Decorating DIY

Late Summer Porch Decor

About this time of year (late August) my annual flower baskets are looking a little tired and overgrown. I have already cut my hanging baskets back once, and to be honest, I am tired of watering them….I’m ready to transition into the next season. The days are getting shorter, and even though it’s still quite hot, the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. Fall will soon be here. I slowly change up my decor to reflect these changes. My hydrangeas are in abundance!, and to me, this signifies the beginning of fall. I dry so many of them to use for decor. You can read about my tips and tricks here.

Late Summer Porch, prelude to Fall!

To change up the look of the porch, I added my hydrangea wreath I made last year. It has stood up really well, and under the porch it will be protected. You can read here how to make your own hydrangea wreath.

When I think of harvest time, I think of things that reflect this time of year…like crocks, different textures, warmer colours. I gathered a couple crocks and filled them with dried hydrangeas. An old handled box adds such perfect texture and warmth above the cabinet. (side note, that cabinet was an old pressed board tv cabinet…I painted it white and added glass knobs) To add some different height and interest, I added a couple of ironstone pitchers to the vignette.

My pink chamber pot holds my lavender topiary. It’s not doing that great, so I will try to nurse it through until it can be replaced with pumpkins..haha.

I added a soft pink crotchet throw I found in my fave antique store. My begonia is still alive and thriving, so it was placed in the old basket for more texture and some colour.

Late Summer Porch

The old table I found at a thrift store for $8! It’s a little wobbly, but for the porch, it’s perfect!! It adds just the right amount of warmth.

Late Summer Porch

I hope this gives you a few ideas to transition into fall, without using pumpkins just yet! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy decorating!

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  1. Marilyn Moore says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Looks like a magazine feature.
    Fall prelude. perfect description. Enjoy the prelude …the now and not rush fall. So thankful that we live where there are definite seasons. xoxoxox

    1. Tracey says:

      I’m thankful we live where there are different seasons as well…just wish winter was a little shorter 😕 thanks Mom xo

  2. Marg Lokker says:

    It all looks great Tracey.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Marg! Xo

  3. houseonwren says:

    Totally agree about the flowers – I am so over having to water them. Plus they really are looking bad. The heat wave is supposed to break tomorrow and I plan to get rid of a few. Always beautiful and always great ideas!

    1. Tracey says:

      Haha I’m glad you agree Lori! That’s what’s going to happen around here this weekend…time to say goodbye to the sad looking flowers! Thank you so much sweet friend xoxo

      1. Emily says:

        Tracey, your porch is always so dreamy!! I’m definitely going to love the cooler weather, but am going to miss all of the beautiful blooms that summer brings!!

        1. Tracey says:

          Thank you Emily! I’m going to so miss the flowers 😕 Thank you for stopping by my friend xo

  4. Kathleen says:

    Your porch looks so pretty! I love the colors you used and that it doesn’t scream fall. The old tv cabinet looks amazing.
    I didn’t see a cat in a single picture☹️ Just one curled up in the chair would have really added that cozy feel🙂

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Kathleen!!! Sorry about the kitties, they were too busy hunting frogs and mice when I was taking the pics haha

  5. Lynnie says:

    Beautiful and cozy! Perfect for this time of year ❤️

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Lynnie 💗xo

  6. I love the subtle fall touches you’ve added to your porch. It’s all about getting the mind to THINK fall. You don’t have to shout it, right? Love it!

    1. Thank you Tara so much!! 😘

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