A Fall Porch and a Farmhouse Bench

Fall at the She Shed aka Studio Cottage, my cottage porch all decked out for Fall using vintage items and my DIY Farmhouse Bench.

Studio Cottage Fall Porch, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (3 of 33)

A Farmhouse Bench is perfect for the Fall Porch so I decided to set up a place to stage some signs and paintings I needed to photograph for the website shop and thought a Fall vignette setting using one of my Farmhouse Benches would be perfect.
I posted on how to build theses benches a couple weeks ago and it has been extremely popular.  If you missed it click on over and get the scoop.
I decided to set up on my studio cottage porch.  I dug around and found plenty of props, including some of my surprise pumpkins that I am loving.
vintage crockDon’t you just love this vintage crock.  I found this a couple months ago in an antique mall in Jackson, California.  The old Main street is chock full of antique stores worthy of a visit.
I have found some new crocks online and I want to acquire more.
A larger size will be perfect by our wood stove to hold kindling and maybe another smaller size for matches.
Fall Front Porch 2, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comThe red mums are a favorite right now, I also have some in orange but they just don’t seem to be as pretty.  The pink ones I have are not fully opened yet.
I have tons of these Sweet Potato vines everywhere, the chartreuse color is so vibrant and happy.
I had overwintered a couple of them and once Spring hit and I could put them outside they just took off.
Whenever I trim them back I root all the cuttings and start more so I am never short on Sweet Potato Vines.
The more I cut them back the thicker and healthier they get.
Okay now on to the staging of the signs.
I have not done signs for sale for a year now but here are some from the past.  I may paint some to offer as a giveaway on Instagram but that is something in the works yet.
Studio Cottage Fall Porch, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (33 of 33)A sign for the coastal decorating queen or anyone that loves the ocean.
I also have done these in other colors, I so need to get the website stocked up and am working on that now.
Studio Cottage Fall Porch, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (31 of 33)A fantastic sign for your dining room or anywhere the family gathers.
I am planning on adding more signs like this in various colors.
If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see let me know.
Small Pumpkin Painting, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (27 of 33)How about a little pumpkin painting.
This is the painting I did in my step by step tutorial of  How to Paint a White Pumpkin.
Harvest Pumpkin Painting, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (25 of 33)And this larger size was what I did in the video tutorial.

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  1. I have been looking for a crock like this for my kitchen utensils, so I pinned it and when I read your post my jaw dropped because I grew up in Jackson, California!! I lived there from Kindergarten through college and it was a great small town.

    1. We live just over about an hour in Arnold but I like to go to Jackson for shopping and the old Main Street is just fun to walk and cruise the shops. It is a small world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I keep seeing your bench around the linky parties and I can’t help myself. I feel compelled to click and behold its glory again. The more I see it the more I am convinced that I HAVE to build one of these! Thanks for the awesomeness.

  3. It looks fantastic, my favorite part this the pumpkin painting. How darling ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I did have fun with it, now I am painting an orange one on a black background. I will put that one in the Gallery instead of on my website.

  4. Your plant looks great in the nice crock…I love crocks, too, and am needing a shelf in my new kitchen to display a few on.
    Your talent sure shows in every thing you do. I just went over and read about overwintering a sweet potato plant…and can hardly wait to start one. I suppose I should just buy one at the garden center and go from there. I so love their bright, happy color.
    Happy Pinks

    1. That reminds me I need to go bring in my Sweet Potato vines out of the greenhouse (it is not insulated) and get them settled into the studio where it is always heated. On my list for today before a freak freeze hits. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Pamela, I love your sweet benches and I now have this project on my ‘To-Do’ list. Thank you for sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow’s link party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    1. Thank you so much Kerryanne. You will love making one yourself and please do share when you do. I love seeing how people make them their own.

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