Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

Dining Room Centerpiece - Balsam Hill Garland - Housepitality Designs

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A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

French Country Fall Great Room - Housepitality Designs

A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine is happening both today and tomorrow with a most fabulous group of French Country bloggers. I am presenting my Great Room today with the star of the room . . . my new chair. The Helena Chair from Soft Surroundings.

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Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor

Fall Porch - Fall Wreaths - Housepitality Designs

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 […]

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A New Look for the Dining Room Chairs

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

A new look for the dining room chairs that are in the bay window have been on the agenda for some time now. I came across a fabric store that I have never been to and discovered some great fabrics at great prices. Pillow fabric came home with me that day and weeks later I […]

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Fall Foyer Decor

Fall Foyer - Housepitality Designs

Fall foyer decor this year is a bit of a departure of what I have done in the past. Lately, I have been drawn to all of the shades of purple . . . lavender. There were some beautiful deep purple stock flowers at Trader Joe’s. I began decorating the my antique French Buffet in […]

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Creating Fall Themes and Colors

Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Creating Fall themes and colors was on the agenda this past week. With having to deal with a bum hand these past couple of weeks, there has been more planning than creating. I knew I wanted a more neutral palette; however, my love for color keeps creeping into the decor. I know I will be […]

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How To Beautifully Live In A Small Cottage

Chateau Chic - Housepitality Designs

Want to know how you can beautifully live in a small cottage? In a cottage that is 1300 square feet? Well, my friend Mary Alice of Chateau Chic can show you how. Mary Alice recently downsized from a large home in the suburbs of D.C. to a very quaint cottage on the east coast. Today, […]

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My Fall Porch Magazine Feature

Magazine Feature - Housepitality Designs

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.

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How to Beautifully Decorate a Small Porch for Fall

Fall Porch - Savvy Southern Style

I must say that many of you know my dear friend Kim of Savvy Southern Stye. She is here today to give you some great ideas to create a beautiful Fall porch even if do not have a very large porch. Beautiful things come in small packages! Don’t forget to visit Kim and her gorgeous […]

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Blue and White in the Kentucky Blue Grass Countryside

My Kentucky Living - Housepitality Designs

Here today is  Sheila from My Kentucky Living.   Sheila and i both have a love for blue and white and yellow too!   She is here today to show you how she decorates   with her most beautiful blue and white collections in her home.     Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have the […]

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