I can’t even begin to explain my love of a good tray. They serve a million different functions. We use vintage bamboo trays when we are having BBQs so our guests can hold all their refreshments. I use them to help corral toys around our house - they are especially helpful when playing with play-doh or coloring and we are going between the kitchen and the playroom. I also keep one at my front door so I can throw all my junk in it during the week and then take it around the house with me at the end of the week and put all the items where they belong.
But the best use for a tray, in my opinion, is to help draw the eye to a collection. Just like an area rug helps pull the room together, a well placed tray will help pull the decor of your table together. Read More
Have yall seen the HBO Documentary “Nothing Left Unsaid where the social icon, Gloria Vanderbilt, is interviewed by her son, Anderson Cooper. I am constantly drawn to it and seem to watch it every few months. I am positively in awe and fascinated by Gloria Vanderbilt. Her innocence, style, love and honesty is positively charming. You can tell through the hardships she has endured that she has done a tremendous amount of soul searching and is such a strong woman.
(And as a mother of a son, it is about the most precious thing ever to watch how much Anderson not only loves but ADORES his mother.)
One of the things you learn in this conversation is how she uses her art as a form of therapy. One of her most striking mediums is what she calls “Dream Boxes” where she assembles these fabulous acrylic boxes with items to display an emotion or tell a story.
This one stopped me in my tracks. Read More
I am not sure how many of you know this but I actually have a day job in addition to running Capitol Vintage Charm. And the beginning of the year is VERY much my busy season (which would explain the lack of blog posts lately) at work. Anywho, I have been swamped lately.
When we bought our house last year, I told the realtor that I was looking for a house I could throw a birthday party for my son, Grayson. Our rental wasn’t big enough to have parties. I was determined my little man would have his first real birthday party this year even if I didn’t have the time to put it together.
Well, that’s where I enlisted the help of my friend, Jennifer of A Tasteful Table. Read More
I feel like sometimes I find folks on Instagram and I fall into a black vortex of investigation. Holly Holden is one of my latest new instagram loves! If you don’t follow her, you should do so immediately. I love knowing what is considered “proper” and “appropriate etiquette” if situations ever present themselves. Also, I think it is just great to get a little refresh of some basics, like how to address an envelope properly. Ya’ll need to sign up for her Mummy’s Monday Manners newsletter! Read More
Today I am going to share a few my favorite small space and inexpensive tricks to dress your table. After having lived in basements all over Washington DC for the majority of my life, I have become very adapt at figuring out how to entertain in small spaces. For most of my life, my entertaining haul fit in plastic bins under my bed. Read More