Sunday, August 24, 2014

Touring on Blogland

Last week Patti introduced me on her feature of Touring on Blogland at her wonderful blog PandorasBox.  Her blog features great ideas, photography and lots of food ~yum!  Be sure to read all her posts on her stunning MacKenzie Childs collection.  Thanks for inviting me to share a little about myself.  Here's my answers for the questions. 

What am I working on right now? Right now I'm planning for fall decorating, entertaining and of course tables!  I have an idea for using my new milk glass collection in my design in the dining room this fall.  Also, I have an idea for some cute painted flatware for Halloween.  Finally, my daughter is getting married in fall, 2015 so we are just beginning planning for her big day.

How does my work differ from others in this genre?  I think my work differs because I like to use a combination of vintage and new items to set tables and entertain.  I think entertaining should feature both pieces you have inherited by family or find and easy to clean up pieces such as dishwasher safe and paper items.  I am not a total DIY girl, I like to mix in a few pieces I've crafted along with items we can buy at the store and then vintage pieces.  Finally, I think my work is in a price point that most people can afford, which makes it more accessible to everyone wanting to just add a new piece or two each season.

Why do I write / create what I do?  I began blogging in 2009 as a way to creatively share my ideas for parties, decor and entertaining.  My daytime job is in the accounting profession and therefore entertaining and decorating allow me to express myself in a creative way totally different than my career.

How does your writing process actually work?  I would like to say all my posts are planned out weeks ahead of time and scheduled accordingly, but in actuality my posts generally are written organically from ideas thru reading on the porch, points of inspiration in my travels, based on the seasons or in great pieces I buy at antique stores and estate sales on the weekends.

Patti also featured Poppi at With a Dash of Color.  Please be sure to visit her blog this week too!


  1. I am glad to see you on this fun tour and to know a little more about you:) Your milk glass collection is simply gorgeous, especially against the dark wood of the hutch. My posts are also written from inspiring ideas around me....its fun to learn more about kindred spirits:) Congratulations to your daughter for the upcoming much fun planning a wedding! Have a wonderful week~hugs, Poppy ( thanks for the mention, so sweet of you!)

  2. Hi…it was nice to get to know you a bit better. I look forward to seeing how you incorporate your milk glass into fall decorating - I never think of doing that! How exciting to start the wedding planning process - the time flies by quickly, so enjoy it. Let's stay in touch! and thanks for participating