Antiquing with Friends and Fellow Bloggers and the Giveaway Winners

Happy Friday!!!…Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned…

As for me . . . I have a house filled with great guests.

The guest rooms are fluffed . . .

~ ~ and welcome goodies in place.

2014 Fall Porch Party-Housepitality Designs

Kim of Savvy Southern Style and Mary Alice of Chateau Chic are visiting me . . .

~ ~ along with their hubbies.

We girls are going to the Liberty Antiques Festival.

The hubbies have their own day planned as well.

Guest Welcome Basket-Housepitality Designs

This “welcome basket” is being placed in Kim’s room . . .

I placed her goodies in a French Champagne bucket. . .

~ ~ which was was a gift to Kim from Mary Alice.

Mary Alice gave me one when I saw her on my past trip to D.C. and I had this to give to Kim.

So thought I would place the welcome goodies in her champagne bucket rather than a gift bag.

Welcome Basket-Housepitality Designs

Mary Alice’s welcome basket in a gift bag that is filled with Biltmore Estate Wine . . .

~ ~ and Chapel Hill Toffee. I love to give local items to my guests.

Today was a very dreary day (hence the somewhat dark photos).

It rained all day yesterday and the sun did not come out for the better part of today.

HOWEVER, it will be a nice day for antiquing today!

So follow along on my Instagram to see what the goodies we found!!

2014 Fall Porch-Housepitality Designs

And now to the winners of the DIY Pallet Book Projects Books!!


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Celestina M.
Cecilia B.

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Congrats ladies!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  1. Hi Shirley,

    I love the idea of having little gift bags for your guests. So thoughtful.

    Have a fun weekend.


  2. Shirley this post is wonderful. I love the gift baskets! I know you all will have a wonderful time. I am looking forward to lots of photos!

  3. Oh, girl, I hope y’all have a wonderful time! Where are you going antiquing? I haven’t poked around in an antique store in far too long.

    Your gift bags are just wonderful. You are the queen of hospitality!

  4. You ladies have have fun!

  5. Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!!

  6. This is all so fun and exciting, congratulations to the winners of all these wonderful gifts!!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Have fun!!

  8. Such lovely gifts! You are a very thoughtful hostess! I sure wish I was going with y’all. Well, at least I can read about it.

  9. These are wonderful gifts, Shirley! I know they will love them! Have fun and congrats to the winners of your giveaway!

  10. Hi Shirley, wow you are going to have so much fun with your wonderful guests visiting. Love their welcome baskets too. So excited to be one of the winners of the book giveaway. Thank you so much for having a great giveaway to enter. It was fun and I am amaze I won!!
    Have a wonderful weekend and lots of fun antiquing with the girls.

  11. What great gifts for your guests! I am following along on instagram and can’t wait to see what goodies y’all find! I am headed to Roundtop Texas to the antique festival today!

  12. Have fun! It should be a great day with cooler temps! Love the gift baskets- you are such a sweet & thoughtful hostess. Maybe you should open a b&b. 🙂

  13. Have fun Shirley. I know Kim will love that French champagne bucket with all the goodies. Mary Alice and Kim will be so excited to have the sweet gift bags. You are so thoughtful and such a wonderful hostess. Have fun.

  14. What fun y’all will have. I love the gift bags. We did that for all the out of town guests atmy daughter’s wedding in Alexandria. I will add you to my Instagram. Have a great weekend.

  15. Oh you girls are going to have some fun! Take them to Southern Season … if they haven’t been yet. Love that place!! Enjoy!!

  16. Jeanette Price says

    You are so thoughtful Shirley. What a nice touch to make your guests feel welcome. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Can’t wait to see you treasures.

  17. What lovely welcome gifts, Shirley! Such a sweet hostess you are! : ) Have a wonderful time.

  18. Sounds like you ladies are going to have a great time – enjoy.

  19. I’ll bet you guys have a ball! Enjoy and bring home some great finds. ((HUGS)) Jo

  20. Oh how fun for you three gals! Can’t wait to see what you find. I just joined instagram so I am now following you. Have lots of fun, buy plenty, and eat, eat, eat! lol! Congrats to the winners!

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  22. That rain just seems to follow you when you’re all ready to get out and do all that open air shopping! What’s up with that??!?!!! Glad the sun finally made an appearance, and I hope you guys had a great time! You are so sweet to open up your home!!! Hostess with the mostess!!!

  23. I can only imagine how much “trouble” you gals got into! What fun … look forward to seeing your stash!

  24. Shirley, you are quite the hostess! 🙂
    I’m sure you will all have a wonderful time!!

  25. How sweet of you to give gift baskets!!! The champayne bucket is awesome, I know Kim will LOVE it! Hope you had FUN!!!! I just got home about an hour ago. XO

  26. Talk about feeling pampered!!! Shirley is the hostess par excellence!!!!! Not only is Shirley’s home luxuriously wonderful, but she and her husband are the most gracious, genuine, and welcoming people! So much great conversation, laughter, and good time all weekend!
    Thank you, Shirley!!!
    Mary Alice

  27. I’m sure you had a wonderful visit and shopping trips with our dear friend! You are the most thoughtful host I know!

  28. How nice… And gift baskets too… I want to come… Love thrifts and antique stores…

  29. What a fun welcome for your guests Shirley! Great looking French bucket paired with your goodies from Kim! Hope you found some great fleas and antiques 🙂

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