Celebrating A Year Of Flowers and A Giveaway

Happy New Year Dear Friends!

I hope you all had a most wonderful Holiday!

Today, our  Monday Morning Blooms group

Lidy, Mary, Pam and I,

are bringing you a Year in Review and

a Giveaway!

See below for the Giveaway details

along with the links and images to my

“passionate about all things flowers” friends.

Today, I am am both

Celebrating A Year Of Flowers

and my BIRTHDAY!

I have gathered one image from each of

our Monday Morning Blooms posts to take

you down a  memory lane of flowers.

I hope you enjoy seeing some that you

have seen this past year again, and

possibly some that you may have missed.



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Woodland Fall Tablescape

Hello Dear Readers!

I’m back again with another tablescape this week,

Woodland Fall Tablescape.

I recently acquired some Woodland Spode

dinnerware and just could not wait to use them.



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The Beautiful Greens of March in Flowers

Hello Dear Readers!

Time is just flying by isn’t it?

It’s already March and I know

we are all looking forward to

the beauty of Spring and

seeing the landscape greening up along

with the beautiful colors of Spring.

Today is the first Monday in March

and that means it’s Monday Morning Blooms Day!

Today’s common theme is “Green”!

The Beautiful Greens of March in Flowers!



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Flower Arrangements In Vintage French Canning Jars

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy June! Where has the time gone?

It seems like we have gone from Spring to the warmth of Summer so quickly.

Here we are, the first Monday in June and it’s time for another magnificent

Monday Morning Blooms! A day when I join my wonderfully talented and most

creative Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present some fabulous floral inspiration to you, our dear readers.

Their beautiful images and links to their posts are at the end of this post.

Today’s common theme is containers with labels.

It was easy for me to decide what containers to use today. I present:

Flower Arrangements In Vintage French Canning Jars



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Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you had a great weekend of the Derby

(oh what a memorable Derby it was)

and Cinco de Mayo.

It’s another very fine Monday as it is Monday Morning Blooms!

Today, there is an ever so beautiful collection of fabulous floral inspiration,

by my wonderfully creative and talented Monday Morning Blooms friends,

Lidy, Mary and Pam.

Our common theme today is Mother’s Day.

Their gorgeous images and links to their posts are at the end of my post.

So sit back and enjoy some great ideas for a Mother’s Day celebration.



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Flowers for Friends – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

Today is the 3rd Friday of the month and that means it’s a special Friday . . .  Floral Friday!

I am joining my Floral Friday friends Lidy, Mary and Pam to bring you another great day

of floral inspiration. Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below.

Be sure to visit each and every one to obtain the most gorgeous floral inspiration

for you to enjoy and hope you would love to re-create for your own.

There will also be a big announcement with regard to Floral Friday

at the end of the post too!

Today’s theme is Individual Arrangements.

When I have dinner parties, I always love to create a little gift for each couple

to take home with them. My signature gift is a little “pretty” with flowers in it.

So please join me for Flowers for Friends – Floral Friday.

The winner of Nora Murphy’s Country House Style Book giveaway

will also be revealed at the end of this post.

Floral Friday-Housepitality Designs

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You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag

As the 4th of July, Independence Day, approaches,

I am always reminded of my childhood. Of sparklers and firecrackers.

Of sitting on top of the hood of my parents car watching fireworks at the park.

But most of all, I am reminded of songs. Songs of patriotism that my dad would sing.

Oh he loved to have sing-a-longs in the car.

One of the songs was, You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag.

Flags in blue and white-Housepitality Designs

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Blue and White in the Kentucky Blue Grass Countryside

Here today is  Sheila from My Kentucky Living.
Sheila and i both have a love for blue and white and yellow too!
She is here today to show you how she decorates
with her most beautiful blue and white collections in her home.
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have the chance to visit you via Housepitality Designs today.
Shirley and I have so much in common “design” wise.

Her blog was one of the first I began reading and it only took me a few minutes
to see that we like the same things in our homes.
I feel honored to do a guest post on her wonderful blog.

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Gold Deer and Tablescapes

Today is Day Two of the Christmas Ideas Tour.

You will find a tremendous amount of Christmas and Holiday ideas for your table.

This year I will be working on a table that is a bit different

from the past years.

However, there seems to be a constant in my Christmas tablescape

and that is my gold deer.


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A Creative Carolina Tablescape

A Creative Carolina Tablescape was the thing to create when my theme for my dinner group party was

“A Taste of Carolina”

We are a part of a Dinner Group consisting of wonderful friends

who I must say are fantastic cooks and gracious hosts.

I created this tablescape a couple of years ago and thought that I would present it again

to show you how to incorporate the love of your state and a unique parting gift for your guests.

It my was my turn and I had a very hectic schedule that week

so with some advice from a friend I decided to do something different.

TAKE OUT!!!  From some of my favorite restaurants and deli’s in my city.

I live in an area filled will the most wonderful restaurants.

Carolina Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

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