Sunday, October 19, 2008

Autumn Porches on Parade

When the "drive by" challenge was first proposed by Melissa at The Inspired Room, I knew immediately which porch I would "shoot" first. (Click on her link to enjoy the tour!)

Every year, the family that lives near the High School decks out their porch & yard for the big Homecoming Weekend.

After that, I took the camera with me on errands, back & forth from Marching Band, to work (ok, admittedly making me a tad late on a day or two), on extra drives around the town.

I found a number of porches decked out for Autumn. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry, unfortunately, as I had to zoom quite a ways to try & get a good shot.

I chose my favorites, broke them down by category, and here you have it: My Autumn Drive By.

Best "Themed" Porches. Special merit for most original use of a pot belly stove for the porch in the lower left.

Best "Curb" Appeal, for the porch decorating that started at the street.

Best Wreaths

Best "Extended" Porches

And My Favorite Porch Overall, closeup.

Phew! Now my daughter can stop hiding under the seat when I drive!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Enjoyed the drive! Great Fall porches.

Teresa said...

wow lots of fall around you- Thanks for sharing- I enjoyed my visit.

Kim's Cottage said...

All very nice. The Homecoming one reminded me of my own search for Fall Porches. lol

I scrolled on down to look at the pics of your own decorations. I really like your wreath on your door.

Happy Fall!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

So pretty! Love your categories! :D

Maya said...

I like the last one a lot..., and your own lovely door too. A driveway is being built around my house so no fall cheers at my front door (it would get covered with dust!)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So funny about your daughter, yes it is safe for her to show her face again! LOL!

So fun to see all the festive porches. Loved your categories, too. So creative!

Thanks for sharing!!

Happy fall,

Ms. Tee said...

These are all pretty - thank you for sharing! :)

beth at aunties said...

Beautiful photos! I really liked how you put each catagory in a mosaic fashion. The porches looked wonderful and I enjoyed the Homecoming porch. Your own porch really looks nice with the beautiful mums. It made me laugh your daughter was keeping her had down:D
Thank You so much for sharing your wonderful finds!


PS ‘Jinx’ used to be my nick name in high school and every time I see you have left a message your name brings back such memories! Usually getting caught if I did anything wrong! LOL

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great drive-bys! Have a great week.

Maven said...

Beautiful tour Jinx!

I'm having so much fun checking all the porches out :-)

Tsquared said...

Jeez. You guys take decorating seriously.

Jinx said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone! Your kind words are very much appreciated!

I had a lot of fun getting this together....& am looking forward to the next Mr Linky tag!!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Enjoyed your Fall drive-by! And your front porch is charming too! I loved your wreath and the cattails!
I also was moved by your poems--thank you for allowing the window into your soul.
Appreciate the kind words left at the cabin.
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I agree...starting at the curb is key. :-) Like your daughter, my friends were a little, er, ready to ditch me when I whipped out my camera in front of people's homes every two seconds on Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

- Laura @ the shorehouse.

Kathleen Grace said...

Lots of great ideas and pretty porches here! Thanks for the tour:>)

Jinx said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!

I appreciate the kind words!