I have always coveted this house

House Crush N°27

  Escape—that's the best word to describe this island house near Savannah, Georgia. Fredrick Schwalb built this home around 1930. My mother-in-law visited there often as a child with her mother. An Atlanta family recently renovated this … Read more

The party has arrived

Friday Flowers

This image adds a whole new meaning to the expression Tailgate Party. I filled my car to the roof with flowers to arrange for the weekend. What a delightful drive home—a car loaded with stocks, roses and sweet peas! I need to have another party ... … Read more

Never stop setting a beautiful table

Things You Should Never Stop Doing!

  There are a zillion things to distract you, but don't stop enjoying the beautiful comforts of life! Shop at Erika Reade Ltd in Atlanta to add beauty and style to your home. Go from mundane to fabulous! Erika Reade has beautiful table … Read more

Mountain Houses

Kitchen Crush—that is all I need to say

Hello Gorgeous!

  Every once in a while you come upon a house renovation that is truly a work straight from the designer's heart—this is one of those houses. This beautiful home in the North Carolina mountains is the work of architect and Designer Keven … Read more

Followed by making her chicken stock

Things to do during construction

Construction in Cashiers is underway! We will be adding a laundry room and a pantry upstairs—no more trips to the basement with loaded arms. The new space will include an office, a small kitchen area, a party and entertaining room, a screened porch … Read more

I love topiary—especially at Christmas

Merry, Merry from Savannah!

Savannah at Christmas is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The weather is wonderful and the town is decorated to the nines in December. We always make a special trip to Isle of Hope for a leisurely walk down the bluff. The smell of … Read more

They’ve said…

  • Gorgeous!!! Makes My Heart Feel Glad!!! — Suzette Parker
  • Have a wonderful weekend! — allison watts
  • Hi Lissy! Your posts make my day! So this is a thank… — Angie Irby
  • I love it Sweet Pea Tailgate! They are gorgeous and love the… — Cathy Garrett
  • Annie, I love this house and garden. It is here in the… — lissyparker


House Crush!

Sold! Thank you Glenis and Jennifer


The answer is YES—the Atlanta house is SOLD! The movers have made the last trip … Read more