Category Archives: Books

Friday at Francie’s

riday fun at Francie Hargroves’ in Cashiers, North Carolina–are you ready to shop! This charming store is full of fanciful finds–pillows, prints, lamps, antiques, clothes, jewelry and shoes–what more could a girl wish for! I took a few pictures on … Continue reading

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Arrange This

How would you like to have a ‘Master Arranger’ come to your house and work her magic on your shelves and table tops? Yes, please! The tables and shelves below were arranged by designer Elspeth Willcoxson. I hope they will … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is!

hank you for all of the wonderful comments about James Farmer and his beautiful designs. We have put all the entries in a flower vase (seemed appropriate) and my son has drawn the winner (an impartial third party.) And the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Give-a-Way—Wonderful!

I am giving away an autographed copy of James Farmer’s  Wonderful new book, “A Time to Plant’—just in time for Christmas. To enter, check out his new blog and come back and leave me a comment about it. How … Continue reading

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Cocktails for Two or Twenty…

magine having four bars ready for service in one home. This was the case at this year’s Cashiers, North Carolina Decorator Show House. It is either a Hostess’s dream come true or her worst nightmare. We will assume the former. … Continue reading

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Relaxing in France—or are we in Atlanta?

his little corner of France is actually located in Atlanta, Georgia. The designer, Elspeth Willcoxon of Willcoxon Interiors, travels to France frequently and brings home treasures with every visit. She bought the painted daybed and beautiful hanging screen at the … Continue reading

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A Time to Plant book signing

his beautiful book is a true southern gem. James Farmer has captured the art of Southern—Style Garden Living to perfection. Inside you will find not only enchanting gardens and homes, but stories of the places, people and lifestyles that create … Continue reading

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