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Join us for a rustic and traditional fall porch tour. 

traditional and rustic fall porch decor

Just a few short weeks ago I was proudly waving my summer pride flag, slightly annoyed that fall was right around the corner.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

Fast forward to now and my summer loyalty is out the door, gone nearly as quickly as the season itself.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

You see, we’ve had record high temperatures the past few days and I am so over this humidity – especially without any air conditioning.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

Silly us and thinking that after having a cold and rainy weekend for our wedding just over a month ago, we were past the unreasonably warm temperatures and could wait until next year to install the AC unit.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

If I listen reallyyyyy closely, I can hear Mother Nature chuckling to herself, happy she’s still able to pull a fast one when we’re least expecting it.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

This is after all what I was wishing for – an extension of those warm summer days we missed out on because of life.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

Well, Mother Nature, you can have them back.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

After three consecutive days of escaping to the basement and fighting the dogs for a spot on the cool cement, constantly wicking away sweat and having to take multiple showers throughout the day to cool off, I officially surrender.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

And am going all-in on the rustic and traditional fall porch decor.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

To begin, I started with this amazing galvanized tub we received as a wedding present and stuffed it to the brim with hay, faux pumpkins and faux garlands. The brighter, the better.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

The bright colors carry over to the side tables with a faux garland wrapped around a thrift store lantern and the dollar store wreath I made last year served as the perfect sidekick for a bright red plant holder housing a citronella candle.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

My hope is that Mother Nature will get wind that we’re now fully on board with this whole fall thing and so ready for the cool down.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

rustic and traditioal fall porch decor

Thankfully, she seems to be getting the hint because the leaves are starting to fall, the nights are now bearable to sleep with a light sheet and we can sit on the couch without having sweat run down our backs.

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

It’s the little things in life, right? And next year when I’m wondering where all the time went and complaining discussing the fact that I am not ready for summer to end, I’ll think back to these last few weeks and remember that fall isn’t so bad…

rustic and traditional fall porch decor

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13 Comments

  1. Tara @ Lehman Lane

    Your fall porch looks great Kelly! I am totally with you a few weeks ago I was waving my summer pride flag and have since taken up my autumn one :). Hope the weather has started to cool off for you. Love the crocks on your porch too!!! Thanks so much for joining in our fall outdoor hop and take care, Tara

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  2. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod

    Oh my word! We too keep complaining about the heat…and we have air conditioning. So that will teach us to keep out mouths shut! 🙂 On a lighter note…your Fall porch is perfectly vintage, colorful and ready for cooler temps. We hope Mother Nature is listening! Happy Fall!

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    • North Country Nest

      Hahha you have every right to complain. I’m sure we’ll be right there with ya next year if we [finally] get air 😉 Happy fall to you two as well!

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  3. Lindsay

    Your fall porch is perfect for the new season!

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  4. Snap

    I’m more than read for a cool down too! Your porch (and the pooches) are ready for fall! Happy Monday.

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    • North Country Nest

      Glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Emily

    Your porch looks fantastic! I want to curl up in your rocking chair with a book 🙂 We’ve had a surge in temperatures here as well, and now I’m even more ready for typical Fall days! Hope you get some of those perfect Fall temps soon!

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  6. Carol

    Your front porch looks amazing! I am all about color in our home, so I immediately gravitate to those rich colors of Fall. We live in the AZ desert and feel grateful that we have fallen below the century mark….anything below 100 this time of year is considered a cool-down! We don’t actually have “Fall” (maybe in Dec/Jan we’ll get some color changes in a few trees), so it’s “Faux Fall” all the way. Crazy how we adjust and make-do with whatever comes along! Enjoy your lovely and cozy porch!

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  7. Lisa Silfwerbrand

    Your porch looks beautiful!! I love the pretty Fall colours. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party last week. You are one of my features over at Recreated Designs this week. Have a lovely day!

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    • North Country Nest

      Thank you so much for the feature, Lisa, and for stopping by 🙂

      Reply

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