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Monday, July 19, 2010

personalizing



How do you get ready for company?


I like something freshly baked (even if it is a boxed muffin mix or something from the bakery),
a personalized "Welcome" sign,
guest towels laid out with a little treat on top,
fresh flowers all over the house,

and a jar of cheerful salt water taffy in the guest room.



And then we spend the weekend sharing our favorite things, which this weekend just so happened to include Southern-style gelato. Among other things.

So, tell me:
How do you get ready for company?

10 comments:

  1. For starters, I clean my dirty house! Haha! ~Mandy

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  2. Yeah, that is always first! Along with a few Glade scented candles here and there so it doesn't smell like DOG!!!

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  3. It depends on the company; cleaning and fresh towels, baking something,...
    By the way, a name day is a celebration of our name. Read the comment right above yours!!!

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  4. Sign me up!!! : )

    Sounds like you're really settling into your new home nicely, Courtney...So glad for you (and your lucky friends! : ) )

    peace peace peace, Girlie! : )
    Liz

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  5. Love your ideas! Are you taking reservations?! :)

    Nothing motivates me to clean quite the way having company does :) and if the company is from far away I like to treat them to a meal w/ New England "flavor"/local foods.

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  6. Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  7. I put little glass milk bottles by the bed filled with water and mint. In the bath I have travel size shampoo/conditioner/mouthwash/lotion that I accidently picked up (stole) from the Ritz. I ALWAYS make sure every bathroom has a blow dryer.....a total must! oh, and I fold the toilet paper into a point and emboss a "B" on it. I'm totally obsessive about my guests!
    oh, and one simple flower by the bed as well.

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  8. So sweet! What great little welcome for your visitors-- and I want to go stay at Kendall's house! Aside from cleaning, I like to put out fresh flowers, and make sure there are lots of easy appetizers--we buy good brie, bread, cured meats and olives, as well as a lot of fresh berries, to put out before dinner.

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  9. Yes, I want to go visit Kendall, too!

    And maybe YOUR house as well, Melissa!

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