A Woodland Coffee Table Vignette

A woodland coffee table vignette seemed to be the perfect choice

of a theme this year to coordinate with my new Pottery Barn Deer Crewel pillows.

I gathered woodland items from my Christmas/Holiday stash

and carefully created the vignette to coordinate with the decor in the room.

Woodland Coffee Table Vignette - 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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No Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

I wish I can say that there are

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

and Jack Frost nipping at our noses.

No, not this year!

Great Room/Christmas 2015 - 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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Birds in the Foyer

I think I am in the minority….

…..of people who are still taking down the Christmas decorations.

Seriously, I really need to ramp it up….stay up late and get it done…

I did clear the foyer table and foyer of all things Christmas.

Using some “Wintery Christmas items” and accessories on hand…

…..I set out to create a winter vignette on the foyer table.

And of course, the day that I finish this vignette…is a rainy, gloomy day!


So the pics are a bit darker than I planned on…

I placed some faux birch branches in the demijohn..

…..along with a moss covered branch with bird nests.




These birds obviously did not fly “South” for the winter….




But then again…This Florida girl keeps forgetting that NC is part of the South!


I thought that since cotton also reminds me of “balls of snow”…

…..I incorporated it into the evergreen.



I purchased the container of moss from Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

…..she has a booth at SuzAnna’s in Raleigh.


As I clear tables, etc of Christmas decor…

…..I am rearranging accessories…many times from one room to another…

I think that is keeping my “sanity” … a nice break from boxing up the decorations.




I am off to put away more Christmas decorations…

…..so I can move forward on to many projects ahead…

……….like this one that just arrived.

8 boxes of “happy”…

I say happy, as “hubby” is putting it all together…


But first….the room needs to be painted too!


So I and my feathered friends thank you for stopping by….


Have a wonderful day!!!

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