Day 14 of 31 Days of Decorating Tabletops- Creating a Cozy Reading Nook on a Small Porch
I heard a joke once that funeral homes put out a wet and slippery welcome mat to drum up business. Well, it did make me laugh when I heard it, but our welcome mat is truly meant to welcome our guests. Our seasonal decor is meant to do the same. But why did I recently redecorate our front porch? I wanted to create a cozy reading nook. Here’s a photo tour of how it all came to pass.
These rockers are this years’ purchase from Hayneedle.
Metal lattice lantern has been in the family for decades.
pillows, afghan, and metal pumpkins.
Cozy up with an afghan and a magazine with a fresh cup of tea. Our porch faces south, a perfect direction for cool fall afternoons or mornings.
Planter with numbers from Italy.
Here’s the pot of ivy before I added the pumpkin.
Lighted twig pumpkin
Wheelbarrow is ready for mums
They are gorgeous!
Sit your pumpkin over a planter with ivy.
Tiny twig pumpkin from Pier 1.
A fall front porch, designed for reading in the cool morning soon.
Ivy pot with twig pumpkin
A bit of orange
Tiny mums. I can’t wait to see them in full bloom.
a little bonus… our fall planting bed
pumpkin with ivy
After a shower, I wonder if we’ll see a reading rainbow??!
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