Spring Mantel

Hello Dear Readers!

I created a simple Spring Mantel here at the Berry Patch House.

I thought that I would keep the blue and white pieces on the mantel

and add one more piece that actually is part of a set of three.

I had only used two of those pieces previously on the mantel.

I actually created the Spring Mantel to prepare for the Great Room Reveal

that I have been promising. Stay tuned for that this coming Thursday!

I am dreaming of decorating my mantels at the new house hopefully by Fall.

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Where Did The Flowers Go?

Hello Dear Readers!

A while ago, when I did a Monday Morning Blooms post,

someone asked what I do with the flowers when I do a “floral vignette”

using several vases and containers of flowers in one setting.

Today, I shall show you what I did with the many flowers and vases that I

presented in the Citrus and Flowers post.

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The Winter Great Room

Hello Dear Readers!

I hope you are not in the BRRRRR zone of the country. It is cold here and we may get some

snowflakes, but right now, it looks like only freezing rain is in the forecast.

In a couple of weeks the Great Room will undergo a huge change.

So I thought, I need to show you what is in the room now,  before the transition begins.

I have been reaching into my stash to bring out some winter ambience

with pillows and accessories. There are only two small items that I found at my . . . .

you guessed it . . . . my fav consignment shop (Always Home).

THE WINTER GREAT ROOM

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Winter Mantel Featuring A Magnolia Garland

Hello Dear Readers!

I hate to admit this but I am still de-Christmasfying the house.

I have two more trees to take down and then call it a day.

The first thing that was removed was the Christmas decor on the mantel.

That came down first as it was fast and easy to “dis-mantel”

The mantel is also the first area that was transitioned from Christmas to Winter.

I knew what I was going to do as I received something beautiful right before Christmas.

It was a gorgeous magnolia garland from the fine people of The Magnolia Company.

I won this garland through a giveaway campaign that they were offering on Instagram. Yay!

Due of time constraints, I could not use it in my Holiday decor;

however, this garland had dried/preserved so beautifully that is was perfect

for the Winter Mantel featuring a magnolia garland.

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Plum Love – A Great Room Refresh

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!!

It’s all about love today. But truthfully, every day should be Valentine’s Day.

Every day we should have an emphasis on showing how much we love and care for

those in our lives. Of course, every day cannot be all hearts and flowers.

However, we can show our love for one another in so many ways.

Whether those ways be subtle like a kind note of gratitude, 

a phone call to a friend who may need someone who will listen,  

or something so memorable as a fistful of flowers . . . you know those that you may

have received from a child who gathered some wildflowers for you on their way home.

Today, this post does have hearts and flowers and some Plum Love – A Great Room Refresh.

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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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How I Easily Added Pink To My Decor and the Giveaway Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my farmhouse sink

 filled with a variety of pink flowers from Trader Joe’s.

That is how I easily added pink to my decor.  I added pink flowers 

to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to add a happy color to the rooms on these winter days.

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Transitioning the Great Room to Winter

Transitioning the Great Room to Winter was rather easy.

The decorations that were Christmas specific were taken down and stored away.

Yet, there were many things that remained as they had a winter look and feel.

Everything in the room are things that I already had in my stash

with the exception of two fur trimmed pillows

that were on clearance after Christmas.

Winter Home Tour-Velvet Pillows-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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10 Minute Decorating, A Pre-Autumn Mantel

A simple pre-autumn mantel was on the agenda

when I returned from my Florida trip to visit my mom and sister.

I knew I wanted something simple that I can later tweak to add autumn decor.

I guess you can say this is my late summer, pre-autumn mantelscape.

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