This Year’s Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Great Room Chair - Housepitality Designs

This year’s Christmas decorating inspiration began with a pillow. Was it the design or was it the beautiful shades of color that attracted me to it. I would have to say, both. When I packed away last season’s Christmas decorations I did a lot of purging . . . giving away and donating many ornaments […]

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The Christmas Porch with Rudy ~ A Magazine Feature

Christmas Front Porch - Magazine Feature - Housepitality Designs

Remember my Rudy that was on the front porch dressed for Christmas last year? He was there greeting friends and family with his red and black checked ribbon scarf. Well he made the big time. He appeared this month in a magazine.

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Fall Home Tour

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year. For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season, however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season […]

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Day 3 of Thankful to bHome Tour and Giveaway

Thanksgiving tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Today is Day 3 of the Thankful to bHome tour and Giveaway. Links for Day 1 and 2 are also here, so if you missed those days, you will be able to see the amazing inspiration for planning a Thanksgiving table or obtaining great recipes and entertaining ideas. Yesterday, I presented a post Thanksgiving table […]

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Setting a Post Thanksgiving Table

Fall Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Setting a Post Thanksgiving table is usually what I do when we return from our trip to be with our very large family and extended family for Thanksgiving. I love to cook our own turkey so we can have a small family celebration with leftover turkey  to share. Although it is so beyond wonderful to […]

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Thankful to bHome ~ Day One and an Amazing Giveaway!

Thankful to bHome - Housepitality Designs

This week I am participating with 12 fellow bHome Bloggers with the theme of “Thankful to bHome” Yes, we are always thankful to bHome in our sanctuary of our peace and calm from every day life and many times for me, after a long trip. There is no place like home! Today you will experience […]

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A Sweet Treasure and the Winners

Blue and White Transferware - Housepitality Designs

When I was in Maine antiquing with the lovely Linda (Lulu’s Musings), I came across this sweet treasure. Everything about it attracted me to it . . . the color, the pattern and the shape. When we completed our rounds of the shop I headed back to take a second look,  it truly called my […]

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I Fell in Love with Beautiful Cedar Shake

Martha's Vineyard - Housepitality Designs

I fell in love with beautiful cedar shake houses and gardens . . . and water views . . . that are abundant on the magnificent island of Martha’s Vineyard. I had the great opportunity of traveling with my hubby to the Northeast where he had a conference to attend. Even though there is so […]

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An Amazing Room at the Inn

The Charlotte Inn - Housepitality Designs

We very recently took a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. I have never been there and it has been on my bucket list for some time now. Upon great recommendations, we booked our stay at The Charlotte Inn in Edgartown. It was breathtaking from the time you entered  this most exquisite Inn. I was on visual […]

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Transformations with Rub and Buff and Chalk Paint

Guest Foyer - Housepitality Designs

Such a small tube of golden paste can really change the look of an item needing a facelift. I changed the look of some silver metal antlers to a warm golden antique finish in just 10 minutes. If you missed it, you can see the transformation HERE. I have a mirror that has a some […]

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