A Great Find – Chelsea House Mirror

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy May Day!!!

I am hoping I can find some Lily of the Valley to give to my loved ones.

Did you know that it was a tradition in France 

to give your loved ones Lilies of the Valley on May Day?

And speaking of France  . . .

A few weeks ago, I discovered a beautiful Trumeau mirror at my fav consignment shop.

It was love at first sight. However, being that we are building a new house,

it has been suggested that I only spend what I need for the house.

I did not “need” that mirror, but on the other hand,  I did.

It would look wonderful over one of the mantels or the powder room.


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Spring Decor Details and A Treasure Reveal

Hello Dear Readers!

Are you enjoying some great Spring weather? We are enjoying it here

with less pollen and blue skies and fabulous temperatures.

Since Spring is in the air, I decided to place some Spring decor in the Great Room

of the Berry Patch House. It all began with a pair of my treasures that I brought home

from my Road Trip to Boston to see Amy (Maison Decor). If you missed our Road Trip,

have no fear click here: Our Antiquing Road Trip – Destination Maison Decor




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Our Antiquing Road Trip – Destination Maison Decor

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while as I have been  pretty much on a week long road trip.

I love road trips especially when it involves meeting friends and antiquing . . .

and I must say that I love road tripping with my hubby too!

Last week, my hubby had to go to D.C. on business and I tagged along with him.

We arrived in D.C. and the very next morning, I drove to New Jersey

to pick up my friend Mary Alice formerly of Chateau Chic blog

and now and Rare Corners and her Rare Corners Instagram.

I left D.C. around 6:30am and arrived at Mary Alice’s around 9:30am and we then began


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Easter Brunch Centerpiece and Tablescape

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday!! . . . and as I always say. . . .

it is a great Monday as today is the day for Monday Morning Blooms!

I, along with my lovely Monday Morning Blooms friends,

Lidy, Mary and Pam will be sharing some wonderful floral inspiration for you to enjoy

and hopefully love to re-create for your own!

Today’s Monday Morning Blooms common theme is Easter.

The images and links to Lidy’s, Pam’s and Mary’s beautiful Easter inspired floral

creations are at the end of the post.


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The Re-Designed Sunroom

Hello Dear Readers!

Today I want to show you the re-designed sunroom at the Berry Patch House.

Re-designed? Yes . . . When the new furniture for the Great Room arrived,

we had to move the furniture that was in that room to the sunroom.

That meant a whole lot of shuffling going on!

So come on and see . . . THE RE-DESIGNED SUNROOM.

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Thibaut Showroom with Eric Ross and A Winner

Hello Dear Readers!!!

Happy Monday….I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

It was a great weekend for me with company

and a trip to the Spring High Point Market on Saturday.

It was a treat to tour a smidgen of the showrooms along with my friends,

Kristen (Cottonwood Creek Home), Yvonne (StoneGable), Suzy (Worthing Court),

and a pleasant meet up with Courtney (French Country Cottage).

My friend Merry was also along for her very first High Point Market experience.

One of my very favorite showrooms is the Thibaut Showroom,

where Eric Ross, Interior Designer and author of “Enduring Southern Homes”

was there for a book signing.

Today we have the Thibaut Showroom with Eric Ross and a Winner

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A Blooming Watering Can

Hello Dear Readers!

Welcome to the first Monday Morning Blooms of the month!

It’s real – – – no April Fools’ shenanigans  today.

Just truly amazing floral inspiration 

from me and my Monday Morning Bloom friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam.

Today’s common theme is Watering Cans.

The links to their beautiful watering cans in bloom are below at the end of the post.

So let’s see what I came up with for my watering can in bloom.




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The Berry Patch Kitchen Reveal

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s not a bad kitchen at all, just a bit different than what I am used to.

Apparently, the husband of the couple that built

this house  totally designed the kitchen from the cabinetry

to the tile, to the granite, to the appliances, to the everything.

This kitchen design was definitely customized to the users (two work stations).

So here we go . . .


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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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