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How to Make Whimsical, Floating Teacups for an Alice in Wonderland Party

Whimsical Floating Teacup Decoration

Welcome to the 638th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! A few weeks back I shared this wonderful table setting Elena created for her daughter's birthday. Elena went with a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme, a favorite of her daughter's.   As part of the decorations, Elena created these beautiful, magical floating teacups.   Every birthday celebration needs a bit of whimsy and a touch of … [Continue Reading...]

Creating a Pretty, Little Beverage Station for My Home Office

Pretty, Blue Martini Glass

Do you ever read blogs on the weekends or do you mainly just read doing the week? I often post on the weekend so was just wondering if you like to get a blog post in your Inbox on the weekend.  (Pssst: If you haven't already, subscribe to get an email whenever I post here: Subscribe for Post Updates. It's completely free and will let you know when a new post is up with a link to the blog.) A few months back, I added this cute, blue mini-fridge to my home office. … [Continue Reading...]

Tulips and Butterflies: Entertaining on the Porch with a Spring Tablescape

Tulip Centerpiece, Spring Tablescape

Welcome to the 655th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! It's been so pretty and sunny all week, including this morning. But wouldn't you know, just as I was finishing this table setting today, it turned quite dark out. It looked more like 8:00 at night than 3:00 in the afternoon. I'm not complaining, though. We did get a nice bit of rain and we really needed it.  So, though we have a  somewhat gloomy backdrop for … [Continue Reading...]

2 Great Ways to Hide Those Unattractive, Metal Swing Chains

How to Cover or Hide Swing Chains

Recently when I shared how I've decorated the porch for spring, I received an email asking about the covers I have over the chains of the porch swing.   You got a closer view of them in this photo showing the large egg wreath I hung on the porch for Easter.   I've written a couple of posts over the years sharing in more detail about these covers which are really just electrical cord covers I found in Hobby Lobby many years … [Continue Reading...]

The Most Beautiful Vignette–So Much Inspiration!

Gorgeous Faux Tulips

I love, love, love when I get an email from a lovely BNOTP reader letting me know that something I have suggested has worked well in their home, too! That makes me so happy! Recently, after sharing my spring porch makeover where I mentioned how much I was loving these realistic-looking, faux tulips, I received an email from Sam.   Sam said, "Once again your recommendation was spot on! These faux tulips are amazing! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad … [Continue Reading...]

Build the Porch of Your Dreams

Welcome to the 637th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Porch season is almost year-round here in the south. If you live further north and design your porch with a fireplace, you may even be able to enjoy some time on the porch during the wintertime. The design of my screened porch was kinda serendipitous, coming together after several months of talking with contractors and pouring through a ton of "porch" … [Continue Reading...]

March Favorites, Update on the Curling Shirt Issue & Adorable Spoons I’ve Ordered

Happy Weekend! I'm popping in today to share a few of my favorites from the month of March. As always, this is an eclectic mix and I hope you find these helpful. One night recently, we had a power outage. Fortunately, it didn't last very long but when it happened, I was so thankful for these little emergency lights that I have plugged in all throughout my home. The second the power went out, they immediately turned on lighting up all the hallways and rooms. I … [Continue Reading...]

A Delightful Alice in Wonderland, Cheshire-Cat-Themed Birthday Celebration

Cheshire Cat Plates for Alice in Wonderland Table Setting

Welcome to the 654th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Last week I shared a delightful, whimsical Alice in Wonderland table setting Elena created in celebration of her daughter's birthday.   There were little ones present at this birthday celebration, too, so Elena set the cutest table for the kiddos going with a Cheshire Cat theme.   The Cheshire Cat is one of my favorite … [Continue Reading...]

Fanciful, Enchanting Decorations for an Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

On this past Tablescape Thursday, I shared a whimsical Alice in Wonderland table Elena created in celebration of her daughter's birthday. If you missed seeing that enchanting tablescape, you'll find it here: Alice in Wonderland Birthday Celebration Table Setting.   In that post, I also shared the festive way Elena decorated her sideboard for the party.   I didn't get a chance to share all of Elena's decorations for the party last week … [Continue Reading...]

A Screened Porch and Hutch Decorated for Spring and Easter

Springtime Porch

Welcome to the 636th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Happy Spring! Happy Easter! It was so pretty here this weekend, I couldn't resist playing a bit on the porch. We're in the height of pollen season now so I gave the porch a good cleaning before decorating it for spring and Easter. Hope you enjoy this little porch makeover!   I love tulips, they are such pretty flowers! Unfortunately, they do not grow well … [Continue Reading...]