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Bringing Home The Birkin & Would Love Your Opinion


So last night and this morning I've been working on a "Favorites" post. That was one of the posts requested in the comments on my "Questions" post earlier in the week. It's been a while since I wrote a Favorites post and I had so many things I wanted to share, I finally realized I needed to divide it up into two posts. So, this will be Part 1 and on either Monday or Tuesday, I'll share Part II. Recently I shared some hilarious moose mugs that … [Continue Reading...]

A Woodland Table Celebrating the Beauty of the Northwoods Forest


Welcome to the 416th Tablescape Thursday! We're still having beautiful weather in the 80's each day, but the table I set for this week has more of an autumn feel.   Have you been wondering what's happened to the seat cushions I normally have on the chairs around the table? I still have them, I've just been removing them for photos each week if the colors in the cushions detract from the tablescape. You can just barely see one … [Continue Reading...]

A Little Porch Chat and Answers To Your Questions

Wicker Swing with IKEA Pillows

It's so beautiful outside today!   Grab that glass of iced tea and let's head out to the porch!   I had several ideas about things I could share with you today, but then I had a better idea. I'm always a little worried that I've missed a question you may have left in a comment. It would be easy to do because if I'm away from my home on an errand during the day, I'll often pull out my phone to read and post comments … [Continue Reading...]

Create An Autumn Porch That Will Invite Guests To Linger

Decorate Your Porch for Autumn

Welcome to the 397th Metamorphosis Monday! Even though it's still nice and warm here in Georgia, the mornings are feeling wonderfully cool. I come downstairs each morning and throw open the doors to the screened porch and let the cool morning air fill the house. Some days are so nice now, I can leave the doors open all day.   This weekend I went ahead and hung my favorite fall wreath though I know we still have another month or … [Continue Reading...]

Hitting the Labor Day Sales & Starting My Christmas Shopping Now

Road Trip Santa Christmas Pillow_wm

With all the Labor Day Sales going on, I thought I'd share what caught my eye and what I've been buying this weekend. I love these shorts with the scalloped edge. Normally when I find them, they are so expensive, but these are not. They are marked down from $48 to $36 and an additional 20% off that with the code FINALSALE. You'll find them available here: Shorts with Scalloped Edge   I have this pair of Jack Rogers sandals in … [Continue Reading...]

We’re All Quite Mad Here! An Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Party

Alice in Wonderland Dinner Party

Welcome to the 415th Tablescape Thursday! Last October, Elena threw a fabulous Mad Hatter Dinner/Tea Party for her parents who were celebrating their 86th and 87th birthdays! The party was a big celebration and Elena ended up setting five tables, three indoor and two outdoor. Elena created the cutest "tipsy teacup towers" to use as centerpieces for each of the tables. The main dining table here in the dining room had three teacup towers … [Continue Reading...]

5 Projects I Want To Do In My Home, But Probably Never Will

Open Staircase Wall

Now that's a strange twist, isn't it--blogging about projects I'm not going to do instead of a project I plan to do. lol  This topic is fresh on my mind right now because I just got back from visiting a large, hardware store near my home. I was there to scope out a project I was considering doing but have decided against. Once I get an idea in my head, it's really hard for me to let go. But I've learned over the years that if the cards aren't … [Continue Reading...]

A New Chair for My Home Office

Pottery Barn Office Furniture for Home Office

Welcome to the 396th Metamorphosis Monday. I've had several different desk chairs here in my home office over the years. The last one I purchased was this one from Pottery Barn. This is actually my second one of these. The first one I literally wore out. Well, sort of. What happened was the first few weeks/months I had it, I didn't realize that each time I pushed back away from the desk and spun around in the chair to get up, the back edge … [Continue Reading...]

A Match Contacted Me & Other Fun Updates

Retro Style, 31 Gallon Trash Can

Happy Friday! Over the last few weeks, there have been so many things I've wanted to share but none of them were quite enough to create a whole post about, so I today I'm putting them all into one post. Contacted By a Match So remember back when I did the Ancestry DNA test? If you missed it when I got my results back, you'll find that post here: Ancestry DNA. After I got my results from AncestryDNA, I uploaded them to GEDmatch which was … [Continue Reading...]

Sailing With Mermaids

Mermaid & Shell Centerpiece for Nautical or Beach Table Setting

Welcome to the 414th Tablescape Thursday! Before we dive into Tablescape Thursday, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the great information you shared in the comments on my last post. As I figure out more about what has been causing the reactions I've experienced when eating certain foods, I will do a follow-up post. The "latex" connection several folks mentioned really caught my attention for several reasons. I won't go into all … [Continue Reading...]

One More Down, Four to Go!

Shell Chargers for a Nautical Table

Welcome to the 395th Metamorphosis Monday! Greetings this beautiful summer day! Before we get into this week's Met Monday, a big thanks to Buzzfeed for featuring a previous DIY project of mine in this fun roundup at their website: 5 Insanely Clever DIYs That You'll Actually Want To Try. Check out the post if you have a moment, lots of fun ideas for the DIY enthusiast! For this week's Met Monday, my before and after is the continuation of … [Continue Reading...]

Friday Finds and Follies

Historic 1803 Home

Pssst: I just uploaded a new video to Instagram today. Follow Between Naps On The Porch on Instagram here: BNOTP on Instagram I was in Talbots yesterday and they have an incredible end-of-season sale going. I tried on several dresses. The prices are amazing with tons of stuff now 70% off, and that's off their already reduced prices. For example, all the dresses below range in price from $27 to $42!  You'll find the sale here: Talbots End of … [Continue Reading...]