On The Bookshelf: House Style

My copy of House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth is pre-ordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive after its April 4th release... Chatsworth, a famous historic house in England, has been home to the dukes of Devonshire since 1549.  The estate also has a rich history in fashion from … [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...]

Stefano Furlani

  I recently discovered the artist Stefano Furlani who creates art with stones...   What began as a beach game with his son has transformed into this intricate artwork...   I just think his creations are delightful...   He carefully selects stones with … [Read more...]

Pretty Postage

I'll admit it - I'm a stamp junkie and the Oscar de la Renta stamps are some pretty postage indeed... I made a stop at the local P.O. to mail a package and picked up a page of this designer splendor... if this doesn't make you want to post a note I don't know what will... don't be surprised … [Read more...]

Bring On Spring

It's been a week full of ups and downs here OPP, so when I spotted this ring of narcissus on a morning walk I took it as a good sign... Ups and downs I tell you - everything from a funeral to a surprise birthday party, from the anticipation of a trip of a lifetime to sitting in a hospital room … [Read more...]

Go Virgi Go

My dear friend is bravely offering herself up as a candidate for Jackson City Council representative and Mr. Doctor and I proudly helped to host a campaign party for her this week... My next door neighbors offered their house for the gathering and as usual, she went all out... Fresh Cut … [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...]

Lucky Me

Lucky me!  A friend invited me to attend a meeting of her Play Readers Club last week.  She was hosting the group and had pulled out all the stops... The group meets monthly in each other's homes and members take turns reading short plays... On this occasion a partner was unable to attend and … [Read more...]

Cressida Bell Lampshades

Cressida Bell is the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell of Bloomsbury Group fame.  She is known for her printed silks and hand-painted lampshades...   At her studio in London she designs textiles, interiors, does illustrations and decorates cakes...   Three of the lampshade designs … [Read more...]