These Shoppes Are Still Promising Delivery by Christmas

It's 4 days before Christmas and if you are still shopping online for gifts, these are my favorite shops that are still saying they can get your gifts to you before Christmas. Talbots has a sitewide 40% sale going on right now.   They are promising delivery by the 24th for all orders placed by 2:00 PM today. You'll find the sale here: Talbots.   Ralph Lauren is advertising 2-Day Delivery on all orders received by 3 PM Tomorrow. Check … [Continue Reading...]

The Magic of Christmas Lights, Truly Enchanting!

Enjoy a Nightime Swim at Christmastime

Welcome to the 673rd Metamorphosis Monday! My friend, Teresa, and I have had some fun adventures over the past few years, including a trip to Egypt that I don't think either of us will soon forget.   Sadly, we live many states apart but recently we were able to spend a week together at her beautiful home.   Teresa and her hubby, Frank, have their home beautifully lit for Christmas this year. It looks … [Continue Reading...]

Awesome Stocking Stuffers & Gift Ideas, Plus I’m Crazy About My New Floor Lamp!

New Floor Lamp for Upstairs Living Room

Happy Weekend! I bet you are busier right now than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! I hope this post helps with the last-minute rush for gifts and stocking stuffers. But first...how about a bit of decorating! Recently, I shared a new update to my bedroom. I finally got around to adding draperies to the windows, something I've wanted to do for a very long time. During that process, I ended up replacing the more modern floor lamp I had in this … [Continue Reading...]

2 Beautiful Tables, A Snowy Christmas Mantel & A Lovely Hand-crafted Church

Beautiful Snowy Winter Themed Mantel

Welcome to the 690th Tablescape Thursday! Jackie shared her beautiful Thanksgiving table just after Thanksgiving. It was so pretty, I couldn't wait another whole year to share it with you!   Being a Thanksgiving table, Jackie went with a color scheme in beautiful autumn browns, reds, creams, and deep greens for this tablescape.   Of course, being Thanksgiving, there had to be a sassy turkey strutting his stuff down the center of the … [Continue Reading...]

So, You’re Not Going To Believe What I Just Ordered!

Beautiful Display Case for LEGO Home Alone House

Initially, I tried to resist, but in the end, it was futile! Soooo, a month or so back I tripped across this new, just-out LEGO set while shopping for Christmas gifts online. These days, I never look at LEGO sets unless I'm specifically shopping for a gift for one of my grandsons. I used to buy them all the time for their dad who loved them as much as they do now. This new set caught my eye because it features one of my favorite movie houses (if not my favorite) … [Continue Reading...]

Wow! Amazing the Transformation Curtains/Drapes Can Make in a Room!

Velvet Drapes for the Bedroom

Welcome to the 672nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday Morning! I hope your weekend was amazing! This past week I've been working here in the bedroom.   After adding this Charles Pinson Giclee painting over the bed recently and seeing the way it really transformed how this room looked and felt, it got me motivated to make another change in this space that I've thought about doing for many years--the addition of fabric window treatments. I already … [Continue Reading...]

A Small Upgrade That Functions Better & Looks More Professional

Coming up back Staircase, Upstairs Living Room

I made a very small change recently here in the upstairs family room and thought I'd share it in case you have a need for something similar. A while back I shared a new lamp I had just purchased for this room.   You can see the new lamp there on the left atop the old, book-bound Macon Telegraph newspapers my sister, Glenda, gave me many, many years ago. To read more about the new lamp and how Glenda came to collect these very old, bound newspapers, … [Continue Reading...]

All The Things! A Gift Giving Guide for Christmas & the Holidays

How's your Christmas/Holiday shopping going? If you're struggling a bit or looking for some last-minute items, here are some of my favorites. You hear me rave about L.L. Bean's Wicked Good Slippers allll the time because my son and daughter are always asking for these when their birthday or Christmas rolls around. They are crazy about them! They come in a ton of different styles.   This is the style my son prefers (below) and my daughter-in-law … [Continue Reading...]

Toy’s Delight, A Fantasy Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table with Toy Centerpiece

Welcome to the 689th Tablescape Thursday! Merry Christmas! I hope your December is going amazing and is not too stressful. I had a rather stressful day yesterday involving a delivery gone very wrong--can share more on that later in case you're interested, so this table didn't get set until very late last night. Some of the photos were taken last night but I was also able to snap a few this morning. I love it when I can take pictures in natural light since those … [Continue Reading...]

November Favorites & One of These May Surprise You

Arriving Home by James Farmer

Any post sharing my favorites for this past month has to include the cute Chickadee and Pine Flannel Sheets I tripped across a few weeks back. After they arrived and I saw how nice they were, I immediately ordered another set. Love 'em! If you need a cozy, heavy-weight flannel sheet for your winter bed, you'll find these here: Chickadee and Pine Organic-Cotton Flannel Bedding. Of course, this beautiful, nostalgic giclee painting of the historic Governor's … [Continue Reading...]