Repurposing An Evergreen Wreath for Valentine’s Day

Last year, as I was preparing to toss out my real evergreen Christmas wreaths,

I had an epiphany! ….. Love epiphanies!

I thought, hmmmm, I could channel Edward Scissorhands.

I did the same this year. I got out my scissors and cut the round wreath into a heart,

to repurpose the Christmas evergreen wreath for Valentine’s Day

rather than throw it away.

Valentine's Day Wreath - Housepitality Designs

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A Personal Valentine’s Story

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching

and one of my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day stories

could be one that you may have already read,

if you have been a follower of mine for some time.

However, if you are fairly new to my blog, I would love to tell you

about my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day story.

Red Velvet Plush Heart - Housepitality Designs

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I am back and wearing new colors!

In my last post of the sunroom, I refreshed it with more red accents

using a vintage grain sack and accent pillows.

While I was refreshing the sunroom the other day, thoughts went through my mind

on how I can re-arrange the furniture.

The other day, I got up a 6 a.m., grabbed my first cup of coffee

and was just staring into the room……I set down the coffee cup and went to work.

Sunroom antique chest vignette - Housepitality Designs

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A Sugar Bowl Is Not Just for the Kitchen

A sugar bowl is not just for the kitchen or dining room, right?!!

That was my answer when my hubby asked why there was a sugar bowl

on the table in the great room.

Ironstone Sugar Bowl - Housepitality Designs

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The Sunroom, A Cheery Place in the Winter

I can honestly say that the sunroom helps ward off any possible winter blues.

Even when the sky is gray, this room always sends out a message of cheerfulness.

 

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Sunroom in Winter - Housepitality Designs

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Organizing and Refreshing the Dining Room

Organizing and refreshing the dining room was on my list

of small projects after the Christmas decorations were taken away.

I have been on the lookout for some storage items for this room too.

The dining room for the winter is also acting as a mini greenhouse

for plants that are waiting to be brought back out on the porch in the Spring.

Dining Room sitting area - Housepitality Designs

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A Little Bit French Country and Vintage Iron

What happens on a rainy day when I do not want to venture outdoors?

I find what area needs refreshing and then try to

come up with an idea that starts with a single item as my inspiration.

That inspiration piece was purchased last year,

placed in a closet and eventually hung in the powder room.

Where it hung until I had an epiphany

of exactly where it should land or should I say hang.

Vintage Iron Baluster - Housepitality Designs

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A Wreath Is Not Only for a Door. . . A Mantelscape

A wreath is not only for a door.

You have seen them hung on walls, on mirrors, on a bookcase

or a decorative element for a chair.

So many ways that you can decorate with a wreath.

I have used my preserved boxwood wreath in a container in the past.

Today, it is in a container.

2016 Winter Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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The Soft Glow of Candlelight and Lavender Roses ~ A Vignette

I think I am the only one around still putting away the Christmas decorations.

They are all out of the rooms throughout the house; however, 

they are hiding in the bonus room waiting to be boxed up and put away. 

When you know that there is still much work to do

but you need a little break now and then,

you need that quiet place where you can sit

and have a sense of beauty and serenity around you.

Dried lavender roses vignette - Housepitality Designs

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I Couldn’t Wait . . . A Master Bedroom Refresh

I couldn’t wait.

I had some HomeGoods gift cards that I received for my birthday

burning a hole in my wallet.

I was taking down Christmas decorations and needed a break.

So off to HomeGoods I go.

I really had one thing in mind to get; however, they had nothing of that item in stock.

I then proceeded to the lamp department and there they were

just brought out and placed on the shelves and in the cart they went!

Crystal and Brass Lamp - Housepitality Designs

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