After completing another successful AAJMS show, I have had a full week to recoop and it's time to get back to work, dontcha think? I feel like I've been out of commission for awhile...and well, maybe I have. But I'm ready to rock-n-roll (okay, maybe that was on Dancing with the Stars this week). But I had enough energy to get my porch changed over from dead summer flowers (really dead), to fall decor. It was about time! I think my neighbors were probably wondering if dead geraniums were the new in thing! Nope...just not enough time in a day.
But I have to admit, I had some time to go shopping. Well isn't there always time for shopping! A couple occasionals sales, and a seasonal sale helped me score a couple amazing finds. That helped me when it came to redesigning my porch. Fresh finds, fresh vision. So here ya go. New and improved, my front porch!
These uber-cool metal steps are one of my most recent junk purchases. It's one of those pieces that had been owned by several local dealers. It's the history of the travelling junk! And you know what they say about three junk dealers on a dessert island with one chair? They'll never go out of business! LOL. But I think these steps, they've found a permanent home.
This black cat is a great addition to the steps fall vignette. Though it has a broken tail, it doesn't matter to me. With a household of two manx (tail-less) cats, I think it's a perfect fit!
And on a dreary rainy day, these little rain boots fit right in.
More pumpkins and some kale help make my Paris park bench more autumnal.
I love kale, and this one was a double header...georgeous!
I added mums to a vase and inserted it into a vintage army bag on my front door. Don't know how long they'll last, but I can always change it up with some fall leaves. And I love the beautiful rust color of these mums.
Here's a little vignette by my front door with some of my favorite junk pieces.
Another recent purchase, this metal ring made from vintage ductwork, looks great with some exotic pumpkins.
Here's a closer look. The patina is perfect!
Here's a unique planter. It's from a local phone company used by the linemen to hold their tools when repairing phone lines. Though it may have some stains, it doesn't matter to me. I love using it to display a head of kale.
I purchased this bucket at the Country Junk Sale in Monticello. The patina on this piece is maqnifique!
More exotic pumpkins, but to add interest, I've added a farm disc spacer and rusty grate.
A canvas water bucket is another great container for some mums. Love! The rake next to it was welded to an old gear for a stand and the vintage light rosette on top of an architectural bulls-eye holds a small pumpkin perfectly.
Here's some closer looks.
I purchased this twig wreath a few years back, but it needed a little embellishment so I added the berries and again some faux wheat. The black cat was made by a friend of mine. Ain't he cool!
Some more of my junk finds help ring in the fall! The chicken feeder has been embellished with a favorite saying, while the pumpkin is showcased in my rusty birdcage. The rack holds some house numbers purchased years ago at a JUNKMARKET sale.
I have been working on pictures from the AAJMS sale and am in the middle of editing them. Too much to do, too little time. But stay tuned.....
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