A Fall Mantel of Blue and White and Charles Dickens

A Fall Mantel of blue and white and vintage Charles Dickens books was my plan for

“fall-fy-ing” the mantel this year.

I was thrilled when I found these books on one of my antiquing adventures this year

with my friend and day trip partner.  Our motto: No place is too far!

Fall Mantel 2015 - Housepitality Designs

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My Sister Wanted a Floral Arrangement for her Birthday…

My sister has a beautiful new dining room set.

It is a formal dining room…with gorgeous detailed chairs…and upholstered seats.

The dining room table has a beautiful “real” inlaid pattern…awesome…

…..made by one of the few “hand made” furniture manufacturers left in the U.S.

So, it is only befitting that she have a beautiful centerpiece…


I had a hard time finding the perfect planter…but I found this decorative covered container…
She can use it in it’s original state when she tires of the arrangement.

She sent me a piece of fabric from which to draw inspiration.


I think it is a great match.

I gathered beautiful quality silks…



Time to put it all together…


She loves feathers…so in they went….


More peeks of the arrangement….


So here we go..the big reveal…..are you ready Betty?..Hope you like it!!



And I hope you all like it too!

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Katherine’s Corner Favorite Things Blog Hop Party

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits

2805 for Potpourri Friday