Fall Front Porch…Monogrammed Burlap Wreaths

The wreaths are up…the porch has ushered in Fall…

…..but I am certain that I will be doing more tweaking here and there.

My friend Frances did it again…

…..she monogrammed an initial on burlap for my fall wreaths.


Thanks Frances…they turned out great…

I placed the burlap monogram on a quilter’s hoop…

…..and added some Fall embellishments on the side.

Burlap Monogramed wreath



I love my faux pumpkin with the pineapple…

…..got it about 6 years ago in Colorado of all places…

……….my friend Linda bought one too!


I am keeping the porch simple…may add a few more pumpkins when the temps are cooler…

…..and a few Fall pillows.


We have had quite a bit of rain lately, so the mums are doing well.



I love this little guy…



And the turtle always makes an appearance…


I love placing flowers on the steps to welcome friends and family



I hope you enjoyed my simple Fall porch…..

…..wanted to show you what I have done so far….as next week I will be running the roads…

……….taking care of lots of errands…preparing for…

……………… the Southern Bloggers Conference on October 12th thru 14th!

Cannot wait to see all the wonderful bloggers who are attending and the amazing speakers we have lined up!!

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Debbiedoo’s Newbies with a Twist Party

DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson…Share Your Cup Thursday

Kristen’s Creations Share Your Creations Party

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

My entry into No Minimalist Here Open House Party sponsored by Appliances Online.

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

The Stone Gable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

The Inspired Room for Fall Nesting Party Mantels and Porches

Debbiedoo’s for Pinterest Blitzen Party

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  1. they look great

  2. Irene Bonomo says

    Hi Shirley

    Love the burlap hoops/wreaths!!! Can you give directions. I couldn’t find them. Thanks so much. Irene

  3. Oh, wow, Shirley….the wreaths look spectacular!!! Man…what a great change up for the fall! Those are the perfect greeting for guests as they arrive on your doorstep this season! You’ve decked the porch out nicely. I sure as heck wish we had a porch of those proportions!

  4. love your monogram wreaths ! They are fabulous !

  5. Linda Miller says

    Very creative fall welcome at your front door. Looks great!

  6. Oh I just love those hoops! I was actually thinking of doing something similiar but out of wood. Love all your details and your porch is just devine-

  7. Beautiful Shirley! You have an incredible home! Love the that idea of the monogrammed wreaths too.

  8. Shirley,

    I knew your porch would look fantastic! I love the signs on the front door and all the accents on the porch. The mums are fantastic.


  9. I love them, Shirley! They’re so unique and not overly “done”. Can’t wait to see them next week.

  10. Oh Shirley I LOVE LOVE your monogramed wreaths! Your porch looks amazing!

  11. Shirley, your wreaths are so pretty! Your porch looks like something in a magazine!! Love all of your mums….they are gorgeous!

  12. Shirely, your monogrammed wreaths are beautiful; I love that they are so different from anything else we are seeing. I also love your pumpkin with the pineapple. The entire porch looks wonderful … sophisticated, warm and welcoming. Great job!

  13. Your monogramed burlap hoops are a hit. I don’t know if I have hoops in that shape but going to try to make something similiar to yours. They are so simple but very sophisticated, beautiful. How did your friend Frances do the monograming? Sewn or painted? Love your home & porch.

  14. Rhonda Featherston says

    Love your wreaths, PLEASE post directions!! Pretty please!!

    • Rhonda…I gave my friend Frances who has a monogramming business a couple of yards of burlap fabric and she monogrammed the large letter on the burlap…I then bought a quilters/embroidery hoop and placed the fabric on the hoop…Hope that helps!

  15. Shirley – I am in love! I love the idea, the font, the execution, the size the shape, the floral additions. I need a friend Frances – it is stunning!!!!!

  16. What are the amazing plants growing on the front porch? I am captivated, they look amazing.

  17. Shirley~ Your monogrammed initial wreaths are wonderful on your doors! I foresee a run on burlap and quilter’s hoops 🙂 I love your pineapple embellished pumpkin~ I thought you were going to say you found in Charleston instead of Colorado! Everything looks beautiful!

  18. Something about burlap screams fall. Also, your mums are huge.

  19. creativehomeexpressions says

    It all looks so beautiful, Shirley! I love those burlap monogram hoop wreaths! Such a great idea for a covered front door. I wish I had seen this before I bought a berry wreath last week. That would actually work great for hanging between a main door and storm door, since there isn’t much depth for some of those fully decorated wreaths. Your mums look great. Very welcoming! I’m pinning. : )

  20. What a gorgeous front porch you have! So beautifully decorated, too. Love it!

  21. Your porch is beautiful! Those mums look great! And I love those wreaths!

  22. Your entry looks charming and inviting. And, your mums are thriving. Great look.

  23. Wow! those initials are a beautiful, classy touch to your front yard. Tommy always does such a beautiful job on the hedges and flowers on the front gardens. Breathtaking!

  24. Your front door Fall decor with your monogrammed burlap panels looks BEAUTIFUL! I’ve never seen the monogrammed burlap panels done like that. Love that! I wish I had french doors on the front like you. I LOVE french doors with matching wreaths etc. I don’t think you need to do anything extra as it is perfect the way it is. I also love your ivy topiairies by your door.

  25. Shirley, this is my favorite fallscape I’ve seen yet! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreaths! So unique. And the plantings look amazing

  26. Shirley – this is an absolute work of art. I LOVE them. And best of all, is even if you didn’t have a whiz on the embroidery machine like you do, you could paint it on or even use a marker. You creative devil you!!!! Your porch is jut picture perfect. Love that pineapple pumpkin too – so very fitting for you and your blog and your whole home. See you soon, my friend.

  27. Your door decor is so unique & beautiful! Everything on your porch is warm & welcoming! I’m visiting you from At The Picket Fence.


  28. The monogrammed pieces are terrific. They can stay on your porch all the time as they would work with just about anything you put on your porch. As with all you show, your warmth comes through.

  29. how very pretty!!!

  30. Your porch is perfect! So warm and inviting! Love the fall decor. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from At The Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  31. Love the wreath monograms. So creative and a bit different. I’d love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  32. Such a beautiful entrance! I like the uniqueness of the monogram on the burlap~it looks great closeup and from a distance. Rustically elegant!

  33. Wow!! The rain has made those mums even more awesome … you were so smart to line the whole planter … they look so festive! And I love the monograms in the quilter hooks. Love it all actually. 🙂

  34. Shirley, these are lovely wreaths! What a fabulous idea! I just love monogrammed items and your wreaths are spectacular! The burlap is perfect for Fall!

  35. i JUST LOVE YOUR DOOR DECOR, Shirley! What a unique and soooo fabulous way to bring fall to your front door! You home is gorgeous and all ready for fall!!!

  36. Hi Shirley, love your monograms in the hoops. Creative twist for a wreath. Thaks for sharing your Fall porch with Share Youc cup.

  37. Oh my Miss Shirley these are gorgeous and sure make a statement. I absolutely LOVE them! Thanks so much for sharing with the party. I pinned them earlier today:)

  38. Your wreaths are wonderful. I love the monogramed burlap and your front doors are lovely.

  39. I love those burlap hoops!! What a simple and great idea!! Everything looks so pretty!! I’m your newest follower!! =) Deanna

  40. I can’t decide which I like more….you or your burlap monograms 🙂 Your porch looks amazing my wonderful friend!


  41. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  42. Everyone needs a friend like Frances! I’d jump thru hoops to get those on my door!
    Your row of mums is spectacular!!! See you on Friday – getting my dancing shoes ready!

  43. Beautiful, Shirley — so warm and welcoming!! I just love this time of year. 😀 Your monogrammed burlap wreaths are so unique and creative. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to meet you this weekend!


  44. Oh my gosh Shirley this is stunning. I adore the monograms on your doors. It all looks so very classy and sophisticated yet festive at the same time. If I were you I would sit out on that porch all day and just look around! Have a good time at the conference. I so wish I was going…please share what happened when you get back.

  45. Everything looks stunning, but I particularly love your wreaths. They are so unique!

  46. I love anything monogrammed. It really looks great as a wreath. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  47. We just built a new home and I’m blessed to have a large front porch but it’s kinda overwhelming to decorate. I posted my vignette but it’s seems so small on the big front area. I love how you filled up your area without getting it overdone. BTW I’m a quilter so I’m absolutely loving the quilt hoop wreath! Was it monogrammed with thread or with paint ? Thanks for sharing, saw you at DebbieDoo’s

  48. I love this idea Shirley. Creative and beautiful!

  49. So clever and unique ~ I love the size of them, too! Your ivy and mums are looking great, everything is so festive and I think I remember you saying you were going to skip fall and head right into Christmas decor…. 🙂

  50. You know I LOOOVE your home. Those burlap hoops are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! So unique and pretty. Love how you embellished them too. The whole porch looks fabulous and the mums are so pretty. GREAT job. Have fun at the conference. I’ll be unpacking:):):) XO, Pinky

  51. Shirley those are too cool! I love all your fall touches. Thanx for coming to the party!:)

  52. I love your porch. I think I may use it as as inspiration for my own porch.

  53. Love, love, love you porch decor! It is so welcoming. Your burlap wreaths were a wonderful idea. I will have to remember that next time I am revamping my front door. Beautifully done!

  54. Lovely. I love the simplicity of the burlap on your front door. Your whole front porch looks very inviting. I just found you through Debbiedoo’s. I’m your newest follower and a newbie graduate. I hope you’ll follow me back at http://www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com

  55. My first visit to your site and I was so charmed by your front porch…that is what I like about the South. I dearly love porches and a swing. Your pictures are lovely and the porch most gracious.
    ~Sylvia Faye

  56. Shirley
    You have the talent I wish I possessed! Your home is truly beautiful and I thank you for sharing it and your talent with us ‘decore-challenged’ ladies 🙂

  57. Shirley, I LOVE the monogrammed burlap wreaths!!!

  58. Your entrance would be a true welcome for anyone…beautiful and so homey…

  59. I love your porch! It has such a wonderful autumn feel, and the monogrammed burlap with the quilter’s hoop is such a great idea!

  60. I know this is an older post but I just found it through hometalk and wanted to tell you how fabulous this is! Got my creative juices flowing!! Love, love! ~~Angela

  61. hi Shirley, You have given me so many ideas! Those burlap monogram wreaths are so cute and your whole front is so welcoming and a nice breath of fall! I have to get busy, but it’s still awfully hot in the South. Pinned a couple of things, visiting from Blitzed
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