Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sister Parish Design ~ Review

By Susan Bartlett Crater and Libby Cameron
Art by Mita Corsini Bland
St. Martin’s Press, New York, $35.00

By Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Sister Parish Design, written by Susan Crater, granddaughter of Sister Parish, and Libby Cameron, formerly of Parish-Hadley Associates, is not only a guide to every decorating question, it is personal and beautifully illustrated. The paintings alone, painted by artist Mita Bland, make this book a great buy, but the authors were gracious enough to write an entire book on decorating for beginners and professionals alike.

This is a must have for every savvy individual interested in lovely surroundings. It is a feel good book, leaving it difficult to put down. Thank you ladies, for this beautiful reference book. I would love to have one of these paintings!


My favorite of course ~ black, white, gray and vermillion red!






laid back...


and lovely.
Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)

Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)...

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10). Lesson 10 – Greetings.

Formal Greetings

In certain environments, greetings are more formal and ritualistic. The person's demeanor becomes much less casual.

In business environments, coworkers shake hands and greet each other more casually and treat their bosses with much more deference.

While tone of voice, content of conversation, and posture change in the formal setting, it should not be effusive, but genuine and pleasant.

We will be visiting greetings at home next.

I hope that you have enjoyed this review. I love this book, and intend on having it close at hand.

See you soon,
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