How They Decorated

I am excited for my friend, Gaye Tapp, whose book How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century will be released next month.  Gaye's popular blog Little Augury caught my eye years ago and I have been lucky enough to nurture a virtual friendship with this talented lady … [Read more...]

Powder Blue

Politics aside, I was a great admirer of  the beautiful Ralph Lauren powder blue dress that Melania Trump wore on Inauguration Day... This post is about nothing but fun... And eye candy... I have a feeling that the color will prove prominent over the coming months... My mother taught me … [Read more...]

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers at my church were so pretty yesterday that I just had to share them with you.  I had a feeling that I knew who had done the arrangements and my thoughts were confirmed when I saw the acknowledgment to the donors listed in the sleeve... I loved her use of nandina... I told her … [Read more...]

Pantone’s Color of the Year

I always love to see what Pantone is choosing for the color of the year and this time they pulled off a bit of a surprise!  For the first time there is not one but two colors taking center stage... The reason cited for this year's choice is that people need stress relief and that colors … [Read more...]

Stylish French Girlfriends

I received a copy of Sharon Santoni's book My Stylish French Girlfriends from one of my own stylish friends as a Christmas gift... On Boxing Day I took to the bed suffering from exhaustion spent some time relaxing and read this wonderful book from cover to cover.  Santoni introduces us to some of … [Read more...]

Much Ado About A Brush

Back in the 1860s, Mason Pearson, and Engineer and Inventor, was working in London at the British Steam Brush Works.  He later began small-brush making - by hand!  His engineering prowess led him to inventing a machine which sped up the process and he actually won a Silver Medal for this at the … [Read more...]

A Flower Show In Monroe

I recently attended a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Monroe Garden Study League in Monroe, Louisiana. the show was staged at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.  It was my first visit to this beautiful property and I am so glad that I made the short trip to Monroe. The gardens … [Read more...]

Instagram Obsessed

I readily admit it - I'm Instagram obsessed! A while back  some of you asked me to give an Instagram rundown and with so much inspiration at hand I figured it was past time to do it again. So, here we go with some of my favorite current Insta postings! first of all I fall for anything … [Read more...]

Mungo and Maud

For all of you lovers of furry four-legged friends I have found a purveyor of fine accoutrements for pets in Mungo and Maud... (I think one of you dear readers turned me on to them!) The shop was founded in 2005 by husband and wife Michael and Nicola Sacher.  Their adorable shop is in London … [Read more...]

On The Bookshelf: Modern Mix

I've been traveling quite a bit over the past couple of weeks and Eddie Ross' new book Modern Mix has been my constant companion...  chapter titles alone are enough to inspire... Inspire, Discover, Acquire, Restore, Curate, Mix, Style and Entertain! chapters are introduced with a colorful … [Read more...]