Flatware Storage, Delivery Fails and Invisible Splinters

Welcome to the 441st Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great one! Mine was really good, though it started out a bit discouraging. On Friday I was expecting the delivery of one of each of the cabinets pictured below. I've ordered two of the cabinets shown in the photo on the right below, let's call it the "drawer cabinet" for the sake of this post since it has drawers. And I've ordered four of the cabinet on the left, which I'll refer to … [Continue Reading...]

A Breakfast Brunch with Good Friends

Figural Chicken Plate, Jacques Pepin

Welcome to the 459th Tablescape Thursday! In 2000, Martha tore down an old rotting screened porch and replaced it with a 4-season sunroom. Martha said, "It is my refuge! I like to set tables out there when I can and eat where we can hear the fountain and look at the flowers." Martha's sunroom is the perfect spot for entertaining. Martha said, "Recently, I had my supper club over for a brunch. My supper club has been meeting once a month for 34 years! We all … [Continue Reading...]

Stacks of Dishes, An Unwanted Visitor and A New Accent Piece For the Garden

Lazy Hill Bird Feeder with Dish for Mealworms or Seed

It's utter chaos at my house right now. I'm in the "has-to-get-worse-before-it-can-get-better" stage of reworking my dish storage. I've been pulling out all the dishes, chargers, etc... that I think I will want to store in the new cabinets that I've ordered. (Sorry about the dark photo, took this very early this morning.)   If you missed that post about the cabinets, you'll find it here: Attractive Storage Cabinets for Home, Garage or … [Continue Reading...]

Attractive Storage Cabinets for Home, Garage or Basement

Cabinet Storage for Home, Garage, Office, Basement

Welcome to the 440th Metamorphosis Monday! Around a year ago I shared a post about five projects I had thought about doing in my home some day, but for various reasons figured I never would. (Read that post here: 5 Projects I Want To Do In My Home, But Probably Never Will.) I guess I should never say never because I did add a small refrigerator to the upstairs part of my home and now it looks like I may follow through on a second project by adding some … [Continue Reading...]

Limelight Hydrangeas in Bloom and Sweet Visitors To The Porch

Standard Limelight Hydrangeas Blooming

Just popping in this Sunday afternoon with a quick post...a couple of random things that are going on right now that I thought you might enjoy. You may remember last year I purchased a Limelight Hydrangea to go in front when I was landscaping the front yard with boxwood shrubs. I already had one of these tree form hydrangeas but decided I wanted one on each side of the front porch. This photo is from last year right after I had placed it in a large planter in … [Continue Reading...]

Fashion Favorites On Sale and 3 BNOTP Friends Join Me in Ireland!

J. Mclaughlin Circular Round Wicker Bag

Oh, my gosh, I have some exciting news to share! Three Between Naps On The Porch friends are joining me on the Ireland trip planned for the end of August! So excited! Teresa joined me on a previous trip to Holland and Belgium. We had a blast and became fast friends. We've stayed in touch and are always tempting each other with trips we find or hear about.   Teresa booked the Ireland trip, as did Jane, another BNOTP reader who emailed to say she and … [Continue Reading...]

Sunflower Centerpiece for a 4th of July Table Setting

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine Sign for Porch

Welcome to the 458th Tablescape Thursday! We've been having the most beautiful weather lately, perfect for setting a table out on the porch.   Today's table is all about sunflowers, well--the 4th of July AND sunflowers! :)   I always love using Sakura Warren Kimble flag dinnerware for 4th of July tablescapes. Really it's good for any time of the year but it's especially fun to use for a patriotic holiday.   I loosely … [Continue Reading...]

4th of July Crafts, Recipes, Table Settings and Decorating Ideas

4th of July Decorating Ideas

With the 4th of July weekend coming up, I know a bunch of us are in full swing getting ready for cook-outs and celebrations. There are tons of crafts, recipes, table settings and decorating ideas here at BNOTP just a few clicks away, but sometimes it can be a bit tricky knowing where to find them. I came up with an idea today that I hope you'll find helpful. So here's what I did: I took screen captures that show all the 4th of July/patriotic posts here at BNOTP, … [Continue Reading...]