My Favorite Finds

I read an interesting post about Antiqueshopping and so I wanted to share a post reflecting my favorite ways to shop for home decor.  I like home interiors that reflect lifestyles and life experiences which leads me to loving the search for accents to enhance interiors that highlight home owners … [Read more...]

Supper Club

We hosted our supper club on Friday night and I had a great time putting together a menu and setting the tables... my mother decided that she was ready to give up these blue glass plates and so I inherited them... you know how I am about books in the dining room... the enormous magnolia … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate With Adrienne Moncrief Hemphill

I recently had a  chat across the garden gate here OPP with friend, neighbor and businesswoman, Adrienne Moncrief Hemphill.  Let me tell you, this lady is one go-getter!  Her story is fascinating and as she tells it we laugh a lot and get a little sentimental as well.  I first met Adrienne when she … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate With Mary Alice Welty White

One of the things I treasure about my association with the Eudora Welty Foundation is the opportunity I have had to get to know Mary Alice Welty White, Eudora Welty's niece.  Recently I heard her share a story about an unlikely opportunity to go to the Antiques Roadshow.  Unlikely, I say, because I … [Read more...]

The Jackson Heart Ball

Last night we attended the 36th annual Jackson Heart Ball held at the Country Club of Jackson.  The event celebrates the community's support of the American Heart Association's mission to save lives by preventing heart disease. I ran by earlier yesterday to take some pictures so you could see the … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate: A Conversation With Darden North – Author Of Murder Mysteries

On a recent sunny Saturday morning I had the pleasure of visiting with my friend Darden North, author of murder mysteries and thrillers as well as respected Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Jackson, Mississippi. Darden and I have been friends for quite some time and I have enjoyed seeing his "second … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate With Susan Haltom And A Winner

 Today I will announce the lucky winner of the giveaway - a copy of One Writer's Garden:  Eudora Welty's Home Place, co-authored by today's guest, Susan Haltom.  Many thanks to Susan for providing the signed copy of her book for one of you to win! I am adding a little different twist with a new … [Read more...]