Try an Arrangement of Dried Flowers

Phyllis Décor 26 Comments

My first trip to Colonial Williamsburg was life changing in many ways. I love the entire recreation of life in the 1700s and 1800s. In addition to the wonderful architecture and the enchanting furnishings, I discovered what the colonist called “everlastings.” Everlastings are dried flowers placed in beautiful arrangements so that during the dreary winter months the memories of beautiful …


Oyster Plates and the Decorative Table

Phyllis Décor 8 Comments

My daughter-in-law, Katie, started a beautiful collection of oyster plates. That just thrilled me as I now have a mission of finding wonderful plates for special occasions. When I first starting looking for them, I was amazed at the variety of designs and colors. In the current issue of Louisiana Cookin’, our team presented a beautiful article on oyster plates …


Antique Transferware with Lidy from FrenchGardenHouse

Phyllis Décor, People 44 Comments

Hello! This is Lidy from FrenchGardenHouse antiques (you may remember me from Phyllis’ post Meet Antique Dealer Lidy), and I am so excited to share with all of you my passion for antique transferware. Transferware pottery, or earthenware, was made in Europe (and later in the United States) in many colors and a multitude of patterns. Until the mid-1700s, most dishware …


Rejoicing in the Nativity

Phyllis Décor 28 Comments

Many years ago my mother, Inez Norton, made each of her children a Nativity set. We may have still been in college or perhaps newly graduated. She painstakingly painted each tiny ceramic piece giving careful attention to each detail. My dad, Oliver Norton, made the stable from sticks and wood in his workshop. For me, this is Christmas all wrapped …


Santa’s Red Boot

Phyllis Décor 14 Comments

For as long as I can remember, Mom has arranged beautiful holiday greenery in a Santa boot. I don’t know much about the origin of this vase, but I imagine a florist used it years ago when holiday arrangements were made and delivered. There are things at Christmas that spark memories, and this little boot does that for me. Mom …


A Holiday Home Tour with Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor 5 Comments

This Spring, Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips shared the exterior of her New York home with us. Now, she’s graciously agreed to give us a full home tour! I hope Elizabeth’s festive home inspires you as much as it has me this holiday season. Take it away, Elizabeth! Dressing your home for Christmas can enhance your senses throughout the holiday. …


Carol Riley’s Gift – Mailbox Decor

Phyllis Décor, Inspiration 14 Comments

Every year around Christmas you will find Carol Riley scurrying around town decorating mailboxes as her special gift to her friends. And if you are lucky enough to be on the list, every year your beautiful mailbox décor makes the holidays festive. Carol Riley, owner of the floral design company Lillies, is one of the most sought after wedding floral …


Getting Ready for the Holidays with The Enchanted Home

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 16 Comments

Hi there, this is Tina from Enchanted Home, and I am delighted to be here for my friend, Phyllis. Today I am going to talk to you about getting our homes in gear for the holidays and a few simple, tried and true ways to help us achieve that. Here is what is always on my short list…… Plenty of …