Grand ‘Ole Flags in Blue and White

Hi there! I am back from a little vacation adventure

celebrating our anniversary in the beautiful countryside of Kentucky.

I have lots of photos and stories (a haunted one too) of our trip

to share with you next week.

In the meantime, when I got home, in-between many loads of laundry and those chores

that need to be done after being away for 5 days, I adorned by coffee table with

the Grand ‘Ole flags.

Patriotic Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Summer Touches in the Sunroom

I could not decide how I wanted to decorate the sunroom for summer.

Do I go coastal?

Do I adorn it with a summer garden theme?

Do I extend more of the blue and white into the sunroom?

Oh the decisions.

Summer Sunroom 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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The Master Bedroom for Summer

On the way home from a tournament in Tennessee,

my hubby obliged me with a bit of a detour to  stop in Lake Lure, NC

for lunch . . . and a stop at the Pottery Barn Outlet in South Carolina.

What more can you ask for than a beautiful lunch by the water’s edge of Lake Lure

and a stop at a Pottery Barn outlet to finish off the weekend.

Master Bedroom Summer 2016- Housepitality Designs

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Summer Kitchen Vignettes

As I was adding hydrangeas to the kitchen the other day,

 I decided it was time to change out some things on one of my kitchen counters.

for a lighter feel for summer.

I felt that the dark background of the tole tray needed to be replaced.

Summer Kitchen:Breadboard - Housepitality Designs

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It all began with a Garden Stool

A couple of weekends ago, I was in Richmond, Virginia

attending one of my hubby’s tournaments.

Between games, I did the usual.

I looked up the nearby HomeGoods from my phone and off I went.

I do love shopping in HomeGoods in other cities

as I do find things that my local stores do not have.

Garden Stool - Housepitality Designs

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A New Craftsman Home and The Veranda

I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the  HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC

and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was.

I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision

that my son was researching to buy a home.

To make a long story short, I told my son how impressed I was with the quality of the

Homes by Dickerson and told him that he may want to consider looking into their homes.

He did, was impressed, and bought one of their homes.

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em . . . Join ‘Em

If you can’t beat ’em . . . join ’em.

If you can’t fight it, go with it.

That has been my motto of late with the sofa.

A sofa that has been in my home from the first day we moved in 11 years ago.

Would I love to have a new sofa to change the color?

The answer is yes. However, it really is so very comfortable and in great shape.

But there is another However.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

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Simply Summer with Daisies and Ironstone

I went to the grocery store the other day.

 Each time I go there, I usually make a stop at the floral department.

Knowing I had beautiful hydrangeas at home for the picking,

I was going to race by that section of the store with eyes forward.

However, something was lurking  out of the corner of my eye. Clearance!

Daisies/Ironstone Tureen - Housepitality Designs

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Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie

Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie?

I say that is a great combination for summer decorating.

This past weekend, I was on the hunt for chairs

to replace the ones I am giving to my son.

Although, I was not successful in my quest,

there was one item that I found that had to come home with me.

Chinoiserie Crock & Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

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Thank You For Your Service

“Thank you for your service.”

Seems like a phrase that we have used so much recently

when we are in the company an active service man or woman or addressing a person

who had served our country so heroically to preserve our freedoms.

Today, we say to all those brave men and women who made those sacrifices

so that we can live in the greatest country in the world,

“Thank you for your service”.

Pam's Garden - Housepitality Designs

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