Almost All White Bedding, A Winter Master Bedroom

Hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend.

I did some shopping with my friend Merry while the boys had a tournament this weekend.

The boys play …… we shop!

 With  numerous Pottery Barn gift cards, rewards, and coupons in hand,

I had fun shopping and left the store with the vision of an almost white bed.

White Bedding-Master Bedroom-Housepitality Designs

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Making it Easy for Setting the Table

If not every night, it’s most often that I hear the question,

“can I help?”

My hubby does not cook. The BBQ grill is the closest he will come to cooking.

I don’t complain (much) as he is so very helpful in other ways around the house.

 The kitchen is just not his thing.

Sometimes I have to direct him to where certain things are in the kitchen.

So making it easy for setting the table is a good thing.

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Transitioning the Great Room to Winter

Transitioning the Great Room to Winter was rather easy.

The decorations that were Christmas specific were taken down and stored away.

Yet, there were many things that remained as they had a winter look and feel.

Everything in the room are things that I already had in my stash

with the exception of two fur trimmed pillows

that were on clearance after Christmas.

Winter Home Tour-Velvet Pillows-Housepitality Designs

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Elegance and A Little Rough Around the Edges

You probably heard the saying that opposites attract?

Like the characters in the movie, Lady and the Tramp,

or Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.

Well what about exquisite Waterford

and a wonderful piece of vintage chippiness?

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A Simple and Cozy Winter Vignette

Christmas decor is still in my Great Room.

I plan to pack up and store the decorations away this coming weekend

as I will be housebound due to  the predicted 6 to 8 inches of snow

that will fall in our area. I must say, even though the snow can sometimes

be a problem with driving conditions in our area with the added ice,

I am looking forward to our first snowfall of the year.

I love the natural beauty that it brings and the sights and sounds

of the kids sledding down the hills behind our house on the golf course.

One of those kids is my hubby!

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Top Ten Posts of 2016

When I researched my Top Ten Posts of 2016, I was not surprised, yet surprised.

I am sure you know what I mean. Posts that I thought would definitely make

it in the Top Ten, did not and some that did, was a pleasant surprise.

I want to thank you,  my fabulous readers for your support in 2016,

and I will strive to bring even greater ones for you in 2017.

So we shall do a countdown, starting with the Number 10 post.

Number 10

The bHome Fall Tour – The Sunroom

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A New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful start to 2017!

My start to the New Year in my home is a New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom.

Actually I should say accents of blue and white,

as the wicker is a celery green in color.

But what goes well with green? …. blue!

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Simple Centerpiece to Ring in the New Year

After a wonderful Christmas Day dinner,

the Christmas dishes were washed and put away for another year.

I wanted a simple centerpiece to ring in the New Year.

I chose white flowers.

Flowers to give the feeling and illusion of new fallen snow.

White Hydrangeas-Housepitality Designs

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Yes Graylyn, There Is A Santa Claus

Several years ago when my house was on a Christmas Tour for charity,

I decorated EVERY room in the house.

One of the things that we did was to put my favorite title/sentiment of the Season,

above the doors in the Media Room.

We used those stick on letters. When my hubby completed the project,

our granddaughter looked up with amazement.

She asked, “why was the name Virginia there? It should say Graylyn.”

I told her about the story of a little girl named Virginia.

Byer Caroler-Housepitality Designs

My hubby and I  both looked at each other, smiled, and quickly there was a change made.

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Media Room Simply Dressed for Christmas

The last room I decorated was the Media Room simply dressed for Christmas.

Using Holiday pillows which can be taken into the Winter months,

and a few things here and there to give the room a festive look.

Media Room-Christmas-Housepitality Designs

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