The Sunroom Reveal at the Berry Patch House

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while since I promised a peek of the sunroom at the Berry Patch House.

When we were moving in, all things that were in the category of

“I do not know where I am going to put this” …. went into the sunroom.

This room is a collection of things that do not have it’s “own home,” however,

it will different once we move into the “right-sized” house.

Please come in and see the Sunroom Reveal at the Berry Patch House.

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Spring Upper Porch ~ 2016

I have been patiently waiting for the all clear of the pollen season to be over,

so that I could start on refreshing the porches for Spring.

Today, I present the upper back porch. One of the three porches that we use the most.

My friend Martha who relocated to the Lone Star State had this beautiful flower pot

that I inherited which is the inspiration piece for my Spring decor for the porch.

Spring Upper Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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Decorating A Porch For Winter

Decorating a porch for winter after the Holiday season can be a challenge.

This particular porch, out of the three that I have,

is definitely used and viewed from the house the most.

So it is important to me that it stay bright and cheery on those dreary winter days.

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Fall Porch 2015 and A Giveaway

I know that Fall is approaching when I see the beautiful mums in the garden centers

and even the grocery stores. As soon as they appear, I have this need to buy some

to begin decorating one of my porches.

The porch you see from all of the rooms on the main floor.

Fall Porch - 2015 Housepitality Designs

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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.

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Another Porch Dressed for Fall

Another porch?….yes, I actually have three…two on the back . . upper and lower . . .

~ ~ and one in the front.

Today, I present the upper porch with simple dressings for Fall.

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Pillows with Fall colors are placed on the loveseat . . perfect for snuggling . . .

~ ~ with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and then of course with your favorite “honey” 🙂

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Upper Porch for Spring 2014

The moment the temps reached the 70’s . .

~ ~ I was off and running to Lowe’s to get some plants for the upper porch.

The upper porch was truly sad with the lack of flowers.

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

I found the yellow and taupe outdoor pillows at HomeGoods . .

~ ~ thought that they would go well with the yellow walls on the porch.

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Go figure…when I am ready to take pics, it rains!


I feel like this owl..”Oh no!”…it’s raining . .

~ ~ and it is going to be like this for 2 days…welcome Spring!

~ ~ ~ ~ However, “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

Upper Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Wish there could be a “Carolina Blue Sky” today . .

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

However, with all this rain, hopefully it will wash all the pollen off the trees!

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

My “little lady” welcoming in Spring . .

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Spring . . . OH JOY!!

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

Hope you enjoyed my first outdoors “Taste of Spring” . .

One porch done . . . two more to go!!!

Have a wonderful day!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

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A Holiday Getaway {The Decorated Back Porch}

When all of the holiday preps are done ~

~ ~ this is the place that I will retreat to.

To sip a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

I placed red and white Pottery Barn pillows that I already had ~

~ ~ along with my Williamsburg Pineapple pillows on the sofa and chairs.

A soldier/nutcracker stands sentry…

It’s a rainy day..but not cold ~ ~ for long that is.

I wish you “JOY” ~ ~

Have a wonderful day ~ ~ I am heading to the mall for some last minute gifts!

Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #8 {Porch Makeover}

Happy Friday everyone!

This week I am presenting my upper back porch area that was inspired by Kelly, from Eclectically Vintage.

When she posted about her new patio furniture last year, I headed to Home Depot to buy that beautiful patio set.

You can see the original post here.

Today, I present you with this year’s Spring Porch makeover.


It is not a large space, but very cozy and perfect for that early morning cup of coffee…

…..or a calm, relaxing space at the end of the day. is Kelly’s beautiful patio…


I just love her vintage slider too!!


I added floral pillows from Lowe’s Home Improvement.


I was eyeing these great Ikat pillows from Pottery Barn, but these were $13/ea compared to the Pottery Barn at $50/ea.

…..hopefully one day I can see the PB pillows on sale or at the outlet!


During the Spring, it is so nice to be able to see the flowering trees from the porch.





This is the view from the dining room..

…..the porch is accessible from the dining room, great room, and master bedroom…

……….three sets of french doors surround this porch.




One corner of the porch…I plan to mount this wall hanging on a canvas soon.


This corner has my favorite piece of patio furniture… tea cart.

My very favorite garden and gift center is being liquidated and sold and they started their sale yesterday.

…..I purchased the lantern and the burlap canvas art on sale.


The small Eugenia topiary is from Lowe’s, flower pot from HomeGoods….

…..the bird plate and birds were a gift from my granddaughter.



This burlap canvas lends to a pretty texture.


The armillary is new to the space…I purchased it from One Kings Lane several months ago.


The coffee table has two trays of the pretty “aluminum cane” that lift up for easy serving…

…..I love this owl (a gift from a friend) that goes so well the with turquoise flower pots.


I hope you enjoyed my 2013 Spring Porch…that was inspired by the talented Kelly of Eclectically Vintage.

Have a beautiful weekend!!

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For the love of an aqua chair…

While on a trip to Virginia….

~ ~ ~ ~ we made a side trip to the famous Lucketts Vintage Store.

I came home with this:


I knew I wanted to paint it a bright color…

~ ~ ~ ~ so off to the garage for a new “outfit”.


I bought a quart of Valspar paint in the color “Well Water”….

~ ~ ~ ~ not quite sure whey they called it “Well Water”.

So here it is…can you see it????


That pretty pop of Aqua Blue in the corner?


Can you see that gorgeous color of “Well Water”


For you see, I am bringing in more pops of pretty blues in the upper porch.


Beautifully tucked in among the plants…


As if were meant to be there all along…


Giving this plant a pretty place to sit…


As it fills me with great “joy” to see this pretty color as I sit and enjoy the view!




……….Beginning this coming Friday morning, August 10th.

The links will appear on each of the team members blogs who are organizing the conference:

…..Barb from The Everyday Home

…..Shirley from Housepitality Designs

…..Amy from Atta Girl Says

…..Cindy from Living on the Bliss

…..Kristen from Sophia’s Decor

…..Suzy from Worthing Court

So here how it goes….If you are planning to attend the conference, OR possibly thinking about attending the

conference, write a post and tell us why you are attending….what you hope to learn and achieve by attending..

and/or any thoughts you may have that may benefit this conference….

AND….there may just be a fabulous giveaway for those who link up!!!!….

So stay tuned to our blog post on Friday, August 10th for this fun Linky Party…..

Wouldn’t it be fun to know who will be attending….or thinking about attending!!

This party will be ongoing until October 12th, 2012!!

I am joining the following:

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Sherry from No Minimalist Here Open House Party

Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures

Yvonne from The Stone Gable Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits