Friday, December 20, 2013

Buon Natale

Here's to warm fires, good friends, the perfect tree, stockings, and of course lots of cheer.  
Wishing you a very very Merry Christmas - Buon Natale!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


You probably caught a little glimpse of the Laura Fair coasters I used for our intimate Thanksgiving lunch.  I should really say that it was not just lunch...but an all day grazing, that seems to be the norm for everyone, right?
Introducing the Casablanca Collection by Laura Fair for Cypress Home including bright graphic drink coasters, underplates, placemats, wine bottle coasters, and even car coasters! 

These cute, durable, and functional little gems even made the front display window at the Evergreen showroom.  Seeing new product hit the stores is so rewarding, it really makes it all worthwhile.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The view has been incredible this past month of November...but then again, he delivers a little something to us every year...including some
 spectacular light shows

intimate holidays with a mix of new (check out those Laura Fair coasters!)
and old (Bionda-Bruna Montalla plates)

 spooky mixes of light, smoke and fog spread over the valley

 an abundant bounty from nature...porcini and electric green olive oil

golden relaxing dusks, although they came a little early for me,

at least they left a lasting impression.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


This Ottobre, October, has been an unusual one filled with humid Indian summer days and long red-tinged dusks.  Nature is a little behind this year.  The crocus are still hanging on, the bees are still busy, and the spiders are in overdrive building web after web.  Instead of normally being obsessed with olive picking, the Tuscans have porcini fever.  Not just for the delicious and highly coveted funghi, but all types of mushrooms.  It is a real malattia, sickness, around cannot leave the house without hearing about who has trudged through the woods and found what and where.  However, you mustn't listen too hard, they are all telling white lies...a true hunter would never reveal where he found his stash.  We just 'fell back' and the days are now ending very abruptly with nightfall by 5:00 pm urging us to linger in front of the fire.  Just a taste of what we will get as winter comes closer.  Click on the above photo to see the entire collage of my October days.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Finding Pattern

As I mentioned here and here, it really is the simplest of things that bring the most joy.  Stepping out of the door the other morning, this beautiful work of art struck me.  
I can just imagine the time, effort and thought that went into such a creation...
pattern and inspiration bloom in every corner.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Comincia l'autunno

  A vendemmia full of promise and sunshine and laughter and gossip 
culminating in pasta and roasted meats and cups and cups of wine. 

 Days viewed through low lying clouds and smoky horizons.

Walks at dusk through the olives in rubber boots with dogs and cat and family.  
And Autumn begins again...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Adriatic bliss

Every once in a while, you just need to roll down the windows and head for the beach...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Outdoor Perfection

I mentioned that I had some more items to show you...if you follow Laura Fair on Facebook, you have probably already seen the sneak peek.  They even made the front cover of the Evergreen Garden catalog!

My lovely friends at Evergreen Garden have done a beautiful job with these designs.  The Laura Fair Woodcut Collection outdoor pillows are durable and functional and fun all at the same time.  Water, fade, and mildew resistant, they are also treated with a UV coating.

I love when I get to see my designs in person and these did not disappoint.  
They are substantial...20" x 20" to be exact.

I cannot wait to get my hands on them...
won't they be perfect for my rustic Tuscan bench?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


July granted me the freedom to do just about everything any girl would like to do, and I fit it all into 3 short weeks.  My second nephew turned 1...visited 2 sets of lovely long time friends at the beach...had many a mexican meal...first nephew and I enjoyed relaxing in our house clothes...celebrated at Dad's...nail time with sister...dinner under a magnolia galore...fantastic brainstorming with clients.  Oh, and how could I Laura Fair product!

The new collections for Lone Elm Studios debuted in Atlanta in a fabulous new showroom.  Capitalizing on traditional lace designs with a twist, we have the Lace collection with Perpetual Calendars, Memo Boards, and a Clock (how cool, right?).  The next collection is Golden Honey with a hint of deco design and warm colors it too has Perpetual Calendars, Memo Boards, and a Clock.  If you are a retailer and are interested in carrying these Laura Fair products, you may contact Lone Elm Studios.

My return to Tuscany has been filled with new developments and just keeps getting better.  On top of that...I have more products to show you very soon....

Monday, June 24, 2013


Ahhhh...l'estate...summertime.  After what seemed to be an endless Winter...she jumped right into Spring's place.  Oh how welcome she is...those long lazy evenings and dinners with views.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pillow Mania

I am ecstatic to finally be able to reveal these collections to you!  I have been dying to create a line of home accent pillows.  Pillows offer such variety and really are the perfect way to feel like you have redecorated the entire house without spending loads of money.  

Rizzy Home and I have partnered up again, this time to produce 4 collections of Laura Fair Pillows and they just debuted at the High Point Market.  Printed on a variety of cottons and flax, we've added special embroidered details and piping...I am in love with the way these pillows look and feel.  With a little display help from a they are, 
the Laura Fair Pillow Collections.

Moody Marine
A rich combination of all we love about the sea...pale greens, navy blues, and greys.

Inspired by the quaint Umbrian town and its spectacularly decorative cathedral.

Mint Juleps
A playfully splashy retro combination of greens, blues and oranges.

Chinoiserie Birds
I spied a beautiful embroidered tapestry on a visit to the Arezzo antiques market and was compelled to create a modern homage to it.

I would love to know which Collection is your favorite...I can't decide.  Somehow I have the feeling that I will end up with all of them at some point in the house!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Buon Anno 2013

Happy New Year...Buon Anno!  Can you believe it...2013 has arrived?!  I have so many ideas for this coming year...cannot wait to jump right into all of my plans...hope you all are as encouraged as I am that it is going to be a good year!

Laura Fair will be introducing new product at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® this month.  Be sure to stop by Evergreen Enterprises to see all the new designs.  Here is a little sneak peek into the  
Tuscan Impressions Collection for Cypress Home...
a huge abundance of color and pattern within four different themes.
Photo Frames, Memo Boards, Trinket Boxes, Travel Mugs, and more...
told you it was going to be good!
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