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Can’t Wait Another Whole Year To Share This!

Whimsical Placecard Holders & Gingerbread Napkin Rings

Welcome to the 433rd Tablescape Thursday! When I visited my friend, Marie, it was only a few days before Christmas, so I never had a chance to share all the delightful tables she had created for the holiday before Christmas arrived.   One of my favorite tables of Marie's is always the "Kid's Table." I don't know about you, but the kid's table never looked this fabulous when I was growing up. If it had, I think the adults would have been fighting to … [Continue Reading...]

How I’m Using My Spoons & Building My Spring Wardrobe

A while back I shared some adorable Hand-Stamped silverplate spoons that were the cutest ones I'd ever seen. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: They Arrived and I Love Them! Plus, a Special Bird Sighting I gave the "Drink Tea" spoon shown below to a special friend for Christmas,   ...along with a cute reindeer drink cozy like the one you saw in my previous porch post. The reindeer cozies are all sold out I think, but it's still available … [Continue Reading...]

My Peloton Cycle, A Healthy Addiction

Peloton Bike

Welcome to the 414th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Year to you! The dressing area off my master bedroom has been through a couple of transitions over the last few months, one of which was unwanted but has probably worked out for the best. When my father and mother-in-law moved into assisted living about 12-15 years ago, none of their children wanted the beautiful green bedroom set that had been my mother-in-law's when she was growing up. Not wanting to see … [Continue Reading...]

Debbie Mumm’s Twelve Days of Christmas & New Year’s Champagne Punch Recipe

Welcome to the 432nd Tablescape Thursday! Happy Upcoming New Year to you! I've been out-of-state visiting family, just got back late Tuesday evening. I spent yesterday unpacking and running errands, picking up birdseed and suet for the birdies and doing a little grocery shopping. I also managed to squeeze in some clothes shopping, lots of great sales going on right now including THIS one. I picked up a cute shirt in the after Christmas sale. New Year's Punch … [Continue Reading...]

A Holiday Table for Metamorphosis Monday

Welcome to the 413th Metamorphosis Monday! Good morning! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a great one! Since I'm spending time with family this week, I don't have a regular "Before and After" to share for this Met Monday, but I thought you would enjoy seeing another one of the beautiful tables Marie created for her Christmas feast this year. Marie puts together several tables for the holiday and this one is in the breakfast area right off her … [Continue Reading...]

How Santa Prepares for the Big Night, Christmas Eve

Master Bedroom Decorated for Christmas

When Marie decorates for Christmas, she includes a bit of Christmas in every room. The master bedroom has beautiful green walls and red draperies so it looks especially beautiful at Christmastime.   A pretty tea set is ready for when the mood hits for a spot of tea.   Each room in Marie's home gets its own Christmas tree. The living room and master bedroom are the only rooms where Marie uses a live tree. The whole time I was in this … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Christmas Table with Lenox Holiday & Whimsical 2016 Biplane Accent Plate

Christmas Table Setting with Lenox Holiday

Welcome to the 431st Tablescape Thursday! For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I'm so excited to share the beautiful Christmas table setting Marie has created in her dining room.   The dining room is located under the wonderful children's bedroom we toured yesterday, so it also has the turret space. Such a perfect spot for this gorgeous Christmas tree!   Marie has a lovely nativity snowglobe collection displayed on a nearby … [Continue Reading...]

A Christmas Fantasy Home Tour

Christmas Tree in Pink for a Girl's Room

I've received a few comments asking if I'd be posting some photos of my friend, Marie's home decorated for Christmas. Marie and I got together recently for some last-minute Christmas shopping and I snapped some of her beautiful home decorated for the holidays.   In this photo from a previous year, you can see how beautiful it looks lit up at night. Today we're going inside the turret seen on the right in the photo below.   Marie adds to … [Continue Reading...]

A Winter Wardrobe Metamorphosis

Fall-Winter Wardrobe Ideas

Welcome to the 412th Metamorphosis Monday! I have a wardrobe update/metamorphosis to share for this week's Met Monday. Recently I added this cute navy and white J. Crew Buffalo-Plaid, Wool and Cotton Shirt-Jacket to my wardrobe and oh my gosh, did it start something! I've enjoyed it so much, I decided to do a little shopping to see what else was out there that I was missing in my winter wardrobe.   Talbots is  having a great sale right now and I … [Continue Reading...]

A Little Porch Decorating to Celebrate the Holidays

Decorate Outside Windows With Wreaths

Happy Weekend to you! Hard to believe Christmas will be here in just 9 days! I've had the porch decorated for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to sharing photos of how it turned out this year.   Probably the biggest change for this year are the benches I added to the porch this past summer.   I never realized how much I would enjoy having them here. They are the perfect spot to sit and open the day's mail, or a nice place … [Continue Reading...]