My Favorite Dance, The Furniture Shuffle

Do you remember the Macarena? . . . Well, I was doing the Furniture Shuffle to the tune of the Macarena!

OK . . . do you now have that song in your head . . . waving your arms and shaking your hips?

My sister Chrissy is a great dancer and dances the Macarena very well. Happy Birthday Chrissy! 🙂

But I must say that I can outdo her on the Furniture Shuffle! 🙂

Well, I was raising my arms and shaking my hips as I carried furniture across the room . . . Hey Macarena!!

If you remember a little bit ago, I polled my readers as to what look they preferred in this space.

Overwhelmingly, you preferred what I preferred, the bench. Hubby had a vote too. He always has a vote!

Antique Bench - Housepitality Designs

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Americana Sunflower Centerpiece

I started out by doing a typical “Red White and Blue” centerpiece for the table . .

~ ~ but I thought for a minute ~~ and changed my mind ~~ oh, the mind is a dangerous thing!

Wanted to do something a bit different. . . so I scoured the house, looking for inspiration.

I found some inspiration in my laundry room ~~ go figure!

Sunflower Centerpiece

Sunflower Centerpiece

I have an enamelware bowl and pitcher that resides in my laundry room . . .

~ ~ thought I would give it a change of scenery.

Sunflowers in Vintage Enamelware Bowl and Pitcher

Sunflowers/Vintage Enamelware Bowl and Pitcher

Placed the bowl and pitcher on a vintage blue and white tea towel.

~ ~ I purchased the bowl and pitcher separately many years ago.

Found the blue and white swirled bowl in Iowa when visiting about 30 years ago.

Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny

Added my Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny to the centerpiece . .

Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny

Added another “Uncle Sam” that is made out of clay.

~ ~ I purchased both of these at a “Country Living” Craft show many years ago in Florida.

Folk Art Uncle Sams

Americana Centerpiece

A simple Americana Centerpiece for the summer table. . .

Antique Split Oak Bench

Added a touch of “Americana” to the bench with a red and white ticking quilt . . .

~ ~ and a Pottery Barn flag pillow.

Antique Split Oak Bench

I purchased the small quilt at Cracker Barrel many years ago!

~ ~ I used it as a table cloth in my former breakfast room.

Antique Split Oak Bench

Americana in the Dining Room

As some of you may remember . . .

~ ~ I purchased the Antique Split Oak Bench at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta last year.

Americana Centerpiece

I feel as though this centerpiece can carry me through the entire month . . .

~ ~ well, I may have to replenish the sunflowers from time to time.

Dining Room

Summer Dining Room

Wishing you all a most happy and safe 4th of July Holiday!

Buffalo Checks in the Dining Room

Hello everyone!

I have been a bit M.I.A. recently . . .

~ ~ working on my projects for an upcoming event.

Today, I want to show you a bit of “buffalo” in the dining room . .

It all started with this:

Dining Room

Dining Room Bench

A pillow that my friend Linda made for me . . as a gift . . .

~ ~ with leftover fabric (from Ikea) from another project you will soon see.

And, I shall reveal on Monday, why a pillow of Linda’s is famous!!

French Linen

My inspiration also came from this French linen tea towel . .

French Linen

A tea towel that I purchased in France last year . .

~ ~ at a fabulous fabric store in Normandy.

Buffalo Check Valance

I needed a bit of a softening effect on the windows . . .

~ ~ however, did not want to obstruct our view and do not need privacy . .

~ ~ ~ ~ as no one can see us but the deer and maybe a golfer or two.

Dining Room

So again, Linda to the rescue!!…and she whipped up my valances in no time!

Dining Room

The colors of the fabric also go so well with the Pottery Barn side chairs.

Dining Room

I love the new look . .

~ ~ and glad that the windows have that “blown out look” . .

~ ~ ~ ~ as you would probably have seen the window washer!!

Wishing you all a great weekend and a Happy Easter!!!

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