Monday, September 30, 2013

Pumpkin Picking 2013 and Our Fall Front Porch

 Saturday was one of my favorite days of the year ! Pumpkin Picking Day ! We pick pumpkins at the same farm we pick strawberries from .
 Saturday was their first day open for the season so we had to be there when they opened !

We got lots of white , blue and pink pumpkins... and of course the usual orange ones! Tons of gourds, and lots of dirt and sweat :) We had 3 generations of pumpkin pickers this year ! My husband, myself, my daughter, son # 2's girlfriend, son#1 , daughter-in-law,and their 2 boys. We had a great morning , but boy were we tired and dirty ! 

So many pumpkins and only so much room in the suburban ! My son and his wife and my daughter split a load.. and we gave my other sons girlfriend some of ours for in front of their apartment.

 You have to pack them in your car very strategically to get the most pumpkins :) This year we have 95 in our yard .. I know ...crazy ! Not to mention the 4 garbage bags of gourds !
 We always surround our front planting bed.. put them on the porch .. put a few in our mailbox planting bed.
 I haven't done a post on our Fall front porch yet , and tomorrow its transforming to A Halloween Porch.
 I used my Fall sign , some scarecrows, wood crates, mums and pumpkins.



 I painted the FALL sign last year on one of my old craft show shelves..They are perfectly distressed from so many years of hard use :) The other side of the board I painted the word JOY and use that on my Christmas porch :) I got the garland above the door at an estate sale last week , The same one I got the dishes for my hutch at ! It was $ 2.00 .. The tall skinny wooden scarecrow I got at a craft show this fall.. Don't mind the hoe handle on the right .. :)

 My Fall wreath was poofed and fluffed from last year.. It has gold decomesh , wired burlap ribbon , animal print wired ribbon , orange sparkly ribbon, sunflowers, copper colored leaf pics, berry pics.
 Thanks so much for stopping by ! I appreciate all your visits and nice comments ! Come back tomorrow to see my Halloween Porch ! Come follow me on Instagram , Facebook, and Pinterest ! Links in the sidebar ..
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25 comments:

Catherine said...

Love it!!!!!

Kris said...

Hi Priscilla! My favorite post of the year!! How I wish we had a place that let you pay by the load!!! I would do the same thing. But at least this year, I grew them!
Love the Fall look at your beautiful home!!
Your family is very like mine, I think!!
xo Kris

Barbara F. said...

Looks great!! Love all the pumpkins and three bags of gourds! Your wreath is beautiful. xo

Barb said...

95 pumpkins in your yard?!?!?!? WOW! I love it! Well, I always love to see your decorating for the seasons/ holidays- always wonderful!! (Just curious, but what do you do with all of them after fall/Halloween/thanksgiving?

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

95? Wow! It looks gorgeous...but the cost of pumpkins here in AZ, and with the heat...I don't even buy one!!

Shanee said...

I love it....so many pumpkins! Wonder Hubby would cut me loose if I decided to haul home this many pumpkins. lol You have definately brought fall to your home. Visting from BNOP.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my flippin' goodness! this is the most falltastic and wonderful thing I've ever seen. I looove that you do this, I wish I could do this! do you not have disrespectful tweens and teens in your town? b/c I do! I could NEVER do this.

Valerie Smith said...

Gorgeous. I have the Fall sign too but need to turn it over and paint something on the other side lol. Your a genius!!!

We are opening a pumpkin patch lol, I haven't thought of letting them pay by the load hmmm.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Barb said...

I can't wait to see the Halloween porch. The fall porch is beautiful. I absolutely love your pumpkin patch post. So fun that it has become a family event!! I wish I lived closer so I could see all those pumpkins in person!

Orange Blossom said...

WOW 95 pumpkins! What do you do when you're done with them? Your yard looks wonderful.

Maria Elena said...

Your home looks gorgeous decorated for Fall! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Your front porch looks gorgeous!
Those fall colors are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kim M said...

Gorgeous! I love that your post was really about your family outing and the décor came out of that! You are so very lucky to have your children around you and making memories even though they are grown! :)

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of pumpkins! It looks so darn cute. Do people driving past ever stop, thinking that you have a farmers' market going on? I have to know, what do you do with them when the holiday is over?

Laurie Ritchey said...

Wow! That's a lot of pumpkins. They look so great lining your flower beds. laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, your yard and porch are fabulous. I love that you outlined the whole yard, so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Style Sisters said...

You have a Charlie Brown pumpkin patch.... I love it! Come over and share your post with us on the Style Sisters linky party..http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-95.html
Karin

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my goodness! That's a lot of pumpkins! You decorated everything so nicely and the pumpkins and gourds look great along the edge of your beds. I bet everyoone has to slow down and take a look at your yard! Great job!

Jann Olson said...

Priscilla, I love how you frame your yard with the pumpkins! I seeing it last year and being 'wowed'! Your Fall porch was wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Holy cow, that is just so much fun!

Lori Lehman said...

I think you might be my "pumpkin soul mate"!! I love all the pumpkins. Your house looks great!! Have a wonderful day, Lori

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

OMG! I thought I was the only one who loved pumpkins this much!! This is gorgeous! My kind of "Fall Fun"! Visiting from some place I party at! Happy Fall!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Very pumpkiny! :) I wanted more pumpkins but was afraid of "overdoing"..not anymore. Really cute!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love all your pumpkins, so pretty!!! Thanks for linking up to our Autumn Abounds party! Pinned.

Pamela said...

I so love all your pumpkins!