Travel Diary: A Week of Contrasts


20170106_072630-ecw-titleThis week was a busy one for Mr. MT Nest and me and filled with contrasts, especially when it comes to the weather. We experienced nearly a 70 degree temperature change in less than 24 hours and went from walking on a sandy beach to trudging through snow and ice. Continue reading

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Happy New Year!


May 2017 bring health and much happiness to you and your loved ones! And may you have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s celebration. Continue reading

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Our Christmas Table


The centerpiece for our Christmas dinner tablesetting was simple, yet elegant. Three DIY mercury glass hurricanes each holding a strand of battery-operated fairy lights, three mercury glass pillar candle holders, and a faux pine garland intertwined between all these elements sit atop a script-printed table runner. Continue reading

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Our Holiday MT Nest


It seems that whenever I get really busy, my blog entries drop off precipitously. I just haven’t learned how to balance doing and sharing about doing. This holiday season was one of those times when I just seemed to never get around to photographing, editing, and writing about what I’ve been up to. Anyway, before the holidays are completely history, I thought I’d at least create one entry to document the fact that we did celebrate the Christmas season here at Our MT Nest! Continue reading

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Our Thanksgiving Table

dsc_0385-titleWhenever I design a tablescape, I generally start with one feature that provides the inspiration for the rest of the table. Sometimes it’s the table linens. Other times it’s the dinnerware or a centerpiece. Last September, I came upon a table display in Dillard’s home department showcasing Southern Living’s Acanthus salad plates. I fell in love with them and immediately knew they would be perfect for our Thanksgiving table.  Continue reading

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