If you are like me, things have to sense visually. I like things to “go” together. I tease my mom that this is her curse to me….I always had to buy things together. I was never bought a stand alone piece of clothing – never a top with out the skirt, etc.
So when it comes to holiday decor, I like things to coordinate. No bright orange stand alone stuff with my fuchsia, pink and purple flowers out front. My landscape architect/designer Laura Tyson of Tyson Garden’s subscribes to the same theory. No wonder we get along so well!
We went to select pumpkins Friday at Ruibal’s Plants of Texas at our local farmer’s market to create a fall display on my porch. My girls are dying to get some pumpkins and Halloween decor out but honestly they don’t like the creepy stuff nor do I. (Yes, I have had a lighted blow up but it just isn’t “us.”)
Laura Tyson shopping with me.
Here are a few tips from Laura on making a fall display:
You need many more pumpkins than you think you will.
Choose “matching pairs” of pumpkins.
Add a few specialty items like fun shapes and acorn squash.
Go early in the am on a weekday. Never a weekend. People watch to see what you are doing and will take “your” pumpkins!
Purchase small containers of plants like those in your flower beds. Mix them in with the pumpkins.
Here is a bit of how I’ve incorporated fall inside and in the back as well.
Restoration Hardware containers on front and back porches
Outdoor Teak Table from Ballard Design
Faux Giant Clam Shell from Wisteria