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Hi friends, hope you are doing well. I completely forgot to announce the winner of the tole giveaway so here it is. Congratulations goes to-

#166 Claudia Borchard

Thank you for making available such elegant beauty to some of us who would otherwise not be able to live out our dreams.

Please email us at [email protected] to provide your shipping info so your prize can be on it’s way!


Hard to believe we are coming up to the big July 4th weekend..where is this summer going? Already feeling too fast for me!  We have had a extremely busy few weeks with orders coming in that were all bottle necked due to Covid. It has literally felt like Christmas on steroids in our warehouse, love seeing all the new product coming in. We have a big new round coming in mid July.

Still trying to carve time out to get out and take time off to enjoy some down time as well. Limited in some ways as to what can be done but vowing for more beach and lobster roll time….two of the biggest perks of living here in the summer! Hope this finds your summer off to a wonderful start. So every few weeks I do one of these random musings posts to highlight the good and pretty…..this post feels kind of like a celebration of summer. Alfresco dining, hydrangea overload,  etc….Hope you enjoy-


Our amazing cane wicker large tray is sold out but getting more in August however we have the hexagonal version coming in around July 14th, click here to see

Our beautiful flora blue hand-blocked tablecloth was used here, a favorite..such a crisp pretty print, click here

Setting the table for a belated small intimate birthday dinner with a few of husbands good friends, my vertical leaf hurricanes are a favorite way to set any table

Blue willow and hydrangeas go together beautifully!

So many asked about this tablecloth, sadly I had it made about 7 years ago and to my knowledge, this fabric has ceased to exist.

Kept the menu/appetizers light so just made a yummy cheese board

And here is what was served for dinner…heavenly good Chicken Scarpiello (above)

This most delirious lemon and basil pasta with zucchini and fresh peas (recipe will be shared this Sunday)

A wonderful fresh baby lettuce salad

And healthy broccoli Rabe sauteed with garlic

Love our new bird/floral garden seat and brought a pair home to have outside (click here to see)

Speaking of new products how fabulous are these scalloped placemats and coasters in navy and white on natural? Just got them, they will be part of the melmaine arrival sale in a few days….adore them

And got our best selling ice bucket in with removable bamboo holder, use this piece all the time. Generously sized as it holds 3-4 bottles (click here)

Meanwhile back at the warehouse….oh my so much beauty it almost took my breath away, with the arrival of the new chinoiserie tole container!! The best yet!

How about these incredible scalloped tables!

And the murals are breathtaking! Everything has been added to the site (click here to see chinoiserie tole, all subcategories are on the left)

One of these in pale blue is coming home with me for my bedroom and a black one for my living room:)

A new napkin has arrived to town and it’s a keeper!! I LOVE these scalloped green and navy napkins so much. Will be added to shop site within the week…so fresh and chic

Was invited to a good friends home for dinner so went to local Scarsellas armed with one of my infamous hurricanes and look at how gorgeous this came out.

I loved it so much I wanted to keep it:)

And look at what my friend bought me, two bottles of the pretties olive oil I have ever seen…hello Mollino olive oil!

But was happy I brought it to her house as she was so excited and they looked beautiful in her fabulous home

My planters and flowers happy so far:)

Definitely a HUGE perk of summer is having fresh hydrangeas growing in my yard to go and cut…a total thrill!

Our best selling footed hurricanes have been a huge hit to use not only as hurricanes but a most elegant floral vase1 We are sold out but just found a pretty large stash of “seconds” which will be on a big warehouse sale coming up in about 10 days stay tuned:)

How sensational are these colors!

We have the single Greek key and double Greek key…so love these.

Cut these from the yard another day and used them in our large chunky wicker natural hurricane

And how pretty is this hydrangea topiary!! Love it in my new favorite bowl..our mid sized dragon bowl, great piece! (click here)


And that friends is a wrap for today. All the good and pretty:) Wishing everyone a fantastic day, hope the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your flowers are blooming. Three things that can continue full steam ahead with or without Covid! Stay safe and stay well. Until next time……

PS Second and last day to take advantage of our 20% off our entire silver collection. We are well stocked and our silver collection is unlike any other! Click here to see



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Ah-h. Another “dose “ of beauty which is much needed during these unsettling times Thank you!

Can you tell us what size the hurricanes are in the pictures. Sometimes it is hard to tell. All your items are generously sized and I can’t tell even though you give dimensions in description. Evidently I am a very visual person. I even keep a tape measure by my computer so I can figure it out when I order. LOL;)

Tina your pictures are like walking into a beautiful story cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog.. Your picture taking is superb do you use a professional camera or an iPhone? I also have to tell you that everything I have gotten from you I have been overjoyed with, incredible quality and so well packed! I have recommended you to many friends and everyone just loves your site..
You entertain beautifully and I have gotten many great ideas from you so thank you.

I would love to purchase the stemmed glass pictured right under your beautiful placemats and sitting on a coaster to match. Do you sell them or could you supply a source?

The placemats are so elegant and I cannot wait to purchase them…. they have the right amount of softness and I have been looking for a while…so pretty..

Such a beautiful post. I have to have one of the footed hurricanes. Of course the olive oil bottle was over the top. I’m going to see if I can find some for myself. Doo you know the source?

Flowers are gorgeous lucky you that you have them in your backyard.
Please share chicken recipe also. It looked delish.

Everything is beautiful! I ope that you find a little down time to enjoy some of the beautiful summer weather.

Those bluish-purple hydrangeas are gorgeous with all the blue and white porcelain… favorite combo!

First of all I enjoy and look forward to each of your blogs and Instagram posts. Thank you! Southern Homes featuring Palmetto Bluff was a treat! Congratulations! There are so many Chicken Scarpariello recipes; do you have a favorite?
Thank you!

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