March 27, 2013

Book Tour: Atlanta by way of Houston!

The book tour has official begun! After a very successful signing at Circa (thank you to all of those who came and bought- we sold 300 copies in TWO days!!), Cindy and Jane flew on to Houston for a book signing there. They had so much fun and enjoyed all those Texans! We were able to see a few pictures via facebook ( and the two leading ladies looked beautiful, of course!!
Today they are in Atlanta for a book signing at ADAC. They have just finished up and my, was it a success as well! This time, they even managed to remember their gold sharpies! A big thanks to Lindsay and John for staying on top of that!! :)
And the love just keeps on comin'! Follow the links below to read:
We are so appreciative of all of your praise, support and aid in getting the word out on Jane and Cindy's book. They are thrilled to be sharing their talents with a larger audience and your blog posts and reviews are just what we need to help accomplish this!

March 22, 2013

Book Signing!

Today is a very special day at Circa. Jane and Cindy's beautiful book was released on Tuesday and today we have opened up doors for a book signing! The author's are in house and ready to autograph. We are so excited we have a beautiful display of macaroon's, which are so delicious (check out Sugar, Inc. the next time you are in or just around Birmingham- well worth pulling off of the highway and arriving late to your destination, we promise!). Please stop by for a mimosa, macaroon, Starbuck's pick-me-up and, of course, don't leave without a book! If you miss the leading ladies today, please still feel free to swing by, buy a book and we will be sure they sign it especially for you!
SO beautiful!

Delicious mimosa's ready to be enjoyed!

Hard at work

Photographed right to left: Brigid, Karla, Whitney and Addison

The books are piling up!
Jane and Cindy with the talented Sharon Coppede

The author's with Charlotte architect, Frank Smith

A glimpse of the gorgeous arrangements done by the talented Jay Lugibihl of In Bloom, Ltd.

March 19, 2013

The Welcoming Home: The Art of Living Graciously

March 19th has finally arrived! We couldn't be more thrilled. The book is beautiful and we have a truck load ready to be opened and enjoyed by all. I am not being biased when I say this book is absolutely stunning. You will greatly enjoy each page and the words written tremendously. Please come and see us this week (if not TODAY!) to pick up your own copy!

Isn't it gorgeous?!?!

Hot off the press!

Thank you to our very FIRST book purchaser! We hope you enjoy!
And if all of this hasn't made you jump up and run over, maybe these kind words from fellow bloggers and magazines will:

click here to read Wayfair's review

As seen in Lonny Magazine
As seen in Dallas' The Society Diaries
Thank you, thank you- to all of you- for your very nice reviews. We are thrilled that you mentioned us and are extreemly grateful.

March 12, 2013

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun!

This Raffi song from my kindergarten days has been singing in my head today. It sure is wonderful to feel the sun on your face and to get a glimpse of Spring! 60 degree weather with the sun just a shining- what a fabulous day! It's so lovely, that Karla has opened her window to get some fresh air. If only she had popped her head out to say hello!

We have some awesome art looking for a new home and what a happy way to celebrate this weather- by buying a fresh piece of art. Here are some things that we have hanging around, just waiting to steal your heart:

This Rothko inspired piece is Emily's favorite. Isn't it happy?! It just puts a smile on my face.

A small abstract of a man laying in bed leaves you thinking, as abstracts do. The scale makes it easy to set anywhere!

This beautiful landscape is Whitney's favorite. When I asked her why she mentioned the bright greens, the blue sky and the dark contrasts.

An abstract landscape, full of vibrant colors.

This still life has an interesting stamp on the bottom right hand corner- marking the artist's workshop.

The frames on these landscape paintings are just magnificent! They are a work of art in themselves.

I love this sweet thumbnail of a painting. The dramatic matting draws you in. The best part- it has a mate!

How fun is this set of circles?!

I hate that I couldn't get a shot of this without the lights blaring a terrible reflection on the glass, because I think this is killer! A L-O-N-G landscape that's a bit sketchy in hand adds moodiness. Speaking of moodiness, sadly it's hidden in the back "Lamp Room." But is well worth the walk back there to take a look!

Another small abstract with bright, bold, contrasting colors.
And finally this pale landscape is Janelle's current, personal favorite. She is drawn to this because of it's subtlety, making it a instant success in every home. 

March 4, 2013

We love Julia B!

Ok, so I am SUPER behind on my magazine reading. I have a huge stack on the table by my door and no time to open a single one... until this weekend. I was finally in Charlotte all weekend and had some time on Sunday morning before church to sit on my sofa, with a big cup of coffee, and enjoy a few of my favorites. I, of course, started from the bottom of the stack, in order to work my way back up to date. The February House Beautiful was way down on the bottom, so I grabbed it and began flipping the pages- finding inspiration for hopeful future projects and even some wedding gift options (much needed for me right now, as I tend to be that terrible person who hates sticking to the registry in hopes of my dear friends and family being able to remember what I actually gave them 20 years down the road). It was such a wonderful thing to turn the page and see a familiar face staring back at me. There she was, the Queen of Linens, Julia B! If you are as behind on your reading list as I am, here's a little taste of what you are missing:

And, please remember, we have a beautiful set of samples for you to browse through, if you are interested in linens that are special for your home. She carries everything under the sun- from hand towels to blanket covers to cocktail napkins- and loves to create a look that is new, different and personal.