Fall Porch 2015 and A Giveaway

I know that Fall is approaching when I see the beautiful mums in the garden centers

and even the grocery stores. As soon as they appear, I have this need to buy some

to begin decorating one of my porches.

The porch you see from all of the rooms on the main floor.

Fall Porch - 2015 Housepitality Designs

I removed a tall plant stand on the porch

and replaced it with my vintage Singer Sewing Machine iron base.

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

On my last antique shopping trip with the girls I found this vintage watering can.

I love that it still has a good part of the label on it and the painted spout.

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Last year, I had tall dried corn stalks in this corner too;

however, this year I decided that I wanted to keep things simple

and not too overly done. Well as non-overly done as I get.

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Mums, one pumpkin, some vintage items on a table . . . simple.

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

When thinking on how I wanted to dress this porch for Fall,

I decided that I would embellish the porch with the fall colors in pillows and flowers.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

And a matching animal print votive used as a vase was a must to have with the pillow,

that was on super clearance at Pottery Barn. $14 for this outdoor pillow, 75% off!!

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

And a pumpkin here and there.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Not like one year, when I had a dozen assorted pumpkins

including a couple of pumpkin topiaries on the porch that you can see on my 2013 Fall Porch.

Mums placed in a tall galvanized flower bucket.

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

The tea cart will be ready for an apple cider station or hot cocoa…

Fall Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

As my “little lady” observes.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

My upper porch a.k.a. big balcony overlooks our back yard with a wooded golf course view.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

It’s definitely a cozy space.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Cozy . . . is that just another word for small?

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

However, I love cozy on those cool nights.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Without the fan going above!

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Another Fall porch . . . that has been created 10 times.

Cannot believe that we have lived in this house for 10 years already.

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Don’t know if it will be 10 more as we really want a smaller place . . .

Oh, I mean cozy!!…It’s all about cozy!!!

2015 Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

After I finished decorating and photographing the porch, I cozied up to a glass of wine

to relax and enjoy the view.

And speaking of cozy, days of crispness in the air, of views of mums and pumpkins,

I am joining many of my fellow bHome bloggers for a Fall Party tomorrow.

You know, bHome, the fabulous mobile app of all things home and garden.


The bHome Bloggers will be featuring a new Fall project.

I will be sharing more than 30 links to amazing decor, crafts and recipes

right here in one place.

AND bHome is pleased and most excited to announce that DECOR STEALS

will be sponsoring this event. We will be giving away five (5) coupon codes!

Each code good for $100 at DECOR STEALS. There will be 5 winners!

Winners will be contacted on or about 9/19/15.

HOW TO ENTER: Download bHome at www.bHome.us and favorite Decor Steals.

To do this TAP their star. Once favored you will receive a message with the link to enter.

One TAP of that link and you are entered. If Decor Steals is already a favorite of yours on bHome,

just look out for the message and TAP to enter. GOOD LUCK!

The “how to enter” instructions will be explained again tomorrow when the giveaway begins.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me and my home. You are all so very much appreciated!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

bHome Fall Tour

P.S. My giveaway on the French Accents book by Anita Joyce is still going on

if you haven’t already entered….you can do so HERE!

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

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  1. Shirley, your porch is amazing! I’m so jealous of the mums and pumpkins! There is no crispness in our air yet but it’s coming. I’d never come in with cool and and a porch like that.
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  2. I love your fall accents on this cozy porch. I love sitting out there with you enjoying a glass of wine. I will just pretend for now. Cheers!
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  3. What a wonderful porch you have Shirley and a great spot to enjoy the view and leaves that will soon be turning. You always know the perfect details and touches to add to make a space look beautiful!
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  4. Good Morning Shirley ~
    Such a beautiful place to sit and reflect –
    I love the mums & pumpkins – Have to do this soon.

    I love the fall ~ the crisp cool days and the snuggling evenings by the fire pit.

    Wish it was fall all year round.
    Have a wonderful weekend
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  5. Cozy is definitely the right word for fall. Love the porch decorations!
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  6. Beautiful as always Shirley! That is how long we have been in our home too. Makes sense why things are starting to fall apart lol!! Our porch is still holding up ok though:) Happy Fall my friend. xo
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  7. Your fall porch looks fabulous! Love the touches of vintage pieces incorporated in the vignettes, and the beautiful pillows! ~Rhonda
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  8. Shirley, Can I come and sit on your gorgeous fall porch!!! I love the mix of pillows and the beautiful mums! You always have the best porch ideas, my friend!
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  9. It’s beautiful, Shirley. I’m hoping to do a bit more on the deck, soon. I haven’t seen pumpkins up here yet.
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  10. Good morning Shirley! How lucky you are to have this gorgeous area that looks out over a golf course! You decorated it perfectly, and most of all I’m loving the containers your mums are in.

    I have terrible luck with mums. It’s as if when I take them home they get in cahoots with each other and say ‘let’s all die so Doreen can get ripped off’…so I live vicariously through others. :/

    I know you want a smaller place, but make sure wherever you go it too has some kick ass ceilings and nice views ;).

    I’m so behind in my comments, but I’ll be back to catch up on your other posts as soon as I can.

    Have a great weekend!
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  11. Beautiful Fall porch….and I love that table with the adorable sewing base. It is just adorable!
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  12. Oh how lovely! Just the right amount of fall!!
    Looks so cozy!
    Miss having a front porch.

  13. The porch looks lovely. So calm and inviting. I think you have added just the right amount of fall decor.

  14. Hi Shirley, your porch is so inviting and dressed and styled perfectly for fall. Love the pumpkins here and there and your pillows are gorgeous. The sewing machine iron base was a great find. Beautiful setting. Have a nice weekend. cm
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  15. Oh Shirley, I would just plant myself there all day! It’s perfect~
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  16. Beautiful, Shirley! I love everything, and the stem on that one pumpkin is amazing!! (Yes, I love pumpkin stems!!)
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  17. Your porch looks amazing!!!! The fabrics on the pillows are so pretty….love the one with the bird on it. Have a great weekend!
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  18. Gorgeous! I love it all!!
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  19. I would LOVE to come and join you for a glass of wine on this STUNNING porch that to me is not at all small!!!! It is gorgeous and you always decorate it beautifully. I will try to get back tomorrow. Dinner group coming and right now I have 2 LARGE pans of lasagna in the oven!! Have a beautiful weekend!
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  20. Shirley, your porch is gorgeous! It looks so comfortable and inviting, the perfect place to enjoy Autumn with a fabulous glass of wine…..wish I could join you!
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  21. Sandra_D_in Joliet says

    I love the pillow with the Pheasant on it. I just keep staring at it in admiration. I love pumpkins and fall. Thanks for sharing

  22. Your fall porch looks cozy and inviting! p.s. love that wine…one of my favorites.
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  23. Shirley,
    Your fall porch is gorgeous. I have seen your porch up close and personal and your views from there are so beautiful. I bet sitting and enjoying the view and some wine from the pretty cozy space was so relaxing. I wish I were there next to you enjoying the company, view and wine. Have a good week end.
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  24. Your porch looks so inviting and comfortable. I would be setting out there a lot. Love the pillows, they go so well with your pumpkins and mums. We are just starting to see pumpkins and mums in the stores.
    Have a great weekend.

  25. So amazing and with all the just right touches. Will the mums make it all sesson? Mine seem to lose their beauty before the end of the season.

  26. Your porch looks terrific Shirley, I love all the color and detail you used. You have the decorator’s touch for sure.
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  27. You do such good work, Shirley! Love your style:)
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  28. BEAUTIFUL Shirley!!
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  29. I’m ready for all things fall Shirley! Would love to join you for a glass of wine on your cozy porch! Watering can love too…it’s harder and harder to find watering cans with the roses still attached 🙂
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  30. Shirley – your porches is gorgeous! I can image sitting out there in the evening! Enjoy this lovely space you created!

  31. Absolutely beautiful, Shirley! What a great “cozy” space to sit with a blanket on a cool Fall night! XO
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  32. Your porch is not only “cozy” but also beautiful!! Love the way you added so many lovely fall touches and accessories to your outdoor space!!
    Mary Alice
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  33. It all came together so nicely Shirley…love the cozy feeling that you’ve created!
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  34. Your fall porch looks very cosy and welcoming Shirley. I love the colour palette and your cushions are just lovely too. I imagine this would be a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the beauty of the changing season.

  35. Stunning as always… Beautiful fall colors…
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  36. Thanks for opening a favorite bottle of wine to share with me Shirley! Love your touch of fall on your porch and of course watering can 🙂
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  37. Your porch is lovely! I love the Fall accents; they provide great pops of color! This is such a cozy porch- I know you love spending time here. You have accented it beautifully for Fall!
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  38. Shirley, what a gorgeous autumnal porch! I could enjoy a book and a cup of coffee in that spot! I finally have some mums and pumpkins! Have a lovely week!
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  39. Gorgeous! I love your porch. I’m coming over for wine 🙂
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  40. Shirley, your porch is so beautiful and inviting! I can’t wait to see it in person next month. I have to warn you that I may sit down and never want to leave!
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  41. Shirley, your porch is just perfect. You are ready to sit and enjoy a great view! Sheila
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  42. Shirley, your balcony porch gives you a great birds-eye view of the goings-on on the course. When we lived on a golf course, I heard and saw all sorts of things for it to be the sport of gentlemen! Hehe! Your fall decorations are always the best and a great place to have a glass of wine!
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  43. Your porch is so welcoming Shirley! I especially loved how you re purposed your sewing machine stand!

  44. Your porch looks wonderful. I love the furniture and the containers you have the mums and pumpkins in. Just lovely.

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