A Walk Down Memory Lane of the Lucketts 2013 Design House

Today, I thought I would take you down memory lane of the 2013 Lucketts Design House.

The Lucketts Spring Market is around the corner so I thought for those of you who

have not seen it, or for those of you who had, you can take a peek again.

So grab a cup of coffee or the beverage of your choice as this post is filled with great inspiration!!

It was gorgeous…such a great group of talented people

had decorated the Design House impeccably.

So many designs from Farmhouse Vintage, Shabby Chic, 

Industrial Chic, and more.

So armed with my “point and shoot” camera (did not bring the heavy DSLR with me)

I proceeded to “the house”.

When I approached the front porch, you see this:

Lucketts Design House 2013-Housepitality Designs

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How To Use Vintage Items For All Of Your Planting Needs

Why buy new things to contain your plants and flowers

when you can make the plants or flowers even prettier by using vintage items.

So today, I will show you how I use vintage items for all of my plants and flowers.

Orchid in vintage pitcher-Housepitality Designs

You know those orchids that you can get quite inexpensively at the grocery stores?

The containers are not all that interesting, so remove the orchid from the container

and place it in a wonderful vintage pitcher

or any other vintage container that will beautifully accommodate the plant.

Boxwood Topiary-Housepitality Designs

When I buy preserved boxwoods or other faux topiaries

I usually remove them from their department store containers.

This particular one, I placed in a vintage McCoy flower pot.

Vintage Ironstone/Kitchen Vignette-Housepitality Designs

As the ones shown here that I purchased from HomeGoods

and placed them in vintage ironstone sugar bowls.

Vintage tureen plant container-Housepitality Designs

This tropical plant sits in a vintage ironstone tureen

that was purchased at a great price because it did not not have a lid.

Faux topiary in live plant-Housepitality Designs

I am now experimenting with adding faux to real plants.

I took a faux boxwood topiary ball . . . attached it to a stick . . .

and placed it in the center of the live plant that is in a vintage ironstone commode.

Vintage transferware urn/settee-Housepitality Designs

This vintage transferware urn previously contained faux evergreens.

Removed the faux with a pretty green tropical plant (that I call an umbrella plant).

Antique blue and white transferware commode-Housepitality Designs

For as long as I can remember, I have had a plant

in my treasured blue and white transferware commode

a gift many, many years ago from a friend. It was a family piece.

Olive Bucket/Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

Many of us place a plant in these olive buckets.

I just love the difference in the textures. Great juxtaposition of natural and rusty metal.

I am making a conscious effort to “go green” with my plant containers.

Maybe that will give me more of a green thumb!

To use the gently used treasures of the past.

On another note . . . I was in Florida last week. Another season of bleachers and red clay.

While I was there, I met up with a sweet lady!. . . . A blogger that I have not met in person,

however, feel that I know her.


That’s me on the left, Sherry from No Minimalist Here, and my friend Merry.

Sherry is a joy!…We had lots of fun and she took us to her favorite antique places.

So happy that I finally got to meet her and can’t wait to see her again at Haven.

It is always so wonderful to be able to meet fellow bloggers and get to know them.

Have a most fabulous day!

How I Added A Little Bling To My Chandelier

My chandeliers are 10 years old

the age of the house.

I say it may be time to change some things out

to refresh and renew.

However, when you are thinking of some day downsizing . . .

do you spend the money?

So what is the solution?

Master Bedroom-Housepitality Designs

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Keeping It In The Family

You know how it is.

There is always something special “that’s in the family” . . .

that someone has decided to let go with a slight bit of hesitation.

Vintage Bowls/Marmalade Jar-Housepitality Designs

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How To Embellish Antique Shutters

Once upon a time there were two ladies who love to shop for antiques . . .

just love the thrill of the hunt.

Many times when these ladies find something that they both like,

they often say to each other, “no you take it, no you take it”

but in this case, the other Fair Lady spotted these beauties first,

in a basket tucked in a corner on the floor and they were the perfect items for her home.

Antique Shutters-Housepitalty Designs

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Spring Centerpiece in a Basket

I do not have a breakfast table.

We use our dining room table every day.

It is next to the kitchen and the perfect gathering place and work table.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

I have learned that I would rather have a centerpiece on the table

that I can pick up and move with ease due to this:

Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

This is where my granddaughter sets up her various little houses

and creates many rooms that many a designer would appreciate!

We also have dinner here every night.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

You will notice these moss bunnies a.k.a Peter Rabbit and friends

went from the Great Room coffee table to the dining room. They are always on the move!

Spring Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

An old paper mache bunny joined Peter and his friends.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

What I will miss about Spring is the wonderful tulips

but for now, I will enjoy them as much as I can and continue buying them

until they are no longer available.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

Bunnies, potted tulips, flowers in a vintage ironstone creamer,

a lantern, and a vintage transferware lid fill the basket with lots of color,

texture and a little bit of whimsy.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

I did not set my usual Easter tablescape this year.

We will be going to a great Inn for Easter Brunch and then home

for the traditional Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

Spring Basket Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

The Spring Basket Centerpiece will remain on the table along with a very casual buffet

for those participating in the Egg Hunt, both children and adults too!

I wish you all a most beautiful weekend

and a most Joyous Easter!

Have you heard what the buzz is all about? . . . Why it’s bHome!

Yes, have you heard that buzzing sound? You know those sounds when you look around and say,

“What’s that Bee-utiful sound?”

It’s the Bee-utiful sound of bHome!

bHome App-Housepitality Designs

Yes, you will be Bee-dazzled at this innovative, creative, and revolutionary mobile app available

FREE OF CHARGE on your iPhone and iPad (coming to androids soon!).

bHome Mobile App-Housepitality Designs

This mobile app is the brainchild of Kelly (My Soulful Home) and her husband Peter.

To bring together, like a sweet Beehive community of workers . . . .

 the sweetest results of all things home and garden.

bHome-Housepitality Designs

You can visit with your favorite bloggers, read their posts.

bHome-Housepitality Designs

Pin their very Bee-coming images, and want to Bee-friends and chat with them?

bHome-Housepitality Designs

You can do that too! . . . You can join in on a chat from your favorite blogger . . .

bHome-Housepitality Designs

or go to the bHome app on the bHome app page and ask a  question or make a comment.

bHome App-Housepitality Designs

Like the one that user sw31313 asked of the bloggers on bHome:

“Need color ideas to go with brown leather sofa”

You cannot see the entire thread here, but I can tell you that her questions was answered

by quite a few of the bloggers on bHome. Now how great is that!

All from the convenience from your phone or iPad.

You can “favorite” your favorite blogs, shelter magazines, and shops too!

by simply tapping on the star. For a great video tutorial, you can go HERE.

Those you favorite will come to you in a feed, BEE-fitting of you and your likes.

BEE-lieve me . . . I am not very techy . . . pretty tech challenged I would say.

Hey . . . I learned to type on a manual typewriter!

I can say that this mobile app is for the BEE-ginner and of course the BEE-guiling tech savvy person.

So, download this amazing bHome mobile app today!

You can also go to my side bar and click on the bHome image.

bHome-Housepitality Designs

 If you want to download this app on your iPad, go to the iPhone apps to download.

bHome is also on Facebook, you can go there for amazing and Bee-utiful inspiration.

I travel often and I must say that it is so wonderful to have a plethora (love that word) of

home and garden inspiration from many sources at my fingertips on my phone. Just ask my hubby,

he said that I am more attached to my phone now than ever before.

Yep! . . . . Reading and interacting with the bHome mobile app!….The BEEE-EST!!!

Guest Room Makeover Reveal

It seems like this room has certainly taken me a while to complete;

however, no room is ever complete, right?

You have seen so many sneak peeks, so no more sneak peeks today!

Guest Room Makeover-Housepitality Designs

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Guest Room Hutch Makeover {How To Disguise A TV}

I promise that this will be the last sneak peek of the guest room. Total reveal soon!

A NQV (Not Quite Vintage) Thomasville hutch replaced the dresser and mirror in this room.

I always have a TV for my guests so that they can wind down after a busy day and watch the news or

a favorite entertainment channel.

Guest Room Hutch-Housepitality Designs

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Shabby and Vintagelicious

Previously, I presented some great places where I have been antiquing and finding some great things

for great prices . . . always shopping on a budget.

Today, I have more eye candy for you. Great things on a budget.

Rust and Feathers/Ekster-Housepitality Designs

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