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Backyard Makeover: Convert A Pond To A Backyard Oasis

Backyard Makeover, Pond Become Flagstone Patio With Fountain

Welcome to the 294th Metamorphosis Monday! In 1999 Liz who blogs at Infuse With Liz and on her garden blog, Sit With Me In My Garden, added a pond to her backyard. The pond eventually grew into a much larger scale project that included a creek with extensive plantings. Liz and her hubby, Dan enjoyed the pond for many years but in spring of 2009 they decided they were ready for a change. The pond, creek and surrounding landscape had reached … [Continue Reading...]

A Gift From Nature

Sunflower Bloom With Seeds 3_wm

Just because I'm weird, I have to share this with you. :) Remember the perennial garden I put in alongside my walkway last fall. I shared this photo of it earlier in the summer. (See that post here: Create A Small Sun-Loving Perennial Garden)   Well, I'm not sure how, but a sunflower just appeared along the edge of it recently. Maybe a bird visiting my backyard feeder brought a sunflower seed around front and dropped it … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: A Passion For Detail

A Passion For Detail by Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss is one of my favorite designers because she puts so much passion into everything she does, including those seemingly small details that give a room life and personality. I've never bought a Charlotte Moss book, I didn't love or come away with a new idea. This book has a bit of a scrapbook feel to me because the pictures throughout are all different sizes, some large, some medium size, some small.   In the BNOTP … [Continue Reading...]

5 Hearty Dinners For Fall

5 Hearty Fall Dinners

Fall is in the air here in Georgia. Nightfall comes a little earlier each day and the mornings and evenings are feeling a bit cooler. Sweater weather is coming. When I went outside this evening to bring in the bird feeders, a strong wind rustled the trees and I looked up to see leaves swirling in the air overhead. Some fluttered down to the deck and a big yellow one landed on the rail. All these subtle hints saying autumn is on the way, … [Continue Reading...]

A Feminine Table Setting, This One’s For The Girls

Birthday Party Table Setting Tablescape

Welcome to the 313th Tablescape Thursday! Such a beautiful day to be out on the porch! I headed out to the garden to cut the last of the purple phlox. It's almost completely finished blooming for another year but I managed to find just enough for our centerpiece. It smells heavenly, I wish I could share the fragrance with you.   A couple of years ago I came across a table setting showing angel wings on the backs of chairs. I … [Continue Reading...]

Build A New Home With Old World Charm

Old Point Neighborhood in Beaufort, South Carolina

When I hear the name Beaufort South Carolina, I immediately think of beautiful old homes, romance and southern charm. Beaufort, pronounced bew-fert, is the second-oldest city in South Carolina; Charleston holds the distinction of being the oldest.   The home we're touring today on Lady's Island, a lovely sea island located in Beaufort County, is a wonderful example of how homes built today can  be built to blend into historic … [Continue Reading...]

9 Favorite Products I Can’t Live Without

Homestead Creamy Milk

Okay, that's a slight exaggeration. I could live without them, but I probably wouldn't like it too much! ;) It's been a long time since I've done one of these posts. When I stumble across something that's kinda awesome, I always make a mental note to share it with you. Those mental notes have been piling up in my brain (stop laughing!) so I decided it was time to put 'em in a post. Since I've done this a time or two before, I'll link to … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: The Floral Home

The Floral Home by Leslie Geddes-Brown

Sharing an absolutely delicious book today. If you love decorating with floral fabrics and love English design, you'll adore this book!   In the BNOTP Library: Floral Home, The:: From Floral Wallpapers and Fabrics to Arranging Fresh and Dried Flowers Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown Hardcover: 191 pages Book Size: 11.5 x 9.6 x 0.7   3 Things I Like About This Book: If you love decorating with floral designs in your … [Continue Reading...]

Concrete Walkway Transformed With Beautiful Cobble-Stone Pavers

Makeover a Concrete Walkway with Pavers

Welcome to the 293rd Metamorphosis Monday! Have you ever thought about making over your front walkway? Often, our walkway is the very first impression visitors have of our home since it's one of first things they see upon arriving. We want our walkway and entrance to always feel inviting and welcoming since it guides our friends and family right up to the front door of our home. Carolyn who reads BNOTP, kindly shared some pictures of a … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing!

Beach Girls

It's been a long time since we made a visit to one of my favorite haunts, A Classy Flea. I stopped in today and found some fun things. The only thing I purchased was a small book but there were quite a few things I found super tempting. I used great restraint! Sweet serving dish... would be great for a springtime or Easter dinner. Be lovely to display year around. Dishes like this are just too cute to put away in a cupboard! Olfaire Sheep … [Continue Reading...]