handing over control of the blog featuring my good friend, Barb Garrett of The Everyday Home.
Barb was so kind to share a sneak peek at her eggs-cellent Easter mantel. I am totally in love with everything about her Easter decor, but particularly this guy:
His name is Beaumont, and I am smitten! (Barb, if Beaumont comes up missing, I didn’t have anything to do with it. Pinky promise!)
I definitely want you to hop over to The Everyday Home to see how Barb used Beaumont to decorate her formal dining room mantel for Easter. But before you click over, let me introduce you my sweet, funny and oh-so-talented blogging (and real-life) friend, Barb Garrett.
We met while planning the Southern Bloggers Conference, and Barb is one-of-a-kind.
She’s a Southern belle with big ideas and big opinions — think of Truvy from Steel Magnolias. Barb is a hoot, and she could write her own wikipedia about Southern colloquialisms. (Watch out if she ever says to you, “Well, bless your heart!”)
She’s funny, sweet, supportive and a whirling dervish of ideas and activity. I’m always amazed at all Barb has done and all she gets done.
Barb is the host and underpaid writer behind The Everyday Home blog. Some of you may remember her older blog name as Grits and Glamour.
Barb describes her blog as a little bit Southern, a little bit European country and a touch of farmhouse decor – all rolled into a style she has yet to name. (But if I know Barb, she’ll come up with a name for it, and it will be fabulous!)
Decorating, DIY, crafting and cooking are her subjects du jour, but you might find a blog post or two about her European travels, as well.
Be sure you check out Barb’s tour of Harrods department store in London.
Barb also owns Farmhouse Decor, an online shop offering a wide selection of affordable French and American farmhouse accessories and furniture.
Let me just tell you, Barb has many, many lovelies that you won’t be able to resist.
Farmhouse Decor will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Barb spends a lot of time searching for unique Farmhouse-style items that she can offer to her customers at reasonable prices. Barb says her shop is like visiting all those great vintage shops you see everywhere – only you can shop in your jammies. (That’s my kind of shopping!) Every package sent out arrives with a signature stem of real North Carolina cotton.
Now that we’ve completed the interview portion of today’s post, we move on to the talent portion of today’s feature. For that, Barb is going to balance blogging full time, being a wife and golf partner to a retired Marine Colonel, being a Grammy to three beautiful grandloves, ages 7, 3 and 9 months old – and writing her first e-cookbook called The Lazy Gourmet. In between, she loves to read, garden and pin like a mad woman on Pinterest.
And she still finds time for major DIY projects and to decorate lovely tablescapes and vignettes, like her gorgeous Easter mantel, featuring black-and-white toile plates, Beaumont, absolutely stunning florals Barb created and pops of pink.
Now you have my permission to click over to the Everyday Home to see the full mantel reveal.
And don’t forget to checkout Barb’s online Shop, Farmhouse Decor.
And if you’d like to meet Barb (and lots of other fun N.C. home decor bloggers and readers in person), then you definitely need to come to the Hometalk N.C. Bloggers Meetup, From Downtown to Downton. Another blogging pal and I, Suzy of Worthing Court, have planned a full day of shopping, mingling and fun — ending with a private Downtown Abbey inspired tea party.
Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite, but they’re selling fast. And remember, you don’t have to be a blogger to attend. You just have to share our passion for home decor.
Want more Easter inspiration?
Stop back by later this week, too, because I’ll be sharing more of my Easter decor this year. Plus one of my very talented blogging friends is showing off her Easter decorations in a guest post.