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.

Summer Sunroom 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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Summer Kitchen Vignettes

As I was adding hydrangeas to the kitchen the other day,

 I decided it was time to change out some things on one of my kitchen counters.

for a lighter feel for summer.

I felt that the dark background of the tole tray needed to be replaced.

Summer Kitchen:Breadboard - Housepitality Designs

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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!

Daisies/Ironstone Tureen - Housepitality Designs

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Less is More

Less is more . . . did I say that?

Well, while still fidgety recuperating . . . (and I must say that I am feeling somewhat better),

I roam the house. Being unable to do all that much, I just set my sights on what I can do

to start on my quest of “less is more”.

I started in the sunroom.

Oh wait, did I say less is more? I did buy this Spring trio of tulips, daffodils, and a hyacinth

and repotted it in a vintage McCoy flower pot. But it was a “replacement”

of flowers that were previously there.

Spring flowers - Housepitality Designs

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Happy Mother’s Day ~ Beautiful Irises from the Garden

Happy Mother’s Day!

I just wanted to wish you wonderful moms out there a most wonderful Mother’s Day.

Unfortunately, I am unable to be with my mom today, but hope to see her soon!

I admire her never ending positive attitude on life,

never wanting for much . . . just the company of her family

and just glad to be alive and rise early each day to see the sun rise.

I wish I had just a smidgen of her amazing positive and happy attitude.

Irises - Housepitality Designs

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Springtime Means Guests

Springtime means guests in our house.

Whether it be family or friends.

So time to spruce it up a little to make it comfortable

and hopefully a bit of home away from home.

Guest Room - Housepitalty Designs

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I Couldn’t Let It Go {The Love of Blue and White}

I couldn’t let it go . . . go to the great land of Replacements that is.

It was headed to Replacements land if the beautiful Pre World War II Noritake blue and white china

that belonged to Martha’s hubby’s mother did not sell at the moving sale.

It did not sell . . . and that china pulled at my heart strings.

Was it because I knew I could give it a good home. Yes indeed!

Noritake China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

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The Beauty of Spring in the Kitchen

It was time to add the beauty of Spring in the kitchen.

A room where I spend, like  most of you I am sure, the most amount of time,

of any room in the house.

Whether we are cooking for our family or friends,

or having a leisurely lunch . . . this is where the heart of the home is.

Speaking of lunch, I am joining 5 amazing fellow French Country design blog friends

to present a theme of “Noon”.

My kitchen is filled mainly with vintage items

from the good ole’ USA, France and England,

such as these English crocks filled with old silver spoons.

Dundee Marmalade Crocks - Housepitality Designs

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I Got a Kiss and a Hug Over This Antique Piece

I got a kiss and a hug over this antique piece. He loves it.

He has never reacted to an antique item that I brought home before.

Well, except for the antique wood and iron shutters in the background.

Oh, he would always say it was very nice and then ask where are you going to put it?

It is an item that I have always wished I had, admired from afar,

but never found the right one. Until Martha had her moving sale.

Antique Baker's Rack - Housepitality Designs

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Repeating A Pattern

They say, that there should be one pattern in a room or area,

repeated 3 times.

They, as being the designers of classes that I took way back when.

I try to follow that rule, but it has lately gotten away from my decor.

Kitchen Bar Stool Seat Cover - Housepitality Designs

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