Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

I love a good “TRAIN STORY,” don’t you? The story of the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is just that! Mabel Wood was on a train from New York to Nashville, Tennessee, when Leslie Cheek bribed the porter, with a box of cigars, to find out the name of the beautiful young Mabel. Two years later,…

Six On Saturday; Chihuly at Cheekwood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never…

Six On Saturday In My Own Back Yard

Good Morning SOS’s and Happy Saturday! Today, as promised, I am showing my garden in January and my Christmas Amaryllis! The Featured Photo was when the “A” was just blooming and look at it now! I’ve had to prop it up and tie it together! When I go out I am always checking the neighbor’s…

If We Were Having Coffee On a Tuesday, We’d Be At the Mill

I haven’t done a Weekend Coffee Share for a while because my weekends seem to be hectic! But, today I am doing a Tuesday Coffee Share, so pull up a seat at the remains of the Roswell Manufacturing Company and we’ll have a cuppa and enjoy the beautiful weather! To learn more about what we…

Thursday Door: The Antebellum Era

Good Morning TD friends! It’s been so beautiful and warm and the leaves are beginning to change color, so it’s time for a roadtrip!  Today, we are traveling to Roswell, Georgia, just a few miles from Atlanta, to look at the antebellum properties and there are plenty to see. I was hoping to get some…

Capturing the Spirit in Oakland Cemetery

We’ve just come back from Atlanta, where we had a great time at the Oakland Cemetery! Yes, that’s right, a good time in a cemetery! You see, the Oakland Cemetery is celebrated with several nights of Capturing the Spirit! The adventure is meant to enlighten, not frighten! So join us as we meet a few…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Ryan Gainey Garden

I am glad I saved this garden for last…….one first glance and I knew I could spend hours here…… This is going to be a loooooong post. I want you to experience everything in this garden. This was the place of the home and garden of Ryan Gainey………now, I have to admit I knew Ryan…

Six On Saturday: It’s All About the Pink

In the beginning there was green…………it’s the hibiscus……..named “Berry Awesome”………. Then a giant bud of pink came on the scene…….. pink, pink and more pink, ok and a touch of yellow……… Pink Makes the World Go Round Sometimes you just need a blush of pink……….. like on my “Café au Lait” dahlia………. And sometimes you…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Hilltop Garden

It’s our last garden of the day and I hope I can make it up to this hilltop retreat! We have toured six gardens……have you been counting? I didn’t realize how hilly Atlanta would be and many of these gardens have been up, down and around, many acres! But, I’m taking a deep breath, now…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: Let’s Grill!

This home featured the quiet elegance of a garden…….I could just imagine coming home from a long, long, long, day at work and wanting nothing more than the quiet, stillness of this garden. And hand me a beer or glass of wine, please! Let’s go up the drive and see my smile as I turn…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite Things in a Garden

I had a wonderful time visiting the gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Today, I would like to show some of my favorite things (from this trip) that I think makes a garden……….. A fence with a gate…..rust gives it charm………….the older the better…… A stone design for a walkway or patio……. A tree trained to be…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The White Garden

Another day and another garden to visit! We are seeing so many beautiful gardens in this year’s Atlanta Connoisseur Tour! This garden I named the White Garden and as we will see I think the name fits………I love white in the garden and I like garden rooms and this garden had both, so let’s go…

The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour: The Garden That Came Back

This garden was once a wild and untamed forest. The home and garden were designed by Philip Shutze. Who is he, you ask? Born in Georgia and educated in Georgia, Shutze spent a few years in Europe designing great villas before returning to Atlanta to become one of America’s finest classical architects and for over…