Hi. Thanks for coming.  This site is dedicated to making life a little more old-fashioned and slowed down, to elevating the every day and kicking things up a notch, and to making space for things that bring you joy. If you want to throw fabulous dinner parties, cook lovely food, make your home and garden beautiful and use the  “good” china for any (or no) reason at all, you’re in the right place. You don’t need to love all of those things to find a place here and you don’t need to do them all the time.

Splendor is about what you do with what you’ve got, how you put a little (or a lot) of gilding on the ordinary, and prioritizing what brings joy to your life.

Heather Fleming portrait

About me:

I’m Heather and I like old things (houses, art, furniture), shiny things (silver, gilding, a touch of ormolu), tasty things (cocktails, good food), growing things (flowers, fruits, vegetables) and making my home and garden beautiful.  I’m a little bit homesteader and a little bit Jackie O. I like a little bit of pomp in everyday life because life is short and it might as well be fancy but I also like digging in the dirt.  I have three cats who are all a little bit extra, and a husband, who’s pretty great. We live in Lousiville, KY, so prepare for lots of bourbon and horse racing.

You can expect to read about cooking and food, fancy table settings and entertaining, gardening, collecting shiny things, nature (the ultimate authority on splendor) and books because those are the things that add splendor to my life. I claim no expertise, in fact, I’m a total novice about a lot of things, but I’m on a journey and I’m going to share that journey.

You can follow along on Instagram @hey_big_splendor.