Antique French Enamelware Canisters

Antique French Enamelware canisters were staring me in the face on the screen

on the computer screen that is.

In a Etsy Shop I frequent. Love at first sight.

When I saw them in person, I had to call them mine!

 They were going to make a piece that I already had, a collection.

What is that saying? It takes three to make a collection.

French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

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A Great Antiquing Day with Friends

A great day of antiquing with friends was on the schedule today.

I am always up for a great road trip along with my friends Mary Alice and Yvonne.

Mary Alice and I traveled to Pennsylvania to meet Yvonne for a day of fun

and the thrill of the hunt. And that we did . . . have fun and hunt.

I was concentrating so much on “the hunt” that I did not take pics of the antique mall

that the three of us scoured.

However, I did take a pic of some sneaky peekies of some of our finds

that you will see at the end of the post.

Rust and Feathers Antique Mall - Bench - Housepitality Designs

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A Little Girl’s Room Makeover Reveal

A little girl’s room makeover reveal has been in the works for months.

We have been working on it a little at a time

working with a small budget.

So today, my little sweetie and I are revealing her room,

her space that she shares with her grandmother when we are crafting.

Let’s begin with the furniture.

Granddaughter's Room - Housepitality Designs

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Dining Room Hutch Makeover

Literally, on a whim, I decided that the hutch needed a makeover.

The hutch’s contents were pretty much the same for over a year

and I thought it was time for a change.

But what do I place in the hutch? More dishes? That would not be difficult

as I do have plenty of those. But I wanted to do something different . . . different for me.

I began gathering pieces and started putting away the existing china and crystal.

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

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Silhouette, Fairies, and More Pink in a Little Girl’s Room

Silhouette, fairies and more pink in a little girl’s room was on the agenda this week.

Today, I shall tease you with some little updates.

A little girl’s room that has taken a while to do, as we have been working on it a little at a time.

When we placed, or should I say squeezed, the bedroom furniture in the room

which was my craft room, and now it’s “our” craft space,

she stated she would like to see more pink in the room. So her wish is my command.

Graylyn's Room - Housepitality Designs

You will see fairies fluttering about the room.

Floor mirror - Housepitality Designs

On mirrors and stems of flower plates.

A silhouette that was created at Disney World several years ago

hangs on the door of the craft cabinet.

Silhouette - Housepitality Designs

The striations on the walls is the reflection of the shade of the chandelier in the room.

And of course there needs to be a bit of vintage in the room.

Cranberry Glass Basket - Housepitalty Designs

So we added this cute vintage cranberry glass basket that sits on the dresser.

And fabrics and trim with touches of pink.

Graylyn's Room drapes - Housepitality Designs

Bulletin board of gray and white had to be transformed to pink of course!

Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink to be exact!

Craft Room Desk - Housepitality Designs

During this entire process of decorating this room, I tried very hard to use what I

already had . . from the bedding to the lamps to the wall art.

When I needed something to place her own craft supplies in, I looked in the attic

to see what I could find. And I came across a Longaberger basket from 1996 that

had the perfect shade of pink on it! Serendipity I say!

Longaberger 1996 Mother's Day Basket - Housepitality Designs

The  accent color on the basket could not be more perfect!…A special basket

as it was the 1996 Mother’s Day Basket.

So I leave you today with one of the first things that was done when she actually starting using her room.

I had a pair of quilted hearts that I have had forever.

They were hanging on the door knob . . . however, they found their way to the front of the door.

A dual purpose of beauty of function.

Quilted Hearts Privacy Sign - Housepitality Designs

She turned over one of the hearts to the back side to write her message

of when she needs “privacy” and that means to knock before entering.

Does this mean she is growing up? Yep, I think so!

Cue the box of tissues!

Have a great day enjoying each moment of the day and making memories!

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The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow

The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow was playing over and over this past weekend

when I received my newly made pillows from my friend Linda.

I could not wait to place them in a spot that I thought they were going.

Hmmmm. . . do I love it here? Or do I love it there?

Neo Classic Pillow - Vintage Settee - Housepitality Designs

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A Super Cute DIY No Sew Lamp Shade

A super cute DIY no sew lamp shade was on the agenda yesterday.

After my sewing group left my house after a day of conversation, food, laughs and not much sewing,

my granddaughter and I started on our “no-sew project” for her room.

I had some fabric scraps leftover from a project in her room

that were screaming to be used and I came up with the idea

of embellishing her lamp shade.

DIY No Sew Lamp Shade - Housepitality Designs

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Beautiful Blue and White

Beautiful blue and white makes me happy.

It was a dreary day yesterday and there was a bag from HomeGoods in the corner of the room

staring at me, saying, “let us out!”

And I did.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

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Early Fall Ideas With A Little Help From My Friends

If there is one thing you can count on is Change

and Change is coming…

Summer will soon give way to the vibrancy and crispness of Fall for many of us.

Change is good, or at least inevitable.

Some changes may be hard, but sliding into Fall is never a difficult one for me.

While I love all things summer (with the exception of the intense heat)

Fall is my very favorite season. Spring holds a very close second.

Early Fall ideas & projects

To help ease you into Fall

my wonderful friends and I have put together some of our favorite Fall ideas and projects.

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Adding An Antique Architectural Piece in the Kitchen {Antique Gingerbread Trim}

Adding an antique architectural piece in the kitchen (antique gingerbread trim) was on the agenda this week.

I have had this architectural piece for some time now. I purchased it from my friend Kristen.

It has been in various places, like the dining room and on the ledge of the stairwell.

I was not really thrilled about its placement in either of those places.

I then had an epiphany, that ah-ha moment that it just may very well look great in the kitchen.

Kitchen - Housepitality Designs

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