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  • My Dream Bed with The New Traditionalists

    First, I want to apologize for being a bit quiet.    We had friends in town, and then my mother with whom I spent several days buckled down and focused on getting the house…

    August 1, 2018
  • Quick Lessons from an English Countryside House

    Some of you might have seen that we have popped over to England for a friend’s wedding.   We decided to make a week of it so that we could catch up with family (and…

    June 18, 2018
  • Collector’s Corner: The French Flea

    We have visited the Jas des Roberts two weekends in a row now.    It’s an outdoor market in a bumpy field where vendors come with trucks full of goodies, from furniture to linens,…

    June 11, 2018
  • Collector’s Corner: Colorful Tablecloths & Napkins

    I have been waiting to arrive here in France to my grandmother’s home to really roll up my sleeves and dig into this new series, Collector’s Corner.   My grandmother was the queen of collecting;…

    May 28, 2018
  • Pamper Yourself with India Hicks

    How do I begin to express my admiration for India Hicks?    I have known about her for years and, like many of us, have avidly followed her design and lifestyle trendsetting ideas.  I…

    May 17, 2018
  • Collector’s Corner: Essential Placemats

    I have been holding off on my favorite topics — sheets, plates, etc.  for France as I would love to be able to really explore my Grandmother’s collection when we arrive next week!!   …

    May 14, 2018