The First Summer Vignette That’s Slightly Coastal

In-between trips with the Boys of Summer,

I am refreshing my decor to reflect the season that crept upon us so quickly.

I began in the sunroom and added the pretties of summer. . . . of shells, sea glass,

and summer colors of soft blues and greens. If you missed my summer sunroom,

you can see it HERE.

In the meantime, today I am presenting the first Summer vignette that’s slightly coastal

in the Great Room.

Summer Vignette-Japanese Fishing Floats-Housepitality Designs

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Summer Coastal Decor

Summer is the time we all think about heading to the beach.

However, some of us do not live near a  beach,

for us it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

So to have that classic summer feel in our home, it is why most of us love to decorate

with coastal/beach elements.

French Buffet/Coastal Vignette-Housepitality  Designs

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Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!

Finally, after all of the sneak peek posts, I can present my Summer Home Tour to you.

I am partying with a great group of bloggers from the bHome Mobile App Community.

Where 31 bHome bloggers are presenting their Summer Home Tours and inspiration this week

along with a great giveaway of a $200 gift card

from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures. See below for details.


Summer Home Tour 2015/Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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A Summer Vignette Featuring Vintage Japanese Fishing Floats

When my mom traveled to Alaska to visit my niece who lived there for a short time,

she bought some vintage Japanese fishing floats that she remembered as a child in Japan.

She carefully packed them all in her suitcase and gifted them to me and my sisters.

That was many years ago, when these floats were not as popular.

I treasure these glass floats and use them in my decor all year round.

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

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Yard Sale Treasures…and off and running to the Southern Bloggers Conference!!

Before I hit the road for a 40 minute drive to Raleigh…

… help coordinate and participate in the Southern Bloggers Conference

I want to share with you some treasures that I found:


A rattan tray table, a tole tray, a vintage paint by numbers painting, and two wall baskets!

All for a grand total of $13.00 !!!

Now I must say that the wicker wall baskets were free…from a friend that was moving…

…..she said it was an enticement to visit her…and I will be next week.

I found these treasures several weeks ago…

…..our neighborhood had a neighborhood-wide yard sale.


Our covenants mandate that we are not able to have individual yard sales.

…..only two neighborhood-wide yard sales a year.

In September over 40 homes “set up shop”….and I cruised the neighborhood…looking for treasures….

…..and I think I did very well!

I love the rattan/wicker tray table, but did not quite like the stain…

… I bought some Krylon paint.


You can see the leaves that have just started to fall…


I like the white finish….but did you notice something?….My hubby certainly did!

I forgot to lay a cloth on the ground….ooops!!….I was in a hurry!…


I was in a hurry as I still had to pack and do some prep for the Southern Bloggers Conference…


I placed the very newly painted table in the guest room….

Where Suzy from Worthing Court is staying in for the night…

… we will be leaving very early in the morning to go to the conference.


I like the table there…next to the chair…for cute bath items…




I love the way it turned out…and love the price tag of $4.00 from the yard sale….


Hope you like it and my guests too!!

I will be joining:

Kari, Laura J., Laura P., and Linda for the Krylon Paint Party!!

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