Friday, October 4, 2013

Carolina autumn porch

The leaves have just barely started to turn here in the North Carolina mountains

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The weather has been just perfect -- beautiful crisp, cool mornings and Carolina blue skies throughout the day.


I wanted to do something different this year on the porch. No Big Lots scare crows, pumpkins, corn stalks, or mums. 


Everything is natural and gathered from the property. 


Wildflowers, leaves and moss...nature's decor at its best.




Here in the mountains, there is nothing better than a comfy place to sit and listen to the rustling leaves.


Loosely gathered boxwood and flaming azalea branches add a festive and unexpected touch to the black french doors.



A handmade grapevine wreath is accented with wildflowers ready to dry.







Autumn in the mountains -- letting nature provide the decor.

Anita




25 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Anita! You did a great job, as always! Love the natural flower arrangements.

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  2. Absolutely stunning!! You are so gifted, Anita, in creating such beauty to enjoy.
    Mary Alice

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  3. Just beautiful, Anita. Love all the natural gatherings.

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  4. How GORGEOUS !!!
    What a welcoming site this must be to pull up to - and I'm loving those rugs - just beautiful :)
    XOXO

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  5. Now, THIS is my idea of fall decorating! Your porch is a perfect reflection of the natural beauty that surrounds your home.

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  6. Oh Anita, your front porch looks so pretty with the natural fall decor! I love the wild flowers, vines and pinecones. It looks perfect and I sure would enjoy sitting in one of your rocking chairs and enjoying the crisp mountain air and a visit with you. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Pamela

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  7. Our Carolina weather is wonderful right now. Love how you've decorated this year Anita.

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  8. Anita, it's so pretty to see how you've changed up the porch for fall. All of your natural elements are so pretty. You have motivated me to get out and work on mine. It is so warm here still, even though we are getting a cool front this weekend. Not sure how long that will last. I could sit on your porch forever!

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  9. Beautiful and I don't think that it could have expressed it any better than you did with your last sentence....letting nature provide the decor. How blessed you are to live in such a diverse area that provides the beautiful things you have used on your porch. Can I come stay with you a while? ;)

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  10. I'm in love with your front porch and all the natural elements of your design. Perfection!

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  11. Lovely natural elements for a Carolina porch. We are in the foothills in Oconee county ,South Carolina ...but not much fall weather here yet.

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  12. I just LOVE how you have used the bounty from your home to accent your wonderful porch. I wish I could come and sit right there with you for an afternoon. XO, Pinky

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  13. I can sooo imagine me and a coffee sitting with you enjoying the view Anita.Luvly... the natural bits and pieces are just perfect for this time of year and you did a wonderful job.
    Porch dreaming....
    Hugs, Gee

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  14. Absolutely stunning! I love everything about your porch! The arrangements in the urns are my favourite :) Happy October!
    Jennelise

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  15. Carolina nature used to perfection in the prettiest possible display. Love each and every element!

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  16. Just gorgeous... as always.... "perfect porch" for this amazing time of year!!!!!

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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your Fall porch is so inspiring Anita!

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  18. Not sure if my last comment went through. Your Fall porch is so inspiring Anita! It's soooooo gorgeous!

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  19. Nature's bounty is gorgeous on your wonderful porch!

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  20. This is the most beautiful porch...I LOVE everything about it!

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  21. Your Autumn porch is just gorgeous- inspiring and beautiful- xo Diana

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  22. I've always loved your porch. I bet this time of year it is wonderful sitting out there among all the trees and nature. You've done a great job adding style to it.

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  23. I'm so behind, but just loving your amazing Fall Porch, Anita. It's natural and cozy. I'm sure your area is ablaze with color about now. Hope you're having a great Fall!

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  24. Just stunning. What a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the fall.

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