The Guest Room Bath Changes and Day 99

While I was doing some things in the Guest Room Bath,

I realized that I did not show you some of the Guest Room Bath changes

that were done a few months ago! Better late than never!

I realized that, when I was removing many personal sized soap, shampoos, etc.

from 2 drawers in the vanity,

to accomplish my 99 items for donation or trash.

Guest Bath-Housepitality Designs

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100 Days of Letting Go and More Pink

You are probably wondering, 100 Days of Letting Go and More Pink? What does that mean?

I have always wanted to begin this project, however, just never got around to actually doing it.

A project that my friend Bonnie S. had done last year and is actually doing it again this year.

Oh yes, I would toss out things here and there, when the mood struck.

But, never sticking to the rules of the game.  Game?  That is what I am going to call it.

The “pink” will come later in the post.

100 Days of Letting Go - Housepitality Designs

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A Decorating Blooper

We all make decorating mistakes … mishaps …

that,  “why did I do that?”  kind of thing.

Well, the other day I featured my little sunroom makeover.

I happened to be looking at the photos in the post and gasped.

A Decorating Blooper ! …..  you know,  just like those shows that feature Bloopers and Blunders?

Well I certainly blooped and blundered.

First, I will you  show you how I corrected my Blooper.

Sunroom Potting Bench-Gold Watering Can-Pineapple Lamp-Housepitality Designs

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How I Easily Added Pink To My Decor and the Giveaway Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my farmhouse sink

 filled with a variety of pink flowers from Trader Joe’s.

That is how I easily added pink to my decor.  I added pink flowers 

to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to add a happy color to the rooms on these winter days.

Great Room Table Vignette-Blue and White-Pink-Housepitality Designs

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How An Inspiration Piece Can Change A Room

I received a gift from the sweetest person the other day.

I put that piece in my sunroom and the wheels started turning.

Come along with me and see

how an inspiration piece can change a room.

Sunroom-Chinoiserie table-Housepitality Designs

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How I Decorate On A Budget

Would you like to know one way of how I decorate on a budget?

Other than shopping my house and looking for bargains everywhere I go,

attending estate sales, and scouring bargains at favorite antique shops,

one of my favorite go to places that I love to frequent are

consignment shops . . . and one in particular.

Consignment Shop-Housepitality Designs

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My Antique Shopping Trip Finds {French Prints}

Last week, I traveled to D.C. with my hubby

and made an impromptu trip to Pennsylvania

to meet my friend Mary Alice for some shopping and lunch.

We did more talking than shopping,

but each of us managed to come out with some treasures.

French Prints-French Country-Housepitality Designs

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Blue and White with a Dash of Pink

More often that not,

a trip to the grocery store can yield changes in a room.

That happened this weekend when trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

brought about changes in the Great Room.

Changes of more blue and white and a dash of pink!

Blue and White-Vignette-Cyclaman-Housepitality Designs

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She Sheds : A Room of Her Own and a Giveaway

Do you have something that you have always wanted as part of your home,

or on your property, but never got around to having it built or created?

Just always dreaming that some day . . . .

That something for me is a mini Greenhouse, my “she shed”.

There is a book about She Sheds, “She Sheds : A Room of Her Own” by Erika Kotite.

Do you recognize this amazing Potting Shed a.k.a. She Shed?

Potting Shed-Housepitality Designs

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Changes in the Guest Room and it’s Ready for Guests

When I danced to the Furniture Shuffle (again) to add a piece to the sunroom,

there was an empty area in the Guest Room that needed to be filled.

Oh my, I cannot let an empty space stay empty for long!

So I made some changes in the Guest Room and it’s ready for guests.

Guest Room-Chinoiserie-Iron Bed-Housepitality Designs

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