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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...]

Bunnies, Butterflies and Blossoms for Spring

Sculptural Bunny Vase with Daffodils

So, I have this thing for bunnies. This sweet bunny first appeared in a spring table setting back in 201o and ever since then, bunnies seem to always find a way into my spring tables.   Who could resist that face?!   Over the years I've continued adding to my bunny menagerie, they are great as a spring or Easter centerpiece or for any place you would like to add a bit of spring to your home.  (View this table setting in full here: … [Continue Reading...]

A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with a Twist, In Honor of a Special Kitty Clinic

Special Party Foods for St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Welcome to the 650th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Last year I shared a beautiful "Sweet 16" Birthday celebration party put together by Selma, a lovely BNOTP reader and fellow tablescape lover. Selma is definitely one of us--she loves entertaining and setting beautiful tables for her family and friends. If you missed this wonderful table below, you'll find it here: Sweet 16 Party with Fun, Jungle-Jaguar … [Continue Reading...]

Toni’s Elegant & Practical Solution to Upgrade Her Desk Space and Closet Storage

Monitor or CPU Shelf

Last year, while I was staying with family and helping with my grandsons for a couple of months, you may remember that I purchased a desk to work at while I was there. I actually purchased a couple of desks during that time. The first one turned out to be a bit too shallow for my needs so I ended up purchasing a second one. My daughter-in-law and l were both desk shopping around the same time and I sent her a link to this desk, only to find out later that evening … [Continue Reading...]

My Favorite Products for the Best Shiny & Clean “Afters”

Welcome to the 632nd Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Over the last couple of weeks, I've received several emails from BNOTP readers asking about the various cleaning products I use and have mentioned loving in previous posts. Since it's almost time for some serious spring cleaning, for this week's Met Monday I'm sharing all the products I love and use in my home. These are my absolute favorites, the ones I use every day and … [Continue Reading...]

Dreaming of Travel to Faraway Places

I'm reminiscing today...dreaming and reminiscing about travel to faraway places. If you are craving a little travel excursion today, check out the following posts. (Click the title of any post to view it.) A Visit to the Giza Plateau, the Last Remaining Member of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World   Dining at Mama's Fish House in Maui, Hawaii   Tour the Belleek Pottery Factory, Beautiful Pottery Still Hand Crafted in … [Continue Reading...]

Why I Never Get Anything Done…

A recent morning... Awaken. Need to make bed.   Start to make bed but notice lint on duvet cover.   Go to closet to get lint roller, but find the buffalo-plaid, wearable blanket bought this past winter folded on top of the basket where lint rollers are stored. Oh. Yeah. Remember never got around to finding a good place to hang the blanket after returning from Ohio.   Pile blanket onto closet … [Continue Reading...]