Blue and White with a Dash of Pink

More often that not,

a trip to the grocery store can yield changes in a room.

That happened this weekend when trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

brought about changes in the Great Room.

Changes of more blue and white and a dash of pink!

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A Simple and Cozy Winter Vignette

Christmas decor is still in my Great Room.

I plan to pack up and store the decorations away this coming weekend

as I will be housebound due to  the predicted 6 to 8 inches of snow

that will fall in our area. I must say, even though the snow can sometimes

be a problem with driving conditions in our area with the added ice,

I am looking forward to our first snowfall of the year.

I love the natural beauty that it brings and the sights and sounds

of the kids sledding down the hills behind our house on the golf course.

One of those kids is my hubby!

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A New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful start to 2017!

My start to the New Year in my home is a New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom.

Actually I should say accents of blue and white,

as the wicker is a celery green in color.

But what goes well with green? …. blue!

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Day 2 of the bHome Fall Tour ~ A Peek and a Giveaway

I am not sure now which season is my favorite as far as decorating is concerned.

I have so loved decorating my home for Christmas,

yet I am so enjoying decorating for Fall.

It just seems to be a bit more relaxing for me.

Adding pretties here and there of dried hydrangeas, pumpkins,

sheaves of wheat and the bounties of Fall in a pretty bowl.

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Grand ‘Ole Flags in Blue and White

Hi there! I am back from a little vacation adventure

celebrating our anniversary in the beautiful countryside of Kentucky.

I have lots of photos and stories (a haunted one too) of our trip

to share with you next week.

In the meantime, when I got home, in-between many loads of laundry and those chores

that need to be done after being away for 5 days, I adorned by coffee table with

the Grand ‘Ole flags.

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Summer Touches in the Sunroom

I could not decide how I wanted to decorate the sunroom for summer.

Do I go coastal?

Do I adorn it with a summer garden theme?

Do I extend more of the blue and white into the sunroom?

Oh the decisions.

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A New Craftsman Home and The Veranda

I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the  HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC

and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was.

I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision

that my son was researching to buy a home.

To make a long story short, I told my son how impressed I was with the quality of the

Homes by Dickerson and told him that he may want to consider looking into their homes.

He did, was impressed, and bought one of their homes.

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Simply Summer with Daisies and Ironstone

I went to the grocery store the other day.

 Each time I go there, I usually make a stop at the floral department.

Knowing I had beautiful hydrangeas at home for the picking,

I was going to race by that section of the store with eyes forward.

However, something was lurking  out of the corner of my eye. Clearance!

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Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie

Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie?

I say that is a great combination for summer decorating.

This past weekend, I was on the hunt for chairs

to replace the ones I am giving to my son.

Although, I was not successful in my quest,

there was one item that I found that had to come home with me.

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Inspiration from a Magazine Cover

I love my shelter magazines.

As a teenager, I would forego buying a tube of lipstick and buy a House Beautiful or a

Better Homes and Gardens magazine instead.  It brought me hours of joy dreaming of interiors

I hoped to have someday.

I must admit, I am a magazine hoarder and keep special issues or boxes of a favorite magazine.

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