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...]

This That and The Other

You may know that I've been in the midst of a kitchen renovation over here OPP.  Well, I'm still without the power to bake thanks to a faulty set of ovens being installed.  I'm kind of really really tired of it now!  Here's the silver lining, a warming drawer that is also a slow cooker.  I … [Read more...]

Kitchen Lighting

One of the last decisions I have to make in my kitchen renovation is to choose a pendant light for above the sink.  I've been searching around for inspiration and have found lots to love. Glass is a great option here for a house built by the owner of a glass company... When I called my lighting … [Read more...]

Sneak Peak

I had so much fun helping a friend stage and style her home for a Delta Magazine photo shoot a few days ago... In the dining room we arranged flowers for a Valentine dinner party and I thought you might like a sneak peak... As soon as we knew when the shoot would take place I called my friend … [Read more...]

Surface View

A major kitchen revamp has had me sidelined and I have missed my time spent here with each and every one of you!  The end is in sight now and I look forward to returning to a somewhat normal schedule that will include blogging. I don't remember where I read about Surface View but let me tell you … [Read more...]

Holiday Potpourri

The long anticipated event my neighbor and I have been preparing for arrived with the first flush of fall last Friday.   A neighborhood school - First Presbyterian Day School -  held its annual fundraiser, Holiday Potpourri, between our houses and in the boulevard... Come right in... I made … [Read more...]

Decorating with Velvet

I suppose it's the heat that has had me stymied for the past week or so but on my drive home from Oxford yesterday I took note of the leaves turning to shades of yellow and red which led to thoughts of fall and yes even decorating with velvet! There's just something about the look and feel of … [Read more...]