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…

Wine & Dine

Fortunate is a word which often comes to mind regarding my work/love relationship with my clients.  It’s wonderful to know so many of my design clients have become dear friends. Four years ago we were invited to a dinner in a client’s home.  I sat by my client’s new next door neighbor and across the…

First Party of the Holidays

I decided to start the holiday celebration early. Part of it comes from the vitriol we’ve had to witness for the past ten months. I’ve felt a strong urge to be around people that share love. We don’t even share the same political beliefs but we love and respect each other.  I also wanted to…

Double Nickel

We love birthdays!!!  So many of our family and friends are no longer here to celebrate their birthday it seems really ungrateful not to be thankful and celebrate the joys of the anniversary of birth.  Mine is always a bit of an emotional challenge as I recall the fact that Fay and Quindel, my loving parents,…

Italian Supper

Here’s Brandt welcoming everyone to our house in Umbria…well, our house for a week in 2012. Channeling the La Dolce Vita spirit we hosted Supper Club Sunday evening.  This was our first time to have a theme.  It was our dear friend Teresa’s turn to host but she is dealing with a health challenge.  We send her…

June Wedding-Part III-Late Night

The final event of the FABULOUS June Wedding was the Late Night Party.  There was discussion regarding what to call this portion of the evening. I suggested calling it a Dance Party.  However, it was suggested that the title sounded more like a fraternity party instead of dancing after a formal wedding. Thus, we simply…

June Wedding Part III-Dinner

    This is a bit lengthy…it was a multi-faceted dinner. The Antler offers a designer incredible opportunities to be creative.  The property alone can be used in a myriad of ways.  Then there are the existing buildings.  We used Grey Manor for Cocktail Hour and we used The Grand Hall for Dinner.  This is…

June Wedding Part III-Cocktail Hour

I haven’t told you the story of how I came to be involved in this incredible event.  I’ve been fortunate to have this incredible family as interior design clients since 1999 when the mother of the bride saw a fun bedroom I did in a Tupelo Symphony League Designer Showcase Home.  I had known of…

June Wedding Part II

The wedding day began with elegantly presented brunches. in beautifully appointed homes with lovely hosts, lots of exuberance and maybe just a tiny bit of anxiousness. Southern Accents should have covered this.    Everything was done to perfection to honor the bride and her entourage. Can you die…this looks like it was styled for Saveur.  …