I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall Front Porch, 2017


I am a bit late with my usual schedule of posting because I had to wait until it stopped raining to take photos of our front porch and because I have been decorating the Living Room for Fall.......

But before I share our Fall Front Porch, I have to thank these hosts for featuring my post, Halloween Potion Bottles, Part 1, from last week's parties........

Thanks so Teresa, over a Aging Like a Fine Wine, for featuring it from last week's Party in Your PJ's Linky Party!!!
Teresa chose me as her featured Blogger and not only featured the post about but for also featured these other posts of mine, Halloween Potion Bottles, Part 2 and Halloween Potion Books and Frames!!!

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I do have more hosts to Thank for featuring my posts but for the sake of not boring you, I will do that in m next post!!

Fall is my favorite time of year and it usually signals the start of the Holiday decorating for me.......
At the end of August, we had Fall like temps. in the 60's and 70's......

Now in the middle of September, we are having Summer like temps. in the 80's.......

 So we are enjoying sitting out on the front porch........
I have packed up all of the Summer decorations from the front porch and front yard.......
I shared in my last post how I transplanted some flowers from the front yard out in the back yard and now I have planted all of my Fall Mums......
Click HERE if you missed that post.....

When you walk up the steps to the row of townhouses in which we live, this is what you see.......
 In the large black urn that sits between my neighbor's porch and mine, is a topiary that I made a few years ago...
I used a tomato cage and wrapped a fall garland around it.......
In the center, is an orange lantern with a candle on a timer inside of it.....
I did leave some of the begonias in pots because they are still doing pretty good......
This is the area between our porch and our neighbor's.......
In a wooden basket, sits a faux pumpkin.........
I left out a solar lantern with a sunflower on it and a set of 3 orange lanterns........
There is a candle on a timer inside the lantern and a set of battery operated fairy lights inside the terra cotta Jack O' Lantern that I bought many years ago at a church Flea Market......
I bought this leaf plaque many years ago......
The front door.......
Our front door is the only access into our house since our back yard is fenced in and has a large slope behind it leading up to the row of townhouses behind us.......
I made this wreath a few years ago.....
I may add a few more flowers to this wreath in the future.......
As I have mentioned in past posts, the "weeping" mortar allows me to hang things on the front of our house........
I hung a few Fall plaques......
This one I bought at a church flea market......
You may remember that I recently bought these items.......
I bought this Harvest sign at Gabes and added a raffia bow.......
And I bought this Jack O' Lantern at Wegman's.......
I have a set of battery operated fairy lights inside of it.......

A wooden wreath of leaves.......
I flipped the cushions on the chairs to the stripped side......
I bought this at Target several years ago......
One of my Fall Flags......
In the corner of the porch.......
I left those 2 dusty millers in the small pots.......
On the table in the corner........
I filled the lantern with faux gourdes......
A faux pumpkin sits under the table.......
A Fall garland is attached to the railing.........
Several years ago, I wove burlap colored deco mesh through the garland and made bows for each side of the railing.......
There are also a set of orange lights woven through out the garland......
In the center........
This is faux Indian corn that I bought at Michael's last year and the bow is made with deco mesh bought at Dollar Tree......
 A smaller terra cotta Jack O' Lantern sits on top of a stepping stone that I used to make a table out of a bird bath........
I planted the tri colored Mums that I bought in Wegman's in the 2 pots in front of the railing.....

 I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated our porch for Fall this year.....
In a later post, I will show you how it looks lit up in the evening........
In my next post, I will be sharing how our front yard looks decorated for Fall......
So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
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  1. Just getting around to doing a post and visiting a few blogs. Looks like you have outdone yourself again. Fall looks very festive and fun on your porch, Debbie. Hope you have a good weekend. xo Diana

  2. Debbie your porch looks fabulous again for Fall. Whatever season, you come up with just the perfect porch and all the great details Debbie.
    Happy Fall.

  3. Debbie, Your porch is just beautiful. I like the chairs also. You have so many nice things. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Your fall porch is just gorgeous....can't wait to see it all lit up! A small detail like flipping the cushions can give a new look! hugs...

  5. How Festive Debbie. I would spend all my free time hanging out on your porch. And you're a lucky girl being able to hang things on your brick - wish I had weeping mortar!

  6. Dear Debbie, i'm back! Your porch is such beautiful forma fall. Your decors are fairy
    Hugs Alessandra

  7. Debbie, Your fall porch is so inviting! Love all the lantern pumpkins and the pretty fall colors! Fall is my favorite time of year too! Hope you are having a great week! Don't work too hard and take care of you and Joe!

  8. This fall porch would be such a nice place to hang out for awhile. I especially like the harvest sign.

  9. Love how you did the topiary with the garland, your wreath is lovely, great collection of pumpkins and plaques!

  10. I love the way you decorated your fall porch Debbie. The mums and pumpkins are so pretty. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

  11. Debbie - it's so bright and cheery, and I love the "real" fall colors. We are having fall today and it's supposed to be back in the upper 80s by the end of the week. Crazy Minnesota weather, but I'll take this over what's to come. Have a great week!

  12. Fall is my favorite also and I just love all the bright colors in the reds, oranges and yellows. I enjoyed my tour of your porch and look forward to your nighttime pictures!

  13. Great Fall decorations!! You are so ready for October and the start of Halloween. So cool! Saw your post through the brag about it link party:)

  14. Oh my goodness! Your fall front porch is simply breathtaking!! I love the classic fall colors you used! Thanks so much for sharing at #merrymonday Hope you will link up with us again!

  15. I love your front porch Debbie, the ribbons are so billowy and fun!!!
    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Your fall porch decor looks fabulous, Debbie! I love all of the color! Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle! We're featuring this at today's party.

  17. Very pretty, Debbie, so festive and I love it! You must make your neighborhood alive.....Christinne

  18. Such a fun fall porch! I bet you get a lot of people wanting to spend time on your porch instead of indoors. I know I would :)

  19. Hi Debbie, this post is one of my Features for the new Merry Monday party starting tonight. Pinned and shared on my FB page too!

  20. Your front porch looks so festive for fall! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  21. Debbie, your porch is always so festive. I love it all decked out for fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Debbie, your Fall porch is absolutely beautiful! It always gives me a lift to drop by Debbie Dabble Blog, though I don't get to as often as I would like lately. Congratulations on all the features, sweet friend!

  23. No wonder you were featured all over blogland, this is beautiful! My favorite jack o lantern is the one from Wegmans. My closest one is over a half hour away and I always forget to go there:( I may just put a post it on my mirror:):) I have some of the same clay pumpkins that you have too. LOVE the garland! Beautiful job!


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