A Case of DIY ADD

Lumber

Do you ever find yourself pulled in a gazillion directions, so many you're not sure where to start? That's me today. I have a new project I'm eager to get started on. I purchased the wood today.   It's such a gorgeous day out (66 degrees right now) so I'd really like to get a started on a table setting for Tablescape Thursday before it turns cold again. As I opened the doors on the porch … [Read more...]




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

Make Napkin Rings from Pine Cones

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

Fall Table Setting with Spode Woodland and Twig Flatware 1

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

Fall Table Setting with Scarecrow Centerpiece

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

Fall Table Setting with Fall Leaves Dishware 5

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

Pottery Barn Table Settings Tablescapes for Fall and Halloween

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...]




Christmas Tablescape: A Cozy, Woodland Setting

Christmas Tablescape with Plaid Dinner Plates and Deer Salad Plates a

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

Autumn Tablescape, 1st Place at the County Fair1

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 with a Cozy Book-Themed Centerpiece

Fall Tablescape on the Porch (Between Naps on the Porch) 02

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

Autumn Tablescape (Between Naps on the Porch) 5

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...]