Introducing Farmhouse Pottery

This week we will be turning our little store upside down in order to create a magical winter wonderland for you. While we do that we will be open, but it won’t be […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 30, 2017

Candlelight feels right right now. Pop a seasonal scented candle like this one into this beautiful holder and you’ll have a centerpiece that delights the senses, especially when that glow is reflected on […]

Happy _-0 to Our Fearless Leader!

A special birthday is upon us at The Patterson Group: today is Phyllis Patterson’s 6-0! (If I put that in the headline of a Stylebook post, she would never forgive me!) Phyllis, our […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sometime in the early 2000s, I don’t remember when, through the magic of the internet, I found a wonderful gift store in Kansas City called Curious Sofa. The owner, Debbie Dusenberry, is a […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 23, 2017

Don’t these top picks look so pretty together? The pumpkin, the copper metallic, the rich navy and bright blue, even the sea glass-y / aqua-y green — combined with the lush, shimmery textiles […]

When You Care Enough To Send the Very Best

The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, who, three years earlier, started the first Penny Post in the U.K. Ever since then, sending your best wishes for the […]

Is Your House Ready for Colder Weather?

When I think of what I do to prepare for colder weather, I think of rearranging my closet to put my sweaters and boots front and center, stocking my refrigerator and pantry with […]

Delight in the Details at the DC Design House

There has never been a DC Design House that I didn’t like and this one is no exception. This house has so many beautiful pieces of art and furniture put together by fantastic […]
Penny Post Grand Opening

Penny Post Grand Opening

You might remember me telling you about our new paper store, Penny Post, this summer. Well, I’m pleased to announce that we are open and ready for business! On September 11, exactly 10 […]
Pumpkin Patch

You Don’t Have To Drive Far or Pay Admission for this Pumpkin Patch

Listen up, Weather Forecast: it’s fall. F-A-L-L. Sweater weather. Pumpkin spice latte weather. Pumpkin patch weather. Pumpkin EVERYTHING weather. And it’s time we start acting like it, because these warmer days have a […]
Cutting Gardens

Cutting Gardens, Plus Flower Arranging Tips from a Local Florist

July through September on Cape Cod is always a beautiful thing. And what a perfect place to experiment with a cutting garden! The biggest challenge is to choose flowers that bloom all season […]
top picks 10-09-2017

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 9, 2017

Picks with a purpose! Proceeds from the sale of these rose quartz bracelets will benefit Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer […]
Fall Porch & Patio

Fall Porch & Patio, Elegant Edition

Entertaining outside this fall can be easy and worry-free. Light a fire, burn some candles, set the table with the Chilewich table top collection and throw some Perennials pillows and cotton throws on your […]
Fall Entertaining

Fall Porch & Patio, Cozy Edition

Fall means camping for our family. Not only do we camp as a family, but both our kids are in Scouts and my husband and I have leadership rolls in their Troops. Now, […]
Alexandria, Va Real Estate

What this Price Will Get You in 3 Areas of Alexandria, v.2

Although I’ve found that people are generally not surprised by how widely price points range in Alexandria’s different neighborhoods, looking at homes side-to-side by the numbers can be a valuable exercise in determining […]


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