The History Of Purses

Phyllis Lifestyle 34 Comments

I promised myself when I was growing up, that I would never “dig in my purse” as I had watched my grandmother do repeatedly when looking for the house key after a day out with me. I have never seen a purse so deep and cavernous as the ones she would carry, except perhaps in Mary Poppins. It had everything …

French Style with Vintage Finds

New French Style with Vintage Finds Book Giveaway!

Phyllis Giveaway 50 Comments

I love collecting books, and if you could see my collection, you would think I am nuts. I just love surrounding myself with beautiful books that inspire me. I had the opportunity to go to Paris several years ago. I fell in love with the French style and their way of decorating and collecting. As I wandered the streets looking …

Hoffman Media Blowout Sale 2017

The Blowout Sale Of The Season

Phyllis Lifestyle 3 Comments

Join our biggest Blowout Sale yet! It’s first come, first serve, so don’t wait. With discounted prices on all books, back issues and special issues you can stock up on delicious southern recipes, beautiful decorating inspirations, and stories from the women who’ve been there. I love to escape the winter chill with a warm cup of tea and a stack of …

Timeless interiors

Timeless Interiors with Deborah Hastings

Phyllis Inspiration 6 Comments

Timeless interiors evolve around key furnishings that anchor the room—allowing colors, fabrics, and accessories to create visual interest that can easily and affordably be changed with the seasons or trends. With 35 years of experience designing well-appointed homes, design expert Deborah Hastings shares her favorite style secrets to achieving good design that can be applied to any home on any …

Christmas Tablescape - The Ribbon In My Journal

A Taste of Christmas

Phyllis Inspiration 11 Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year, where we warmly welcome family and friends with the glowing lights and fresh greenery of traditional Christmas decorations. If you are playing the role of host this Christmas, try coordinating dishes of different patterns to create a curated look instead of setting the table with a perfectly matching set. The mixture of patterns and …

Hoffman Media's Best Sale for Black Friday

It’s the Best Sale of the Year!

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It’s the best sale of the year! I can’t believe we are talking about Black Friday again already. Yesterday was the first day of Hoffman Media’s Black Friday sale. You’ll find great gift options in our holiday sale selection. All of the selected current or past issues and books are marked down to this year’s lowest price. Plus get up …

Holiday

Crisp Holiday Inspirations

Phyllis Décor 5 Comments

Red is one of my favorite colors. Red pillows with white accents find a place on my sofa and side chairs. A seasonal wreath with red ribbon adds the finishing touch to the living room. The color red is even highlighted in my kitchen for the most festive time of year. During the holiday season, I love to find new …

Gena Knox - Attic

Cookbook Author Gena Knox’s
Southern Cottage

Phyllis Blog Spotlight 4 Comments

The Cottage Journal’s latest special edition, Southern Cottages, features a variety of beautiful homes. Among them is the home of cookbook author Gena Knox. With business owner and mom also among her credentials, Gena is already an inspiring woman. To see her home—with its warm touches and creative accents—only adds to her appeal. Gena’s love for the South is as …

How to Master the Art of Decorating with White

Phyllis Décor 9 Comments

I love the way using light neutrals in home décor lends an uncomplicated elegance to a room. In my home, I use pale, creamy tones on the walls for an effect that I find both soothing and classic. Since writing my first post about the lovely book Cottage Style: A Palette of White, I have heard a number of compliments …