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It’s been raining cats and frogs here at the castle. I’m in need of some serious light therapy! Instead of therapy, during a brief respite from the rain, I chose to  clean off the summer front porch and decorate my fall front porch.

my fall front porch

Recently, one of my favorite bloggers was a little incredulous that there are people who actually use faux pumpkins. I get where she was coming from. I do.

However,  those of us who live in the southern states totally get the faux pumpkin craze. It’s still HOT here.

Any good southerner knows that putting a real pumpkin out in September is asking for a special kind of pumpkin soupy mess! No thank you.

With that said, this September has been a little different.

It has rained so much that my front porch has become a dirty, mossy mess.


After a good scrubbing, I’m fairly certain that the moldy moss is semi-permanent.

However, like Scarlet, I’ll deal with that another day. Once all of the rain has stopped.

Today, I put out a new door mat.

I’m in love!

Thank you Hobby Lobby.


Next, I pulled out my favorite fall wreath.

Unfortunately, the bow had definitely seen better days.


I removed the old bow and made a new one to match the new door mat.


Such a simple way to up-date an old favorite.

my fall front porch

My new fall porch needed some flowers.

In my mind, I wanted some white mums.

However, that is not what I got.

I found these dual toned yellow and orange flowers and fell in love with them.

Then, I drug out the faux real pumpkins!

my fall front porch

It just would not be fall without my Pumpkins for Sale sign!

It’s one of my favorites too!

welcome mat

My fall front porch is finished. For now.

The sun is suppose to come out next week, so hopefully the mossy mess will be gone by then.

When these mums are spent, I can always introduce some new white ones.

But for now, I’m loving a small spot of color in this rainy September!

Until next time….


Tammy from Patina and Paint