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!

Great Room Table Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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A Summer Vignette Featuring Vintage Japanese Fishing Floats

When my mom traveled to Alaska to visit my niece who lived there for a short time,

she bought some vintage Japanese fishing floats that she remembered as a child in Japan.

She carefully packed them all in her suitcase and gifted them to me and my sisters.

That was many years ago, when these floats were not as popular.

I treasure these glass floats and use them in my decor all year round.

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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Birdcage Vignette and Dancing to the Furniture Shuffle

Okay….so we buy one thing and then here comes the “domino effect.”

Then we find another great deal and I am finding myself

dancing to the beat of the “Furniture Shuffle”

However, I do not need to purchase anything to warrant the dance.

Just the need for a change. Change is always a good thing.

There are some changes in the Master Bedroom that caused the relocation of the bird cage.

Where oh where was I going to put it?

If I did this . . . then I would have to do that . . . and so it goes . . . and this is what happened.

Linen Chest-Housepitality Designs

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How One Piece of Furniture Can Anchor a Room {Sunroom}

There is always a story behind a room,

whether it is how the room came together over time

or came together as a result of a visit to a furniture showroom.

This room was about the showroom and a hubby that loves symmetry and “matchy matchy”

When my magazine feature was recently published in French Country Style magazine,

we both noticed something. Well at least he agreed about “that something”

French Country Style Magazine-Housepitality Designs

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A Creative Ironstone Centerpiece and Planter

Hope you all  had a wonderful week.

It has been a hectic one for me of activities and traveling.

However, how can I complain about that!!???

While traveling with my hubby, I was able to meet up with two of my great friends

who also happen to be bloggers: Mary Alice (Chateau Chic) and Yvonne (StoneGable).

AND I finally met the uber talented Loi (Tone on Tone). He was so much fun to be with

and I look forward to “Adventures with Loi”

My hubby and I  traveled back home late into the night

to make our granddaughter’s school program the next morning.

So well worth the lack of sleep!

Ironstone Bowl Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

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Tone on Tone

Tone on Tone . . . I love that look

as it is so serene, classic, and exquisite.

Well that certainly defines a very special blogger who has an over the top

exquisite shop and blog.

Have you guessed yet?

Tone on Tone-Housepitality Designs

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How I Gave One Area Three Different Looks

I finally undecorated the large great room tree and the space always looks so different after the

tree is removed. The item that was previously in the space found its way back; however, me, being me,

could not leave it alone.

I started experimenting with some different looks.

Antique French Commode-Housepitality Designs

Today, you will see how I gave this area three different looks.

I started by moving the antique French Commode that was in the Great Room, to this space.

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