Your Author Story – 10 Questions with John Phifer Marrs

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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Styling your Ginori 1735 Oriente Italiano

Colorful, vibrant, whimsical and elegant are just a few of the words often used to describe Oriente Italiano. This wildly popular pattern by Ginori 1735 was designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1946.  He was inspired by 18th Century Florentine and Far Eastern Ceramics.  The stylized floral design features a Garafano carnation and…

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Collecting: Porcelain and Enamel Flowers

I just adore porcelain and enamel flowers and I have appreciated having them in my home more than ever during this time when flowers have not been as available! I collect several different types and thought it might be fun to share some of them with you here! Enamel Flowers: In the photo above are…

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Collecting: Nemadji Pottery

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 of treasures that I love to hunt for. One of the items that I started collecting about five years ago is a bit out of the norm for…

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