4th of July Poolside Celebration In The Cool Shade Of A Fabulous Backyard Pavillion

4th of July Centerpiece with Lanterns, Flags and Flowers

Welcome to the 821st Tablescape Thursday! Imagine having a wonderful pavilion for dining poolside during the summer months, then imagine decorating it for the 4th of July! Elena has set a fabulous patriotic table setting for the 4th, and we are invited! Elena shared a funny story. She said, "When our kids were little, we would have a huge Fourth of July party every summer. Bands would play and I made tons of salads and baked goods. We barbecued all kinds of … [Continue Reading...]

A Few Bathroom Updates & Cute Daisy Towels

Daisy Towels

I'm back home in Georgia, arrived late yesterday afternoon. The painters arrived bright and early this morning. There's been lots of pressuring washing going on, the actual painting outside will start tomorrow. I'm not doing a color change, just refreshing the exterior paint in the areas that are painted. During my time in Ohio, you know I had to make a few visits to my favorite grocery store, Dorothy Lane Market. (Read my previous post about DLM here: Dorothy … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful, Affordable, Comfy Bed & Mattress, Plus, A Special Secret Storage Space

Pretty Cottage Bedding, Laura Ashley

Welcome to the 803rd Metamorphosis Monday! If you've been following along, you may remember that the closing on the Dollhouse took place on the 30th of May. The sellers had asked to stay through the 14th, but they ended up moving out on the 8th, except for a few items that they came back for over the following week. They graciously allowed me access to the house a bit earlier, which worked out great since I will need to get back to the house in Georgia very … [Continue Reading...]

More Dollhouse Adventures, Including Trapping Myself In One Of The Rooms!

It feels like I've been working on projects inside the house for weeks and weeks, when in reality I've only had access to the Dollhouse about a week. I'll be sharing the temporary sleeping quarters I've created for this week's Met Monday. Over the past week, when I haven't been building something, taking boxes to the nearby recycling center, meeting with internet installers, electricians, plumbers, landscapers, or plantation shutter reps, I've been shopping for … [Continue Reading...]

Whirlwind Week!

Welcome to the 820th Tablescape Thursday! It has been a whirlwind week! I've been in non-stop motion and every muscle in my body is aching. I just spent the morning with an electrician who is making repairs and updates, which is why this post is going up now. There's so much I'd like to share, but none of it is table-related, but I'll be sharing a lot of updates very soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the wonderful tables you'll find linked below for this week's … [Continue Reading...]

Setting Up My New Office & Playing In The Dining Room

Welcome to the 802nd Metamorphosis Monday! So much has happened over the past week since the closing on May 30th. I wish now I had kept a diary of sorts, detailing each day. At the end of each day, I fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow, but if you were to ask me what I did that day, I'm not sure I could remember half of it. I've been in almost constant motion since arriving in Ohio. Things are going great, except I made one big goof. You may remember … [Continue Reading...]

So Many “May” Favorites To Share, Including A Few Surprises!

Oh my goodness, I am all over the place with my shopping finds this past month! But that's kinda how my life is right now during this big transition period. So I have quite a variety of goodies to share for my monthly favorites. After I arrived here in Ohio for the closing on the new house that I have affectionately dubbed the "Dollhouse" because of all its whimsical "dollhouse-like" features, I realized I had forgotten to bring a nail file with me on this trip. I … [Continue Reading...]

I’m An Airbus Beluga, Awaiting Clearance To Land!

Welcome to the 819th Tablescape Thursday, and welcome to my holding pattern. I'm a big ole 747 Freighter circling around and around the airport. Or, maybe I'm an Airbus Beluga XL (love how those look!) circling and circling patiently (or, not so patiently) for clearance to land.   Well, at least that's how it feels. Everywhere I look here in my son/DIL's guest bedroom, I'm surrounded by boxes, really big boxes. I've been buying a few things—things … [Continue Reading...]

A Very Special Mother’s Day Gift

Commissioned Painting of Home, Wintertime

Last year for Christmas, my sweet, thoughtful daughter-in-love, Nancy, gave me a beautiful painting of my home that she had commissioned from a local artist. At the time, neither of us knew I would possibly be moving to Ohio the following year.   Though I haven't yet chosen a frame for it, the painting has been hanging on the wall in my living room, and I love seeing it there whenever I'm in that room or walking through on my way upstairs. I'm not at … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Tour the Basement, Bedrooms, Baths and Gardens In The Home I Just Purchased

Beautiful Room Over Garage

Welcome to the 801st Metamorphosis Monday! When I last left you on Saturday, we had just taken a tour of the downstairs part of the home that I recently purchased. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: Not Going To Make You Wait—Let's Go Inside The Home I Just Bought.   Before we head upstairs, let's go downstairs and check out the basement.   You may remember from my previous post about this home that it was built in 1938. The … [Continue Reading...]