Lani's Porch - My Take on Falloween . . . .

September 2nd, 2016 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I purchased this bird house from someone who built it out of vintage pieces. The tea cart I bought new, but after sitting outside for several years, it started to take on this wonderful patina. I love it more now!
This 100 year old Paris park bench I purchased at an occasional sale in MN for a steal. It looks fabulous on my porch. The pumpkin sitting on it was etched with a saying while it was still growing on the vine. It looks like it came that way naturally :).
I believe this was a chicken feeder and I had my friend stencil on it Theres No Place Like Home.  The plants underneath is are humongous kale!  I purchased them at the Junk Bonanza.
This is a wonderful cart I purchased at a store in Rogers, MN called the Vintage Cupboard. It is one of my favorites and Karen, the owner, is awesome! Im not sure what the cart was used for but its great by my front door. I love it filled with ferns and I added bittersweet for a punch of color.
This was a turkey feeder/ala-planter!  Its quite a bit larger than the common chicken feeders you see. 

I purchased this bird house from someone who built it out of vintage pieces. The tea cart I bought new, but after sitting outside for several years, it started to take on this wonderful patina. I love it more now!

I purchased this bird house from someone who built it out of vintage pieces. The tea cart I bought new, but after sitting outside for several years, it started to take on this wonderful patina. I love it more now!


After such wonderful inspiration from Sue's porch I finally got to work on my own porch.  Here's the finish product.  More pictures can be seen on my blog.  It's hard to pick out only five pictures!  Thanks for looking!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette @ Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, outdoor spaces, white, brown, tin-metallic, yellow, orange

Comments (14)

stubenwagen writes: <3 Posted: 8:49 am on September 23rd
thelukejohns writes: Nice one! Posted: 10:52 am on September 7th
gadgetsponge writes: That porch would make anyone feel at home. Love all the metal accents! Better be glad I'm not your neighbor -- some of that might disappear! Posted: 4:37 pm on October 26th
shabbychick writes: Lani - just peeked at your porch - I love it all - and, your tea cart has aged beautifully!!

Kathy Posted: 1:47 pm on September 30th
ladyfae writes: Your porch is so beautiful, I love the turkey feeder and the cart is amazing. Posted: 8:55 pm on September 27th
kopykatkim writes: Great Porch! Love the cart. Have to finish my Patio and hope to post also. Posted: 7:55 pm on September 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oooo...nice! The cart by the door and turkey feeder are my favorites. The Paris park bench is wonderful too! Posted: 10:36 pm on September 26th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Lani:
Love your porch - I am definitely inspired!!
Kari Posted: 3:31 pm on September 26th
junkin4fun writes: Your porch looks wonderful. You really know how to put displays together. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 6:38 pm on September 25th
georgiamoon writes: Oh how adorable all of your fall stuff is, I really like the cart. What is it about something on wheels that we all love so much? I saw one of the Punkins with the etched sayings for the first time last week and thought it was very cool. I have been redoing the shop decor to reflect the season...inspired by all of you that have posted your wonderful ideas. Thank you all so much for sharing, Love geo Posted: 6:31 pm on September 25th
MimiToria writes: Very creative use of junk Lani. Love what you've done with it all. The bird house is very cool! I'd love to learn how to build birdhouses like that someday.
My favorite like Sue is the unique cart by the front door filled with ferns and a bit of bittersweet. How cool of a touch is that? Posted: 6:29 pm on September 25th
LuAnn writes: Lani:

Love everything you've done to your porch. Puts me in the mood to finish mine. Will post soon.

Good Job!

LuAnn Posted: 4:30 pm on September 25th
suewhitney writes: You at you go girl! I love it all. My favorite is the cart by the door...awesome. Thanks so much for the ideas.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 3:40 pm on September 25th
csudderth writes: Great porch--I love your turkey feeder! Makes me want to decorate my porch for fall.
Christy Posted: 3:34 pm on September 25th
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