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Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!

by | Sep 27, 2008 | Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!

The Fun Begins October 20!

Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!

Hey Friends! I am gearing up once again for another Drive By! But this time, I want YOU to participate along with me. How you ask? Head out in search of the best Fall Porches — you too, non-bloggers! And I’m giving you advanced warning, so you have a few weeks to prepare. Here are your options:

1) Risk life and limb doing a Drive By and post the images on your blog! It can be any front doors or porches dressed up for fall, it doesn’t have to be for Halloween and it doesn’t have to be your own door as long as you take the photos yourself. Be creative, show us the door, the front steps, zoom in on the wreath, show us what they put in pots, or what is next to the door. Save your post and share it on October 20 or later, link back the the Drive By Post October 20 and link your post up to Mr. Linky. That way EVERYONE can enjoy all the drive bys!

2) If you do not have a blog (or can’t share Fall decorating photos within your format), you are welcome to send me your BEST fall front porch or door photo. I don’t want you to miss out on the fun. I will share whatever photos I can, and the rest can be posted over at the Blissfully Domestic Seasonal Nesters forum. You may post there yourself, as well, if you would like to share more than one photo or contribute text for your photos. EMAIL ME!

Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!
Country Living: Matthew Benson

So, head out as soon as you can in search of the most lovely Fall front doors and porches! Hopefully some festive folks will start getting their decor up in time for this event! You may have to take a new route home to stumble upon a great find. Or, to save gas, take a nice fall walk in a great area near your home! And then come back October 20th to see all the Fall Front Doors and Porches!

Note: This will be different than our Fall Nesting event, because we will be focusing only on Front Doors or Porches. If you link up to Mr. Linky, be sure your post is a Fall Drive By or a Front Door only.

This event will go on from through the end of October so you will have plenty of time to do one or more Drive Bys or capture your own front door in a photo. Feel free to put the button on your blog to share with your friends.

Have fun, be safe on your Drive Bys…ready, set, GO!

Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!

Photos top and bottom photos: Country Living, CL Joseph de Leo

Fall Front Porches: Get Your Cameras Ready!

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  1. cybill

    We don’t celebrate Halloween here (Australia) and I just realized I don’t quite know what ‘fall’ is, so I am REALLY looking forward to these pictures.

  2. Maven


    You are so brilliant!

  3. Kathy

    Oh now this sounds like fun! I’ll be there!

  4. Emily

    Gosh, I got nervous for a second and started wondering if I was going to have to quick buy a new house with a cute front porch to share LOL. Drive-bys! Those I can do! I already have some in mind. Fun project!

  5. Sweet Cottage Dreams

    Oh, you know I love drive-bys!! Will have to see what I can come up with!!! I am finally getting around to putting out fall things – finally!
    I found a cute metal milk bottle holder yesterday at an estate sale and didn’t grab it up fast enough and another lady bought it. Now I am on the lookout for some mason jars and another metal holder!! Cute idea, Melissa!!

    Have a happy weekend and hugs to Winston from Duhgall,

  6. teresa

    I’m in- How fun again….you talented gal- :}
    Happy Day

  7. Jinx

    Oh, fun fun!

    And I won’t even need to drive far…there is the most charming house right on the way to the High School that decorates for Homecoming every year!

  8. Elzie

    I really love the way you decorate your doors in the fall. Here it’s not at all that common to put out candles and things even if it’s get more interesting when the houses have changed to younger owners LOL.
    I do think it’s funny and cosy to have lanterns with candles and also pumpkins.
    Hope you have a nice day and I look forward to the drive-by.
    Love Elzie

  9. MarySue

    That’s for the wonderful ideas and motivation – which is dearly needed since my current temperatures outside are 103* and don’t look or feel remotely fallish. I’m really enjoying reading your blog.

  10. kris

    ooh good stuff! I LOVE that first picture! I was just looking at my own front porch thinking how badly it needs some help. *sigh* My budget is shot this month. going to have to see how creative I can be on a very thin shoestring…..

  11. Lisa

    Great idea! Can’t wait to see all the pretty porches.

  12. Becky

    I just found your sight when a friend told me that I should show you my remodeling projects. But I can see now that I am going to add you to my favorites and come to your site often.
    My name is Becky
    I look forward to getting to know you.

  13. Sue

    I just recetnly stumbled upon your blog and it’s wonderful!! I love the “Drive By” idea. I’m a big fan of house snooping…I’ll just be looking at your pictures since we’re out of gas here in Atlanta and no signs of when we’ll be up and running again. Thanks for giving me something great to read and look at while I’m stuck in the house….

  14. joanie

    Hi Melissa. Can’t wait to see the pictures your readers submit. Your site is great and I visit often. You have so many great posts.


  15. Penny

    Great Idea! Once the gas crisis we have going on here in NC ends, I will head out looking for some great front porches. All of the gas stations have very limited gas or none and it has been like this here since Sept. 9th. When Ike hit Galveston. The pipeline that runs from Texas to Spartenburg, NC was shut down. Now it is up and running again but will take one more week for the gas to finally reach us.

  16. Barbara

    Oh….I love drive-by’s. Hope our gasoline shortage here soon ends! I don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful fall color!

  17. Severina

    I love the golden pumpkins idea! And the cat is so sweet. I enjoy very much reading your blog, it’s great!

  18. meg duerksen

    ok…i can probably handle this.
    thank you for the big advanced warning.
    and even my own porch could look nice by oct. 20. :)

  19. Diane

    hi Melissa,
    sounds like fun! I’ll have to crank up the golf cart and tour the neighborhood again. My grandson will love that!

  20. Amy from Texas

    Fun! I just took photos of my front porch with my new wreath. Then I saw this post. Were you reading my mind???

  21. Holly

    Ooooh this sounds like SO much fun!! I am going to keep my eyes peeled for some neat houses on my drives to and from school, yay! :) Any excuse to snoop at other people’s decorating haha!! xo!

  22. Debbie/Four Angel's Momma

    Hi my dear friend,

    This one should be right up my alley as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fall and all of the creativity that it brings out in others! I will have to get out there with my trusty telephoto lens!

    You are the best, my dear, simply the best.


  23. Karen

    Oh, this sounds like fun. Here in New England the doorways are gorgeous. I think I’ll take a ride to Concord. Karen

  24. Pat

    Sounds like fun, Melissa!

  25. Dena

    What a fabulous idea! I was out all day yesterday playing with my porch decor for the season but I’m still not satisfied with it. I think I may have to go driving around for ideas ;)


  26. Violet

    I love your site, you are so very inspirational!!! Thank you so much!

  27. Kelli

    I can’t wait to join in-what a wonderful idea! I have already decorated my front porch for fall and will wait to show the pictures this coming October!

  28. bj

    Oh, boy…this is going to be so much fun…I already have several photos that are great…now, I will save them for the 20th.
    You are so much fun…thanks for doing this!
    love, bj

  29. Kathy  :)

    Looking forward to this !!!

    Kathy :)

  30. The Summer Kitchen Girls

    With camera in hand – we will scout out the best here in NW Ohio!!
    Looking forward to seeing the show!
    Karla & Karrie

  31. Jenn P

    I love fall and I LOVE decorating for Halloween. I can’t wait to everyone’s shows!

  32. Pumpkin Pink Cottage

    oh, what a wonderful idea, I can’t wait to get started, i love taking photos…fun fun fun…hugs, lisa

  33. Rachel L

    Great Idea!! Can’t wait!

  34. Debbie

    Hey Melissa, this is going to be fun and very inspirational. Who doesn’t love a beautiful porch or front door. It makes you wonder what the rest of the house looks like!!!! Can’t wait….

  35. blessedmama

    Those entrances are amazing! I have tagged you on my website, so come by and visit sometime!

  36. Jen

    It sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to participate!
    Have a fabulous week,

  37. Dolce Chic

    I love your drive by home features! I can’t wait to check them out :)

  38. Kelly

    I adore this idea, Melissa! I’m so excited! We’re moving and our house is already sold, so we’re in the process of packing and not decorating a porch this year (and porches are my FAVORITE things!) but I’ll be borrowing ideas from my lovely neighbors and relatives. ;o)

    Can’t wait to see all of the links…and your gilded pumpkin pic from CL made it into my design journal (clippings of ideas that I like) and is one of my favorite ideas from them ever!

  39. Down Comforter

    I like the gold painted pumpkins and decor. My front porch is always so blah.

  40. Bettsi

    Oh boy, oh boy! I can’t wait to see all the awesome porches!

  41. Karin

    OOOH Can’t wait for this…I have already been looking around my neighborhood.

  42. lylah ledner

    i’m wanting to play along :-)

    but, as we all know :-) my camera is busted. thanks to a little 3.5 year old granddaughter…

    can i just add the front doors from my spain trip? just kidding. i’ll so enjoy seeing all the others.

    melissa…i love this creative space to visit. keep up the good work! blessings woman! lylah

  43. Elizabeth

    What about homey shop fronts, do they count? Just homes?

  44. Liz

    You know what we Brits are obsessed with our gardens and the hallways of our houses as they are the first impression of our homes. But I cannot find a single house in my town which has a decorated Porch for Autumn. I’ve looked high and low and there isn’t a one! I decorate mine at Halloween and then again for Christmas, but hardly anyone else seems to. So I can’t play :( But I look forward to seeing everyone else’s pictures.

  45. Elaine

    I live in New England and I am loving this. Taking lots of photos and getting lots of suspicious looks. Wish I had a longer lens. Guess I could never be a spy.

    Elaines last blog post..A visit to Salem

  46. Kim

    I sure want to participate. But I’m a bit confused. I have no idea how to use Mr. Linky. I registered, but now I don’t know what to do. Gee, I feel like the missing link.


    Kims last blog post..Everything In Its Own Time

  47. Breanna

    i am so excited to do my first drive by!! i love a good challenge, especially when it involves photos! this should be fuuuuun!!

    Breannas last blog post..Are you a Resourceful Mommy?

  48. Gina

    I would like to participate but am unsure if you wish to have us link to your blog or to another url altogether. Please let me know so I can participate. :)

    Ginas inspiring blog post..Caturday #7



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