An Unintentional Centerpiece {Blue and White}

An unintentional centerpiece happened when I unpacked my HomeGoods goodies

that I purchased while in Florida shopping with my sisters.

While taking the wrapped items out of the bag

and placing them on the dining room table as I unpacked,

an unintentional centerpiece/vignette was created.

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

When I do not know exactly where I am going to place a new item,

it usually lands on the dining room table while I decide where to place it

or remains as a place to rest after I walk the house with it.

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

Three new blue and white ceramic jars along with two boxwood topiaries

are the new items purchased at a new HomeGoods located in The Villages, Fla.

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

I added a blue pot of mini roses to add one more layer of texture.

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

We shall see how long this centerpiece/vignette stays on the table until

I find a more permanent place for these pieces. But nothing is permanent around this house.

Things are always on the move!

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen that I was part of a group of

Bloggers invited to attend a showing/tour of the HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, N.C.

I had a wonderful time and it was there that I met Tiffany Brooks,

one of the HGTV Design Stars. Tiffany was chosen by HGTV to decorate this gorgeous home.

She rocked that house!  Don’t you just love that tile in the kitchen?!!

I will be posting about the tour of this home at the end of the week.

Me and Tiffany Brooks at HGTV Smart Home - Housepitality Designs

This past week has been a busy one for me with many activities of the HGTV Smart Home tour,

my travels to Florida and my friends’  Martha and Bill’s going away party.

I took pics of all the couples who attended with the “guests of honor”.

This is a photo of myself and my hubby with Martha and Bill. It was a great party

with a wonderful host and hostess.

Odins Going Away Party - Housepitality Designs

It was a “Happy Trails” theme as they are moving to Texas and if you go to the

Round Top Antique Show . . . you may just see Martha there as a vendor and most likely

me too as a shopper!

So “Happy Trails” to you today, until we meet again!!

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  1. Hi Shirley, what a fun trip. Love your “unexpected” centerpiece. Isn’t that nice when things come together like that, accidentally?
    These are such pretty pieces and I especially like the topiaries.

    I know that home tour was fun too.

    Have a wonderful day.
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  2. Shirley, love all your new blue and white pieces…and how they just fell into a wonderful vignette! Can’t wait to see the tour! Happy Wednesday!
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  3. Seems my stash lands on a table, too until I put things where they are going to go. Yours did make a pretty vignette. Yes, you have been quite busy!
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  4. I love your blue and white!!!! Such a perfect color combination! You are one popular girl! And a busy one. When are you coming my way! xo
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  5. I love when an unintentional centerpiece happens! This is beautiful!
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    I just love blue and white together. Boy, do i ever miss Home Goods. The closest one is so far from me. Absolutely beautiful centerpiece, Shirley.

  7. A pretty collection and impromptu blue and white centerpiece Shirley! I’d love to make it to Round Top, it’s on my bucket list right after I rent a U-Haul 🙂
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  8. bobbi duncan says

    Love the blue and white–have pieces throughout our home, too. Sounds like such a fun trip. I used to live in central FL–The Villages is a neat shopping place. Have you been to Mt. Dora (not far from The Villages)? If not, you should check it out–pretty little town on Lake Dora with cute shops.

  9. Love your accidental tablescape!
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  10. happy trails and hello new blue and white. i have only been in home goods just a couple of times, i think i am missing out. i think they are building one 30 mins away. cant wait to hear all about the home tour. lucky you.

  11. Wendy Howell says

    I am so loving the blue and white!!

  12. Shirley, your vignette is lovely! I love blue and white! Your dining room is so cherrful and bright- what a happy place! We are getting a Home Goods! Woot! Woot! For years I have driven to the northside of Atlanta to shop. I’m thrilled to have one coming to Peachtree City soon.

  13. Love your collection of blue and white and how fun it almost created itself. I guess they knew they belonged in your dining room. It looks beautiful and I love the green with the blue and white, that is a favorite of mine. Happy Wednesday!!
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  14. oh Shirley, we could be style sisters! Blue and White. Yellows. Traditional. I love your unintentional centerpiece! sheila

  15. Great finds in Lady Lake, my In-Laws lived there, so I’m very familiar with that area. Your centerpiece is a happy happenstance! 😉

  16. I love the new vignette of blue pottery, and it looks beautiful with your hutch of blues as the back drop! Almost as if it was meant to be! Those blue hydrangeas in the pitcher on the hutch are the perfect touch:) Love the pics of you! Can’t wait to hear all about the house!!!
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  17. OMGoodness, I LOOOOVE your 3 new jars especially that tall one! I would have grabbed that too….or fought you for it;):):) You sure had a busy week!! Great purchases though and how exciting to tour the HGTV home! I bet you had a great time at the party too. It is very hard to say goodbye to long time friends, I know! Let me know if and when you will be up this way, PLEASE!!!
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  18. Your centerpiece is beautiful…intentional or otherwise :^)
    Tell your friend to look up the RedNeck Chic at Zapp Hall in Round Top. She has cool stuff and is just pretty cute!!
    Blessings to you,

  19. Well what a wonderful happening and it looks fantastic. The blue is so striking in your home. Glad you enjoyed your vaca 🙂
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  20. Love your new finds Shirley, and they look great in a grouping just where they are. I know you must have had a blast at the HGTV house, what a treat! Home Goods is my weakness, I am always soooooo bad when I go there 🙂
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  21. Love the Blue and White, Shirley. Your centerpiece creation is lovely.
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  22. Love love love blue! and all shades of it too! How much fun was your trip?! Jealous!
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  23. Shirley,

    Love the blue and white and you are so lucky to have gotten to go to the HGTV house! I saw your facebook post and it looked like so much fun!

    Happy day friend!
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  24. Hi Shirley, I love your blue and white transfer ware, and how fun was that to meet such a creative star! I do love the tile. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

  25. Loving all of your blue and white – such great pieces. And so excited that you got to tour the HGTV house…know it was amazing! Happy Sunday ~
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  26. You sure know how to pick great stuff… Love the way it looks and came together…
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  27. A centerpiece born of happenstance is the best kind ;).

    You find the most amazingly beautiful stuff Shirley!
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    • comme Rems, je suis très intéressé par la relation agtuiulteur-tracrecr qui rase le mur- gamin qui fait coucou.Quelle en est la signification profonde, mystérieuse, ésotérique etc?

    • Woody Tanaka, what’s the difference between “desirable” and “bad” in your view? You’ve been using this distinction but I’m confused by what you mean by it. Regarding the appendectomy analogy, answer me this: is saving a life a good thing? Is living good? Is life good? I want to hear your view, not a recitation of what other people think. If life is good, then saving someone from dying by an appendectomy is good. This doesn’t seem like bad reasoning to me, just common sense.

  28. Hi Shirley. What a beautiful home!!! Can you find out who is the vendor or manufacturer for the island chairs? I just got a house and will definitely love to them in my kitchen area. Can you help me please? I loved the texture, and clean look.


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