Vintage Fall Vignette and Hickory Cottage Update

Hello Dear Readers!

Again, I am reaching into the archives

and thought I would bring to you a vintage fall vignette 

that I created a few years ago, when finding some great items

while shopping with my friend Mary Alice in Leesburg, Virginia.

The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate. 

I have never seen a Borden’s Condensed Milk wooden crate before,

so it had to come home with me.

I knew I wanted to incorporate it in my Fall decor.

So here again, a Vintage Fall Vignette and a Hickory Cottage update.

 

Vintage Fall vignette - Housepitality Designs

 

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The “Plum Crazy” Fall Porch and Hickory Cottage Update

Hello Dear Readers!!!

I have a soft spot in my heart about the last Fall Porch

that I created in my former house.

However, I look forward to “going crazy”

on the Fall porch next year at Hickory Cottage!

I was  attracted to the beautiful Berry colors that Fall.

The shades of purple and plum have been seen

throughout the house for Fall that  year.

It was fitting that I go “plum crazy” on the porch too.

So here is The “Plum Crazy Fall Porch

and Hickory Cottage update!

 

Fall Porch 2017-HousepitalityDesigns

 

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Fall Memories and a Spiritual Experience

Today, I am having one of my best days 

since my chemotherapy treatment.  I am not 100%,

still with fatigue and such, however,

well enough to sit at the table

and write to you my dear readers.

I had a truly amazing spiritual experience one night,

that involved my dad.

That overwhelming experience I will explain

at the end of this post.

Because this experience involved my dad, I remembered

a post that I did a few years ago honoring him.

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year,

a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family

and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto,

the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room,

so that the entire family

could sit at one long table.

At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

 

Dining Room Centerpiece - Balsam Hill Garland - Housepitality Designs

 

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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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