Fall Ideas Tour and Flowers for Staging

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

We spent the weekend working on the house . . . inside and out.

Today the house is being photographed for real estate purposes.

I will share them with you as soon as they are available.

Today I present a Fall Ideas Tour and flowers for staging.

The other day I took a trip to Trader Joe’s

and picked up many bunches of flowers in the purple and plum colors.

I also lucked out and got 2 dozen white roses at Target for $7.50!  A super sale!

Here is what I originally did with the white roses.

White Roses-Housepitality Designs

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A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

Sunroom Fall Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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Simply Spring in the Guest Room

I have been busy “springifying” each room in my house . .

~ ~ and now the guest room is dressed for Spring.

Guest Room/Tole Trays

The first thing I did to “Springify” the room was to add these tole trays. .

~ ~ of great floral colors. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ they replaced my trio of fabric framed art.

Guest Room/Tole Trays

I really love how the tole trays blend so well with the bed frame and chandy.

Silver room plaque

So come on in and welcome to the “Housepitality Suite” !!

Guest Room

This room will be filled with company this weekend . .

~ ~ and we can all use a bit of Spring!

Guest Room Blanket Chest

Placed a Spring vignette on the blanket chest at the foot of the bed.

Guest Room Blanket Chest

Filled the basket with things to read . . .

~ ~ and placed a “Springy” vintage tablecloth of pretty daisies.

Vintage Glove Form

. . . and I will have a little bouquet of flowers to “hand” them !

The vintage glove form is a gift from my sweet friend, Kristen.

Guest Room Night Stand

On the night stand to the left of the bed . .

~ ~ the faux hydrangeas were replaced with fresh Spring flowers.

Guest Room Night Stand

Birdcage

Spring decor is not complete without a bird or a birdcage . .

Birdcage floral arrangement

. . . that is nestled in a floral arrangement in a reproduction ceiling tin container.

Guest room washstand/nightstand

. . . and a copy of the latest issue of Spring Cottage.

Guest Room Washstand/nightstand

Guest Room

There are some changes in this side of the room . .

~ ~ can you spot them?

Guest Room Round Vintage Table

This table was previously in the sunroom . . .

Milk glass basket w/vintage glass fishing floats

A pop of color was needed in this milk glass basket of vintage fishing floats . .

~ ~ so I added pretty yellow daisies..

Spring flowers on a stack of vintage picnic baskets

This little Spring vignette is on top of something . .

~ ~ that was previously in the media room.

Stack of vintage picnic baskets

. . . a stack of vintage picnic baskets.

Guest room dresser

There is always room for more housing for birds!

French Wood Box

. . . that is beside my French Wood Box with the chicken stamps!

Guest room bathroom

There are some changes still in the process in this guest bathroom . .

Guest bath floral painting

This pretty painting that I bought at a moving sale in our neighborhood . .

~ ~ seems to fit well in this spot and certainly adds “Spring” to the room.

Guest bath table

I purchased this pretty little table at the sale too!

Vintage Tole Trays

So with the addition of pretty floral decor, beautiful fresh Spring flowers . . .

~ ~ a painting of Spring flowers in a vase and places for birds to nest . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ I think this room is ready for Spring!!!

I am partying with 11 fellow friends/bloggers for great Spring Inspiration!

They have some incredible ideas for “Springifying” your home!!

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Today’s Line Up:

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Creative Cain Cabin

Eclectically Vintage

Housepitality Designs

On Sutton Place

Savvy Southern Style

StoneGable

Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 2 of great Spring Inspiration.

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Adventures in Decorating

French Country Cottage

Home is Where The Boat Is

Pariscope

Sophia’s Decor

Top This Top That

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

My Sister Wanted a Floral Arrangement for her Birthday…

My sister has a beautiful new dining room set.

It is a formal dining room…with gorgeous detailed chairs…and upholstered seats.

The dining room table has a beautiful “real” inlaid pattern…awesome…

…..made by one of the few “hand made” furniture manufacturers left in the U.S.

So, it is only befitting that she have a beautiful centerpiece…

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I had a hard time finding the perfect planter…but I found this decorative covered container…
She can use it in it’s original state when she tires of the arrangement.

She sent me a piece of fabric from which to draw inspiration.

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I think it is a great match.

I gathered beautiful quality silks…

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Time to put it all together…

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She loves feathers…so in they went….

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More peeks of the arrangement….

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So here we go..the big reveal…..are you ready Betty?..Hope you like it!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY ANN!!!

And I hope you all like it too!

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Katherine’s Corner Favorite Things Blog Hop Party

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits

2805 for Potpourri Friday