Nostalgic Christmas: Beautiful Snow-Covered Cottages & A Charming Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House, Christmas Table Ideas

Welcome to the 792nd Tablescape Thursday! Yesterday was an interesting day with a few false starts at setting a table for Tablescape Thursday. It started with me discovering that the centerpiece I had planned to use was way too wide for my dining room table, so I had to completely scratch the table I had originally planned. As I worked on ideas for another table, I started feeling a bit queasy. I lay down for a bit, and when I awoke an hour or two later, I felt even … [Continue Reading...]

It’s Currently Sold Out–But I Found It, Plus, A Fave Phone/iPad Stand & A Puzzle Board Hack

Lego Home Alone House, Ways to Display

Recently I decided to resubscribe to Netflix. I had unsubscribed years ago because I didn't really care for much of their programming. The reason I decided to give them one more try is that I'd like the ability to watch movies while walking on my treadmill here in the office. My treadmill has a slanted thingy that I could lean my iPad against, but it's really low so would be kinda hard to view. Then I remembered this handy tablet/notebook/iPad stand I purchased last … [Continue Reading...]

This Year I Ordered My Fresh Greenery Wreath Online & Here’s How It Turned Out!

Pacific Pepperberry Wreath from Lynch Creek Farm

Welcome to the 774th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? I hope you had a great one! Have you started working on your Christmas and holiday decor? I spent most of the weekend doing a bit of Christmas decorating and lots of organizing. You may remember a few months back I moved all the Christmas decor I had stored here under the bonus room eaves (including my window wreaths that normally were on the wall where you see the insulation) down to the newly … [Continue Reading...]

Favorite Black Friday Sales & Some Have Been Extended!

Kate Spade Gingerbread House Handbag and Card Holder

Whoo, hoo! The sales are amazing today! This adorable gingerbread bag that I purchased recently at 50% off, has just been marked down another 25% for Black Friday! You'll find that amazing sale here: Gingerbread House Bag, Half Off + An Additional 25% off! The cardholder is also discounted another 25% here: Gingerbread CardHolder.   Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I can't wait to wear this bag! The Gingerbread Man bag charm is also on sale with an … [Continue Reading...]

3 Beautiful Tables for Thanksgiving With Handmade And Cherished Family Heirlooms

Welcome to the 791st Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I have two beautiful tables to share with you on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Sheri set this special table for her family's Thanksgiving. A family member celebrated their birthday a little before Thanksgiving and the table was also used for that special occasion.   Sheri said, "Mike made the cedar box The crochet tablecloth was made by Mike's stepmother many … [Continue Reading...]

A Last Minute Centerpiece Idea & Some New Gifts I’ve Purchased for Loved Ones

Whoa, Thanksgiving is almost here! I'm not hosting this year so I'm going to be spending today hanging my wreaths on my exterior windows. I've also been shopping online since so many of the Black Friday sales are going on everywhere. Before I share the ones I've jumped on, I wanted to share a couple of things you may find helpful as you are finishing up your last-minute details for your Thanksgiving festivities. If you need a last-minute centerpiece for an entry … [Continue Reading...]

Throwing Fisticuffs–It’s That Time Of Year When I Duke It Out With The Mattress! Ha!

Bedding for Birders, Chickadee Bedding

Welcome to the 773rd Metamorphosis Monday! Or, maybe it's more like a wrestling match! It was past time--normally I swap out my summer bedding for my winter bedding around the first week of October. I think I'm late this year because it really hasn't felt that fallish. We've been having some wonderfully warm days. The leaves have really started falling now, though--so it was time, past time! My biannual swapping of the bedding is not for the faint of heart! Ha! … [Continue Reading...]

A Wish List Item I Finally Purchased AND Some Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

A few days ago someone left a comment that they were having a tough time finding the Newman's Own Lemon Pepper that I mentioned during a previous post that was about making Lemon Pepper Chicken. They also mentioned that they thought it was being discontinued. What?! That put me in a bit of a panic and I immediately bought two more. I hope it doesn't get discontinued since it's my favorite for seasoning chicken. If you've been trying to locate it, it's available … [Continue Reading...]

2 Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Settings, Lovingly Prepared for Family

Welcome to the 790th Tablescape Thursday! I have two delightful tables to share with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday! Kathy has her Thanksgiving ready for her family, and it's beautiful!   I was so excited to see Kathy set her table with Plymouth Turkey dinnerware. I've seen this pattern when visiting my local William Sonoma, so it's exciting to see it in a real Thanksgiving table setting! I looked this morning to see if it's still available … [Continue Reading...]

It Arrived And It’s Even Better Than Before!

Thanksgiving Tablescape, Turkey Centerpiece, Turkey Soup Tureens

I'm popping in to share a quick update. I think I mentioned a few days ago that I was planning on ordering additional place settings of Spode Woodland this year.   Many, many years ago I purchased 6 place settings from either Macy's or Dillards--can't remember which now. I think it was from Macy's--seems like it was Lenox Winter Greetings that I purchased in Dillards. Stinks--not having a memory! As my friend Linda likes to say, "I've slept since … [Continue Reading...]