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Thrifty Luggage for Air Travel

Briggs & Riley Under Seat Bag Many of us are looking forward to traveling again after the Covid Pandemic. Flight restrictions have eased and people are taking to the…

Thrifted Picks and Flowers

This week at the Thrift Store I found some great buys for faux flowers and holiday picks. I’ve always bought picks when I see them but faux flowers only…

Another January Thrift

Sometimes when you are thrifting you just get lucky. That’s what happened today on a trip to several thrift stores about 40 minutes away. The plate shown above was…

Thrifted French Country Tablescape

Blue and yellow is such an appealing color combination that I haven’t used in awhile so, today, we’re going a little “Thrifted French Country” in the tablescape. When I’m…

Two Flower Vignettes

Welcoming guests into your home is a privilege and offering them a beautiful entryway makes each guest feel special. Winter white in the runner shot with silver thread sets…

January Thrifting

Sometimes a visit to the Thrift Store results in a large haul and sometimes a small one. However, even a small haul can be quite valuable. The goblets above…

Start with Flowers…Valentine Tablescape

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller Love and Flowers like love and chocolate just seem like natural pairings in our modern…

Roses and Lace Vignette

Lace, roses, candle, beautiful china, crystal, silver and a single rose laid casually on a plate. What more do you need besides a good bottle of red wine to…

Just a Few Things from the Thrift Store

Thrifting is a “hit or miss” kind of activity. Sometimes you come across a lot of good items and sometimes…not. Rather than get discouraged when things seem slow, I…

Winter Display in the Hutch

There’s something about the peace of January after the activities of December that is very appealing. The color and decorations that come out for the holidays make way for…

Thrifted Winter Table Setting

Black and white is such a great combination for a table setting. Add in a little gold and you are all set. Welcome, Friends, for a look at a…

Two Quick Valentine Crafts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and gives us something to look forward to in February. I put together a couple of quick crafts to get things started. Welcome, Friends,…

Refreshing the Library

The beginning of a new year somehow brings out a desire to refresh some old spaces and spruce them up a bit. Our library is on the menu for…

First Thrift Store Shop in January

It’s January 3rd and we just returned from a few hours of Thrift Store shopping. We found a lot of interesting things…enough to take up two tables worth to…

Winter Luncheon Table Setting

Winter encourages the making of one dish meals like risotto, stew, spaghetti and soups. A Friend was coming for lunch so a Shrimp Risotto seemed like a perfect dish…

Thrifted Winter Tray

It’s the first Friday in January and I was gathering some china and books on a tray to put them away. I thought how pretty everything looked kind of…

Holiday Thrift Store Sales

Thrift Stores also hold holiday sales for their Christmas merchandise and you can pick up some great bargains. I was able to get a table full of great items…

Simple Dinner for Two + Recipe

Welcome, Friends, to 2023. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year celebrating with Friends, Family or a special Someone. We had a quiet New Year, just Hubby…

What I Found at the Thrift Store

Welcome, Friends, to a quick jaunt to the Thrift Store…the last one of 2022. Thrift stores are filled this time of year with people looking for decorations, clothes and…

A Taste of Savannah

Savannah is…a city famous for its historic area divided by picturesque squares and fashioned after the Italian city of Turin. Savannah has wonderful homes situated on beautiful squares and…

Christmas Tree Table Setting

Merry Christmas everyone and happy holidays. Christmas is only a few days away. Can you believe how quickly it has come? Today I’m setting a simple table using The…

Christmas at Biltmore with DaVinci

The Biltmore Estate at Christmas is truly an event that has to put you into the Christmas spirit. If you don’t live near Asheville, NC where the estate is…

Holiday Centerpiece from the Garden

If you need a quick centerpiece to grace your dining table or living room, gather a few greens and blooms from the garden and…Voila!…in less than half an hour…

Holiday Thrifted Luncheon Table

It’s a pleasure to gather with Friends over a simple holiday luncheon. I’m so happy you are here today to join me for this lovely little holiday luncheon tablescape.…

The Story Christmas Tree

Every family has Christmas traditions that become an integral part of their holiday celebrations. Welcome, Everyone, I am so excited that you are here today. Christmas is only a…

Thrifting in December

Welcome, Friends, I’m so happy you decided to join me for this first thrifting adventure in December. The closer it gets to Christmas the more holiday items appear in…

A Hunt Breakfast Christmas Tablescape

Don’t you love this time of year? So many beautiful table settings appear everywhere and it’s such a joy to spend time creating some beautiful settings for the holidays.…

Christmas in the Den

I’m adding a little Christmas cheer to the den with red and white and some cozy textiles. This jolly penguin holds the “Jingle All The Way” sign setting the…

Let It Snow Tray

Winter Wonderland is such a great theme for a holiday tray. Welcome, Friends, as I join some blogging friends for a Winter Wonderland Tray Hop. I know you will…

Christmas in the Dining Room

A candlelight dinner is such a magical, romantic way to celebrate the holidays. Creating a beautiful setting for a wonderful holiday meal is made up of a number of…

A Few Thrift Store Finds

A quick trip to the Thrift Store garnered a few great finds. Welcome, Friends, for a look at what I picked up this week at one store close to…

The Holiday China Cabinet

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving, yesterday, and I hope you had a lovely time with Family and Friends. Today I’m sure many of us will be out finding that…

Woodland Tree and Chandelier Decorations

Decorating for the holidays…it’s time! Today I’m going to share with you two projects for Winter and holiday decor. The first is my Morning Room Chandelier pictured above. The…

A Pink Thrifted Table Setting

This is a bit late being posted. It’s been a really busy week with another one to come. Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? The shopping, cooking, cleaning and…finally,…

Mid-November Thrifting

Sometime in the early part of November Thrift Stores start decorating for Christmas just like the regular retail stores. They bring out ornaments and decorations they may have been…

Magnolia…Perfect for the Holidays

Today come join me for three different ways to use Magnolia for the holidays. Magnolia is one of my favorite natural elements to harvest from the garden. Magnolia offers…

Deck the Halls…Christmas Preparation

Almost Thanksgiving and already Christmas preparations are beginning. Today I thought I’d give you a bit of a behind the scenes look at how I prep for the holiday…

Meet Me at the Thrift Store

Oh My Gosh! Hallowe’en is over and we are racing to Thanksgiving. I went out thrifting a few days ago and did find a few treasures to share with…

Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? Halloween is a memory as we turn towards the gathering of Friends and Family around a turkey with all the trimmings. “As…

Welcome Thanksgiving Entryway

Can you believe it’s just a few weeks until Thanksgiving? After putting away Halloween I was happy to start decorating for late Fall. Today I’m putting a little Thanksgiving…

Casual November Thrifted Tablescape

Welcome to the Blog, Friends. I’m so glad you’re here. Today started with this glorious Fall tablecloth with colors of rust and green spread over a white background. I…

Late October Thrifting

Another day, another thrift…this time in Hendersonville, NC. We drove up there to see the changing leaves and stopped at a couple of our favorite shops. The leaves were…

Dressed for Fall

“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies.” Sharon Kay Penman This…

Setting a Table with Chocolate Brown

This is my first brown tablecloth and I was a little hesitant to put a table setting together. It’s out of my comfort zone. However, I found the tablecloth…

A Thrifting Bonanza

It’s the middle of October and the weather has been great for being outdoors and for Thrifting. Between taking down a dead tree in our garden, general garden clean-up…

Light and Flowers

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” — Aaron Rose A simple vase of flowers, some afternoon light and a cell phone camera…light and flowers…

Casual October Dining

Hello, Friends, and welcome to the Blog today. Halloween is right around the corner and we are enjoying a late October casual dinner. No fuss and very little preparation.…

Unexpected Thrifting

So, what happens when your talented Hubby goes out to run a few errands? On this particular morning…a surprise bonanza of great finds. Welcome, Friends, as I share with…

A Quick Fall Dessert

It’s nice to have a bite of dessert in a pleasant Fall setting. A little espresso, some cheesecake, and a lovely arrangement of Fall flowers goes a long way…

Turn a Chandelier Into a Witch’s Hat

Hallowe’en, celebrated on All Hallow’s Eve, when the veil between this life and the next is said to be thin enough to allow the spirits of the dead to…

Welcome Fall Tray Vignette

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I’m excited to be joining some very creative and talented ladies in a Welcome Autumn on a Tray Blog Hop. Katherine of Katherines…

Practical Magic Halloween

“There’s a Little Witch in All of Us”…one of the well known quotes from Alice Hoffman’s 1995 book, “Practical Magic”. It’s a tale of two sisters navigating the trials…

A Simple Vignette

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” – Plato As I prepared this little vignette I decided to look for the simplicity of…

Early October Thrifting

October is such a great month to be out and about and to drop into your favorite Thrift Stores just to see what they might have. Welcome, Friends, as…

Hello October Table Setting

It’s October and I am so ready to celebrate cooler days and nights, crisp Fall breezes and azure blue skies. Wanting to set a colorful table to welcome October…

Autumn Entranceway Vignette

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery Welcome, Friends, to the Blog today. I’m decorating my entranceway for Fall and, really,…

End of September Thrifting

There has been so much devastation in Florida and along the coast in the past couple of days with many people in shelters and without homes. We in South…

Witch Hat and Broom Table Favors

Witch hats are a typical symbol for Halloween along with black cats, skeletons, etc. If you’re shooting for an elegant Hallowe’en table setting, then you have to have an…

Fall Door Hanging Flower Basket

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, as I try putting together a basket to hang on the door. This could go on your front door or on an inside…

Tablescape in Fall Colors

Welcome Fall and welcome Friends to this tablescape that incorporates some pretty Fall colors with things I’ve had for quite some time. It’s really not necessary to have something…

A September Thrift

Lots going on in September as everyone goes back to school. I’m teaching a course in “Sacred Ireland” this semester and so have been preparing presentations and notes for…

Rainy Day Book Vignette

Rain beating against the window, a cozy lamp lit room, and a stack of eclectic, old books…could there be a better way to spend an afternoon? My Hubby and…

A Few Fall Changes…New Look

It always amazes me that just a few decorative changes in a room can create a completely different feel. I pulled the Fall decor box in from the garage…

Uncomplicated Fall Table Setting

Do you want to be able to put together an easy Fall tablescape in moments? First, shop your home. This is not new advice as lots of table setting…

Unusual Ornament from Michael Aram

Michael Aram is a favorite designer for metal decor items like organic teapots, ceramic work and now…Christmas ornaments. This is from “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and is a…

Last Thrift Shop in August

August Thrift Store shopping this year has really offered some wonderful finds. Today is no exception and I am really excited to share these found treasures with you. Welcome…

It’s Time for Fall Tablescape

September has arrived and with it visions of red and gold falling leaves, crisp apples and long walks during cool days. I am so fortunate to be able to…

September Flowers on Sunday

Fall is definitely approaching and I am delighting in all the Fall colors as we make our way into September. Cool nights, warm days and falling leaves…what’s not to…

End of Summer Table Setting

Blue and white is a favorite color combination when setting a table for any season. This end of Summer tablescape incorporates two dish patterns for a cool, calm, look…

August Thrift Store Adventure

These items are from this week’s thrifting adventures and, although there are not a lot of items, the items are really exciting. I’m so excited to share these finds…

Three Vignettes for Fall

As we move quickly towards the Fall season I’ve been pulling out some Fall decor for simple vignettes and displays around the house. Here you see an old metal…

Easy Fall Crafts

Somehow the coming of Fall gets the creative craft juices flowing. Today I’m going to share with you a few easy things to do for some Fall decor that…

Simple Herbal Dish Tablescape

Transitional table settings are quite fun to put together. You have the best of two seasons in the blending of Summer and Fall colors. Welcome to the Blog today,…

Heading Towards Fall

Have you noticed that there are lots of Blogs now that are starting to display their Fall decor. The end of Summer may still be a ways off but…

Vegetable Soup the Italian Way

This is a wonderfully quick vegetable soup that can be made with fresh garden vegetables and herbs or canned/frozen vegetables. Easy to make and really delicious. It takes about…

Follow Your Thrifting Radar

What is “Thrifting Radar”? It’s that extra sense or little voice that says, “Go to this shop” or “Stop here…Today!” Sometimes, it’s just wishful thinking but sometimes the radar…

Sunday Flowers…Time for Wreaths

Today is wreath day and I’m making some dried herbal wraths for Fall display. I really love how these wreaths incorporate flowers and herbs to create a pretty display…

First Thrift Store Shop in August

We are now in the hottest days of the Summer, the “Dog Days” of August, when going outside in the South is like visiting a steam bath. Welcome to…

Summertime Blue and Yellow Tablescape

It’s August, it’s hot and humid and a Summer table setting is definitely in order. Welcome, Friends, to the Blog today for this blue and yellow Summer offering. This…

August Sunday Flowers

It’s August and Summer has settled in for a hot and humid visit. We’ve had rain everyday which is great for the plants but makes the air so heavy.…

Last July Thrift Haul

I was running a few errands today and stopped in to visit one of my favorite Thrift Stores. I am so glad I did. Welcome to the Blog today,…

One Change or Two…a Whole New Look

Good morning and welcome. I’m delighted to show you the changes in my living room that began with the purchase of a new (to me) sofa. This beautiful, brand…

Sunday Flowers in the Den

Happy Sunday, Friends. It’s so nice to reach the end of the week and be able to relax in a newly finished space with some beautiful flowers. Trunks have…

Christmas Thrifting in July

It’s July and halfway through the year which means it’s halfway to Christmas. I thrift shop for Christmas all year round and occasionally make some bigger finds like Christopher…

Silver and Blue Tablescape

Sometimes you complete a task and it leads to another idea. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I was cleaning some silver trays today that I use for chargers…

Simple Sunday Flower Vignette

“Sunday is a time when you sit back and reflect on all the blessings that you have received. Smile at all the good things that you are enjoying.”…..Sera Train…

Thrifting During the Hot Summer

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I haven’t been thrifting for a couple of weeks so ventured out today to see what I could find. I came up with…

Sunday Flowers in the Great Room

Welcome to the Blog, Friends, for a simple bouquet of flowers gathered from the garden. I’m posting this a day early because we are attending a wedding this weekend…

Change One Little Thing and…!

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, and a story of how one little change generated several days work and a whole host of changes to the house. My story…

Red and White for Dinner

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, for a simple two-tone place setting and flower arrangement. It’s always a challenge to come up with a new tablescape and sometimes a…

Sunday Flowers with Tea

Welcome, Friends, to Sunday Flowers. I put together a simple arrangement and placed it on an elegant silver tray. Just a simple setting to enjoy a cup of tea…

Thrifting on a Monday

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I don’t often go thrifting on a Monday. Just seems like the stores are pretty empty after the weekend shoppers are done so…

Roasted Salmon with Salsa

Good morning, Friends. You are really going to want to try this recipe for dinner. It has all the best attributes of a company or weekday dinner. It’s easy,…

Sunday Flowers and Butterflies

Can’t believe it’s July 4th weekend. Welcome, Friends, to “Sunday Flowers” that are sharing the table with some Lenox, Butterfly Meadow, china. Flowers and butterflies are a lovely Summer…

Trains Make the Day

The Biltmore Estate often has many additional displays throughout the grounds for the enjoyment of the guests. We happened upon this wonderful train exhibit set up outside in the…

This Week at the Thrift Store

Welcome, Friends, to the Blog today. I have a few finds to share with you from this weeks outing at the Thrift Stores. You can see from the picture…

Two quick Sunday Flower Ideas

This Sunday on the Blog I’m doing a little Fourth of July flower arranging. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, for a couple of simple arrangements to embellish your…

A Little Garden tablescape

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, for a look at an indoor garden table setting. This begins with a beautiful flowered tablecloth that brings some gorgeous flowers indoors and…

Thrifting Bonanza

Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. It’s been a busy week and very hot here with temperatures just under 100 degrees. That means lots of watering and making sure…

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I love thrifting, decorating, and tea, and sharing my passions with you. I’d love for you to follow along as I travel, thrift, and set tables for family and friends to share stories and enjoy delicious meals.

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