Lucienne Day

I'm wishing I could see an exhibit currently on view at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester - Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth... A textile designer whose whose career began in 1951, Day bequeathed her collection to the gallery.  This show focuses on the significant role gardening played in her … [Read more...]

Stefano Furlani

  I recently discovered the artist Stefano Furlani who creates art with stones...   What began as a beach game with his son has transformed into this intricate artwork...   I just think his creations are delightful...   He carefully selects stones with … [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...]

Hello Dolly!

By now you may know that I was lucky enough to travel with a group of friends to New Orleans last week to see Dolly Parton in concert... The Pure and Simple Tour hit all the right notes!  Just Dolly and three fellow musicians entertained nonstop for three hours... I lost track of the number of … [Read more...]

The Decorated Letter

Whew!  It's been a while since I've been able to post anything here and I really do miss the contact and feedback with all of you!  I promise there is a valid reason for my absence and will be sharing that with you in the coming days In the meantime, my friend Peggy Goldstein of The Decorated … [Read more...]

Art Show and Reception at The Cedars

Head over The Cedars in Fondren for a fun evening this Thursday, October 13th... in addition to the fabulous art show, The Pryor Band will be playing... I went by to help my friend Pryor deliver her paintings and took a few pictures to give you a sneak preview... Of course there a few of … [Read more...]

Spring Garden Tour

I want to recommend an event taking place this week... The weather is promising to be glorious... I guarantee the gardens are glorious... For the first time this year's event will incorporate a gardeny gift shop... (Which I just happen to be the co-chairman of!) and among many other … [Read more...]

Tiny Treehouses

A friend sent me an article about Jedediah Corwyn Voltz, a Los Angeles artist whose day job is prop-maker for TV and film.  He saves scraps of wood and fabrics from his constructions and uses them to make "little fantasy constructions" during his free time... He has now built about 25 miniatures … [Read more...]

About That Botanical Arts Thing (again)

Earlier this month the Memphis Garden Club presented a Garden Club of America Flower Show entitled A Joyous Festival... Works in the Dixon Gallery's permanent collection were the creative inspiration behind the show.  What a lovely way to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dixon where the club has … [Read more...]