Gratitude – A Thank You Note a Day!

Nov 19, 2021 |

  It is the time of year to gather together and share our gratitude for all of the things we have to be grateful for.  My family has always made a point to go around the table and share a few things that we are thankful for at Thanksgiving but it is also something I…

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Heritage Auctions Tablescapes

Nov 16, 2021 |

It was such a treat to return to the studios at Heritage Auction House to style some of the amazing china services in their upcoming Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale.  The sale is on December 7th and features a section called “The Holiday Table.”  The only difficult thing about this collaboration was selecting my…

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2021 Advent Calendar Gift Guide

Nov 1, 2021 |

This is my favorite post and gift guide to work on year after year for you!  I love a good advent calendar! This year, I’ve selected favorites for the adults and the children and I hope that you are as excited about them as I am! I love mixing and matching children’s sets and putting…

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A Fall Tablescape at White Oaks Ranch

Last Fall, we had a beautiful time dining outside with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday.  The weather was amazing and the table was covered in so many of his favorite things, including vintage wild turkey decanters collected over the years, mason jar cocktail napkins, bandana napkins and place cards ...
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Fall Tablescape with Sarah Flint’s New Home Collection

Collaborating with Sarah Flint's new home collection was so much fun.  Her gorgeous linens were hand-painted and inspired by 18th century French home interiors textiles.  I adore the colors!  I had a terrible time deciding which of the place settings I loved the best so, once we got our table ...
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Bauble Stockings

Christmas celebrations, traditions, blue and white, needlepoint, gift giving, entrepreneurship, charity and family.  That would be my answer if you asked me for a list of some my favorite things! All of them are a part of my collaboration with Bauble Stocking. When I first learned about Bauble Stockings, I ...
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Your Author Story with Stephanie Booth Shafran

Finding a fellow passionate tablescaping author is always exciting for me!  When I first saw the cover of Stephanie Booth Shafran's book,  I couldn't wait to get eyes on the inside pages.  They don't disappoint and I promise that this beautiful book will provide achievable inspiration for your next special ...
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A Loving Table – Pre-Order today!

I couldn't be more excited about the launch of Pre-Order sales of my ninth book, A Loving Table. Along with my co-author, Shelley Johnstone Paschke, we have assembled inspiring tables and entertaining styles of 34 tastemakers from around the world share how they keep traditions passed down from mothers and ...
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Halloween Shop

I've updated my Halloween Shop!  I'd love to see how you decorate and hear about your Halloween Traditions. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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Joy Dots – Links to make you smile this week!

Here are a few of my favorite links for the week that I hope will make you smile: ShopKSW has a new tablescape featured. It features the Harmonia pattern by Raynaud Limoges.  Head to the shop to learn more about this gorgeous pattern!  I mixed it with a dinner plate ...
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Fall Style: The Barn Jacket

No longer just for practical work or sport, the barn jacket has made its way to the runway this Fall.  If our quest to find cozy comfort and invoke a feeling of country living, the barn jacket is now a style staple everywhere!  No longer only available in waxed khaki ...
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Your Author Story – 10 Questions with John Phifer Marrs

Dinner parties at Michelle Nussbaumer's home are always memorable but one memory that espeically makes me smile this Fall was a conversation with John Phifer Marrs.  The dinner was hosted by AD and included so many stylish Dallasites, John among them.  He pulled me to the side and asked me ...
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