This And That On Pinehurst Place – North Campus

Here's a bit of this and that from OPP's "north campus", a tiny apartment we keep in Oxford also known affectionately as "The Shack"... we have been coming here for long enough now that it is home away from home... everyone is happy to pull into the drive and see the flag flying... Daughter … [Read more...]

Fall Luncheon Club

I enjoyed attending a fall luncheon club meeting in a member's home this week.  Everything was beautiful and welcoming... I knew immediately that this was the place to be when I noticed a book in the entrance hall... The weather was cool and crisp, justifying the first fire of the … [Read more...]

A Whirlwind Weekend

It has been a real whirlwind of a weekend here on Pinehurst Place! Daughter came home and we enjoyed Friday night cooking supper and watching a movie.  We chose The Big Wedding on pay per view and were not disappointed.  Diane Keeton, Susan Sarandon, Kathrine Heigl and Robert DeNiro round out the … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate: A Conversation With Darden North – Author Of Murder Mysteries

On a recent sunny Saturday morning I had the pleasure of visiting with my friend Darden North, author of murder mysteries and thrillers as well as respected Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Jackson, Mississippi. Darden and I have been friends for quite some time and I have enjoyed seeing his "second … [Read more...]

What’s On Your Coffee Table?

The change of seasons has me making subtle changes around the house and I am wondering about you - specifically what is on your coffee table? Are you a minimalist, wanting to leave lots of room for, perhaps, cups of coffee?... (Albert Hadley) Do you like a coffee table that serves more than one … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate With Susan Haltom And A Winner

 Today I will announce the lucky winner of the giveaway - a copy of One Writer's Garden:  Eudora Welty's Home Place, co-authored by today's guest, Susan Haltom.  Many thanks to Susan for providing the signed copy of her book for one of you to win! I am adding a little different twist with a new … [Read more...]

This And That On Game Day

We are finally back in Oxford for a home football game today... everyone is so friendly, even Colonel Rebel and the black bear... we walked early this morning to check out the grove before the crowds arrive... the balcony babes are ready... they made the right choice on bid day … [Read more...]


I was thrilled to see the post from a friend on facebook announcing the arrival of bittersweet and its' availability for purchase. I just love bittersweet - that was not quite strong enough - I really, really LOVE bittersweet! I had reserved my bunch and knew it would be delivered today, so left … [Read more...]

House Tour: On Pinehurst Place

I am excited to bring you this house tour from Pinehurst Place today. Dear friends and neighbors down the street on Pinehurst Place are moving to Nashville.  We are so sad to see them leave but happy at the same time that they will be in Nashville with their son and daughter and their families. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Tailgate

It is so hard to believe that football season is in full swing.  The opening game of the season in the SEC between Ole Miss and Vanderbilt was last Thursday night and some friends invited us over to watch the game. Fall mums in the dining room announce the season... festive flowers … [Read more...]