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A Beautiful Low Country Home Overlooking the May River

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Every now and then I come across a home that is just, Wow! This beautiful home in Bluffton, South Carolina is definitely one of those homes!   The interior is amazing but check out these views! This home located in Palmetto Bluff, overlooks the beautiful May River.   Wouldn't you love to tour all the homes on this street, like the one there across the street with double porches? Let's go inside and take a tour of this beautiful … [Continue Reading...]

A Porch Hutch Decorated for Autumn

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Welcome to the 424th Tablescape Thursday! I didn't get a chance to set a table this week so I thought I'd share how I dressed the porch hutch a few weeks ago.   I pulled out some of my most favorite autumn/fall dishes and combined those with cute, pumpkin-shaped soup bowls.   The leafy glassware is from Dollar Tree several years ago. I love using it in table settings this time of year.   These photos aren't really … [Continue Reading...]

Christmas Pillow Crazy & Shopping at T.J. Maxx Online!

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Hi! My name is Susan, and I think I have a Christmas pillow problem. ;) Just in case you suffer with this affliction, as well, I thought I'd share my collection and a few of the new ones I just picked up this year. This year is turning into a fabulous year for us Christmas pillow lovers because they are everywhere and they are delightful!   Starting with those I've collected over the years, I have this thing for reindeer pillows. Don't think I've … [Continue Reading...]

Erma Bombeck Would Have Loved This!

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Welcome to the 405th Metamorphosis Monday! Imagine you arrive home one evening an hour or so before nightfall. As you pull into your driveway, you glance over and see something rather shocking. Your next door neighbor is outside in her front yard, merrily vacuuming the lawn while grinning and laughing maniacally. Do  you: A. Smile, wave and act like everything is normal Or B. Call the authorities Fortunately, my neighbors chose option A. ;) You … [Continue Reading...]

5 Delightful Ways To Get Ready For Christmas

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1.  Snowflake Swizzle Stirrers I came across these "Swizzle Stick Ice Molds" in Williams-Sonoma recently and bought one set to try them out.   Here's how they looked once frozen...cute!   They would be great for serving a mixed drink, or really any drink for the holiday season. I tried them out in some cranberry juice. No, I don't have my Fa La La plate out yet, just added it as a backdrop for the picture. lol I'm not sure if the … [Continue Reading...]

The Last Halloween Table of the Season

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Welcome to the 423rd Tablescape Thursday! I'm squeezing in one more Halloween table setting before Halloween is gone for another year. I thought I'd be putting this week's table inside until I realized it was going to be 78° outside today. So we're back out on the porch for this week's Tablescape Thursday.   I had a black and white table setting in mind, but somewhere along the way I completely changed course. This table started out with an orange … [Continue Reading...]

Visit Marie’s Victorian Home Decorated and Lit for Halloween

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It's almost that time! Do you have your candy ready for all the ghosts and goblins who'll soon be visiting your home? My friend, Marie has decorated her home for Halloween and it's over-the-top awesome! I've featured her home in the past decorated for Halloween and this year she's added a lot of new things to her exterior decorations. If you want to trick or treat here, you must first get past the big, scary, fire-breathing dragons. Their wings flap as if they … [Continue Reading...]

Heat and Enjoy Those Outdoor Spaces Into the Fall and Winter Months

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Welcome to the 404th Metamorphosis Monday! Recently I shared Terry and Mark's fabulous redesign where they turned an outdoor deck into a fabulous porch with space for dining and entertaining. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: Deck Makeover: A Covered Porch with Room for Dining & Entertaining. While writing that post, I noticed Terry and Mark had an outdoor heater on their porch. That started me wondering if I could use one on my porch, too. My … [Continue Reading...]