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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 InstagramI 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...]

A Summer Tablescape Transitions Beautifully Into Fall

Le Jardinier Jardin Flower Vase

Welcome to the 413th Tablescape Thursday!Pssst: From time to time I get questions about the items used in table settings here at BNOTP and if they are still available. If there's an item you've previously seen in a table setting, if I can find that item still available online, I will add it to the "SHOP-Favorites for the Table" category at the top of the blog. So if you're ever looking for an item you remember seeing in a previous table, … [Continue Reading...]

Video Walk Around Mahali Mzuri, Richard Branson’s Safari Camp in Kenya

Mahali Mzuri in Africa 08

Last fall when I was on safari in Kenya, I stayed in Richard Branson's safari camp, Mahali Mzuri. One afternoon after returning from a morning safari, I grabbed my camera and filmed a quick walkabout for you. I wanted to take you around the camp so you could get a feel for it, instead of just seeing it in photos.I don't know why it's taken me so long to get it uploaded, but I finally got that done today. I still haven't finished going through … [Continue Reading...]

Case-Mate & Invisible Shield, Two Great Products

Samsung Galaxy Phone Inside Case-Mate Case

Welcome to the 394th Metamorphosis Monday!BNOTP is on Instagram! I usually post there twice per day. If you'd like to check it out and follow, you'll find BNOTP here: BNOTP on Instagram.Saving $$$ Feels So Good!Recently I learned something that ended up saving me around $65. That's a lot of $$$ to waste unnecessarily so I thought I'd share this experience with you in case it ends up saving you some of your hard-earned dollars, … [Continue Reading...]

Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts & Other Fave Finds

Oak Outdoor Swing Bed Made from Barnwood

So remember that "safari" table I created a while back, the one where I used the giraffe glasses I bought in the gift shop of Giraffe Manor when I was on safari in Kenya? Where were these plates when I needed them?! If you are in need of cute giraffe or zebra plates, you'll find these here: Giraffe Plates & Zebra Plates I think I need to buy some to go with my giraffe glasses seen in this previous post: … [Continue Reading...]

An Autumn Table with Woodland Friends

Squirrel Salt Pepper Shakers

Welcome to the 412th Tablescape Thursday!Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the decorating trends post. I really enjoyed reading those! I purposely sat on my hands and didn't comment/reply because I wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions.One thing I did want to mention, from reading the comments on that post, it sounded like a few folks thought the compiled list I included in the post was my list and my opinions. It wasn't. In … [Continue Reading...]

Design Styles: Which Ones Are Just Trends & Which Are Here To Stay?

White Kitchen with Granite Counters & Chandeliers

Yesterday I turned on the TV and caught a few minutes of one of HGTV's shows about "tiny house living." They have several shows going on right now about this latest trend.A family of four (wife, husband and two young children) had just completed building their tiny house and the wife made the comment that she knew folks would wonder how a family with two children under the age of 4 was going to manage without a bathtub. I had missed most of … [Continue Reading...]

Taper Tipper: Easiest Way To Trim Down the Base of a Candle

Wilton Armetale Taper Tipper for Candles

Welcome to the 393rd Metamorphosis Monday!Recently I shared this summer table setting for Tablescape Thursday. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you left on that post--appreciated those so much! The centerpiece for that table was all about candles, lots and lots of candles. (Tablescape can be viewed here: Romantic Candlelight Dinner on the Porch) In that post I mentioned how I had used a knife to … [Continue Reading...]

Visit Port Isaac Where Doc Martin Was Filmed!

Port Isaac

I'm in the planning stages of a trip I hope to take late next spring. I thought I'd share some of the details with you today in case it sounds like something you would be interested in. I've never traveled with this company but the comments I've seen online at TripAdvisor looked good. Of course, I highly recommend you do your own research before traveling with any company.The tours I'm looking at are with a company called Back-Roads Touring. … [Continue Reading...]

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...]