Neutral Fall Outdoor Decor

October 13th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Ive used subtle additions to our front porch to make it a little more Fallish.  Such as the whispy wreath above the settee. The settee was a vintage headboard/footboard that a savvy shop made into a bench.  Ive had  it for maybe 6 years.
Love this chippy junk table bought years ago at a flea market, the Fall painted flower pot from a dear friend that brings in the season, the found nest (on our lawn), the junk metal white cage top that is over the little faux pumpkin.  I like the minimilist subtle changes for the season, and using a lot of things I already have around home.
My daughter was given this awesome barn bird house from her Grandparents, whom made it, but Ive claimed it for our porch.  I just love it!  The rusty key &  old railroad spike are treasures Ive had for years, as is the cracked bell which was my Grandparents.  The pumpkin on the bottom pulls in a little Fall decor, as well as the subtle Fall green colors of the barn.  An old vintage watering can has an array of Fall blossoms in it.
A vintage bird cage holder now holds a new candle/crystal holder than gives atmosphere on the porch when lit at night.
Another birdhouse, this one a church, made by my in-laws that they created from reclaimed wood.  I think the black wire shelf maybe used to be an indoor magazine rack, but is now delegated to the bird house perch at my house.
Just have to have mums for Fall.  However, our front door is magenta, so used the pink.
A basket filled with Fall suff with Junk rusty finds hanging from the front.
Details of rusty stuff.  A number 2, a rusty key, vintage crochet button and a rusty pc. of junk found at Junk Bonanza.  Love these additions.
Ive used subtle additions to our front porch to make it a little more Fallish.  Such as the whispy wreath above the settee. The settee was a vintage headboard/footboard that a savvy shop made into a bench.  Ive had  it for maybe 6 years.

I've used subtle additions to our front porch to make it a little more Fallish.  Such as the whispy wreath above the settee. The settee was a vintage headboard/footboard that a savvy shop made into a bench.  I've had  it for maybe 6 years.


I still plan to get some live pumpkins (non-orange varieties) to add to our porch, but thus far only have faux ones, so here is the porch for now.  It is a very comfortable space to relax in.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, outdoor spaces, porch

Comments (12)

liljunkie writes: I really love the colors! Our house is also green with a lavender front door...however the brick is somewhat peachy in color so I was able to add some rusts and purples and darker geens for fall. Love the settee! Great ideas to offer fellow junkers. Thanks for the pics! Posted: 12:59 am on October 16th
MimiToria writes: Thanks again everyone for the nice comments. I'm thinking of getting rid of any of the magenta/pink accents currently being used and replacing them with more earthy tones. My husband thinks that would be boring and currently likes our magenta front door, but I'm kind of growing tired of it as are my likes/styles changing. The only thing major would be to paint the front door, the rest are quick change out pcs., but probably can't do it now until Spring.

Lani= the settee is from the Occassional Sale that used to be up in East Bethel that Kari and her Mom used to run. They also sold at Rose's in Buffalo for years and always had white or black furniture. 4 of my bedroom pcs. are from them too.
And yes, I do love rust, but I need to bend your ear and have you teach me what needs to be done to preserve it and not mess up things that touches the rusty items. Posted: 9:57 am on October 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I can see how the green has grown on you. It looks so nice in your photos.

Your small touches of fall have made a really big impact and look just gorgeous!

Candy Posted: 5:40 pm on October 14th
CottageElements writes: Your porch is wonderful, Gretchen. Did you make the settee? I notice a few of the items:)! Love the addition of the rusty pieces to the basket. Don't you love rust!

Lanette Posted: 1:17 pm on October 14th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - love your porch (and the green is GREAT!!). You've created a very relaxing space with a good mix of (like Jenn said) "shabby chic junky".

You're inviting us all over soon, right?? :)

Kathy Posted: 9:49 am on October 14th
MimiToria writes: Thanks Jenn for the nice comments. I hated the green when we moved in, but grew to love it. We re-painted the color about 3 years ago, so its still fresh looking.

Hi Ann-
Yes, it has been fun to decorate and gather, but not too much has been added lately. The 2 pumpkins, wreath and the brown rectangle wall basket with junk on it are new this Fall.
It is my favorite place in our house currently, as everything else seems to be still in the process or waiting to be rejuvinated.
Its pretty funny when men (contractors) get caught gazing at everything and than comment on how much they like our porch. You expect stuff like that with women, but men?
It is a relaxing place to sit and with the bushes up front, quite private.
Gretchen Posted: 8:10 am on October 14th
roadtriplouise writes: Gretchen I bet you have fun putting all your treasures together on your front porch. Posted: 12:36 am on October 14th
JennBankhead writes: VERY cute! I love the green paint and it all just looks like a cozy little nook. Great job. Love all the stuff you used....junky to funky (shabby chic funky, that is!). Keep up the great work!

Jenn Posted: 10:36 pm on October 13th
MimiToria writes: Thanks guys!
Sue- it isn't vintage, but was something I think from a Shabby Chic line of Rachel Ashwells when she first was featured at Target about 5-7 years ago. It too is actually a candle item.
Turn the lights off, light the candles, and it is Romantic out there. Unfortunately, we're usually either at the ball field for Emily's games, or at the cabin now, so we don't get to sit out there as much. I still love it though.
I too like the mix of shabby with junky. Posted: 8:11 pm on October 13th
suewhitney writes: This is wonderful Gretchen. I love the mix of "crisp and crusty". The weathered woods and metal play nicely with the beautiful green back drop. Is that a vintage chandelier in the background. You know how i am drawn to anything with crystals! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Take care,
Sue

Posted: 7:43 pm on October 13th
junkinhart writes: Love the look, Gretchen! Nice little details that all work together to make it look comfy!

Cindy Posted: 7:39 pm on October 13th
LuAnn writes: Gretchen:

Lovely porch. Makes you want to come and sit a spell!

LuAnn Posted: 6:55 pm on October 13th
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