Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Beautiful gardenias fresh from the garden, and boy, do they smell amazing. Their delicate, sweet scent takes me back to my childhood. We had 2 prolific bushes in the backyard, and my mom would cut fresh sprigs and place them throughout the house until the blooms ran out. She even traveled with some one time on a plane to come visit me, and they survived! So lovely.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

San Francisco marina

A friend of mine and I had dinner together recently down by the wharf in San Francisco. When we were done, we stepped outside the restaurant to find a lovely sunset and this beautiful vista of the marina. Boat masts are always picturesque to me, but this shot seemed to really capture how pretty it truly was.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Editorial feature

Thank you Caroline Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief at Gifts and Decorative Accessories, for featuring our Freesia note card in the Botanical Bouquet editorial this month. Very exciting! We agree that "flowers never seem to go out of style" and love offering a large selection of colorful botanicals for these wintry days.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Saxapahaw Holiday Market

The Saxapahaw Holiday Market this past weekend was a huge success! The ballroom looked beautiful and was decorated very festively. So many people came out (despite the cold) and everyone was very nice. The holiday spirit abounds! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my JAKE & META table.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome December

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that December is off to a beautiful start! Sunny and high 50s in our neck of the woods. Still hoping for snow at Christmas...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nov 23 Emerson Waldorf Holiday Faire

Come visit us this Saturday, November 23! The Emerson Waldorf Holiday Faire is this coming Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm at 6211 New Jericho Road in Chapel Hill, just down the road from Allen and Son Barbeque (WELL worth a stop). It's free and on a school campus, so it's very child friendly and will include horse carriage rides. Plus, it's supposed to be warm(ish) again this weekend, in the mid 60s. Hope to see you there!