Tag Archives: christmas

Historic Home Tour for the Holidays

I’ve had a passion for historic homes dating back from when I was a small child. One of my favorite things to do is attend historic home tours. Taking in the craftsmanship and intricacies of the architecture, as well as seeing how the homeowner populates the home with furnishings and decoration, always fuels my imagination […]

What Every Woman Wants (LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA)

Don’t think I don’t know you. If you read this blog, I have little doubt that you’d love to have this under the Christmas tree this year: Five years after the publication of everyone’s FAVORITE decorating book, Domino – The Book of Decorating, Domino magazine has put out a follow-up book: Domino – Your Guide […]

Why I’m Really Looking Forward to the Holidays This Year

The holidays officially began for me this weekend. Saturday morning I attended a special HomeGoods event where I got to shop prior to regular opening. They provided breakfast snacks, free wrapping paper, gift card sweepstakes. I was able to shop with just a handful of other people in the entire store without having to deal […]

Christmas House Tour 2015

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ve been a busy little beaver and have hardly had a moment to write a post this month! But I couldn’t let Christmas arrive without sharing a little house tour of my seasonal decor.     Let’s see if you can figure out what’s missing from my […]

The Best Christmas Gifts You’ve Never Considered

Have you gotten into a rut trying to come up with gifts for the holidays? Or, are you having difficulty answering the question when asked what YOU might like as a present? Let’s see if I can give you some ideas on the best Christmas gifts for the design-minded.  (They might not be things you […]

How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday parties, gatherings with friends, and plenty of good food. My plan is to start decorating for Christmas this weekend after Thanksgiving. I’ll be hosting two Christmas parties this year, so I’ve got entertaining on my mind. Kirkland’s    For holiday gatherings, I usually do a buffet. […]

Hoping for A Christmas Plumbing Miracle

I can’t wait to share some exciting restoration work that we are doing upstairs in our 1939 stone cottage. Our girls had to pack suitcases and drag their mattresses down to the basement studio to live temporarily until it’s complete and they will FINALLY get their own shower.  Yes, we’ve lived here almost 14 years […]

In High Gear for Event-Filled Week, And You Can Join Me!

I’m in high gear getting ready for two exciting events this week in Nashville. The first is the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes tour located in Arrington, TN, which kicks off this Wednesday with a High Tea Blogger Event. Allison and I will spend Wednesday morning installing the Christmas tree I was asked to decorate […]

Last Chance for Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve!  Are you ready?  Surprisingly, I made enough space over the last week or so that I actually AM ready.  Presents bought and wrapped.   Halls (and everything else) decked.  Portions of Christmas Eve dinner ready – the rest will be soon.     It’s not perfect up in here.  I swear.  I […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – At the Southern Living Idea House

Tuesday I spent a magical evening at the newly decorated Southern Living idea House at Fontanel where the builder, Castle Homes, gave VIP guests (including me!) a special private tour. It feels as though the Christmas season has begun in Nashville! photo by The Decorologist