Dapper-Dressed Animals Gather: Whimsical Tablescape

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Welcome to the 312th Tablescape Thursday! My table setting this week did its best to become an autumn table setting. At one point it was sporting a centerpiece of fall leaves and sparkly, brown pine cones. I'm just not quite ready to succumb to fall. So I took the leaves away and decided to go with something lighter, something that hints of fall but still has one foot firmly planted in these last warm … [Read more...]




Make Pine Cone Napkin Rings for a Nature-Themed Table Setting

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I absolutely love it when readers of Between Naps on the Porch are inspired by something they've seen here in a post. Recently, I received an e-mail from Terri who had seen something in this past fall table setting that she really liked. Can you guess what it was? I guess the title of this post sort of gave it away, huh?  Tablescape can be viewed here: Woodland or Nature-Themed Table Setting Yep, … [Read more...]




Autumn Table Setting with Spode Woodland and Pumpkin Tureens

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Welcome to the 268th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Halloween! Are you ready for the Trick or Treaters? Have you been sampling the Halloween candy this past week like I have? You know that's necessary, just to make sure it isn't stale or anything. Okay, remember when I decked out the hutch on the screened porch with pumpkins for Fall? For this week's Tablescape Thursday, it was time to get those … [Read more...]




Celebrating the First Days of Autumn

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Welcome to the 263rd Tablescape Thursday! Sunday was the first day of autumn. It doesn't really look like autumn here but it is definitely beginning to feel that way.   It's been raining for the last two days and was still raining out when I took these pics. You can see the leaves haven't started changing color yet, at least not in my yard, but it won't be long. Are they changing where you … [Read more...]




Duck, Duck Goose

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I almost named this post "Goose Dynasty." ;) Recently Bonnie created a beautiful fall tablescape and I couldn't wait until Tablescape Thursday to share it with you.   This table celebrates the beautiful, rich colors of fall.   The centerpiece is a wonderful tureen disguised as a fat, fall goose. Do you think he's a Canada goose heading south for the winter? I think he's just … [Read more...]




Table Setting Ideas for Fall & Halloween

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Today I was on a mission, unfortunately my mission failed. I was trying to find small-to-medium cookie cutters in the shape of flowers. I struck out in Michaels, Party City (it was next door so I gave it a shot), Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pottery Barn and the Dollar Store. The cookie cutters I found today were either way too big or were in large sets and were too expensive. I finally gave up and decided to let … [Read more...]




A Cozy, Woodland Setting

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Welcome to the 221st Tablescape Thursday!  (Pssst:  The seasonal footer at the bottom of BNOTP is all decked out with Christmas and Holiday posts.) As I put this table setting together yesterday, I thought I was creating a Christmas tablescape.  Once I sat down and began writing my post, I realized this is really a great "transition" table, a table that's as much at home for a fall or Thanksgiving dinner … [Read more...]




Best in the West: The Best-Dressed Table at the County Fair

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Welcome to the 218th Tablescape Thursday! Recently, I was chatting via email with Dawnette.  She was telling me how she was inspired to participate in a competition for "the best dressed table" at her county fair this year.   Does the county fair do that in your town, too? Dawnette said, "The two table themes to chose from were Victorian for 2, which was the formal table and an Engagement Party for 4. … [Read more...]




Fall Dining on the Porch & A Book-Themed Centerpiece

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Welcome to the 212th Tablescape Thursday! Yesterday, I posted some pictures of the mantel in the family room all dressed for autumn.  It became the inspiration for this week's Tablescape Thursday.   Often, the treasures we love and use when decorating our home work well in a centerpiece for a table setting, too.   I almost put this tablescape in my dining room since the colors are … [Read more...]




Russet Shades of Autumn: A Table for Two on the Deck

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Welcome to the 210th Tablescape Thursday! It's been beautiful weather here...perfect time for another tablescape out on the deck.  Try to ignore my slightly bedraggled plants.  I haven't done the greatest job watering them lately.   This fall table setting is all about the colors of autumn...reds, golds and touches of green.   Bird's-eye view...   I didn't have fresh … [Read more...]




6 Autumn Tablescapes

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Welcome to the 209th Tablescape Thursday! Thanks so, so much for all your supportive comments yesterday.  A special thanks to all the dear-hearts who signed up for the BNOTP RSS feed, e-mails and "Liked" BNOTP on Facebook.  I feel so blessed to have you here reading.  I've said it before and it's still true. You are the very best part of BNOTP!   Appreciate you so much! Autumn is in the Air I'm just … [Read more...]




Fall Dining on the Porch: Celebrating the Russet Shades of Autumn

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Welcome to the 167th Tablescape Thursday! It was a gorgeous day here so I spent some time playing outside on the porch. The leaves are changing and the fall colors are spectacular. I brought those colors to my table setting for Tablescape Thursday.  I shopped the house and snagged a floral arrangement from the family room for my fall tablescape.   I liked it, but ultimately I changed it out … [Read more...]




Warming Up on the Porch

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Welcome the the 163rd Tablescape Thursday! Cool fall nights are perfect for hot chocolate out on the porch. Where would you like to sit?   How about on the swing?  There's a soft, warm blanket to keep you warm and a great book awaits.   The late afternoon sun is so wonderful streaming in across the porch.     The evening breeze carries the … [Read more...]




A Colorful Autumn Table Setting

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Welcome to the 161st Tablescape Thursday! Though the leaves on the trees are still very green and the temps reached well int the 80's today, I was so in the mood to for a fall table setting.  Besides, Friday is the first official day of fall.   I've always wanted to create a table setting with magnolia leaf chargers.   I just thought it would be for a Christmas tablescape. … [Read more...]




A Country Rooster Table Setting

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Welcome to the 137th Tablescape Thursday! It was gorgeous here today. It was so pretty I was tempted to put this tablescape out on the porch, but the pollen is insane right now. If you look closely, you can see it out there on the porch floor. That isn't dust...that's pollen! Yikes! We'll tablescape out there soon, but for now let's stay inside where it's a little less messy. So come on in and … [Read more...]




Fall Dining with Feathered Friends

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Welcome to the 115th Tablescape Thursday! I started this tablescape on the porch a week or so ago when the weather was still in the 70's. By the time I took pics today, it was rainy and somewhat chilly out. I had so much fun playing though, I forgot all about the dreary weather. As you view this tablescape, imagine it with woven or ratan chargers in a warm brown. Unfortunately, I didn't have any but … [Read more...]




A Tablescape Celebrating Autumn’s Bounty

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Welcome to the 114th Tablescape Thursday! I've been working on a tablescape this week out on the porch...the weather here has been in the 70's all week! Love it! But, the last few days have been raining...not great for taking pics to share. Fortunately, Cornelia recently sent some great pics of a wonderful tablescape she's created in celebration of the autumn season. It's always such a treat when … [Read more...]




A Tablescape to Celebrate Fall

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Welcome to the 111th Tablescape Thursday! We are finally starting to get some cooler temps here in Georgia. I have to be honest with you guys...I'm just not a cool weather fan. But I do love fall colors so putting together a fall tablescape was a lot of fun. I kept my centerpiece simple since I had a lot going on color wise in this tablescape. Ummm, wonder how a few acorns from the huge oak … [Read more...]




Turkey Day is Almost Here!

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Wow! 152 participants in yesterday's Metamorphosis Monday! So many fabulous "Before and Afters!" When you have some spare time this holiday weekend, come back and check them all out. I promise you will come away inspired to tackle that project you've been putting off around your house. You may have noticed a little trend this week here at BNOTP. I wanted these last few days before Thanksgiving to be a … [Read more...]




Decorating for Autumn and a Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Welcome to the 45th Metamorphosis Monday!   For this weeks Met Monday, we're going to Bonnie's beautiful home to see how she has transformed her hutch in her breakfast room. When we last saw it around the end of October, it was all decked out for Halloween. Remember this amazing pic? Well, honey, that was so, three weeks ago! Feast your eyes now! Wow...quite a transformation from Halloween...love … [Read more...]




Fall Dining on the Porch

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Welcome to the 61st Tablescape Thursday! I'm often asked, "How many sets of dishes do you have?!"  Well, I'm letting you in on a big secret tonight. You really don't need that many sets of dishes to create different tablescapes...you just need to be a little creative and change a few of the elements. Let me show you what I mean. Remember this tablescape I posted about 4 weeks ago with my Pier 1 china, … [Read more...]




Beautiful Wheat Centerpiece with Pumpkin Tureens

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Welcome to the 59th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Fall, Y'all! Last week I shared a "fall inspired" tablescape out on the porch. This week I'm sharing another "fall" tablescape created by Bonnie, a talented, reader of BNOTP, who shares our love for tablescaping. You may remember the post I did a few weeks ago showing several of Bonnie's beautiful tablescapes. Feast your eyes on Bonnie's gorgeous fall … [Read more...]




Fall Tablescape: To Autumn

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Welcome to the 58th Tablescape Thursday! It's just starting to feel a bit like fall here in the deep south. So let's celebrate with a simple tablescape brimming with all the rich colors of autumn. After you visit all the wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday, be sure to scroll on down to Met Monday's Give-a-Way. To Autumn by John Keats Season of mists and mellow … [Read more...]




Seasonal Table Settings

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Welcome to the 23rd Tablescape Tuesday! ANNOUNCEMENT: Tablescape Tuesday will be moving to Thursday, beginning, Thursday, February 5th. That means we will not be tablescaping Tuesday, February 3rd. You will have a couple extra days to get your next tablescape post ready. The poll that was runnning on my sidebar indicates the majority of you are looking forward to this change. I personally would … [Read more...]




A Thanksgiving Table Setting with Spode Woodland

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Welcome to the 14th Tablescape Tuesday! Recently I had a "china" panic attack! A china panic attack is what happens when you hear or read that a particular china manufacturer is trying to sell their business because they are fast headed in the direction of closing their doors. Unfortunately, there's a lot of that type news going around these days. The company I heard about was Spode and my little … [Read more...]




A Fall Table Setting

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Welcome to the 5th Tablescape Thursday! Recently, I asked Lynne (Decorator101 on RMS) if she had put together a fall table setting? Fortunately for all of us, the answer was, YES!   She sent me these beautiful pics and they were just too good to keep to myself. I ask Lynne for some information about how she put her fall table together and here's what she shared: "I am so honored to be asked once again … [Read more...]




A Table Setting to Welcome Autumn

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Welcome to the 4th Tablescape Tuesday! Fall is definitely in the air here in the Atlanta area. I blew all the leaves off the deck on Saturday and was shocked to see how many more had accumulated by Sunday morning. This will be my first fall on the porch, since the porch was just finished in early spring. So you know what that means...time to go shopping for some fall goodies for the porch, including fall … [Read more...]