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The House Facebook Loved

Beautiful Home on Lake Michigan

Yesterday I shared this home from House Beautiful on the Between Naps on the Porch Facebook page.  I've posted some pretty awesome houses on Facebook before but they usually don't get seen by that many folks since Facebook has such a complicated algorithm for sharing. Well, I'm not exactly sure what happened yesterday, maybe the FB share-blocking-machine temporarily broke down because this beautiful blue … [Read more...]




Beautiful Blue and White Bedroom and Bath

Blue and White Bedroom

Today we're are continuing our tour of Sandi's beautiful 1833 home.  Sandi shared a fascinating fact about her home with me yesterday.  She said the home was originally built about 15 miles down the road.  In 1895 it was taken apart, all the pieces/parts numbered and then rebuilt on it's current location.  Sandi said, "The reason it was because Mr. Willis asked for his lady’s hand in marriage and she said … [Read more...]




Decorating in Blue and White

Blue and White Rooms

I don't know when I first fell in love with decorating in blue and white,  I just know I passionately love it.   We're talking, a-big-kiss-right-on-the-mouth, love it!   I think it may have started when I found this Ralph Lauren comforter set for my guest room.  I love flow blue transferware and have collected a few pieces over the years, so I guess the bedding reminded me of beautiful flow blue porcelain. … [Read more...]




Celebrating the Winter Blues

Blue and White Check Chair, Blue Willow Tea Set

A little birdie told me you had the winter blues... So I was thinking...since Old Man Winter is here to stay for while, instead of fighting those winter blues, why don't we just embrace them. Come on over here; I have the perfect spot for you...a comfy blue chair... And a nice, hot cup of tea, served from a Blue Willow teapot... How about a fluffy, soft pillow... With a … [Read more...]




Blue and White Tablescape

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Welcome to the 10th Tablescape Tuesday! Your's truly wasn't able to post a tablescape this week since I was out of town visiting a friend in South Carolina all weekend and didn't get in until late tonight. So I thought I would repost a beautiful setting that I posted a few month's back, in case you missed it the first time around. This beautiful tablescape was done by Lynne who blogs at Lynne's Gifts … [Read more...]




Blue and White Guest Room

Blue and White Guest Room

My guest room was one of the first rooms I ever furnished/decorated after we moved in. I love blue and white so when I found this Ralph Lauren comforter set called, "Porcelain" I decided to go with a blue and white theme. In March 2010, I added a secretary to this room.  When I was working on adding some things to this room, I knew I wanted to mix it up a bit. I fell in love with this floral Sanderson … [Read more...]




Breakfast Table Setting with Blue Willow

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Welcome to the 2nd Tablescape Tuesday! Recently, I asked Lynne (you may know her as Decorator101 at RMS) if she had any tablescape photos she would allow me to post for a Tablescape Tuesday. She sent me these amazing pics...they just took my breath away! I asked Lynne how she came to collect all the pieces in this wonderful table setting? Lynne said, "A few years ago, after I got through the green … [Read more...]