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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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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A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

Blue and White accessories and the color scheme of blue and white

in home interiors has always been a classic.

I remember back in the 70’s, I decorated with lots of blue, white and yellow.

I guess you can say that I was in my country phase of gingham and ruffles.

When I was a very young homemaker and stay at home mom, I was constantly sewing.

Whether it be my clothes, or things for the house. I even took a class with

my friend Ruth and we learned how to make t-shirts with the crew necks!

Today,  I am going down memory lane a bit.

A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

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Dining Room Refresh and Changes

We decided that we should think about reducing the items on the wall in the dining room

to make it look less cluttered. So as much as I hated to, the shutters on each side

of the the bay window area came down along with the vintage brackets/corbels

and the Paris paintings that were hung next to the hutch.

I must say, that it opened up the room . . . which also led to me doing some

tweaking of the dining room hutch.

So here we go with the:

DINING ROOM REFRESH AND CHANGES

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Spring Pink in the Great Room

I bought a bouquet of flowers the other day along with a small Azalea plant

to place in the Great Room. Well that led to me thinking that it is time for a change.

So off to the linen closet I went, to see what pillow covers I can use for the room.

Since pink was the predominant color in the flowers, I gathered pillow covers

in various shades of pink and raspberry. Just what the room needed for a Spring Refresh.

SPRING PINK IN THE GREAT ROOM

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Where Have I Been?

Where have I been?

I traveled to the Napa Valley Region with my hubby,

where we attended the Circle of Excellence trip that my hubby was awarded by his company.

We stayed at the incredible Calistoga Ranch, in Calistoga, California.

Since we were already in that beautiful area, we decided to stay a couple of extra days,

and travel south to Capitola-by-the-Sea

where we stayed at the beautiful Inn at Depot Hill.

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Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar – Floral Friday

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the Morning . . .

A song that I learned when I was little.

A song that was sung in our many sing-a-longs in the car with my mom and dad

and all of us kids on our Sunday drives.

Today, what could be finer than flowers in a Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar for Floral Friday!

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A Quick Change Vignette And A Giveaway

My hubby rarely sits on the sofa and watches T.V.

Once he sits, he is usually sleeping in less than a minute.

However; one evening he wanted to see an event in the Olympics,

so he sat next to me and stated, “I can’t see the T.V. . . . the orchid is too tall!’

I then decided that A Quick Change Vignette was in order.

I also have a Giveaway for you today . . . details are at the end of the post.

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Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and More

Hello everyone! It’s Floral Friday!

I had planned to do something in my dining room for this week’s post;

however, after trip to my favorite Consignment Shop, Always Home in Durham, NC.,

I decided to put that on hold and use my treasures that I found at the shop.

So today, I present a Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and more.

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Simple Winter Mantel

Lately, it seems as though I have been decorating my mantel in a more simplistic fashion

and for the most part, shopping the house keeping in mind that less is more.

I have had these topiaries for many years and they tend to move around the house often.

Today they have found their way to the Great Room mantel along with a new addition.

So today, I present my Simple Winter Mantel.

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