My Chippy Bench Has Made Its Magazine Debut

My chippy bench has made its magazine debut. It has hit the big time.

The chippy bench, formerly owned by Mary Alice,  

the one that is at the foot of the guest room bed.

Chippy Bench/Guest Room - Housepitality Designs

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Cookie Baking In Progress ~ Take Out Menus In Drawer

Cookie baking in progress

take-out menus in drawer

is what the kitchen chalkboard chef sign says these days.

Do you find that with all of the Holiday preparations that need to be done,

when it comes to the dinner hour, you just can’t seem to get it together

with cookies cooling in sheets all over the counter

or the island is filled with rolls of wrapping paper, boxes and ribbon?

Kitchen Chalkboard Chef - Housepitality Designs

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The Christmas Kitchen

I think the kitchen is pretty much where we spend most of our time during the Holidays or

any day for that matter.

So to bring a little cheer into this room is always a good thing!

Bringing a bit of Christmas cheer that can take me through well into January was my goal.

Joy Wreath Platter-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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I am joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday