Fall Porch

Because I was going to be away for approximately 2 weeks,

I decided not to decorate my front porch until I returned.

Well, I am back and the porch got a Fall facelift.

One of the first things that I did when we returned home

was to go to the Farmers’ Market. One of my favorite places.

Fall Vintage Wagon - Housepitality Designs

I filled the car with assorted pumpkins and mums

and proceeded to fill the vintage wagon which is a staple on the porch.

Fall Vintage Wagon - Housepitality Designs

The Farmers’ Market has many varieties  of pumpkins and gourds.

I love the Cinderella pumpkins.

Fall Mums and Pumpkins - Housepitality Designs

Mums and Indian corn are abundant.

Filled the vintage watering can with fall foliage.

The vintage door is new to the Fall porch decor, as I purchased it last winter.

Fall Mums and Pumpkins - Housepitality Designs

Just another door to place a wreath on!

Fall Vintage Wagon decor - Housepitality Designs

I added cotton to the orange burlap ribbon as I love cotton,

and so happy that cotton grows in this state . . . it is a glorious sight to see.

Fall Porch decor - Housepitality Designs

I thought I would carry out that theme as you will see later in the post

Fall Porch vintage door - Housepitality Designs

The left side of the porch decorated for Fall.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

So let’s move over to the right side of the porch.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Where my “Welcome Friends” pumpkin has been a feature on the porch for many years.

And a blue transferware bowl filled with the beautiful colors of coleus

and creeping jenny.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

Kept this side of the porch pretty simple.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

And last but not least, the Fall wreaths for this year.

Fall Leaves and Cotton Wreath - Housepitality Designs

When I was in a shop in St. Simons Island with my friend JoAnn,

we came across a swag of fall leaves and cotton. I loved the look.

Fall leaves and cotton wreath - Housepitality Designs

Since cotton is prevalent here in the South and harvested in late summer, early fall,

then why not couple it with fall leaves and fall foliage.

Did you notice the reflection in the glass?

It was a beautiful Carolina Blue day!

Fall leaves and cotton wreaths - Housepitality Designs

Fall Wreaths - Housepitality Designs

Happy Fall from my house to yours!

Have a Fabulous Fall day!!

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  1. Gorgeous Shirley! I’m lovin’ the bounty of fall in your wagon including your wonderful door! I’m pinning to my autumn inspiration board! Your wreaths are wonderful too with your accents of cotton incorporated in your swags. I’m SO glad to see Carolina Blue skies again. We desperately needed the rain here but my mums have drowned!
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  2. Beautiful! Your porch is just about the most “fallish” of any I’ve seen this year! LOVE it!
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  3. Shirley, your porch is beautiful! I love what you did with the cotton. The mingling of the plants and pumpkins is just perfect. Pinned. 🙂
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  4. Very pretty, Shirley. I do love those wreaths with the leaves through the cotton bolls. I stayed away from the Indian corn this year for the first time – didn’t feel like cleaning up after the squirrels, who eat mine every.single.time.every.year (and they don’t bother the pumpkins!).
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  5. Your fall porch looks wonderful. I love the old iron plant stand with the many mini pumpkins. The cotton looks great with the fall leaves.
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  6. Looks great and I love that old door. Are your mums two colors? Never seen those before.
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  7. Your porch decorating is always so beautiful! I just love the vintage touches, the door, wagon and oh my the iron stand that you used to display the pumpkins, how cute is that! Those mums are also stunning, have never seen them with multiple colors, so pretty! Ok, so can you come decorate my porch now! Hope you had a wonderful time on your trip out west, you were so lucky to miss all of the dreary rainy weather. This week has been gorgeous, finally!
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  8. It’s perfect Shirley, Love the wagon and your wreath with the sprig of cotton~ I always have to restrain myself when I go pumpkin shopping, I always want piles and piles! You’ve put together so many wonderful elements, its so warm and welcoming!
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  9. So gorgeous!!! I love that wagon! Fall colours are so pretty, you’ve put everything together so perfectly. I bought some Indian corn that is sitting in my studio because I can’t figure out what to do with it… too bad you’re not here!
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  10. Gorgeous as ever Shirley!
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  11. Wonderful front porch. The fall’s bounty in the wagon is “scrumptious”. I am loving the added cotton touches. I wish I could find those around here. Great job!

  12. Your porch is so pretty and I love how you’ve worked with the mums and the pumpkins to create such a beautiful and inviting entrance.
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  13. Your Fall porch is beautiful, Shirley. I thought I was finished with ours, but then we bought a door knocker that led us to believe the door needed painting. Same color due to HOA rules, but fresher. So here I am at the 8th of October redoing the decorated porch.:-)
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  14. Shirley, your porch is beautiful! I adore the cart filled with Fall mums and pumpkins! The pops of orange look fantastic and add that touch of Fall to your porch. Your wreaths are wonderful- I love cotton too. My Grandparents were cotton farmers and owned a gin, so it has a special place in my heart. What a welcoming place for your guest to enter you beautiful home! Have a great weekend! We’re off to Rome to landscape the garage apartment and backyard.
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  15. Shirley, this is so beautifully presented with your variety of colors on the porch and I adore the ivy trailing about and on the topiary tower.

    xoxo
    Karena
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  16. Soooooo gorgeous Shirley. I love your wagon and how you filled it. I cannot have the corn or little pumpkins too many wild life creatures that would be taking that away. Love your pretty wreaths on the front doors. Everything is beautiful.
    Kris
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  17. I have been waiting ANXIOUSLY to see your porch and it never disappoints! LOVE the wreaths, just love them! I ahve to run so will be back later to look again. XO
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  18. Wow, this is so gorjamous! I’m inside taking a break from stripping a chest of drawers, and there you are with that beautiful Fall porch! The farmer who rents our land planted cotton this year, so in the back of my house stretches acres of cotton. It looks like snow back there~we hardly ever get any snow that lasts long enough to stick so that’s our version of snow LOL. I must say the way you combined cotton with the leaves on those wreaths is just wonderful. And I do believe those front doors are some of the most beeyootiful I’ve ever seen. *sigh* jealous me~

  19. Linda miller says

    Very pretty as always and I love the purple in those multicolored mums.

  20. Your porch looks beautiful….love the wreaths on the doors….very pretty!!!!!
    ~Des
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  21. Sherry Myers says

    Beautiful, Shirley! And yes, I did notice the reflection of the Carolina blue sky in your door! I am looking at the same thing right now!! Your porch is picture perfect! I love your style! It is so welcoming!
    Sherry

  22. Everything is gorgeous, Shirley! I love the teal pumpkin…is that the Cinderella pumpkin? Also, have never seen the multicolored mums. Love it all!

  23. Love your porch….always so festive! It’s always fun to see how you change things up! 😉

  24. Oh Shirley, your front doors are stunning. I love everything on your porch, especially your olden new door. Looks perfect along with your little antique wagon.
    Congratulations on a beautiful front porch.
    Mary

  25. I saw some mums today with the 2 different colors, FIRST time I have seen that! I may get one! I love all your porches. Glad you are home!!!
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  26. Loveliest Fall porch I’ve seen this season. Well done!

  27. Love it all, especially the wreaths on the doors. And the wagon. And the old door. Like I said, love it all!

  28. Your Fall porch is SOooo pretty and welcoming, Shirley. I love, love those wreaths. I think I need to get some cotton stems tomorrow. You always decorate so pretty. Love seeing your blog each time to see what you have made so Beautiful.
    Happy Fall

  29. love it all, Shirley, especially that wonderful wagon!
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  30. Gorgeous fall porch Shirley, love the old door.
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  31. Am I surprised that the porch looks great? No indeed because your creative handiwork is in full view. I especially like the watering can and the plant stand with pumpkins. I’d say this was a fun project.
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  32. I just love variety of colors of pumpkins mixed with the mums and greenery…fabulous porch, Shirley!!
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  33. bobbi duncan says

    Shirley, I am loving all the elements of your gorgeous fall vignettes…too, too pretty.

  34. It looks just perfect Shirley 🙂 and your pumpkin mix is adorable. So sorry to hear about your toe, I hope it heals faster than the 6 to 8 weeks you can’t do any dancing with that boot on.
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  35. All I can say is Pretty. You always have the perfect touch…no matter the season! I wish you could swing by my house one day! ha! Sheila
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  36. Your porch looks so great Shirley! I have added a small mum to mine so far, with temperatures in the high 90’s here I. California, and a regulated allotment of water, I’m going to have to wait until it cools down a little before buying some of the gorgeous large ones like you have.
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  37. Everything is so lovely, but I particularly like the wreath. It is unique with the cotton branches…

  38. Your porch is gorgeous all decked with fall pretties! So welcoming and inviting! And I like the wreaths on the beautiful front wood doors! We have double doors, which can be a challenge at times to find a set of anything to put on them. Well done! ~Rhonda
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  39. Shirley, just love your porch all dressed for autumn. The door is a fabulous addition! Hope you are healing from your accident! Blessings!

  40. Shirley your fall porch looks amazing! I still have not started on mine yet. It has been in the lower 90s so I have been a bahumbug as far as the outdoor decorations go.
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  41. This is all just lovely! I especially adore the pie pumpkins on the vintage plant stand 🙂
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  42. Talk about curb appeal – oh my gosh Shirley this is just magnificent –
    And your front doors – holy cow – they’re stunning !
    Pinning !
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  43. Just perfect / warm and inviting! 🙂
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  44. I always enjoy seeing your porch decked out and you new disappoint, EVER! Love the wreaths this year.

    Cindy
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  45. Dreamy… Shirley, it’s gorgeous! I think you were suppose to wait:) It turned out perfect!
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  46. I’m so envious of your beautiful double door entry, and it goes without saying your porch is perfection! (But I said it anyway)
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  47. I love it, Shirley, and I can’t wait to see it in person on Friday. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with our readers at this month’s Pretty Preppy Party–I’m featuring it as one of our favorites tomorrow!
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