Metal tubs would make an awesome table because we could store outdoor stuff (sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, etc. I would want colors that go well with the porch. Maybe match country blue on porch sort of. fall porch - LOVE the table and swing!
Simple leaves Highlight the beauty of fall leaves with a simple display. Put single leaves, either pressed or fresh, in small glass vases. We used old lab beakers -- look for them at antique stores. Replace leaves as they brown.