How to Make a Tea Towel Apron

Easy tutorial on how to make a tea towel apron. Straight line sewing that anyone can do! Would make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook!

As promised when I shared the latest batch of vintage tea towels available in my shop, I'm here with a super easy tutorial showing you how to make a tea towel apron. You do need to know your way around a sewing machine, but it's straight line sewing and is so fast you won't believe it. It took me about 10 minutes to make this cute tea towel apron and even I was surprised at that! Supplies needed: Tea … [Read more...]

Clay Tags and Vintage Tea Towels

Handmade Clay Tags from

We weren't sure we were going to make it in time for Mother's Day shopping, but by the skin of our teeth here we are! If you were thinking that you needed some retail therapy, you have come to the right place. Today I want to tell you about our new clay tags that are now available in my online shop, as well as an incredible bunch of vintage tea towels. First the tags.  With summer coming up, we … [Read more...]

Lemon 7 Up Bundt Cake

Lemon 7 UP Bundt Cake Recipe from On Sutton Place

Before we get started with today's post, I want to thank everyone who entered the For The Love of France giveaway. Claudia and I were blown away by the lovely comments. I'll be drawing the winner in a few days so if you haven't entered there is still time. I'm sharing my last bundt cake least for now. A few years ago I shared a lemon bundt cake recipe that is buried deep in my … [Read more...]

For The Love of France | Giveaway

For the Love of France | A Giveaway | lovely vintage items from France to give your home that touch of French Country!

One of the things I love most about being a blogger are the friendships I have made along the way. People who I would have never had the opportunity to meet otherwise. Some of these friendships have grown and flourished into real relationships with real people...not just "virtual" friends. One of those people is Claudia from For The Love of France. I met Claudia when I first opened my Etsy shop. I contacted … [Read more...]

7 Best Home Decorating Tips

On Sutton Place | Summer Home Tour

Close your eyes and imagine for just a minute that anytime you had a decorating question, you had your own personal decorator at your service, with just the touch of your finger. Someone or someones you know. Friends really, who you trust and like. Who always have a stylish solution, unique perspective and great tips. do! bHome ~ the app gives you that decorator, those decorators, and so much … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe from | Semi-homemade but tastes like you made it from scratch!

The last time I shared a bundt cake recipe, I think my Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake, I got the loveliest email from one of my readers named Stephanie. She told me about a bundt cake that her family loves and was kind enough to include the recipe. It's along the same lines as the cake I shared, but it's a bit quicker and easier because it uses a cake mix. I'm all for easy and quick so with Stephanie's … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Porch Refresh

Easy Spring Porch Refresh | Ideas for taking what you already have and making it look new. Budget friendly ways to refresh your outdoor space!

Since the very beginning of my homeowner days, my favorite thing to do has been switching the porch decor from season to season. At our first house, the porch was smaller but there was still enough room for me to put a chair and pots. I always had a wreath on the door there too. (No surprise I'm sure!) The planning process is almost as fun as the doing process. This spring has been no … [Read more...]

10 Best Hardy Perennials

10 Best Hardy Perennials | On Sutton Place

Even though I love this time of year and the renewal that spring brings, all I can think about when I walk in my yard is that I can't wait until summer! Right now my garden looks pathetic, my grass is a brownish color and I could build a small house with the sticks that are laying around everywhere. So...for those of you who, like me, are longing for summer, I have rounded up my 10 best hardy perennials so … [Read more...]

Maple Cake from Scratch

Maple Cake from Scratch | An sprinkling of powdered sugar makes this cake an easy and quick dessert option for any occasion!

I love making something from scratch. Even though I take a lot of short cuts when cooking or baking, and many of my recipes are semi-homemade, a dessert like this Maple Cake is best made from scratch. There is something about using fresh ingredients and putting it all together that is so satisfying. Sometimes a recipe is just as easy and quick from scratch as it would be if you took a short cut. I suppose … [Read more...]