Bring On Spring

It's been a week full of ups and downs here OPP, so when I spotted this ring of narcissus on a morning walk I took it as a good sign... Ups and downs I tell you - everything from a funeral to a surprise birthday party, from the anticipation of a trip of a lifetime to sitting in a hospital room … [Read more...]

Go Virgi Go

My dear friend is bravely offering herself up as a candidate for Jackson City Council representative and Mr. Doctor and I proudly helped to host a campaign party for her this week... My next door neighbors offered their house for the gathering and as usual, she went all out... Fresh Cut … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [Read more...]

Lucky Me

Lucky me!  A friend invited me to attend a meeting of her Play Readers Club last week.  She was hosting the group and had pulled out all the stops... The group meets monthly in each other's homes and members take turns reading short plays... On this occasion a partner was unable to attend and … [Read more...]

Cressida Bell Lampshades

Cressida Bell is the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell of Bloomsbury Group fame.  She is known for her printed silks and hand-painted lampshades...   At her studio in London she designs textiles, interiors, does illustrations and decorates cakes...   Three of the lampshade designs … [Read more...]

The Bee Man

A picture of some pretty candles in this month's issue of House Beautiful caught my eye... I loved the shapes and colors so I went searching and found The Bee Man Candles...   Brian Howell, aka The Bee Man, has been around for quite some time and I found a great article … [Read more...]

2017 Year of the Rooster

It was fun seeing all the images from the Chinese New Year posted on social media over the weekend.  So, it is goodbye to the monkey and hello to the rooster! 2017 is a Fire Rooster Year...   Chinese astrology accords that every year is associated with one of the five elements and an … [Read more...]

The Ivy and Indigo Seas Shop

    I have one more thing in the archives from a trip to Los Angeles last year that I want to share with you - The Ivy Restaurant and Indigo Seas Shop! I have been following Indigo Seas on Instagram for quite a while and when a trip to LA came up I knew that I needed to see it in … [Read more...]

Victoria Mania

  Have you caught Victoria Mania like I have?  I am loving the Masterpiece series...   It is so much fun to be watching young Victoria as she goes from a somewhat neglected teenager to become the most powerful woman in the world!  Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria is perfectly cast in … [Read more...]

Greenery

While I'm on the subject of color let's enjoy the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 which is... "Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."...   One of the first members of the spring garden to … [Read more...]