Garage Nesting Doves, An Albino Squirrel and So Many Spring Goodies

Yacht Tumbler, Bankruptcy Starter Kit

Welcome to the 688th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Week! I hope your week is off to a great start! I just returned from visiting family in Ohio. It was a wonderful visit, so wish we didn't live so far away from each other. While I was there, we had some return visitors. Every year, a pair of Mourning Doves return to nest on the top shelf of a storage shelf in the garage. This is their 3rd year returning to this spot. My son tries to discourage them by … [Continue Reading...]

Elegant Spring Table with a Hand-Crafted Centerpiece & a Nod to the Gilmore Girls

Spring Table Setting, Pink and White Floral Centerpiece

Welcome to the 705th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I received an email from a lovely BNOTP reader. Sheri said, "I just created a Spring tablescape for my dining room that I thought I would share with you. It all started with the candle in the centerpiece. A sweet, dear young friend won a silent auction of a bag of goodies that were "Gilmore Girls" themed. She knows I am a HUGE fan and she bid on it and gave it to me. The candle says, "A thousand yellow daisies", … [Continue Reading...]

The One Item I Never Travel Without–Worth Its Weight in Gold!

It's spring break time for many families right now, including my grandsons. In my area, spring break starts next week. Do you have plans to travel for spring break or this summer? After the last few years of everyone staying home so much, I have a feeling this is going to be a huge summer for travel. If you've been reading BNOTP for a bit, you know I love a beautiful handbag, especially wicker bags for summer. But when it comes to travel, my priorities and the … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Spring-Summer Fashions Sale & A Sunhat that Packs Beautifully for Travel

Love this time of year for shopping the sales! My favorite shops are having some great end-of-winter sales and new-season sales. I left warm 60-70 degree weather for freezing cold Ohio, so I'm craving some spring weather and spring fashions right now! Before we dive into the beautiful spring fashions, here's a great fall-winter find I couldn't leave out. This plush puffer jacket was originally $178 and is now on sale for $49.99 in one of my favorite online … [Continue Reading...]

Coming Updates for the Screened Porch, Along with the Master & Hall Baths

Build a Screened Porch

Welcome to the 687th Metamorphosis Monday! I was hoping for this week's Met Monday, I'd be able to share the two screened doors I had custom-made a couple of years back, installed out on the porch. Unfortunately, when the contractor and his crew arrived to install the doors, we discovered the doors were a tiny bit too snug for the openings.     When I ordered the doors, I had measured the openings exactly down to the 16th of an inch for the … [Continue Reading...]

Antique Bavarian China in a Beautiful Candlelight Table Setting

Hand-Painted Bavarian Tirschenreuth in St. Patrick's Day Table

Welcome to the 704th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick's Day was a week ago but I couldn't wait all the way until next year to share a beautiful table setting Warren created and shared with me just a few days ago. Warren put this beautiful table setting together for a recent family gathering. Warren said, "Recently, eleven members of our family gathered to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with our traditional buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda … [Continue Reading...]

An Easy Way to Store and Display Your Summer and Winter Scarves

Handbag Storage, Hermes Twilly Storage

Welcome to the 686th Metamorphosis Monday! Do you love wearing a scarf--a woolly warm scarf for winter, or an airy, bright scarf in the spring or summer? My winter scarves tend to get worn a lot more than my summer ones, probably because this girl can't stand being cold for even a minute. lol I think I would wear my summer scarves a lot more if I had them displayed in my closet where I could actually see them more easily, instead of tucked down at one end of the … [Continue Reading...]

Steaming Wrinkles from Silk Scarves & Two New Pairs of Shoes

French Rose Jeans, Lilly Pulitzer Shirt, Prada Wicker Bag

A while back I shared some outfits I love to wear come summertime. With this outfit below, I shared a favorite pink wicker bag that unfortunately has canvas handles. I don't know why they chose to put canvas handles on a bag because they are inevitably going to get dirty.   In an attempt to avoid getting the handles dirty, I purchased these handle-covers on Etsy. They worked well except I've always wished they were a bit longer since they don't fully … [Continue Reading...]

Pretty Ways to Store & Display Your Favorite Dish Patterns

Decorative Way to Store and Display China

Welcome to the 703rd Tablescape Thursday! (Update: If you were interested in the Burberry Bag I shared that sold out so quickly on Tuesday, it's back in stock. I've added a link to it at the end of this post.) Happy St. Patrick's Day! Do you have anything special planned for today? I was thinking of setting a St. Patrick's Day table to share, but since I just did that last week, I thought it would be fun to do something different for this week's Tablescape … [Continue Reading...]

An Awesome Sale on the Burberry Check Cason Bumbag!

Burberry Bumbag

If you've been reading BNOTP for a while, you know I have a thing for handbags. I know handbags are not everyone's jam but I know from the emails I receive that many of you do enjoy the occasional post on that topic. If that's not your thing, though--just skip today's post. Recently I sold some of my items to Fashionphile to make way for a new-to-me bag. I hadn't planned on getting another bag so soon, but a great deal popped up that I couldn't pass up. You may … [Continue Reading...]