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.

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The First Summer Vignette That’s Slightly Coastal

In-between trips with the Boys of Summer,

I am refreshing my decor to reflect the season that crept upon us so quickly.

I began in the sunroom and added the pretties of summer. . . . of shells, sea glass,

and summer colors of soft blues and greens. If you missed my summer sunroom,

you can see it HERE.

In the meantime, today I am presenting the first Summer vignette that’s slightly coastal

in the Great Room.

Summer Vignette-Japanese Fishing Floats-Housepitality Designs

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Vignettes Tell A Story and A Winner

Do your vignettes tell a story?

Mine always seem like they do. 

Whenever I gather things to place on a table or a surface/area I am styling,

I think of each piece and the story behind it.

Whether it be a memory of a friend, a place that I traveled to, or a shopping experience

with friends or family. There is always a story. Stories of  fun times and

sometimes bittersweet, because  that particular memory is that of a person who is  longer with us.

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Something I Could Not Pass Up

During my travels last month, I had the pleasure of making an overnight stop

on our way home ( in-between trips) and visit our friends

who live on St. Simon’s Island. As soon as we arrived, we were treated to lunch

and a visit with their beautiful grandchildren and daughter in law.

After lunch,  the grands headed back home and JoAnn and I hit the roads and went shopping,

The guys took the bikes and biked on the beaches of Jekyll Island.

While the guys got their exercise from biking,  we get ours by running  . . . . .

in and out of shops!!!  My kind of exercise!

It was on my shopping adventure with JoAnn that I saw something. . . .

Something I Could Not Pass Up!!!

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Lavender Love

I’m home …. Home Sweet Home.

It was so wonderful being able to spend over 12 days with my mom.

Prior to traveling to be with my mom while my brother and his wife were away,

I was in Florida for 6 days. I had one day between trips.

So it is safe to say that I have spent most of the month of March away.

Glad to be home, but there is so much to catch up on . . .

the house of overdue chores, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping,

cleaning up my layers of pollen on my porch and patio furniture

and catching up on the blog work.

Today I will share with you some Lavender Love.

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Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen

Hope you all enjoyed your First Day of Spring yesterday.

I have been traveling and a bit in the vacation mode.

While my hubby holds down the fort, I will be visiting my mom while

my brother and sister-in-law are away, as she lives with them,

so my posts may be a bit sporadic the next couple of weeks

and will include some happenings with my mom.

Good thing she does not mind getting in front of the camera.

Today, I shall bring you some Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen.

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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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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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My Blue and White Christmas Guest Room

It seems as though I am working on my Christmas decorating,

I work to complete one floor at a time in the house.

When the first floor was done, it was time to move on the next.

My Blue and White Christmas Guest Room was the first room on my list,

especially since I was expecting company.

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A Woodland Coffee Table Vignette

A woodland coffee table vignette seemed to be the perfect choice

of a theme this year to coordinate with my new Pottery Barn Deer Crewel pillows.

I gathered woodland items from my Christmas/Holiday stash

and carefully created the vignette to coordinate with the decor in the room.

Woodland Coffee Table Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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