My Flowers are Waking Up!

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 Comments

After a long winter’s nap, my flowers are coming up and blooming. I planted fall bulbs last year in hopes they would bloom this year. Last summer was the first year for my garden, and there were some perennials that returned faithfully this year. The lamb’s ears I planted for my grandson came back full and strong. He loves the …

Van Atkins Jewelers

Mother’s Day Giveaway with Van Atkins Jewelers

Phyllis Giveaway 86 Comments

Jewelry is the most personal gift you can give someone, as it tells the story of who she is. I had lunch with a friend who was wearing two beautiful necklaces. She proudly told me her husband gave them to her—one for each pregnancy. I loved it.  The gift of jewelry can mark special occasions or moments in our lives …

Who Can Resist a Cinderella Story?

Phyllis Décor 12 Comments

The renovations have been revealed! Just as Cinderella arrives at the ball, one of the most historic homes in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been renovated and is now open to the public. The Julian Price House remodel is much more than cosmetic updates; it’s an extensive work of historic preservation and style. The Julian Price Home is a beautiful Tudor-style …

Spring Break with the Grands!

Spring Break with the Grands!

Phyllis Lifestyle 27 Comments

We have just finished one of the most glorious weeks with our grandchildren. It was their spring break, and we got them all to ourselves! Life through the eyes of a child is so pure and right on target. They say the most amazing things and ask the most daunting questions. Our first project was to buy warm clothes as …

Design The Perfect Guest Room

Phyllis Décor 25 Comments

I am sure you have guessed by now that I love checked fabric. From the first time I saw the Williamsburg Tavern check fabric, I was hooked. Our guest room has a bay window that overlooks the walled garden. While this is a lovely sight during the day, at night those windows have to be covered. I selected a coral-and-cream …

The Must-See Renovation of Greensboro’s Julian Price House

The Must-See Renovation of Greensboro’s Julian Price House

Phyllis Inspiration 8 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good renovation? My love for interior design has me following the Julian Price House, one of Greensboro’s most historic renovations. This home became quite the talk of the town after airing on the A&E television reality series Hoarders last January, where over 1.2 million people tuned in. Built to resemble an ancient British manor house, it …

Living Room

My Blue and White Living Room

Phyllis Lifestyle 37 Comments

Living rooms should be both comfortable and welcoming, and that’s how I designed mine! Blue and white is such a classic color combination so I chose the lovely duo for my great room. I just love the high vaulted ceilings and the tall wainscot paneling on the walls! My black grand piano sits by the front window so I can play …

Lemon-Coconut Scones

An Easter Tea Menu

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With Easter just around the corner, what better way to prepare for Sunday afternoon get-togethers than a light snack and tea menu from our lovely TeaTime magazine? From guest editors of TeaTime magazine:    Easter is a time for rejoicing. Our simple but elegant menu—featuring traditional favorites such as deviled eggs, ham and cucumber tea sandwiches, and chocolate—is sure to enchant …

Spring Cleaning Sale

Shop Our Spring Cleaning Sale and Find Great Deals!

Phyllis Lifestyle 12 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good sale? I know I do, and spring is the perfect time to clear out some of your old magazine collections and refresh with brand new content! We have so many good titles—just what you need for this upcoming season. Find outstanding entertaining ideas in our Entertain & Celebrate Easter special issue, and be on the lookout …