

  24. Kathy @ Creative Home ExpressionsOctober 11, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    Beautiful, Anita! This should be on a magazine cover! I love how your stairs look ~ so Fall-like and welcoming. It makes you just want to walk up them and see what awaits at the top.

  25. So so cute, looks so warm and inviting!
    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

  26. Your fall porch is just beautiful! I am so impressed that you did it all with things you didn't have to buy. The wild asters and goldenrod are perfectly gorgeous and everything is so inviting.
    Great job!!!

  27. Kathryn Ferguson GriffinOctober 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Your fall decor and porch is amazing! Such beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from French Country. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  28. What a beautiful warm and inviting porch you've created!!!

  29. Hi Anita! Everytime I go to Courtney's party, there are 3 entries that always catch my eye, yours is one of them. I love the way you have used what you have and the found things too. Perfect to me as always and thank you for the inspiration!

  30. Courtney ~ French Country CottageOctober 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    I love it Anita!! So inviting and charming!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  31. I absolutely Love your autumn porch!!!


  32. Love the Porch Decor...those cornstalks really make it fabulous! Congrats on the feature...don't forget to grab your "Badge of Honor" and display it proudly! I couldn't wait to grab mine!
    Your newest follower will be back!