Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas and The Winners

Vintage Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas just seem to go together

like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

I traveled to Virgina this week with my hubby

and was able to see my friend Mary Alice.

Most of you know she is moving, and I took the opportunity to pick up some items

that I purchased from her shop.

One of the items was a beautiful vintage ironstone sugar bowl.

Ironstone sugar bowl and limelight hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

I couldn’t wait to unpack it and fill it with the limelight hydrangeas

from the shrub I recently purchased from a local garden center.

Vintage Ironstone with Limelight Hydrangeas - Housepitalty Designs

I moved my vintage French bamboo stool from the coffee table to the sofa table.

I needed some height in that space as I added some tall items to it last week.

You know it’s all about the texture and scale.

Coming attractions soon.

Vintage Ironstone and Limelight hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

The domino effect started. Since I needed to grab the stool from the coffee table,

I also started creating a new vignette for that table. Not quite done yet.

Vintage French Bamboo Stool - Housepitality Designs

Things just seem to move from table to table with a little twist.

Velvet Pumpkin in Ironstone Creamer - Housepitality Designs

I am getting a little sad knowing that soon I will be putting away

my pretty velvet pumpkins.

Vintage French Bamboo Stool - Housepitality Designs

Soon to be replaced by the glittering decor of Christmas.

Fall Vignette - Housepitalty Designs

I cannot wait to transform this room with the joys of Christmas!

And, now to announce the winners of the Southern Home magazine.

And now for the winners of the issue of the new Southern Home magazine.

They are:

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Congrats Stacey and Cindy!!!

I wish you all a most wonderful weekend . . . I will be participating in our annual

Craft and Antique Fair.

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  1. Beautiful room, gorgeous decor – it looks so rich and warm and inviting. Love those velvet pumpkins!!!
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  2. That’s a very pretty piece you picked up from her and I love how the vignette you created turned out.
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  3. You are getting quite a collection of ironstone. So pretty.
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  4. You have such a lovely collection of ironstone, Shirley! I love the Fall vignettes you created! The Limelight Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine. Recently, I planted them at the duplex. Your room looks fabulous decorate d for Fall. Have a wonderland weekend!
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  5. Again so pretty! Good luck with the fair and post some photos on Instagram! Have a great weekend.
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  6. Everything looks beautiful, Shirley! As always:) Good luck this weekend at the event!!! So excited about the magazine, as I’m sure Stacey is too:D
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  7. Shirley, I love the way you added height on the table with the little bamboo stool. That’s such a neat look.

    Now tell me, did you buy that Limelight bush just so you could cut from it? Because honestly, I’ve considered it myself. No shade here in my Texas yard just pure hot sun a lot of the time.

    Thank you so much for the magazine. I can’t wait to get my reading glasses and coffee and sit for awhile. 🙂
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  8. Everything looks so lovely! You have quite the collection of ironstone going on there! Have a great time at the fair! 😉

  9. I love the color of those limelight hydrangeas! They look great in your newly acquired ironstone.
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  10. Beautiful sugar bowl and lovely vignette. Always enjoy your shared creativity. This year I waited for hydrogenous to turn a beautiful shade of brown before cutting them. Enjoying them inside for a late fall look.

  11. You have such a knack for picking up treasures that work perfectly with what you already have. Me, if I like it I get it and hope there’s a place for it.

  12. The little ironstone sugar bowl is so sweet…..great vignette! Good luck at the craft fair!!!
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  13. I love the new sugar bowl, how cool and it looks so pretty with the hydrangea flowers in it. I also love the little creamer with a very wee pumpkin, that fits just right. You are amazing.

  14. Looks great, you always do such beautiful vignettes. Love the sugar bowl.
    Have a great weekend.

  15. REALLY late getting here, have been sick for 2 days and slept ALOT today. Not sure if I will make it to Yvonne’s demo tomorrow:( Love that little stool and your limelights and velvet pumpkins. I am a little sad to put Fall away too but look forward to the glitter of Christmas!! have a beautiful weekend and SELL!!!!!
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  16. Congrats to Stacey and Cindy. Love the sugar bowl with the hydrangeas. Your vignettes are looking beautiful. Everything you design is always fabulous! Yes, Christmas decorating is right around the corner and I am already gathering my ideas. Have a nice weekend. xo
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  17. I think ironstone is on my search list! It’s gorgeous Shirley.

  18. I love your velvet pumpkins too, but I know you will have a beautiful display for Christmas as well.
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  19. The hydrangeas are lovely and they look fantastic in your new piece! I must say, that I am getting sad about packing up the autumn decor soon, too. How has the season gone sooooo fast??? I cannot believe it is almost time to decorate for Christmas! I love the holidays – but fall is my favorite time of year…
    Au Revoir & Bisous,
    Michelle from

  20. Love Hydrangeas and they look so pretty in their new ironstone. Gorgeous. Have a wonderful week end.
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  21. Your ironstone collection is enviable Shirley! Reading this post in the beginning I imagined your excitement bringing your new piece home and creating this vignette. It was like I was right there with you. That small table is lovely, btw. Not sure if I ever saw that before, but it has great texture and looks beautiful in your pictures.

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  22. Just lovely. Those hydrangeas do look amazing in the sugar bowl…
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  23. Shirley I admit I so envy your ironstone collection a bit!!
    Beautifully styles!!

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  24. Love your new-to-you ironstone sugar bowl Shirley! I love limelight hydrangeas, we planted three shrubs earlier this fall. Your orphan tureen lid looks so pretty included in your vignette 🙂
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  25. I hope the fair went well! Did you find the hydrangeas at Dale’s? They’re lovely…and so are your sweet velvet pumpkins. I’m obsessed with that teeny tiny one!
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