Gardening · Travel

Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, my lovely stepsister, Erica, recently attended the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. She is always jetting off to Paris for a shopping spree or going on Safari, so it’s fun to live vicariously through her. But because I am such a flower fan, I was particularly interested… Continue reading Why The Chelsea Flower Show Should Be On Your Bucket List Chelsea Flower Show Part II

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

May is the perfect time for alfresco dining in the Carolinas. The trees have completely leafed out, so the thick layer of sneeze-inducing pollen that covers absolutely everything in the Spring finally can be washed away. And the mornings and evenings are generally cool enough to sit outside without melting into a sweaty puddle. With… Continue reading Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

Exterior Decoration · Holidays

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, bizarre but charming, movie inspired our Halloween Decorations this year. The 1993 stop-action film tells the tale of Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King, who is bored with his life in Halloween Town. The story unfolds when Jack discovers a hidden door to Christmas Town and decides to take over the… Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Exterior Decoration

Something Different For Fall Front Door Decor

This year I wanted to do Something Different For my Fall Front Door Decor. Over the years I feel like I have employed every possible combination of mums and pumpkins known to man or, more likely, to woman. And I didn’t want to go in for corn stalks and bales of hay because let’s face… Continue reading Something Different For Fall Front Door Decor

Exterior Decoration · Interior Design

The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall

After conning my husband into building me a full-sized outdoor sofa (see upcoming post for the project details), I was anxious to decorate my screen porch for Fall. I wanted to create an autumnal oasis where I could stretch out with my coffee and enjoy the cooler weather from the vantage point of said sofa.… Continue reading The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall