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Spring Fever!

Bunny Cupcake Holder Stand for Spring Table, Easter Table

Welcome to the 597th Tablescape Thursday! Our 600th Tablescape Thursday is just 3 weeks away! Can you believe it? Wow, I wish I could slow down the passage of time, so scary how fast it's going by. Do you feel that way, too? I finished this table late yesterday evening. The sun was just starting to go down. I almost caught the Blue Hour. Some of the photos in this post were taken last night and others were taken this morning. You'll easily be able to tell … [Continue Reading...]

See The Christian Dior Exhibition For Yourself in This Exciting New Book!

Christian Dior Exhibition, 2019, London England

Last summer I traveled to England for the first time. During that trip, I was fortunate to be in London at the same time Christian Dior Exhibition was taking place in the Victoria and Albert Museum.   The exhibition was an in-depth look at many of Christian Dior's designs spanning from 1947 to the present day.   It was a truly wonderful exhibition! If you missed that previous post, you'll find it here: Beautiful Christian Dior … [Continue Reading...]

Planned Porch Updates & All the Deets (Including Cost) for Adding a Porch To Your Home

Soft Lighting for Relaxing on Porch at Night

Welcome to the 578th Metamorphosis Monday! The first day of spring is less than a month away now. I'm so excited it will soon be here! For this week's Met Monday, I'm sharing an update I'm working on, as well as linking out to some previous posts that I hope will be helpful for anyone who may be considering adding either a screened porch or a front porch to their home. I added on this screened porch back in 2008 and it quickly became my favorite room in my … [Continue Reading...]

Birthday Shopping for Kids, Gift Ideas & Trying Another Tinted Foundation

Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Dispenser

I have fallen down a Toy rabbit hole lately. I haven't bought any kid's toys since well before Christmas when I was shopping for grandsons, but in the past few weeks, I've bought several. I thought I'd share what I've been purchasing in case you will need a birthday gift for a little one sometime soon or would like to start your Christmas shopping early. Also, I have a foundation question for you at the end of this post. If you're a serious handbag lover, you may … [Continue Reading...]

A Spring-Easter Table Setting and Beautiful Inspiration for Your Spring Decor

Bunny Vase, Easter Decorations

Welcome to the 596th Tablescape Thursday! We are in monsoon season here in the Atlanta area. Seriously! I'm surprised all the trees in my yard haven't fallen over from being water-logged. If you're in monsoon season where you live, too, this is the perfect time to stay inside, snuggle by a warm fire and start planning for those spring gatherings and parties. The first day of spring is just a month away (Yay!) and Easter is still a couple of months out, but … [Continue Reading...]

January Favorites & My Absolute Favorite Cozy, Warm Shoes for Indoors

Bluebirds Eating Mealworms on a Snowy Winter Day

Definitely one of my most favorite purchases during the month of January was a new pair of Ugg boots. I love wearing Uggs inside, especially when I'm working at my desk because they keep my feet sooo warm. And if your feet are warm, that's half the battle to staying warm all over, at least it is for me. I had a pair of pink Uggs I purchased a year or so ago, but shortly after I purchased them, they began to look dirty. I was stumped as to why until I realized my … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day (and All the Holidays) with a Decorated Tree Year-Round

Beautiful Valentine's Day Tree

Welcome to the 577th Metamorphosis Monday! Many years ago, I used to race to get my Christmas tree down before the strike of midnight on New Year's Eve. Growing up here in the south, I used to hear folks say, "It's bad luck to keep your tree up beyond New Year's Eve." Pshaw! Who started that rumor anyway? lol Now I leave my tree up well beyond New Year's and I'm always sad when it's time to take it down. My friend, Marie, has a white tree in her breakfast … [Continue Reading...]

An Awesome President’s Day Sale & Some Great Transition Pieces Going Into Spring

I've been waiting for the end of season sales to kick in and they have! On top of that, there are some awesome President's Day sales going on right now. Wait until you see the discounts, I was shocked by how great they are, so many of the things I like are close to 75%  off! For example, this adorable polka dot shirt was $44.50 and now it's only $11.99! You'll find it on sale here: Polka Dot Shirt. I think I'm going to order that one, I love polka dots and that … [Continue Reading...]

A Woodland-Themed Valentine’s Day Table—Not Your Usual Valentine’s Day Table

Venetian Glass Mirror reflecting chandelier

Welcome to the 595th Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate to place this week's tablescape here in my very red dining room. lol   This table is not your usual Valentine's Day table.   But there are definitely some red hearts here and there.   The idea for this table popped into my head a few weeks ago when I came across these adorable deer plates I had purchased in Pier 1 … [Continue Reading...]

Hidden Away at the End of the Lane…

To date, the best historic home tour that I've ever taken (and I've taken a lot!) was a ramble (that's what they call them) I took with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation to Newnan, Georgia. I've never seen so many beautiful old homes in a single day as we did on that trip. I'm used to historic home tours where there's one or two knock-your-socks-off homes on the tour, along with 3 or 4 other interesting homes, but this was the first tour I've ever taken … [Continue Reading...]