Blue and White Fall Tablescape

I thought we would go down memory lane today.

To revisit my Blue and White Fall Tablescape with orange accents.

I began creating the elongated centerpiece by using a faux magnolia garland.

It is always great to have some greenery to anchor a centerpiece

to use as a base to create that long narrow look we all have grown to love.

Using a garland is a great way to start.

Fall Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

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“Fall”ing for Blue for Fall Decor

I am “fall”ing for blue for Fall decor this year.

I am doing this for two reasons.

One, because I love blue.

Two, because I need to keep my interiors simple in these days

of being in the process of selling our home.

I was able to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores while I was in California

and I caught some great sales.

Great Room-Autumn Decor-Housepitality Designs

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Can you have too much blue and white?

The other day I was strolling through my favorite consignment store, Always Home,

with some friends and I spotted something.

It caught my eye right away and I scurried over to it

as it sat so beautifully on a table.

I then thought to myself . . . Can you have too much blue and white?

As I looked the item over, I thought, now really Shirley . . .  do you really need this?

I walked around a little more, and realized, there is no such thing

as too much blue and white!

Blue and White Lamp-Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

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Guest Room Refresh

While I was eliminating a few large items in the Guest Room,

and doing some general de-cluttering and staging.

I could not help but think if I should refresh the room

with Summer decor? Or should I just do a Guest Room Refresh? Refresh I did.

 When packing up some pillows, I kept a pillow aside,

knowing I would use it in one of the rooms for the summer.

A faux grain sack pillow, Summer House.

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Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White

Hope you all had a most wonderful 4th of July,

celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.

We had a great day of celebration with friends.

Today I present to you my upper Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White.

Yes, the porch got a little bit of de-cluttering and staging too,

keeping the space pretty and simply stated.

Blue and White-Summer Porch-Garden Stool-Housepitality Designs

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You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag

As the 4th of July, Independence Day, approaches,

I am always reminded of my childhood. Of sparklers and firecrackers.

Of sitting on top of the hood of my parents car watching fireworks at the park.

But most of all, I am reminded of songs. Songs of patriotism that my dad would sing.

Oh he loved to have sing-a-longs in the car.

One of the songs was, You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag.

Flags in blue and white-Housepitality Designs

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Dining Room Changes

I guess you can say that every room in this house is going through a change

in that there is a room with less. Less items to create a more spacious feel

and then there is the more . . . taking things away means more to pack away.

Speaking of less, I will be keeping the centerpiece on the dining room table simple.

 However, simple does not mean you cannot have a bit of elegance too.

Today I present my dining room changes, starting with the simple, yet elegant centerpiece.

Orchid in Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

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The Lighter Sunroom

By now, most of you know that I have been purging, packing and staging my house.

I am methodically moving from one room to another.

The Great Room . . . . done!

Then on to the Sunroom . . . and I can now say . . . . done!

So here is The Lighter Sunroom.

Sunroom-Summer 2017-Housepitality Designs

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Simple Summer Blue and White Vignette

Before I left for Tennessee last week to join the Boys of Summer,

I re-potted some topiaries into blue and white containers.

I had been wanting to do that for a while now, and finally got around to it

as I wanted to create a simple summer blue and white vignette

for the French buffet in the foyer.

French Buffet-Foyer-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

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Summer House

As I fluffed the Great Room for summer I could not help but think about

how I need to stage my home to get it ready to place on the market.

I certainly do not need to bring in any things, but take away . . .

take lots of things away. I love furniture and the pretties that give

a room its personality . . . mine!

In the coming month, lots of things will be stored away or donated,

but in the meantime, I will enjoy my Summer House.

Great Room Vintage Settee-Housepitality Designs

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