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A Winter Table Setting, Tablecloth by Mother Nature
Winter Tablescape, Tablecloth by Mother Nature
May 20, 2010 71 Comments
Welcome the 91st Tablescape Thursday! She Walks in Beauty Like the Night by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless grace Which … [Continue Reading...]
May 19, 2010 25 Comments
Hi Everyone! Hope you've had a fantastic day! I've been enjoying your talent and creativity as I've visit many of the fabulous "Before and Afters" you linked for Metamorphosis Monday. Quite a few new links were added even today...check them out and you will come away inspired to tackle your own home projects. I have a great tour to share with you today. Last month, I had the opportunity to tour a beautiful historic home when a friend and I … [Continue Reading...]
May 15, 2010 42 Comments
It's that time of year...time to put on the comfy sneakers, throw a few bottles of water into the mini-cooler, grab the sun hat and head out garage sailing! In your neck of the woods these events might be called yard sales, estate sales or tag sales. Whatever you call 'em, there are fabulous bargains to be had for the savvy shopper who knows the garage sailing ropes. Here are 8 tips the pros know...and now you are going to know them, … [Continue Reading...]
May 13, 2010 65 Comments
Welcome to the 90th Tablescape Thursday! The cold weather is finally gone. It's time for the soft breezes of fans whirling over head... Speakers playing James Taylor...Long Ago and Far Away...Sweet Baby James...You've Got a Friend... Hope you enjoy a touch of the beach this spring day. Toward the end you'll find a change in the centerpiece...just couldn't make up my mind. Napkin Rings were made by hot gluing sea shells … [Continue Reading...]
May 12, 2010 38 Comments
"Freshly showered and shaved, hair still dripping, Zeus hurried to the fence and puckered up in anticipation of the promised kiss." :-) The cute face of Zeus, along with my silly caption above, won me this fabulous prize below at Designs by Gollum! Isn't it awesome? :-) Zeus belongs to Michael, whose delightful blog is Designs by Gollum. If you've never visited or participated in Foodie Friday, you are missing out! Michael has a … [Continue Reading...]
May 10, 2010 50 Comments
Welcome to the 69th Metamorphosis Monday! Metamorphosis Monday: Last Met Monday, I shared a metamorphosis of the sky as it goes from daylight to evening to the Blue Hour. If you aren't sure what the "blue hour is" click HERE to read last week's MM post. Many of you were excited to capture your own blue hour pics. Thanks for sending those pics my way so I could share them with BNOTP readers tonight. In addition to a beautiful tablescape, … [Continue Reading...]
May 8, 2010 41 Comments
I've planted pink Knock-out Roses in tall urns on my deck. I've been using hibiscus here for the past two summers, but the squirrels tip-toe onto the deck...yes, they tip-toe, they know they are doing a bad thing...and they completely strip off all the leaves on my hibiscus. After two summers in a row of that nonsense, it was time to try something new. So, this year, it's Knock-out Roses...and these babies have thorns! Haven't seen any … [Continue Reading...]
May 6, 2010 67 Comments
Welcome to the 89th Tablescape Thursday! It's time for Tablescape Thursday! Do you have your passport? What? Well, run go get it because we are jetting off to Switzerland this evening! :-) Cornelia has planned a special evening for you...we are all dining in her beautiful garden! The spring season in Switzerland is running just a few weeks behind our spring here in the southeast. The tulips and wisteria are in full bloom. Cornelia's … [Continue Reading...]
May 3, 2010 89 Comments
Welcome to the 68th Metamorphosis Monday! A Sneaky Metamorphosis...The Blue Hour Tonight, I thought I'd share something very cool I only recently learned about. It's something I find totally fascinating! Remember this Garden tablescape? I created it one summer out on the porch for Tablescape Thursday. Here's a daytime shot... This table setting was created about the the time I began attempting to take candlelight pics of my … [Continue Reading...]
May 2, 2010 48 Comments
This morning I heard such a ruckus going on in the upstairs family room! I hurried down the hall and threw open the door to see what in the world was going on in there! Look! It's a tea party, Mad Hatter style...and I wasn't even invited! Umpf! I don't know which I'm more obssessed with these days...this precious Alice in Wonderland china designed by Paul Cardew. Or these adorable sock monkeys. They have magnets in … [Continue Reading...]