A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

Sunroom Fall Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

Alstroemeria and mums fill my Smith and Hawken gold watering can

that was so kindly gifted to me by sweet Mary of Home Is Where the Boat Is.

The colors of the flowers were the perfect accent for the Fall Sunroom.

Pottery Barn Plum Velvet Pillow-Pottery Barn Throw-Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

Again, a trip to Pottery Barn led to the theme and color of the room.

A total reveal of the sunroom will be coming next week.

Now on to my Consignment Shop finds.

I am thinking ahead to my future kitchen, wanting to incorporate more copper pieces

in the kitchen decor. So when I spotted this pretty, and realized it was a bargain

after my advisor confirmed that fact . . . . .  into my hands it went!

Copper tea pot-Housepitality Designs

I was going to pack it away, but thought twice about it

and decided to keep it in the kitchen and place flowers in it!

While doing my last circle around the consignment shop, one of the employees

had several pillows in her hand. I said to my friend, follow that lady!

. . . . and we did! She heard us and wanted to avoid the stampede

so she quickly and gently laid the pillows on a table for us to see.

Yes, this one! It’s mine!

Aubusson Pillow-Housepitality Designs

I have seen these Aubusson pillows sell for big bucks

and I got this one for a fraction of the usual price.

Aubusson Pillow-Housepitality Designs

For now, the pillow rests in the chair in the master bathroom.

This pillow is sure to make the rounds from room to room soon.

I want to wish you all a most wonderful weekend. I just took out a Banana Pudding Cheesecake

out of the oven. I have company coming. Lifelong friends coming for a short visit.

I guess I just let my friends know what’s for dessert! 🙂

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  1. I know you got a great deal on the copper tea kettle and I love the flowers tucked in it. Loving the berry colors this fall.
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  2. So excited about your upcoming reveal

  3. You found some beautiful things. That copper pot is wonderful. I had to smile when you were telling yourself show some restraint. I thought you were going to say you bought 20 or more items. I am guessing it was hard to, especially since their prices are hard to pass up.

  4. I have a copper teapot that I love to put flowers in too. I want that pillow!! Gorgeous!
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  5. Restraint…just what IS that??!!?!?!?!? ? When it comes to Pottery Barn and great boutiques, I go all “Game of Thrones”: One does not simply show restraint! I’m thrilled with so many of the autumn touches! ? ? ?I really like the plaid purple tones.

  6. Oh, Shirley! That shop is literally just five minutes from my house. Please let me know if you’re going to be there–I’d meet you in a heartbeat and take you out to lunch! Or have you come here! Or whatever! I’d love to see you in person again soon.

    Hope your August is going well!
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  7. If I had known what was for dessert, I wouold have run right over!!:):) I LOOOOVE your copper tea kettle, as I have been searching for one that I could AFFORD:) Your new pillow is beautiful too. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal!
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  8. It is so wonderful to have shops that one enjoys so much. They add much to our days, not to mention to our homes. Love your copper kettle and especially your pillow. Both are great finds!

    Enjoy these final days of summer.
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  9. The lifelong friends can’t wait to eat that banana pudding cheesecake and we get to see all your beautiful things in person! We are lucky to have such special friends for so many years!

  10. I love the tea kettle, I’m so glad you got a deal! They are getting quite costly, so buying it at your favorite shop is a WIN! And that pillow! Amazing, they are expensive even at wholesale, and that one is to die for gorgeous Shirley. You have an amazing eye for the beautiful. Miss you sweet friend! xo
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  11. Bobbi Duncan says

    Shirley,that pillow–oh, my! I LOVE IT! you always find the prettiest things. Looking forward to your reveal. Hugs!

  12. I love the berry colors for Fall. I can’t wait to see the rest of your sunroom. You found some wonderful finds at the consignment shop. Enjoy your visit with your friends!
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  13. The berry colors are pretty. Your scored on your copper kettle and pillow. I have several Aubusson pillows. I have no restraint when I find these pillows at great prices! Your pillow is gorgeous!!

  14. Beautiful finds, Shirley! I love all things copper and the Aubusson pillow is stunning!
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  15. Oh my word! That plum color is definitely catching my eye this year too. Can’t wait to see what you’ve done. 😉

  16. I love your pretty copper tea kettle with blooms Shirley! Your Aubusson pillow is a beauty. I went thrifting and antiquing today and came home with another watering can to add to my collection 🙂
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  17. The Smith & Hawken watering can and the copper tea kettle are so cute- especially with the pretty flowers. Love the Aubusson pillow- a nice treasure! Banana pudding cheesecake- that sounds so delicious- I trust it was! I’m drawn to the “purples” this year for fall. I bought two pillows that have a soft purple accent from Pier 1. The other set was supposed to be from Pottery Barn but they’ve sold out (on-line) and still aren’t available. Drat!
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  18. That copper pot is beautiful! Love all your consignment finds. 🙂

    Happy fall decorating and can you send that pillow to me. 🙂 LOL!

    Happy day friend!

  19. Shirley, The Aubusson pillow is one of the prettiest I have seen! I have the same copper tea pot except mine could really use polishing.
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