My Soulful Home, A Year in Flowers and a Great Giveaway

Hello friends!

If you do not already know her, I want to introduce you to my friend Kelly.

I am doing cartwheels across the floor (yes, I can still do them!)

as I am so excited that Kelly has written a beautiful book on one of her passions . . flowers!

So today, I present, My Soulful Home, A Year in Flowers and a Great Giveaway!

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Can you have too much blue and white?

The other day I was strolling through my favorite consignment store, Always Home,

with some friends and I spotted something.

It caught my eye right away and I scurried over to it

as it sat so beautifully on a table.

I then thought to myself . . . Can you have too much blue and white?

As I looked the item over, I thought, now really Shirley . . .  do you really need this?

I walked around a little more, and realized, there is no such thing

as too much blue and white!

Blue and White Lamp-Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

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Do you have a designated coffee station or room?

Do you have a designated coffee station or room? I do. I have a room.

Well that room is my coffee room a.k.a. butler’s pantry.

I used to have many vintage Maxwell House Coffee Memorabilia on the counter of this room.

I have recently packed many of these items away,

which included an un-opened Maxwell House  vintage coffee tin, a thermos,

and a somewhat not ordinarily seen,  Maxwell House Tea tin.

All these including more have been packed away and stored.

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Guest Room Refresh

While I was eliminating a few large items in the Guest Room,

and doing some general de-cluttering and staging.

I could not help but think if I should refresh the room

with Summer decor? Or should I just do a Guest Room Refresh? Refresh I did.

 When packing up some pillows, I kept a pillow aside,

knowing I would use it in one of the rooms for the summer.

A faux grain sack pillow, Summer House.

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Master Bathroom Changes

Lately these days, I often think about how great it does feel

to de-clutter and asking myself, “do I really need this?”

These past few days, I have been working on closets and linen closets.

Each bathroom, with the exception of the powder rooms, have linen closets.

It seemed as though if I was unsure of where to store something,

it pretty much ended up in one of those closets.

Linen closets, drawers, cabinets, and counters de-cluttered . . . done. . .

and I am happy with the Master Bathroom changes.

Master Bathroom-Housepitality Designs

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Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White

Hope you all had a most wonderful 4th of July,

celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.

We had a great day of celebration with friends.

Today I present to you my upper Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White.

Yes, the porch got a little bit of de-cluttering and staging too,

keeping the space pretty and simply stated.

Blue and White-Summer Porch-Garden Stool-Housepitality Designs

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You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag

As the 4th of July, Independence Day, approaches,

I am always reminded of my childhood. Of sparklers and firecrackers.

Of sitting on top of the hood of my parents car watching fireworks at the park.

But most of all, I am reminded of songs. Songs of patriotism that my dad would sing.

Oh he loved to have sing-a-longs in the car.

One of the songs was, You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag.

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Dining Room Changes

I guess you can say that every room in this house is going through a change

in that there is a room with less. Less items to create a more spacious feel

and then there is the more . . . taking things away means more to pack away.

Speaking of less, I will be keeping the centerpiece on the dining room table simple.

 However, simple does not mean you cannot have a bit of elegance too.

Today I present my dining room changes, starting with the simple, yet elegant centerpiece.

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The Lighter Sunroom

By now, most of you know that I have been purging, packing and staging my house.

I am methodically moving from one room to another.

The Great Room . . . . done!

Then on to the Sunroom . . . and I can now say . . . . done!

So here is The Lighter Sunroom.

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Less is More, the Staging Begins

They say less is more. However, I love seeing my pretties about the house.

I have been very busy taking small pieces that can be considered “too much” in

the room and taking them to the storage unit ….. or should I say the hubby

has been taking them to the storage unit.

So with some difficulty, I am in the mindset of

Less is More, the Staging Begins!

Welcome to the Great Room.

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