Fall in the Mall Y’all

A friend and I traveled down to Laurel, MS, to view a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Laurel Garden Club last week... I thought it was so clever to stage the show in a local shopping mall and to have the classes of competition play off shopping mall inspired themes. One … [Read more...]

London Calling

A couple of friends have been in London recently and I've loved following their travels via Instagram so memories of my trip to England in May are front and center! of course the store fronts are spectacular... An afternoon of walking definitely provided plenty of inspiration... Loved the … [Read more...]

Decorating with Velvet

I suppose it's the heat that has had me stymied for the past week or so but on my drive home from Oxford yesterday I took note of the leaves turning to shades of yellow and red which led to thoughts of fall and yes even decorating with velvet! There's just something about the look and feel of … [Read more...]

Book Stacking

I don't know about you but I have stacks of books everywhere and I find them as comforting as old friends! it seems that book stacking is pretty popular... Inmyinterior.com I found towers of books... Smallroomideas.com Homeedit.com I wouldn't be as scared of a landslide if they were … [Read more...]

A Little Bit From the Windy City

I'm lucky enough to be accompanying friends for a weekend in the Windy City! We're lodging at The Langham and it is lovely... Signature pink roses are everywhere... Nice view... The staff is very attentive... He asked for extra crispy! I hope your weekend is just as wonderful... … [Read more...]

Garden Paths

One of you dear readers requested a post on garden paths and I am happy to oblige! One element that I love in a garden path is a moon gate... Holicoffee.com Moon Gates have many different spiritual meanings. The half moon of Chinese Summers is represented by the sloping roofs.  The gates are … [Read more...]

Nashville Weekend

Daughter and company made a move last week from apartment living to house dwelling.  Well,  you know what that meant for me - Laboring over Labor Day weekend! Their new place is right in the middle of Vanderbilt and Belmont making for a cute eclectic neighborhood... Historic Music Row is right … [Read more...]

Fleaing on Friday

I enjoyed a bit of fleaing last week when I visited daughter in Nashville.  I had spotted this establishment on an earlier trip to Home Depot but had not had the opportunity to visit until now.  When a friend recommended the Gas Lamp Antiques I made it my business to head over... This is a vast … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Upholstery

How have I missed this tea towel upholstery created by Susie Stanford of ... My favorite travel souvineer is always a tea towel!  They're easy to pack and always bring a smile and a memory when you get them home.  Suzie has definitely taken it one step futher with her upholstery... Oh my … [Read more...]

One Fun Thing I Did Yesterday

I know I've told you that one of my favorite go-to books for design inspiration is One Man's Folly by Julia Evans Reed.  Reed chronicles design genius Furlow Gatewood's restoration of his family carriage house in Americus, Georgia.  If you don't have it run out and get a copy quick!  I love … [Read more...]