garden party

from left, Paige, Megan from A Life's Design, Marianne from Haven & Home, Brooke from Blueprint Bliss, Paula from Two Ellie, Jennifer from The Newlywed Diaries, and Doug


You may have heard by now, particularly if you read this post, this post, this post, or this post that we hosted a little party in Birmingham last week.  We invited five Birmingham-area based design bloggers, and a few other friends, over to my house for a Garden Party.  The folks from Birmingham Home & Garden were there photographing the event and it will be featured in an upcoming issue.  As a result we can’t spoil the surprise of seeing everything we did to transform my “yard” into a “garden” for the evening, but we will share a few behind the scenes peeks at things.


All the makings of a great our cart at Whole Foods...


In addition to heading up things at Tracery, Paige is also a great cook! Here's a few of the things she prepared for the Garden Party.


It’s just beginning to feel like fall here in Birmingham, so summer flowers like white hydrangea or roses just didn’t feel right for this event.  Paige and I visited Davis Wholesale and selected a variety of aubergine flowers which we placed both inside the house and on tables set around the garden.


Aubergine toned Scabiosa in a vintage green ceramic vase are joined by white pumpkins from Mountain Brook's Western Supermarket--an autumn must have in Birmingham--accenting the corner of the stainless steel work table in Doug's kitchen


Dark aubergine Calla Lillies in a simple bud vase contrast with green moss in an vintage champagne bucket on the dresser in Doug's bedroom


Paige and I had a great time catching up with old friends and getting to meet new ones during the Garden Party.  It was so fun to get to announce our new Mountain Brook store (which is literally a block away from my house!) at the party.  We will be sure to keep you posted on when the Birmingham Home & Garden feature will be out in print.  The day before the party we also received the very exciting news that my house will be soon be photographed for a feature in a national magazine.  We’ll tell you more about that soon too.


– Doug

5 thoughts on “garden party

  1. What a good looking bunch! Was sorry to have missed this party and I need to make it to BHam soon. Glad that you guys had a good time and how lucky did you get with the weather that evening! Yay!


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