Our Porch Pumpkins for Halloween through Thanksgiving

Do you skip Thanksgiving decor? I know a lot of people who put their Christmas decorations up on November 1st, but around here we wait until at least the day after Thanksgiving. Every year I like to get pumpkins that we do not carve and leave them out on the porch into November to serve as Thanksgiving decor, too.

That is the PLAN anyway. Sometimes (like now) it is too hot (scorching) and the pumpkins go bad. But our porch directly faces north, so it is not usually a problem. I have a new theory that if I stop talking about how hot it is that it will stop being hot. Hopefully telling you about my theory doesn’t mean I just talked about it being so hot.

I recently saw some posts on Instagram of people commenting that all of the porch pumpkins people are posting must’ve cost hundreds of dollars. Let me tell you, this did not. If you’ve been around for a while then you know that I like to decorate, but I like to save money while doing so. All of the small white pumpkins came from grocery stores and cost only $1.00 each. The total cost of these pumpkins was $45. I absolutely love supporting local farms, but sometimes they aren’t the cheapest place to get a pumpkin. Shop around!

The stool is something that Ken and I picked up at an estate sale years ago. It was in the back of a garage and I paid less than $5 for it, I have used it for decor all over the house. I picked up the brown crates at other estate sales. I can’t remember how much I paid for them, but they are not a big brand crate.

I really wanted some white mums, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. I picked this yellow one up at Aldi for $2.99!

I wanted to include this photo because it shows my two sidekicks – Anniebelle and Beauregard, our dogs.

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