Big, Beautiful Magnolia Blossom for a Spring Table in Green and White

Spring Table Setting with Magnolia Centerpiece

Welcome to the 713th Tablescape Thursday! It has been so cloudy out the last few days, we've been getting some much-needed rain. Not great for picture taking but great for the trees, grass, and flowers.   I was in the mood for a fresh green and white table this week. I kept the centerpiece simple with a single magnolia blossom.   I started out with this lovely magnolia blossom last night, but it was already too dark to capture many … [Continue Reading...]

A Fantasy Mansion: Pure Escapism and What I Purchased in the Secret Sale

Penhaligon's Portrait's Museum

I'm working on a table setting for tomorrow's Tablescape Thursday, but in the meantime, I wanted to share two awesome finds I've made over the last two days. As I've been exploring the Penhaligon's website, I came across this fun, interactive Portraits Mansion/Museum.     It's a hoot with flying fish and other fantasies! If you need a bit of an escape from the worries of life today, check it out here: Portrait's Mansion and Mr. … [Continue Reading...]

I Fell Down the Most Beautifully Scented Rabbit Hole–Love this Perfume House!

Penhaligon's Perfume, The Favourite

Welcome to the 694th Metamorphosis Monday! Over the past couple of months, without even thinking about it, I've gradually switched over to wearing some of my favorite fragrances for summer. The sunny days and warmer weather just naturally make me crave lighter, brighter scents. If you wear perfume, do you find that you move toward wearing lighter fragrances this time of year? For this week's Before and After, I thought I'd share some of the perfumes I enjoy … [Continue Reading...]

It’s a Sale-on-Sale and I’m Obsessed With This Maxi Skirt

I have been in a summer shopping mood this weekend! It's been so sunny and pretty here and that always puts me in the mood to pickup a few new summer clothes. Talbots is having an awesome sale on just about everything! I notice the sizes are going quickly right now on the "sale-on-sale" items. This top was already on sale and now it's an additional 40% off. Last time I looked, they still have it available in XS, Small, and Medium. I love it! You'll find it on … [Continue Reading...]

So Many Beautiful Lamps from One of My Favorite Local Designers!

If you've been reading BNOTP for a bit, you probably know I'm a completely lamp-obsessed woman. My living room alone contains 7 lamps. Five are visible in this view and there are two more on the bookcases to the left but not visible in the photo. I love lamps almost as much as I love handbags. Almost.   I'm definitely not a fan of overhead lighting. If overhead lighting is dim, it has a tendency to dull down the beauty of a room. If it's really … [Continue Reading...]

Blue and White Table Setting for Mother’s Day & It’s Super Budget-Friendly

Welcome to the 712th Tablescape Thursday! Sheri put together a beautiful blue and white Mother's Day table this year. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations in decorating and in table settings! Sheri said, "I call this my "bargain table". The tablecloth is from Walmart and is from Pioneer Woman's collection. I love blue!"   Sheri said, "The napkins are from Tuesday Morning years ago and I love the flower theme … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing!

It's time, time to go antiquing! Grab your water bottle, and your bag, and let's go! We're headed off to the Marietta Antique Mall for this antiquing excursion! Trunk Coffee Table: $250. In the first booth I entered, I came across this really cute coffee table designed to look like a suitcase or trunk. It would be so cute almost anywhere but I could really see it in a vacation home or a lake house.   The Prodigal: $189. I've really started noticing … [Continue Reading...]

Peloton Bike: Add a Handlebars Adjuster to Move the Handlebars Closer

Remove Peloton Handlebar, Monitor to Install Handlebar Adjuster

Welcome to the 694th Metamorphosis Monday! I have a dressing room right off of my master bedroom. Many years ago that room was a 5th bedroom but the first owners of my home walled off the door in the hallway to that room and cut a big opening in the master bedroom wall into that bedroom next door.   I sometimes wonder if when I move one day, if the future owners of this home will turn that room back into a bedroom. Probably not since it gives the … [Continue Reading...]

Delicious Chicken Pueblo Soup Recipe: Make a Big Pot Because It’s That Good!

Best Pueblo Chicken Soup Recipe

My friend, Linda, is a wonderful cook! I've shared a couple of her recipes here on the blog in the past and they are always a big hit. You'll find those underneath the "Recipe" category HERE at the top of the blog's Home page. Recently, while traveling to Waco, Texas, Linda and hubby, Ben, stopped at a restaurant for dinner. During the course of their meal they had a delicious chicken soup that they enjoyed so much, once they were back home Linda decided to make … [Continue Reading...]

Royal Horticultural Society’s Applebee Dinnerware, A Springtime Luncheon with Friends

Spring Luncheon, Royal Horticultural Society, Applebee Collection

Welcome to the 711th Tablescape Thursday! What better way to kick off spring than gathering together with good friends!   Norma, who lives in the beautiful countryside of France, recently had friends over for a lovely springtime luncheon. For this luncheon, she covered her table with a lovely hand-embroidered cloth with the Spring flowers out over the table. Norma said, "I have had it for about 25 years and I found it in a second-hand … [Continue Reading...]