My Summer Angel’s Wedding Shower

Laura has been working for me for several summers - taking care of my kids, running errands, providing staging assistance, and even cooking meals for my family.  We consider her our “Summer Angel.” 7O3A8608 600x480 My Summer Angels Wedding Shower

Well, our Summer Angel is walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams next month, and last weekend I hosted a wedding shower for her at our home.  I thought you might like to see some of the photos of the tablescape and one of my favorite recipes. [Read more...]

Palm Springs Dinner Party

I recently hosted Cooking Club at my home.  I’m a lousy cook, but I set a really cute table.  So it really is all about the theme for me – I chose a retro Palm Springs theme for this one.

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Palm Springs, baby!

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Downton Abbey Season Four Premiere Party

Last Thursday night, historic Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville hosted a Nashville Public Television (NPT) fundraiser and Downton Abbey’s Season Four premiere screening.  

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historic Franklin Theatre 

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Lego Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party – the last one was my Downton Abbey Dinner Party, and that was for adults.  My youngest just turned 9 and desperately wanted a Lego party theme for her birthday.  Since she is a GIRL, here is my feminized (is that the right word?) version of a Lego party.

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“Connect with Friends” – get it???

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The Decorologist Does Downton Abbey

When hosting a dinner party or get-together, developing a theme is a great way to help guide you through the planning and preparation.  Even Christmas parties can benefit from a theme beyond the expected, like the Downton Abbey dinner party I hosted last week.

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The  Emmy-winning PBS series is set in early 1900′s England and focuses on the family and servants that occupy the Crawley’s home, Downton Abbey. [Read more...]

The Hottest Trend in Party Planning

What does an Ouija Board and elbow-length gloves have in common?  I found both of these things while spending Black Friday shopping estate sales and antique malls.   If you know why I purchased these disparate items, it means you are a die-hard fan of one of my latest obsessions . . . 

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How to Set Up An Easy, Instant Bonfire This Weekend

I don’t know about where you are – but it’s going to get a bit chilly in Nashville this weekend!  Have you ever wanted to have a spur-of-the-moment bonfire in weather like this?  I have to share a super-easy product I recently found that makes it super-easy to have a spontaneous bonfire party anywhere, anytime.


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The product is called Light ‘n Go Bonfire and is made by  It’s available in 2 sizes for around $10 each.  You can set this all-natural birch stump on any surface – the flames are safely contained in the center.  I can see grouping 3 or 5 of these in the middle of a driveway, porch, or backyard for some fabulous ambiance and maybe even some marshmellow roasting!


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I wasn’t paid to endorse this product – just think it’s a fun thing.  I hope you have a great weekend!

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