Simply Decorated the Mantel for Spring with Roses

I wasn’t quite sure of which direction I wanted to go in

to decorate the mantel for Spring.

I seem to like the bread boards against the backdrop of the wood and iron shutters;

therefore,  they will stay. I just wanted a touch of color and texture.

So I simply decorated the mantel for Spring with roses . . . . dried roses.

Spring Mantel-Dried Roses-Breadboard-Housepitality Designs

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Enjoying My Upper Back Porch Dressed for Spring

It took me two days of cleaning so that I could  refresh my upper back porch.

Although it was not a pleasant task of cleaning the furniture cushions

and the porch area of the pollen that had fallen while I was away . . .

it was worth it, as I am so enjoying my upper back porch dressed for Spring!

I adorned the porch with lots of happy Spring flowers that I purchased

from various garden centers.

Spring Porch-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

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Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More

This past week I have been catching up after being away

for a little more than 3 weeks. Household chores, some doctor appointments,

and cleaning up the layers of pollen.

This week, I plan on doing some Spring spruce up,

Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More.

Hydrangeas and fountain-Porch-Housepitality Designs

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Something I Could Not Pass Up

During my travels last month, I had the pleasure of making an overnight stop

on our way home ( in-between trips) and visit our friends

who live on St. Simon’s Island. As soon as we arrived, we were treated to lunch

and a visit with their beautiful grandchildren and daughter in law.

After lunch,  the grands headed back home and JoAnn and I hit the roads and went shopping,

The guys took the bikes and biked on the beaches of Jekyll Island.

While the guys got their exercise from biking,  we get ours by running  . . . . .

in and out of shops!!!  My kind of exercise!

It was on my shopping adventure with JoAnn that I saw something. . . .

Something I Could Not Pass Up!!!

Brighton Pagoda Candle Holder-Housepitality Designs

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Lavender Love

I’m home …. Home Sweet Home.

It was so wonderful being able to spend over 12 days with my mom.

Prior to traveling to be with my mom while my brother and his wife were away,

I was in Florida for 6 days. I had one day between trips.

So it is safe to say that I have spent most of the month of March away.

Glad to be home, but there is so much to catch up on . . .

the house of overdue chores, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping,

cleaning up my layers of pollen on my porch and patio furniture

and catching up on the blog work.

Today I will share with you some Lavender Love.

Lavender-Ironstone Foot Bath-Housepitality Designs

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A Fabulous Home Theater {Mom’s Favorite}

Still having a great time visiting with my mom.

We keep busy and enjoy each others company.

She is a joy to be with as she is always happy. Never complains!!

Always has a smile!

In living with my brother and sister-in-law, she enjoys many comforts of life.

One of them is enjoying her movies, in the comfort of her space.

A fabulous home theater just down the hall from her rooms.

Welcome to the Standley Family Theater.

Family theater-Housepitality Designs

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My Mom’s Porch Makeover

If you have been reading my most recent posts, you probably know,

that I am with my mom in Georgia while my brother and sister-in-law are away.

We are having a great time. I am one that cannot sit still,

so with my sister-in-law’s blessing, I have been busy with the lower porch,

which is adjacent to my mother’s bedroom. A bedroom that I may add is

so much larger than mine. A real retreat.

MY MOM’S PORCH MAKEOVER

Mom's Porch-Housepitality Designs

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My Mom’s Japanese Garden

My mom used to live in Florida for many, many years.

She now lives with my brother and sister-in-law in the North Georgia mountains.

Yes, a bit of a change for her, but I can say that she is very happy

and thriving in her new environment.

Prior to my mom moving to Georgia, my sister-in-law Pam wanted her to

have a very special place that she can enjoy and also see from both her

bedroom window and a very large screened porch that is adjacent to her room.

Thus, My Mom’s Japanese Garden was created. … Creation by Pam.

Japanese Garden-Housepitality Designs

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Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen

Hope you all enjoyed your First Day of Spring yesterday.

I have been traveling and a bit in the vacation mode.

While my hubby holds down the fort, I will be visiting my mom while

my brother and sister-in-law are away, as she lives with them,

so my posts may be a bit sporadic the next couple of weeks

and will include some happenings with my mom.

Good thing she does not mind getting in front of the camera.

Today, I shall bring you some Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen.

Ironstone-Breadboard-Calla Lillies-Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

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All Things Easter Inspiration Day 2 & 3 and a Giveaway

Today I am doing a wrap up of Day Two and Three of bHome’s All Things Easter Blog Tour

and to remind you of the wonderful Giveaway of

one April Cornell Greta’s Garden Tablecloth and four matching napkins.

See details of the giveaway below.

Now on to some great All Things Easter Inspiration and a Giveaway!

Now if you missed my post on the Easter Parade Tablescape

here is a peek of what you will see.

Easter Bunny Parade Tablescape-Pottery Barn-Moss Bunnies-Housepitality Designs

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