/ by Jennie Wakefield My great aunt Cora disapproved of blue dishes. Few foods are blue, she reasoned, so dishes should not be blue. Cora had taught home economics at a women’s college in South Carolina back when women studied home...
There’s something for every reader in this  highly curated stack, from a modern classic to true-life accounts of horror and a just-to-market new southern gothic.
/ by Kelsey Burrow Instead of combing Pinterest and West Elm, Craigslist and IKEA to piece together a personal aesthetic, I rented a U-Haul and loaded mine up at a barn in North Carolina. My Gigi was an antiques collector and...
/ by Julia Sibley-Jones Now that the mornings boast that cool, clean air and the robins flock the yard; when at noon my bees are an active cloud churning around their hive; when I can step onto my front porch...
/ by A.K. Freeland / photography by Eli Warren Literature transports us and our perspective. Whether your sense of humor calls  for bizarre, ridiculous or witty commentary, the following authors offer timeless, yet timely humor. Lighten your grip and enjoy....
/ by Stephanie Burnette Chestnuts roasting on an open fire was a real thing for my father. He valued nostalgia. Tradition was created by doing things the long way in our house, year after year. He would make chestnut dressing for...
The Lee Brothers think these cookbooks make a perfect gift.
For the historian:     In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston (novelist of the classic Their Eyes Were Watching God and anthropologist) traveled to Plateau, Alabama to interview eighty-six year old Cudjo Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...
If you think you don’t like poetry, you need to read these poets. If you do like poetry, you need to read these poets. April is National Poetry Month and poetry is making a comeback, perhaps because poems offer a...
/ by Julia Sibley-Jones   She died just as I’d started to get to know who she really was, instead of who I’d thought she was. She died before I knew even half of the questions I wish I’d asked. I...

Distinctive Character

/ by Brendan Blowers / photography by Inspiro 8 Studios Being patrons of the arts not only afforded...

The Joy of Maximalism

/ by Allison Walsh / photography by Inspiro 8 Studios For Jean Wilson Freeman it’s not the house...

Rock Art

/ by Lynn Greenlaw  / photography by Eli Warren Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed dominantly of talc...

A Cut Above

/ by Brendan Blowers / photography by Eli Warren The son of a woodworker, Jeremy Schrock was in...

Bridge House

/ by Jonathan Ammons / photography by Kevin Meechan Tucked away in the mountains near Cashiers, rather intentionally...