A Sweet Little Party

A group of friends gathered this week to raise a glass and wish a happy birthday to a friend. The table was laden and looked so pretty that I snapped a few shots... It's not a birthday without cake... And we did raise a glass... What are you celebrating?... … [Read more...]

Dining Al Fresco

Let's face it, dining al fresco in Mississippi in July is tough but when you know you're headed to Maine in a few days the thoughts of outdoor dining become much more appealing... I got a little lost in Pinterest just thinking about it... Those dahlias... Green and white check love... Or … [Read more...]

Styling Fun with Chairish

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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...]

Pomp and Circumstance

Here's what I was up to this weekend... Even though daughter finished up with all of her studies at the illustrious University of Mississippi a full year ago, the opportunity to take the obligatory walk across the stage was not made available to her until now! (There was a bit of an internship, … [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...]

A Special Baptism

Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of two special boys and number one son became a godparent for the first time! It was so special for the boys to be baptized together... Number one son and the father of our boys... (They've been posing for pictures for many years!) I thought the altar … [Read more...]

Luncheon of the Year

I have been planning a luncheon for a group of ladies from the Garden Club of America for about a year and last week it was showtime... The group came from far and near and were treated to some real southern hospitality from Jackson to Natchez to Laurel.  I dreamed up a spring luncheon in the … [Read more...]

This That and the Other

Big doings OPP today... Rainy weather makes for a. Lush garden... If you get the chance head over to Batte Furniture today for an exclusive Annie glass event.  It's worth the trip if only to see their Herend display... Meanwhile, back at the ranch... To be continued... … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek

I am in the throes of preparation for a luncheon on Thursday and thought I'd give you a sneak peek!  Let me just say that as I write we are under a severe thunderstorm warning and the rain is pounding my garden.  Fingers crossed for later in the week.  I took some time on this rainy day to get china … [Read more...]