Drenched in Daffodils

DSC_0264The sun has finally come out to play! We are warming up and the daffodils have bloomed just in time for Easter. Yellow is everywhere between the daffodils, which are mainly in our back yard and in the front pots, and the forsythia. You can see the tulips starting to come up, but they won’t bloom for another 2 to 3 weeks. No complaints here, though….Spring has finally sprung!DSC_0275DSC_0267 DSC_0268DSC_0278 DSC_0271 DSC_0273 DSC_0277 DSC_0279Hoping it’s sunny and bright for you this weekend and happy Easter to those who celebrate!


Gardens & Style with Bettie Bearden Pardee

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.51.43 PMThank you, Flower Magazine, for the recent article on Bettie Bearden Pardee! The entire April issue is applause worthy, but it was your article on BBP that has me wondering, “Bettie, where have you been all my life?!”.

We love all the same things! She’s an author of numerous books, including the most recent, “Living Newport”, a sought after lecturer, a garden connoisseur, a former magazine editor (Bon Appetit), television host/producer and designer of the Parterre garden bench. Her blog, Private Newporttakes you into her enviable world and shares tips on entertaining, garden design and living with style. Of course I love it!Copy-of-4708-e1489705465566-800x994

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Holiday Outdoor Decor

img_0771Over the weekend, our home got its outdoor holiday update.

Always a variation on a theme of greens, magnolia and red berries….this year’s holiday decor is simple and classic, but with 4 miniature lit trees, definitely a festive look. I love the sound of “jingle bells”, so hanging our sleigh bells on the front door is a mark that the holidays and guests have arrived. The red laquer wreath is from the Magnolia Wreath Company. They have so many gorgeous colors, so if the typical red isn’t your thing…you are sure to find one you love.

This doesn’t happen without the help of a little team of garden elves…so my thanks to the team at Gardens for creating a little holiday wonderland.img_0773img_0775 img_0779 img_0780 img_0781First impressions begin at the curb, so dress up your home from the outside in!