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Fanciful, Enchanting Decorations for an Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

On this past Tablescape Thursday, I shared a whimsical Alice in Wonderland table Elena created in celebration of her daughter's birthday. If you missed seeing that enchanting tablescape, you'll find it here: Alice in Wonderland Birthday Celebration Table Setting.   In that post, I also shared the festive way Elena decorated her sideboard for the party.   I didn't get a chance to share all of Elena's decorations for the party last week … [Continue Reading...]

A Screened Porch and Hutch Decorated for Spring and Easter

Springtime Porch

Welcome to the 636th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Happy Spring! Happy Easter! It was so pretty here this weekend, I couldn't resist playing a bit on the porch. We're in the height of pollen season now so I gave the porch a good cleaning before decorating it for spring and Easter. Hope you enjoy this little porch makeover!   I love tulips, they are such pretty flowers! Unfortunately, they do not grow well … [Continue Reading...]

A Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Featuring Singing-Talking Flowers from the Garden

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party with Talking Flowers

Welcome to the 653rd Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Almost 5 years ago, I posted this delightful table created by Elena, a lovely reader, now friend, of BNOTP. (View that previous table here: Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Party.)   Elena has done it again! Recently, she created a wonderful, whimsical table for her daughter's birthday celebration and the beautiful centerpiece of the table … [Continue Reading...]

4 Cheerful Ensembles for Spring and Summer

Pink Bon Bon Earrings, Pink Converse Sneakers, Pink Bow Hat

I love wearing casual dresses during the spring and summer months because they are so comfortable and cool for our hot, humid days. A dress that I purchased last year and really enjoyed wearing was this Lilly Pulitzer dress below called the Ophelia Swing Dress. I love the patterns Lilly P designs for their clothing so was happy to discover last year that they are now making some of their dresses a bit longer. In the past, it seemed that most of their styles were … [Continue Reading...]

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...]