Decorating the back front porch for Fall

Our front door can go months without any use at all.  We hardly ever use it, and instead welcome guests and UPS men to the back door.  It just makes the most sense for the way our house is laid out.  Because of that, I decided to scrap the idea of decorating the actual front porch this year and put out decorations on the entrance that sees the most traffic.

Fall Porch Decor

Welcome to The Back Front Porch!

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There is one Annie Sloan Chalk painted fake pumpkin hiding in there. Can you spot it? I’ll give you a hint… it’s on the left. You’d never know it wasn’t the real deal if I hadn’t told you, huh? The rest of the real pumpkins came from Home Depot and a few from a local plant nursery along with the pretty topiary shaped plant. The tri colored mums are from Walmart.  The dogs are from a Hokes Bluff backyard many years ago.  I have to admit that they do make great models, even if they are in trouble tonight for covering the patio in chewed up hickory nuts after we spent hours sweeping, cleaning and pressure washing it yesterday.  Warning: Don’t come take your shoes off around my back yard right now.  Walking barefoot on chewed up hickory nut shells hurts like a mofo. Especially if you crunch down on one while you have a camera pressed to your face and you are not watching where you are stepping.

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Garrett helped me pick out all the pumpkins and the Indian corn.  He said the corn looked like Pirate teeth.   He also said the white pumpkin looked like a diamond, so we had to have it because mama loves diamonds.  My kid is awesome.

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Every Fall I covet those scented pine cones that make the front entrance of my grocery store smell like Cindy’s Cinnamon Rolls.  I’ve never bought any before because my husband is pretty sensitive to smells and I knew he’d never go for that overpowering cinnamon smell filling the house. This year, I couldn’t hold out any longer, so as a compromise I put them in a little planter outside.  You still get the scent of Autumn when you come to the door, but it’s not taking over my whole house.

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I also couldn’t resist this cone shaped mass of Black Eyed Susan Vines at the garden center.  It’s an annual so it won’t last long, but they gave it to me for half price, so that helped sway me.

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I dug these two old wreaths out of storage.  I worried that they would look weird to my symmetrical self since they don’t exactly match, but I really love the way they look together.  Being too symmetrical is something I struggle with all the time.

Symmetry and hickory nuts… my two evil nemeses.

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  1. Love it! I don’t think you’ve ever showed your back porch before, you need to decorate it more often!

    • Beth at Unskinny Boppy says:

      Well, the famous hanging ladder is right around the corner, so really I have, just not the door part! 🙂 Thanks Christine! All summer it’s had a giant fan and a giant 90’s boombox radio sitting on the steps for pool party music so this is a MUCH needed change!

  2. diane mcvey says:

    I LOVE it! And i have double doors, and never thought I could use two different wreaths…but you have proven my wrong! Thank you! Your back porch is gorgeous, and VERY inviting! Those who enter will certainly enjoy your beautiful decorations. Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • Beth at Unskinny Boppy says:

      Right? I was worried it wouldn’t look right but I think it works! Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes! 🙂 Thanks for your sweet compliments!

  3. Lovely! And, great compromise to just make your porch cinnamony.

  4. Just lovely!

  5. Oh Beth I love it too! I am working on mine right now. I need to find some big green pumpkins like yours, but having a hard time finding them. Such inspiration! Have a great day

  6. Love it! I love the abundance of the pumpkins and gourds. Great job!

  7. Looks just lovely and fall festive. The adorable dogs are a nice touch :-).

  8. You go girl! I love pirate’s teeth corn and Annie Sloan pumpkins and dogs that are models.

    Yep.

    Your fall display has it all 🙂

    🙂 karianne

  9. OK, so now I need to go and hunt down some of those green pumpkins! Awesomeness!

  10. Beth this is looking Nice! Your dogs… great guard dogs- look like they would attack on an instant- NOT! They are so so cute!! Ok.. and your pumpkins- Love what you did by using all different style and colors! Flowers are screaming Fall- I think you are ready! Looks Lovely!

  11. Symmetry and hickory nuts?? Love that!!

  12. It looks awesome Beth! I love it!

  13. Gorgeous! And I love the pinecones outside … those are my favorite, too!

  14. It looks great Beth! I love that smell too! They always have those bags in the entry to my neighborhood JoAnn. I never thought about putting them outside. I think I will try that!

  15. Gorgeous, Beth, and so welcoming!! I have the same hickory nut problem in my back yard! Keep the Crocs on! 😉
    xo Heidi

  16. Carletta Heide says:

    It’s all very pretty.

  17. Me, too… Symmetry.

    OUr Kroger has cinnamon brooms… I might buy one and stick it in the garage so I can smell it coming and going…

  18. hurts like a mofo… that cracked me up. 😉 I really like your display too! Those pumpkins are gorgeous.

  19. Love your fancy pumpkins / gourds – I bought them for the first time this year, but I guess I got them too early and I had to throw in the woods already! It all looks very welcoming! Take care, Laura

  20. BONNIE JOHNSON says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! GOD JOB!

  21. Beth I love it so much! Magazine ready! XO, Aimee

  22. Beth! This is gorgeous! Come do my porch. You will have to dig through all the junk that is still there from moving. Today, i was going to tackle it and realized I have no where to put any of that stuff!! The Clampetts are for real living here! I do have pumpkins. They are hidden by my back front porch! Funny, you say no one comes to your front. I don’t plan on anyone coming to mine. I think I will put our bedswing there!! Happy Fall!

  23. Beautiful!

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