To Market, To Market…

I skipped market last year.  The year before I went to New York and was less than inspired.  This year I gave Atlanta a try…looking for specific items for specific jobs.  That’s always easier for me than speculating.  I can’t say that I was necessarily inspired but I did find the trend’s very interesting.  I’m…

2018…thanks for the memories

Before we jump head first into 2019 we pause to be grateful for a wonderful 2018. My business afforded us several opportunities to travel this year.  We visited family coast to coast and celebrated anniversaries, birthday’s (three where both digits changed) and the joy’s of living. We met new friends Miles at Tamboli Produce and Rachel…

Rest and Relaxation

I told you in May I was going to blog every week.  I failed miserably.  I’ve found my commitment’s don’t coincide with a regular blog schedule.  I have started a Facebook page just for my cooking and dining “habit”…Something You Can Eat…please Like and Follow if you haven’t. If you are following that page you’ve…

Regal and Royal

With all the buzz about the Royal Wedding I conveniently recalled an earlier announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year…Ultra Violet. It’s not a color I go to often but I do know Benjamin Moore Cinnamon Slate works to great success.   Bruce Palmer Interior Design However, it seems the royals have an affinity…

New Growth Green

I’m trying to commit myself to new routines.  I’ve walked every day for a week.  I’ve made myself step away from the computer/office and do necessary things.  And, I’m going to try to blog once a week.  It’s Summer. Well, here it is as it’s currently 90 degrees…I think we’ve skipped Spring.  I have fresh…

Happy Birthday, Marcy

I opened Thames Art & Interiors in Memphis’ South Main Art District in 2001. Opening night was on the district’s art walk called Trolley Night…the trolley’s are free should you choose to ride instead of walk.  Tragically, 9-11 had occurred the month before but I knew this was the right thing for me.  I chose…

H.O.P.E

A quick Google search will find the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon being celebrated or at least recognized by many of the world’s organized religions. Some which you might not expect. However, Easter is recognized by ALL retailers selling chocolate, plush animals, chicks, ducks and PEEPS!!!  Again, that same search will help one find…

Spring…Sprang…Sprung

March 20th has come and gone. It’s the International Day of Happiness, World Sparrow Day, International Astrology Day, World Storytelling Day, UN French Language Day, Independence Day of Tunisia, Liberation of Kirkuk City (Iraqi Kurdistan) and the Vernal Equinox or First Day of Spring. It seems snow and cold are hanging on and April showers are…

Farm Dinner…with Love

It was a progressive Valentine’s Dinner for us.  It wasn’t at Blackberry Farm or Twin Farms but at Edwards Farm. We had opportunities for other Valentine’s Dinners but it’s hard to beat being with the one you love in your own home. By progressive I mean…we started at noon. Lunch was a West Indies Salad….

2017 Best Dishes

Last year took me to 19 states.  I was fortunate to cook, design or be the guest for a plethora of delicious meals. We celebrated birth…newborn…70 years beyond and some in between. We enjoyed hosting our Supper Club, friends visiting from near and far and chosen family. I was honored to produce a wedding joining…