A Festive Spring Luncheon

A friend invited me to attend her luncheon club yesterday and believe me it was a treat.  Shame on me for having so much fun that I didn't take nearly enough photos! her table delightfully adorned with miniature hydrangeas... I never tire tire of blue and white... The gathering began in the … [Read more...]

Kips Bay Showhouse

A visit to the Kips Bay Showhouse is on my bucket list...   Ken Fulk has designed  the dining room inspired by the story of a New York socialite who keeps a secret menagerie...   Hand painted walls bring the story to life...   Richard Mishaan designed the parlor mingling … [Read more...]

Upholstering with Embroidery

I recently used a piece of crewel embroidered fabric to update a chair for a client.  That's it over in the corner ( should have taken a picture of the chair alone!)... Shortly after this update I read that using embroidered fabrics for upholstery is a current trend!  Good for me! that got me … [Read more...]

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

Well I'm dealing with some crazy technical thing and have been having trouble with my computer  so here I am on my trusty IPhone hoping to be able to send this your way! I watched the cutest movie the other day... In this story about a widow creating her new normal, a chance encounter really … [Read more...]

Lucienne Day

I'm wishing I could see an exhibit currently on view at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester - Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth... A textile designer whose whose career began in 1951, Day bequeathed her collection to the gallery.  This show focuses on the significant role gardening played in her … [Read more...]

Putnam and Putnam

The timing is a bit off - I wrote this a couple of weeks ago but discovered it in m y draft box so obviously it was never published!  I enjoyed the event so much and really wanted to share it with you so here goes... I've been on the road and it's been a bit of a whirlwind this past week but I'm … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining

I loved hearing local designer, Lynn Myers', ideas for easy entertaining last week.  While she made it look effortless, I know that more than a little planning went into her preparations... I thought her pointers were timeless but you could certainly use any of these ideas to incorporate into … [Read more...]

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...]

Garden Club of Jackson Spring Fundraiser

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to learn more about the art of floral arranging!  The Garden Club of Jackson presents “Floral Style”, a luncheon and floral design program on Tuesday, March 28.... Lesley Frascogna will demonstrate her fresh and unique style of floral design … [Read more...]

Fortune’s Double Yellow

Fortune's Double Yellow is stealing the show in the Eudora Welty Garden... This rose is also known as Beauty of Glazenwood or Gold of Ophir.  I like Fortune's Double Yellow myself as it references Robert Fortune, the gentleman who discovered it while exploring gardens in China.  His is a most … [Read more...]