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. 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!
    Suzy @ Worthing Court´s last blog post ..10 Non-Scary Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

  3. Love your porch ! The burlap over the door is fabulous !
    priscilla´s last blog post ..Halloween In The Foyer & A New Mirror

  4. Gorgeous porch! I really love the wreath with the acorns. Everything turned out so beautifully.
    Shannah @ Just Us Four´s last blog post ..Hanging on the Porch – Fall Porch Tour

  5. It’s absolute autumn perfection! I love all the rustic touches. And girl, your photography is beautiful!
    malia´s last blog post ..Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway and Review

  6. small porch ….large fall welcome! Thanks for sharing!
    laura@Top This Top That´s last blog post ..DIY Dry Erase Board

  7. Love your simple abundance! Gorgeous porch…have a great day!
    Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way´s last blog post ..How About a Makeover, Deer?

  8. 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.
    Atta Girl Amy´s last blog post ..Rainy Day Kids Activities: Make a Lego Zipline

  9. I love your Simple Abundance theme….beautiful fall porch! Hugs, Penny
    Penny´s last blog post ..Sweater Pumpkins and Milkglass

  10. 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!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads´s last blog post ..Fall Porch Tour 2013

  11. 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
    Confessions of a Plate Addict´s last blog post ..Plate Addict’s Fall Porch Tour 2013

  12. I love it, love it, love it. Simple Abundance…who could ask for anything more?
    Sharon´s last blog post ..control paper clutter at home in 3 easy steps

  13. Mary Beth- I adore your small porch. The sign was a great inspiration piece.
    Tammy…circa-1929´s last blog post ..My turn – My Fall/Halloween Porch Tour

  14. 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!! :)
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day´s last blog post ..Is Your Creative Expression Stifled? :: Warming the Mantel with a Sweater

  15. GAH!!!!
    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.
    Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage´s last blog post ..A Five Minute Halloween Mantel

  16. Love your door! Those acorns are so cute!
    Lauren´s last blog post ..Ask Away Friday w/ the Housewives!!!

  17. Very much Jo-Ann Fabric inspired!

  18. Your porch is delightful! I love how you have it decorated!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings´s last blog post ..Sweet Autumn Day

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

  20. Beautifully dressed for Fall.
    Hugs, Gee
    Gee´s last blog post ..Poetry in Motion, the last of the Herd. And working

  21. Wow beautiful!!! I love your wreath and the swag around the door, all the natural elements, stunning! You did a wonderful job :)
    Dria´s last blog post ..Operation Christmas Child

  22. I really like the acorn wreath! Really cute porch!

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  23. 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”.

  24. 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.
    Carol´s last blog post ..Some Fall in the Backyard!