sunday's winner

is Jill said...

Too cute. My Gwen would be so pleased and proud to carry one your purses!

saturday's winner

is A&J said...

Don't have a blog, but I shared this on Twitter:


friday's winner

is Summer Lee said...

My daughter and I bake together all the time! We would both love the adorable matching aprons!!

thursday's winner

is Carol R said...

ooh la la!

sunday's giveaway

This is one of my favorite things to give to a girl. When we go on a long trip I usually put together a similar assortment of goodies for my own girls. They feel so grown up carrying a purse and the treats inside will keep them busy on the journey.

For 10 extra chances post this on Face Book or put it on your blog.

saturday's giveaway

Today you can win your favorite KH women's dress. Post this on your blog for 10 extra points to win.


friday's giveaway

Today you can win our mother and daughters apron and this cute wood cookie set.

wednesday's winner

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Wednesday's winner is:
Julie said...

party dress with smocked hearts. My Claire loves pink and hearts. This dress was made for her!! She is my 3rd girl, so she has not had many new dresses. She would look precious in this.

Julie let us know what style and size dress you and your doll would like!

thursday's giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving! Leave a comment to win any of our night shirts. Post it on your blog for extra chances.

For this week only all of our night shirts are 30% off. They make a great Christmas gift.


tuesday's winner

Three Little Brown Kids said...


I am very thankful as I sit on the computer in our kitchen. My 17 year old boy has decided to bake a cake with my 5 year old littlest girl. She rides on his shoulder when they get things from the pantry. Life is by no means always this sweet but I love it when it is!

wednesday's giveaway

Today we are giving away any children's dress and a matching doll dress. Just leave a comment and tell me your favorite. The doll dress fits 18" dolls.

If you don't win ..for the rest of the week we are giving away a doll dress when you purchase two children's fall dresses.


a winner

The winner of Monday's totes....
jandjhome said...

Count me in.

tin can treats

A while back I shared how my girls (and clothing) were in a photo shoot for tin can treats. The photographer Tech Petaja has put a bunch of the photos on his blog and I am blown away! Go check out the rest of the pictures and all of Tech's beautiful photography. Makes me want to get married again...to the same man of course.

Lucky for me tin can treats is available for weddings, parties and events. Melodie at tin can treats knows how to do a vintage party better than anyone.

tuesday's giveaway

I am having so much fun putting together these giveaways. Today I am giving away this long necklace and two bracelets. I love to wear fun jewelry and have lots of my favorite colors to choose from but I find myself grabbing my wood jewelry most often.

Leave a comment to win. Let me know if you blog, FB or tweet about it for extra chances.

Even if you don't win....this week when you buy one bangle we will send you a second for free. Just enter code Tuesday at checkout.


monday's giveaway

Please leave a comment for a chance to win one of these wool totes. If you are a blogger and share about the giveaway you will get 10 chances to win. We will pick Monday's winner tomorrow night.

Lots of fun giveaways all week long!

Even if you don't win our totes will be 25% off for the whole week.



My 15 year old daughter loves to read and write. She rarely lets us read her work but today she needed my to print something out so I couldn't help but read it....

This photo of our home was taken by Bjorn Wallander for Country Living.

The Place I Call Home

by Charlotte Hughes

The house on Estes street hides behind the unruly bushes. The broad black drive slides up to the large garage that still has a strobe light that goes off when the doors slam. Up the stairs past the wall of letters you reach the small yellow room that connects the two parts of the house. It is not in the middle of the house, that’s the front hall, but it is too pretentious so we come in the back. The front hall is for running through when you realize you’ve forgotten something. It is for rolling up the rug and sliding across in your socks. It is for walking past the living room, the one no one really lives in until Christmastime. Past the front hall is my favorite hall, the hall with the magic window and tall shelves full of old leather books from centuries past. It leads to the bedrooms, all but one and a half of them. Each bedroom is different. My parents’ bedroom is cream with a massive wooden bed that is always warm and soft, no matter what. My sisters’ room is pink, crammed full of blue sleigh beds and scattered with clothes. Sophie’s room is snowy white and immaculate: the sharp edges softened with fluffy comforters and small sheepskin rugs. Underneath the house there are more rooms and more hallways. There is a soft cream room with a house and a secret garden to play in, and a hard grey room with washing machines and a projector. It is where we watch car chases and bank heists and love stories and battles. Hidden in the corner of this room, behind old garage doors is a bed. It is a half room, just a bed and a closet. This is where my brother stays when he is home from school. On the other side of the house, on the other side of the yellow room is the kitchen. It is a big room, it has to be. It is where we spend our time: where we bake cookies for school and make bread for lunches, where we eat spaghetti and hamburgers and sit and read by the fire. We eat around its round wooden table and curl up in its massive white couch: a couch where there is no uncomfortable way to sit. Right off of that room, the room we truly live in, is my room. My room is a deep blue sea, changing colors with the light, anchored by the rust red couch and soft white island where I sleep. It is an unfinished room for sure, but no room is ever truly finished. The empty expanses of wall are places to plan and dream and think about, places that are not truly empty, just waiting. It is where I go to escape the loud noises of my younger siblings and think for myself. It is where I go to escape in dreams so realistic I wonder if they actually happened. In my room I can be my own person and think my own thoughts. But it is only one room in many. The hallways sprawl to other rooms with pianos and coloring tables and shell cabinets and guitars. Rooms that I do not visit except on occasion, rooms that are pushed from my mind because even it cannot keep up with the daily changing attitude of my house.


hand me downs

At the age of 10 our family moved from Miami to Long Island. I loved it. Even now as much as I love Nashville and don't want to move, when I find myself up North I feel at home.

Growing up a girl named Cornelia Guest would give me some of her hand me down clothes because she was a couple years older than I was. I can still remember a camel cashmere sweater that I loved.

Well zoom ahead 35 years and Cornelia is selling her home.

The home, Templeton, that also belonged to her mother C.Z. Guest.
I am not too old for hand-me-downs.
I totally understand if she doesn't want to give me the whole house.
I would be happy with some of the lettuce leaf porcelain.
All of the photos are from Habitually Chic. All or most were taken by Douglas Friedman for Harper's Bazaar.


holiday list

I was inspired by Eddie's magazine shoot setups. Here is my own "desk" set up that we sent to our email list. How cute is that picture of my sister (she is now a grown up with 8 children).

all I want for Christmas

are these shoes from J Crew
and a stocking full of tights.

jacqueline gnott

I love Jacqueline's strawberries.
At $125 this would make a perfect Christmas gift.


the little ballerina

I am in love with this little film from the anthropology website. I am in awe of ballerinas. I watch my daughter practice day after day for hours, so much discipline to create such beauty.
Click here to view it.


night owl paper goods

I always have a soft spot for paper goods but something about this time of year puts it into overdrive. In the case of this company wood goods would be more accurate. I am dreaming of sitting by a roaring fire in my lake house (not owned yet) wrapping up handmade goodies and putting these cards with them.

And these would be perfect stocking suffers for all of my children and many grandchildren that will be staying with us on the lake.

OK back to reality...lots to do.

wanted: new vacume cleaner

I know that we ask a lot of our vacuums. Seven children and two dogs are not your "average" household but I am looking at a broken one again. I want to know what you guys have. What do you love and what do you hate. I need something powerful that can suck up a lot of dog hair fast.

I need your input!


Party Perfect

What a treat to see that Adah chose one of my designs for her first birthday party!
It is possible that her mom Sara had something to do with it. Sara is the creative behind Sara's Party Perfect and Hick's Paper Goods.
How perfect are these goodies from Tin Can Treats?
I love the sweet bird vase.
The first of many perfect parties for this cute little girl.

The Young Victoria

I hope that everyone had a great week end. We rented The Young Victoria and loved it.
Emily Blunt was as beautiful as her dresses.
I am a sucker for a sweet love story.
I would love to read more about Victoria and Albert, any recommendations?


wool felt flowers

We just added these wool felt hair clips to the store.
I am in love.
I am way to old to wear them in my hair but not too old to put one on a vintage clutch or something.
Do you like how they dress up my little girl's shoes from Target?
How about you...do you love wool felt as much as I do? These are going in my girl's Christmas stockings for sure.


bar denim blues chattanooga

We had a fun day in Chattanooga. One of the new stores to open at Warehouse Row is Bar Denim Blues.
We got to spend time with the owner Stephanie Bolton and enjoy her fun store.
They have loads of vintage cowboy boots. These look just like my favorite pair that I have had for 25 years.
These are pretty awesome too.

We love the vintage southern Americana vibe.
Can you find your name?
I love the vintage globe collection.
They even have a happy hour on Thursdays.


Buggin' under the Big Top

Every year our third grade puts on a fabulous play written and directed by one of our teachers KC Carraway. I am always amazed that she has come up with another one and this years did not disappoint.

Clare was a firefly (the one in the middle).

I loved all of the costumes. Here is one of the termites...

the "lady" bugs...

and the praying mantis...get it with the halos...
It was a treat to have Scott shoot lots of pictures while I relaxed and enjoyed the show.