My Life’s New Challenge

Hello Dear Readers,

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn.

A turn that for me, that I thought I would have never, ever,

faced. Not in a bazillion years.

We all have those bumps in the road.

But for me, it is a “lump” in the road.

My Life’s New Challenge.

But hey!…I love a challenge and this challenge I will win

with the love and support

of family and the overwhelming outpouring of friends,

and my incredible team of doctors and staff.

 

Fall Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

 

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One of My Favorite Fall Home Tours

How to create Fall inspired rooms with French Country decor.

A Fall Home tour.

Hello Dear Readers!

A few years ago,

I participated in a A French Country Fall Home Tour

 presenting  my former Great Room  

 

Fall Great Room - Helena Chair - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

 

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 5 and Taking a Break

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you are having a fabulous week!

Things are moving along at Hickory Cottage.

They started placing the shingles on the roof

and once the roof is complete, they will be starting

more work on the interior.

But first, let me show you another treasure I found

at the consignment shop, Always Home in Durham, N.C.

 

 

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Seashells, Flowers, and Wabi-Sabi

Hello Dear Readers!

Today you will see how I created a box of memories

of a summer past

for  the sweetest little girl who finds beauty

in the most imperfect things

and treasures them as many who would not.

Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms, when I join

my dear flower friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present to you wonderful  floral inspiration.

Their beautiful images and links are at the end of this post.

Our common theme today is “Shells”

Please sit back and enjoy Seashells, Flowers and Wabi-Sabi

 

 

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 4 and an Estate Sale Find

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you had a most wonderful week and weekend.

Mine has been very busy with the house

and a tournament thrown in last week too.

I did manage to get to a most amazing estate sale

this past Saturday.

Today we have the Hickory Cottage Update Part 4

and an estate sale find.

 

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 3 and Consignment Find

Hello Dear Readers!

Things have been moving along at Hickory Cottage.

That also means that I have been really busy

with so many selections/details for the house.

My main project this week is to do the final selections

for the kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

In the meantime, when in the neighborhood,

I visit my fav consignment shop for possible

pieces of furniture that I may need . I am still on the lookout

for a coffee table and some nightstands for my bedroom.

Here is what I found:

 

 

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Summer Peaches and Flowers

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you are having a great summer and magnificent Monday.

Mondays can truly be magnificent especially

when it’s a Monday Morning Blooms Day

when I share some fabulous floral inspiration

along with my fantastic floral friends,

Lidy, Mary and Pam.

I am always in awe of their most beautiful and creative floral creations.

Their links to their posts along with their ever so beautiful images,

are below for you to enjoy and gain inspiration.

Our common theme today is Peaches.

What is summer without delicious peaches and their wonderful scent.

So join me for:

Summer Peaches and Flowers.

 

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 2 and Vacation Tidbits

Hello Dear Readers!

I am back from a 9 Day whirlwind vacation.

We covered lots of sights and states and had a fabulous time.

When we returned,  the house had really come along.

Our builder is in full steam ahead mode….

so today it’s a Hickory Cottage Update Part 2 and Vacation Tidbits.

But first let’s start off with a few vacation photos.

I will have more pretty photos to present at a later time.

 

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Decorating for Summer with Transferware

Hello Dear Readers!

Summer is all about wonderful vacations to the beach or to the mountains

for those who prefer the beautiful vistas and fresh mountain air . . . 

or your very favorite place to be . . .  

perhaps a getaway you travel to every year,

or a new adventure to an unexplored place.

Other than travels, I find decorating for summer is fun.

Whether you prefer decorating with shells

or the colors of the summer holidays

like the 4th of July . . . you can gather what you have in your home,

without having to purchase seasonal decor from your local craft store.

I chose to go with a red, white and blue theme

to adorn the sofa table this year,

thus I chose, Decorating for Summer with Transferware

 

 

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Bringing The Outdoors In

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday and Happy First Day of July!

The first Monday of the month means it is a beautiful Monday

as I share wonderful floral inspiration along with my amazingly talented

Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam.

Our common theme today is garden urns.

Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below.

I have not done many outdoor posts since being at the Berry Patch House.

So today I am . . .

Bringing The Outdoors In

Into the sunroom.

 

 

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