Friday mood board: Valentine’s Day

Some of our favorite things for an elegant and stylish Valentine’s Day:  pretty table cloth, Pomegranate; Vintage Ralph Lauren Plate, Replacements.com; Romantic period film, Bright Star; Whimsical fabric, Menagerie by Schumacher; Romantic Poets book set, Everyman’s Library Edition; Beautiful bathroom for a long soak in the tub, Rose Uniacke Design; Sweater, Francis Valentine; Tulips (instead […]

Friday mood board: 5 things to elevate your Thanksgiving table

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of Thanksgiving, all the food shopping, the meal preparation, the cooking itself, and the presentation (not to mention the cleaning up!). But if we really think about it Thanksgiving is just about gathering together, enjoying comfort food, and counting our blessings. And it has managed, somehow, to […]

how to arrange sunflowers (because they can be divas)

We are in full sunflower season here.  And while sunflowers are certainly show-stoppers and crowd-pleasers (think sunflower festivals), sometimes it’s hard to handle them.  The sunflower is easy to grow from seed and glorious in a field or tucked in the back of a garden.  But, as a cut flower she can look stunning one […]

4 Mother’s Day tables during quarantine (using what we have)

For most of us, this Mother’s Day will be unlike any other we have ever celebrated. We won’t be doing the things that we usually do, like traveling, visiting, gathering, or entertaining. In the world of social distancing our tables are smaller and less crowded, but they can still be pretty. So, the four of […]