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...]

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

A highlight from my trip to Maine this summer was sharing a sunrise with number 2 son and daughter on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park... It's a 4:30 wake up call but well worth it!  The short drive up the mountain was bumper to bumper as this is a popular activity for tourists as well … [Read more...]

More from Maine

It has been a beautiful week for exploring more of Maine with the family... Pretty fountain downtown Bar Harbor... Obligatory lobster happily consumed... Does this give you any idea about the kind of temperatures we are enjoying... Although the days are warm enough to enjoy some down … [Read more...]


I'm so excited to spend a week in Maine with my family... Since number two son made Maine his home base a couple of years ago I've fallen in love with this place... Visit after visit I never tire of walking the Eastern Promenade in Portland... Beauty abounds... Queen Anne's lace as … [Read more...]

Flower of the Month

A couple of years ago I brought home a paper cup full of seedlings weeded out of the garden at the Eudora Welty House and Garden Museum and they are still thriving here OPP... Cypress vine or Cardinal vine or Maiden feather - whatever you call it I love it... It blooms from summer til frost … [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...]

Happy Fourth of July

    Happy Fourth of July! I spent part of the weekend in Oxford and I always love seeing how the locals dress up for occasions... the same is true in my Jackson neighborhood... As always, Cammie is in on the celebration... Happy Fourth of July from all of us ... … [Read more...]

The Gardens at Farleigh House

Let's take another visit to Farleigh House in Hampshire and I'll show you some of the garden rooms today.  If you missed the house tour you will find it here Georgia Langton was commissioned in 1992 to bring the gardens surrounding Farleigh House to life...   Rooms in the walled garden … [Read more...]

About That Botanical Arts Thing (again)

Earlier this month the Memphis Garden Club presented a Garden Club of America Flower Show entitled A Joyous Festival... Works in the Dixon Gallery's permanent collection were the creative inspiration behind the show.  What a lovely way to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dixon where the club has … [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...]