Farleigh House

A visit to a private home in Hampshire was a highlight from my recent trip across the pond... Hmmm, Farleigh House may qualify as more than just a "country home"... We didn't even have to ring the bell as we were greeted heartily just as soon as we disembarked the "motor coach"... A house … [Read more...]

A Garden Club Field Trip

A few weeks ago some friends from The Garden Club of Jackson headed to Lake Bruin, Louisiana on a little field trip.  One of our members has her own retreat at the lake and is also great friends with the uber talented Becky Vizard of BViz Design fame.  I have written about her before so if you need … [Read more...]

Mother of Pearl

An inlaid mother of pearl chest of drawers grabbed my attention in a favorite magazines recently, so when I needed a break yesterday I sat down and headed right over to Pinterest. Trust me there's lot's of inspiration there! Love, love, love the green... Christies Just Decorate liked it too, … [Read more...]

One Amazing Auction

Sotheby's auction of the Duchess of Devonshire's estate on March 2nd promises to be one amazing auction. The last of the infamous Mitford's, Debo passed away in 2014 at the age of 94... There are many items that I would love to welcome home OPP... In all likelihood my own needlepoint … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show

Here's the final installment from my trip to the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show.  As Shane Conolly would say, let's go visit the antiques fair!  There's much to be seen beginning with a cheery mannequin greeter... I loved the antique wall covering in this booth... cleverly highlighted … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Wow this has been a crazy week and I am just now finding the time to edit photos and get back here to tell you about the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville.  This year's show, Landscape of Design, was packed with fabulous speakers, antique dealers, garden related shops and the not to be missed … [Read more...]

Color Block

I've noticed a lot of color block being shown in my favorite shelter magazines recently and realized that I've used the trend myself in a couple of rooms here OPP. You'll have to admit that is certainly creates instant drama... designshuffle lushhome now this is a scheme I could … [Read more...]

Pagoda Anyone?

Lately I've had pagodas on the brain and I find myself searching around for a pagoda to add to the decor here OPP. There are so many choices! lamps... ehome.com towers... bugalofive.com I'd be jumping for joy over jade... mecox.com I found this cute little birdhouse on ebay but it … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion

I ran down to the Governor's Mansion this week to help with planting some daffodil bulbs.  A friend and fellow gardener has been instrumental in planting and tending a cutting garden for Mississippi's first family for a while now.  Volunteers from the Garden Club of Jackson meet regularly to keep … [Read more...]

St. Martin’s Gallery

I headed over to one of my favorite haunts the other day because I needed wanted some small antlers to finish out a grouping that I want to hang here OPP. Here's the good news, a huge new shipment recently arrived at St. Martin's Gallery in Fondren and the selections are nothing short of … [Read more...]