Since 2014, Lettermade has been making¬†linens with personality. In addition to designing cocktail and dinner napkins with monograms, they have made their mark by creating witty icons and partnering with such brands as Draper James, Gray Malin and Rifle Paper Co. Owner, Malia, just seems to keep raising the bar. Take these newest designs of Fashion Icons Karl Lagerfeld and Iris Apfel (if you haven’t seen the documentary of her life….it’s a “must watch”).karl-lettermade-cocktail-napkins

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Golf season is in full swing (couldn’t resist) at our house, so these golf inspired napkins would be perfect for Father’s Day or a golf gathering.

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You can elevate any occassion when you use the “good linens”…and you make it memorable when your linens have personality!


Welcome to the Neighborhood!

For centuries, the pineapple has been seen as a symbol of hospitality and welcome. 

Legend has it that New England sea captains, who had travelled to the Caribbean, would spear a pineapple on their fenceposts to signal their safe return. The pineapple was an invitation to their friends to come visit, share food and drink and listen to tales of their voyage.

How perfect then, to use this symbol as the focal point of a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” dinner for our new neighbors. I’d been saving the pineapple cocktail napkins from Lettermade for something fun and this was it! They served as a focal point on our outdoor bar. 

I kept the color palette simple by keeping the to the green, echoed in the fern plant, and the textured tray and chargers which mimic the rough exterior of the pineapple.
For the centerpiece, I filled a large dough bowl with 4 pineapples. Super simple. I thought of adding flowers, but that would have been too much. Just like dressing yourself…dressing your table is about what you put on and what you leave off. Sometimes less is more. As in impact. I wanted to emphasize the pineapples, so I let them carry the table.

Now, it’s time to welcome the weekend! What do you have planned?

Friday Fashion Find: Twig & Twine

Earthy. Organic. Statement pieces. That’s what sisters, Elizabeth Stafford White and Jacquelyn Stafford Buckner, have created with their new line of jewelry, Twig & Twine. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and features their signature suede strap, along with naturally sourced eco-friendly materials from around the world. 
With price points from $50-$250, these necklaces are wearable art.

I knew I was on to something when I saw who stocks their pieces. Among them are 2 of my favorite shops, Charlotte-based Poole Shop (housed within Capitol) and And George in Charlottesville, VA.

I went for an antler, which suits my Texas roots, but the shell version would be so pretty at the beach.

And speaking of chic, someone is going to start their weekend off right, with a new set of Lettermade cocktail napkins! 

The winner of the give away is: melissabinmo! Melissa, send me an email at so we can get these out to you! 
Let’s get this party started!