A few more items I want to share with you from my recent NYC trip. Before when we’ve gone to New York we always end up shopping and eating out and seeing friends and this time I wanted to make it a priority to see some plays and or musicals while we were in town and boy did we ever. I’ve already shared some with you about seeing Glenn Close in the stage version of Sunset Boulevard and on Tuesday I told you about War Paint, today I want to tell you about the play we saw, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. TLF is a play written by Lillian Hellman in 1939 and the first production on Broadway starred Tallulah Bankhead in the lead role of Regina Giddens, the play is set in a small town in Alabama in 1900 and takes a look at the machinations and relationships of a family who are all trying to get ahead in life and how they step on each other in trying to attain their goals. I had only ever seen the movie version of The Little Foxes that stars Bette Davis as Regina, so when I read that a new stage version was being planned for Broadway I really wanted to see it. This new production is starring actresses, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, the two women are trading off playing the role of Regina and another female character, Aunt Birdie. The current production is wonderful and I strongly suggest seeing it, the play takes place entirely in the Giddens home and the scenery for the play is beautiful, a beautiful green covers the wall of the home set and it’s filled with antiques from the early 20th century. The costumes are beautiful and needless to say the acting is extraordinary, in addition to the two actresses I mentioned the play also stars Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as Horace Giddens and Michael McKeon as Uncle Ben Hubbard. I want to share some images from the 1941 movie version of the play plus there’s some pics and a review of our NYC hotel below, Enjoy!!! (above image via)
April 27, 2017
April 13, 2017
This week kind of got away from me and I didn’t get the tablescape done that I had planned but I wanted to share table decorations that I came up with a couple of years ago for an Easter table. Everything I used in this tablescape was from the Dollar Store, Big Lots, and Dollar General except for the fresh flowers which you can easily pick up at the grocery store. This decoration was quick, simple, fun and full of bright colors. Remember, you can take any of the ideas from the table and use any one or more of them for your dining table at home, buffet table or even a kid’s table.
To see the whole blog post I wrote in 2015 click here, and as always, Enjoy!!!
April 11, 2017
I always enjoy flipping through the Grandin Road catalog when it arrives, they always have beautiful stuff year round and it’s a treat to see what they have new every Spring for outdoor use. I love a good bench and Grandin Road always has a lovely collection of colorful seating that can be used either outside or inside. A couple of years ago Mom ordered an indoor/outdoor bench from Grandin Road in a wonderful shade of green, we had a pad made for the bench in black and white houndstooth and it looks great. Their benches are not only beautiful and fun to look at but also comfortable. I want to share a few of the benches with you today and we’ll have a look at other great merchandise from Grandin Road in the days to come, in the meantime Enjoy!!!
April 10, 2017
Last week we took a look at the Pillowfort Bedroom collection from Target and today we continue to focusing on that collection with a look at merch for the bathroom. The multicolored striped towels above were the thing that caught my eye last week as well as several other fun things. This collection is geared towards kids but there are lots of things you could use in a lake house, a pool bath or just if you’re a “fun” adult. There are lots of fun patterns to choose from and great color combinations, so here we go, exploring Pillowfort from Target. Enjoy!!!
March 29, 2017
I admire Ellen Degeneres, she’s proven herself to be a wonderful, giving person who genuinely cares about other humans and animals. Ellen has never hidden the fact that she loves design, she’s known for buying homes, remodeling them and selling or flipping them. A while back I had seen an announcement that she was creating her own line of furniture and accessories for the home, and I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I received the latest Bed Bath & Beyond catalog in the mail with Ellen on the cover surrounded by her own products. I decided to check this out some more and I love what I’m seeing, beautiful furniture with a mid-century twist that’s up to date and timely. I thought today we would take a look at several of the pieces available through the Thomasville website and I’ll see what else I can find, Enjoy!!!
November 14, 2016
So, once again I’ve stumbled onto something while looking for something else completely different. The other day I was researching a designer and she mentioned The Paris Market website as one of her favorite shopping spots online, so of course, I had to check it out and it’s awesome if you’re looking for fun, beautiful and unusual then check it out. The Paris Market is a store in Savannah, Georgia and is owned by Paula Danyluk. Paula and her husband Taras travel and explore markets around the world for the wonderful items available at The Paris Market, from Paris to Cairo and now they’re including Milan and Rome, England, Holland and Belgium in their shopping forays. If you’re looking for fun and unusual items for your home or maybe that perfect gift for someone check out The Paris Market, meanwhile I’ll share some wonderful things I found on their website. Have a great Monday and Enjoy!!!
October 28, 2016
Yesterday we checked out 6 of our 13 recipes for cocktails you and your friends and family can enjoy this Halloween weekend and today we are looking at the rest, so then there were 7. Today we’re looking at a warm drink, a punch, a couple more cocktails, a martini and no party is complete without a round of shots and we have the perfect one for All Hallows Eve. So, chill those glasses make your shopping list and head out to the grocery and liquor stores to create the best kind of spirits for this time of year, Enjoy!!! ( above image is Walker Blood Sangria, via)
October 24, 2016
The new MacKenzie-Childs Fall catalog came in the mail the other day and I thought we definitely needed to take a look at all the beautiful new Fall merchandise they have. You can always count on MC to come out with great additions to their already beautiful collection. I’m a sucker for anything in their Courtly Check pattern and it’s in all the new things I’m sharing today plus some stripes. They have a lot of great stuff for Thanksgiving that I’ll share after the first of the month, for now, join me for a look at all things Autumn and MacKenzie-Childs, Enjoy!!!
September 28, 2016
When I think of Ballard Designs I always think of furniture, fabrics, home accessories and not so much seasonal merchandise but they have some wonderful choices in Fall home decor. Whether you’re looking for pumpkins made of stone, clay, or glass Ballard Designs has them as well some wonderful serving pieces that look like real hollowed out pieces of wood. I gathered a sampling today for you to see of their holiday wares, but check out their website for a complete look. Enjoy!!!
June 9, 2016
I was unfamiliar with John Robshaw Textiles until I saw his website mentioned in a recent magazine article, the article was talking about a product that had nothing to do with textiles but definitely piqued my interest. John Robshaw has traveled throughout Asia trying to learn all he can about creating the wonderful textiles that we know from countries like India, China, and Indonesia, learning the ancient art of block printing and creating his own painting technique that creates a more artistic look. In his own words, Robshaw says, “when you look at my textiles its like you’ve been on the world tour with me.” On the John Robshaw website, he offers beautiful bedding, pillows, towels & shower curtains, home decor and fabric by the yard. Join me for a trip around the world with John Robshaw via shopping, Enjoy!!!