How to Use Vintage Scales in Your Decor

I love vintage scales of all types.

I so remember the day I bought my first vintage scale. It was back in the 80’s

at a craft show in Miami Lakes, Florida.

I know . . . weird that I remember that!

Vintage Scale Vintage Maxwell House Coffee Tins Housepitality Designs

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How to Create a Guest Bath Concierge

How to create a guest bath concierge?

why you use the Lady Baltimore, an NQV (Not Quite Vintage) overnight vanity suitcase/train case.

It was something that I always wanted as a child.

You know, for those sleepovers.

However, I never had one and usually placed my clothes in a tote bag

that was most likely made by my mom.

Guest Bath-Housepitality Designs

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And Two Became One

And two became one . . . like the saying, “a match made in heaven”

or two souls became one.

Well I will show you today, how two things became one 

by the generosity and thoughtfulness of a friend.

I had a lonely ironstone tureen. One that was missing its lid.

Until last week, when there was a package on the front porch

with a card that read, “I spied this lovely tureen lid and thought it might like to live with you!”

Transferware lid-Housepitality Designs

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Plant Stands Are Not Just For Plants

Plant stands are not just for plants

well at least in my house as you know how I love to re-purpose things.

I thought I would put together this short post to show you how I use my plant stands.

Plant Stand/Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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A Beautiful Monogrammed Wooden Round

A beautiful monogrammed wooden round  arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

I was so thrilled to receive this custom wooden round from Ava Berry Lane.

A customized wooden monogrammed round was a giveaway by Kelly of Eclectically Vintage and I won!

This beauty is what I chose:

Ava Berry Lane Plaque-Housepitalty Designs

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A Creative Carolina Tablescape

A Creative Carolina Tablescape was the thing to create when my theme for my dinner group party was

“A Taste of Carolina”

We are a part of a Dinner Group consisting of wonderful friends

who I must say are fantastic cooks and gracious hosts.

I created this tablescape a couple of years ago and thought that I would present it again

to show you how to incorporate the love of your state and a unique parting gift for your guests.

It my was my turn and I had a very hectic schedule that week

so with some advice from a friend I decided to do something different.

TAKE OUT!!!  From some of my favorite restaurants and deli’s in my city.

I live in an area filled will the most wonderful restaurants.

Carolina Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

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A Table Makeover and A Mossy Candle

It took me a while and after careful consideration

weighing the fact that this table was not a family heirloom or an expensive piece of furniture,

actually a very inexpensive piece from Bombay Company many years ago . . .

I decided to take the plunge and paint it.

Accent table-Housepitality Designs

This accent table is in the master bedroom sitting area. It originally had the typical

Bombay dark wood stain. I painted it with Annie Sloan Pure White and distressed it.

Here is what it looked like before: (table on the left)

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

I knew as soon as I started painting it, that I would love it. No regrets.

Accent table-Housepitality Designs

I left the original finish on the drawer and slide out tray.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

Now I will move on to paint the table on the other side of the sofa.

When I was placing the candle holder back on the table replacing it with a candle

rather than a faux boxwood ball, I noticed it was a bit stark. It needed texture.

Moss Covered Candle-Housepitality Designs

So I got out my bag of moss and my glue gun and I covered the battery operated candle,

with the moss. Now I would not recommend using a real candle if you plan on lighting it! :)

Love the way it turned out.

Moss Covered Candle-Housepitality Designs

Easy peasy!

Moss Covered Candle vignette-Housepitality Designs

I think I will be trying some other finishes on my battery operated candles.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

This table received 2 little makeovers of paint and moss!

I am currently attending the Haven Conference for bloggers

having a wonderful time . . . and you can follow me and my great moments on Instagram HERE!

Have a most fabulous weekend doing what you love and being with the ones you love . . . I am!! :)

Adding More Color

I recently took away my fruit themed canisters that I have had for years in the kitchen

and added more ironstone to the countertop space.

However, it looked like a sea of white. Now I do love white decor,

but I am a color gal and love to mix it up.

Ironstone tureen/kitchen-Housepitality Designs

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Summer Coastal Decor

Summer is the time we all think about heading to the beach.

However, some of us do not live near a  beach,

for us it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

So to have that classic summer feel in our home, it is why most of us love to decorate

with coastal/beach elements.

French Buffet/Coastal Vignette-Housepitality  Designs

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Outdoor Spaces of the Southern Living 2015 Idea House

For my last post of the Southern Living Idea House, I decided to show the outdoor spaces

which are my favorite.

While the interiors were beautiful, I think it definitely appealed to a certain segment

of the population, leaning more toward a very traditional yet updated style.

Which also lended to the feel of the area that the home was located.

I will start off with one of my favorite things that was outdoors in the breezeway between

the house and the garage.

Potting Bench-2015 Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs

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