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Centerpieces Made Simple

Centerpieces Made Simple

No flower expertise is needed in this colorful centerpiece. This one is perfect for spring when fresh color is so desirable after our gloomy winters or so appropriate for hot summer when we need relief from the heat. 2 minute read

on March 13, 2020
Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque

Ladled into warmed bowls with crème fraîche for a garnish, this will be the talk of an autumn dinner party. 2 minute read

on January 25, 2020
2019 Fall and Winter Flowers In Review

2019 Fall and Winter Flowers In Review

Here is a round up of some of the florals I created for the last half of 2019. 1 minute read

on January 24, 2020
2019 Spring and Summer Flowers In Review

2019 Spring and Summer Flowers In Review

Spring and Summer 2019 was bursting with beautiful foliage in our yard with an entire years growth on all our plantings from our new landscape design after our home renovation. 1 minute read

on January 23, 2020
Rosemary Biscuits

Rosemary Biscuits

I served Rosemary Biscuits Christmas Eve with our Gumbo. Again, a huge hit! Here’s how I served them…  2 minute read
on January 23, 2020
Cornbread Controversy

Cornbread Controversy

I recently read a blurb on Instagram where a very popular southern magazine had posted an article about and a recipe for cornbread. The readers were absolutely railing on each other as to how cornbread should be made and with what particular ingredients. The poor victims in all of this were yellow cornmeal and “Jiffy” brand corn muffin mix. Ouch. It got ugly. 2 minute read
on January 18, 2020

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Amy is a Nashville based small business owner who has worked in the design world for over two decades with an emphasis on interiors, entertaining and has a passion for table settings and flowers. Amy delights in connecting with her customers through Instagram and her shop located inside Gas Lamp Too Antiques & Decorating Mall in Nashville. She designs, cuts and locally manufactures her own line of designer (yet affordable) pillows along with her new Paper Line that has kicked off with The Nashville Paper Collection. Amy and her husband John have recently renovated a 1982 traditional French inspired home in the Belle Meade area of Nashville. Amy’s son, Montgomery, is at home for summer and holiday breaks during college, but his cat Oscar resides with Amy and John full time. Oscar has a new companion by the name of Hugo. Hugo is a registered Alaskan Klee Kai. Most of the time, Oscar is not amused...

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