Needlepoint Love

I found myself making a quick trip to Raleigh, NC, last weekend to be with my cousin after the death of her father.  It was good to be together even under the sad circumstances and I'm so glad I made the trip. You know me, I try not to wast an opportunity! As soon as my plane landed I headed to a … [Read more...]

Flower Mart

While I was in Nashville assisting daughter with her latest move I finally made it into Flower Mart...     This cute shop is at the corner where I turn to arrive at her apartment.  Each and every time I visit I vow and declare that I'll make my way in there for a little retail therapy … [Read more...]

Great Minds Think Alike

I ordered new sheets last week... Scott and Missy Tannen decided that change was needed when they couldn't get answers to questions about the origin of bed  sheets... So in 2014 they set about to produce a product that felt good "inside and out"... Boll & Branch is committed to … [Read more...]

Urban Roots

I took a little trip down to New Orleans last week with friends.  Our mission:  start a garden for one of our daughters at her new home!  What could be more fun? Of course the requisite trip to garden shops was a top priority and I have to say that I loved this one... Urban Roots!  So cute and … [Read more...]

Current Obsession

Current obsession... A faithful reproduction of a never-before-seen design by acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank by Schumacher, it comes in several color ways... the pattern bears his signature modernity mixed with whimsy and warmth... I found some ready to order pillow covers on … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [Read more...]

The Bee Man

A picture of some pretty candles in this month's issue of House Beautiful caught my eye... I loved the shapes and colors so I went searching and found The Bee Man Candles...   Brian Howell, aka The Bee Man, has been around for quite some time and I found a great article … [Read more...]

The Ivy and Indigo Seas Shop

    I have one more thing in the archives from a trip to Los Angeles last year that I want to share with you - The Ivy Restaurant and Indigo Seas Shop! I have been following Indigo Seas on Instagram for quite a while and when a trip to LA came up I knew that I needed to see it in … [Read more...]

The Decorated Letter

Whew!  It's been a while since I've been able to post anything here and I really do miss the contact and feedback with all of you!  I promise there is a valid reason for my absence and will be sharing that with you in the coming days In the meantime, my friend Peggy Goldstein of The Decorated … [Read more...]

Satisfying a bit of Wanderlust

The fall foliage images sent to me by number 2 son over the weekend are causing a bit of wanderlust for Maine.  Imagine my surprise when I popped over to One Kings Lane to check out the Madcap Cottage Gents pop-up shop and discovered an Antiquing In Kennebunkport sale! So I just sat back and … [Read more...]