Falling for Apples – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

I want to begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been

so adversely affected by Hurricane Florence. Such tragic conditions that have impacted

not only our beloved State of North Carolina, but our neighboring states too.

We have been blessed to have not lost power or have any significant damage.

We have dear friends in South Carolina and Virginia that still have no power and

dealing with the rising waters. We are awaiting our friends from Jacksonville, N.C.

to evacuate to our house as soon as the roads clear for them.

So hopefully our Floral Friday will be a little bit of a bright spot in these times.

Today’s Floral Friday theme is Fall Apples.

I am joining my lovely friends, Lidy, Mary (Mary has also been in Flo’s path) and Pam

to bring you another Floral Friday filled with ideas that you can create for your own.

Their most beautiful images are below for the greatest floral inspiration!

Links to their posts are below their images.

So here we go . . . we are Falling for Apples – Floral Friday!

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Fall Porch

Hello Dear Readers!

I know it is not quite Fall yet; however, I purchased Fall mums quite early.

As soon as my favorite garden center, Dales Greenhouse in Sanford, N.C., brought out

their mums, I was there lickity split as I was participating in a Fall Tour hosted

by the lovely Angie of Postcards From the Ridge.

I was to present my Fall Porch on Friday; however, I was a bit concerned that I would not

be able to participate much if I lost power due to the storm; therefore, 

I had to bow out at the last minute.

So here I am today, presenting my Fall Porch.

The first decorated porch of the Berry Patch House.

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Fall Reminiscing, Florence, and a Winner

Hello Dear Readers!

I have been busy with hurricane prep, glued to the Weather Channel and believe it or not,

been making my front porch of the Berry Patch House pretty for Fall,

just to take it all down and put it all safely away.

I have to say that it is my favorite of all Fall porches that I have done.

Time willing, in between hurricane preparations,

I hope to have it posted on Friday….so stay tuned.

In the meantime I will give you a sneak peek of it at the end of the post.

Today it is all about Fall Reminiscing, Florence, and a winner.

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Transitioning to Fall – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s a great day today as it is Floral Friday, when I join my lovely and talented

friends, Lidy (French Garden House) Mary (Home Is Where The Boat Is)

and Pam (Everyday Living), to bring you some great floral inspiration.

Today we are transitioning to Fall. Keeping that little bit of summer that is left

and easing gently into Fall.

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My New Sofa Decision, Chinoiserie Jar and More

Hello Dear Readers!

I hope you all had a most wonderful Labor Day Holiday weekend.

I know it is time to kick off the beautiful season of Fall;

however, it is still pretty warm here in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

Well, at least where I am.

I had a jam packed long weekend and today I want to tell you about

my new sofa decision, Chinoiserie jar and more!

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The Largest Laundry Room I’ve Ever Had

When my hubby and I were touring the Berry Patch House to possibly rent,

there was one room that was definitely larger than any of the rooms of that purpose

that I have ever had. I soon came to find out that the owners designed the laundry room

to have lots of shelving to use as a pantry as the kitchen has no pantry.

This was deliberate, as they required more space than a typical pantry would offer.

So today I present to you the laundry room of the Berry Patch House.

The Largest Laundry Room I’ve Ever Had!

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French Country Cottage, the Book and a Giveaway

How many of us dream as young women to one day have a beautiful home,

whether it be a home on the beach, a log cabin in the woods, the big house on the hill

or that quaint cottage as in a fairy tale.

Fairy tales, when the first sentence reads, “Once Upon A Time”

and ends with “And they lived happily ever after.”

Well let’s begin . . .

Once upon a time, there was this young girl who had many hopes and dreams.

Her name is Courtney.

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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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