Yesterday I took a trip to the farmers market in Raleigh in search of pumpkins and mums. Well, I sure had no trouble finding those as well as lots of fall inspiration!
When I first arrived there was so much to choose from that I didn’t quite know where to begin, but luckily I was meeting my sweet blogging friend Shirley of Housepitality Designs there. Shirley is so creative and has such a gift for decorating. I loved the pumpkin topiaries she had on her front porch last year and she gave me great tips on how to create one. I can’t wait to see her fall porch this year!
I love the warm and vibrant colors this time of year.
I had never seen apple gourds before, wising I picked up a few of those.
I have never purchased so many pumpkins before or this early. Since I decided to keep the decorating simple on the inside of the house this year, I thought it would be fun to deck out the porches. The selection and prices at the farmers market were excellent, so it was easy to go a little overboard. Now I just need to figure out where to put all these goodies.
The final decorative touches on the porch will take place after we make our annual visit to a nearby pumpkin patch. Ever year we take our girls there to pick out their own to decorate for Halloween and a take a few family pictures. Now just need the weather to cool down so it actually feels like fall. Have a great weekend!