Breakfast Room Doubling As An Office & A Winner

Whenever you move from house to house,

you can always count on that some of your  existing furnishings may not fit well

or not at all, in the new spaces.

Also, pieces of furniture placed in rooms of your former home,

may wind up in a totally different area or room and take on a new appearance and purpose.

This is the case with a bookcase which has always been in bathrooms of former homes.

But this bookcase has landed in the breakfast room at the Berry Patch House.

Today you will see the Breakfast Room doubling as an office and a Winner!!

Scroll down below to see if you are the winner of the book “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes.

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Memories of Picnics and Mason Jars – Floral Friday

Happy Friday Dear Readers!!

It’s another great Friday because it is Floral Friday!

Join me and my fabulously talented Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

as we present our theme today of Picnics and Jars.

I had a tough time with this one today.

Not with the creation of our theme today, but the sweet memories

that the Mason/Ball jars brought to me as I gathered my pretties to share with you:

the Memories of Picnics and Mason Jars – Floral Friday.

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Foyer Reveal with the Louis XVI Antique Mirror

I must say that things are progressing at the Berry Patch house.

Not as fast as we would like it, but we need to allow ourselves to enjoy life

and not be too intense about organizing our new spaces.

Well, that is what we keep telling ourselves!

There is still lots of work to be done.

I guess we could just live among the boxes with the bare minimum of what we need around us,

since the Berry Patch House is temporary; however, it is not us.

We both need a sense of calm, organization and “pretty”.

Which makes me think of what my mom always says about us:

that we are “two pods in a pea” . . . she gives new meaning to “two peas in a pod”  Gotta love her!

I thought I would be a bit methodical and after the Berry Patch Dining Room was done,

what better room to start off with than the room as you enter the house. The Foyer.

So here is my Foyer Reveal with the Louis XVI Antique Mirror.

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The First Room Reveal at Berry Patch

Hello Dear Readers!

Things here at the Berry Patch house are coming along.

I am still surrounded by boxes to unpack . . . and items waiting in the wings

to find a new home . . . or be banished to the “STORE ME ROOM”.

Even though some of this is not a fun task,

I must say I am having fun trying to figure out furniture arrangements

and where I want to hang artwork and pretties.

Today, I shall present the first room reveal at Berry Patch, a.k.a. the rental house.

The Dining Room.

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The Happy Sunflower – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

Today is the First Friday of the Month and it is time for Floral Friday!

The fabulous Floral Friday where I, Lidy, Mary and Pam

join together to present some beautiful floral inspiration for you to enjoy and hopefully

would encourage you  to re-create for your own home and pleasure.

Today,  it is all about The Happy Sunflower!

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Some Sneak Peeks of the House and a Giveaway

I must say, things have been a bit hectic around here lately.

Our move, then a trip the very next day after closing on the house . . .

my mom here for a visit this past week . . . and we traveling back to Georgia

to take her back home where she lives with my brother and my sister-in-law.

Needless to say that there has been little time for posting, social media,

 unpacking and organizing.  My days have been very long.

Today, I want to give you some sneak peeks of the house and a giveaway from me.

But first here are some sneak peeks!

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One Last Look

We’ve owned many houses . . . Six to be exact.

However, this one (other than the house our son basically grew up in) was different.

All coming down to memories. Firsts of . . .

The first time my Sweetie came through our doors in the arms of her mom and her dad by her side

about a couple of weeks after she was born. The house that we closed on the day she was born.

I would also have to say that in all of the building of homes that we had done in the past,

this particular one was the easiest . . . a great experience . . . as we had a great builder.

That builder (Reese Construction) will be building our second home here in N.C.

After the “walk through” I stayed a bit to say good-bye and for One Last Look.

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How To Create a Dish Garden in Your Favorite Container

It is the 3rd Friday of the month and that means,


I as always am joining my wonderful and talented friends, Lidy, Pam and Mary

to present to you some beautiful floral inspiration.  This week it is all about

Dish Gardens and oh my are you in for a treat today.  

You can see their beautiful images and their links below.  

Today it is all about how to create a dish garden in your favorite container.

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Moving Update and It’s Not Pretty

I am here to say hello  for just a few minutes

to give you a moving update an it’s not pretty!

I took a few pics with my iPhone as my camera is in a box!

Did I tell you that we waited too long to book the movers

and all we could get was 4 hours, when we really need 4 days!!

So we are renting a U-Haul two days here, two days there

when we can gather friends and family to help us out ….

We are taking things over to the Berry Patch House

via van, car, my son’s truck and U-Haul…and then the professional moving company

will be here Thursday to move the super heavy pieces of furniture….

and exercise equipment.

In the meantime, I use things like these baskets to tote things over to the house…

I have packed hundred of boxes and totes.

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Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers.

Welcome to another fabulous Floral Friday,

when I join my sweet Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present fantastic floral inspiration for you to enjoy!

The links to these fabulous ladies’ floral creations are below their image

at the bottom of this post.

Hope you all had a most wonderful Independence Day . . . 

I am up to my elbows and beyond in moving and packing, so today I am

presenting one of my most favorite floral vignettes that I had presented to you

years ago for my Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday.

I believe it was George Bernard Shaw that said,

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,

it is the sincerest form of learning.”

And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.

I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover 

of one of my most favorite magazines and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.

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