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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Blue and White Fall Tablescape

I thought we would go down memory lane today.

To revisit my Blue and White Fall Tablescape with orange accents.

I began creating the elongated centerpiece by using a faux magnolia garland.

It is always great to have some greenery to anchor a centerpiece

to use as a base to create that long narrow look we all have grown to love.

Using a garland is a great way to start.

Fall Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

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Fall Home Tour

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home

for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year.

For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season,

however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

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Day One of the bHome Fall Tour & A $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Friends! Happy Fall!

There is so much beautiful Fall inspiration out there in blogland

from fabulous craft projects, home decor, and gorgeous porches and gardens.

I have been involved in quite a few Fall tours this season

and I hope to do a recap on one of them soon.

One of those tours, in which I will appear in on Wednesday,  so stay tuned,

starts today with a great giveaway!

It’s the bHome Fall Tour with a $250.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

bHome Fall Tour

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Fall Decor Inspiration

I have not done  many Fall tablescapes these days as we usually have Thanksgiving dinner

at my sister’s home.  She loves to cook in her gourmet kitchen

and she can have 75 plus people in her home and it never feels crowded.

She has been known to feed that many at Thanksgiving.

I created this table a couple years ago and was vintage and Pottery Barn inspired.

Fall Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

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Guess Who’s Coming For Brunch

At the Haven Conference you get to see and meet so many wonderful people, 

wonderful bloggers who over the years have become great friends.

For some time I wanted to have some fellow local bloggers over

and there was some discussion of this during the conference.

Then a sweet, talented blogger moved to our area.

So, how do you welcome her? Have a gathering.

Fall Brunch - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

Thanksgiving 2013

Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

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How I Created Fall Inspired Indoor and Outdoor Decor

I am in a “Fallsum” (In between Summer and Fall) state of mind.

Looking back on my Fall creations both indoors and outdoors.

From my table vignettes:

Fall Table Vignette

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One table with 5 different looks.

This table gets a makeover quite often . . .

So today I thought that I would present its many facelifts.

Springtime is the perfect time to style a table of tulips

Another tulip arrangement that was a “just because” gift from my sister . . .

~ ~ sparked this new vignette.

I love the Fall so that I can use great pumpkins, gourds and seasonal flowers . . .

~ ~ to create a one of my very favorite Seasonal Fall Vignettes.

Oh did I say that the Fall was one of my favorite times to decorate this table?

Let me correct this statement . . . Yes, I so love the Fall season . . .

~ ~ however, hands down a Christmas Table Vignette is my most favorite to create.

As who can resist placing the cute animals of winter on a table to enjoy.

Whether it be Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter . . .

~ ~ I love including silver into my table vignettes.

Silver and daisies . . . one of my favorite combinations of elegance and simplicity.

Combining the textures of metal and natural elements as seen in this Spring Table Vignette.

As I look at the past vignettes on this table . . .

~ ~ I am now thinking about creating a Fall tablescape.

I know…this is still July, but today, the temperature in my car said 71 degrees . . .

~ ~ with record breaking lows in many areas.

So, did your temps fall like ours did? . . . what a pleasant surprise.

Have a great day doing the things you love with the ones you love!

I am joining:

Cedar Hill Farmhouse for The Scoop

A Fall Tablescape….Pottery Barn Inspired.

Who cannot resist the beautiful products of Pottery Barn..I can’t!

…..I saw these plates this Fall and had to have them.

I used them throughout my Fall decor in my home.

So today, I gathered them together and created a Fall Tablescape.

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The table inspiration also came from this pillow from Pottery Barn…

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I gathered my collection of Fall foliage and started creating a centerpiece in my wooden French apple basket..

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This cute faux pumpkin is also from Pottery Barn.

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And then there are the real pumpkin/gourds…love the color!

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I adore my little turkey that I found at a yard sale for one dollar..! 🙂

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A view from the other side of the table:

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These plates really set the tone for the table…

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The square brown chargers are from Tar-Jay on clearance for $2.00 🙂

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I used a combination of silk and dried florals and pods…

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The large dried flowers and pods are also a great yard sale find…

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A few weeks ago, I received this beautiful item that I had ordered…

From Ann of Sutton Place Designs:

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A great addition to my Fall decor:

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Such an incredible time of the year to count our blessings as “We Gather Together”….

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Tablescape today….this is my second one for the year…

…..I did one a few months ago…for a “pre Fall” party…you can see it here:

As I am enjoying the crisp Fall weather and Mother Nature’s gift of gorgeous, magnificent colors…

…..I cannot help but think of the many people who have suffered the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.

We keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

So as “We Gather Together” this season….

HOMETALK is supporting a great cause to help with the victims of this disaster….

…..It is called Socks for Sandy….to provide the much needed warmth of socks, hats and gloves to the victims.


You can help these victims by sending socks, hats, or gloves for any age group or gender…

Please mail by Friday, November 9th…as these items are so urgently needed!

You can mail these to:

Socks for Sandy
PO Box 520
Little Egg Harbour, NJ 08087

For more information, click on the image below…Thank you for your consideration in participating in this great cause….


Or here is another option:

My tablescape and I are joining the following lovely parties:

Amy, Barbara, Laura, and Suzy for Never Too Late Fall Inspirations

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Anne from Design Dreams by Anne for It’s Party Time