Front Porch Progress!

It feels so good to share progress on a project!!  I'm close to wrapping up my front porch freshening (or "freshly" as my friend KariAnne would say), so I thought I'd show you what I've done.  If you missed the before, click here.  This is a lesson in how small changes make a big difference! I've added fresh mulch to the beds where I planted my little drifting roses...   Those little roses are so happy now, they're covered … [Read more...]

The {Outdoor} To-Do List

I finally have a little lower key weekend ahead and it looks like the weather will cooperate this time!  Woo hoo!  I've been ready to get outside and get working on my outdoor spaces for weeks now, but the triumvirate of pollen, rain, and kid-tivities have been standing in the way.  And Lord knows, the weekdays are way too crazy busy to do anything more than a bit of list-making. Yesterday, I took 15 minutes and surveyed the front porch and … [Read more...]

Door Bucket Love…and a Giveaway!

One of the easiest ways to brighten up for spring is on the front door. Your front door sets the tone for welcoming friends and family into your home. Make it beautiful, welcoming, and friendly! Door buckets are a wonderful vehicle for changing the look of your front porch or stoop on a dime, and offer more flexibility than a traditional wreath. My all time favorite is my Willow House Flower Market Door Bucket, one of the first products I … [Read more...]

Provence Paradise by Michel Biehn

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a magazine cover?  This is exactly what happened to me in the airport a few weeks ago, when I caught sight of the August issue of Veranda.  I splurged and picked up a copy for my flight and I've been repeatedly engrossed ever since.  The images of this stunning Provencal villa restoration are captivating!  The result of a ten-year collaboration between designer/antique dealer/author … [Read more...]

Grey Gardens

Yesterday I stumbled upon the 2009 HBO movie "Grey Gardens" starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.  I could not stop watching!  The fashion in the film is stunning.  The story of the crazy mother and daughter, who just happened to be the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, is riveting.  But it was the East Hampton mansion herself that absolutely captivated me.  And watching her demise before your … [Read more...]