A Little Fluffing ~ A Great Seat Cushion

A little fluffing done here and there about the house,

that’s about all I can do these days, trying to recuperate from “The Shingles”.

There should be a horror film, titled, “The Shingles” as it is truly “horror-a-ble”.

I am not one to sit . . . I get fidgety.

I was sitting on the sofa, looking around to see what I could do

that would not take much energy or movement . . . the key word being movement

and not get the attention of the resident Hall Monitor.

Ah ha! The light bulb moment.

Monogrammed Grain Sack/Settee - Housepitality Designs

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Using Fruit to Enhance Your Decor

Using fruit to enhance your decor is a good thing.

I have utilized both faux and real fruit to add color, texture and interest

in my decor for many years.

Faux fruit has certainly come a long way from the waxed fruit of yesteryear.

Do you remember the wax fruit?….Better yet, how about the beaded fruit?

Dining Room Hutch-Housepitality Designs

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The Summertime Blues

Well, I am about to prove that song wrong

as there IS a cure for the Summertime Blues.

Just add the beautiful blues in your decor!

From the soft blues of sea glass, to the awesome color of Carolina Blue,

to the vibrant hues of navy and the Williamsburg blue that many of us loved years ago.

Antique Split Oak Bench-Housepitality Designs

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French Buffet Woodland Christmas Vignette

The first thing I did when returning from Florida for Thanksgiving . . .

~ ~ was to decorate my French buffet for Christmas.

I hope you all had a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

My family and I traveled to Florida . . . to my sister’s home . . . where my mom also lives.

We were there for a week and I was a bit out of cyber sync. . .

~ ~ as my sister lives in the country . . no cell phone coverage and slow internet.

So I took a bit of a blog break.


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Summer/Fall Fruit and Sunflower Table Centerpiece

Summer is going by so quickly . . . many students have already returned to school . . .

~ ~ and Labor Day is just around the corner.

Lately, I have been in a “sunflower state of mind” . . .

~ ~ a flower that I feel can be used for summer and fall.

Sunflower Centerpiece

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Dundee Marmalade Jars and Bread Boards

I have been a little absent . . . no, not “minded” . . . but away from the computer.

Between an out of town trip and company of dear friends arriving the day after we came home.

The day after we arrived home, there was a package on my porch.

Goodies that I purchased from Mary Alice’s (Chateau Chic) Etsy Shop.

Marmalade Jars/Breadboard

Beautifully wrapped, I could not wait to open my goodies . . .

Chateau Chic

I love the way Mary Alice tied vintage keys to the package . . .

Chateau Chic purchases

And she included a wonderful surprise!

So what did I get??

Vintage Bread Board-Marmalade Jar-Creamer

A wonderful vintage bread board, marmalade jar and vintage creamer.

Vintage Bread Board-Marmalade Jar-Creamer

I also received another beautiful bread board that day . . .

~ ~ from our dear friends who were visiting. JoAnn has impeccable taste . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and you can see that soon as her home was also photographed for a magazine feature.

Bread Board

Love the beautiful details . . .

Dundee Maramalade Jar

I love this Marmalade Jar . . . I purchased another one similar to this one at Lucketts.

Vintage Marmalade Jars

I placed the marmalade jars on top of the bread board on my vintage scale.

Dundee Roughcut Lemon Marmalade Jar

Vintage Dundee Roughcut Lemon Marmalade Jar

Love the pretty font and graphics . . .

Vintage Dundee Orange Marmalade Jar

The vintage Dundee Orange Marmalade Jar purchased at the Lucketts Spring Market.

Are you wondering where the cute little white creamer went?


On the shelf with other ironstone pieces.

Dundee Marmalade Jars/Breadboard/Vintage Scale

Stay tuned to where the other beautiful bread board found a home.

Have a most wonderful day ! !

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