Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Little Christmas

I'm a bit behind with posting on my blog.  These are some photos of a tablescape I did the other night...

My family loves red velvet cake and I always buy mine from The Fresh Market.  They have the best!

I love to pair Harney Tea's Chocolate Tea with this cake...their Valentine Blend has the perfect chocolate flavor!

I do love MacKenzie Childs' Courtly meets all my gingham/buffalo check obsessions y'all.

Oh how I want a little red car again!

Thanks for visiting with me today.  Hope y'all are having a Merry Little Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour

There are so many adorable beach cottage homes on Tybee Island, but the cottages restored and decorated by Jane Coslick are the cutest!  Recently I attended her 3rd Annual Holiday Cottage Tour.  I took so many photos of the exterior and interior of the homes on the tour and thought y'all might like to see just a few of them.

This cottage was our first stop...I think the pink zebra print is just too adorable.

That's my friend Tybee Joy posing outside the detached garage living area...look at all that pink zebra!

This definitely is THE most chic outdoor shower I've ever seen.

Well, I could just move in.

Moving on...I loved this yellow house with the turquoise painted screen door.

Jane jazzed up this porch with beautiful fabric.

This homeowner set a lovely coastal Christmas table...

These are not my colors for the kitchen, but how fabulous are these appliances?!

So, if your frig starts to rust or fade over time, just add colorful dots!

If you are short on space, get creative and enjoy cocktails while you are doing the laundry.

Love Jane's use of shutters as doors.

Of course, I love the pink coffee table!

Love, love, love this bunk room.  There are 8 bunk beds for the children!

I love everything about this bedroom...the headboard, the linens, and the bench!

Love this colorful, unique headboard!

Everyone needs a sleeping porch at the beach.  This one is adorable!

Love these Jane Coslick adirondack chairs!

If you live at the beach, your ride should look like this!

Thanks for visiting with me today.  Remember to note my new blog address, effective January 1, 2015:

Please disregard the above blog name change.  I will remain at and you may also read my blog at

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Decorations

Hello y'all!  Here's a few photos of my Christmas decor.  Some of it you might remember from last year and some of it is new this year.

I decided to go with a burlap/cotton boll/deer theme this year.

This slim tree fits perfectly into the narrow space beside the fireplace.  The green gingham ribbon coordinates with the fabric on my dining chairs and I love all the cotton!

I'm not a fan of the tv above the mantel, but I lost that battle!

I'm not taking this wreath down after Christmas.  I love it too much!

I was going to hang a gaudy deer head, but then I found this cute one at Pier 1.  

This is the "Happy Holidays" tree in the dining area.
Y'all might remember these nightstand trees from last year.

This was the black tree I used during Halloween.  Now it's my Parisian tree.

I still love all my "Joyeux Noel" Christmas loot.

Of course, I had to put out all my pink Christmas loot...

I didn't do much outside this year...maybe next year!

I hope y'all are enjoying the Christmas season.  This is a reminder that I'm changing my blog name to  This change will take place before the first of the year.  Hope you will visit me there!

*Edited:  Please disregard the blog name change above.  I will remain at and you can also read my blog at

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Working on the Blog

Hey y'all!  I am changing the name of my blog to Social Graces-101 and trying to get the links updated.  I hope to have everything working soon!

*Edited:  Disregard Social Graces-101.  I will remain and you can also reach my blog at

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween at the Roost

Here's a few photos from Halloween. Yesterday morning we had some sweets...we were recuperating from the Florida State - Louisville game on Thursday night.

I put up a black Halloween tree this year.  Our porch is not as big as the one we had in Florida, but whatever!  (less to clean, right?)

I dressed up the skeleton to scare those visiting the guestroom.

Last night I served hot apple cider with cookies, and of course Merlot and Chardonnay to the adults...they need treats too!

We weren't really sure what the trick-or-treat turnout would be...but I had my sign ready.  Well, we had a huge crowd and it was freezing y'all!  (Note to self, have a fire pit in the front yard next year)  Also, I'll need to step up my game, because this neighborhood is a magnet for trick-or-treaters.  

Hope y'all had fun celebrating the spooky night!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Green Tomato Festival

Last weekend I drove up to Juliette, Georgia...this is the town where the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed.  They were having a Green Tomato Festival and since I've always wanted to see where the location, this was a great time to enjoy good food and look around.

I parked right next to the famous railroad tracks seen in the movie...I was very careful not to let my feet get stuck!  This is a busy track...trains are flying by every hour.

My first stop was to have lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe.  I got there early and beat the festival people.

The movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" definitely put Juliette on the map and tourist still flock to this little town to enjoy the good Southern cooking at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

The menu is full of Southern favorites and the sweet tea tasted just perfect served in a mason jar!

The fried green tomatoes are a must!  They were excellent and are served with a special radish sauce.

I decided to also get the vegetable plate...macaroni and cheese, collard greens, field peas, and corn bread...all delicious!

After lunch I strolled the little main street of was truly like stepping back in time.  Just like in the movie. Vocalists perform at the Opry House.  Isn't it adorable?!

The shops are very quaint and offer antiques, foods, clothes, and souvenirs.

This was my favorite shop--The Whistle Stop Train Depot...full of repainted furniture, gifts, and lots of cute Southern stuff.

I bought this cute little lamp with a burlap's the perfect reading light next to my seat on the sofa.

I absolutely adored this movie.  It's a toss up as to who was my favorite character, but I guess I have to chose Kathy Bates.  The scene with her in the parking lot of the Winn all-time favorite!

I'm gonna watch it again tonight...for the umpteenth time!

Who was your favorite character in the movie?  Is it one of your all-time favorites?