Enduring Southern Homes – A Beautiful Book & Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy First Day of Spring!!!

To welcome in the First Day of Spring this year,

I thought I would do something special for my readers.

You know how much I love beautiful interior design books. . . . and yes,

I often give away a copy of my favorites to one lucky reader.

Well, today, I am giving away a most beautiful book by an incredibly talented designer,

Eric Ross. His designs are like classic songs . . .

songs that are sung for generations and generations, standing the test of time.

So sit back and enjoy the stunning photos (Photography by Even Krehbiel)

and you will be mesmerized by the a sampling of Eric Ross’ gorgeous homes

that he has designed for his clients.


(Details of the giveaway are below)


The Breakfast area at Boxwood Hill

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Spring Bulbs Centerpiece

Hello Dear Readers!!

Happy Monday Morning Blooms Day!!

Here we are (Lidy, Mary, Pam and Me) presenting our Monday Morning Blooms creations

for your enjoyment and inspiration. Today’s common theme is Spring Bulbs.

Are you ready for Spring?!! I think we all are after a winter of cold, snow,

and dreary rainy days. So this will sure to put a “Spring” in your step towards

the beautiful season of Spring. My fabulous fellow Monday Morning Bloomers’

images and links to their beautiful Spring Bulb creations are below.

Today I created a Spring Bulb Centerpiece for the dining room.

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The Great Room Reveal

Hello Dear Readers!

Well it’s about time!

I have been promising this Great Room Reveal and now it’s finally here.

The furniture arrived a while ago; however, there have been some issues with it.

 One of it being that the back cushions on the sofa were made incorrectly.

Also another issue is of the buttons aren’t quite right, so after a visit

from the furniture representative, three of the pieces will be replaced.

They have been very cooperative and understand that things should be perfect.

However, in the meantime just overlook some flaws and enjoy the room.


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Spring Mantel

Hello Dear Readers!

I created a simple Spring Mantel here at the Berry Patch House.

I thought that I would keep the blue and white pieces on the mantel

and add one more piece that actually is part of a set of three.

I had only used two of those pieces previously on the mantel.

I actually created the Spring Mantel to prepare for the Great Room Reveal

that I have been promising. Stay tuned for that this coming Thursday!

I am dreaming of decorating my mantels at the new house hopefully by Fall.

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St. Patrick’s Day Flower Arrangement

Hello Dear Readers! Happy Monday!

It’s been awhile. Between my travels to Florida and Georgia and me being a tad

under the weather, there has not been much time for blogging lately.

I am feeling better and looking forward to revealing the Great Room and Sunroom

with all of the changes soon.

I also hope to bring you a photo of our totally cleared lot soon.

Due to all of the rain we have been having, the clearing  has taken more time than usual to complete.

Today, is the first Monday of the Month and that means it’s Monday Morning Blooms,

when I share some wonderful and fun floral inspiration

along with my truly talented Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam.

Our common theme today is St. Patrick’s Day.

Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below for the most amazing ideas

for your St. Patrick’s Day decor/celebration.


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Where Did The Flowers Go?

Hello Dear Readers!

A while ago, when I did a Monday Morning Blooms post,

someone asked what I do with the flowers when I do a “floral vignette”

using several vases and containers of flowers in one setting.

Today, I shall show you what I did with the many flowers and vases that I

presented in the Citrus and Flowers post.

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Citrus and Flowers – Monday Morning Blooms

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while (again).  Things are moving and shaking around here with many

decisions to make with regard to the new house. Valentine’s Day was momentous in many ways.

Other than spending it with my Loves, we finally broke ground! Did you hear the earth move?

Now on the subject of special things happening, today is very special as it is

the 3rd Monday of the month which means it is Monday Morning Blooms day,

when I and my most wonderful fellow bloomers Lidy, Mary and Pam

will be sharing some great floral inspiration.

Today’s common theme is Citrus and Flowers.

So sit back and enjoy some great floral inspiration!!


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Great Room Reveal Sneak Peeks

Hello Dear Readers!

I have been a little M.I.A. since the Monday Morning Blooms Valentine’s Day post.

We left last week for sunny Florida (with a little bit of rain)

as my hubby and the Boys of Summer had a tournament.

A Tournament of Champions and they won.

Now back home after being away for 6 days, I am trying to do some major catch up.

Today, in-between laundry and numerous other things, I took some quick photos to bring you the …..


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Pretty In Pink Valentine’s Day Table

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s a very happy Monday as today is Monday Morning Blooms,

when I and my very amazingly talented Monday Morning Bloom friends,

Lidy, Mary, Pam and Yvonne,

 happily create  wonderful floral inspiration for you to enjoy.

Their beautiful images of their floral creations and links to their posts are below.

Our common theme today is Valentine’s Day.

This year’s Valentine’s Day table is one I created for me and my Love.

I set out to create a table for two that would please both myself and the hubby.

I created this Valentine’s Day table to reflect both of our likes

and when it all came together, he gave it the thumbs up.


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The Winter Great Room

Hello Dear Readers!

I hope you are not in the BRRRRR zone of the country. It is cold here and we may get some

snowflakes, but right now, it looks like only freezing rain is in the forecast.

In a couple of weeks the Great Room will undergo a huge change.

So I thought, I need to show you what is in the room now,  before the transition begins.

I have been reaching into my stash to bring out some winter ambience

with pillows and accessories. There are only two small items that I found at my . . . .

you guessed it . . . . my fav consignment shop (Always Home).


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