Books – An Integral Part of Our Lives and Decor

Books affect each and every one of us in so many ways.

Whether they be of a source of learning, vast resources,

or a wonderful source of entertaining.

I find books enhance our lives and also our decor, especially in my home.

Antique Charles Dickens Books - Housepitality Designs

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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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Changing an Area from Winter to Pre-Spring

Changing an area from Winter to Pre-Spring was on the agenda

when I replaced the blue accessories in the sunroom to red.

The blue items shifted to another room which caused the usual domino effect.

Great Room Blue and White Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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A Sugar Bowl Is Not Just for the Kitchen

A sugar bowl is not just for the kitchen or dining room, right?!!

That was my answer when my hubby asked why there was a sugar bowl

on the table in the great room.

Ironstone Sugar Bowl - Housepitality Designs

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Winterizing the Foyer, A Winter Vignette

After a very busy and fun-filled weekend with friends and family

which was  also filled with surprises,

I hit the ground running on Monday, dismantling the Christmas decorations.

It usually takes me the better part of the week to do this,

so I concentrate on one area at a time.

I thought it best to start in the entry . . . the foyer.

After the Christmas items were taken away,

I began winterizing the foyer.

Foyer Table Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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My Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home!

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

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My Christmas Foyer

Today, I am teaming up with some of my wonderful fellow bloggers of bHome,

in Day 3 of A Christmas Tour.

Where you will receive some terrific inspiration of all things Christmas.

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Today I am presenting my foyer dressed for Christmas.

Welcome!

Great Room/Christmas 2015

As you enter my home you walk into a small foyer area

and immediately see the great room.

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Our Great Room Christmas Mantel

Our Great Room Christmas mantel this year 

is probably the most simplistic mantel that I have created.

I promised myself this year

that I am really going to downsize my Christmas decorations.

I did give many boxes of Christmas ornaments, florals and decorations

along with a couple of trees to Habitat last year.

However, I did keep these little trees!

2015 Great Room Christmas Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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Soft Glows with Pine Trees and Ironstone – A Winter’s Vignette

Soft glows with pine trees and ironstone was the goal this year

for the great room table vignette.

Boughs of holly clipped from our holly trees

brings the outdoors in.

Ironstone vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas and The Winners

Vintage Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas just seem to go together

like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

I traveled to Virgina this week with my hubby

and was able to see my friend Mary Alice.

Most of you know she is moving, and I took the opportunity to pick up some items

that I purchased from her shop.

One of the items was a beautiful vintage ironstone sugar bowl.

Ironstone sugar bowl and limelight hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

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