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Birthday Celebration with Eden Dishware by Roberto Cavalli

Titanic Roses with Lavender Cool Water Roses

Welcome to the 411th Tablescape Thursday! Before we get into this week's Tablescape Thursday, I have something exciting to share. Several folks have asked where they could find the silver twig flatware I so often use in table settings.   The store where I purchased it online has been out of it for a long time, but I noticed a couple of days ago that another store I shop in is now carrying it. The price looks better than what I … [Continue Reading...]

An Awesome Sale & Clothes for Dish Lovers! :)

Sunhat with Bow

I'm sure by now you've heard about the HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that's been going on. I finally got around to checking it out today since there are only a few days left. I purchased these earrings. I'm too lazy to change my earrings each day and prefer to just wear "diamond" studs because they look great with anything from a dress to jeans. Since I've lost more earrings over the years than I can count, I like to wear cubic zirconia … [Continue Reading...]

The Intern: Jules’ Home

The Intern, Kitchen Movie Set

Welcome to the 392nd Metamorphosis Monday! Recently we took a tour of Ben's (played by Robert De Niro) brownstone home in the movie, The Intern. If you missed that tour, you'll find it here: Ben's Brownstone in the movie, The Intern.   Today we're going inside the home of the character, Jules Ostin (played by Anne Hathaway) and her husband, Matt, played by Anders Holm. The Intern featured two beautiful homes, so it was no … [Continue Reading...]

11 Impossibly Romantic Homes That Made My Heart Beat Just a Little Faster

11 Impossibly Romantic Homes to Tour

This morning I fell down the rabbit hole. It started out innocently as I revisited (and drooled over) a home I had previously shared. I fell in love all over again. Then I visited another and another. I've posted tours of some really wonderful homes over the years and you'll find them all under the "Home Tours" category at the top of the blog. I chose a few this morning that have a romantic storybook quality. It was really hard to narrow it … [Continue Reading...]

Romantic Candlelight Dinner on the Porch

Romantic Table Setting on the Porch

Welcome to the 410th Tablescape Thursday! I've been saving clear bottles for a couple of years in hopes of one day creating this table setting. I was surprised by how long it took to save the bottles, seems like every tall drink comes in a colored bottle. Recently when I was cleaning out the garage and came across the bottles, I decided it was finally time to put this little table together here on the porch.   This easy-to-make … [Continue Reading...]

Save Big $$$ On Travel With Google Flights & A Favorite Listen at Audible

Archaeology, An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

I've always wanted to visit Greece and see all the amazing places I've only read about in books. My interest has grown even more over the last month as I've been listening to one of the best series of lectures on Audible that I've ever listened to called: Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites. It's one of The Great Courses at Audible and it's so good I can't wait to listen to it a second time, and I never do that...listen … [Continue Reading...]

How I Organize & Store My Small Jewelry Collection

Jewelry Organizers_wm

Welcome to the 391st Metamorphosis Monday! Sometimes I don't know what I need until it finds me. Other than A Classy Flea, my favorite store to run into when I'm in the mood to just putter around and do a little "wonder what they have in" type shopping, is my local Marshall's. Around two weeks ago I stopped in and spied this piece, a rotating jewelry holder. Am I the last person in the world to discover these? lol I don't have expensive … [Continue Reading...]

What I’m Buying and Loving For Summer

Stylish raincoat with check print lining

Recently when I was visiting my son, dil, grandson and the newest little addition to our family, I did something I've been meaning to do. I finally stopped by the Talbots that I always see when I'm out and about there. I was curious to see if it would be like the Talbots stores here in the Atlanta area. It was very similar and they were having a huge sale with almost everything 50% off. That same sale is still going on right now and you can … [Continue Reading...]

Where Did You Get That Flatware?

Flatware Storage

Welcome to the 409th Tablescape Thursday! I've been out of town visiting with family for the last five days and just got back late yesterday evening. Since I wasn't home to create a tablescape, I thought it might be fun to put together a post all about flatware. Flatware is to a table setting what jewelry or shoes are to an outfit. The right flatware can be the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful setting. Today I'm sharing some of the … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at A Classy Flea

Tiffan Franciscan Ruby Flash Punch Bowl Set

It's been a while since we stopped in for a visit to A Classy Flea. It always amazes me how fast things come and go here. I've learned the hard way over the years, if I see something I like, I'd better get it when I see it because it won't be there long. All these signs make me wish I had a beach or lake house to decorate.   So many things to see, where should we start?   I was smitten by this beautiful lamp. I … [Continue Reading...]

Milk and Yogurt For Those Who Are Dairy Intolerant Due to Casein Proteins

A2 Tested Milk

Welcome to the 390th Metamorphosis Monday! I was away this weekend visiting family so don't have a Before and After to share from home, but I do have an interesting discovery to share. During my visit I stopped by one of my favorite grocery stores in the area, Dorothy Lane Market. While shopping in Dorothy Lane, I overheard one of the product vendors talking with another customer about a milk they have for folks who are lactose intolerant or … [Continue Reading...]

Your Fruity Coconut Drink Awaits

Summer Dining on the Deck

Welcome to the 408th Tablescape Thursday! Last November I joined The Property Brothers, and a couple of my thousand closest friends, for Drew and Jonathan's first ever Sailing with the Scotts Cruise.   It was a blast meeting Drew and Scott and they are just as nice in person as they are on TV. Try to ignore my completely starstruck face! lol   It had been a very long time since I'd taken a cruise. Last time I was … [Continue Reading...]