Sunday, November 3, 2013

It’s here! It’s here!


When I collected the mail from the mailbox on Friday, I was so happy to receive the copy of Midwest Living that I won in The Polohouse giveaway.



I am sitting down with my cup of coffee this morning on this cool Sunday morning enjoying every page of the article.



I do not regularly receive this magazine because I live in the Deep South, but my connection to the area is great. My beloved J is from Seymour, Indiana and attended Indiana University. I may have to add the subscription to my list of monthly mags.


Alison’s home is definitely a Christmas home. Filled with beautiful fresh garlands, “Deck the Stalls” is the perfect title for the feature. “A converted Chicago-area polo stable canters into the holidays dressed with live greens, vintage trophies, equestrian paraphernalia, and a serious dose of plaid.”


I absolutely love the front entrance arrangement. Soooo creative!


I have always been a huge fan of Alison and her home. After seeing her feature in Midwest Living, I adore her even more. I am green with envy at her home, her equestrian collections, and her decorating style.



Alison says, “The house has a wonderful cedar aroma when you walk in, even after all this time.” Cedar is a favorite scent of mine. Maybe one day I’ll get the opportunity to visit The Polohouse to witness this for myself. Alison, are you listening? I am so ready to experience your home at the holidays. Get my cup of hot chocolate ready. I will be bringing the Cafe du Monde beignets.



If you have not seen the December 2013 issue of Midwest Living yet, get your copy today. Click HERE. You will not be disappointed.

Check out more photos at Midwest…click HERE

Deck the Stalls, y’all!


  1. Hi Ron - congrats on winning the issue! I love Alison's blog and plan to buy the magazine also. Enjoy reading it over your cup of coffee! Have a great week!

  2. Exciting getting wonderful magazines. Please tell J hello from this Hoosier. xoxo,Susie

  3. This is a great magazine. Picking up a copy here in n'east Wisconsin before we head south this week! Congrats on the win!!

  4. Great magazine..I don't think you have to be envious..Your house is gorgeous and tastefully done..(at least what I've seen of it)..

  5. My grocery store carries this magazine, so I'll have to look for it next time I go. Her home is beautiful. Glad that she got picked up to be featured in a magazine.

  6. Congratulations on winning the magazine. What a perfect way to start celebrating the holiday season.

  7. I am going to have to pick this one up! Love everything I have seen so far. We are currently redecorating our Master Bedroom, and I am going with a bit of a lodge/cabin theme. Yes, quite different from the South where we live, but my hubby grew up in Northern Michigan. And, I am a sucker for paisley, plaid and comfort!

  8. From what I see of Alison's home in the magazine and your prior blog of her Kentucky Derby soiree, she does have a flair for decorating. I hope she invites you to her home to see it in person--Alison, do you hear Ron and me?!! However, Ron, you need not be envious because your home is always beautifully decorated for whatever season. Have a a great day! xoxo

  9. Ron, I love Alison's blog and was so excited to see her home featured in the magazine! Her decor compliments holiday decor beautifully. I love her use of color and textiles. Lucky you for winning a copy!

  10. Ron, glad you won a copy of this magazine. I subscribed last year when Alison told us her home would be featured. You should put a subscription in Jay's Christmas stocking. It's a great magazine.
    I want to experience Alison's gorgeous home in person too. If ever in Chicago……..S

  11. Well, what the heck!?! My copy is not here yet!!! I LOVE that magazine and I LOVE Alison and her Polo House. She is really great person and her home is fascinating-especially during the holidays. Now...if you get THAT far I am only four hours North of her!, Robert Simmons! xo Diana

  12. How did I not SEE THIS BEFORE!???
    Oh my heavens! You are too kind and you AND J are always welcome to stop by for a cup of coffee!!
    You know the saying, "The road to a friend's house is never long."
    So true.

    Thanks so much for your super kind words!


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