The days are getting warmer, new green shoots are pushing up in the garden, and folks are getting vaccinated. After a winter of literally hibernating in our house to avoid both the lousy weather and the Coronavirus, we can finally get outside and feel the sun on our, unfortunately, still masked faces. Nevertheless, I feel… Continue reading Lightening Everything Up With Spring Decor
Every year when I take down my Christmas decorations, usually the weekend after New Years Day, I am very ready to put them away and start the year off with pared-down, clean and fresh decor. Not so much this year. As I started to undeck my halls, I felt strongly that I had to add… Continue reading Winter Decor To Keep The Doldrums Away
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 can finally 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
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"
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
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