Putnam and Putnam

The timing is a bit off - I wrote this a couple of weeks ago but discovered it in m y draft box so obviously it was never published!  I enjoyed the event so much and really wanted to share it with you so here goes... I've been on the road and it's been a bit of a whirlwind this past week but I'm … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining

I loved hearing local designer, Lynn Myers', ideas for easy entertaining last week.  While she made it look effortless, I know that more than a little planning went into her preparations... I thought her pointers were timeless but you could certainly use any of these ideas to incorporate into … [Read more...]

How They Decorated

I am excited for my friend, Gaye Tapp, whose book How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century will be released next month.  Gaye's popular blog Little Augury caught my eye years ago and I have been lucky enough to nurture a virtual friendship with this talented lady … [Read more...]

Garden Club of Jackson Spring Fundraiser

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to learn more about the art of floral arranging!  The Garden Club of Jackson presents “Floral Style”, a luncheon and floral design program on Tuesday, March 28.... Lesley Frascogna will demonstrate her fresh and unique style of floral design … [Read more...]

Fortune’s Double Yellow

Fortune's Double Yellow is stealing the show in the Eudora Welty Garden... This rose is also known as Beauty of Glazenwood or Gold of Ophir.  I like Fortune's Double Yellow myself as it references Robert Fortune, the gentleman who discovered it while exploring gardens in China.  His is a most … [Read more...]

The Plant Gallery

A recent trip to New Orleans involved getting acquainted with some local garden shops.  Take a tour around this lovely shop, TPG, The Plant gallery... I knew that I had found a special shopping experience when I noticed... handmade in Italy...yes,please! how about an olive jar from the … [Read more...]

Salad Days

Salad Days is a hydroponic farm in Flora, MS, that specializes in growing pesticide-free produce and is able to supply warm season crops such as several varieties of tomatoes, lettuce and basil nearly 365 days a year. Family owned and operated by my friends, Jamie Redmond and Leigh Bailey... They … [Read more...]

Party Time

I thought you'd enjoy a peak at a party some friends gave for a newly engaged couple... talk about making an entrance... the front parking bay was transformed into an al fresco eatery with The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen providing party fare... inside, the kitchen island served as the … [Read more...]

On The Bookshelf: House Style

My copy of House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth is pre-ordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive after its April 4th release... Chatsworth, a famous historic house in England, has been home to the dukes of Devonshire since 1549.  The estate also has a rich history in fashion from … [Read more...]

Urban Roots

I took a little trip down to New Orleans last week with friends.  Our mission:  start a garden for one of our daughters at her new home!  What could be more fun? Of course the requisite trip to garden shops was a top priority and I have to say that I loved this one... Urban Roots!  So cute and … [Read more...]