Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Jun 6, 2021 |

The elegant but cheeky bottle opener by Godinger Silver is available for immediate delivery from ShopKSW – $30 If your father likes to take his time sipping at his favorite drink, check out BottleKeepers.  They make a Can, Bottle and Tall Boy size. I love this Maple Grain finish but there are a lot of…

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Tablescapes at Heritage Auctions

Jun 1, 2021 |

If you share my passion for tablescapes, you are going to love the upcoming June 18th sale at Heritage Auctions. I was honored to be asked to come in last month and explore the racks in HA’s decorative arts warehouse to create  tablescapes featuring some of the incredibly special lots in the upcoming auction.   The…

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A Garden Party in a Box

May 14, 2021 |

I am thrilled to join Casamia‘s amazing curated tablescape business with a collaboration created to help you host a garden party!  Casamia and I share a goal.  We both want to help you host seamlessly!  Their wonderful “party in a box” curations make hosting a breeze. I’m partial to our Garden Party theme tablescape.  With…

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November Notes

A few years ago I purchased Nancy Regan's Leron table linens at auction with rust and beige embroidery that are a perfect match to my Herend Dinner Plates. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm looking forward to having time with my children on their school break and ...
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Sister’s First with Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

I was honored to be asked to host a "conversation" with former First Daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager on Sunday at The Bush Center to celebrate the release of their new children's book, Sister's First.  The stories they share are so heartwarming and encouraging and the afternoon made ...
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Top Ten New Books for this Holiday Season

Books make such wonderful gifts.  I love to open a book and find an inscription from a friend inside before I flip through the pages.  Here are the top ten books that I'll be gifting this holiday season. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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A Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration

Are you thinking about your Tablescape for Thanksgiving yet?  I'm sure you are being bombarded by plans for the menu but don't leave the table to the last minute!  A little bit of planning ahead can make a big difference.  Several years ago, I was asked to contribute a Thanksgiving ...
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Come on in!

I've been wanting to share photos of our house with you after our renovation for so long but I've had to wait for the release of the November/December issue of Veranda Magazine to hit the news stands!  Finally, I can share!  Click here to see the on-line article and a ...
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Personalized Presents

My Gift Guide for the holidays will be posted very soon but, in the meantime, I didn't want the early birds to miss out on a chance to order some personalized presents - I think they are the best kind!  Check out my boutique below to see fifty of my ...
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The Party Closet

My party closet! I have so much fun creating tablescapes in here. Photo by David Tsay for Veranda What fun to read Veranda Editor-in-Chief, Steele Marcoux's article about The Party Closet.  She calls it the most indispensable room you have never heard of!  Click here to read her story and ...
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Holiday Candle Round-Up

I have resisted the urge to start pulling out holiday decorations but, after catching a glimpse of a Christmas movie on Hallmark while I was switching channels, I could not resist lighting a new holiday candle this weekend.  As much as I love my pumpkin spice candles in the Fall, ...
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Partner’s Card Shopping for a Cause

It is time for Partner's Card again, one of my favorite ways to help an amazing organization, The Family Place.  The Family Place provides shelter, education, legal aid and so much more to women, children and men who are victims of domestic abuse.  Partner's Card is a great way to ...
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Exploding Jack-O-Lantern Cake

Millie's baking passion continues and this time she has created a Jack-O-Lantern cake designed to burst with candy corn when it is cut into! We started by making two chocolate cakes in bundt pans using a dense cake cake recipe so that they could be firmly stacked, one on top ...
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