How to Create a Fall Season Porch

As I was watering the plants on the front porch the other day . . .

~ ~ I was thinking of the next seasonal change for the porch.

Summer is no where near over . . .

~ ~ however, the kids will be going back to school before we know it. The summer is flying by!

I am already thinking of the decor for “Fall on the Front Porch” . . .

Should I line flowers in the front of the shrubs? . . .



Or just have a couple of containers of mums flanking the front steps . . .


Should the wreaths be simply stated? . . .

2013 Fall Front Porch

2013 Fall Porch

Or filled with lots of fall flowers? . . .


I am thinking that I should continue to have lots of pumpkins and flowers . . .

2013 Front Fall Porch

Fabulous pumpkins from the Farmers Market of course . . . of so many different varieties.

2013 Fall Front Porch

Pumpkins to add to the wagon of fall mums . . also from the Farmers Market.


2013 Fall Front Porch

And think about the accessories to add this year to welcome friends and family to our home.

2013 Fall Front Porch

2013 Fall Front Porch

Oh and pillows . . . need to get some great fall pillows for this year.

~ ~ or maybe recycle some from years past.

When I decorated the porch a couple of years ago . . .

Burlap Monogramed wreath

~ ~ focusing on my monogramed burlap wreaths . . .

I thought that this was my favorite Fall Porch.


Until I discovered the Farmers Market . . .

2013 Fall Front Porch

And gathered their great selection of pumpkins and flowers . . .

2013 Fall Front Porch

To create my favorite Fall Porch I created last year

2013 Fall Front Porch

To welcome in the Fall Season.

So are you thinking of your next porch project?

Have a beautiful summer day!!!

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  1. I love your front porch. Especially the Farmers Market version! The topiary and those pillows are wonderful.
    I cannot wait for Fall this year for some reason. I bet you are already planning what colors you’re going to use (like me, lol)

    Have a good day!
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  2. Omigosh, you are thinking ahead! This morning it’s 57 here, so it feels like fall!
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  3. Mary-Louise says

    I loved each version and know whatever you finally generate too it will be beautiful.

    I miss the seasons; living in South Florida you don’t have those!

    Looking forward to your Fall insperation

  4. Mary-Louise says

    I loved each version and know whatever you finally generate too it will be beautiful.

    I miss the seasons; living in South Florida you don’t have those!

    Looking forward to your Fall insperation

  5. All of your Fall porches are beautiful, Shirley. We are back into Summer weather with temps in high 90’s and over 100 with the heat index, so I have really enjoyed your Fall photos this morning.
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  6. I love your monogrammed wreath. What a beautiful idea! But all your ideas are beautiful!! Thanks for giving us some COOL ideas to look forward to in the heat and humidity of a Florida summer

  7. Shirley, I love all of the above! I am so glad you did this post because I am itching to do some fall decorating!!!! Your porch ideas are an inspiration to me!!! LOVE you home… and I’ll get to see it in the fall!!! How I wish we were neighbors!!!

  8. Yes, the other day I was thinking about fall too!
    Your ideas are wonderful and rich….mine were the extent of a pumpkin here and one there and maybe a wreath.
    Thanks for the ideas….

  9. I haven’t even begun to think about fall yet! I love all your flowers and pumpkins….I’m sure which ever design you decide on will be gorgeous!!!
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  10. Shirley–Fall is my favorite season, and I’m ready for it! All of your porch options look beautiful–thanks for getting us in the mood!
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  11. So pretty and full of inspiration- I, too, am thinking of Fall and longing for the cooler crisp days. You alwsy have such great ideas and really do a fabulous job adding seasonal decorations to your home. Thanks for sharing these.

  12. LOVE all of the above Shirley!! Now you have me thinking of my favorite season…I love decorating for Fall! Love those monogrammed wreaths!! Have a super week:-)
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  13. Shirley,
    The fall decor looks lovely but I am trying to hold to every drop of summer. I am not ready for the change , give me beaches , sand and sunshine for another 6 weeks , at least!

  14. How did you make your momogrammed wreath? I love it

  15. I was just thinking about Fall ideas for the back porch the other day! We had three days of fluke Summer temps in the upper 60’s! Can you believe that?! It was a welcome relief from the upper 90’s of the previous week. It really had me in a Fall frame of mind. All of your porch ideas are beautiful! I loved them all!
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  16. I love looking back at pictures from your Fall porch. I haven’t given any thought yet to what I will do with mine in the Fall. Very soon, my husband and I will be repainting our porch. We had to do a lot of prep first, but it is finally ready for paint. Kind of dread the work, but doing it ourselves will save a lot of money. I’m looking forward to college football starting back and cooler weather though!

  17. Fall already – you are SO ahead of the game! Gorgeous images Shirley!
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  18. I love your monogram wreaths, Shirley! I’d love to try something like that. It’s way too early for me. I’m still getting over the horrible winter we had!
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  19. Shirley, you do such a wonderful job on your porch that whatever you decide on will look terrific. I love all the mums and pumpkins.
    Have a great week.
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  20. Your porch looks wonderful! I kind of hate to think of fall around the corner…because winter in my part of Kentucky is cold! ha.
    I have a corner of my basement with my fall decor and this post made me think that I need to organize things a bit. I think we have the same orange welcome pumpkin if yours is ceramic/pottery. I need to paint mine! It is not nearly as pretty as yours.

  21. I just fell in love with your burlap monogrammed wreath! I am making myself one and I think I will make one for my daughter for Christmas. SSHH! Don’t tell her! Love all the porches. I think I will wait until August before I start thinking about Fall. haha
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  22. My all time favorite porch. I love Fall too Shirley and it is truly my favorite time to decorate our home and porch.
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  23. Linda miller says

    Can’t even think about fall because after fall comes winter. I’m still enjoying summer and all the wonderful things that go along with the season. But your fall porch photos are lovely. It’s just too soon for me.

  24. Whatever you do, it will be beautiful! I agree with lots of pumpkins & flowers & wreaths of course.

    So nice to be able to visit and see what you’ve been up to. 🙂

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  25. I love, LOVE your porch any way you decorate it! I have serious porch envy!!!!!!!!!! I am thinking of how to decorate the deck and patio since I don’t really have a prch out front any more;(:( UGH! We could have done that but didn’t want to spend the extra money, and by that I mean Joe not me!!!:):) You have inspired me!
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  26. Shirley~ It was great seeing you again at Haven! And I just realized that we live so very close to Chapel Hill! We go there all the time! ha! Who knew? We’ll have to touch base sometime! =) I hope your summer is going well…and I will look forward to following along! Blessings…..xoxoxoxo

  27. I am loving all your fall inspiration Shirley! Can’t wait to see how you decorate your porch this year, I just love all of your ideas! Would love to go the farmers market with you to pick up some pumpkins, I have always wanted to make a pumpkin topiary.

  28. If we were neighbors, I’d wait until you weren’t home and then invite friends and family over to YOUR house and pretend it was mine. (Let’s ignore the minor detail of a potentially locked door).
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  29. Shirley, By the time August arrives I’m ready for fall, cooler temps & pumpkins! Too bad I have to wait until October for all three 🙂 Love your porch decor!
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  30. I like all, but the line in front of the bush gives it more color… Lovely decor either way…
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