DIY Fall Decor for the Blue Cottage Porch

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 6, 2013

DIY fall decor ideas for Blue Cottage porch

Welcome to the Blue Cottage! If you follow Dagmar’s Home, you know we just recently bought and moved into our new house, which I named the Blue Cottage.

It’s little and compact, with a small yard and a lot of trees around it. It’s a cozy, comfy home, and I just love it.

DIY fall decor on porch

In the last few days I’ve had time to unpack more boxes, organize things a bit more, and decorate the porch.


It’s funny how all the things I’ve bought for years kind of find their perfect place in this new home — I guess surrounding yourself with the things you love just works, even if those items are from different eras and different styles.

DIY fall decor on porch

The 20-pound cast iron farm house I scored in July for $3 has been greeting visitors since we moved in here, and now it’s also part of the fall decor on our porch, as well as the large vintage spindle I bought at a tag sale.

I bought those pretty yellow flowerpots just two days ago at a garage sale for $7 because I knew their color and size would be perfect for my fall porch decor. The pumpkin caddy is also a tag sale find.

DIY fall decor on porchI added the boxwood tree I recently bought from a local nursery with a Groupon and my Ikea rattan chair I’ve had for over 15 years. That baby has survived — let me think — eight moves.

Now I have a spot to sit and drink my morning coffee — if I can find the time. So far I haven’t :)

Do you have a porch? Here are 10 more ideas of how to decorate your dream porch I put together two years ago, something for every taste. Enjoy!

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Sherry September 7, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Love your beautiful blue cottage and your Fabulous Fall porch! I’d love you to come over and link this and all your Fall themed posts at the Fabulous Fall Party!
Come and party at my blog!


Tianna September 3, 2015 at 12:11 PM

this is so cute! This is probably the only thing I miss about having a house – can’t really do this living in an apartment, but I think I’ll at least do a door decor idea and a pumpkin :)

stop by and chat :)


Pamela Smith September 1, 2015 at 11:32 PM

Looks great! I plan on decorating my porch for fall this weekend! I can hardly believe it is already that time! Have a great week!


Mandy Hank November 3, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Your porch is adorable! So cozy. What a great place to curl up to! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On this week with your pumpkins! I hope you’ll join us tomorrow at 7pm Est with any Burlap projects!

Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog


Dagmar Bleasdale November 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Thanks for hosting, Mandy!


Sarah Halstead (@InTheMomentWith) October 30, 2013 at 8:12 AM

WOW! You really outdid yourself!


Dani G. October 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Congratulations on your new home, Dagmar! I like small houses too. Comes from growing up in Germany. ;)


Wanda McHenry October 6, 2013 at 2:40 AM

I absolutely love it! Will you come over and do mine? hehe


Dagmar Bleasdale October 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Thanks, Wanda! Would do if you lived close enough :)


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