A New Year’s Winter Table Setting

Welcome to the 331st Tablescape Thursday! Recently, my friend Bonnie created a beautiful winter tablescape for a New Year's Eve dinner.   This table setting included a Santa centerpiece dressed all in white, so this table would also work great as a Christmas tablescape, too.   Take away the Santa and this table setting would work great any time during the winter … [Read more...]


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An Enchanting Blue Hour Sky

In April 2009 I posted a "garden party" table setting out on the porch.   Do you remember this tablescape?  The flower pots are actually Oreo "Dirt" Cheesecake dessert.   The chargers  for this setting were large terracotta saucers, the type that go under terracotta pots.  The little elastic band on the garden gloves acted as napkin rings.  (You can view this garden party table setting and get the recipe … [Read more...]


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A Magical 4th of July with Good Friends

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments yesterday.  I'm so looking forward to another 200 Tablescape Thursdays! Lately I've been sticking near home a lot.  I'm determined to get all the posts at BNOTP categorized, tagged and labeled so I can make the switch to the new system to alleviate the issue some readers are having accessing posts via the category links.   So every free second when I'm not … [Read more...]


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Romantic Candlelight Table Setting

Welcome to the 157th Tablescape Thursday! You may feel like Bill Murray in the movie, Groundhog Day as you view the following tablescape.  In last week's Tablescape Thursday post, I mentioned I had created a tablescape on the porch and it somehow mysteriously moved itself right out on to the deck, turning into this romantic table setting. Since the original table on the porch was still set, I … [Read more...]


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A Beach Escape Table Setting

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 … [Read more...]


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Your Blue Hour Pictures

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 … [Read more...]


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The Secret of the Blue Hour

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 … [Read more...]


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