Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

A Nature-Inspired Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

The first week in November is typically the time that I begin to plan my Thanksgiving tablescape. However, lately, it seems like Thanksgiving is getting the bum’s rush. Nowadays the stores are filled with Christmas decor by mid-October or even earlier. And as soon as Halloween has come and gone, it feels like we are… Continue reading A Nature-Inspired Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

Fall Harvest Tablescape

According to the calendar, it’s October. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel the least little bit like fall in North Carolina this year. The thermostat hasn’t dropped below the mid-eighties, and the leaves are firmly clinging to their branches with no change of color in sight. However, even though Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo, autumn is upon… Continue reading Fall Harvest Tablescape

Miscellaneous

Chihuly At Night At The Biltmore

Last spring my husband and I visited the breath-taking tulip display at the Biltmore Estate Gardens in Ashville, North Carolina. While there, we learned of an upcoming installation of large-scale glass sculptures by the renowned artist, Dale Chihuly in the gardens between May 17th and October 7th. Having been dazzled by an exhibit of Chihuly’s… Continue reading Chihuly At Night At The Biltmore

Interior Design

Inexpensive Apartment Decorating Ideas Inspired By "A Series Of Unfortunate Events"

I vividly remember my husband’s sad, sad grad school apartment. He had nothing on the walls, and his few pieces of mismatched battered furniture all came from the “last chance” section of the Goodwill Store. I still have nightmares about his lovely mustard-yellow plaid sofa. We actually had our first fight about that sofa, because… Continue reading Inexpensive Apartment Decorating Ideas Inspired By "A Series Of Unfortunate Events"

Gardening · Travel

Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens

We just returned from our summer vacation at the fabulous Wild Dunes Resort on The Isle Of Palms in South Carolina. Our family has been going to the beach at Wild Dunes for the past 20 years. One of the myriad things we love about the resort is its proximity to Charleston and many other local attractions.… Continue reading Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens