Fall Porch

Hello Dear Readers!

I know it is not quite Fall yet; however, I purchased Fall mums quite early.

As soon as my favorite garden center, Dales Greenhouse in Sanford, N.C., brought out

their mums, I was there lickity split as I was participating in a Fall Tour hosted

by the lovely Angie of Postcards From the Ridge.

I was to present my Fall Porch on Friday; however, I was a bit concerned that I would not

be able to participate much if I lost power due to the storm; therefore, 

I had to bow out at the last minute.

So here I am today, presenting my Fall Porch.

The first decorated porch of the Berry Patch House.

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Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor

I am so happy to be a part of the Fall Ideas Tour again this year,

where I am presenting my Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor.

Today, is actually the day for Fall Wreaths, but I thought I may as well show you

the porch in which they are adorning.

My Fall wreath is a bit of a departure from years past.

I concentrated mainly on the colors that I planned to use on the porch

and the harvest of my summer hydrangeas that I have dried.

Fall Porch 2016 - Dried Hydrangea Wreath - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Decor Inspiration

I have not done  many Fall tablescapes these days as we usually have Thanksgiving dinner

at my sister’s home.  She loves to cook in her gourmet kitchen

and she can have 75 plus people in her home and it never feels crowded.

She has been known to feed that many at Thanksgiving.

I created this table a couple years ago and was vintage and Pottery Barn inspired.

Fall Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

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Master Bedroom Fall Makeover

The Master Bedroom Fall Makeover was the first on my list for transitioning into Fall.

Could it be because it’s the easiest one for me? Or could it be that this room

is not as visible to others . . . and the thought of changing things out for Fall

when it is still warm and the leaves have not turned colors may be rushing it a bit.

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How I Created Fall Inspired Indoor and Outdoor Decor

I am in a “Fallsum” (In between Summer and Fall) state of mind.

Looking back on my Fall creations both indoors and outdoors.

From my table vignettes:

Fall Table Vignette

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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!!!

Fall Front Porch…Monogrammed Burlap Wreaths

The wreaths are up…the porch has ushered in Fall…

…..but I am certain that I will be doing more tweaking here and there.

My friend Frances did it again…

…..she monogrammed an initial on burlap for my fall wreaths.


Thanks Frances…they turned out great…

I placed the burlap monogram on a quilter’s hoop…

…..and added some Fall embellishments on the side.

Burlap Monogramed wreath



I love my faux pumpkin with the pineapple…

…..got it about 6 years ago in Colorado of all places…

……….my friend Linda bought one too!


I am keeping the porch simple…may add a few more pumpkins when the temps are cooler…

…..and a few Fall pillows.


We have had quite a bit of rain lately, so the mums are doing well.



I love this little guy…



And the turtle always makes an appearance…


I love placing flowers on the steps to welcome friends and family



I hope you enjoyed my simple Fall porch…..

…..wanted to show you what I have done so far….as next week I will be running the roads…

……….taking care of lots of errands…preparing for…

……………… the Southern Bloggers Conference on October 12th thru 14th!

Cannot wait to see all the wonderful bloggers who are attending and the amazing speakers we have lined up!!

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Debbiedoo’s Newbies with a Twist Party

DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson…Share Your Cup Thursday

Kristen’s Creations Share Your Creations Party

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

My entry into No Minimalist Here Open House Party sponsored by Appliances Online.

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

The Stone Gable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

The Inspired Room for Fall Nesting Party Mantels and Porches

Debbiedoo’s for Pinterest Blitzen Party