I love interior design :: beautiful gardens :: antiques :: cooking :: dogs :: renovations :: and bargains. Located in Atlanta, Georgia and Highlands/Cashiers, North Carolina … and wherever my travels take me. Check out my Favorites on the List Pages—updated with places and things I love.

Read my blog for my latest finds. I’m a visual person so I won’t bore you with lots of text. Let’s go!


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    Darden Straus

    January 13, 2012

    Afternoon Miss Lissy!!! Thank you for such a wonderful morning talking our favorite subject,
    DESIGN! Have a lovely weekend and thank you, thank you for my wonderful new book! It’s gorgeous! Darden

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    Darden Straus

    January 13, 2012

    Lissy! Here’s the flower school in NYC I mentioned to you!!
    Check it out : http://little-flower-school.blogspot.com/

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    March 14, 2012

    thanks for the like! you have an adorable blog! 🙂

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    Cathy Garrett

    April 14, 2012

    Hello Lissy,
    Just read about you. I knew it when I met you that we have a lot in common. I love the exact same things that you do. That makes us kindred spirits. We would have great time shopping and antiquing in Cashiers.

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      April 14, 2012

      I love to antique shop–and i love a good bargain.

      Xo, Lissy

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    Kitty Manson

    November 15, 2012

    Lizzy, you are now up up and away…it looks fabulous, fabulous-are you sure it is the same house I saw in process. I hope that adoptive Grand mothers or Kiki may slumber in the cushy bed sometime. Have a Happy Thanksgiving there now that you can really enjoy the house: “Laurel Nest”, I do like the name!

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    June 18, 2013

    Hi, I noticed your chines chippnedale railling. Is it made of wood and where can I buy this? I live in NY

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      June 19, 2013

      It is wood. My architect designed it-Keven Hawkins. I can send more pictures if you want them. Xo

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    Bonnie Broten

    July 3, 2013

    Lissy…I have been watching your blog and the redo of your wonderful
    mountain retreat. My name is Bonnie Broten and I am a Field Editor for
    many national magazines. Actually, I live in Raleigh. Love your kitchen
    and the new table is wonderful. Can’t wait to see what chairs you add.
    Am very interested in your mountain home for possible publication. Get
    back to me when you have a moment.

    Have a happy 4th…..Lucy is adorable!


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      July 3, 2013

      Would love that!

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    Antoinette Datoc

    July 12, 2013


    This is a beautiful site! Thank you so much for inviting me to visit. I’ll be back soon!

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      July 12, 2013

      Antoinette, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. More English Garden on Monday.

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    Wanda Pohl

    May 26, 2014

    I would love to get new posts to your blog

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      June 1, 2014

      Wanda, Just fill in your email in the box and press subscribe! Be sure to activate the email the blog will send you.
      Thanks for your support!

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    January 1, 2015

    Just left cashiers- was my first trip there. I am a big faudree and furlow gatewood fan as well. Had the pleasure of seeing mr gatewood’s home and it was even better in person. Enjoy your blog very much!

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      January 29, 2015

      Becky, Thank you so very much. Did you make it by Charles Faudree’s house? Hope so.
      xo, lissy

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    July 13, 2015

    Please sign me up to follow your blog.
    Thank you!

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    Lisa Smith

    November 4, 2015

    Hi Lissy!
    I so enjoyed meeting you and your cute family outside Keven’s on Saturday! I hope that we get to spend time together in the near future! Your blog is fabulous!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to really dig in! I can tell that we have A LOT in common!
    Take care.

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      November 11, 2015

      Thank you so very much! I love new subscribers—you just made my day!

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    Elizabeth Powell

    January 26, 2016

    Love your blog, I’m a Georgia girl too and also frequent all of your favorite haunts. I’ve gone by the nickname Lissy all my life, as well, LOL- never known another 😉

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      February 1, 2016

      Elizabeth, Now there are two of us! I also have a friend with your exact name—small world. I hope you are enjoying the blog.
      xo, lissy


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