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Haskell Harris
magpie (n.): an curious bird who spends its life collecting interesting bits and bringing them home.
magpie (n.): an curious bird who spends its life collecting interesting bits and bringing them home.

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Plant Perfect
I'm always on the hunt for interesting containers for flowers and plants and herbs. Particularly handmade containers.  Don't get me wrong, I like a humble terra-cotta pot or simple vase as much as the next person, but vessels that double as works of art are...

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Mail-Order Magnolia
My Dad isn't easy to buy for. And that's because he's just not into material things in general. He'd rather be in your company or have a good, long authentic conversation with you than get some tie you picked out in in the mail or unwrap a fancy new wallet ...

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Inside Out
In my opinion, the best houses blur the line between indoors and out. And that's why I was so excited to discover the Strauss residence here in Charleston over two years ago, a laid-back, outdoor-centric collaboration between the homeowners, designer Jen La...

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Top Shell
Over the years, I've visited a lot of Southern beaches in the summertime and I've collected shells on those trips.  I don't bring all of my finds home these days, though. I only keep one specimen per beach stroll and I leave the rest for Mother Nature to re...

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Hurricane Season
The other day I stumbled a pair of 19th-century amethyst glass hurricanes at a shop here in Charleston that stopped me in my tracks. The hue of the glass was gorgeous and seeing them made me think of the beautiful antique hurricanes my Mom uses during dinne...

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Blossoms Blooming
This past weekend I was walking with my husband in Hampton Park here in Charleston and we stopped to take in one particularly arresting Magnolia tree that's one of dozens that are blooming all over town. I told him the blossoms looked like white teacups per...

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Shopping Around: Gabby
As a designer, resources are everything and while I like to use a lot of quirky old pieces, I also like to have vendors I can count on that make classic new things, too. One such vendor is Gabby , a line out of Alabama that makes furniture and accessories t...

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That's a Wrap
Confession: I am a wrapping paper fanatic. I love it all. I love simple butcher paper, I love newsprint, I love boutique-y wrapping paper, and I've even been known to use discontinued wallpaper samples to wrap gifts, among other things. And with Mother's Da...

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Fringe Benefits
I'm a little hard to please when it comes to jewelry. For instance, right now I love the look of all the collar-esque statement necklaces but they seem to be absolutely EVERYWHERE and I'm always on the hunt for things that are a little off, a little quirky,...

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Louver Love
I'm not sure why exactly but lately I've become obsessed with one particularly charming Southern architectural detail: louvers. I've seen beautiful louvered shutters, louvered doors, and louvered foundations from Bermuda to New Orleans and I love them in al...
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