Tag: Entertaining

A very, merry — and green — Christmas!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The sights and scents and sounds of Christmas are upon us. This definitely is the most wonderful – and busiest – time of the year. We are enjoying a traditional Christmas at the gallery. We love greenery and wreaths. We love the sparkle of crystal, Mercury glass, and ornaments. We love simple, elegant table settings. At […]

Using the classic French epergne as a centerpiece for the dining table

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Even the most simple table setting can transform an ordinary meal into a memorable occasion. Here, we are emphasizing sparkle rather than color: The silver and the cut crystal catch shimmers of light that add atmosphere. Set plain white china on lace placemats; add a salad plate with a floral motif and a plain white […]

Make every meal special; make every room special

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  When it comes to style, the French really do get it right. They know that no one has a single way of dressing or decorating. Our homes are as complex as we are. Perhaps that’s why we love French Country so much. It isn’t a single style; it encompasses many styles — rustic, refined; […]

Enjoy a meal, a la French Country

Friday, January 20th, 2012

One of the reasons we love French Country style so much is due to its casual elegance. Nothing looks or feels like it’s brand new, even if it just came off a showroom floor. It’s comfortable, and it’s anything but fussy. That’s why a French Country dining room works so well. You and your guests […]

Roll Tide, War Eagle, and pass the wine!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

 Southerners love a party.  We love to entertain friends and family in our homes.  And when we can plan our next party around SEC football … well, life just doesn’t get much better! The Iron Bowl signals party time in our corner of the world.  If you’re inviting a few people over next week to […]