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Craving Cozy for This Week’s Tablescape Thursday

Candlelit Centerpiece with Deer

Welcome to the 693rd Tablescape Thursday! On a cold, dreary winter day, my mind craves cozy. I dream of warm throws in rich, jewel tones, mixed with beautiful winter plaids. A cozy cabin in the woods or the mountains would be really nice, too. Inside we would find a hot, crackling fire burning away in the big, rock fireplace.   I wanted to set a table with a candlelight centerpiece for that cozy cabin I was envisioning in my mind, but it was still … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts!

A few weeks before Christmas, I was out running errands and couldn't resist a stop by the Queen of Hearts. They had their windows so festively decorated for winter. I love it when shops do that!   So cute! Let's go inside and see what's new--or maybe I should say, what's old! lol   I really liked this lamp, just didn't care for shade. I much prefer my lamps to have either white or cream-colored shades because you get so much more light … [Continue Reading...]

It Arrived Early and I Love How It Turned Out!

Home Alone LEGO Set

Welcome to the 675th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy 2022! I hope your year is off to a great start! Before I share a fun Before and After for this week's Metamorphosis Monday, I want to say Thank-you so much for all the great suggestions and ideas you left on my recent post where I mentioned my plans to change the wall color in my bedroom. You are a wealth of information and I appreciate each and every suggestion and comment left on that post! I will definitely be … [Continue Reading...]

Ending the Year with 3 Truly Beautiful Christmas Holiday Tables

Floating Candle Table Centerpiece with Holly Berries

Welcome to the 692nd Tablescape Thursday! Though Christmas has passed, I couldn't pass up the chance to share three beautiful tables Warren set during the holidays. Warren said, "On 12/17, we held a family celebration of our son-in-law's 60th birthday. (I can hardly believe I am old enough to have a 60-year-old son-in-law!) In honor of his birthday, I set a new tablescape which I called the "Holly Berry. About a year ago, Kathie found, during one of her … [Continue Reading...]

Planning Another Big Change for My Bedroom, the Hallway, Too!

Velvet Drapes for the Bedroom

Welcome to the 674th Metamorphosis Monday! I hope you're having a great holiday season. I feel like this period between Christmas and New Years is just one long, extended holiday, a time for slowing down a bit and making plans for the coming year. Today I'm sharing one more change I have in mind for my bedroom for 2022--actually, I started planning this change last May but it's just taken me a while to get more serious about moving forward. The change I have … [Continue Reading...]

Delicious Spiced Champagne Punch: Great for Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning

Just popping in on Christmas Eve morning to suggest a really delicious champagne punch if you're looking for something to serve on Christmas Eve or with your Christmas morning breakfast or Christmas Day brunch. Note: You'll want to make it a few hours before you plan to serve it to give it a chance to cool down and to chill it before mixing in the champagne.   I often make it the day before I plan to serve it since it keeps great in the fridge. So you … [Continue Reading...]

This Magical Christmas Dinner Begins Here in the Foyer with a Very Special Memory

Christmas Table Setting in Red and White, Beautiful

Welcome to the 691st Tablescape Thursday! I have a truly beautiful table to share with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday. Jackie invited us into her home this week and before we enter the dining room, let's pause a moment to enjoy this wonderful, memory-filled centerpiece she has created for her entry table here in the foyer.   Jackie said, "This past summer, my Mom gave me my sled from when I was a child. I knew I wanted to make it a … [Continue Reading...]

A Peacock-Themed Christmas Tree & A Festive Laundry Room

Recently I shared the beautiful Christmas ornaments, Norma, a lovely BNOTP reader, painstakingly makes each year for her Christmas tree. Each year, Norma chooses a different theme/color scheme for her tree. This year she chose a Peacock them and her ornaments turned out beautifully! (To view a brief tutorial sharing how Norma makes her ornaments, check out this previous post: Handmade Christmas Ornaments Inspired by the Beautiful Colors of the … [Continue Reading...]

These Shoppes Are Still Promising Delivery by Christmas

It's 4 days before Christmas and if you are still shopping online for gifts, these are my favorite shops that are still saying they can get your gifts to you before Christmas. Talbots has a sitewide 40% sale going on right now.   They are promising delivery by the 24th for all orders placed by 2:00 PM today. You'll find the sale here: Talbots.   Ralph Lauren is advertising 2-Day Delivery on all orders received by 3 PM Tomorrow. Check … [Continue Reading...]

The Magic of Christmas Lights, Truly Enchanting!

Enjoy a Nightime Swim at Christmastime

Welcome to the 673rd Metamorphosis Monday! My friend, Teresa, and I have had some fun adventures over the past few years, including a trip to Egypt that I don't think either of us will soon forget.   Sadly, we live many states apart but recently we were able to spend a week together at her beautiful home.   Teresa and her hubby, Frank, have their home beautifully lit for Christmas this year. It looks … [Continue Reading...]