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A quiet spot to relax on the porch

September brings lots of pumpkins

colorful leaves, baskets of apples, cozy sweaters,
warm cider and hot cocoa 
and evenings outdoors by the fire.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time,
you probably already know how much outdoor living is a part of our lifestyle.
And in autumn, when the nights are starting to get a little chilly,
we cozy up to the fire on the patio to warm up.
But recently, we have been in the 90's again over here in California
and so, those chilly evenings? 
Well, they have been more  like warm summer nights
with no fires needed. 

But cheese and crackers and hot cider is always a good idea, right?
Out on our front porch, we have two levels of concrete patio area
and on the lower level, 
 I set up a simple spot to sit and enjoy warm days and nights.

And today, I am joining my friends in the Farmhouse Holiday series
and my friends at Joss & Main and sharing a peek at this cozy little spot on our porch.
I will let the photos do most of the talking today... 

You might recognize this bench from the patio refresh with Joss & Main from spring.
It is a definite favorite and perfect for the front patio.

A bevy of pillows and chunky knit throw warm it up and
create a perfect little spot to cozy up.

Seriously in love with this throw- and those copper mugs of course.

A vintage jug with dried thistle

and a whole lot of pumpkin love adds a sprinkling of autumn.

On the other bench- another cozy throw with a simple French stripe
to wrap up in.

and an old shipping crate used as a coffee table.

Rosemary topiaries 

rusty farmers lanterns

and the weathered wicker baskets filled with pinecones and autumn blooms.

Look at my poor sad little cabbages. It fired up to  95 degrees here again and
 they cannot take it out here in the day with the hot sun.
On the door - I am loving this preserved wreath that is full of autumn charm.

Artichokes, lotus pods, hydrangea and pomegranates to name a few.

Joining all of these amazing farmhouse bloggers in sharing their porches as well:

porch1 Ella Claire | City Farmhouse | Rooms For Rent | Shades of Blue Interiors porch2 My Sweet Savannah | Dear Lillie | Love Grows Wild | Miss Mustard Seed porch3 Jeanne Oliver | Jennifer Rizzo Design | Kindred Vintage | Liz Marie Blog porch4   French Country Cottage | Craftberry Bush

And you can shop the look here:

The chunky knit throw is from Birch Lane for those who asked

and something fun over on instagram that I will be sharing.
A $500 giveaway with Joss and Main- just click over to learn more.

Happy Thursday everyone!

I partnered with Joss & Main to bring a sprinkling of autumn to my front porch but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Realy realy wonderful! I love this kind of decoration!


  2. What a bounty of pumpkins! So pretty.

  3. WUNDERSCHÖN......die grauen KÜRBISSE gefallen mir besonders gut

    wünsche noch einen schönen TAG
    bis bald die BIRGIT

  4. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! And so inviting!

  5. Love the romance of taking the shots at dusk... all your plants really make a huge difference! I have that throw too-- it's dreamy!

  6. Well I sure do love your sprinkling of Autumn, so cozy:).
    Kathleen in Az

  7. Your fall porch is just so inviting!! Thanks for sharing and all the other blogs were just as cozy! Enjoyed look at all of them.

  8. Beautiful setting! Love the chunky knit throw! Wondering where you got it? thanks:)

  9. Love the throw. Thanks for posting the source. It's on it's way. Fall is not my favorite season for decorating but I LOVE everything you've put together. Thanks for the inspiration and helping me to think outside my comfort zone.