3 Spring-Summer Table Settings + An Easy, Fun DIY Craft For The Table

Butterfly Napkin, Spring Summer Table

Welcome to the 812th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Spring! I hope you're having a great one and seeing a lot of sunny days right now! For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I'm sharing three tables from the past along with a DIY project that I think you would enjoy making for your summer gatherings with friends and family. You'll find each table (and the craft idea) linked below for details. Entertaining on the Porch with a Spring Tablescape.   Garden … [Continue Reading...]

How Did The Whimsical Animal Scarf Work Out, Plus One More Design That I Ordered

Adorable Silk Scarf with Bear, Deer and Birds, Handbag Accent

A few days ago, I shared some cute silk scarves a lovely BNOTP reader told me about. I liked them so much, I decided to buy one so I could compare it to the Hermes silk scarves I've occasionally bought in the past for my handbags and to give as gifts.   This was the first scarf I purchased. I couldn't resist all the cute animals featured on this scarf including birds, horses, deer and bears. It arrived, and I love it! It feels really nice and very … [Continue Reading...]

An 80th Birthday Celebration, Cowboy Style!

Western Cowboy Birthday Party, Centerpiece Ideas

Welcome to the 794th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Sheri's hubby, Mike, just hit a major milestone, so it was time for a big celebration! Sheri wrote," We celebrated Mike's 80th birthday in Cowboy fashion! We had a special guest, John Wayne, and enjoyed a real western hoedown day! The table was set with cowboy plates and salad bowls, and mugs for our ice tea. We enjoyed a real cowboy dinner of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and … [Continue Reading...]

Twilly-Style Silk Scarves Protect & Add A Touch Of Spring To Your Handbag & Wardrobe

Twilly Scarf for Handbag Handles

A few years back, I shared the process my friend, Teresa, used to protect the Vachetta leather on her Louis Vuitton Croisette handbag. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: How Teresa Protected the Vachetta Leather on her Beautiful LV Croisette Bag. I am crazy about the LV Croisette bag—it's so perfect for spring and summer! I read an article a while back that said Louis Vuitton created this Damier Azur print especially for  wearing during spring and summer. … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Spring Table Setting With The Most Charming Corner Ruby Bunny Collection

Welcome to the 811th Tablescape Thursday! Elena created a beautiful spring table setting this year for her family for Easter. Elena said, "I decided to use our Corner Ruby bunnies, so I pulled out a white on white vintage tablecloth thinking it might not be so busy."   The bunnies are soooo pretty! Oh my gosh, what a wonderful collection! Love them all!   Elena said, "I used the Villeroy and Boch basket chargers, but this time I placed … [Continue Reading...]

All My Favorite Must-Have Tools Gathered Into A Single Post

Favorite Screwdrivers and Cutting Pliers

Welcome to the 793rd Metamorphosis Monday! Last month, Pam left this comment on a post where I shared a photo of my tool chest in my garage. Over the years, as I've completed a few DIY projects around the house, I've gradually accumulated quite a few tools that I really enjoy using. I have too many to try and list them all in a comment, so I let Pam know I would work on a post sharing my favorites, those that I use occasionally and especially those that I use … [Continue Reading...]

March Favorites & I’m Shopping (& Loving) A Place That Two Readers Recommended

Happy weekend! I hope you're having a great one! I don't have a large amount of favorites to share from last month, but I do have something to share that I'm really excited about—more on that in just a sec. Toward the end of March, I started changing the items I carry in my handbag from my winter bag to one of my spring/summer bags. Inside a little accessory bag I always carry in my handbag, I had a very small plastic bag that contained everyday over the counter … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrating Spring Dining On The Porch & An Upcoming Eclipse-Watch Party

Spring Tablescape for Tablescape Thursday, Between Naps On The Porch

Welcome to the 810th Tablescape Thursday! It's been in the so nice and warm all this week but of course, the day I want to set a table out on the porch, it turned quite chilly with temps in the upper 50s. I didn't let that deter me, though. The porch still needs a good scrub down, I'm just waiting for pollen season to get finished. The bottle tree needs a good wash, too. Have you dived into your spring-cleaning, yet?   Though Easter has passed, I … [Continue Reading...]

A New Addition To The Porch & Some Fun April Fool’s Day Lore

Summer Porch Hutch with Bunny Rabbit Lamp

Welcome to the 792nd Metamorphosis Monday! Met Monday has fallen on April Fool's Day! I'm not much of a prankster and not that keen on having jokes pulled on me, but I received a delightful email from Norma this morning with some fun facts about how April Fool's Day sometimes plays out in France. Norma wrote: Hello Susan, I don't know if you have April Fool's day on April 1st in the U S. I suspect it is an English thing. You play a joke on someone, but can only do … [Continue Reading...]

A Charming, Whimsical Spring-Easter Table, Plus 4 Beautiful Spring Cakes for Dessert

Beautiful Spring Dinnerware with Bunnies

Welcome to the 809th Tablescape Thursday! Does March seem like it has just flown by to you? I can't believe we are almost into April! I feel like we've already had our April showers here where I live, so I'm really hoping for more sunshine this next month! I have a wonderful spring-Easter table setting to share with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday! Brenda and her wonderful hubby, Tom, collaborated together to create this beautiful table. Brenda found her … [Continue Reading...]