Day 2 of the bHome bloggers Summer Tour and a Giveaway!

bhome summer open house graphic

Last night after I got the patio furniture back in its place on the upper porch after the power washing guys left, I took 5 to recharge and waved at my hubby as he was mowing the lawn. He waited for the sun to set a little as the heat index was 106! As I […]

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A Summer Vignette Featuring Vintage Japanese Fishing Floats

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

When my mom traveled to Alaska to visit my niece who lived there for a short time, she bought some vintage Japanese fishing floats that she remembered as a child in Japan. She carefully packed them all in her suitcase and gifted them to me and my sisters. That was many years ago, when these […]

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French Laundry Home and A Blogger Friend Visit

French Grain Sack Pillows/bedding-Housepitality Designs

French Laundry Home . . . a wonderful collection of linens, pillows, bedding, drapes, furniture, antiques, accessories  and more is located in High Point, NC. You will see them at many of the Country Living Shows presenting their gorgeous linens and more. Today, they were having a warehouse sale (25% off) I took Kris (Junk […]

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Sunroom Summer Citrus and Blues

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

Okay, so do you want to see another wonderful find that I scored while shopping the antique route in Virginia? When I spotted this beauty, I got a tad giddy! My friend Mary Alice has a piece in this pattern, a gorgeous vintage pitcher.  

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How I Struck Gold

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

How did I strike gold? . . . Well. . . I did not REALLY strike gold, not sure that gold is in the hills of North Carolina. However, I did strike a deal on beautiful gold and crystal sconces. So when you find a deal, you feel like you have struck gold! While browsing […]

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The Summertime Blues

Antique Split Oak Bench/Antique French Wine Basket-Housepitality Designs

Well, I am about to prove that song wrong as there IS a cure for the Summertime Blues. Just add the beautiful blues in your decor! From the soft blues of sea glass, to the awesome color of Carolina Blue, to the vibrant hues of navy and the Williamsburg blue that many of us loved […]

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How To Work With A TV Over A Mantel

Vintage Charles Dickens Books-Housepitalty Designs

Many of us these days have TV’s over a mantel that is located in a family room or in my case, what we call our media room. A place where we retreat to when there are more than just the two of us watching TV.  Where there is very large sofa and chairs to accommodate […]

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall {Mini Master Bedroom Makeover}

Master Bedroom Dresser-Housepitality Designs

In the old days, way back when . . . you know, the age of the dinosaurs . . . you matched everything. The rooms were of one type of wood, and the same style. That held true for bedroom dressers . . . the mirrors had to match. It would not be right if […]

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Birdcage Vignette and Dancing to the Furniture Shuffle

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Okay….so we buy one thing and then here comes the “domino effect.” Then we find another great deal and I am finding myself dancing to the beat of the “Furniture Shuffle” However, I do not need to purchase anything to warrant the dance. Just the need for a change. Change is always a good thing. […]

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A Treasured Find of an Ironstone Foot Bath

Antique French Buffet with Vintage Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

I have been attending quite a few estate sales lately and been having great luck. Oh sometimes it can be truly a bust, but recently I have done well. Take for example this treasured find:

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