My Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch

How do you decorate a porch in the South? You use Magnolia leaves!

My inspiration for the Christmas porch theme this year

were these beautiful fresh wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm

that were embellished with magnolia leaves.

Welcome to my Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch.

Christmas Porch 2016-Housepitality Designs

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Please Remember To Water My Plants….The Veranda

I am getting ready to travel to Atlanta….to HAVEN!!!

So while I am away…I am leaving instructions for hubby….

…..to remember to water my plants. I know he will!

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My hubby has been working hard on planting, trimming and weeding!..

…..you know, it never ends.

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Seems like the plants are just now starting to “take off”…

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The deer won’t eat these pink pretties…well so far that is!

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And I dare them to try and eat these!

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This table and 2 chairs were originally on the front porch…moved them to the back.

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The other patio set sits under the pergola..hope to expand this area….one day.

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I love how the rockers give it a very Southern porch feel…

….the ferns are looking better now…they were pretty sad looking at one point…

……….when the birds were nesting in every single fern..all 8 of them!

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So happy that the Lantana came back wonderfully after the freezing temps of the winter.

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The entire back view of the house…the many plants he will be watering!

And he has instructions to water these too:

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The ones on the front porch…

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My plants in my Vintage Red Wing Crock, and Salt Glazed pottery…

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But not the following:

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As it is “not real”…fake…faux!

I am so looking forward to seeing many blogger friends this year at Haven…

…..and especially looking forward to staying with my friend Kim before Haven….

………..in her gorgeous French Country/Farmhouse Style home.

And, REALLY looking forward to seeing this cutie again:

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Lucketts 2013 Spring Market Design House Tour

On my previous post about the Lucketts Spring Market…

…..I stated that other than the wonderful antiquing, I so enjoyed meeting fellow bloggers…socializing.

But for those of you who know me well…

….. you can probably guess that one of the highlights of the Market was…

…………….THE DESIGN HOUSE!!!

It is gorgeous…such a great group of talented people have decorated the Design House impeccably.

So armed with my “point and shoot” camera (did not bring the heavy DSLR with me) and proceeded to “the house”.

When I approached the front porch, you see this:

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It says Welcome!

Can you see that gorgeous door against the wall?…

And on the other side of the front porch..you see this:

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This area just makes you want to sit and have a glass of Sweet Tea!

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I love the colors of this living room…

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Each room was unique..Great numbered and lettered chests..

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The Design House, as you can imagine was a bit crowded, so I took pictures quickly…

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The dining room was located just off the foyer…beautiful!

…..and if you noticed, the same carpet that was on the porch is in the dining room.

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As for many of the pieces in the house, this pretty chest was sold…

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I thought that this bed in the alcove was so creatively done with the branches and bird cages hanging above…

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So many great accessories displayed beautifully for sale in the house..

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This chest is so wonderful and I know that many of you talented people out there could easily duplicate it!!

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There were so many nooks and crannies filled with unique accessories.

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One of the beautifully appointed bedrooms…

…..such creative furniture placement in this room.

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Great “clock art”…

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A view down the hallway of the upper floor…a pretty sitting area at the end of the hall.

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A sitting room decorated in a garden theme…

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Another stunning bedroom…

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The furniture finishes were so fantastic…and I love how the light reflected on the ceiling.

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There were four bedrooms in this house…

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Even though I love the styling of this bed, in my mind, I was straightening the bedding and pillows!

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Another cute area at the end of the hallway…

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This chest was situated in the foyer toward the kitchen…I love that clock as it has “Charleston” on the face!

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This room was located next to the kitchen…

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The room appeared to be designed as a staging area/work room.

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This cow head was huge!…it was located in the kitchen in which was used as a check out area…

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As we exited the Design House, you go through an enclosed back porch area that was such a delight to see.

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This was the other end of the porch…the weathered checkerboard floors were beautiful…

…..and it was hard not taking that dairy price sign home with me!

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As you can see the table was sold..as so many of the items in the Design House.

…..the old restaurant sign was a real beauty!…

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Well, it was time to leave this house….and too bad the clock was wrong, for if it was truly 10 after 10ish….

…..I would have gone out the door and back through the front to tour the house again.

Unfortunately, it was time to leave and begin our long drive home…

I am so glad that I was able to attend the Lucketts Spring Market, even though for just a few short hours…

…..for it was totally worth it!!..

Next year…I will be there for the entire two days!!!

Hope you enjoyed the Design House as much as I did!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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Summer Porch

I was on the lookout for 2 chairs for the porch…

I had this vision in mind…chairs that you could envision looking great outside…

…..with the feel of indoor furnishings.

I was reading a post of Kelly’s at Eclectically Vintage…

………………..I heard the chorus of the Angels…singing Hallelujah……you found them!

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She wrote about walking into Home Depot to buy paint…

…..and there it was…the set she was searching hither and yonder for.

After a couple of emails between Kelly and I, Kelly informed me that the set was on sale…half price!!

………………..I heard the chorus of the Angels again…..singing Hallelujah..Hallelujah.

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I just wanted two chairs…you can only buy this style in a set….

…..but for half price…it was a no brainer!!…

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The original intention was to add 2 chairs to the front porch…but now I have a love seat and table as a bonus…

…..so hence, plans changed…

And enter the snowball effect…moving furniture all around the porches…

The best place was on the upper back porch…

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Previously we just had a table and two chairs in that space…

Now, we can have “company” out there…to sit and enjoy wonderful conversation, wave to the golfers….

…..and yell at the deer eating my plants!

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And my rusty, chippy table fit perfectly between the loveseat and chair…

…..I think that table is due for a new paint job!

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And KariAnne…I’ve been spraying my ivy with dish soap…The winnebago has left the building….

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Added a couple of Pottery Barn outdoor pillows for that punch of color…

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The table had this vignette yesterday…

Today, I added the patriotic tin of sunflowers I used for my dinner group tablescape….

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These are a few photos of the porch before:

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So thanks Kelly..for your help in bringing new life to this porch!..

Hope you enjoyed this and would love to hear from you!

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