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The Beautiful Biscuit Tin

Phyllis Décor 12 Comments

Some beautiful things have been created for very simple and practical purposes. Just think of all the wonderful treasures that now fill our homes as decoration that were once made to fill a need. Necessity has often been called the mother of invention, and the biscuit tin is one of those items that was made out of necessity, used and …

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Flights of Fancy Boutique Giveaway

Phyllis Décor 139 Comments

I love truly beautiful things, right down to the smallest detail. In fact, I think the real beauty of artwork of all kinds is found in the well-crafted, delicate details that all come together for a stunning creation. That’s why the works we create seem to come to life when we add embellishments, buttons, trims, and the final finishing touches. …

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Unique Winter Centerpiece Idea

Phyllis Décor 7 Comments

Although we’re all dreaming of warmer weather, it seems most of the country is still stuck in the bitter cold—even the South, where I live. Right now I’d love to be hosting an event in the garden, but with temperatures below freezing we’d better stay inside. A friend and wonderful event decorator, Edna Ross, recently planned an event with the …

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Chicken Pot Pie Mac and Cheese Recipe

Phyllis Lifestyle 13 Comments

Cold weather makes me crave comfort food. And after the recent cold snap in Birmingham, I’m ready to whip up something hot, golden, and bubbly. The Extra-Cheesy Mac and Cheese Recipe I posted a few weeks ago was such a hit, I thought I’d share another from Taste of the South‘s Southern Classic Mac & Cheese special issue. This one combines …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Phyllis Lifestyle 30 Comments

Today I wish you a heart of love! We are all bonded together in friendship by our love of beautiful moments in life. Thank you for being my friend and sharing these times together. Several years ago I recorded a CD, “An Evening in May,” and on that CD is one of my favorite songs, “It Had to Be You.” …

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A Valentine’s Tea to Remember

Phyllis Décor, Lifestyle 12 Comments

Treat your sweetheart to a memorable afternoon tea for Valentine’s Day with the help of TeaTime magazine. Delectable heart-shaped desserts from baked cherry-filled tartlets to gluten-free French macarons are sure to please. And chocolate lovers will swoon over luscious strawberry-topped cheesecake tarts and petite spiced cakes. Get all seven Valentine’s Day desserts. Whether you’ll be celebrating with your one and only …