Fall Porch

Because I was going to be away for approximately 2 weeks,

I decided not to decorate my front porch until I returned.

Well, I am back and the porch got a Fall facelift.

One of the first things that I did when we returned home

was to go to the Farmers’ Market. One of my favorite places.

Fall Vintage Wagon - Housepitality Designs

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Home Sweet Home

It is always nice to get away for a little vacay and R & R

and some business mixed in between.

I have been away for almost 2 weeks and it was certainly a great change of pace,

but you know that saying, “there’s no place like home.”

Zion National Park - Housepitality Designs

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Adding a bit of Fall Colors in the Sunroom

Adding a bit of Fall colors in the sunroom was on the agenda.

However, the color orange is a bit absent this year.

It’s cousin,  the color of coral that is in the new pillows,

that were recently made by my friend Linda, has definitely made an appearance.

Fall 2015 Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

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Rustic Wooden Pumpkin and Tutorial

I met a sweet new blogger when I was at Haven this year.

Her name is Susan from the Blog, This Makes That.

She is here today to show you how to make an adorable wooden cut-out pumpkin.

I can be a bit DIY challenged when it comes to power tools,

so this will be a bit of a treat for me and you today! Take it away Susan!

Hi, I’m Susan the author of This Makes That blog

and am today’s guest host on Housepitality Designs.


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Fall Foyer Antique French Buffet Vignette

It was time to “fall-i-fy” the foyer.

So what do I do? . . . Do I try to keep with the theme this year of keeping it simple?

Well I tried. Tried to keep most of the items that were already on the antique french buffet

and just embellish with a some touches of Fall.

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Fall Tablescapes and More – Fall Ideas Tour

Another great day on the Fall Ideas Tour!

A day of fabulous Fall Tablescapes and more!


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Great Fall Mantels ~ Fall Ideas Tour

Yesterday I participated in a Fall Ideas Tour.

Day One featured mantels and I want to share some great Fall Mantel Inspiration today.

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A Fall Mantel of Blue and White and Charles Dickens

A Fall Mantel of blue and white and vintage Charles Dickens books was my plan for

“fall-fy-ing” the mantel this year.

I was thrilled when I found these books on one of my antiquing adventures this year

with my friend and day trip partner.  Our motto: No place is too far!

Fall Mantel 2015 - Housepitality Designs

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Fabulous bHome Fall Porches and A Giveaway Winner

The other day I participated with many of my bHome friends and bloggers

in a Fall Inspiration Tour.

On that tour I presented one of my porches dressed for Fall.

Today I would like to share the porches that were on the tour

which will be sure to give you some great ideas to “fall-i-fy” your porch too.

First up is Debbie, from Debbie Doo’s

I love the fact that she painted her rockers a sunny yellow

which makes her front porch just pop with amazing color.


Oh that Laura of Duke Manor Farm (formerly Top This Top That)

and her amazing porch that I would love to emulate

with the gorgeous shades of blue. I just may need to paint my ceiling blue too!


Ann of On Sutton Place has such a warm and cozy porch.

Ann is a very talented lady and I must say that I own quite a few of her fabulous

pillows and other sewing projects.

She shows us how she displayed her mums in wonderful olive buckets.


Kim, from Savvy Southern Style recently added a pergola to her back deck

courtesy of Mr. Savvy. Of course soon after the pergola was in place,

Kim created a beautiful outdoor room and now it is beautifully dressed for Fall.

Savvy Southern Style Fall Deck

And last but not least, if you missed my Fall Porch you can see it HERE

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Last week, I reviewed a home decor book, “French Accents”

by my friend and fellow blogger Anita Joyce of Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

I loved the book so much that I decided to buy another one to give away.

Thanks to all of you who entered this giveaway!

And here is the winner . . . by random selection by Rafflecopter.

Book Giveaway Winner - Housepitality Designs

Congratulations Cecilia!!

Have a wonderful day everyone,

making your own kind of music and singing your own special song!

A Vintage Fall Vignette

A vintage fall vignette was on the list to do when I found a couple of great vintage items

while shopping in Leesburg, Virgina.

The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate that I purchased at Rust and Feathers.

I have never seen a Borden’s Condensed Milk wooden crate before, so it had to come home with me.

I knew I wanted to incorporate it in my Fall decor.

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