My New Sofa Decision, Chinoiserie Jar and More

Hello Dear Readers!

I hope you all had a most wonderful Labor Day Holiday weekend.

I know it is time to kick off the beautiful season of Fall;

however, it is still pretty warm here in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

Well, at least where I am.

I had a jam packed long weekend and today I want to tell you about

my new sofa decision, Chinoiserie jar and more!

Blue and White - Housepitality Designs

I love this grouping shown above.

I took this image from the showroom at Furnitureland South in High Point, NC.

While browsing the many, many showrooms with my hubby the past weekend,

he saw that pillow (in the chair above) by Barclay Butera and he said, “I love that fabric design!”

The Sales Rep and I both looked at each other and smiled. We were off to a great start!

But we were on a mission . . . to find a sofa for the new house, as there was a great sale going on.

I sold my previous sofa with the table and ottomans to the new owners of my previous home.

Chinoiserie Ginger Jar-Housepitality Designs

Did you also notice the large Chinoiserie jar on the table in the first image?

The one that compliments that fabric so well?  It came home with me. . . and here’s the story.

Hydrangea-Housepitality Designs

I narrowed down my choices to two sofas. One of them was my hubby’s favorite;

however, he kept saying that I should go with the one that “I” loved.

I was having a hard time choosing and time was running out as the sale was ending the next day.

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My hubby had a tournament this past weekend and it was sort of local . . . just an hour away.

Our friends came to stay with us over the weekend as they are also a part of the team.

Well at least her hubby is . . . and we ladies are the fans.

Great Room-Housepitality Designs

Friday was the first day of the tournament; however, I had to finalize my decision

and go to one store Thursday night and the other on Friday (skipping one day of the tournament)

Merry (my friend and guest for the weekend) tagged along.

Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

When strolling through my favorite showrooms, I showed Merry the fabric in the Barclay Butera

showroom that my hubby loved. While strolling through another showroom, she spotted

a large Chinoiserie jar that reminded her of the fabric. (I was determined to buy a

Chinoiserie jar that day to take advantage of the sale.)

Then we saw another one just like it near the Barclay Butera showroom.

Great Room-Housepitality Designs-2

So I grabbed the pillow, pulled a chair next to the chest and we both agreed it

was a great piece to compliment the pillow/fabric, in which I will be ordering to make pillows

and possibly cover a chair. I ordered the furniture and was able to take the jar (by Sarreid) home.

I called my hubby to let him know that we were on our way home with a beautiful birthday gift

for him in tow. I told him that he would just love it! 🙂

So happy that he has a sense of humor!

Now before I show you which sofa I chose, I want to show you what a friend of mine found

in a cute shop in St. Simons Island, GA …. I have seen this particular brand of

soap/lotion and candle products in many places,

however, this particular scent and name was perfect for the Berry Patch house.

Berry Patch-Housepitality Designs

I was looking at the many beautiful labels and scents of those products

and never bothered to see what the “berry design” said, until my friend JoAnn pointed out

that I need to get all of these items as it was the “Berry Patch” collection.

Guest Bath-Housepitality Designs

So I bought every item in the Berry Patch collection for the guest bathroom . . . Perfect!

Now on to my sofa selection for the new house. . . . and oh by the way, I also ordered

two chairs and I will share those later.

Sherrill Sofa-Housepitality Designs


When my hubby and I  walked into the Sherrill furniture showroom,

the back of the sofa caught our eyes.

My hubby loved it and me too! We were looking for a sofa that had a pretty back

as the back of the sofa will be exposed and most likely be seen when you enter the room.

The pleated button design is also on the sides of the sofa.

Sherrill Sofa-Housepitality Designs-2


The sofa shown is a pretty blush color….I chose another color.

It will take at least 12 weeks to have the sofas made, but worth the wait.

Yes, sofas as in two of them . . . I always wanted to have two sofas face each other.

And here is a glimpse into the end of the weekend with my hubby’s team winning the

SPA National Championship, but rather than show you a photo of the team, here are our fans!

Many times we have three generations and sometimes four . . .

of fans cheering on their favorite player and team! A most wonderful group!

The boys holding the banner are the grandsons of our pitcher…truly a family affair!

Cobra Softball Fans-Housepitality Designs

So what do you think about my sofa selection? It is so very hard for me to select a sofa

in which my feet hit the floor!


Have a most beautiful day and remember to come back on Friday

for another great Floral Friday with my friends Lidy, (French Garden House)

Mary, ( Home is Where the Boat Is) and Pam, (Everyday Living).

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  1. Love Love love that couch(s) Shirley. I’m with you. Us shorties have a hard time finding furniture to fit us properly. At the present I don’t have one piece in our home that my feet touch the floor naturally 🙂

  2. I love your sofa choice and also that huge jar. Hope Tommy enjoyed his gift! Looking forward to seeing those beautiful sofas in your new home.

  3. Shirley, I absolutely love your new sofa choice! I have two Sherrill chairs and have been very happy with the quality. That ginger jar would have followed me home too! Your new home is going to be beautiful! Happy Tuesday!!!

  4. You are having fun and I’m so glad! The gathering on that sofa is amazing! I love those details. The jars are gorgeous too. You are on a roll! Can’t wait to see this come together.

  5. I love the sofa(s)!!! Beautiful design. So, what color are you getting???? I ADORE that jar! Hope Tom did too!!! LOL! It is gorgeous. Have a great day. I am decorating for Fall. Slowly but surely, it is coming together.

  6. I am itching to go to North Carolina and visit some of those furniture outlets. My mother has A Sherrill sofa and it’s held up beautifully. I like the sofa design you chose- very attractive and designer looking! I always wanted to put a pair of sofas facing each other in my living room too but with a fireplace on one wall and the tv on another it never worked out. I’m sure you are absolutely going to adore them when they come in! The big jar is an awesome piece.

  7. I 100% approve of the sofa selection!!! And the jar is perfection! Such an exciting time!

  8. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Love the jar, love the fabric and love the sofa!! Beautiful! Congrats to your husbands team~

  9. I love that sofa and I too have always wanted two sofas facing each other. Makes for such a nice setting and great conversations. I have also been a fan of four or five chairs in a circle around a round ottoman. Love the conversation look. May still do this before it is all over :o)

  10. Nancy Carroll says

    Love, Love, LOVE the sofas!!

  11. Love the style of the sofas!!

  12. Love the tailored detail on the sofa, Shirley. The Chinoiserie pieces are also wonderful. Berry Patch ath products….how perfect.

  13. The sofa style is GORGEOUS!! I am sure you will love the finished products!!

  14. I love the details on the sofa. What a beautiful choice.

  15. Shirley what a stunning sofa. love the detailed tailoring and graceful arms. can’t wait to see what fabric you chose. I have long been a fan of Barclay Buterra…love his designs

  16. I agree, that sofa is stunning! sigh… xoxox

  17. Shirley, I absolutely love the sofa, such a beautiful choice especially with the stunning details. The jars are fabulous! Congrats to the hubby and his team. See you Friday!

  18. Beautiful sofas with pretty details. Blue and white is always right! I live in Brunswick, GA so I am always excited to shop on St Simons. Those products for the Berry Patch bath are perfect. There are a lot of lovely fragrances to choose from. Can’t wait to see your new home progress.

  19. JoAnn Mooney says

    What an exciting and successful Labor Day weekend you had! Congrats to your hubby and his team! I love all your new purchases, especially the design of the new sofa. It is gorgeous! Of course, I like the Berry Patch items as I was with you when we saw them! ?

  20. Marty Oravetz says

    Love your sofa choice. The pleated design on the back is stunning

  21. The sofa couldn’t be more perfect Shirley!

    We were going with two sofas also, but when they arrived they looked a bit large for the tiny space so we sent them back and started over. We ended up with one sofa that arrived last week and thankfully we love it. If we had the space I would definitely go with two sofas facing each other. It’s such a classic and elegant look and perfect for conversation.

    The detailing on the back is very similar to my ‘Carol Lombard’ sofa, which is in the sitting room adjacent to the master bedroom. Unfortunately the back isn’t visible which defeats the purpose but it’s nice to know it’s there :).

  22. Alycia Nichols says

    Ha! Still that jar WAS a birthday gift for your husband because it will help create a calm, beautiful environment for him to come home to each night. So there’s that! And that sofa is. To. Die. For!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have such enviable good taste!!!

  23. it looks wonderful, Kathryn, LOVE that amazing leather sofa!!

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