Gifts for Gardeners

A beautiful vase to display their lovingly cared for flowers. Francis Palmer is my absolute favorite to dream over. Jill Rosenwald and Sheldon Ceramics are other favorites.   Some handy pruners for all their snipping needs. These Japanese shears are as beautiful as they are practical.   A simple apron for stashing tools and other odds and ends.   A charming miniature door to add some whimsy to their fairy garden. It would be great paired with this.   Reliable work boots for mucking about. There’s also the beloved Hunter boots.   A notebook for sketching, record keeping, and scheming.

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Happy Tudor Holiday Home Tour 2018

As some of you may have seen on Instagram, our home was featured as one of the homes on our neighborhood’s holiday home tour this past weekend. Many of you have asked us to share photos of our house all decked out for the holidays, and now that the official tour is over, I am here to do just that. Putting our home on a holiday home tour has been a learning curve and one that has certainly taught us a great deal. Let’s dive in. Here are five takeaways from the holiday home tour followed by all the photos

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Dining Room Madness

You may remember us deciding whether or not to paint our dining room trim and that we eventually did to decide to paint and shared why. Though we like our current dining room and it certainly is not a bad space to be in, we do feel that it is time for a bit of an upgrade now that we are settled into our house a bit more and see what it needs. Though we love a beautiful white room, we have found our dining room to feel harsh and sterile in the evenings when we have friends and family

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Happy Friday!

The ‘nicest place in America‘ right here in Knoxville. This melts my heart!   Love this piece by Karin Olah. We saw some of her work in person last year in Charleston and loved the intricate details.   Beautiful pendant light and corresponding desk lamp.   We just bought one of these Open Window candles in Savannah and are excited to try it out on the upcoming cool fall nights. Rumor has it these odor eliminating candles are also a favorite of the Queen.   Ethically made, water resistant, and stylish ankle boots? So excited for this new collection from

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Happy Friday!

Did you all see the new video created by Ann Street Studio!? I think the world of Jamie and her creative work, but her Instagram storiesย with behind the scenes footage of how it was all shot literally blew my mind in the best way! You are in luck if you missed it because she saved it to her highlights.   Can you imagine attending this party to celebrate the restoration and reproduction of the hand painted wallpapers of de Gournay found in Houghton Hall?   Have any of you ever heard of code switching? I hadn’t until this week and

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Happy Friday!

This week flew, but I’m not complaining. Looking forward to seeing a movie, visiting the farmers’ market, and just taking it easy. Hope you all have a lovely, laid back weekend!   Well, this may be the cutest video I’ve seen in a long time. So precious!   Reese Witherspoon’s new book, Whiskey in a Teacup, just came out this week, and it is so charming with so many beautiful photos and spot-on depictions of the South.   Speaking of Reese Witherspoon, this Mindy Kaling pun gets me every time.   The beloved paint company Farrow and Ball just release

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Happy Friday!

I always love the regularly updated collection of favorites by Pencil and Paper Co, especially the furniture favorites. Such fun taste.   These guys snuck a fake poster of themselves into McDonald’s to make an important point. Love this, especially after seeing the wonderful Crazy Rich Asians last weekend.   Speaking of Crazy Rich Asians, these are the real crazy rich Asians. Such another world.   In love with this overnight bag. Love the steel blue option.   How America uses it’s land. That’s a lot of golf courses, and it’s kind of mind blowing we use more land to

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Porch and Patio Updates for Fall

This spring, we had big plans to give our porch and patio some TLC for spring and summer. Given that this weekend is Labor Day weekend and that basically the only update I’ve done is sweep, I’d say we pretty much missed the boat on that. Nevertheless, there is a silver lining in all of this. Our delay in tackling this project means that we’re just in time for end of summer sales and that we still have time to make updates and enjoy our outdoor space for some of the year’s most pleasant temperatures. Truth be told, I’d much

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Happy Friday!

Excited to try and squeeze this movie in over the weekend. Love all the actors!   Love a good easy salmon sandwich!   In love with this newest Gal Meets Glam dress. So excited for petites next month!   The dreamiest!   What a performance at 73 years years of age. Aretha Franklin.   This bouquet is giving me such inspiration to put our flowering dill to use- though, I think this may be fennel.   Love this perspective!   Love a good personality test. Adam and I were total opposites on this.   Always love seeing other people’s take

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Savoring Summer: Honey Lavender Simple Syrup

One of my favorite days at the farmers’ market all year long is lavender day. One week each year at the start of summer just before the Lavender Festival, a local lavender farm sets up a booth selling fresh bouquets, essential oil, and dried blossoms. It’s such a heavenly day with the smell of lavender drifting through the whole market. You know it’s lavender day before you even see the booth by the smell and by the small purple bunches peeking out of people’s bags as they walk by. Seriously, such a good day. Each year on lavender day, I

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