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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Justin and I just returned from a wonderful Italian Holiday to celebrate my birthday.  We started out, just the two of us, in Venice and then met up with the rest of my family in the Amalfi Coast.  I can’t wait to tell you about the entire trip but let’s start with my favorite things…

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I adore anything for the table-top and I also adore anything made by hand so when I found these amazing lace plates by Brazilian artist Caroline Harari I went crazy.  They are so gorgeous! Harari imprints gossamer Lace on clay and the plates she creates are gorgeous! $25 each on Ecostasy.com

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I can’t wait to visit The Dallas Flea again this weekend!  I love what Daily Candy Editor and all around stylista Brittany Edwards has created for great weekend fun!  This is the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind handmade trends from scarves and vintage clothing to furniture and lamps.  I promise that this in-door market is…

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Huge thanks to Shari Lidji for sending me pictures of her fantastic green dinner party!  I absolutely love the way she used all natural elements on the table (Banana leaf table runners, cactus pad salad plates and hollowed out oranges were used as bowls) but didn’t sacrifice a bit in style!  She says that it…

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I always knew that I loved setting the table but I must admit that our newest tablecloth has already brought us great joy!  I was so thrilled to meet local artist Beverly Ann Moore earlier this year and I adored the amazing tablecloth she made for our Easter Egg Hunt.  When I saw some of…

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I love invitations and stationery! I am actually a little bit obsessed with it!  When I saw what my dear friend from my SMU days had created in her invitation and stationery line, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!  Heather Centurioni has truly come up with something unique and that is not…

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Even though I am not that crafty myself, I love shopping for handmade items.  In this crazy world of mass produced items available everywhere, I find the idea of purchasing something one of a kind or hand made even more special!  I am really excited about the Spring Bash coming to the South Side on…

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I adore finding things that are made by hand or designed in a unique way. Somehow, knowing that they were not mass produced and the idea that the items were made with love instead of in some sort of factory causes me to cherish it more! I love giving hand made things as gifts too!…

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If you want to do some good and get a new dress then you can do them both in the same spot this Saturday! Lauren Bush, the grand-daughter and niece of our Presidents, has found yet another way to give back and combine her passion for business and fashion design with Lauren Pierce Atelier. You…

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