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Update to Autumn Basket


My Fall Basket: Well, I took everyone's combined advice and I: 1. Decided to keep the fall basket on the door since most of you liked it. I made it taller and skinner so I think it looks much better...less wide and overwhelming on the door. And 2. I cut the whiter flowers off the bunch of sunflowers they were attached to. I dispersed them throughout the arrangement. For some reason, they looked a lot whiter in the photos I shared with … [Continue Reading...]

An Autumn Basket for the Front Door

Autumn Basket for the Front Door

Welcome to the 89th Metamorphosis Monday! I need your help today...I can't see the forest for the trees, so tell me what you think. I have a pretty fall wreath I sometimes place on my door...but this year I thought I'd try a basket instead. Here's how my front door has looked all summer. Nice, but time to put this look away and welcome in the fall season... I found this large basket recently while out antiquing and I loved the … [Continue Reading...]

Three Tablescapes: A Baby Shower, Beach Fun and Inspiration for Thanksgiving

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Hi Everyone! Hope your week was fabulous! Any great plans for the weekend? I hope wherever you live...the weather is as awesome there as it is here. A few months back, I was blessed to receive some delightful pics of tablescapes created by three readers of BNOTP. I thought I'd share their wonderful tables today...along with the info they sent about how they were inspired to create them. Kathy from Murray, KY told me, "I thought I'd share … [Continue Reading...]

A Spring Table Setting on the Porch

Welcome to the 109th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! Come on out on the porch...it's a beautiful day! We don't have breezes today so we'll just turn on the fans and make our own breezes. The weather is positively perfect...not too hot and not too cold...just right for dining on the porch. I have beautiful new china to share with you today...it just called for a special centerpiece of pretty flowers. I found … [Continue Reading...]

Glass Front Cabinets for Your Kitchen


Welcome to the 88th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Met Monday! How was your weekend? I've had out of town company all weekend so mine was busy and fun. We did a little antiquing and I came across a wonderful basket that I think will be beautiful hanging on my front door for this fall. It's huge so it will be a challenge to fill...hope to be sharing it with you soon. Metamorphosis Monday: For this Met Monday, I thought I would share a little … [Continue Reading...]

Pocket Fold Napkin Folding Tutorial


A couple of weeks ago, I posted this summer tables setting for Tablescape Thursday. (You can see more pics of this tablescape here: Summertime Table Setting Tablescape with a Floral Centerpiece of Roses and Daisies.) Several folks expressed an interest in how this napkin fold is achieved. It's soooo easy...you're gonna love it. So, let's get started. By the way, if you have a napkin with a monogram or decorative design in one corner, that … [Continue Reading...]

A Beach Escape


Welcome to the 108th Tablescape Thursday! It's still beautiful summer weather here in Georgia. So, I've loaded up the car and I thought you and I would take one last beach trip before the cool fall weather arrives. Are ya with me? A while back for a Tablescape Thursday, I posted two wonderful table settings created by my talented friend, Bonnie. You can view those HERE. I fell in love with the salad plates she used in one of those … [Continue Reading...]

Antique Forget-Me-Not Book


Hi Everyone! I hope your weekend is going well. I'm still living and breathing computers lately. Recently, after purchasing a new desktop computer, I discovered my beloved laptop that I've been using for the last three years (that was going to be my "back-up" computer) had an evil "replicating" virus that had totally filled up the hard drive. No matter how many programs or photos I took off my computer, in no time at all the hard drive would … [Continue Reading...]

A Garden Party with Meissen, Deutsche Blume

Welcome to the 107th Tablescape Thursday! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE...I mean reallllly love Tablescape Thursday? When would we ever have an opportunity to see so many beautiful collections of exquisite, delightful...sometimes even whimsical...china, crystal and flatware if you didn't stop by and link your amazing tablescapes here each week?! This week we are international travelers, jetting off to Switzerland for a wonderful … [Continue Reading...]

A Beautiful Bedroom Renovation


Welcome to the 86th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Met Monday! How has your Labor Day weekend been going so far? I've been spending mine setting up a new computer I just purchased from Vision Computers here in Atlanta. I still love my laptop and it will be great for using when I'm downstairs in the kitchen, but it was definitely time to upgrade to a desktop for my office area. I'm really enjoying Windows 7...so many neat features that Vista just … [Continue Reading...]