My Fall Porch Magazine Feature

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

I am still recuperating from my hand surgery. It gets better every day.

I can now type slowly with my right hand.

Just a short post today to tell you about my little magazine feature

in Country Sampler’s Special Autumn Decorating Issue.

Country Sampler's Magazine Feature/Sept 2016 -Housepitality Designs

It is a photo of a corner of my 2014 Fall Front Porch

My vintage wagon had always been a staple in that corner of the front porch.

I filled it with seasonal decor and flowers throughout the year.

Fall was my very favorite time of the year to fill the wagon with pretties,

especially with mums and pumpkins.

Country Sampler's Autumn Decorating Magazine 2016/Housepitality Designs

I was excited to have my little vintage wagon featured

in Country Sampler’s special Autumn Decorating issue.

Country Sampler's Autumn Decorating Issue 2016/Housepitality Designs

Even with my bum hand, I managed to see most of my hubby’s games this weekend.

He played on two teams in this tournament and both teams won the ASA National Championship.

His birthday wish came true, winning 2 national championships in one weekend!

Here is a photo of both of my sweeties!

Tom and Graylyn/ASA National Championship 2016 - Housepitality Designs

It was a great weekend!

I would like to take this time to thank the ladies who filled in for me

while I was recuperating from my surgery.


Kim from Savvy Southern Style

Pam from Everyday Living, and

Sheila from My Kentucky Living

I hope to be back in the groove soon!

It has been very frustrating not being able to start my Fall decorating;

however, in the scheme of life, it is just a teeny, teeny, teeny bump in the road.

Have a most wonderful day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Glad you are getting better each day. Congrats on the feature and congrats to hubby winning again!

  2. Congrats on the feature! I love that vintage wagon, it makes the perfect staple piece for your porch decor! So glad you’re hand is recovering…..I’m scheduling my appointment this week!

  3. So glad your hand is better! How exciting to have your pretty porch featured! Congratulations!

  4. I have to admit I squealed when I saw you featured in Country Sampler Fall decorating issue! Yeah, that’s one of my fave blogs!!! *talking about YOU)! Congrats to your hubby on winning! I’m glad you are recuperating well from your surgery, but please take it easy! BTW, your grand is growing up so fast, wish I had some grands! To my Kids: hint, hint. from my kids: shut up Mom. 🙂

  5. Congrats on the feature! I am so happy for you! I’m glad that your hand is healing. I know it is frustrating when you have to take it easy, and you are not able to do your normal routine. Take care of yourself, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!!

  6. Congrats on your feature, Shirley. Also glad to hear your hand surgery went well and that your hubby won 2 championships! We are far, far away in Africa but still connected at times! This is an exciting country!

  7. Glad to hear your hand is healing! Congrats on the feature. I always love your porches in every season. Congrats to your hubbie too!

  8. Congratulations on the magazine feature Shirley, your fall porch decorating is always so beautiful and such an inspiration! Big congrats also to your hubby! I am so sorry about your hand surgery, but happy to hear you are starting to feel better.

  9. SHERRY MYERS says

    Congratulations on your magazine feature! Well deserved! Congratulations to your husband on his double win! Praying your hand will be better soon. Your granddaughter’s picture fits your description of her. A sweetie! Enjoy these fall-like days!

  10. Congratulations on the feature….I am so excited for you!!! I’m glad your hand is healing quickly too. Great pic of your two loves :o)

  11. Congratulations on being featured in Country Sampler and congratulations to your hubby for being a winner (I bet in more ways than one). Feel better soon.

  12. Congratulations on the feature! Well done, colorful -eye- catching results! Fall decorating, my favorite! Great ideas Shirley!

  13. I’m glad your hand is getting better. I love how Blog Buddies fill in for each other. Your feature in Country Sampler is awesome.

  14. Great feature! I love a wagon and yours is wonderful all decked out for fall. My children are adults but I still keep their little red wagon in the garage and use it quite often for hauling things around the yard. Glad to hear that your hand is healing. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!

  15. Love the decorating feature – That wagon is Perfect. WoW!

  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can you tell me where I can find a copy? I want to get it asap! You always do your porches SO beautifully! Glad you were able to watch the games with BOTH of your sweeties, and tell Tom happy birthday! Hope you are ALL better FAST!!!

  17. Congratulations to your hubby – I know he is very happy. Does he play professionally?

    Your little sweetie is growing up so fast – she is a very pretty little girl. Enjoy her while you can because soon their to busy with friends.

    I will have to go out and get a copy of that magazine that you were featured in …. congratulations to you too.

    So glad that your hand is recovering nicely, soon you will be back into the swing of things.

    Have a great week Shirley – I am starting my Fall decorating today.


  18. Yay, Shirley and congrats on the feature…so excited for you! Congrats to Tom and your little Sweetie is a doll! Hope every day is better with your hand! Blessings, Pam

  19. I love that little corner…and what’s nice about it, is that anyone could do that…no matter the size of their porch. Congrats to your hubby too! Glad your hand is doing better! 😉

  20. So happy for you! That’s so wonderful 🙂 You always do a great job on your porch. Good to know your hand is doing well! Great picture of your husband and granddaughter- she’s really growing up fast!

  21. How wonderful on both counts!! Get that hand better soon!!

  22. Glad you are doing better and on the road to recovery! Congratulations on your magazine feature. The wagon is such a clever, adorable idea.

  23. Congrats on the wonderful magazine feature Shirley! The full wagon is so fall perfect! I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to not have use of a hand-my husband sprained his arm last week and I’m having to cut his meat and do all kinds of crazy things like grind the pepper for him! I wish you a speedy recovery! I was tickled when I saw Pam’s post on your trip to Birmingham, how lovely you could meet and visit. I am hoping to meet Pam and some other Birmingham bloggers later this fall, we’re planning a special get together.

  24. Congrats Shirley!!! I’m going to be sure and pick this up! And congrats to your sweet hubby! You guys are on a roll!!!!
    So glad you are feeling better and doing well. 😉

  25. Congrats on the feature! You always do such a great job with your decor. It is so lovely.


  26. I feel like I know a celebrity! How exciting to be in a magazine…and I love your wagon full of fall. Just so pretty!

  27. Congrats Shirley! Always love your fall porch!! Wishing you a speedy recovery. I was recently contacted by a sweet gal from Country Sampler to be in their Christmas issue. But alas, I had not saved the original photos she wanted and the ones on my blog have a low dpi. Live and learn. lol!

  28. Bless your sweet heart, Shirley! Feel better! xl

  29. Congrats on your feature Shirley! I’ve always loved that sweet wagon and part of your porch! I’ll be on the lookout for the magazine. Congrats to your hubby too. 🙂

  30. So much to celebrate!! Congratulations to you and your hubby!!
    Glad you are on the mend and feeling better. Hope you feel like your old self real soon.

  31. Congrats! It is a lovely wagon full of pretty fall decorations… Love it… I’m moving to a new home and can’t wait to get started…

  32. That’s all wonderful news–so glad that you are recovering. Having seen the porch in real life, it’s even prettier than that gorgeous photo! I hope you continue to feel better every day! XO, Christy

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.