The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow

The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow was playing over and over this past weekend

when I received my newly made pillows from my friend Linda.

I could not wait to place them in a spot that I thought they were going.

Hmmmm. . . do I love it here? Or do I love it there?

Neo Classic Pillow - Vintage Settee - Housepitality Designs

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Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!

Finally, after all of the sneak peek posts, I can present my Summer Home Tour to you.

I am partying with a great group of bloggers from the bHome Mobile App Community.

Where 31 bHome bloggers are presenting their Summer Home Tours and inspiration this week

along with a great giveaway of a $200 gift card

from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures. See below for details.

So WELCOME to my SUMMER HOUSE!

Summer Home Tour 2015/Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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Sunroom Summer Citrus and Blues

Okay, so do you want to see another wonderful find that I scored

while shopping the antique route in Virginia?

When I spotted this beauty, I got a tad giddy!

My friend Mary Alice has a piece in this pattern,

a gorgeous vintage pitcher.

 

Vintage Colander-Housepitality Designs

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Wonderful Chippiness Added to the Guest Room

Once upon a time there was an antique blanket chest

that was at the foot of the iron bed in the guest room.

You can see it here when I revealed the guest room makeover.

That blanket chest was relocated to the sunroom to add more texture and warmth seen here.

Well, that left a void at the foot of the bed in the guest room.

So what is one to do? Well, you visit Mary Alice’s shop!

Guest Room Vintage Bench-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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If You Create It, It Will Come

One of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams.

“If you build it, they will come.” So I am taking that philosophy with Spring.

If you create a spring environment, it will come!

Do you hear that Mother Nature?!!

I have been sequestered in the house this week . . . I should sell tickets . . .

for people who want to skate in my driveway.

While dealing with cabin fever, I thought it was time to create Spring indoors even though my views

outdoors are of rolling hills of snow and ice.

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

I grabbed my Pottery Barn lantern that was on sale and placed a vase of water in it rather than a candle

and added the tulips that were on sale at the grocery store after Valentine’s Day.

So happy that they had red tulips left!

Pottery Barn Candlesticks/Lantern-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom/Pottery Barn Candlesticks/Lantern-Housepitality Designs

A bit of the unexpected of tulips in a lantern . . . this may be the standard for this item!

Sunroom flowers-Housepitality Designs

Taking advantage of the flower sale, more flowers added to the sunroom and placed on the potting bench

in the background.

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

The sunroom is next to the kitchen in which I spend lots of my time as many people do . . .

so it is great to be a able to see beautiful spring flowers to lift your spirits on a cold winter’s day.

So what say you Mother Nature? . . . if we project lots of Spring in our homes, will it come?

Well, the Farmer’s Almanac is saying “No!” . . . and then The Ground Hog chimed in too.

Have a great weekend . . . I wish you happy thoughts of Spring to come!

Galvanized in the Sunroom

Galvanize. gal-va-nize

1. Shock or excite (someone) typically into taking action.

2. Coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.

I was galvanized to taking action in the sunroom.

A package arrived and it was a birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law.

This caused me to take action and do a little makeover in a corner of the sunroom.

Sunroom potting bench-Housepitality Designs

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Top Projects of 2014

Can’t believe that 2014 has come and soon to be gone so quickly.

I am making a list of my 2015 project and reflecting on 2014.

Changes to several rooms and several areas happened this year.

I can’t really say which one is my favorite . . .

~ ~ but most of them have to do with fabric . . . lots of fabric.

Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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The Holiday Master Bedroom

In keeping with the more simplistic holiday decor, I decided to dress the master bedroom

with the Pottery Barn Winter Birds collection as I did last year.

I did use different pillows and accents as the room has definitely changed from last year.

I just love this bedding that can take you right through with winter months.

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

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A Rustic Sunroom Christmas Vignette

Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . .

~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends.

Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray.

These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.

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