Fall Front Porch

Fall is my favorite season. I know that puts me in a lot of good company.

Although recently I found out my dad doesn’t like fall. He finds it kind of melancholy.


I feel like I don’t even know him anymore.

Fall Front Porch CreatingThisLife.com

One of the best parts of fall is that you can buy a little piece of it every time you go to the grocery store.

Mums, gourds, apples, candy corn. It’s all there.

Although it does make shopping for actual food a little tricky with all that fall-ness in your cart.

And that’s before you even put the pumpkins in. The pumpkins…so many pumpkins.

Fall Lantern

Remember when your only option at the grocery store was the round, bright orange pumpkin? The kind that you carved into a jack-o-lantern?

That was such a simple time.

Now there are so many to choose among. White pumpkins, blue pumpkins, mottled pumpkins, striped pumpkins, warty pumpkins (this is where I start to feel like the Bubba Gump of pumpkins). And they’re all for sale at the same place where you buy your Cheerios.

And see that tiny orange pumpkin in the picture above? My grocery store calls that an apprentice pumpkin. Who knew pumpkins had assistants?

Fall Front Porch

This year I had decided I would go with a flat, white ghost pumpkin and a deep orange Cinderella pumpkin to go with it. I was determined to find one of each, in just the right size and shape, so I could stack them.

Clearly I had given this a lot of thought.

Fall Wreath Hanger

So there I was, outside the grocery store like a crazy lady, trying to pick two pumpkins that would stack well, when the pile of traditional round, carving pumpkins caught my eye.

And just like that I left my pumpkin stacking and put one of those old, familiar pumpkins in my cart.

Fall mums and pumpkins

It felt almost like the retro choice among all the new varieties.

And no stacking required.

More: Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving Pinterest Board

This post is part of Outdoor and Door Decor Party and Inspired Sunday.


  1. Thiss looks great. Love the lantern. I snickerd at your story. I recently posted about my entryway and my display of pumpkins. I get all wound up at this time of year.
    I have mixed feelings about fall but that’s because of the heavy winters we get here. Overall I love fall. We got our first cider and doughnuts this past weekend. The smell of apples was delightful! I hope you’ll visit my blog too.

    1. I definitely will, Liz. Thanks!

  2. melancholy?? I find fall exciting! it’s like the kick off to cooler weather, and family gatherings, and fun times, and festive decorating! I could go on and on, lol. love your porch and especially that oil lamp filled with mini guys!

    1. I feel the same, cape, but I guess not everyone agrees. And thanks, I love that lantern too. So versatile.

  3. Botanic Bleu says:

    Love, love, love your writing style!


    1. That is so nice of you to say, Judith. Thank you!

  4. Loving your selection of pumpkins!

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The post goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evening.

    – The Tablescaper

    1. Hi Tablescaper. I’m sorry I missed this comment until now. I’ve added Seasonal Sundays to my bookmarks and look forward to linking up with you soon.

  5. I am so happy you linked up with Inspired Sunday! I love this post, and your blog is lovely. Yes, fall is wonderful, and there is SO much fallness to be purchased. I am still trying to decide which of those tiny multi-colored pumpkins would look best together in my brown and white ironstone! Love them in your lantern. I have just begun following you with Bloglovin’ and would love for you to follow me as well. I am looking forward to perusing your blog this weekend!


    1. Hi Laura. I’d be happy to follow your blog. Thanks for your nice comment and I think almost anything would look wonderful with blue and white ironstone.

  6. Hi Julie! I featured you today on Inspired Sunday. There’s a badge on my blog that you can display on yours. Great post!


  7. Don’t be to hard on your Dad – I can relate to how he feels. I love how cheerful your front porch looks. Nice post. So glad I found your blog at Inspired Sunday!

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