Master Bedroom and Closet Hickory Cottage Update

Hello Dear Readers!

As I stated in my last post,

I have a little Master Bedroom and Closet

Hickory Cottage Update for you.

This week, there is not a lot happening

at the cottage EXCEPT for the floors

The floors are being sanded and stained.

We were told that it would take a little

over a week to complete as the entire first floor

is all wood. No carpet in the house,

except for my hubby’s office and exercise room

which is the bonus room above the garage.

So I hope to bring you the finished floors soon.

 

 

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Embracing Beautiful Winter Blues

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday and welcome to  Monday Morning Blooms!

Lidy, Mary and I are chasing away the Monday Morning Blues

and the Winter Blues of January by embracing beautiful

Winter Blues. Yes our common theme today

is January Blues.

Pam is unfortunately unable to join us today;

however, she will be back with us for the next one!

The links and beautiful images to Lidy’s

and Mary’s posts can be seen at the the end of this post.

 

 

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Winter White Flower Arrangement with Good Luck Flowers

Hello Dear Readers!!!

What a way to start the fabulous New Year than with a

Winter White Flower Arrangement 

with Good Luck Flowers!

 

 

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A White Christmas Centerpiece and A Good News Update

Hello Dear Readers!

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas?

It’s been cold here;

however, no signs of snow,

which makes this former Florida girl happy!

Today, I am bringing back a White Christmas 

flower arrangement to  wish you all 

a very Merry Christmas with a good news update.

 

White Christmas Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

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The Great Room Simply Decorated for Christmas

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while.

Today, I am joining my fabulous Monday Morning Bloom friends,

Lidy, Mary, and Pam.

Our common theme today is garlands and wreaths

with the help from the great folks from

Tree Classics.

Join me as I present . . . 

The Great Room Simply Decorated for Christmas.

 

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A Southern Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece and a Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while and what better way to say hello again

than  with a beautiful Southern Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece

and a GIVEAWAY!!!

The giveaway details are stated at the end of this post.

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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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