Our winter garden

Living in South Carolina, we have an opportunity to plant a winter garden.  Although we have had tons of rain, the crops we planted are not damaged, probably due to the raised beds they are planted in.  Here are photos of what we planted: broccoli, swiss...

Cutlery pouches

I have been busy getting ready for the Holiday Bazaar at Christ Church Charlotte.  One of the items I will be selling are these Cutlery Pouches.  A fun way to set the table.  Some are holiday themed, some for year...

Autumn

Just saying the word Autumn brings me calm.  It seems that this season arrives later in the Carolinas, but it is so welcome when it does.  Leaf season in the mountains is upon us and the urge to decorate with seasonal fall items is exciting.  I worked...

The simple napkin ring

My recent large crowd at the house warranted some creativity when it came to plates, napkins, chargers and napkin rings.  I did not have thirteen of anything.  I did find some cool chargers at Homegoods then used 13 china plates for dinner as well as my...

Surprise in the middle

I freshened up some of my planters on the porch and decided to plant some lavender in rustic pots and an urn.  It looked a little lonely in the pot, so I put in some red wheat berry seeds around the perimeter and it took off.  Great to see almost instant...

The Barn Sale 2015

Harriet Dan and I camped out the night before the Mackenzie-Childs Barn Sale in Aurora, NY.  It was fun to socialize with other Barn sale addicts and listen to the music, dance with our dog and meet the folks that work at this wonderful place. Here  I am...

Wine bags

I came across many samples of decorator and drapery fabric that I thought would make some glamorous wine gift bags.  I cut the fabric into two pieces of 15" x 7" .  Hemming one end of each piece with a one inch edge I pieced the wrong sides together and...