This blog follows Debra Phillips, from Scentimental Gardens in Geneva, IL, as she chats about landscapes, interior and exterior design, antiques, gardens and travel!!

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  • "LUST-HAVES" Wellies
    on Sep 17, 2009
    I have never considered myself a fashion trend-setter. But when your long-time favorite becomes the celebrity "sex kitten" look, one can only sigh, in a slightly bored manner and say "well, I knew it all along".Now if only I looked remotely as good..
  • Home and Garden tour with Suzy StoutOur dear friend Suzy Stout graciously said "yes" when asked if we could interview her for my blog. Excitedly Sarah and I went for an afternoon, of "oohing and aahhhing", lunch, and girl talk with Suzy at her stunning home. For such an accomplished wo...
    on Aug 30, 2009
    Sister and I have just returned from a magical few days.Our good fortune was to receive an invitation from Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar to spend time with them at their charming home in upstate New York. If you recall from our previous post we were...
  • Escapism
    on Aug 16, 2009
    We cried this weekThen we huggedFollowed by angerWhat happened? The shop was robbed, really irreplaceable antiques robbed, my spirit robbed. Who would do this to a small these times? Has this ever...
  • Wanderlust
    on Aug 8, 2009
    Ever want to just take off and wander?Be alone with nature and your thoughts?With a sense of adventure?Scanning for gold?Smelling the roses?Running to the sea? Taking in the salted airThis scene reminds me of a solo trip to Devon England. I set out o...
  • I am tired of my containers......................
    on Aug 5, 2009
    Come every August, I am tired of my containers, tired of watering, fertilizing and looking at the same old/same old. So, I am dreaming of fake boxwood. Can one ever tire of boxwood?Here is a photo of a London (land of few watering chores) roof top ga...
  • Staycation?!................make it good!
    on Jul 26, 2009
    Travel is a mainstay of my life. (why is this underlining everything???) But, time and finances are too. When not traveling for business, these days it is at home during the weekends doing paperwork, massive quantities of paperwork. For the mom...
  • Travel Atlanta
    on Jul 19, 2009
    Like most urban areas, Atlanta has it's share of neighborhoods, each with a unique vibe. My favorite is VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS, just within sight of downtown. This neighborhood possesses independently owned boutiques, incredible restaurants and charming...
  • Home again............
    on Jul 13, 2009
    Where did the days go? Seems like yesterday (7/5), I was pulling out of my driveway, trailer in tow and a big YAHOOOOO, down the street. If I was not driving I was walking, sometimes 12 hours a day, head swiveling, mind reeling, second guessing......
  • "On the road again......."
    on Jul 4, 2009
    Finally!!!! It is that time, my bi-annual "hit the trail" antiquing road tripHook up the trailer and head south. Part of the fun is seeking out the back roads, finding uncharted territory and also catching up with old friendships fostered over th...
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