A Few of My Favorite Halloween Decorating Ideas & Detailed Tutorials for Creating Them

Happy weekend to you! Are you busy decorating for fall or Halloween? I'm not doing any decorating right now because I'm having the whole house and both porches pressure washed early next week, hopefully on Tuesday if it doesn't rain. After that, the front porch will be getting a fresh coat of paint. So the most I've done so far is hang a wreath on the front door, but I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas from previous years. Before I get into today's … [Continue Reading...]

On the Porch for Halloween

Pheasant Centerpiece for a Halloween Table Setting

Welcome to the 577th Tablescape Thursday! I set this table inside, then moved the whole thing outside onto the porch. Though overcast, it was just too nice out to be cooped up inside.   I tried to explain to Mr. Pheasant that he's an autumn centerpiece better suited for Thanksgiving tables, but he wasn't having it.   He insisted on holding our Halloween bouquet of black roses and spiders for today's Tablescape Thursday. (Just noticed … [Continue Reading...]

My September Favorites, From Practical to Decorative to Whimsical

White, Green Pumpkin Wreath for an Autumn Fall Door

Just a quick post today to share a few of my favorites that I enjoyed during the month of September. Atomic Habits I shared this book in a previous post but I wanted to share it again because it's one of the few books I've read over the years that I can't get out of my mind. I purchased it on Audible and listened to it during a long road trip a while back, but I think about it almost weekly, sometimes daily. I know I'll be listening to it again because, in … [Continue Reading...]

A Cozy Autumn Winter Bed & A Big Sale Announcement

Dressing the bed for winter in plaid, flannel and tartan

Welcome to the 558th Metamorphosis Monday Happy Autumn to you! I've been playing around a little in my bedroom, changing out the summer sheets for something a bit cozier for fall.   You may remember I recently ordered these sheets to pair with my winter bedding. (Sheets are available here: Woodland Sheets.)   I've never shown my bed turned down here on the blog. Do you know what the hardest part was about creating this post? Trying … [Continue Reading...]

Halloween: Imagine Being 8 Years Old Again & Trick-or-Treating Here!


Oh, to be a child again and get to visit Marie's house at Halloween! Imagine being 8 years old and trick-or-treating here on Halloween night!   If you made it past the fire-breathing dragons...   ...with massive wings beating back and forth to scare you away...   ...would you be brave enough to walk under this guy to collect a treat? :)   Marie's home is set well back from the road, a busy road that sees a … [Continue Reading...]

A Visit to Marie’s: A Halloween Table Setting and My First Bubble Tea

Halloween Table Setting Ideas, 2019

Welcome to the 576th Tablescape Thursday! We're off to Marie's for this week's Tablescape Thursday! Marie and I got together for lunch recently and the place we were lunching was right next door to Tiny Bubbles Teatime. We stopped in for a glass of bubble tea before heading next door for lunch. It was the perfect day to dine outside, not too hot and just the nicest breeze, so we sat outside and enjoyed our tea while we awaited our lunch to be served. I … [Continue Reading...]

Tour a Beautiful 1918 Oyster Bay Cove Home with a Something’s Gotta Give Movie-House Vibe

Black White checkerboard tile floors

You may remember a few days ago when I shared this photo from the big Talbots Anniversary Sale and mentioned how the soft creams and camel colors in this outfit reminded me so much of a Ralph Lauren ad I had saved from a magazine many years ago. I kept that ad for the longest time...several years. It was just such an elegant, classic look, the type that never goes out of style. I was lamenting in that previous post that I no longer had the ad and was wishing I … [Continue Reading...]

Easiest, Fastest Way to Remove Lint and Dust from Bedding and Dust Ruffles

Tartan Bedding for Fall, Winter

Welcome to the 557th Metamorphosis Monday~ I had meant to post this weekend but unfortunately, I've been under the weather. Thankfully I'm feeling a bit better this evening so I thought I would go ahead and get tomorrow's Metamorphosis Monday post up for you now. Update: Before we get into this post, just discovered that Mr. Pheasant went on sale this weekend, 30% off! You'll find him on sale here: Pheasant.   Okay, back to our regularly … [Continue Reading...]

An Early Autumn Table Setting

Porch Dining for Fall-Autumn

Welcome to the 575th Tablescape Thursday! We're still in 80s and 90s here and everything is still beautifully green. Georgia doesn't say goodbye to summer easily or quickly, we like to savor those last warm moments of summer until autumn insists we let go.   When I bought Mr. Pheasant last week, I really had him in mind for a Thanksgiving table, but I decided to go ahead and use him right now so if you like him, he would still be available. I have … [Continue Reading...]

Touring Two Equestrian Homes and Dressing in Equestrian Style for Autumn

Equestrian Style

I've always had a love for equestrian style. I love it in home decor and I'm always drawn to it in fashion or clothing styles. You may remember when I shared one of my favorite books that features equestrian decor, collectibles, fashion, etc... in this previous post:  In the BNOTP Library: Equestrian Style.  Book below is available here: Equestrian Style.   Over the years I've also taken you along on several home tours of beautiful equestrian … [Continue Reading...]