A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

Blue and White accessories and the color scheme of blue and white

in home interiors has always been a classic.

I remember back in the 70’s, I decorated with lots of blue, white and yellow.

I guess you can say that I was in my country phase of gingham and ruffles.

When I was a very young homemaker and stay at home mom, I was constantly sewing.

Whether it be my clothes, or things for the house. I even took a class with

my friend Ruth and we learned how to make t-shirts with the crew necks!

Today,  I am going down memory lane a bit.

A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

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Dining Room Refresh and Changes

We decided that we should think about reducing the items on the wall in the dining room

to make it look less cluttered. So as much as I hated to, the shutters on each side

of the the bay window area came down along with the vintage brackets/corbels

and the Paris paintings that were hung next to the hutch.

I must say, that it opened up the room . . . which also led to me doing some

tweaking of the dining room hutch.

So here we go with the:

DINING ROOM REFRESH AND CHANGES

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Spring Pink in the Great Room

I bought a bouquet of flowers the other day along with a small Azalea plant

to place in the Great Room. Well that led to me thinking that it is time for a change.

So off to the linen closet I went, to see what pillow covers I can use for the room.

Since pink was the predominant color in the flowers, I gathered pillow covers

in various shades of pink and raspberry. Just what the room needed for a Spring Refresh.

SPRING PINK IN THE GREAT ROOM

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Where Have I Been?

Where have I been?

I traveled to the Napa Valley Region with my hubby,

where we attended the Circle of Excellence trip that my hubby was awarded by his company.

We stayed at the incredible Calistoga Ranch, in Calistoga, California.

Since we were already in that beautiful area, we decided to stay a couple of extra days,

and travel south to Capitola-by-the-Sea

where we stayed at the beautiful Inn at Depot Hill.

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Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar – Floral Friday

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the Morning . . .

A song that I learned when I was little.

A song that was sung in our many sing-a-longs in the car with my mom and dad

and all of us kids on our Sunday drives.

Today, what could be finer than flowers in a Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar for Floral Friday!

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A Quick Change Vignette And A Giveaway

My hubby rarely sits on the sofa and watches T.V.

Once he sits, he is usually sleeping in less than a minute.

However; one evening he wanted to see an event in the Olympics,

so he sat next to me and stated, “I can’t see the T.V. . . . the orchid is too tall!’

I then decided that A Quick Change Vignette was in order.

I also have a Giveaway for you today . . . details are at the end of the post.

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Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and More

Hello everyone! It’s Floral Friday!

I had planned to do something in my dining room for this week’s post;

however, after trip to my favorite Consignment Shop, Always Home in Durham, NC.,

I decided to put that on hold and use my treasures that I found at the shop.

So today, I present a Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and more.

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Simple Winter Mantel

Lately, it seems as though I have been decorating my mantel in a more simplistic fashion

and for the most part, shopping the house keeping in mind that less is more.

I have had these topiaries for many years and they tend to move around the house often.

Today they have found their way to the Great Room mantel along with a new addition.

So today, I present my Simple Winter Mantel.

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Floral Friday – Flowers and Boxwood

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram,

you will know that we had quite the snow event here!

The weather predictions originally stated “the possibility” of snow, maybe a dusting.

Then they stated . . .wait a minute. . . now we may see 3 to 5 inches of snow.

Well, we got that and more! . . . 10.5 inches to be exact.

My neighbor set out to make sure that the stats were correct,

so out to the golf course he went with a measuring stick. Yep! 10 1/2 inches for sure!

He also helped me shovel the driveway, so that my hubby who was driving home

from a business trip could drive onto the driveway without slipping and sliding.

So what is a person to do before a snow event, other than get the milk and bread?

Go shopping for flowers!

So here is another Floral Friday – Flowers and Boxwood

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Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

I wasn’t quite sure in which direction I was going in to refresh the sunroom for Winter.

Initially I had some snowflake pillows from my Christmas decor in the room.

The sunroom was taking on a very neutral look . . . until . . . I took a trip to Arhaus.

Then the room became the

Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

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