I am back and wearing new colors!

In my last post of the sunroom, I refreshed it with more red accents

using a vintage grain sack and accent pillows.

While I was refreshing the sunroom the other day, thoughts went through my mind

on how I can re-arrange the furniture.

The other day, I got up a 6 a.m., grabbed my first cup of coffee

and was just staring into the room……I set down the coffee cup and went to work.

Sunroom antique chest vignette - Housepitality Designs

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A Sugar Bowl Is Not Just for the Kitchen

A sugar bowl is not just for the kitchen or dining room, right?!!

That was my answer when my hubby asked why there was a sugar bowl

on the table in the great room.

Ironstone Sugar Bowl - Housepitality Designs

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Organizing and Refreshing the Dining Room

Organizing and refreshing the dining room was on my list

of small projects after the Christmas decorations were taken away.

I have been on the lookout for some storage items for this room too.

The dining room for the winter is also acting as a mini greenhouse

for plants that are waiting to be brought back out on the porch in the Spring.

Dining Room sitting area - Housepitality Designs

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A Little Bit French Country and Vintage Iron

What happens on a rainy day when I do not want to venture outdoors?

I find what area needs refreshing and then try to

come up with an idea that starts with a single item as my inspiration.

That inspiration piece was purchased last year,

placed in a closet and eventually hung in the powder room.

Where it hung until I had an epiphany

of exactly where it should land or should I say hang.

Vintage Iron Baluster - Housepitality Designs

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The Soft Glow of Candlelight and Lavender Roses ~ A Vignette

I think I am the only one around still putting away the Christmas decorations.

They are all out of the rooms throughout the house; however, 

they are hiding in the bonus room waiting to be boxed up and put away. 

When you know that there is still much work to do

but you need a little break now and then,

you need that quiet place where you can sit

and have a sense of beauty and serenity around you.

Dried lavender roses vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Happy 2016 and a Review of My 2015 Favorites

Happy 2016!! I hope you all had a most wonderful New Year’s Eve

welcoming in the New Year.

I have no resolutions this year.

Why?

Maybe it is because my goal for this year is to enjoy each day, each moment

one day at a time, one moment at a time.

The “Que Sera, Sera” attitude . . . to be happy that I woke up and saw the sun

and ended the day with a goodnight kiss.

For today, I will reflect back on my favorite projects of 2015.

Because this project was for my “sweetie”, it was my favorite.

Graylyn’s Room Makeover

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Adding a bit of Fall Colors in the Sunroom

Adding a bit of Fall colors in the sunroom was on the agenda.

However, the color orange is a bit absent this year.

It’s cousin,  the color of coral that is in the new pillows,

that were recently made by my friend Linda, has definitely made an appearance.

Fall 2015 Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

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Dining Room Hutch Makeover

Literally, on a whim, I decided that the hutch needed a makeover.

The hutch’s contents were pretty much the same for over a year

and I thought it was time for a change.

But what do I place in the hutch? More dishes? That would not be difficult

as I do have plenty of those. But I wanted to do something different . . . different for me.

I began gathering pieces and started putting away the existing china and crystal.

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

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Plant Stands Are Not Just For Plants

Plant stands are not just for plants

well at least in my house as you know how I love to re-purpose things.

I thought I would put together this short post to show you how I use my plant stands.

Plant Stand/Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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We Should Call It The Ivy House

It’s no secret, I love English Ivy.

I have always admired the beautiful cottages in the English countryside

that have many ivy covered walls.

So if I cannot have that ivy covered wall, I am settling for English Ivy in the house.

My hubby looked around the other day, and stated,

“with all the ivy plants you have around the house, we should call it The Ivy House” . . . funny guy!

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