Day Two of Fall Around the House Party….Upper Back Porch Decorated for Fall

We love sitting out on our upper back porch as it is very cozy.

However, I must say that Fall is my favorite time to enjoy the porch.

To sip my first cup of coffee in the crisp mornings of Fall…

…..watching the day begin with a gorgeous sunrise.


While decorating the porch, I had flashbacks of my home in the 70’s….

…..decorated in the colors of rust, greens and blues.


I am fortunate to be close to a wonderful Farmer’s Market

…..where you can find every conceivable pumpkin or gourd.

So I was happy to be able to buy and decorate with pumpkins from local farms.


I was on visual overload…so many gorgeous pumpkins to choose from…

…..along with beautiful Fall bouquets and mums.



2013 Fall Upper Porch



Bouquets of magnolia leaves and hydrangeas caught my eye at the Market…

…..I will definitely be a “frequent visitor” at this booth.


2013 Fall Upper Back Porch Housepitality Designs



Pumpkins placed on the vintage plant stand…grouped together in a corner vignette…

…..of mums, sheaths of corn stalks, and pumpkins.

2013 Fall Decor Housepitality Designs

Being surrounded by beautiful flowers makes me very happy!

2013 Fall Upper Porch Housepitality Designs

2013 Fall Upper Porch Housepitality Designs


Flowers and pillows…what more could you ask for?!!

2013 Fall Upper Porch Housepitality Designs

2013 Fall Upper Porch Housepitality Designs

“Hoo” in the world doesn’t love great Fall decor!??

2013 Fall Upper Porch Housepitality Designs

Hope you enjoyed my 2013 Upper Back Porch…as much as I enjoyed decorating it.


I can enjoy it from every room on the main level…a good thing!

Day Two of the FALL AROUND THE HOUSE PARTY is today…


…..please visit the following wonderful blogs who have the utmost of great Fall ideas for you to enjoy!

2013 Fall Around the House Party Collage

Upper Row from Left to Right:

Courtney of French Country Cottage

Mary of Home is Where the Boat Is


Lower Row from Left to Right:

Kim of Kimberly Hites, The Beautiful Home

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

Yvonne of StoneGable

Have a wonderful day and enjoy “the party”!!

Oh…and if you missed Day One of the party….

… can visit the following 6 wonderful blogs of great Fall ideas.


Becca of Adventures In Decorating


Dawn of Creative Cain Cabin


Kelly of Eclectically Vintage


Ann of On Sutton Place


Kim of Savvy Southern Style


Laura of Top This Top That

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence for The Pumpkin Linky Party

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

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  1. I love your beautiful fall porch that’s “hoo”! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You have created such a warm and inviting Autumn porch….when is tea being served? I wish I lived near that farmer’s market…it looks amazing!
    What is that pink hanging plant, some type of air plant….very cool!

  3. Shirley, Your porch is beautiful with all your mums, pumpkins & pillows! The perfect spot to spend a fall morning or afternoon! I’m wild over your felted pumpkin pillow ๐Ÿ™‚ Our temperatures are climbing again after a teaser of cooler weather over the weekend. I’m looking forward to sweater weather!

  4. It looks like the perfect spot for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening, Shirley!

  5. Niki Weippert says

    Beautiful, Shirley! Ready to go to France again! Miss you.

  6. Looks so beautiful, Shirley. I love the stacked pumpkins!

  7. Everything looks beautiful, love your pillows.

  8. Girl, you have outdone yourself. I so wish I had this nice porch to sit on and enjoy the fresh air and outside sounds. Love the layering in the corner and all the cute pillows. Simply stunning. I wish I had a close farmer’s market. I still need mums.

  9. Love the small white pumpkins on the vintage stand. I’d love to come over and have coffee on the porch with you. Miss you.

  10. Shirley,

    I completely understand why you want to drink your coffee on this porch. It looks perfect. Now, will you come do mine???

  11. Sandra White says

    Absolutely gorgeus. Love all those beautiful pillows and pumpkins. Fantastic photography, as well… So happy that you had a great trip to France.

  12. Your fall porch is beautiful Shirley! Can you come and help me with mine now!?;)Happy October!:)

  13. Oh Shirley, your upper porch is just stunning and so beautifully decked out for fall! I adore the way you make decorating and attention to every little detail look so effortless! I’m ready for a visit… let’s sit on the porch and have a nice long chat! xo

  14. Just beautiful, Shirley! I love your tea cart and plant stand. You’ve really brought Fall to your porch and it must be a pleasure to sit out here.

  15. How I can relate to your flashback to the 70’s. My parents’ house was awash with clashing patterns in these colours. I think this is why I developed an aversion to patterns, that I am only just getting over! Your porch looks gorgeous though, very elegant, and I can understand why you enjoy sitting there.

  16. Stunning, Shirley! You know I have always loved this porch and your furniture! I love all the different colors of pumpkins! I have had the hardest time finding anything, but orange here. I love the Fall touches and vignettes on your porch! It’s so inviting!

  17. Linda Miller says

    I have always loved your porch and it looks especially inviting decorated for fall. I know you will soon enjoy some crisp mornings sipping your coffee out there. The new pillows are very pretty. I also have had a deja vu moment of our homes way back when. I decorated my great room with the typical fall colors this year and a pop of teal. Love it! Happy fall, ya’ll.

  18. Shirley, this is the perfect Fall porch! I love all of your pumpkins and mums; and the pillows add such a nice touch. The patterns are beautiful! You just have the magic touch!

  19. GORGEOUS Shirley!! I just love this time of year!

  20. Hi Shirley, I did enjoy my visit to your porch and would love to sit there with all your wonderful fall decor. I think my favorite item may be the small pumpkins on the vintage plant stand (or maybe the stand) or the white pumpkins with the hydrangea and pine cones (I’m definitely stealing that idea!!) or perhaps the little touch of blue in the planter holding the mums. Just lovely! Linda

  21. Shirley, I don’t even know where to begin! It’s all so gorgeous! You’ve got such a great talent-your porch looks so inviting and comfortable! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. It does look gorgeous, Shirley. The perfect place to enjoy the beauty surrounding you.

    Thank you for sharing.

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love, love, love it.

  24. I envy you that first cup of coffee…and the sunrise! Simply gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Shirley, Your porch is amazing!!! I just love it. Those stacks of pumpkins are perfect and I have to ask where you found that thistle hanging canvas…so pretty.

  26. Oh how I wish I could be ringing your bell right now and come sit on that porch with you!!!! It is GORGEOUS!!! Your stack of umpkins is perfection and I LOVE that little felt pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one too:):) I miss our little deck off our master bedroom in the old house. HAPPY FALL, Shirley!!!! XO

  27. Shirley, your porch is just stunningly beautiful! I love how your pillows coordinate with all the beautiful colors of fall that you’ve used. I remember that little felt pillow from last year and I think it’s the best fall pillow I’ve ever seen! Those little pie pumpkins look so darling in your vintage plant stand! Your photographs are amazing, too! But I didn’t see a single thing that looked like it came from France! Hehe!

  28. Your porch looks stunning. I will have to come back later today to take a look at all the other fall tours.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  29. Love everything you did. Especially all the pumpkins. Just love the stacked ones. Your pillows are so inviting too.

  30. gorgeous porch, and the weather is so beautiful now. Enjoy!

  31. So beautiful Shirley! I love it all!!! I’m not a seasonal decorator, but you make me want to run out and buy some fall decor.



  32. Ok Shirley you have left me speechless here and I am never speechless. Just ask my husband, LOL!! You have out done yourself. Everything is just perfect and the collection of pumpkins is outstanding. We had good choices here but nothing like what you have, have mercy. I am still trying to get my girlfriend motivated for us to get going on her home.


  33. Your porch is gorgeous perfectly decorated for fall. You are blessed to have such a superb farmers market! Wow! I am impressed!

    I do not have one single fall decoration out! Shame on me. I’d better get busy.

  34. Love your back porch and all the details you’ve put into your fall decorating! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.
    Hugs, Noreen

  35. Shirley, I love your porch! You did a fabulous job making it look so festive for fall. I wish I could sit out there with you! Just lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Looks so welcoming – and you know my twin patio set says hi to yours! Love your stacked pumpkins and the fun varieties you chose!

  37. I love, love, love it! I could spend my whole day out on your gorgeous porch. The warm colors of the pillows are so cozy looking. So beautiful, well done.
    Have a great day.

  38. Beautiful and inviting and fabulously fall! You have a full cornucopia of autumn goodies spilling across your porch~what a wonderful spot to enjoy the falling leaves!

  39. OOOhhh.. may I join you for a cup of coffee on the beautiful porch please Shirley? Oh my oh my!!! How luvly.
    Hugs, Gee

  40. Absolutely gorgeous!! Where did you find those orange trellis/moroccan pillows from?!?! Must have!!!


  41. This is NOTHING like the 70s as I remember the era!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow….just beautiful! I could and probably WOULD sit out there all day long! It’s all so tastefully decorated!

  42. Gorgeous, and I love your pumpkin topiaries. Hugs, Marty

  43. I love every single detail. You sure have a nice big space for decorating. It is all beautiful.

  44. So pretty! The colors of your cushions on your furniture are a perfect companion with your Fall decor too. Love all of your flowers and pumpkins.

  45. Your porch is beautiful! I love the colors you used and all the little details are so pretty ! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  46. LOVE, love it! All of the colors are gorgeous ~ my favorite season! Would love to be sitting out there right now with my coffee.


  47. This is so beautiful. Your porch just screams “Have a Happy Autumn”….
    Over from Tablescaper.

  48. oh my gosh, it looks like they were made for that white plant stand! love all those pumpkins!

  49. My favorite too… Very pretty decor…

  50. How I would love to have a mug of hot apple cider on your beautifully decorated porch! So many wonderful fall touches to admire and take in! I like how you’ve arranged and displayed all of the dรฉcor items and the pillows on your seating area are fantastic!


  51. Love your porch!

    – The Tablescaper

  52. What a fun festive porch!! I love all the color!!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Furniture and Paint Party going on NOW…
    HOpe to see you there

    start at home

  53. Shirley, your porch is so wonderful. that flowerpot stand with the little orange guys is just perfect. love your pillows too, such a great mix of furniture and decor!

  54. Shirley your fall porch is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Pumpkin party! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Shirley–It looks wonderful! I especially love the trellis pillows. What a great place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee!

  56. Your porch is beautiful Shirley, I do love your color scheme. Such a sweet felt pumpkin pillow and I love your plant stand full of pumpkins…so sweet!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

  57. Wilma Knott says

    Shirley, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you. I don’t know you, but it seem’s as if I should. I know you loved Ruthie and I am Thelma Mock good friend from the “old days”. Loved all your displays and wish I had the talent and know how to do all that you do. God Bless You. Keep up the good works so we can all enjoy your beautiful work. Thelma e-mail me all the beautiful displays. Thanks again, Wilma

  58. Shirley, where is your seating from? So cute!

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