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A Spring-Easter Table Setting and Beautiful Inspiration for Your Spring Decor

Bunny Vase, Easter Decorations

Welcome to the 596th Tablescape Thursday! We are in monsoon season here in the Atlanta area. Seriously! I'm surprised all the trees in my yard haven't fallen over from being water-logged. If you're in monsoon season where you live, too, this is the perfect time to stay inside, snuggle by a warm fire and start planning for those spring gatherings and parties. The first day of spring is just a month away (Yay!) and Easter is still a couple of months out, but … [Continue Reading...]

January Favorites & My Absolute Favorite Cozy, Warm Shoes for Indoors

Bluebirds Eating Mealworms on a Snowy Winter Day

Definitely one of my most favorite purchases during the month of January was a new pair of Ugg boots. I love wearing Uggs inside, especially when I'm working at my desk because they keep my feet sooo warm. And if your feet are warm, that's half the battle to staying warm all over, at least it is for me. I had a pair of pink Uggs I purchased a year or so ago, but shortly after I purchased them, they began to look dirty. I was stumped as to why until I realized my … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day (and All the Holidays) with a Decorated Tree Year-Round

Beautiful Valentine's Day Tree

Welcome to the 577th Metamorphosis Monday! Many years ago, I used to race to get my Christmas tree down before the strike of midnight on New Year's Eve. Growing up here in the south, I used to hear folks say, "It's bad luck to keep your tree up beyond New Year's Eve." Pshaw! Who started that rumor anyway? lol Now I leave my tree up well beyond New Year's and I'm always sad when it's time to take it down. My friend, Marie, has a white tree in her breakfast … [Continue Reading...]

An Awesome President’s Day Sale & Some Great Transition Pieces Going Into Spring

I've been waiting for the end of season sales to kick in and they have! On top of that, there are some awesome President's Day sales going on right now. Wait until you see the discounts, I was shocked by how great they are, so many of the things I like are close to 75%  off! For example, this adorable polka dot shirt was $44.50 and now it's only $11.99! You'll find it on sale here: Polka Dot Shirt. I think I'm going to order that one, I love polka dots and that … [Continue Reading...]

A Woodland-Themed Valentine’s Day Table—Not Your Usual Valentine’s Day Table

Venetian Glass Mirror reflecting chandelier

Welcome to the 595th Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate to place this week's tablescape here in my very red dining room. lol   This table is not your usual Valentine's Day table.   But there are definitely some red hearts here and there.   The idea for this table popped into my head a few weeks ago when I came across these adorable deer plates I had purchased in Pier 1 … [Continue Reading...]

Hidden Away at the End of the Lane…

To date, the best historic home tour that I've ever taken (and I've taken a lot!) was a ramble (that's what they call them) I took with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation to Newnan, Georgia. I've never seen so many beautiful old homes in a single day as we did on that trip. I'm used to historic home tours where there's one or two knock-your-socks-off homes on the tour, along with 3 or 4 other interesting homes, but this was the first tour I've ever taken … [Continue Reading...]

A Handbag Before & After, A New Book & A Bit of Whimsy for Valentine’s Day

Champagne Please, Pink Service Bell

Welcome to the 576th Metamorphosis Monday! Since I didn't have a home-related Before and After to share today for this week's Met Monday, I had planned to post a beautiful home tour. At the last minute I remembered a small, yet dramatic, Before and After I recently shared at Under Moonlight and Magnolias on Instagram that I thought you might find interesting. When I first purchased this Prada wicker basket bag a couple of years ago, it came with this silly … [Continue Reading...]

What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day, Plus a Couple of Ideas for the Guys

House of Sillage Lipstick Cases in a Rainbow of Colors

Forget the flowers and the chocolates, I love a gift for Valentine's Day that truly lasts, not one that's consumable or will wilt within a few days. Today I'm sharing a few of my faves that I think any woman would love getting either from her sweetheart (or for herself) on Valentine's Day. I'm also sharing a couple of ideas for the guys because they deserve a special gift on Valentine's Day, too! For the last year or so I've become obsessed with these gorgeous … [Continue Reading...]

Valentine’s Day, Easter & Spring Dinnerware Shopping, Plus a Sneak Preview for Next Christmas

Welcome to the 594th Tablescape Thursday! In yesterday's post, I shared this photo of some adorable Grinch salad plates I missed when they were available in store but was luckily able to find a few on eBay. After missing those, I decided to stop into some of my fave dish stores to see what they  currently have in for Valentine's Day and Easter.   But before we go shopping for Valentine's Day and Easter/Spring, I couldn't resist sharing some ideas I … [Continue Reading...]

What I Brought Back From Egypt and Other Random Bits of Fun

Cartouche Necklace, Souvenir

I'm always saving photos of neat things to share with you, but sometimes I never get around to including them in a post. Sometimes it's just a single photo or a little idea, so not quite enough to create a whole post about. Today, I've pulled a bunch of those little moments/ideas together. We'll be jumping all over the place in this post so there should be something fun or interesting in here for everyone. To start with, I wanted to share this screen capture I … [Continue Reading...]