We hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving! We did! Here are a few things going on around here lately…

We watched sunsets…

and more sunsets..

We received awesome photos from one of our contractors showing us the progress of one of projects.



We spent time with family. (this is one of my very sweet nephews)

We ate. (these are Blaine’s famous yeast rolls!)


We had our annual thankful Thanksgiving toast at sunset.

We even attended Christmas parades!


A couple of us went shopping.

I set up a drink table on the front porch of my house for Thanksgiving. We had 34 to our house. It was a great gathering of friends and family.


We worked on tile selections for new projects.



And we shopped for antiques! I love this chair!

Well, that is it for here lately. We hope all of y’all had a great time over thanksgiving. We definitely did.

BTW… If you follow me on instagram sorry for some of the repeat pics of thanksgiving!



P.S. I forgot to include this photo. I did not spend Thanksgiving with all my family, only part of it. But I loved seeing this photo on thanksgiving day of my dad and nephew on a walk. This is what holidays are about.


Day 5 of 12 Days of Giveaways

On this fifth day of giving pretty things away we offer a hand-crafted leather & pearl necklace by local (beach) artist Allison Craft. This necklace is crafted of fresh water pearls and greek leather and retails in our Rosemary Beach Shop for $128.00. What a wonderful Christmas present this would make for any lucky lady!

To enter…what was the coolest gift you received for Christmas as a child? Leave your answer in the comment section on this post to enter. You have until 5pm Friday December 16 to enter. Good luck!


I had so much fun at the Rosemary Beach food and wine festival with Mark and friends this weekend (the festival is called Uncorked). If you haven’t been to our beautiful town before you should come… Here are a few shots from around town on Saturday!













I hope you had a great weekend!



uncorked giveaway!

Hi all-Bess here with another giveaway! This Saturday Rosemary Beach will be hosting the Second Annual Uncorked open-air food & wine event from 1-5pm. All of the Rosemary Beach hot food spots will have amazing fare paired with the perfect wine selections. To give you a ‘taste’ of what will be abound-here are a few of the dishes I think sound amazing:

-Cowgirl Kitchen’s Blue Cheese Mousse Parfait paired with Nora Albarino, Spain and Black Slate Priorat Gratallops, Spain

-Onano’s Braised Short Rib Crostini paired with 2007 Fattoria di Lucignano Chianti, Italy and 2009 Dreyer Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, California

-La Crema’s Chocolate Dipped Bacon {amazing stuff!!} paired with 2008 Bodegas Triton Tempranillo Castilla y Leon, Spain

Are you hungry yet? Check out all of the details at the {Rosemary Beach Uncorked Website} and drool over all of the other amazing dishes offered through out Rosemary Beach!

In honor of such a fun Saturday in Rosemary Beach- Tracery is giving away one set of the Numerology Wine Glasses, 12 total & pictured above! To enter come by our Rosemary Shop between Thursday, October 20 and the end of the day on Saturday, October 23 during the hours of 10am-5pm to fill out an entry form. Guess what-we will even ship it to you if it doesnt fit in your car! We will give you a ring Sunday morning and let you know you won. Good luck everyone!

*One Entry Per Person, must be 18 years old to enter*

Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday Home Tour

Hey everyone, it’s Doug.  I know it seems way too early to talk about the holidays, but you know how time flies by (how is already the middle of October?!).  One of my favorite holiday traditions here in Birmingham is attending the annual Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday Home Tour…every year, homeowners who live in some of the city’s most beautiful residences open their doors and allow the public inside for two days to tour their homes and see their holiday decor.  I am incredibly honored that this year I’ve been invited to share my own home on the tour!  This year’s tour features some really amazing homes, including my INCREDIBLY talented across-the-street neighbor, Betsy Brown (you might remember her home from when it was featured in House Beautiful a few years back…it’s honestly one of my favorite magazine features on a home I’ve ever seen).  No pressure for my place to look great compared to that, right?

Doug's living room...which is featured on this year's IPC Holiday Home Tour in Birmingham.


This is the 62nd year for the Tour, which benefits the charitable activities of IPC.  You can stay up to date with details of the tour, and see photos of the other homes being featured by liking the IPC Holiday Home Tour Facebook page.  Tickets will be available for sale online (we’ll keep you updated when they become available for purchase) and we’ll also be selling them in our Mountain Brook shop.  Heck, we might even give away a pair right here on the blog!

Doug's bedroom--freshly painted just in time for the upcoming IPC tour!

Doug's kitchen

We’ll remind you again as the event gets closer but go ahead and put December 10 and 11 on your calendar if you are in Birmingham, because you won’t want to miss this event.  As an added bonus, purchasing a ticket to the IPC tour automatically will grant you entry into the Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home which coincidentally features interiors also designed by Tracery 🙂  Make sure you plan to attend this great event!

Have a great week everyone–

shoes and more

We just finished designing a renovation for a very talented fashion designer.  Stephanie is a friend and a very talented one at that!  Have you ever been to Dejavu in Seaside?  If not visit it online here.  It is her shop.  She also has an awesome clothing line Judith March.  Click on location near you and find a shop in your area with her really cute clothes.  Anyway…we just finished  the renovation it was a really fun project.  Here is a glimpse at her closet.  We will have more photos soon.

photo by Jean Allsopp