Fall Porch Inspiration and a New Favorite

While I sit on my front porch thinking about how blessed I am

to be able to enjoy the mild weather,

I am thinking ahead on how I would like to decorate my porch for Fall this year.

I definitely need to keep it simple, yet festive and inviting this year.

So today, I thought I would just present some Fall Porch inspiration

and a new favorite of mine.

Fall Porch 2016-Housepitalty Designs

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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 Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

Thanksgiving 2013

Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

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Another Porch Dressed for Fall

Another porch?….yes, I actually have three…two on the back . . upper and lower . . .

~ ~ and one in the front.

Today, I present the upper porch with simple dressings for Fall.

Fall Porch-Housepitality Designs

Pillows with Fall colors are placed on the loveseat . . perfect for snuggling . . .

~ ~ with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and then of course with your favorite “honey” 🙂

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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.

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How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

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Rainy Days and Mondays {A Country French Hutch/Armoire}

As the rains come down today, I do not feel so bad working in the garage on a project.

The opportunity arose to purchase a French Country hutch/armoire from a neighbor. . .

~ ~ that had moved months ago.

I had purchased a few furniture pieces from her prior to her move . . .

~ ~ and was admiring a pretty French hutch/armoire of hers that she was taking with her.

French Hutch/Armoire-Housepitality Designs

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Pumpkin Topiary in a Silver Trophy Bowl

I love topiaries of all kinds…

…..and when I was able to purchase great pumpkins perfect for stacking….

……….from the Farmers’ Market…I was in topiary heaven!

I originally purchased enough pumpkins to make two topiaries for the back porch….

…..then I relocated one of those to the front porch.

Pumpkin Topiary

I headed out again to the Farmers’ Market to get three more to create a new topiary…

…..one to place in the Silver Trophy Bowl in my foyer.


I purchased this great silver bowl at the antique mall where my booth is located….

…..the inscription says “SOUTHAMPTON CVO PARADE….MAYORS TROPY….1980”

Pinky told me that the CVO parade is actually the 4th of July Parade in Southampton”

Pumpkin Topiary

My hubby asked me why all the pumpkin topiaries???!!..

…..I looked and smiled….he returned the smile.

Pumpkin Topiary

Pumpkin Topiary

I had so much fun decorating with these pumpkins this year…


I brought out my Plush Velvet Pumpkins from last year…

Plush Velvet Pumpkins

Plush Velvet Pumpkins

I placed them on top of a French paperback book dated, 1928…


I love this book as it was a “gift” from the owner this Antiquities Brocante …

…..a wonderful place where our “French Shopping Group” found many, many treasures!

France Brocanting Trip

Some of my “stash” from this shop…and how did it miss that great magnifying glass in the case!!!


I do not have many Halloween decorations out yet…

…..but I think this Lenox Jack O’ Lantern went well with the Lenox Leaf dish…


I filled the leaf dish with this great Fall potpourri…

Fall Vignette


I really need to paint the A/C return….

Housepitality Designs Fall Foyer

But then again….

2013 France Trip

I am waiting for this beauty (the buffet, ha!) to arrive in the U.S. from France….

…..so that I can place it in the foyer…(and it just may hide that A/C return)…

Have a wonderful weekend enjoying the Fall weather and making beautiful memories!

I am joining:

DIY By Design for Fall Into Fall Party

StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Thistlewood Farm for Fall Junk Linky Party