Decorating your front porch for the season
Motivation to get outside and spruce up your front porch
This weekend I broke from my traditional afternoon love affair with football to get outside and Fall-up my front porch. During my evening walks in the neighborhood, I’ve grown jealous of my neighbors who already made their seasonal transition and felt I could no longer ignore the place where I spend so much of my time. That last push of motivation came from a great article in the Bitter Southerner called “Notes concerning the objects that are on my front porch,” in which Susan Harlan reflects on the items living on her porch.
I couldn’t have picked a better weekend to reconnect with my outdoor space. All those potted annuals from this summer were begging to be put to pasture as the terracotta containers begged for new life. Color has made its way back to my home’s front porch, sprinkled with yellow mums and purple pansies. Trick-or-treaters will be welcomed with a new seasonal doormat and a bundle of corn stacks tied around my light post. I no longer have to lower my head in shame when the neighbors walk by my house because now my home is decked out for the season… at least until the next holiday.
Still need more motivation to grab the garden tools and head outside? Here are a few of my favorite front porches on coldwellbanker.com that are sure to get you excited about beautifying your front porch.
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.