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Looking For Some Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Santa in Bubble Bath

Greetings to you! How has your day been going? Oh, quick note: if in the past you had signed up to receive an e-mail when a new post is up at BNOTP, but you haven't been receiving those, please sign up again using the subscribe box at the end of this post. Or, e-mail me at betweennapsontheporch@gmail.com and I'll take care of it for you. I changed over to a new email service on November 12th, and I'm starting to hear from a few folks who … [Continue Reading...]

My Favorite Perfumes, A Growing Collection

Perfume Collection 02

Welcome to the 357th Metamorphosis Monday! Back in March 2012, I wrote a post asking what were your favorite perfumes. You'll find that previous post here: Scents: Do You Have a Favorite? The comments on that post were awesome as you shared your favorite scents. One of the perfumes recommended to me at that time was Philosophy's, Amazing Grace. I loved it and went through an entire bottle, purchasing a new one as soon as I realized I was … [Continue Reading...]

Thanksgiving Table With Spode Woodland & A Whimsical Turkey Centerpiece

Whimsical Turkey Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Welcome to the 375th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving! We'll be having our Thanksgiving feast here in the dining room today. I'm not planning on serving soup (wish I still had some of the roasted pumpkin soup I made recently) but just for fun I added the turkey soup tureens to see how they would look. Whenever I use Mr. Turkey in the center, I can't resist brining out the turkey tureens since they look like they were designed to pair … [Continue Reading...]

My Fave Black Friday and Cyber Monday Steals

Black Friday Deals

I'm taking a break from cooking and preparations for tomorrow to check out all the great deals coming up for Black Friday. I'll up date this list today if I come across any others that I think are share worthy. Several of these I'm buying for either myself or as a Christmas gifts. Also, not sure how long it will last, but Williams-Sonoma Home has their tartan chargers back in and they are currently on sale at 20% off! You'll find them here: … [Continue Reading...]

Squash Casserole Recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Anytime

Martha Stewart Cast Iron Pumpkin with Squash Casserole Recipe

Greetings this beautiful fall day! Are you busy preparing for Thanksgiving? I haven't had Thanksgiving here at my home in a while, so I'm excited to have family coming here this year. I picked up a Honey Baked Ham yesterday and bought a fresh turkey today to cook on Thanksgiving Day. I know they'll be lots of left overs but that's fine with me. Who doesn't love leftovers! I always prepare a squash casserole for Thanksgiving and often for … [Continue Reading...]

Sailing With The Scotts: All The Details, Including the Good and the Bad

Drew Scott, Sailing With The Scotts Cruise

Welcome to the 356th Metamorphosis Monday! For this week's Met Monday, I could share the wreaths I hung across the front of the house yesterday as my metamorphosis, but since Drew and Jonathan (the Scott Brothers) are the masters of Before and Afters, in honor of all their past makeovers, let's go "Sailing with the Scotts" this week instead.   This was the ship the Scott Brothers chartered for our design cruise. I'm not sure how … [Continue Reading...]

A Double Rainbow Seen While Sailing With The Scotts

View of Miami from Cruise Ship, Sailing With The Scotts

I'm back from the "Sailing with the Scotts" cruise and have some fun pics to share. I spent yesterday sorting and going through many of them...and doing this. Yep, it's that time again, time to bring out the wreaths. I'm going to spend the afternoon hanging them and can't wait to see them up. (See how I hang them in this post: How to Hang Wreaths on Exterior Windows )   Looking at that photo above, it's funny how paint in photos … [Continue Reading...]

Tartan Christmas Table Setting, Vintage Style

Tartan Chargers for Christmas Tablescape

Welcome to the 374th Tablescape Thursday! Before we get into this week's Tablescape Thursday, I think I have some good news. It appears the Tartan Chargers are back in stock again, at least they are as I'm writing this on Saturday evening. You'll find them here: Tartan Chargers Recently Jeri who reads BNOTP, shared some pictures of a tablescape she created for work. Jeri has the enviable job of working at Williams-Sonoma. I would be in so … [Continue Reading...]

Decking the Halls…and the Beds…and the Sofas

Christmas Tree Pillow

I've always loved pillows, have them all throughout my house. The last few years I've started collecting Christmas pillow and oh. my. gosh...there are some really cute ones out there. The "Love" pillow I purchased one year after Christmas is actually a Christmas pillow, but I think it's perfect to pull out again in February for Valentine's Day.   The Love pillow is currently on sale with free shipping here: Love … [Continue Reading...]

7 Christmas Porches

Boxwood Wreath for a Christmas Door with Deer Head

Welcome to the 355th Metamorphosis Monday! Ahoy Matey! As  you read this, I'm somewhere out floating in the Caribbean, hopefully NOT in the Bermuda Triangle!!! ;)  I'm off sailing with the The Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott on their "Sailing With The Scotts, Ultimate Design Cruise." I have lots of posts ready for you this week. If I can find a Wifi connection, I'll also share some photos from the design cruise this week. Be sure … [Continue Reading...]

#DIYaHoliday with True Value

Between Naps On The Porch on Instagram

Do you love Instagram as much as I do. I'm totally hooked and find myself checking it often throughout the day. It's so much fun seeing all the beautiful photos and ideas being posted by those I follow. When I was traveling in Africa and Italy, you may remember how I shared photos all throughout the day on the BNOTP Instagram whenever I was in a restaurant or place that had Wifi. It was much more spontaneous and so much faster than having to … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: The Bee Cottage Story

The Bee Cottage Story by Frances Schultz

It's not often a decorating book comes with a great story...this one does.   In the BNOTP Library: The Bee Cottage Story Author: Frances Schultz 3 Things I Like About This Book: I've had this book on my wish list ever since I blogged about France Schultz adorable Bee Cottage here: France Schulz Decorated Bee Cottage and Herself Back to Happiness. It had completely sold out and was awaiting new stock. It finally came in … [Continue Reading...]