Happy Monday! I'm Annie Selke, founder and designer of Pine Cone Hill
, Dash & Albert Rug Company
,and Annie Selke Home fabrics
. For nearly 20 years, I've been applying a spirited, design-driven approach to creating bedding, rugs, sleepwear, and home furnishings for you to love—stylish pieces that stand out and stand the test of time. I also created the blog Fresh American
, where you'll find tons of tips on decorating, entertaining, shopping, cooking, travel, and more. So here's to creating happier homes, one idea at a time.
If you're a regular reader of my blog, Fresh American
, you know that last year I embarked on a rather bittersweet journey. After my mum, Googie, unexpectedly passed away, I decided to take on her house and tremendous gardens. So here I am, over a year later and armpit-deep in a major renovation project!
While it was a challenge at first to go through all of Mum's things, I've come to really enjoy mixing her favorites with my own; it helps me maintain and revisit the truly close connection she and I always shared. And since I am hosting Thanksgiving in Mum's house this year and I love a sassy tabletop, I've been pulling pieces of Mum's and mixing and mashing them up with my own favorite plates and glassware and our newest collection of Pine Cone Hill table linens. Take a look at these four fall-friendly settings, and enter to win a set of our Zen placemats
and Treehouse Linen napkins
by leaving me a comment telling me which setting you like best.