Bess here again to share another ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Southern Living Idea House. For all of you who have the publication-you did get to see the majority of the Living Room. What you don’t realize about homes that are published is that a certain area can have one of the most amazing things/items/collections in the entire space, but if the photographer can’t get a good shot of it then it will not be published. There is an amazing piece by artist Courtney J. Garrett behind the sofa that fell into that category & we had to share it regardless ( image below). The piece on the mantel of the old house is Courtney’s as well.
Seleta and I like to get together and design our style sessions…. sometimes we get busy and there is a large lapse of time between them. But never fear we completed our Thanksgiving table style session. Have you ever been over to see Seleta? If not it is a must in the blog world. Seleta and I love holiday table settings and a great way to add a little design in your life.
I LOVE Thanksgiving. Family, friends, yummy food, great conversations, and taking time to remember what you are thankful for. This year around 28 people will be coming to our house for thanksgiving. It will be loud and lots of fun! I just bought my turkey. I am going back through my recipes and baking plan (I actually do one counting backwards from serving time). Seleta and I finished my Thanksgiving table early so we could share it with all of you. My dining room table is staying set like this until the big day (yes, we are eating at the coffee table). Here are a few shots from our style session
These snuff bottles are from one of my favorite flea markets. My mom is the best flea market-er (is that a word?) and I love when she introduces me to one of the great ones.
Don’t forget to head over to Seleta’s blog for the entire session with more photos.
I am so excited to get started cooking. My other passion besides design is cooking for people I love. If you ever want to read some of my recipes head over to my food blog… The farmer’s daughter it is a fun place for me to share some of my love for the kitchen. And, yes I am a farmer’s daughter. We grew peanuts, cotton, corn, soy beans on the farm. We raised pigs in the 80’s and my grandfather raised chickens and cows. All around a farm girl. My recipes are always with a southern twist. So take a look and let me know what you think.
I am thankful for my life and all the wonderful family and friends I get to share it with.