Second Bloom:Cathy Graham ’s Art of the Table

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We’ll admit it: We’re quite partial to summer. But the fall and winter have one major competitive advantage: so many fun holidays in a row! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day… 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

It seems like as soon as one holiday is over there isn’t time to even be sad before it’s time for the new holiday to begin!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We love outfitting our homes for each special occasion, savoring the season as it comes. 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

For us–and for Cathy Graham–that includes setting a beautiful table!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Each page of this gorgeous book is full of tablescape inspiration for every season and every reason to celebrate.

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

A festive garland is the perfect way to deck the halls this holiday season!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Even a sweet vanity gets a pretty table makeover fit for a queen–or a princess!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

One of our favorite things about Cathy Graham is how she transforms the simple parts of our everyday life into something extraordinarily beautiful.

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From edibles to lovely flowers, 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s The Art of the Table is an absolute must-read for anyone who enjoys creating stunning decor. 

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More of Our Favorite Gardening Items from Terrain

 

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Wishing you a week as wonderful as a day on the beach!

 

Fall Gardens for Every Style

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Architectural Digest

 

As the summer heat gives way to the cooler air of fall, one of the greatest gifts is getting to see the new things blooming in our yards. It is one of our very favorite things about the change of seasons. 

fall gardens
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

It’s the perfect time for refined landscapes like trimmed hedges and neat, clean manicured boxwoods.

Fall Gardens
Architectural Digest

 

We love gravel pathways any time of year, but the crunch underfoot feels especially satisfying come fall. But be sure to have a few rakes on hand for keeping up with those beautifully hued fallen leaves. They’re perfect for making piles and leaf jumping!

Fall Gardens
Architectural Digest

Another of our favorite looks for fall is the naturally beautiful look of wildflowers, which are as simple to grow as spreading perennial wild flower seeds. They are as gorgeous inside in vases and simple jars as they are in the yard. And the more you cut them, the more they grow!

fall gardens
New England Home Magazine

 

A pretty cobblestone path is the perfect complement to a lush and luxurious fall garden. The hues of fall are everywhere in this lovely landscape. 

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Architectural Digest

 

From big yards to patio containers, from the big to the small, there’s no wrong place to create a pretty fall garden with your favorite foliage.

fall gardens dining
Architectural Digest

 

It’s the perfect weather for dining al fresco–and a garden surrounding the table is the best accessory!

fall gardens
Architectural Digest

 

From a wild yet tame mix of flowers and foliage,

Fall Vegetable Garden
BHG

 

To a perfectly planned spread for eating and picking all season long,

fall gardens planters
Debra Phillips – Scentimental Gardens

 

To a welcoming planter done exquisitely well, when it comes to plants, there’s no wrong way to welcome fall. 

What is your favorite fall plant? 

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Things We Love: An Outdoor Shower

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BHG

 

This time of year, we can’t get enough of the great outdoors.

outdoor shower
BHG

 

Laying by the pool or in the sand,

outdoor shower
Coastal Living

 

Playing tennis or golf,

outdoor shower
Coastal Living

 

Paddleboarding, kayaking or spending the day on the boat,

outdoor shower
Coastal Living

 

We even want to shower outside.

coastal living outdoor shower
Coastal Living

 

Well, you know, sort of outside. A little privacy is certainly nice!

outdoor shower
BHG

 

These beautiful outdoor showers aren’t just a space for getting clean.

outdoor shower
Architectural Digest

 

They are a beautiful accessory adding to the charm and allure of an even more gorgeous outdoor space.

outdoor shower
BHG

 

From the simple, rustic, and slightly less adorned…

outdoor shower
BHG

To the perfectly planned…

outdoor shower
New England Home Magazine

 

We’d love any one of these gorgeous showers! Are you a fan of the outdoor shower?

What The Joyful Home is Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“Kristy is a talented novelist and a rising star in Southern fiction. If you need a good read, definitely pick up a copy of this new book, along with her others: Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love.”–Michele, The Joyful Home

Gardening Sheds Add Charm and Function

gardening shed architectural digest
Architectural Digest

 

We always talk about finding the perfect storage space for those necessary things that seem to accumulate indoors, but, sometimes, it’s finding a spot for the outdoor things that is even more difficult!

gardening shed
BHG

 

Tricycles, baseball bats, that trusty lawnmower, gardening gloves, shovels…

 

gardening shed
Architectural Digest

 

All those things that hold up the walls of the garage or clutter the yard need their place too.
gardening shed
BHG

 

Full disclosure: Even if we didn’t have one, single thing that needed to be put away outdoors, we’d still be pining for these garden sheds!

gardening sheds
BHG

 

They are so undeniably charming that we can see the writing on the wall…

gardening shed
BHG

 

That old blower would still be hogging its corner of the garage so that we could set up a little table and chairs, 

gardening shed
BHG

 

maybe a desk, and use that adorable potting shed for a tiny getawayOur friends at TruGreen have given us so much inspiration for creating that special SheShed. From choosing your colors to picking a theme, their advice is spot on.

gardening shed
New England Home

 

Who could possibly resist having their morning coffee here? It seems like a great way to gather your thoughts for the day.

gardening shed
Architectural Digest

Big, small, manicured or rustic, we think all of these garden sheds are something very, very special.

gardening shed
BHG

 

We hope to transform ours in Beaufort into something just as lovely one day soon. Happy Monday, friends!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

“Fans of Nancy Thayer and Patti Callahan Henry will devour this story of the first of three sisters, the men in their lives, and the mother who bonds them all.” (—Booklist Online)

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

Outdoor Space for Spring, White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch & More!

create an outdoor space for Spring
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

How to Create a Fabulous Outdoor Space for Spring

one kings lane

 

Tory Burch lettuce ware collection

 

White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch

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Tory Burch ruffle sneaker

 

The Ruffle Sneaker from Tory Burch



A few things I’m still loving for winter:

Now on to Spring!

 

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Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“Writers come and writers go but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive Sisterhood of Southern Writers.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper

Slightly South of Simple


Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Happy Sunday, friends!

Things We Love: Outdoor Living

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Patrick Ahearn Architects

Just a few more weeks to soak up the sun before it’s back to school and schedules and reality! So, for today at least, we’ll be lounging poolside. Wherever you are today, we hope that these gorgeous photos will at least make you feel like you’re lounging poolside too! We’d love to spend a day beside any of these beauties!

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