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

Guest Room Chair - Housepitality Designs

The winter throw was replaced with the cheerful quilt from my friend Martha’s sale.

Guest Room Chair/Quilt - Housepitality Designs

A framed collage of Japanese commemorative postcards are replaced

by the vintage etched mirror from Mary Alice’s shop.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

I love mirrors, not only for their beauty,  but their reflections.

I have  often wondered about the many, many reflections of old mirror.

Oh the stories they could tell!

Vintage Etched MIrror - Housepitality Designs

I have been lucky to find pretty green and blue hydrangeas

at the grocery store lately.

Guest Room Table - Housepitality Designs

The side table next to the guest room chair is given a Spring refresh.

I also changed out the large framed Monet print to an oil painting

that has been in the guest room bath. It is an old painting and I love the frame.

Guest Room Table - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Frame

For the most part the Guest Room remains the same

with a little tweak here and there.

The lamps were previously in the master bedroom until I purchased

the new crystal and brass lamps. New  pleated shades were added.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

When I placed the vintage scale on the kitchen island,

this three tiered iron shelf made its way to the guest room

along with the ironstone bowls. Faux blueberry branches are added to the ironstone pitcher.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

I must say that I so love my guest bedroom bedding

so it will remain for a while. 

I am always on the lookout for new accent pillows though;

however, I may have to resort to  finding fabric and having them made.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

When I saw my sweet friend Lauren a couple of weeks ago,

she brought me a beautiful ironstone tureen with this blue and white lid.

Currently the tureen is holding mums on the French buffet so the lid is beautifully embellishing

the basket of books underneath the chippy bench.

Ironstone tureen lid - Housepitality Designs

By changing out the prints and adding a painting of florals,

a vintage mirror for great light and reflection, and other lighter touches within the room,

it is a start to welcome in the season of having guests in my home.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

Small changes have been made and are still being made in the guest bedroom bath.

Coming soon.

Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

My little sweetie has been on Spring Break this past week.

At the last minute we decided to make a trip to Florida so she could visit

with her cousins and her great-grandmother . . . and aunts and uncles too.

This explains a bit of an absence . . . I have been enjoying my family and taking a little break.

Have a beautiful day!!!


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  1. Your guest room would, indeed, make me feel totally relaxed, Shirley. I love your latest additions.
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  2. So pretty and such a comfortable room. I must come stay in it again!!
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  3. The guest room is beautiful, Shirley. I love the color of the walls…probably said that before.
    The mirror is amazing!

  4. What a beautiful and relaxing space you have created. The wall color is so very pretty and I love the idea of a hutch in the bedroom.

  5. Such a gorgeous space – love love love those blues!
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  6. I have always loved your guest room. Hope you had a great trip to FL. Welcome back!
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  7. I am a big fan of blue, so this is one of my favorite rooms in your house! Love, love, love the mirror! Would you share where you found the faux blueberry branches? A trip to Florida sound perfect right now. We still have winter here in Ohio.

  8. I am hoping to one day come and stay in this beautiful guest room. I know I would feel totally at home! Your Springtime touches are perfect and lovely. I have always LOVED that 3 tiered stand and oh, that huge piece on the other night table!!! Welcome home and I know you had a fabulous time with your sweetie!!!!!
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  9. It is so welcoming! Any guest would love to stay there. Love that quilt and mirror.
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  10. Your guests are lucky Shirley, that is quite a haven you’ve created, so calm and restful with so many thoughtful touches and details for comfort. I love your thoughts on old mirrors, if only walls could talk! Have a great week-
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  11. Shirley, the antique mirror and lovely quilt are just perfect, even though your beautiful guestroom did not need a thing!

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  12. Such a lovely guest room. I love the shade of blue you used on the walls.

  13. All of your special touches look fabulous;) I just love this room…I’ve always thought that using that buffet was such a creative idea for a TV! Btw, hows the collection going with the lids? Hope you had a wonderful time in Florida!!!
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  14. My guest room wants to be your guest room when it grows up! Absolutely beautiful! 😉

  15. How pretty and fresh! That mirror is charming with its crested top and foxed old glass. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful spring. Cheers, L

  16. Sherry Myers says

    I love the overall welcoming home away from home look and feel of you lovely guest room. Beautiful colors, decor, and all the right touches for this perfect room. Thank you for sharing it with us. It looks like an expensive retreat! May I make reservations? ?

  17. This room is absolutely beautiful! what a welcoming room! Would you mind sharing your wall color information?
    Thank you for sharing!

  18. Just Beautiful!!!

  19. Mitzi Bates says

    This bedroom is my absolute favorite room on the internet! I hope to decorate my guest bedroom similar to this room. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Shirley, so glad you were able to take your sweetie and visit your family, I know you had a great time! I love your guest room with its lovely shade of blue on the walls, the bedding, tole trays…everything is perfect!
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  21. Love your spring changes in your guest room Shirley! Enjoy your break 🙂
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  22. Absolutely beautiful guest room, Shirley. Every detail is perfection!

  23. A warm and inviting guest room, Shirley. Love the blue and white! Happy Tuesday!

  24. Looks inviting and sweet.
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  25. Shirley, Your guest room would make any house guests want to linger. It has such a feeling of calmness and happiness. I am partial to blue and white and I like the green and black touches. Lovely indeed.
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  26. Absolutely beautiful and charming room! I know your guests will find the retreat of a space a treat! Love the blue and white chair at the beginning of the post! Hope you had a great trip to Florida! My husband and I went last Thursday-Saturday. We had a great time, but the traffic was intense on the Interstates! ~Rhonda
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  27. I am in love with your guest bedroom. I’m in love with the colors of blue and white. Can you please tell me where you purchased your beautiful comforter?

  28. The guest bedroom is so pretty. I am sure each and every guest would feel so at home. You are so good about changing things up. You really have a wonderful talent. Can you come to my house? LOL

    Sounds like you and your little sweetie had a great time in Florida visiting with family.

    Have a great weekend Shirley. So glad that you liked my garden. Thanks so much for stopping by.


  29. Everything is so tastefully done… Would really enjoy being one of the guests in your sweet and thoughtful home…
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  30. Hi Shirley,
    Beautiful post, beautiful home and such a nice post about Springtime. The time for Springtime is just about to this time be little special for home.

  31. Love it!! I especially love the blue/white antique chair!!!

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