How I Am Chasing Away the Winter Blues

As I sit in my Great Room, or doing things in the kitchen, I can see the beautiful outdoors and my

upper back porch, actually from just about every room on the main floor.

Being that it is winter, the porch was pretty bare and absent of any color. No plants or pretty

flowers to see and enjoy. I had to do something about that!

So off to Lowe’s I go to buy some flowers that can withstand the cold temperatures.

Upper Back Porch for Winter-Housepitality Designs

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Friday Find {Vintage Chicken Wire Enamelware}

While antiquing in Strasburg, Virgina a week ago, I came across something that

I have not seen before. Mary Alice was quick to tell me what the design was and stated

she had a French enamelware pitcher in this design. . . CUE THE ENVY GENE!!!

It was love at first sight, but it took me a while to decide on actually purchasing it.

After much debate on the cost (a real bargain) and comparing the price to the price of lunch…

it was a no brainer . . . off to the check out counter it went.

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

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How I Gave One Area Three Different Looks

I finally undecorated the large great room tree and the space always looks so different after the

tree is removed. The item that was previously in the space found its way back; however, me, being me,

could not leave it alone.

I started experimenting with some different looks.

Antique French Commode-Housepitality Designs

Today, you will see how I gave this area three different looks.

I started by moving the antique French Commode that was in the Great Room, to this space.

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A New Blog Post Delivery System

Hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend!

We had some pretty days with slightly warmer temps to enjoy the outdoors.

Vintage Schwinn Bicycle

So thoughts of Spring flowers were dancing in my head.

Over the weekend, my go to “blog technician”, Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin, switched my

current email blog post delivery system over to Mad Mimi.

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Iron Gate Wall Decor and Vintage Garden Items

My sunroom, as a sunroom would, gets a great amount of sunlight throughout the day.

Because of this, I have to be careful on what I place on the walls.

Hanging items that I do not have to worry about fading, such as mirrors, plates,

and tole trays seem to be the best solution for this room.

Iron Gate-Housepitality Designs

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Creating a Kitchen Vignette With New Ironstone Finds

We talked about the thrill of the hunt previously.

The thrill of seeing the item, enjoying it’s beauty, it’s character, it’s flaws.

Well I experienced another thrill of the hunt this week. Where was the hunt?

At a large antique mall in Strasburg, Virginia.

Ironstone Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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How To Organize Your Garage by a Master Organizer

Master organizer, yes, that’s him . . . my hubby.

Someone who is precise in every way. He even folds his clothes before putting them in the hamper.

He states that folding them keeps the hamper neat and you can put more clothes in it that way. :)

Me organize? . . . no need to as I have a resident organizer.

Garage Organization-Housepitality Designs

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Easily Transitioning from Christmas to a Winter Mantel

When I created my Christmas Mantel, I kept in mind that I want to be able to easily transition

it to Winter by making a few adjustments.

By doing this, this certainly created less work and a great segue into Winter.

Winter Mantel 2015-Housepitality Designs

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One Way to Refresh a Room for Comfort

Refreshing a room does not have to be visible.

It could be something that you do to make a room feel more comfortable.

Whether it be a lovely calming scent from a candle . . .

or soft music playing while you do your day to day chores.

Winter Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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A Crisp White Winter Vignette

I am slowly transitioning my decor from Christmas to the crisp white of winter.

When I remove Christmas decor from a surface, I cannot let that surface stay bare for long.

In fact, I have to gather items right away to create another vignette.

Coffee Table  Winter Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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