Do you have a designated coffee station or room?

Do you have a designated coffee station or room? I do. I have a room.

Well that room is my coffee room a.k.a. butler’s pantry.

I used to have many vintage Maxwell House Coffee Memorabilia on the counter of this room.

I have recently packed many of these items away,

which included an un-opened Maxwell House  vintage coffee tin, a thermos,

and a somewhat not ordinarily seen,  Maxwell House Tea tin.

All these including more have been packed away and stored.

Coffee Room/Butler's Pantry-Housepitality Designs

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I’m in the “Olympic Games Spirit” with a Chalkboard…

I love watching the Olympic games…

…..cheering for our teams.

Cheering for the great TEAM USA!!!

While watching the games, I had an epiphany!….

…..oh there I go again with my epiphanies.

So love that word, EPIPHANY!

I wanted to put a chalkboard in my butler’s pantry…

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For those notes to myself…

I have a calendar on the wall…

…..but as you know, a chalkboard is “chic”.

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It needs to be placed in the room…

…..where I pay homage to the great coffee bean!

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I remembered that I had bought a great vintage chalkboard for my hubby’s exercise room!

I thought that it would be perfect for the space in the butler’s pantry.

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Where I hang my favorite Maxwell House Ad…

…..an original ad out of The Ladies Home Journal, dated February, 1925.

Of a very chic couple sipping Maxwell House Coffee at one of the grand hotels of Florida in the “roaring twenties”..

PicMonkey Collage

So again…I ask my hubby….

…..Do you know where the chalkboard is…

……….that hung in your former exercise room that is now the second guest bedroom….

………………the chalkboard that had no place to hang in the corner of the garage.

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Oh yes….Section 2, shelf 4, bin number 5….

So I got out my tools….yes, Karah, and Anne, I have tools…the hammer even has my name on it!!…

…..and I proceeded to hang the chalkboard in a place of honor among the tributes to the great coffee bean…

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I took these tools from my “Crafty Chicks Toolbox”…..

…..and proceeded to hang the chalkboard..

……….while the coffee plaques were watching with anticipation.

PicMonkey Collage

Of what was to take the place of the calendar…

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Even the cute couple who look like the Campbell Soup kids on that 2-D vintage valentine are wondering…

…..what will be in that coveted area where the calendar once was.

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Applied the board with drywall screws and then covered the silver screw with a black permanent marker…

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So now I can keep track of“MY PERSONAL OLYMPIC EVENTS”

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Every gal needs to keep track of her “Olympic Events”….

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And maybe keep track of a grocery list too….

I hope that you are enjoying the “games” as much as we are….cheering for our wonderful TEAM USA!!!

Also: Please join the Team at the Southern Bloggers Conference..

…..Featuring these great guest speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

—– KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

———-Heather of At the Picket Fence

And demonstrations by Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint Company…

—–along with Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Decor…

That is just a sample of the great conference to come in Raleigh, NC on October 12th and 13th, 2012

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration

DIY by Design Sizzle into Summer Party

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

I'm in the "Olympic Games Spirit" with a Chalkboard…

I love watching the Olympic games…

…..cheering for our teams.

Cheering for the great TEAM USA!!!

While watching the games, I had an epiphany!….

…..oh there I go again with my epiphanies.

So love that word, EPIPHANY!

I wanted to put a chalkboard in my butler’s pantry…

DSC_3365

DSC_3065

For those notes to myself…

I have a calendar on the wall…

…..but as you know, a chalkboard is “chic”.

DSC_3066

It needs to be placed in the room…

…..where I pay homage to the great coffee bean!

PicMonkey Collage

I remembered that I had bought a great vintage chalkboard for my hubby’s exercise room!

I thought that it would be perfect for the space in the butler’s pantry.

DSC_3355

Where I hang my favorite Maxwell House Ad…

…..an original ad out of The Ladies Home Journal, dated February, 1925.

Of a very chic couple sipping Maxwell House Coffee at one of the grand hotels of Florida in the “roaring twenties”..

PicMonkey Collage

So again…I ask my hubby….

…..Do you know where the chalkboard is…

……….that hung in your former exercise room that is now the second guest bedroom….

………………the chalkboard that had no place to hang in the corner of the garage.

DSC_3339

Oh yes….Section 2, shelf 4, bin number 5….

So I got out my tools….yes, Karah, and Anne, I have tools…the hammer even has my name on it!!…

…..and I proceeded to hang the chalkboard in a place of honor among the tributes to the great coffee bean…

DSC_3334

I took these tools from my “Crafty Chicks Toolbox”…..

…..and proceeded to hang the chalkboard..

……….while the coffee plaques were watching with anticipation.

PicMonkey Collage

Of what was to take the place of the calendar…

DSC_3360

DSC_3352

Even the cute couple who look like the Campbell Soup kids on that 2-D vintage valentine are wondering…

…..what will be in that coveted area where the calendar once was.

DSC_3336

Applied the board with drywall screws and then covered the silver screw with a black permanent marker…

DSC_3338

So now I can keep track of“MY PERSONAL OLYMPIC EVENTS”

DSC_3341

Every gal needs to keep track of her “Olympic Events”….

DSC_3342

And maybe keep track of a grocery list too….

I hope that you are enjoying the “games” as much as we are….cheering for our wonderful TEAM USA!!!

Also: Please join the Team at the Southern Bloggers Conference..

…..Featuring these great guest speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

—– KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

———-Heather of At the Picket Fence

And demonstrations by Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint Company…

—–along with Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Decor…

That is just a sample of the great conference to come in Raleigh, NC on October 12th and 13th, 2012

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration

DIY by Design Sizzle into Summer Party

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday