Birthday cake with rainbow sprinkles.

Let’s Party!

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle, People 18 Comments

I love a good birthday celebration. My mom always made birthdays special. She is a good “birthdayer”! We got to pick out our favorite dish for supper and our cake!  This past weekend we celebrated our grandson’s 10th birthday. I watched this special young man play baseball and have fun with friends. All grandmothers think this way, but he grows …

You Are Valuable

You are valuable!

Phyllis Inspiration 37 Comments

I am moved by the events of last week—the tragic suicide deaths of people that appeared to have everything! It proves that suffering does not discriminate based on income level. Kate Spade was a lady that I admired for years. As she began her business and expanded it, she set trends for women around the world. Her look was simple …

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

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

Phyllis Inspiration 9 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 …

Swing

A View from Our Porch Swing

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 21 Comments

Every morning, Neal and I sit outside watching the world come to life after a long night’s rest. I enjoy having my morning coffee outside, and one of the things I love most is sitting in our porch swing while sipping my coffee. We have always enjoyed having a swing, and we can solve all the world’s problems from it. …

Afternoon Tea to Commemorate the Milestones of Life

Afternoon Tea to Commemorate the Milestones of Life

Phyllis Inspiration 13 Comments

What better way to celebrate life’s special events than with afternoon tea? Birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, and retirements of people dear to us call for tea parties, with table settings and delectable fare in keeping with the occasions. Whether casual or formal, modern or traditional, serving four or 400, afternoon tea provides a memorable experience for all ages and genders. After …

Oyster Plates

The Beauty of Oyster Plates

Phyllis Inspiration 12 Comments

The other day, I was in a conversation about setting an elegant coastal-themed tablescape and what dining options were available. It’s hard sometimes to find pieces that enhance the theme without being over stated. After a roundabout of sorts we landed on the topic of Oyster plates. I love Oyster plates! The sizes, shapes and patterns amaze me. Did you …

Still at Sister’s House

Phyllis Inspiration 43 Comments

We are still there, and sister is at the beach! While she’s been gone, I’ve had full run of the house, and full parent duty. Last week, my Dad was in the hospital and I stayed there to help both my mom and him if they needed it. Hospitals are a very interesting place. When I was a child, I …