Summer Kitchen Vignettes

Ironstone and Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

As I was adding hydrangeas to the kitchen the other day,  I decided it was time to change out some things on one of my kitchen counters. for a lighter feel for summer. I felt that the dark background of the tole tray needed to be replaced.

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It all began with a Garden Stool

Blue and White Garden Stool - Housepitality Designs

A couple of weekends ago, I was in Richmond, Virginia attending one of my hubby’s tournaments. Between games, I did the usual. I looked up the nearby HomeGoods from my phone and off I went. I do love shopping in HomeGoods in other cities as I do find things that my local stores do not […]

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A New Craftsman Home and The Veranda

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the  HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was. I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision that my […]

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em . . . Join ‘Em

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

If you can’t beat ’em . . . join ’em. If you can’t fight it, go with it. That has been my motto of late with the sofa. A sofa that has been in my home from the first day we moved in 11 years ago. Would I love to have a new sofa to […]

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Simply Summer with Daisies and Ironstone

Summer Vignette - Housepitality Designs

I went to the grocery store the other day.  Each time I go there, I usually make a stop at the floral department. Knowing I had beautiful hydrangeas at home for the picking, I was going to race by that section of the store with eyes forward. However, something was lurking  out of the corner […]

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Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie Crock with Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie? I say that is a great combination for summer decorating. This past weekend, I was on the hunt for chairs to replace the ones I am giving to my son. Although, I was not successful in my quest, there was one item that I found that had to come home with me.

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Thank You For Your Service

Pam's Garden - Housepitality Designs

“Thank you for your service.” Seems like a phrase that we have used so much recently when we are in the company an active service man or woman or addressing a person who had served our country so heroically to preserve our freedoms. Today, we say to all those brave men and women who made […]

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Inspiration from a Magazine Cover

Ironstone Pitcher with Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

I love my shelter magazines. As a teenager, I would forego buying a tube of lipstick and buy a House Beautiful or a Better Homes and Gardens magazine instead.  It brought me hours of joy dreaming of interiors I hoped to have someday. I must admit, I am a magazine hoarder and keep special issues […]

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I Couldn’t Leave Them Behind, So I Broke My Own Rule

Ralph Lauren Home Lamps - Housepitality Designs

I couldn’t leave them behind, so I broke my own rule. My rule of trying to re-design my interiors, using what I already had in the house. I was doing pretty good, until I saw these. Temptation set in, and it won.

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The Power of Flowers

Red Transferware Pitcher/Flowers - Housepitality Designs

The power of flowers. Flower Power as they described it in the 60’s. They impact our lives in so many ways. Flowers are one of the great things in life that are truly powerful. Powerful in that they can put a smile on your face, change a mood, or make a meal more tasty when […]

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