Gold Deer and Tablescapes

Today is Day Two of the Christmas Ideas Tour.

You will find a tremendous amount of Christmas and Holiday ideas for your table.

This year I will be working on a table that is a bit different

from the past years.

However, there seems to be a constant in my Christmas tablescape

and that is my gold deer.


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Our Great Room Christmas Mantel

2015 Great Room Christmas Mantel - Housepitality Designs

Our Great Room Christmas mantel this year  is probably the most simplistic mantel that I have created. I promised myself this year that I am really going to downsize my Christmas decorations. I did give many boxes of Christmas ornaments, florals and decorations along with a couple of trees to Habitat last year. However, I […]

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Soft Glows with Pine Trees and Ironstone – A Winter’s Vignette

Christmas Ironstone Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Soft glows with pine trees and ironstone was the goal this year for the great room table vignette. Boughs of holly clipped from our holly trees brings the outdoors in.

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A Sentimental Turkey

Graylyn's Turkey - Housepitality Designs

I have been known to be such an sentimentalist. Saving everything that has such meaning and memories for me. Many boxes of them . . . just ask the hubby! I remember the first turkey that my son made. It is in a box somewhere.

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Decking the Halls

Vintage ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Decking the halls with boughs of holly . Well, maybe just some little boughs in a vintage ironstone creamer for now. The boughs clipped by my hubby from our holly trees, to enhance a vignette with the traditional red and green.

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The Master Bedroom Dressed for the Holidays with the Perfect Linens.

Master Bedroom for Winter - Housepitality Designs

One of the very first rooms that I decorate for the Holidays is the Master Bedroom. Maybe it is because I decorate it for the most part for the Winter as opposed to strictly in a Christmas theme.

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It’s a Wrap!

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitaility Designs

It’s a wrap of fabulous Holiday gift wrapping ideas. Great inspiration from a Holiday Gift Wrapping “Party of 10”. Today, I want to share with you their most creative ways to make your Holiday gift wrapping special.  So very special for your family and friends. Did you see my gifts wrapped with a vintage monogrammed […]

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My Favorite Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas & Inspiration

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

When I wrap a Christmas gift, I try to keep the recipient in mind to customize it . . . to make it special just for them. Or to incorporate it into my decor. You may find someone’s gift not under a tree, but most likely on a bench or table in the house. You […]

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A New Sitting Area

Guest Room Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

A new sitting area was created after I visited my friend Mary Alice to say good-bye to her home that I loved. And, of course the one she loved too. We were taking a walk upstairs and I noticed her Sitting/TV viewing room a bit sparse. She sold much of the furniture in that room, […]

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Christmas Inspiration – Remembering Christmas Past – Home Tour

Christmas tree 2014 - Housepitality Designs

When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I only have a few weeks to decorate my home for Christmas. Where has the time gone? When I start to plan my decorating, I search through many sources, such as lots of Christmas themed magazines both past and present. I do have to do […]

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