A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

September 10th, 2014 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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These uber-cool metal steps are one of my most recent junk purchases.  Its one of those pieces that had been owned by several local dealers.  Its the history of the travelling junk!  And you know what they say about three junk dealers on a dessert island with one chair?  Theyll never go out of business!  LOL.  But I think these steps, theyve found a permanent home. 
This black cat is a great addition to the steps fall vignette.  Though it has a broken tail, it doesnt matter to me.  With a household of two manx (tail-less) cats, I think its a perfect fit!
I have a plethura (I like that word) of these farm spacers, so decided to add one to the mix.  Dont tell anyone, but I chose to mix some faux wheat with some leaves from my yard. My bad!
And on a dreary rainy day, these little rain boots fit right in.
More pumpkins and some kale help make my Paris park bench more autumnal. 
I added mums to a vase and inserted it into a vintage army bag on my front door.  Dont know how long theyll last, but I can always change it up with some fall leaves.  And I love the beautiful rust color of these mums.
Heres a little vignette by my front door with some of my favorite junk pieces.
Another recent purchase, this metal ring made from vintage ductwork, looks great with some exotic pumpkins.  The patina is perfect!
And you may notice this bag from a previous post of Sues.  Its from a local phone company used by the linemen to hold their tools when repairing phone lines.  Though it may have some stains, it doesnt matter to me.  I love using it to display a head of kale.
More exotic pumpkins, but to add interest, Ive added a farm disc spacer and rusty grate. 
A canvas water bucket is another great container for some mums.  Love!  The rake next to it was welded to an old gear for a stand and the vintage light rosette on top of an architectural bulls-eye holds a small pumpkin perfectly. 
Some more of my junk finds help ring in the fall!  The chicken feeder has been embellished with a favorite saying, while the pumpkin is showcased in my rusty birdcage.  The rack holds some house numbers purchased years ago at a JUNKMARKET sale.
These uber-cool metal steps are one of my most recent junk purchases.  Its one of those pieces that had been owned by several local dealers.  Its the history of the travelling junk!  And you know what they say about three junk dealers on a dessert island with one chair?  Theyll never go out of business!  LOL.  But I think these steps, theyve found a permanent home. 

These uber-cool metal steps are one of my most recent junk purchases.  It's one of those pieces that had been owned by several local dealers.  It's the history of the travelling junk!  And you know what they say about three junk dealers on a dessert island with one chair?  They'll never go out of business!  LOL.  But I think these steps, they've found a permanent home. 


Here's a throwback post from the fall of 2010 following what was an amazing AAJMS Sale.  Hope you appreciate it and it gets you into a fall decorating mood.  Enjoy!

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via October 25, 2010 

Wow, I've missed you guys!  It's been awhile and I'm finally feeling recovered from the AAJMS sale.  I really wiped me out!  But I've recovered enough to have the energy to finally transform my from porch from dead summer flowers (really dead) to a fall vignette.  With some leftover pumpkins from the sale (thanks, Sue) and some newly purchased ones, along with some mums, kale and some recently purchased junk, I have redone my it.  And just in time, too.  After a long spell of warm weather, today it definately feels like fall in Minnesota. Darn! 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
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Comments (16)

PlentyPlace writes: Lovely! Posted: 12:53 pm on September 22nd
gadgetsponge writes: I'm glad we don't live close to each other. I would be tempting to grab a few things off your porch year round. But especially during "Falloween." Fantastic designs Lanette. I see lots of goodies I would have to barter for. Posted: 11:36 am on September 11th
AuntieJo writes: I must have the ladder. If I could astro fly, it'd be mine. Love the fall dec. Posted: 6:18 pm on July 31st
creatin_n_choas writes: Love it!!! Posted: 10:32 pm on May 28th
Junkpony writes: Really cool... I love the ladder and the black cat. (and I betcha I had boots just like when I was a kid). Beautiful display! Posted: 8:42 am on November 2nd
MossyLady writes: Lovely displays--very creative. Thanks for sharing. I got a huge chuckle out of the joke about the three dealers on a desert island--so true! My husband brought home a demi-lune table from a yard sale the other day that I had sold about six months ago. Here we go again! Posted: 1:03 pm on October 27th
shabbychick writes: Lani - I love your falloween displays ala junk! The ladder is definitely to die for!!

Happy fall to you!!

Kathy Posted: 12:10 pm on October 27th
CottageElements writes: Okay, Jim, next time you're MN, I'll have you and any other JMS members over. You in? Might want to do it in the summertime though. It can get pretty chilly on the front porch in the wintertime. Actually it's pretty chilly today. We're having a windstorm here I've already had to retrieve a few of my fall front porch decorations. Wooo-daddy.

Lani Posted: 8:22 am on October 27th
suewhitney writes: Love!!! That ladder is to die for cool. I love how you have changed up all of your elements for fall-o-ween. Beautimous!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:50 am on October 26th
junktiqueboutique writes: WOW WOW WOW what wonderful displays. Just beautiful. And really, you can't tell it's faux wheat. :) Posted: 8:53 pm on October 25th
JunkArchitect writes: Can I throw a Halloween party on your porch? Just 100 people and I'll bring all the booze and food...OK Lani?
YOU FIND THE COOLEST STUFF! I want the chicken feeder, metal steps and that crusty round thing with the twigs sticking out of it.

Jim

Posted: 8:26 pm on October 25th
alicemom writes: Lani,
Love the whole scene! Those stairs are super! You make me want to decorate for fall!!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:10 pm on October 25th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Ohhhh yeah... love me some great junk at the front door. Really let's one know what's ahead! LOVE!! That step ladder thing is it for me!

I totally need to junk up the outside of my home. No one but NO ONE knows what lurks behind these closed doors until they enter... >:)

Donna Posted: 1:42 pm on October 25th
MakinItHappen writes: Everything is so beautiful. You have the best junk, and your porch must be huge! Posted: 8:18 am on October 25th
byabpryor writes: Lani, this is excellent. You really took care in how you displayed. Simply amazing... I am learning a lot here on this board. There is oh so much more to learn. I'm inspired... I have a canvas water bucket..... hmmmm I wonder what I could display....

Ang
. Posted: 7:37 am on October 25th
RustyDiva writes: I'm soooooo ready for the Fall weather! Your pics put me in the mood even more. LOVE those stairs - too cool! Great job enhancing your already awesome junk Lani - keep em coming!

Kenda Posted: 7:27 am on October 25th
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