The lattice bench is a great place to view the garden and the mountains

Gardens with Joy

The Joy Garden Tour will feature the charming garden pictured below in addition to the garden I featured in my last post. It's also in my new neighborhood. The garden was originally designed by Mary Palmer Dargan of Cashiers and Atlanta. The new … Read more

Stone walls and steps lead through the cloud boxwood and tree arch

Up the Garden Path …

Enchanting—is the best word to describe this lovely garden that just happens to be in my new neighborhood. The owner and head gardener gave my garden club a private tour. Ryan Gainey of Atlanta is the designer. The garden is surrounded by forest and … Read more

This is the latest photo—amazing

Window Box Update

I am totally amazed by these new window boxes! I have had so many questions about the plants that we included in them. Please forgive me for taking so long to gather all the plant names—I've been doing a little thing called moving! Plants are usually … Read more

Mountain Houses

Electrician—here we go again

Chinese Red Lantern

Here we go again! The lantern in the family room area is being changed—yet again. The first carriage lantern was hung temporarily just to have light in the room. Black and just a little large for the space, we changed that lantern about a year ago … Read more

The new Orangerie

Black and White … and read all over!

My sweet editor has studied photography for a while now. She was in Cashiers for a garden tour and asked if she could take some black and white photos to study the light in my house. I was happy to have someone else take pictures so I could … Read more

An enclosed boxwood garden hides all electrical and hvac—stealing this idea

House Crush—Party Pavilion Crush—Guest House Crush!

The title of this post should really be—Crush on it All! This incredibly charming patio, pavilion, garage and guest house is located at the home of Atlanta designer Beth Ervin. I have admired this home from afar for awhile now, but the pavilion porch … Read more


House Crush!

Just imagine the possibilities!

House Crush!

I just love finding magical little houses! This tiny charmer is hidden behind a … Read more

Welcome to the English Cottage inspired home

House Crush!

The beautiful home featured in this 'House Crush' is currently on the market in … Read more