How to Add French Flair to a Table

I have seen so many beautiful French inspired pieces with beautiful gilding.

Painted pieces embellished with beautiful trim and carving that has been gilded.

I have a table that I just recently painted white and distressed it.

How to add French flair to a table?

Gild it with Rub ‘n Buff!

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From Nesting to Stacking and A Dining Room Refresh

My favorite time of year to refresh and dance to the Furniture Shuffle

is right after the Christmas decorations are stored away.

I mentioned that to my hubby, and he looked at me as if I had two heads.

After Christmas? …. No, it’s that way all year long!

He’s right. But January is always a great time to look at things differently.

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Top Ten Posts of 2016

When I researched my Top Ten Posts of 2016, I was not surprised, yet surprised.

I am sure you know what I mean. Posts that I thought would definitely make

it in the Top Ten, did not and some that did, was a pleasant surprise.

I want to thank you,  my fabulous readers for your support in 2016,

and I will strive to bring even greater ones for you in 2017.

So we shall do a countdown, starting with the Number 10 post.

Number 10

The bHome Fall Tour – The Sunroom

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Simple Centerpiece to Ring in the New Year

After a wonderful Christmas Day dinner,

the Christmas dishes were washed and put away for another year.

I wanted a simple centerpiece to ring in the New Year.

I chose white flowers.

Flowers to give the feeling and illusion of new fallen snow.

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Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1

Happy Holidays!

Today I bring you my Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1.

I am joining the wonderful 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour of 25 homes,

hosted by Jenny of Evolution of Style and Amy and Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane.

A big thank you to these amazingly talented ladies … and speaking of thank you’s ….

this tour is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Lynch Creek Farm.

And if you are coming by from Heidi’s at Home by Heidi …. welcome.

Welcome to my home all decked out for Christmas!

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Fall Home Tour

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 of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

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I Danced to the Furniture Shuffle in the Dining Room

I danced to the Furniture Shuffle in the Dining Room the other day.

It’s definitely my favorite dance.

Who were my dancing partners?

My Ethan Allen Martha Washington chairs that I just had reupholstered.

Now that Martha and Ethan can dance!

If you remember, that pair were in the bay window sitting area of the dining room.

Where did they go?

Dining Room Chair - Housepitality Designs

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Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

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A New Look for the Dining Room Chairs

A new look for the dining room chairs that are in the bay window

have been on the agenda for some time now.

I came across a fabric store that I have never been to and discovered

some great fabrics at great prices.

Pillow fabric came home with me that day and weeks later I found some fabric

that was the perfect color and the classic design I was looking for.

That fabric was on sale plus an extra 40% off! I bought all of the yardage on the bolt

which was a little over 9 yards and it came to less than $5.00/yard.

Here is the result:

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Blue and White in the Kentucky Blue Grass Countryside

Here today is  Sheila from My Kentucky Living.
 
Sheila and i both have a love for blue and white and yellow too!
 
She is here today to show you how she decorates
 
with her most beautiful blue and white collections in her home.
 
 
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have the chance to visit you via Housepitality Designs today.
 
Shirley and I have so much in common “design” wise.

Her blog was one of the first I began reading and it only took me a few minutes
 
to see that we like the same things in our homes.
 
I feel honored to do a guest post on her wonderful blog.
 
 
 

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