2014 Fall Front Porch


Fall is my very favorite time to decorate my front porch . . .

I think it is because I can decorate with the beautiful mums and pumpkins of the season.

Welcome to my home and porch dressed for Fall!!


Double doors flanked by ivy topiaries and “double wreaths” welcome you.



The very first thing I do, is to bring out my “hospitality pumpkin” to welcome family and friends.



I then refreshed my Summer wreaths by adding Fall leaves and berries.

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And who needs numbers on your house, when you can have house numbers on a pillow!


The “Western Stoneware Company” crock is perfect for Fall mums!



The view of the right side of the porch.


Now we shall move on to the left side of the porch . . .


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My vintage wagon seems to be a staple on my front porch . . .

~ ~ love decorating it for the seasons.

I had a pumpkin topiary on the table last year and decided to place one in the wagon this year.

My monogrammed burlap hoop that has been used in the past for a door wreath . . .

~ ~ is now placed on a trellis for a backdrop.


Mums placed in my 8 gallon Redwing crock purchased many years ago

~ ~ at the Renninger’s Antique Festival in Mt. Dora, Florida . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ one of my sister’s and my favorite antique festivals.

We always attended all 3 days of that event . . Friday for first pickings and Sunday for deals!

And this crock was a deal at $25. . . and I never forget a great deal!!!


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The left side of the porch.

I filled every inch of my van with mums and pumpkins. . .

~ ~ to the point when my friend Sherri had to ride with one in her lap and pumpkins at her feet!

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2014 Fall Porch-Housepitality Designs

Many mums line the front of the hedge.

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My front porch for 2014 . . . Hope you enjoyed my 2014 Fall Porch Tour.

I am partying along with these 5 lovely bloggers and friends . . .

~ ~ so hop on over and see their beautiful Fall porches too!!!

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Mary Alice from Chateau Chic

Chateau Chic-Fall Porch

Courtney from French Country Cottage

French Country Cottage Front Porch

Pamela from My Front Porch to Yours

From My Front Porch to Yours-Fall Porch

Kim from Savvy Southern Style

Savvy Southern Style-Front Porch

Yvonne from StoneGable

StoneGable Fall Porch

Now that you have seen our Fall porches . . . we would love to see yours, Past or Present!!!!

Please remember to place a link back to whomever your host is . . .


The party will be open until October 31st. . .

~ ~ so you will have plenty of time to dress up your porch for Fall and join the party!!!

I am joining:

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  1. Your porch is amazing Shirley. I knew it would be after seeing your trip to the farmer’s market. You are so lucky to have a nice wide space like that.
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  2. Just beautiful and I can’t wait to see it in person in a few days.
    Kim’s recent post…Fall Porch 2014 and Party!My Profile

  3. Shirley, your porch and yard look stunning as usual! Love that stack of pumpkins 🙂
    I just linked up my tiny back stoop!
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  4. It looks GORGEOUS as I knew it would! I am so happy to be partying with you all!!!!!
    Pinky at Designs by Pinky’s recent post…Fall Front Porch and PatioMy Profile

  5. Lovely, Shirley! I really like the pillows on your bench (that one with the numbers is great!). I also have a topiary/tower on my porch this year – easy peazy does it. Happy Fall and thanks for being part of hosting this party.
    Rita C. (Panoply)’s recent post…Early Fall Front Porch, 2014My Profile

  6. Your porch looks wonderful and inviting Shirley! I miss having a double front door. I also spotted that you have some very tall pencil holly in your beds. I wish ours would get that tall. They typically stay the same size as we bought them or die.
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  7. Linda miller says

    Warm and welcoming…the perfect fall porch!

  8. Your porch is so beautiful! I love, love, love that wagon!
    Penny @ the comforts of home’s recent post…A Fun Thing To Do In The FallMy Profile

  9. Your porch is so GORGEOUS, Shirley!!! Every corner is styled to perfection using that fall beauty we all love!
    Love the bench with those pillows, and of course, I’m adoring the wagon filled with pumpkins.
    Mary Alice
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  10. Absolutely Beautiful Shirley!! I love the corner with the wooden wheel barrel and the way you have it filled!
    martina’s recent post…Fall Porch 2014My Profile

  11. Beautiful……every single bit of it!!!!!
    Love the mums lining the front hedge too…….
    Des’s recent post…Peaceful Sunday…..My Profile

  12. SIGH! Your home is my favorite!!!! You pay the most fabulous attention to the smallest detail! Those mums along your sidewalk look stunning!!! SIGH!!!!!
    If we ever are on Wife Swap (the tv show) together I want to swap with you… just so I can live in your home for a week!!!! LOVE your fall decor and you!
    Yvonne @ StoneGable’s recent post…FALL ON THE BACK PORCH AND PORCH LINK PARTY!My Profile

  13. Just Beautiful Shirley. Love the wreaths on your front doors. Just stunning what a welcome.
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  14. Shirley, your porch is lovely! I love your wagon! Your wreaths are also so pretty! Your front porch is inviting! Your Mums are gorgeous! I have Mum envy; it’s been far too warm here for Mums yet. This has been one of the hottest Falls I can remember! They haven’t put out real pumpkins yet due to the heat! Thanks for hosting! I can’t wait to see all the links!
    Betsy@coastal-colors’s recent post…Welcome To A Porch PartyMy Profile

  15. Fabulous Fall porch, Shirley! Gorgeous!

    Happy Fall!
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  16. Shirley, everything is just so pretty. I love your front door wreaths!

  17. You truly have the most magnificent Fall porch ever!! I love your welcome pumpkin, and the wreaths are just gorgeous on your doors Shirley. Enjoy the season! XO
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  18. I’m laughing at Yvonne’s comment Shirley! My sentiments EXACTLY!

    For some reason, I’ve never been lucky with mums. Every year I say I’m not going to buy any, and every year I do, and every year they end up looking awful :(.

    I’m sooooooo jealous of your beautiful landscape!
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  19. Great Fall Porch! When I see all these beautiful porches it makes me sad how small my porch really is. I guess at least I can have some mums.
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  20. your front porch never disappoints. lovely. i am a big fan of that monogram, may have to do that one year. have a wonderful day.
    laura@top this top that’s recent post…Fall Tour …OutdoorsMy Profile

  21. Everything looks beautiful. I can’t pick out one single thing…it is all too lovely. I am waiting for the French Red Cinderella pumpkins to come to T.J.’s. I called yesterday and they said it would be Friday. Have a great week. Our granddaughter just got a verbal committment to play soccer at SCAD in Savannah so it has been a very celebratory weekend for our family 🙂

  22. What a gorgeous warm and welcoming porch! Your hard work paid off.
    Happy fall

  23. Barbara Bussey says

    Hi Shirley! You win the prize, for best Fall Porch!! You’ve inspired me to get busy! It’s about time! I love the pumpkin topiary and will be on the look out. Glad to see it’s not the real deal, so you can re-use it.
    Take care!,

    • Actually Barbara, the pumpkin topiary is the real deal…I purchased them at the Farmers Market where they have every imaginable pumpkin and gourds…Thanks!

  24. Well, it is gorgeous, as I expected!! Those mums all around are just fabulous! What a beautifully grand porch you have and perfectly dressed for Fall:-) I am not ready with my porch, but did get a little vignette on the side porch for the party. Thanks for hosting!!
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  25. Shirley, great job as always. Love the front doors and that wagon and monogram adds so much.

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  26. It looks beautiful, Shirley! Love the wagon. Haven’t decorated the porch for Fall yet or I would join in. Still enjoying all the summer blooms, don’t want to rip them out, they are at their best this time of year.
    S, your blog is loading really slowly. Had a few friends check and they said the same, takes minutes. Check it out.
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  27. How could I not have gotten my porch ready for your party!!! Oh well, I’ll jus have to enjoy those of others. Yours makes me feel right at home.
    Linda’s recent post…Out With the OldMy Profile

  28. Absolutely magnificent! I can’t imagine you ever having a front porch that isn’t welcoming and inviting and just downright beautiful!!!! You have really inspired me! As I think you and I have talked about, we don’t have s good ol’ Southern front porch like many of our Southern sisters have. I always refer to what we have more as “a stoop” than a porch. I have big hopes of expanding in the coming year to add a portico that will make it look like a true porch. Meanwhile, yours is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing what some of the other ladies have done.

    I’m back to blogging & visiting here and there a little bit as my back health hopefully improves. I’m really glad to have such terrific inspiration at my beck and call!!!! Have a beautiful week, Shirley!
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  29. Your porch looks very welcoming and ready for Fall, Shirley! Such a nice space to greet guests or to sit outside. I love your monogram hoop décor.
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  30. I always LOVE looking at your creations!! Stunning…….simply stunning!!!~~Angela
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  31. I love the wagon and how you decorated it, and your front porch is to die for! Just gorgeous.

  32. Just gorgeous Shirley! Double front doors means double the fun, I love your wreaths with the ribbons and the pillow with your house number~it all looks so great and welcoming, a full fall celebration! My husband doesn’t understand why I need an SUV~ to buy pumpkins of course!
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  33. Your porch always looks great decorated for Fall! I love your lush wreaths with the polka dot ribbon and the cute pillows on the bench. I was going to link my porch up to the party, but my husband has to get rid of a virus I downloaded before I’m able to. Boo hoo! My computer won’t let me download pics from my camera at the moment.

  34. Hi Shirley, your porch is gorgeous. Every detail is so inviting and the entrance with the yellow mums is stunning. Love the door cascades. Simply beautiful!!
    Happy fall!
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  35. Gorgeous Shirley! Love the old crocks – happy fall!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage’s recent post…Fall Living Room (I used what as a fireplace screen)?!My Profile

  36. Shirley- It looks gorgeous. I love your double front doors. They are beautiful and so is your whole porch decorated for the Fall Season. I really love those topiaries-they are spectacular. Great job all the way around- xo Diana
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  37. Love your Fall front porch! Those mums and crocs always look so great dressed up for fall on your porch…

    Have a great day!
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  38. Your Fall porch is absolutely gorgeous Shirley! Love it! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful, cooler weather.
    Pam @diy Design Fanatic’s recent post…New Dresser For The Mountain Cottage BedroomMy Profile

  39. Lovely porch, Shirley. The circular steps and the entry to the porch are just stunning. Every detail is so well beautifully decorated.
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  40. Those mums all lined up look amazing! Your fall front porch is always one that I look most forward to seeing each year, it always looks so beautiful. Always enjoy your pretty vignettes and mix of vintage pieces on the porch. I am hoping to find a crock or two on Friday : )
    Lauren’s recent post…A Simple Fall WreathMy Profile

  41. Love, love, love looking at all the porches!!!

  42. I adore your porch. Everything about it says welcome…and it’s so cozy. I love that you just added fall elements to your summer wreaths too. Happy Fall Shirley!
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  43. Oh Shirley, your porch is stunning. I love the mums in front of your hedge – the look so pretty. Everything is great.
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  44. Still keeping this email to look back at all the porches!!!

  45. Simple gorgeous. Wish I could decorate with natures beauty, but living in Florida is not conducive to it… My pumpkins rot in less than a week and the flowers do not last long either.
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  46. Beautiful and so welcoming Shirley! Your double wreaths always make such a statement, no matter the season! Happy Fall!
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  47. Your front porch is so inviting and welcoming Shirley! I love adding fall mums to my entryway too! All the layers of pretty fall color that you used is stunning! xo Heather
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