January Favorites and How I’ve Been Passing These Cold Winter Days

I'm sooo happy right now. I just looked out the window and though it's almost 5:30 PM, it's still bright and sunny outside! That means the daylight is staying with us longer and longer each day! No wonder the birds have been so happy and singing their little hearts out today--they know spring is on its way! I'm late as usual but wanted to share the few things that made it to my "favorites" list for the month of January. Hope you find these helpful! I never, … [Continue Reading...]

Winter Table: Blue Madrid Depression Glass, Earl Grey Tea Cake & London Fog Latte

Earl Grey Tea Cake and London Fog Latte

Welcome to the 647th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Recently Phyllis, a BNOTP reader, had her cousins over for a lovely dinner. I was so excited when she shared these beautiful photos from that event and knew I had to share them for an upcoming Tablescape Thursday.   Phyllis said, "It's very much winter here in Michigan with snowflakes and icicles so that my tablescape … [Continue Reading...]

Every Year They Sell Out, But This Year I Caught Them + They’re on Sale!

Seems like every year I miss out on these! For the past few years in early spring, Talbots gets in these pretty jeans that are in the most beautiful shade of pink, and almost every year I miss out on getting a pair because they always sell out so quickly. For once, I've caught them early--plus they are on sale 30% off today in a Pop-up sale! They call this soft pink color, French Rose and it is sooo pretty! I love Talbots jeans because they make them in different … [Continue Reading...]

Kissing Booth, This Way Please!

Kissing Booth Sign, Roses and Greenery

Welcome to the 629th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Hope you had an awesome Valentine's Day yesterday! If you didn't get to spend it with a special someone, I hope you spoiled yourself and spent the day doing whatever you enjoy most! Elinda, whose lovely tables I've featured previously for Tablescape Thursday, shared some delightful photos with me yesterday of how she decorated this year for Valentine's Day. I love this … [Continue Reading...]

Sparkly Beading is the Star of this Beautiful Valentine’s Day Tablescape!

Beaded Heart Table Runner, Valentine's Day

How about one more Valentine's Day table before we head into Valentine's Day weekend! Maureen recently shared some photos of the beautiful table she has put together this year for Valentine's Day and I'm in love with all the beautiful beaded pieces she's used in her table.   Love the beaded table runner down the center, you'll see a closer photo of it a bit further down in this post. Maureen found her table runner in Pier 1. I really miss shopping in … [Continue Reading...]

Porch Dining: A Valentine’s Day Table on a Warm February Day + A Tree Update

Valentine's Day Cards as Placecards in Table Setting

Welcome to the 646th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! It was sunny and 70 degrees out on the porch yesterday! Since I stay inside hunkered down this time of year, I discovered it purely by accident when I walked outside to refill all the bird feeders. I was astonished and couldn't pass up the chance to set a table outside. It happens every year, the gift of warm weather in the dead of winter. When it happens, … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Antiques and Wonderful, One-of-a-Kind Lamps

Recently I noticed one of the lamps on my desk had become a bit wobbly. The next day I dropped it by my favorite lamp shop, Flourish Antiques, to have it repaired. David Puffer, the owner of Flourish, has his lamp shop inside the Marietta Antique Mall. To fill the time while David was repairing my lamp, I took a stroll up and down the aisles inside the mall, snapping photos of some of the beautiful antiques that caught my eye that day. There were several that I … [Continue Reading...]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Make a Valentine’s Day Garland or Banner for Your Home

Beautiful Valentine's Day Card, Vintage Style 4

Welcome to the 628th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! A few weeks ago I shared Jackie's beautiful Valentine's Day table along with her dining room all decorated for Valentine's Day. I loved the darling Valentine's Day garland/banner she had hanging in front of the window in her dining room.   You may remember these two close-up photos that I shared of her V-Day banner.   I wondered if I could … [Continue Reading...]

The Weirdest Thing, A “Shocking” Experience & How I Finally Solved It

Home Office, Pottery Barn Bedford Furniture

So I've had the weirdest thing going on the past few months. At first, I thought it was a fluke but when it wouldn't stop I had to seek out a solution. I thought it was worth sharing because 1. It strikes me as kinda funny now looking back and 2. In case you've experienced this, maybe this weird little tale and how I solved it will help somehow. Update: I'm getting a lot comments asking if it's an electrical problem in my office. It's def not that. I had an … [Continue Reading...]

3 Unexpected Valentine’s Day Tables

Valentine's Day Decorating Ideas

Welcome to the 645th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! I was feeling a little nostalgic this morning as I was looking back through some of my previous Valentine's Day table settings. If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for your upcoming Valentine's Day, you'll find all the tables I've set over the past 12 years for Valentine's Day here: Valentine's Day Table Settings. When you've been creating tables … [Continue Reading...]