Monday, April 5, 2010

I love making my guests feel special! Here's some of what I do...

I make sure there are some snacks in the room that they can munch on...
I have inspirational books on the night stands for their pleasure. Amongst my favorite here on this list are From the Father's Heart. It was a gift to me from a friend, and I treasure it! All that pick it up love it as much as I do.
All guests like pretty things to look at!
This is the "miniest" of all cloche displays I think. The items inside are only up to 2" high. I recently hosted a tea party and this was a great little way to celebrate the day!
And what woman wouldn't feel "special" in a room with this on the mantel! Even though the Gucci bottle of cologne is long gone, the beautiful decanter and the vintage purple hat still look great on the "empty" Gucci gift box. And some would've thrown those empty boxes and decanters away? What a waste...aren't they just so chic with this hat?
Another way I always love making my guests feel special is to lay this prayer on the bed once I turn it down. It was written by a missionary friend that was still preaching in her 80's before she went to Heaven! It's a great way to end the day-reading her lovely words...

Now, this is the way I make my Beloved & I feel special! This is our master bedroom, and we have a wall of mirrors. We have started adding some tiny ones to the wall, and every time we do, it adds an even more special touch to the room.

I love hosting guests in my home, and every time I know someone will be staying with me I start to plan how I can make them feel special! Many of the things I do for them I've learned over the years by observing others. So, feel free to take any ideas I have here today...and make your own guests feel special when they visit this year!

~CC Catherine

Photos are courtesy of Juli while she was visiting from Vancouver, Canada (Thx Sweetie) ;)


Patty said...

I'm ADORING that purple feather vintage hat! I'm sure your guests feel very special ;)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Catherine~ it was so nice to have you stroll in for a visit. I poured myself a cup of tea and enjoyed catching up.

You're guests are sure to feel special with all your attention to the fine details of hospitality.
As spring and summer approaches it brings us a wonderful selection of bouquets to pick and place in our guest rooms.
Sweet wishes,

Barbara said...

Catherine, What lovely things you have to make your guest feel welcome and they certainly would. I would love to have a copy the the prayer or goodnight words you put on the bed. I could not read all of it in the picture.


claudie said...

And I was one of those "special guests" wasn't I CC?
Everything, and I mean everything was PERFECT. Any one would be blessed to stay in your loving home CC.
I will never forget one single thing, right down to the perfect tutorial of "dippidy eggs". What a hoot that was. Julie and I watched it again on my camera. You were so professional.
It was a JOY to be with you CC. I know Julie felt the same way.
I might just come back with Randy one day lol. He could use some of your TLC.
Love you dearly my BFF
Love Claudie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

CC, what a lovely guestroom. I love the idea of the prayer on the bed. That tiny cloche is so precious. Love all of the mirrors around the fireplace in your bedroom. So glad to see a post from you! laurie

Bernideen said...

All very welcoming and restful! Lovely!

The French Bear said...

Catherine, your home always looks so inviting and so beautiful. I only wish I was there for a visit, I love how you have tea..... makes me smile to think of you and your friends giggling and laughing and having such a grand time visiting!!!
Margaret B

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a fabulous hostess you are! I love all of your special touches that let your guest know how special they are. Your own bedroom is lovely as well. I heard someone say once that God is in the details and I love the prayer you leave by the bedside.

This is how I see the world said...

You are an artist with a very big paintbrush as you have swept through your home and made it a museum of stories and cherished keepsakes. I felt every ounce of love and attention to detail as I was given such a great gift to stay in your guestroom. I do love purple, because it has so much life as a color and when I think of you CC - you are purple all over!

Love love love you and your "specialness"

Sincerely, Julie

Deb said...

you are a great hostess...I bet your visitors feel special

Joyce said...

What fun to be a guest at your home and be treated like a Princess:)

Claudie said...

CC, one of my new readers would LOVE your Angel guest good night poem. I only have a bit of it. Could you please send it my way when you get a chance in an email?.
Thanks so much.
I MISS YOU and everything you are.
Love you
Love CLaudie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my....soooo lovely. Can I be a GUEST? :-)

Warm blessings,

Tamara Jansen said...

How thoughtful! I wish I had more time to do that kind of stuff :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I know you all had the most wonderful time. I just wish you could have come to Florida with them, CC. Love you much. Hope to be blogging again soon as soon as I get rid of the workmen! :-)


Sheila :-)