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...]

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...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [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...]

Floral Design Workshop

The Garden Club of Jackson welcomed Julie Spears from Memphis as our guest speaker this week.  Julie is a floral design expert and has won many accolades in Garden Club of America Flower Shows across the country.  She shared floral design tips with our club as she demonstrated creating seasonal … [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...]

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...]

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...]