Posts Tagged ‘antiques’


Come to historic McLellanville, SC

    “Take what’s old and keep it young by making it part of daily life”   That’s the theme of an event coming up on Thursday, February 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Cottage in McLellanville, SC, just 30 minutes from Charleston. I’ll talk about my book Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and […]

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StyleBlueprint

  Online magazine StyleBlueprint just featured my new book, Past Present, with a piece featuring 10 new tips about living with heirlooms and antiques. Previously unpublished photographs add a fun twist to this article by Lauren Helmer. You can read the article below or find it at http://bluepr.in/29LhUSt. And please, if you have any photos […]

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If the dish fits…part 2

    Tip 22, part 2:  If the dish fits…USE it     This late 19th-century Aesthetic Movement tea service is one of my favorite possessions, partly because it belonged to my beloved grandmother, who had eccentric taste, and partly because I share her taste. I try to keep it in sight all the time, […]

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If the dish fits…

    Tip 22 part 1:  If the dish fits….     If the candy dish fits…or any other infrequently trotted out piece of silver, cut glass, porcelain, or whatever….USE it.     I moved into my Charleston house in December, so discovering what flowers bloom in the garden each season is an unfolding delight. […]

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Living with Heirlooms and Antiques

      Not everyone knows how to live comfortably with antiques and heirlooms—especially more formal ones. We are tempted to treat them with awe and even anxiety—don’t use the “real” china…it might get chipped. Don’t sit in that chair…it’s a hundred years old…and it’s French! Don’t put that Directoire armchair next to the Danish […]

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Joy to the Home

In this season of joy and light, consider giving a beautiful book to someone you love. One of my favorite design books of the year 2012 is The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)–a volume I’m sure will delight those who share my love of  Southern […]

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The Southern Cosmopolitan Travels

Join me as I travel to East Hampton, New York, for an exhibition of Dominy furniture  and a Southern expatriate supper I recently spent the weekend at the East Hampton home of voracious and omnivorous collectors Glenn Purcell and Charles Keller. During the last several years, they have developed an obsession with furniture made in […]

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Design Destinations: Charleston, S.C.

Run to Charleston if you can to catch this year’s Charleston International Antiques Show (starting this Friday, March 19th and ending Sunday, March 21st), organized by and benefiting Historic Charleston Foundation. If you can’t make it in time for that, then take a walk through the city with the Foundation’s annual Festival of Houses and […]

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Connoisseur-Shop

What do Charleston, Orlando, Palm Beach, Thomasville and Greenville all have in common? A great way to shop for antique majolica, campaign furniture, English silver, French porcelain figures, Ottoman carpets, portrait miniatures of people and their dogs, and more, all in one day…and without wearing out your Blahniks. How? Just plan your trip to any […]

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