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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Alfresco Entertaining

We have enjoyed eating together as a family the last 45 days in a row!  To make each meal feel special we have been setting tables all over the place, indoors and out!  Eating alfresco doesn't have to mean paper plates and napkins!  On the table above, we mixed high ...
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Collecting: Nemadji Pottery

My living room photographed by David Tsay for Veranda Nov/Dec 2019. You can see my small collection of Nemadji Pottery on the mantle. I'm a collector at heart and love learning about the history of pieces that I find.  Ceramics and Pottery are certainly near the top of my list ...
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I love showering my mother and mother-in-law with gifts on Mother's Day.  They both do so much for all of us all through the year and I love having an excuse to shower them.  Click on the images below to shop for the mothers in your life.  So many items ...
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Home School Mat

Our Home Schooling has had its ups and downs but one thing that has remained steady is the placement!  My daughter loves to do her lessons at our dining table.  I know it sounds trivial but every time she picks up any writing instrument to write or draw, I worry ...
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Friday Favorites: Comfort

  There are so many ways that we can all contribute to the community right now and one of the easiest is to simply stay home.  For some that is harder than others but, if you are able, please do it!  I love hearing the stories of those who are ...
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Friday Favorites: Easter Egg Time!

I don't know about you but I find myself getting quite emotional when thinking about the little traditions that we won't be able to carry through this year.  One of the things I will miss the most is our annual Easter Egg Hunt at White Oaks Ranch.  My entire family ...
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Work From Home – My New Space

Just like some of you, I have worked from home for quite a while now, ever since my children started school.  Before they were both in school, I felt I needed an office to get away to whenever I needed to get something done but, since they were both enrolled ...
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Daydreaming about Blue and White Porcelain

I've spent a lot of time in family-isolation this week scrolling through some of my favorite blue and white inspiration images.  I thought you might like to see them collected into one spot! Whether on the wall, the table, a shelf or filled with flowers, there are so many ways ...
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Keeping Boredom At Bay

Like the rest of world, we are spending all of our time at home right now.  (Click here to take a tour of our house!) We are going on walks, baking, cooking, crafting and watching a tremendous amount of tv and movies!  We have been face-timing and talking to friends ...
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Stuart Maxwell Whitman 1928-2020

Our family lost a treasure on the 16th of March.  I'm sure that my handsome and charming father-in-law's star will shine as bright in heaven as it has here on earth.  He was a movie star and a cowboy all the way through.  I love the way my husband, Justin, ...
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