I would like for my friends on the east coast to know that all of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.  I think I can speak for most of us outside of harms way when I say that we feel helpless here.


The Allure of French and Italian Decor
By Betty Lou Phillips
Gibbs Smith, $50.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Since I received this book, I have been poring over each page, enjoying ever single image.  These scanned pages are just a few of the beautiful rooms along with tablescape, cuisine, and nature images.  I wish these scanned images could come close to the size and beauty of those present in this book.  I also have to mention the beautiful cover, which is a soft platinum color with a lovely gold script.  

I have always loved the work of Betty Lou Phillips, and again she has exhibited her talent in not only design, but her extensive knowledge of hospitality.  ENJOY!

And look at this adorable Christmas book by Betty Lou.  The whimsical artistic work is so beautiful, and is perfect with the perfect story! Below are only a couple of the pages.  ENJOY!

The Night Before Christmas in Paris
By Betty Lou Phillips and Roblyn Herndon
Illustrated by Sheryl Dickert
Gibbs Smith, $9.99
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass