Transitioning the Great Room to Winter

Transitioning the Great Room to Winter was rather easy.

The decorations that were Christmas specific were taken down and stored away.

Yet, there were many things that remained as they had a winter look and feel.

Everything in the room are things that I already had in my stash

with the exception of two fur trimmed pillows

that were on clearance after Christmas.

Winter Home Tour-Velvet Pillows-Housepitality Designs

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Elegance and A Little Rough Around the Edges

You probably heard the saying that opposites attract?

Like the characters in the movie, Lady and the Tramp,

or Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.

Well what about exquisite Waterford

and a wonderful piece of vintage chippiness?

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A Simple and Cozy Winter Vignette

Christmas decor is still in my Great Room.

I plan to pack up and store the decorations away this coming weekend

as I will be housebound due to  the predicted 6 to 8 inches of snow

that will fall in our area. I must say, even though the snow can sometimes

be a problem with driving conditions in our area with the added ice,

I am looking forward to our first snowfall of the year.

I love the natural beauty that it brings and the sights and sounds

of the kids sledding down the hills behind our house on the golf course.

One of those kids is my hubby!

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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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The Soft Glow of Candlelight and Lavender Roses ~ A Vignette

I think I am the only one around still putting away the Christmas decorations.

They are all out of the rooms throughout the house; however, 

they are hiding in the bonus room waiting to be boxed up and put away. 

When you know that there is still much work to do

but you need a little break now and then,

you need that quiet place where you can sit

and have a sense of beauty and serenity around you.

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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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