Beautiful Bridesmaids Luncheon

One of daughter's closest friends got married last weekend and it was a fairy tale event from start to finish!  I was lucky enough to help with flowers and photography for the bridesmaids luncheon. tables were set with the hostess' pretty linens and … [Read more...]

Historic Lexington Home and Garden

I'm throwing it back to the beginning of the summer when I visited Lexington, KY, to attend a meeting of the Southern Garden History Society.  There's a trove of treasure to share from that trip and I'll start it off with this historic home and garden...     The house, built in the … [Read more...]

On The Move

I have been directly involved in five moves this summer - count 'em, five!  The final installment was daughter's move to her first solo apartment in Nashville.  Luckily the event coincided with the great Eclipse and I was able to enjoy being in the path of totality!  It was amazing! Here's a little … [Read more...]

Kips Bay Showhouse

A visit to the Kips Bay Showhouse is on my bucket list...   Ken Fulk has designed  the dining room inspired by the story of a New York socialite who keeps a secret menagerie...   Hand painted walls bring the story to life...   Richard Mishaan designed the parlor mingling … [Read more...]

Upholstering with Embroidery

I recently used a piece of crewel embroidered fabric to update a chair for a client.  That's it over in the corner ( should have taken a picture of the chair alone!)... Shortly after this update I read that using embroidered fabrics for upholstery is a current trend!  Good for me! that got me … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Greenery

While I'm on the subject of color let's enjoy the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 which is... "Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."...   One of the first members of the spring garden to … [Read more...]

Festive Holiday Gathering

I loved getting to see my friend's beautiful Christmas decorations at a festive holiday gathering last week... Santa was quite a hit... Every room was decked out for the holidays... Notice the crackling fire through the window in the garden folly... Beautiful centerpiece... Kitchen … [Read more...]