Day 2 of the bHome Fall Tour ~ A Peek and a Giveaway

I am not sure now which season is my favorite as far as decorating is concerned.

I have so loved decorating my home for Christmas,

yet I am so enjoying decorating for Fall.

It just seems to be a bit more relaxing for me.

Adding pretties here and there of dried hydrangeas, pumpkins,

sheaves of wheat and the bounties of Fall in a pretty bowl.

Great Room - Fall Decor - Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

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Day One of the bHome Fall Tour & A $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Friends! Happy Fall!

There is so much beautiful Fall inspiration out there in blogland

from fabulous craft projects, home decor, and gorgeous porches and gardens.

I have been involved in quite a few Fall tours this season

and I hope to do a recap on one of them soon.

One of those tours, in which I will appear in on Wednesday,  so stay tuned,

starts today with a great giveaway!

It’s the bHome Fall Tour with a $250.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

bHome Fall Tour

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Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

Dining Room Centerpiece - Balsam Hill Garland - Housepitality Designs

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A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

is happening both today and tomorrow with a most fabulous group of French Country bloggers.

I am presenting my Great Room today with the star of the room . . . my new chair.

The Helena Chair from Soft Surroundings.

Fall Great Room - Helena Chair - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor

I am so happy to be a part of the Fall Ideas Tour again this year,

where I am presenting my Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor.

Today, is actually the day for Fall Wreaths, but I thought I may as well show you

the porch in which they are adorning.

My Fall wreath is a bit of a departure from years past.

I concentrated mainly on the colors that I planned to use on the porch

and the harvest of my summer hydrangeas that I have dried.

Fall Porch 2016 - Dried Hydrangea Wreath - Housepitality Designs

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A New Look for the Dining Room Chairs

A new look for the dining room chairs that are in the bay window

have been on the agenda for some time now.

I came across a fabric store that I have never been to and discovered

some great fabrics at great prices.

Pillow fabric came home with me that day and weeks later I found some fabric

that was the perfect color and the classic design I was looking for.

That fabric was on sale plus an extra 40% off! I bought all of the yardage on the bolt

which was a little over 9 yards and it came to less than $5.00/yard.

Here is the result:

Dining Room - Bay Window - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Foyer Decor

Fall foyer decor this year is a bit of a departure

of what I have done in the past.

Lately, I have been drawn to all of the shades of purple . . . lavender.

There were some beautiful deep purple stock flowers at Trader Joe’s.

I began decorating the my antique French Buffet in the foyer by placing

the stock flowers in the blue and white ginger jars.

I added some stems of wheat for texture and to add more of a “fall look”.

Fall Foyer - Fall Flowers - Antique French Buffet - Antique Scale - Housepitality Designs

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Creating Fall Themes and Colors

Creating Fall themes and colors was on the agenda this past week.

With having to deal with a bum hand these past couple of weeks,

there has been more planning than creating.

I knew I wanted a more neutral palette; however, my love for color

keeps creeping into the decor.

I know I will be using more greens, blues, and lavenders this year,

and animal prints too!

Fall Vignette - Lavender - French stool - Floral Arrangement - Animal Print - Housepitality Designs

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How To Beautifully Live In A Small Cottage

Want to know how you can beautifully live in a small cottage?

In a cottage that is 1300 square feet?

Well, my friend Mary Alice of Chateau Chic can show you how.

Mary Alice recently downsized from a large home in the suburbs of D.C.

to a very quaint cottage on the east coast.

Today, I am thrilled to show you how she has made this cottage a beautiful retreat

for her and her hubby.

When you enter her home you come into an area they call the sunroom.

Chateau Chic - Housepitality Designs

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My Fall Porch Magazine Feature

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

I am still recuperating from my hand surgery. It gets better every day.

I can now type slowly with my right hand.

Just a short post today to tell you about my little magazine feature

in Country Sampler’s Special Autumn Decorating Issue.

Country Sampler's Magazine Feature/Sept 2016 -Housepitality Designs

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