The wit, humor and charm of Mrs. Southern Social, Mary Huddleston, had us instantly won-over. And not only that, we were in stitches with her keynote address at The Southern C Summit in Sea Island. We could not have been more flattered by her love of our 100% cotton cocktail napkins upon meeting in person. And As Mary puts it on her blog, she has the corner market on Southern charm without lifting an arm! Which is why she incorporated our re-usable cotton cocktail napkins. Their beautiful texture resembles the finest linen and can be customized to any theme ~ and are also available in a variety of "grab & go" designs on our website ready to ship today!
As Mary's tablescape centered around America's Independence Day holiday, we sketched all sorts of variations of Old Glory. We then took to watercolor paint on paper with brushstrokes inspired directly from the print and patterns of Mary's tableware, plates, tablecloth and dinner napkins.
For extra entertainment, add Mary's "Without a Hitch" novel to your reading list!
Discover all the beautiful watercolor ~ cotton cocktail napkins we have available.
- Chinoiserie ~ Pink Pagoda
- Chinoiserie ~ Blue & Green Pagoda
- Floral ~ Pink Tulip
- Bird Taking Flight
- Paris ~ Sacre Coeur
- Capri ~ Lemons
- Horse Racing ~ Derby Winner!
*All photos courtesy of Lele Fain Photography
In this game of roulette you always Win! We took a gamble to spin-up countless designs in hopes of cashing in with a victory for the Stubbs & Wootton #stubbsdreamslipper contest. Take a gamble and VOTE with a “like” of your fave design on my insta feed. THANK YOU & Thank You to @stubbsandwootton for this creatively cool opportunity 😆
Designed by Dixon's Anna Louise appreciates this secret weapon more than anyone and invited us to see just how she does it!
Anna Louise (AL) of Designed by Dixon is our go-to for down to earth style, sophistication and great everyday ideas. She styled our Chinoiserie in the Jungle silk scarf demonstrating how easy our Luxury 38"x38" designer silk squares are to add a pop of color and unique touch to any outfit. Discover AL's favorite ways to wear and get inspired!
Toss around a ponytail if you're not sure what kind of a hair day you're having, or if you're looking to add a touch of spunk to a traditional outfit, wrap around your wrist.
Helloooo to the voluminous bow is the signature look AL fell in love with to accessorize her seagrass purse when adding our silk scarf. It is that simple & easy!
Silk scarves are a must-have staple in your wardrobe and can be tied in a multitude of ways.
We hope you are as inspired as Anna Louise to try wearing a silk scarf in a new way today!
Anne is a member of Starfire and an artistic fashion lover. She is kindhearted and creative. In the lull between seasons, we’re always looking for new inspiration and an opportunity to give back. This is why we turned to Starfire and had the privilege of being paired with Anne. The connection was instant. Collaborating together to design a trend-setting scarf would let Anne’s painting talent shine, and also celebrate her love of fashion.
The process began with magazine tears and pulling together inspiration boards. Then we looked for patterns and color themes, soon after splashes of paint began pooling on her watercolor paper.
It was inspiring to see Anne’s face light up as she described how the sun was the center of her design with flowers and butterflies in flight swirling around this fiery center. Bringing her artwork to life on silk needed a special touch to make it as uniquely beautiful as Anne. This meant an asymmetrical layout to make room for her iconic signature as the perfect corner accent.
The final touch, trimming the scarf in petal pink, was a haute detail like a museum frame to fine art.
The most rewarding moment of it all… delivering Anne’s original composition as a stunning silk scarf; her own wearable art!
“This is a dream come true.” - Anne Gerhardt
While intelligence, strength, and a well-articulated point of view go without saying, women of authority are also recognized by their grace and their accessories.
Whether winter for you is blustery or balmy, layer your accessories and silk scarves for that chic look that slays when you walk in the room.
Giving Thanks for The Shepherd’s Crook Orphan Ministry
Walking the streets of some of the world’s most fashionable cities, it’s easy to be swept away in the glitz of a global vibe, the hottest trending ensembles and the latest cafés to experience. Just past this veil are the real souls who make up that city’s fabric.
TSC is diligently working to place over 350 children with disabilities or who may be “aging out” of the system globally with forever families. They seek those willing to step out in faith and adopt these special children.