A Fall Tablescape at White Oaks Ranch

Oct 25, 2021 |

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 that I hand painted based…

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Fall Tablescape with Sarah Flint’s New Home Collection

Oct 20, 2021 |

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 shot, I added in the…

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25 Christmas Stockings that would be beautiful on your mantle.

Oct 15, 2021 |
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Bauble Stockings

Oct 14, 2021

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 was smitten!  Founder Kate Stewart…

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Your Author Story with Stephanie Booth Shafran

Oct 10, 2021

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 occasion. Descended from one of…

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A Loving Table – Pre-Order today!

Oct 4, 2021

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 grandmothers alive in their families.…

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Halloween Shop

Sep 24, 2021

I’ve updated my Halloween Shop!  I’d love to see how you decorate and hear about your Halloween Traditions.

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Joy Dots – Links to make you smile this week!

Sep 21, 2021

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 from the Alberto Pinto designed…

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Fall Style: The Barn Jacket

Sep 18, 2021

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 and black, there are countless…

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Your Author Story – 10 Questions with John Phifer Marrs

Sep 10, 2021

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 about working with Gibbs Smith…

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The Misette Table

Sep 5, 2021

I was thrilled when I was connected to Misette table and asked to tablescape with their amazing linens and china.  I just love their playful and modern looks that make any table FUN!  Misette was founded on the idea that time around the table enhances our lives through connection, something that I wholeheartedly believe.  They…

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Your Author Story – 10 Questions with Summer Nilsson

Aug 28, 2021

I’m so excited to have ten questions with Author Summer Nilsson.  Summer is a seasoned CEO, consultant, entrepreneur and marketing veteran who has represented some of the biggest names in publishing, fashion and arts including People, Who What Wear, Food Network Magazine, House Beautiful, and many more. She is the founder and CEO of Loodor…

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Giveaway with Wipstitch

Aug 19, 2021

Two of my favorite hobbies in one!  I fell in love with this needlepoint canvas of Prada Marfa when I first saw it!  We happened to have a trip on the calendar to West Texas at the time so I promptly ordered a set for each of the ladies going on the trip.  It was…

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