A Blue and White Floral Vignette

The other day I received my copy of Southern Lady magazine.

It was their Annual Decorating issue.

When I saw the cover, I gasped!….That’s my pretty lidded jar!

The cover, like many covers of beautiful magazines,

gave me the idea and inspiration to re-create it.

So here is my version of a Blue and White Floral Vignette,

right off the cover of Southern Lady Magazine!

Blue and White Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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Elegance and A Little Rough Around the Edges

You probably heard the saying that opposites attract?

Like the characters in the movie, Lady and the Tramp,

or Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.

Well what about exquisite Waterford

and a wonderful piece of vintage chippiness?

Winter Vignette-Waterford-Vintage Corbel-Housepitality Designs

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An Amazing Room at the Inn

We very recently took a trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

I have never been there and it has been on my bucket list for some time now.

Upon great recommendations, we booked our stay at The Charlotte Inn in Edgartown.

It was breathtaking from the time you entered  this most exquisite Inn.

I was on visual overload of all of the stunning rooms and antiques throughout the inn.

But first, let me show you the room where we stayed.

The Charlotte Inn - English Antiques - Barley Twist Bed - Housepitality Designs

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How To Beautifully Live In A Small Cottage

Want to know how you can beautifully live in a small cottage?

In a cottage that is 1300 square feet?

Well, my friend Mary Alice of Chateau Chic can show you how.

Mary Alice recently downsized from a large home in the suburbs of D.C.

to a very quaint cottage on the east coast.

Today, I am thrilled to show you how she has made this cottage a beautiful retreat

for her and her hubby.

When you enter her home you come into an area they call the sunroom.

Chateau Chic - Housepitality Designs

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Bouquets of Bakelite

Bouquets of Bakelite silverware is just the thing I needed

to start thinking of the direction I want to go in

to plan for the Fall decor in the kitchen.

Bakelite silverware is some of the many things I that acquired from my friend Martha.

Bakelite Silverware - 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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Our Media Room Dressed for Christmas

Our media room is basically like a family room.

We call it the media room as we gather there when we have a crowd to watch T.V.

It is a great place to gather as we have a little kitchenette

in that room to serve food and beverages.

There is a fireplace in that room, so there is another mantel to decorate!

Media Room Christmas 2015/Housepitality Designs

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Country Christmas in the Sunroom

The sunroom went Country this year with red and black checks

and the look of vintage.

It all started with this red and black checked ribbon

that I tied on a lantern.

Christmas Lantern - Housepitality Designs

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Shabby and Vintagelicious

Previously, I presented some great places where I have been antiquing and finding some great things

for great prices . . . always shopping on a budget.

Today, I have more eye candy for you. Great things on a budget.

Rust and Feathers/Ekster-Housepitality Designs

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