My Potting Shed

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Antique Pottery, Design Projects, Garden Ornaments, Houseplants, Instagram, Our Garden, Our Home, Topiary, Winter|

A warm greeting on this January day!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to 2019. I have settled into a routine of working from my design studio at home. I do love my new flexible schedule, and uniform of cozy flannel plus fuzzy slippers (on days that I'm not [...]

New Design Project

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00February 5th, 2018|Design Projects, Houseplants, Mora Clocks, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

One day after picking up her sons from school, Ali decided to do something different: take a detour onto her favorite tree-lined street dotted with storybook homes. Ali spotted a For Sale sign in front of a gracious Colonial with perfect symmetry, wide shutters, and a flat yard that would [...]

All About Myrtle Topiaries

By |2019-05-29T17:18:54+00:00January 24th, 2017|Houseplants, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Our Shop, Southern Living Magazine, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Happy New-ish Year!  2017 is my sixth year of blogging - time flies! Is there anything you'd like me to blog about? Please share your suggestions in the comments section as I'd love to know. One topic I frequently get questions on is my myrtles. Each time I post a [...]

Small Spaces in Our Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00February 17th, 2014|Bathrooms, Houseplants, Our Home, Topiary|

When it comes to small spaces, I choose to celebrate them! You see, I am quite fond of old houses and, because many of them come with little rooms, I consider these modest spaces an important part of the overall character. A home comprised entirely of tiny rooms might be [...]

My Myrtle Topiaries in Southern Living

By |2019-05-29T17:18:24+00:00December 26th, 2013|Design Projects, Houseplants, Our Home, Southern Living Magazine, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

As the new year approaches, I have exciting news to share! Thank you to Southern Living for featuring my myrtle topiaries in their January 2014 issue. YAY!!! What a special way to welcome 2014. I am especially grateful to Editor Rebecca Bull Reed for her guidance and tireless work styling [...]

Southern Living Photo Shoot

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00May 16th, 2013|Blue Gardens, Houseplants, Our Garden, Our Home, Southern Living Magazine, Topiary|

Greetings! It has been way too long since my last post. I hope you all are well. Work has been incredibly busy, hence my absence. I look forward to resuming my weekly postings as I have many home and garden tours to share. Those of you following along on Instagram got a [...]

Houseplants in Our Home and Shop

By |2019-05-29T17:18:05+00:00November 17th, 2012|Houseplants, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

I love what houseplants do for our home and shop. They can cheer up any room, and bring life to them. When it is dreary and cold outside, I especially appreciate the greenery inside. With nighttime temperatures hovering around freezing, all of our houseplants are now indoors. I’ll be picking [...]

Visiting Snug Harbor Farm

By |2019-05-29T17:18:03+00:00September 15th, 2012|Favorite Shops, Garden Tours, Houseplants, Maine, Topiary, Travels|

I recently found out Tricia Rose of Rough Linen is a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest, which celebrates small business owners and their inspiring products. Tricia works with natural linens, and makes beautiful homespun products from her atelier. I'm a fan of Tricia's work, and know she would [...]

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