2022 NorthPark Ambassadors Announced

Jan 5, 2022 |

I’m thrilled to kick off 2022 with an announcement of a new class of NorthPark Ambassadors.  Every year of this programs brings new ideas and wonderful new Ambassadors who are selected for their contribution to the community and to helping those in need.  Each Ambassador selects a non-profit to represent and, throughout the year, NorthPark…

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New Years Eve Party Tips

Dec 27, 2021 |

  Excited to repost this fun segment from a few years ago!  I hope you like these tips for your New Year’s Eve Celebration! I had a blast sharing tips for your New Years Eve Celebration on Today Show this morning.  I hope you like them!  I’d love to know what you plan to do…

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Twenty Four days of Tablescapes – Day 24!

Dec 24, 2021 |

I can’t imagine a better table to post for the 24th than my mother’s Christmas table!  She has used her collection of Tiffany’s Christmas pattern on Christmas Day for many years and I just love the way she finds a new way to set the table with it every year.  Last year, shown here, she…

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Gourds and Ghosts

The temperatures are finally cooling off a little bit in Texas and we decided it was time to start piling the pumpkins and gourds and mums around our front door.  This year, when I saw the amazing prices at Trader Joe's on all of their pumpkins, I decided to buy ...
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A Love Shack Fancy Fall

I adore Love Shack Fancy's romantic florals and beautiful dresses so when I saw that they were making tabletop goodies, I was thrilled!  When they reached out to see if I would tablescape with one of their gorgeous cloths, I was even more excited! This beautiful pink "La Vie en ...
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Friday Favorites: Finally Fall

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 ...
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Kip’s Bay Decorator’s Showhouse Dallas

A Ladies Study by Jan Showers at Kip's Bay Showhouse Dallas 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 ...
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Five things you need to make it Feel like Fall!

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 ...
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Fall Florals

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. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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The Ark Elements

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 ...
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Friday Favorites

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. ...
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Friday Favorites and a Special Announcement

KSW photo by David Tsay for Vernada.   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 ...
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Madeira Linens

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 ...
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