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Adorable Bunny Napkin Fold: So Easy and Fast to Make!

Bunny Napkin Fold

Welcome to the 635th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! I have the cutest bunny napkin fold to share with you! I remember seeing a similar fold years ago somewhere and last night I decided to see if I could recreate it from memory.   This has to be the easiest, fastest napkin fold to make! Seriously! It is so easy and takes just a few seconds to make. For this napkin fold, you'll need a square napkin of your … [Continue Reading...]

A New Way I’ve Found for Storing Silver or Silverplate to Slow or Prevent Tarnishing

A couple of months back I shared this wintery-themed table setting for Tablescape Thursday. The centerpiece for this table setting was two silverplate ornament trees purchased from Ross Simon around 20-25 years ago.   View this table in detail in this previous post: A Beautiful Bird-Themed China Pattern for Wintertime.   Since the ornament trees are silverplate, they have a tendency to tarnish easily. Not wanting to polish them every … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrating Spring and Easter in Soft, Subtle Shades of Tan, Beige and Cream

Bunnies in a Spring Table in Neutral Colors with Gold and Silver Accents

Welcome to the 652nd Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! A few months back Diann, a lovely BNOTP reader, shared some photos with me of an adorable table setting she put together for Easter last year. With Easter just a couple of weeks away, I've been looking forward to sharing it for Tablescape Thursday.   This table isn't exactly your typical spring/Easter table. Diann added something to her … [Continue Reading...]

Spring Smiles, Favorite Summer Dresses & Need Sewing Advice for a Problem Shirt

Happy Spring! I hope you seeing some nice weather, it's so pretty here right now. Remember the flowers I used recently in a table setting? The lilies are starting to open and they are sooo pretty!   The birds are pretty happy with our spring weather. I glanced out the window of the dressing room upstairs a few days ago and saw this handsome fella perched on the roof of the front porch. I have a feeling the bluebirds are nesting in the dovecote that's … [Continue Reading...]

A Salvaged Mirror Becomes a Memory-Filled Travel Bulletin Board

Convert Old Mirror into Picture Board

Welcome to the 634th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! A few days ago I was chatting in the comments with Cyndi, a lovely BNOTP reader, and now friend, about how much we were looking forward to traveling again in the future. Cyndi mentioned she was so looking forward to it, she had created a “travel bulletin board for posting snapshots of former vacations to remember the good times and to encourage myself that we will get to … [Continue Reading...]

February Favorites & Beautiful Spring Pillows I’m Eyeing for the Porch

Easter Spring Pillow Covers

Happy spring! I realized earlier today that I haven't shared my February Favorites, so wanted to do that before we got too much further into March. The weather here has been so beautiful! We've had some early spring rains, but we needed it so I'm not complaining. I hope you are seeing spring weather or at least hints of spring where you live. A little less than a week ago I shared how I had decorated my screened porch for St. Patrick's Day. If you missed that … [Continue Reading...]

Mischievous Bunnies in a Spring Garden

Green White Gingham Napkins, Green Bamboo Flatware, Spring Table Setting

Welcome to the 651st Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! This Saturday will be the official first day of spring! I know we may have some chilly days still ahead, but I can't help but get excited that spring is almost here! This week I put together a lighthearted table that would work well for spring or for Easter.   I've been looking forward to using this bunny vase I purchased recently in a spring … [Continue Reading...]

A Mini Shopping Haul: What I Found Today in Marshalls

I ventured out today for a bit of shopping. Actually, I was out running an errand to pick up some flowers and decided to stop into Marshalls since this is the time of year they often get in really cute spring decor goodies. I picked up these two pillar candle holders with the idea of using them in a future Halloween table setting. Or, they would work great on a sideboard or chest when decorating for Halloween.   They looked just the right amount of … [Continue Reading...]

St. Patty’s Celebration with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Ginger Shamrock Shortbread & Irish Whiskey Bars

Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Tea Cakes, Desserts for Tea Party

For this past Tablescape Thursday, I shared a beautiful tea party Selma hosted for the staff at the specialty vet clinic that cares for her sweet kitties. Selma humorously called her party a St. Catrick's Day party since the clinic is just cats. Selma set two tables for the occasion, one in her dining and one in her living room.   If you missed seeing the table she set in her dining room, you'll find it in this post: A St. Patrick's Day  … [Continue Reading...]

A St. Patrick’s Day Porch: Fun Ideas for Decorating Your Porch for St. Patrick’s Day!

Whimsical Decorations for St. Patrick's Day

Welcome to the 633rd Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! We've been having the most amazing weather over the last few weeks. It was 78° out on the porch today and I couldn't wait to get out there and play a little. I turned on the fans overhead--love those soft breezes.   After a bit of cleaning and sprucing, I began adding a few touches for St. Patrick's Day.   Mr. Leprechaun had to make his annual … [Continue Reading...]