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Gathering with Friends for a Beautiful Thanksgiving

Welcome to the 687th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm blessed this Thanksgiving to be surrounded by friends in this beautiful setting.   My friend, Teresa, put together a beautiful table for this year's Thanksgiving celebration. Her hubby, Frank, is in charge of the turkey and it's been brining away all day today in a special mixture he prepared. I'm looking forward to the feast he and Teresa are … [Continue Reading...]

A Painting Completely Changed The Feel of This Room + A New Purchase for the Bed

Bedding for Birders, Chickadee Bedding

Welcome to the 669th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? I hope it was great! Mine was productive as I got a few things done here in the house that I've been hoping to do for a long time. Last year, around this time, you may remember that I was shopping for the perfect frame for this beautiful Chuck Pinson giclee canvas print/painting. I ended up not getting it framed because after finally choosing a frame, the frame shop realized the company from whom … [Continue Reading...]

20 Toys They Will Love Getting for Christmas This Year

Do you have little ones on your shopping list? In today's post, I've put together a list of both play and learning toys that I've given to my grandsons in recent years. These are the ones they always ask me to play with them whenever I visit. If you've got little ones on your shopping list, I hope you find these ideas helpful. My oldest grandson has always loved this game, now the youngest one really enjoys it, too. It's a great way to help them learn their site … [Continue Reading...]

Sharing New Dinnerware and Chargers for This Holiday Table Setting

Green Crystal Stemware, Thanksgiving-Christmas Table Setting

Welcome to the 686th Tablescape Thursday! Happy November on this beautiful autumn day!   It's not often I have new dinnerware AND new chargers to share with you on a Tablescape Thursday, but I have both to share this week! Since the lighting wasn't the best when I took these photos yesterday, I've added a few photos to the end of the post that were taken in just the light coming in through the windows.   I kept the centerpiece … [Continue Reading...]

I Think I Finally Found the Perfect Frame, What Do You Think?

The Governor's Party by Chuck Pinson, Frame Chosen

Last November, now a full year ago, I was hot on the pursuit of a frame for this beautiful Chuck Pinson painting named, The Governor's Party. The painting depicts the Governor's Palace just as guests are arriving for a Christmas party. I remember touring the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg many years ago. It was a wonderful experience and I would love to visit again and see it dressed this way for Christmas!   I tried a bunch of different … [Continue Reading...]

How Have I Not Ever Noticed This Before?!

Cozy Bed with Flannel Sheets, Tartan Bedding

Welcome to the 668th Metamorphosis Monday! Last night I finally got around to changing from my spring/summer bedding...   ...to my tartan fall/winter bedding. I'm slow getting it done this year, normally try to make the switch in early October. I think I delayed this year because I was still really enjoying the summer bedding--but it was time. One of the things that always drives me crazy about my winter bedding is the limp, floppy flange around … [Continue Reading...]

Affordable Dinnerware, Perfect for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas & All Winter

Thanksgiving-Christmas-Autumn-Winter-Dinnerware

Popping in with a quick post to share a super affordable dinnerware that I just purchased. It's perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or really it would be great to use all fall and winter long. I saw this pattern online recently and fell in love with the design! I love the toile design around the outer edge of each plate, but what really got me were the lit houses and the beautiful winter scene.   I snapped a few quick photos this evening in my dining … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful, Sparkly, Red Christmas Chargers, Should I Buy Them in Green, Too?

Red Chargers, Perfect with Lenox Holiday

Welcome to the 685th Tablescape Thursday! I wasn't able to complete the table I was working on yesterday in time to take photos--just got too late of a start. But I did pick up some new chargers that I'm sharing in today's post. Would love your thoughts on if I should also buy them in the green color, as well! I can't wait to use them in a table this holiday season. Before I share the chargers I purchased, here are some of the other pretties I came across … [Continue Reading...]

Awesome Sales, Hostess Gift Ideas & Gifts for Your Special Loved Ones

Lady Dior Studded Bag with beige Le Phoenix de Christian Dior Silk Mitzah Scarf

I love this time of year! I can feel the excitement of the upcoming holidays in the air, especially when I visit some of my favorite places to shop this time of year. I have a lot of different things I want to share today, so we'll be jumping around a bit in today's post. I think that's the way my brain works anyway. lol A while back I set a fun, mystery-themed table for Tablescape Thursday.   There were a lot of suspects in this whodunit mystery … [Continue Reading...]

All This Furniture Moving–What Has Happened to Me?!

Upstairs Family Room, a Touch of Romance for Valentine's Day

Welcome to the 667th Metamorphosis Monday! I've never been one to move furniture around but I've done that more in the last couple of years than all the previous years combined. Many, many years ago, 1994 to be exact, I fell in love with the soft colors in this room featured in Traditional Home. I love old clocks so the beautiful Bornholm tall-case clock in this room definitely caught my eye.   That room was the inspiration for my upstairs family … [Continue Reading...]