A Great Find – Chelsea House Mirror

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy May Day!!!

I am hoping I can find some Lily of the Valley to give to my loved ones.

Did you know that it was a tradition in France 

to give your loved ones Lilies of the Valley on May Day?

And speaking of France  . . .

A few weeks ago, I discovered a beautiful Trumeau mirror at my fav consignment shop.

It was love at first sight. However, being that we are building a new house,

it has been suggested that I only spend what I need for the house.

I did not “need” that mirror, but on the other hand,  I did.

It would look wonderful over one of the mantels or the powder room.


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How I Am Chasing Away the Winter Blues

As I sit in my Great Room, or doing things in the kitchen, I can see the beautiful outdoors and my

upper back porch, actually from just about every room on the main floor.

Being that it is winter, the porch was pretty bare and absent of any color. No plants or pretty

flowers to see and enjoy. I had to do something about that!

So off to Lowe’s I go to buy some flowers that can withstand the cold temperatures.

Upper Back Porch for Winter-Housepitality Designs

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Master Bedroom Updates

I have been a bit M.I.A. this week…

…..catching up on projects and daily life….in-between travel and activities.

I have been working “slowly” on the master bedroom…

…..just adding a few “embellishments” here and there…


I added a plant stand by the door and placed a plant in an ironstone chamber pot…

…..that I purchased from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) at Lucketts.


A standing mirror that I purchased from HomeGoods…


…..and it is getting a bit transformed.


Making a faux floral arrangement for a table….don’t they look very real?!!


And adding trim here….


And there…


When I was taking a pic of the trim…there was “daddy bird” perched…


He was feeding his “baby”…

This bird is too young to be afraid of me looking at it and taking its picture.


Its brothers and sisters were in the nest…this guy was the adventurous one!

Need to replace so many of my ferns and plants that the birds have nested in and made a mess….

…..but such is nature and I love birds.

Off to work on my project for tomorrow…see you then!!