Christmas in the Country

Joy in the stillness… A chance to savor & relish each moment because time moves a little slower… Gathering around the table with loved ones in hearty celebration. It’s an act that becomes embedded in the warmest corners of our memory. Dressing the table with pieces that tell stories of Christmases past filling our heartsContinue reading “Christmas in the Country”


A barren winter landscape translated beautifully on this vintage German china. Called Winterling, its crisp palette sets the stage for an intimate winter gathering. Invest in a fresh set of plates or bowls or add a few serving pieces to your basic white dinnerware to liven up the table and create your own modern heirlooms.

Gifts For The Hostess and the Home Chef

Small tokens sure to please the hostess and/or the home chef. Vintage Japanese Bird Pitcher/Creamer Pair of  Mikasa Transition Cappuccino Cereal Bowls Vintage 3 Arm Silver Candelabra Set of 4 Small Vintage Green Stoneware Bowls/Ramekins/Custard Cups Vintage Lancaster & Sandland Ltd Staffordshire Chinoiserie Condiment Crock Vintage Homer Laughlin Best China Black Scalloped Edge Condiment Bowls/Prep BowlsContinue reading “Gifts For The Hostess and the Home Chef”


Every now and again, there is magic in a November afternoon that no other month on the calendar can muster. These are the days when the world is ablaze with autumn’s finest colors and the sun’s low, hazy glow provides just enough warmth to soften the crisp chill in the air. It’s the perfect timeContinue reading “Gathering”

An Affair to Remember

A reason to celebrate should not end up being a cause of stress and frustration. That totally defeats the purpose! But sometimes entertaining becomes just that ~ stressful. Pulling simple elements together to create big impact is key. Having a few go ~ to entertaining pieces on hand will make it all the more effortless.  NoContinue reading “An Affair to Remember”

The Euro Kitchen

The sweet Florentine plaque with its soft pink and cream floral on a faded black backdrop and distressed gilt edge was the inspiration for these European inspired kitchen shelves. Rattan wrapped vintage wine bottles, engraved brass wine glasses and a dramatic brass candelabra add texture and depth. Clear French juice glasses bring neutrality and someContinue reading “The Euro Kitchen”

Navy + Marigold

This fall I am loving a combination of navy blue and marigold. The navy brings a dark, moody vibe and the marigold is a fresh pop of color in a season otherwise dominated by shades of brown and orange. I recently found a set of vintage Japanese Otagiri stoneware dinner plates with a bold navyContinue reading “Navy + Marigold”