An Early Summer Sunroom Refresh

It all started with a pillow, then another, then more pillows . . .

isn’t that always the case in most circumstances?

You see a pillow that speaks to you. Then you know just where to put it,

thus the beginning of a room refresh and the shuffling of items around the house.

You take one piece from one room . . . place it in another . . .

then you seek another piece to replace the piece you took away.

And so on and so on.

The pillow(s) landed in the sunroom and so An Early Summer Sunroom Refresh began.

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I Went Plum Crazy for Early Fall in the Sunroom

When I was traveling with my hubby in California,

I had the opportunity to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores

while he was attending a conference. It was then when I came across their great sale

and as a result of this, I went plum crazy for early Fall in the Sunroom.

Literally crazy for the pillow covers in the shades of plum.

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Deck the Halls in the Sunroom

When the Holiday season nears, I look forward to planning on how I want to

Deck the Halls in the Sunroom.

It is a room that I feel I can have fun with whatever theme I chose

for the Christmas season.

I decided to dress the dining room in my favorite Christmas traditions.

With that decision, I decided to do the same in the sunroom.

Filling it with happy memories of the past and present.

Actually it all started with a tree, as in the dining room. A beautiful tree.

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The Master Bedroom for Summer

On the way home from a tournament in Tennessee,

my hubby obliged me with a bit of a detour to  stop in Lake Lure, NC

for lunch . . . and a stop at the Pottery Barn Outlet in South Carolina.

What more can you ask for than a beautiful lunch by the water’s edge of Lake Lure

and a stop at a Pottery Barn outlet to finish off the weekend.

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em . . . Join ‘Em

If you can’t beat ’em . . . join ’em.

If you can’t fight it, go with it.

That has been my motto of late with the sofa.

A sofa that has been in my home from the first day we moved in 11 years ago.

Would I love to have a new sofa to change the color?

The answer is yes. However, it really is so very comfortable and in great shape.

But there is another However.

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Spring Upper Porch ~ 2016

I have been patiently waiting for the all clear of the pollen season to be over,

so that I could start on refreshing the porches for Spring.

Today, I present the upper back porch. One of the three porches that we use the most.

My friend Martha who relocated to the Lone Star State had this beautiful flower pot

that I inherited which is the inspiration piece for my Spring decor for the porch.

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Spring Mantel

Creating the Spring Mantel was next on the agenda

for Springifying the house.

I  am anxious to decorate the porches for Spring;

however, the pollen has truly prevented me from doing that.

Hopefully in another week or so, I can beautify the porches for Spring.

In the meantime, with no pollen getting in the way,

I decorated the mantel for a Spring look using items that I already had in my home.

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I Couldn’t Wait . . . A Master Bedroom Refresh

I couldn’t wait.

I had some HomeGoods gift cards that I received for my birthday

burning a hole in my wallet.

I was taking down Christmas decorations and needed a break.

So off to HomeGoods I go.

I really had one thing in mind to get; however, they had nothing of that item in stock.

I then proceeded to the lamp department and there they were

just brought out and placed on the shelves and in the cart they went!

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A Summer Tablescape of Lemons and Daisies

Rather than setting the table with red, white and blue decor this summer,

I chose to go citrus, that sunny yellow of lemons.

When I decorated my sunroom with lemons and limes,

I thought I would carry that theme to the dining room table.

I started out with a vintage cake plate and inverted it.

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How To Makeover a Winter Bedroom to Spring

The news lately is all about how awful the winter storms are . . .

Places like Boston with record breaking snowfalls and here this week we are dealing with a winter storm

with mainly ice . . . hate ice, would rather have snow!

While hunkered down in the house with a driveway like an ice skating rink,

I decided to make over my bedroom from Winter to Spring,

as I am officially tired of Winter and do not want to embrace it anymore!!

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