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Hospitality Sursees

We stayed in a lot of different types of places while we were gone.

A Bed and Breakfast in the city.  A Bed and Breakfast out of the city.  A vacation house high on a hill.  A modern Italian hotel.  An old hotel in the center of town.  A charming house just outside of the town where only adults could check in.  An agriturissmo, complete with chickens running free and fields of grapevines at the ready.

In each of these places I found Hospitality Sursees or new ideas for how to welcome a guest.  Let me share a few and maybe you will get some new ideas for any guests coming in for the holidays….

This little place in Naples had the most gorgeous linens on the bed.  I was a tad afraid to lay my head down on the embroidered pillowcase.

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For our breakfast they rolled this little cart in with our fresh squeezed orange juice, hot coffee, a sliced melon from the market and so much more.

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Any one have a rolling cart they can roll into the bedroom for breakfast in bed?

Also check out this Murano Glass Chandy….Wow-Zah!  I love how this family had this in our little rented room.

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Check out the towel hangers in this vacation home in Positano.  These branches of wood reminded me of antlers.

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And look at these shelves for me to unpack and organize all my toiletries.  This was a nice touch because some of the places we stayed there was no place to put my junk.  I need to remember to give guests a place, a flat surface to unpack toiletries.

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In this lush hotel, we had these awesome wooden drawers to unpack our things into.


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I made full use of them for the one night we stayed there! Ha. I thought these glass front drawers would be such a fun thing to have in our closet at home.


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When we walked into our agriturismo room, a little apartment really, she had a fresh flower on the table. And love that lace tablecloth.

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At this regal B&B, she had whole vase of roses in the hallway outside of our bedroom.  Yes, they were real. I had to check…


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Back at the farm, she presented such a pretty table each morning.  I loved the butter curls.

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Think I will have to find one of those serrated, curvy tools to make butter curls at Thanksgiving or our next dinner.  Aren’t they just simple, yet fancy?

She also had special spoons for all the different jars and jellies and sugars.  This one was kind of like a little shovel.

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She used  this chest with the glass doors to keep her silverware and tableware organized. Brilliant.

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Check out how this place had their name embroidered on the towels and the sheets.

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And by the way, these were the dreamiest sheets.  Made in Italy, of course.  I’m on the hunt for some sheets like these if anyone has any suggestions.  Can’t ever understand the thread count, etc.  Will be doing some research and will let you know.

The place above also had names for their rooms, and I thought that would be fun for our house.

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I kind of do that right now, we have the Creative Room, The Cottage and the Mr and Mrs Suite. Maybe I just need some signs! I also noted that lots of the houses had names, so we threw some around.  Villa St Cloud sounds pretty good to me.

Hospitality is about all the extra touches that show your guest you were thinking about them and we are told to Practice Hospitality.

 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Romans 12:13

What do you do to show your family and friends hospitality when they come stay with you?  Do tell…




  1. I love the embroidered pillow cases! I love pretty things like that on my bed. I also stayed at this great gal’s house once who left me a towel and washcloth on my bed and I thought that was such a nice touch. Love seeing all the little things you experienced.

  2. xoxo to you! Pretty things are such fun.

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