A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

Sunroom Fall Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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“Fall”ing for Blue for Fall Decor

I am “fall”ing for blue for Fall decor this year. I am doing this for two reasons. One, because I love blue. Two, because I need to keep my interiors simple in these days of being in the process of selling our home. I was able to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores while […]

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The Mission of San Juan Capistrano and the Beautiful Gardens

When we were in California, one of the things on my to do list was to visit the city and the Mission of San Juan Capistrano. I remember my mom singing the song, “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano” by the Ink Spots. I have heard the story of the Swallows and wanted to […]

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What I’ve Been Up To And Revealing A Little Secret

I took a little break …. So I will let you know what I’ve been up to and revealing a little secret. What have I been up to? …. I traveled to California with my hubby. He had a conference there and we decided to take a few extra days to enjoy the beautiful Southern […]

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More Simply Stated Kitchen Decor

More kitchen items have been packed away and stored. Even though there were some things on the kitchen counters that were items of convenience, like an ironstone pitcher filled with wooden spoons, and cooking utensils.  It was just one more item that I could place out of sight and keep the counters with less stuff. […]

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Simple Kitchen Decor Using Ironstone

The kitchen has been de-cluttered and somewhat staged. I know rule of thumb to stage a kitchen is not to have many things on the counter to accomplish a clean, fresh look. However, as I have stated before, I take it up a notch or two, needing some pretties to adorn a room and make […]

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My Soulful Home, A Year in Flowers and a Great Giveaway

Hello friends! If you do not already know her, I want to introduce you to my friend Kelly. I am doing cartwheels across the floor (yes, I can still do them!) as I am so excited that Kelly has written a beautiful book on one of her passions . . flowers! So today, I present, […]

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Can you have too much blue and white?

The other day I was strolling through my favorite consignment store, Always Home, with some friends and I spotted something. It caught my eye right away and I scurried over to it as it sat so beautifully on a table. I then thought to myself . . . Can you have too much blue and […]

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Do you have a designated coffee station or room?

Do you have a designated coffee station or room? I do. I have a room. Well that room is my coffee room a.k.a. butler’s pantry. I used to have many vintage Maxwell House Coffee Memorabilia on the counter of this room. I have recently packed many of these items away, which included an un-opened Maxwell […]

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Guest Room Refresh

While I was eliminating a few large items in the Guest Room, and doing some general de-cluttering and staging. I could not help but think if I should refresh the room with Summer decor? Or should I just do a Guest Room Refresh? Refresh I did.  When packing up some pillows, I kept a pillow […]

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