Farmhouse Porch

My friend Lee recently went on a whirlwind trip attending Garden Club of America meetings and spending a weekend in between with her friend in Columbia, TN.  When she sent me a picture of the friend's farmhouse porch I just knew that you all would love to see this pretty place.  She graciously … [Read more...]

Screened Porch

Don't you just love a screened porch?  I know I do and last week when I saw this fabulous porch I knew that you would want to see it too... The porch was designed by talented friend Timmy Taylor... cute cap vase... loved the hat rack... but wait until you see this - a swinging … [Read more...]

Nanih Waiya Farm

We have a little place in Neshoba County, outside Philadelphia, about a mile from the Nanih Waiya Indian mound and it was christened Nanih Waiya Farm a few years back.  The house, built in 1898, is Mr. Doctor's mother's home place. I don't think I have brought you here before so welcome and come on … [Read more...]

Fair Weather Fair

The Neshoba County Fair is in full swing and I made my annual trek for a fun filled visit with friends.  Oh, and the weatherman came through with some fair weather for this year's Fair!  An unexpected dip in the Mississippi summer temperatures was welcome - my morning porch sitting was cool enough … [Read more...]

House Tour: Two Magnolias

Two Magnolias is a French Colonial raised cottage situated on Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Its current owner happened into the garden here OPP this past spring when we hosted the luncheon for The Garden Club of Jackson's spring fundraiser.  We walked and talked around my garden and … [Read more...]

On The Bookshelf

I have had a copy of Veranda magazine's book The Art of Outdoor Living on my bookshelf for a while now and I finally had some time to spend enjoying so many beautiful outdoor living spaces... come along and have a quick look... I always like a water feature in a garden especially when it … [Read more...]

Fox Hollow

One of the perks of being in the Garden Club of Jackson is the opportunity to see other members homes and gardens, and the garden we saw in beautiful Fox Hollow was no exception. I entered through the side garden where this antique rose is thriving... pretty iron fountain surrounded by … [Read more...]

Pryor Buford Graeber’s Spring Show

Artist and friend Pryor Buford Graeber pleasantly surprised us with a Spring Show this year.  Her Holiday Show was enjoyed by so many of you that I thought you might like to see what the artist came up with for spring inspiration! Warning: heavy photo content ahead! This was the captivating … [Read more...]

House and Garden On Pinehurst Place

The Belhaven Garden Club held its annual business meeting last week in the home of a friend here On Pinehurst Place and I thought you would enjoy a look around... Built as a duplex, the owners converted the home to a single family dwelling that is both elegant and comfortable. living … [Read more...]

Porches: Ivy & Frank Alley

I love porches - front porches, side porches, screened porches - so I thought it would be fun to have a category here OPP dedicated to porches.  The first thing I did when this came to mind was call my friends, Ivy and Frank Alley, who just happen to have one of my favorite Belhaven porches.  I was … [Read more...]