My New Antique English Drop Leaf Table


After touring the show house in Cashiers, NC last Saturday we went shopping. There were several antique shops, but the prices were a lot more than I was willing to spend. This area is a very high end community so the prices reflected that in the shops. So after looking at all the pretties I went to my favorite antique store on Monday. Shirley and her husband were staying in Atlanta after leaving my house since her hubby had business in Atlanta. After he finished she met me at the antique store and we looked around. I wasn't even looking for anything special, but came across three different end tables that were a possibility to use next to Mr. Savvy's chair in the great room in place of the round French table that is there now. I'm afraid he is going to mess up the top of it. I chose my favorite table, which was at a really good price especially after seeing the super inflated prices out of town, and took it home.

Only problem is after getting it home it didn't fit well next to his chair so it was on to plan B.

Let's Talk Fall Y'all


It has been one hot and sticky summer and I am dreaming about fall and cooler days. I can't wait to be able to sit out on the deck again and to cook and eat outside. We haven't done that since July 4th. The good thing about living in the south is it usually stays warm enough to enjoy the outdoors through November. So while I am dreaming of fall I thought I would share how I like to decorate for fall. I don't do a lot of cutesy things, but I add texture and color, bring in nature, and add pillows and accessories that say it's getting cooler outside so let's make it cozy inside.

Feathers and amber colors in the foyer say fall.

Wow Us Wednesdays #288


Welcome to Wow! Hope your week is going well so far. After having guests last weekend and touring the Cashiers showhome and shopping and eating and shopping some more I think I'm pooped. Now it's time to get back to real life. We are enjoying lower humidity for a couple days and it's like a breath of fresh air. I'm so ready for the fall cool down. How about y'all?

While we dream of fall let's look at some features from last week and get this party started.

Peonies and Orange Blossoms takes us on a tour of a Street Of Dreams showhome decorated in French farmhouse style. I hope they bring the Street Of Dreams back to the Atlanta area.

Cashiers Showhouse Tour....part two


Yesterday I shared part one of the Cashiers showhouse that we toured on Saturday. Today we are continuing with the study and the living room which was my favorite plus more.

Right across from the master bedroom is the study. Just look at those original planked walls. The ceiling planks and beams were painted to make the room feel lighter. 

Cashiers Showhouse Tour....part one


Do you know what makes touring a show house more fun? Touring it with your bestie. We had the best time traveling the very windy mountain roads to Cashiers, NC to tour this year's show house called Burt Farm. It was such a picturesque setting and it was cool and sprinkling a bit when we arrived, but after touring the inside of the house the sun was making an appearance again. This home sits on 131 secluded acres and is for sale for a hefty price tag.

After parking a golf cart shuttled us to the house and this is one of the first things I saw.

Weekend Plans


It's Friday, yay! Since my internet has been in and out for days, and finally repaired late yesterday, I was unable to get my normal post together for today, but I thought I would give you a peek at what I'm going to be doing this weekend. I am so excited that my friend Shirley of Housepitality Designs and her husband are coming down and we are going to tour the Cashiers Designer Showhouse on Saturday. Plus we will be eating and shopping and just having a good time. We haven't seen each other in over a year!