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Lorelei’s Beautiful Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover, After

Welcome to the 653rd Metamorphosis Monday! Last year, just before Christmas I shared some wonderful updates Lorelei made in her home shortly after moving in. Lorelei transformed the entry and her dining room with all new paint and the result was beautiful! If you missed that previous post, you'll find it here: The Magic of Paint: Lorelei's Dining Room and Entry Transformed.   Recently, Lorelei completed some new updates here in her laundry room … [Continue Reading...]

Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts.

I hadn't realized how much I missed antiquing until recently when I ventured out to one of the nearby antique malls. Having really enjoyed that trip, a couple of days ago I stopped by a Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors shoppe. As I entered the store, this was the first thing I saw and I could feel the anticipation and excitement coming back that I used to feel during a fun antiquing excursion, always wondering what surprise treasures I would … [Continue Reading...]

Magic Bee Dinnerware & Iridescent Flatware-A Mesmerizing Shopping Trip!

Mikasa Tortoise Flatware for Fall-Autumn Dining

Welcome to the 670th Tablescape Thursday! Yesterday I stopped by HomeGoods to see if they had a particular book I would like to find at a discounted price. They didn't but I enjoyed checking out the dinnerware and flatware they had in stock. I haven't shopped inside a HomeGoods in a long, long time because I noticed a few years ago, they seemed to be carrying fewer dinnerware sets. I took some photos to share in case you would like to see some of the … [Continue Reading...]

Finally! The Anniversary Sale is Open to Everyone! Here are my Faves!

Today is the day that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finally opens up to everyone, including those of us who are not cardholders. The first thing that caught my eye today while shopping was their cubic zirconia earring sale. When it comes to jewelry, obviously I prefer real diamonds, but for earrings, I love wearing cubic zirconia because I have a tendency to lose earrings or misplace them. Cubic Zirconia earrings look like the real thing but I don't get super … [Continue Reading...]

Handbag Lovers & Fashionistas: Here’s a Great Way to Organize Your Favorite Bags!

Handbag Storage and Organization

Welcome to the 652nd Metamorphosis Monday! Last week I shared a new lamp I had just added to the guest room. This week I'm sharing another update for this room, something I've wanted to do for a long time but could never figure out all the logistics.   I have a smallish handbag collection and I've always wanted to gather it all together in one spot, as opposed to having it spread out over several closets. At one point I gathered a few of my bags … [Continue Reading...]

2 New Lamps I Just Ordered & A Sale on a Sale on a Sale!

Hermes Tray for Living Room Coffee Table

Ever since I ordered a new lamp for the guest room, I haven't been able to get this new lamp source I recently discovered out of my mind. Lamps are one of my favorite things in the world! Seriously! I always cram as many into a room as I can reasonably use, preferably one in every corner or area of a room. It usually works out where I end up with 4-5 lamps in each room.   The lamps I normally come across these days in local stores are so poorly made … [Continue Reading...]

Heirloom Vintage China is the Star of this Beautiful Table Setting in Blue and Gold

Beautiful China in Blue and Gold, From Germany

Welcome to the 669th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Warren created the loveliest table this year for Mother's Day! Though it's long past Mother's Day now, this table would be perfect for any occasion. For this special table, Warren brought out beautiful vintage china that was passed down through the family to him and his wife, Kathie. Warren said, "I set a special blue and gold tablescape in homage to … [Continue Reading...]

How are My Ameriwood System Build Kendall Cabinets Holding Up 3 Years Later?

Failed Repair, Ameriwood System Build Cabinets

If you've been following BNOTP for a while, you may remember approximately 3 years ago I set up these cabinets in my garage so I could corral all my dishes into one place instead of having them spread out over several cabinets/closets. My fine china is still stored inside, but these cabinets have worked great for my everyday dinnerware. (See that previous post here: The Great Dish Storage Experiment, Plus Some New Chargers & Napkin Rings. and one more here: … [Continue Reading...]

New Lamp for the Guest Room & Contemplating a Change

Blue & White Lamp for Guest Room

Welcome to the 651st Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Hope you had a wonderful one! Last week I shared a lamp I had ordered for my guest room. I've had the same lamp here in the guest room for many years and had been hoping to eventually replace it with something that better suited the colors/fabrics in this space.   You may remember this photo of the lamp from that previous post. So with what did I replace it?   This was … [Continue Reading...]

My Favorite & Best Finds in the Once-a-Year Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I have had so much fun reading the answers to the "Questions/Answers" post I shared a few days ago! If you missed that post and could use some inspiration right now, you'll find that post here: 10 Questions & My Answers...Can't Wait to Read Yours! And Shelia, if you see this post, everyone wants your Pineapple Casserole Recipe! (See Shelia's answer to Question #6 below.) 6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Pineapple … [Continue Reading...]