Autumn’s Arrival ~ Part 2

Here in Ohio, Autumn has arrived in perfect form.
Sunny days tempered with enough rainy ones
to keep the grass green.Last week I worked on my
front door and wreath.Next was the sitting area on the end of the porch.
Same bones just different accessories.
Cushions are from Pier 1.
New pillow covers.
Fringed lampshade and faux bittersweet stuck in the ivy plant.
I’m waiting patiently for my real bittersweet berries
to turn yellow so I can harvest the vines.
I found the floral fabric for the pillow fronts at my new favorite website
It wasn’t easy finding something with blues and greens
that looked fallish too.
As luck would have it the fabric
goes perfectly with the cushions….
and I don’t have to put away my door mat!
I thought about painting this pumpkin white…
but I left it alone since it brings out the berries.
I forced myself to figure out how to make a pillow cover
with piping
AND a zipper closure.
I copied off an IKEA pillow cover I have.
I figured if IKEA can do it so can I.
I need to practice a bit more but I think I’ve got it.
If you look closely at the picture above
you can see the real queen of the castle
standing guard.
I hope everyone’s week started off on a good note.
Thanks for stopping by…

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  3. An absolutely beautiful front porch … this must be a favorite space of yours! LOVE the lampshade, and the pillows are perfect. Thanks for sharing. Becca

  4. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says:

    Hi Ann! Love your porch photos. I'm a Louisiana girl; so, these remind me of the beautiful porches at home. I am linking in to follow your blog; and I hope that you will follow me, too!

  5. refresh reStyle says:

    It looks great, your pillows are perfect. I don't think you need practice, looks professional..better than Ikea! I like your guard too!

  6. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says:

    Beautiful! …really love the pillows! The blue and orange combination looks so unique and pretty, yet still "fallish!" :)

  7. Hi Ann,
    I found your blog via Kim's Southern Savvy Style. My hubby and I have a website all about front porches and we'd love to feature your pretty porch and front door (parts 1 and 2) on our web site. If you are interested, please contact us through our site. We would include you in our autumn decorating section and gladly link to your blog….look forward to hearing from you…Mary M.

  8. Michele Smith says:

    Your porch looks great! Love the pillow covers. I love to decorate for fall, its my favorite time of the year!

  9. Hi Ann…stopping over from Marty's…
    What a great porch…Fall is on of my favorite seasons and I love to decorate….Great post..

  10. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says:

    Woo hoo, look how many comments you are getting. Thanks for joining the party, girl!

  11. What a beautiful fall combination! I love your front porch! Looks like a perfect place for a good book and cup of tea!! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays..and a new follower!! I love your blog!

  12. Debbie @ says:

    Hi Ann, I love your front door and entrance. It is beautiful along with your wonderful porch. Would love to be there and see it up close…with a glass of ice tea!!!

  13. Hi Ann, your porch looks so warm and inviting. Love the fabric on the pillows. The blues and oranges coordinate so nicely together.
    Marianne :)

  14. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    What a beautiful porch! I love the colors of the pillows and the fringe on the lampshade! So pretty.
    (And yes, I spotted the queen right away.) :)

  15. Just lovely Ann. It all looks so fresh. I am trying hard not to envy your fall – all we get is heat and no rain.

  16. Grammy Goodwill says:

    Your porch looks so inviting. Do you get to sit out there and enjoy it after work? Your pillows are gorgeous and they coordinate so well with your rug.

  17. Ann your porch looks soooo inviting I can see you sitting there with your morning cup of coffee. The pillows turned out great, you really did a nice job!! I have a post up on wreaths today and I know what your answer would be to the question I posed. Your porch is warm and welcoming!! kathysue

  18. You know what's great about those pillows you're using? They work so well with the summer and the fall seasons! They have the floral for the summer and the colors of fall. Your porch is so pretty. Aren't porches great? I plan on always having one.

  19. Tammy@Beatrice Banks says:

    Looks fabulous Ann! You sew like a dream!

  20. Your colors and fabric choices are perfect and you coordinated everything so beatifully. I like the bittersweet. Wish it grew here. I'm looking at the piping on your pillow and I'm envious. I want to make some new pillow covers, but the last time I tried piping it wasn't a pretty sight. I need to work on that, but I don't really like to sew and my end result reflects that. LOL I need an attitude ajustment.

  21. Bella Vista Cottage says:

    Looks like such an inviting place to sit and enjoy. Pretty!


  22. Hines-Sight says:

    You have a lovely front portch, Ann.

  23. Hi Ann, your porch is gorgeous! Love all your fall touches.

    Enjoy your day,

  24. Your pillows look amazing and I love your fabric choice! I'd love to come and "set a spell", looks so cozy!

  25. Comeca Jones says:

    I love the porch colors !

  26. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    What a gorgeous and inviting porch! I love those chairs and the pretty pillows are perfect for your autumn setting! Love to go and have a cup of tea there! I'm your newest follower, hope you visit and follow, only if you'd like. Hugs, FABBY

  27. Jo's This and That says:

    Your cushions are beautiful.What a great spot to sit.

  28. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says:

    Ann, the fabric is so perfect with those cushions and great for fall color. Love that fabric!

  29. Alison @ The Polohouse says:

    Looks fantastic Ann. The pillows are perfect… love the two fabrics you used!
    Your little queen is so cute standing watch there!

  30. adventuresindinner says:

    Love the freshness-lovely spot.

  31. You have definitely inspired me to make new pillow for my porch. It needs a Fall touch. Your's is just stunning!

  32. Beautiful porch Ann! I would really enjoy spending a sunny fall day out there with a good book.

  33. Beautiful Ann!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  34. Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow says:

    You did a fantastic job on the pillow with the piping and zipper!! Love your fabric choice, too. Fall will be happy to sit on your porch. blessings ~ tanna

  35. Chari at Happy To Design says:

    Hi Ann…

    Your autumn porch looks beautiful! I bet it was difficult finding blue and green fabric that looked autumn-like…but the gold does it! Sooo very pretty! And…as you said, the new floral fabric looks perfect with the seat cushions! Love the little touch of bittersweet in the ivy and the pretty pumpkin! It's perfect, my friend! I love it!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  36. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing says:

    Ahhhh…just gorgeous Ann! I love all the sunlight you get also to highlight all the pretties you have. Great job on the pillow! I bet yours is even better than Ikea!

  37. Buttercup says:

    Your porch looks terrific. We're still in summer, except that it's getting dark too early for me.

  38. Dreamgoddess says:

    How pretty! Your porch looks so welcoming! Fantastic job on the new pillow covers.

  39. wow…gorgeous! I love pillows…great pop of color on white chairs…

  40. Custom Comforts says:

    Your porch looks lovely! You did a great job on your pillows. So many more fabric options when you make your own.
    Where do you live in Ohio? I live in Columbus. So nice to meet you.

  41. Bernideen says:

    I enjoyed visiting your blog! You did a great job on those pillows!

  42. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers says:

    How pretty! It looks so fresh! You did an awesome job on those pillows!

  43. Blondie's Journal says:

    Your porch looks so inviting and relaxing…perfect fall colors. I love your pillows and cushions! Very pretty, Ann!


  44. Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says:

    I love, love your porch!! It looks so fresh, clean, relaxing and cool. Beautiful.

  45. Love the blue yet fall fabric. very nice!!

  46. Now, this is what I want my front porch to look like when it grows up. Just beautiful.

  47. Stitchfork says:

    Perfect spot for watching the colors change for fall! Now imagine that said all in the accent of the muppett Swedish chef who also says nice job on the piping/zipper!
    xo Cathy

  48. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Gorgeous Fall porch Ann!

  49. Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life says:

    Your porch is so welcoming and bright. Love the fall colors. My favorite of all year.

  50. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says:

    Your porch screams fall and please sit down and stay awhile. I love all the cozy touches~ hugs ~lynne~

  51. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    Lookin Good Ann! Martina

  52. Richard Cottrell says:

    Looks good, but I am not rushing fall. Was 90 here today. I have so much outside work to do before winter. Got nothing done this summer as was over 100 everyday. I hope fall stands back a little. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  53. ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ says:

    Everything looks lovely!! You did a great job with the piping on the pillows, very professional. I am still waiting for our bittersweet here in Michigan. Great space to sit and enjoy your day:)

  54. Olive Cooper says:

    The wreath is perfect. I adore sunflowers and grow them. Your porch is so cozy and pretty. I am sure you can eclipse IKEA. ♥O

  55. Lakeshore Cottage Living says:

    It looks wonderful! Sooo cozy and inviting.

    Also, I really love your front door…the grapevine cones is a GREAT idea and with our dry summer and water restrictions…it is an idea I am considering instead of mums in my pots…so THANK YOU! Your wreath is beautiful!!!

  56. Formerly known as Frau says:

    Gorgeous front porch….love the fall look!

  57. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Your porch is fabulous and the new cushions are stunning. I love how inviting it all is. The wreath is fabulous. So well done. Hugs, Marty

  58. Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes says:

    Ann, your porch looks very pretty all decked out with pretty new cushions. You did a nice job choosing the colors and pattern in the fabric. I think your pumpkin shows up better on the white table than a white pumpkin would. Everything looks great! Shannon

  59. Ann@A Sentimental Life says:

    It all looks so inviting!

  60. At The Picket Fence says:

    Your porch looks so warm and welcoming Ann! I love the pillows and all of your beautiful touches here and there. I've been waiting for cooler temps to start doing my Fall decorating and we are supposed to see some of those days this week…can't wait! :-)

  61. LOVE in your "you might also like".. the SNOWED covered yard. It is sush a reminder of what is going to come. Your pillows with piping is so lovely. WOW..wish I could do more then a running stich. Love seeing your "guard dog" with tail held high…you are safe to picture take till your heart is content! Such a lovely porch…

  62. what a lovely spot,, cushions are beautiful,,love the fall redo,

  63. Pamela Gordon says:

    Your new cushion covers are gorgeous! I love the colours. And, I love the orange pumpkin. Fall is all about colour. I hope you have a great week. Pamela

  64. Ginger Zuck says:

    I love your sitting area. The new pillow fabric is great and matches great. It all looks very fallish, I love it and see your "pup in charge"! I order from all the time! They have a wonderful selection.

  65. Hi Ann! It looks lovely out there. love the pillow covers.

    1. kelly rogers says:

      so pretty! love the wicker and color scheme…nicely done