Friday Favorites: Finally Fall

Sep 25, 2020 |

I love this time of year.  The weather in Dallas has been wonderful!  I was peeking back through images from Octobers past and found this warm tablescape that I created for Williams Sonoma two years ago when we did a Tablescaping event together.  I love purples and blues and pewters together for Fall! It’s time…

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Kip’s Bay Decorator’s Showhouse Dallas

Sep 23, 2020 |

We just left our visit to the Kip’s Bay Decorator’s Showhouse in Dallas, chaired by my dear friend and our interior designer, Jan Showers.  I’m a big fan of any decorator’s showhouse because I love to see what designer’s will do when they don’t have a specific client’s wishes to factor into their design. I’ve…

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Five things you need to make it Feel like Fall!

Sep 18, 2020 |

It’s time!  I’m ready for this heat and humidity to head off and make room for Fall!  This image above is of an old clock face representing the four seasons. I took it a few years ago on a trip to Charleston, one of my favorite cities! Are there things you do every year to…

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Fall Florals

Sep 14, 2020

I’ve always favored florals for Fall.  Here are few of the prettiest patterns I have found for this year.  Read more to see the selections and scroll for prices.

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The Ark Elements

Sep 6, 2020

I had a “playdate” of sorts last week while in Los Angeles!  One of the many things I love about social media is the fun connections and new friends that can be made, especially while we are all doing our best to stay socially distanced.  While admiring the beautiful tabletop product on The Ark Elements…

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Friday Favorites

Sep 4, 2020

This image of my husband’s closet from my book, Monograms for the Home, always motivates me to get my closet ready for Fall!  Check out the sale link below for a major sale on hangers! -I was so sad to miss the on line chat with Veranda and Mark D. Sikes to launch his new…

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Friday Favorites and a Special Announcement

Aug 28, 2020

  I’m thrilled to announce that the amazing Shelley Johnstone Paschke and I are working on a new book together!  The book will be called A Loving Table and will feature over 20 amazing women who will share family traditions to inspire our own entertaining.  We are hard at work on it now and can’t…

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Madeira Linens

Aug 24, 2020

I have a weakness for beautiful Madeira table linens.  The embroidery work coming out of the Portuguese Island of Madeira is really like no other! It was first discovered in 1850 when an Englishwoman was impressed with the hand-work of the Portuguese pheasant ladies and took trunks of it back to England.  It became the…

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A Beach Side Tablescape with Fete Home

Aug 22, 2020

It was such a joy to collaborate with Fete Home on this beach side tablescape.  My family is soaking in the last bit of summer before remote learning begins and I have enjoyed creating tablescapes on our rental’s terrace overlooking the ocean.  I was thrilled when the opportunity to collaborate with the on-line resource I…

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My Home Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Aug 20, 2020

I think this Fall is shaping up to be one that is full of time at home trying to get as cozy as possible!  I’m looking forward to getting some fresh new bedding, throws, candles and kitchenwares from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It is now in it’s “open access” phase witch means that you can…

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My Beauty picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Aug 19, 2020

The Nordtrom Anniversary Sale has become something akin to a national holiday in the last few years!  It is in its “open access” stage now and that means you can take advantage of all the wonderful exclusive beauty offerings that are selling fast!  Read more to see my favorites.

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Charmed I’m Sure!

Aug 16, 2020

I cherish my charms more than almost any other piece of jewelry.  They carry sentimental meaning as my husband commemorates most special occasions by gifting one to me.  Every so often, I like to mix it up and put them on a different chain or bracelet.  I used to have them on a traditional chain…

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My New Favorite Masks

Aug 14, 2020

I have found a few new favorites in the mask category!   Click here to see my first round of faves and click on the images below to shop these!

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