Fall Porch Tour 2013 ~ Simple Abundance

Growing up we had a large front porch with a roof....I would sit out there and watch the rain, the snow or have some shade from the sun...it was one of my favorite places to be.  When I bought my house, it had a concrete slab for a front porch.  My Daddy built a small porch out front for me.  He made matching window boxes and I loved that I could go stand out there and admire my flowers or watch my little guy {I only had one at the time} play in the front yard with my little pooch.  A lot has changed since then.  This past summer that first little guy and I demolished part of that original porch and did some revamping.  The porch is still as small as a postage stamp but I love it.

Since the area is so small, I had to keep it simple ~ when I found this sign, Simple Abundance ~ I knew I had the inspiration for my Fall Porch.

I placed this sign below my wreath ~ I added a burlap bow to the top of the wreath and some corduroy acorns in the center.

I wanted the door to stand out a bit so I edged it in burlap as well with two orange-toned autumn floral vines on top of that.

To the left of the door is a black chair with a wooden seat ~ the black helps to complement the door and shutters.  On top of the chair I placed a fresh pumpkin and some dried flower pods from the yard.

 In the corner behind the chair sits a wooden plant stand that was my Grandma's ~ perched atop that is a small Dahlia plant with a mini scarecrow just waiting to welcome guests.

There's a table next to that in the corner of the porch that I covered with a small square of burlap {keeping with the simple abundance theme}.  On top of that I placed a wire basket filled with pinecones from my yard that my little guy collected for me.

There's also a twig pumpkin and an owl that can hold a candle for a spooky nighttime lightup.

You don't have to spend much to pull together a welcoming Autumn Porch....look around your yard for some dried elements and don't forget to check your house for some seasonal items that can easily be used outside.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my Fall Porch Tour.  I am so happy that I get to share this tour with the lovely bloggers below.  Check out all the links for more Autumn Porch Inspiration.
Fall Porch Tour 2013

The following is the Schedule of the Fall Porch Tours:

Monday, Oct 14th 

1 ) Worthing Court

2)  My Soulful Home

3)  The Everyday Home

4)  Our Southern Home

5)  The Creek Line House


Tuesday, Oct 15th 

1)  Adventures in Decorating

2)  Atta Girl Says

3)  Glitter Glue and Paint

4)  Cottage at the Crossroads

5)  Top This, Top That


Wednesday, Oct 16th  

1) Setting for Four

2) Deja Vu Designs

3) Confessions of a Plate Addict

4)  House on the Way

5)  Major Hoff Takes a Wife


Thursday, Oct 17th 

1)  Cupcakes and Crinolines

2)  Debbiedoo's

3)  Just Us Four

4)  Circa 1929


Friday, Oct 18th 

1)  Backporch Musings

2)  Mrs. Hines Class

3)  Plum Doodles

4)   Just Paint It

5)  Stone Gable

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  1. "Small as a postage stamp" ... what a cute saying! Your porch is anything but small ... and, it looks beautiful dressed for Fall (love the burlap garland).

  2. Suzy @ Worthing Court says:

    The best things come in small packages and yours is no exception! Your fall porch is wonderful. The burlap and vine garland is the perfect touch. Great job!

  3. priscilla says:

    Love your porch ! The burlap over the door is fabulous !

  4. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    Gorgeous porch! I really love the wreath with the acorns. Everything turned out so beautifully.

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  6. It's absolute autumn perfection! I love all the rustic touches. And girl, your photography is beautiful!

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  8. laura@Top This Top That says:

    small porch ....large fall welcome! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says:

    Love your simple abundance! Gorgeous porch…have a great day!

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  11. Atta Girl Amy says:

    Your stoop is lovely and so was your story. Such fond memories of family that you keep making on your front porch. Thanks for sharing both with us.

  12. I love your Simple Abundance theme....beautiful fall porch! Hugs, Penny

  13. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Mary Beth,
    That garland is so striking around your front door! And I've never seen corduroy acorns but I love them! Your porch may be small but it's big on style! Like you, I have wonderful memories of sitting on our front porch when I was growing up. Wouldn't trade those memories for anything in the world!

  14. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Love your porch! The burlap and vine garland is the perfect touch...along with those seed pods! I am so excited to be included in the tour with so many talented bloggers!...hugs...Debbie

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  17. I love it, love it, love it. Simple Abundance...who could ask for anything more?

  18. Tammy...circa-1929 says:

    Mary Beth- I adore your small porch. The sign was a great inspiration piece.

  19. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Your porch is so warm and inviting, Mary Beth!! I love the black door and shutters. They are so striking and a wonderful backdrop. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!! 🙂

  20. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says:

    I love your porch tour. I think this might be my favorite post of yours ever.
    It's perfection. Serious.
    That shot of your door is just transportive.
    Adore it.

  21. Love your door! Those acorns are so cute!

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  23. Very much Jo-Ann Fabric inspired!

  24. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Your porch is delightful! I love how you have it decorated!

  25. debbiedoos says:

    Just darling! Love the wreath and that owl is adorable.d

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  27. Beautifully dressed for Fall.
    Hugs, Gee

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Gee! Hugs, mb

  28. Wow beautiful!!! I love your wreath and the swag around the door, all the natural elements, stunning! You did a wonderful job 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Dria! Hugs, Mary Beth

  29. Mary Beth...so many tours, I am just getting to your porch now & I think I saved the best for last! It is beautiful. I love the story & the sentiment "simple abundance".

  30. Your porch looks wonderful all "Falled" up! I really like the Simple Abundance sign, because I am reading "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach -- this may be the 4th time I've ready this lovely book, but I always get new perspective about how I want to live my life.

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