✢ Spring Cleaning

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We are in Spring Cleaning Mode at Courtney Agosti Interior Design…and hope YOU will benefit!  We have two pair of BUBBLEGUM Irish Linen panel curtains with smocked top and trim on each interior panel that have no home!  Each panel measures 28″ w x 93″ l.  The bedroom photo shows the space for which they were made, but not used: so you can get an idea of how they may look.  **WE WANT TO GIVE THESE TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO “follows our blog” and “likes our Courtney Agosti Interior Design Face Book page” and ASKS for them.  Don’t forget to send me a message asking (either on FB or BLOG)!  If you live outside of the Charleston area, we just ask you pay a $40 shipping fee, and we will send them to you where ever you are in the United States. We hope our curtains will make some lucky little girl “BLUSH” with excitement!   ❈

✢ Let Them Eat Cake…(Hummingbird Cake that is) along with our family RECIPE! Bon Appetite, friends.


My middle child was Confirmed last week, and we opted to celebrate Pic-Nic style with Friends, Fried Chicken, Tomato Pie, Mac & Cheese, etc.  As something special for him and his friends, I simply changed the shape of the cake, et voila!  ENJOY! ❈

A special “thank you” to Mary at Lotus Flower who gave two teenage boys oasis to make this project possible.

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 large eggs, beaten

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup applesauce

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 cup chopped pecans

2 cups chopped bananas

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3 Tablespoons warm milk

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat all ingredients in a bowl with electric paddle or beater until desired consistency is reached.


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.

Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Store in refrigerator.

✢ The Launch!


What Inspires You?

I imagine it is as unique to each of us; as unique as we are created to be! I, for one, am consistently inspired be folks born way before me. Sometimes I wonder if I should have been born in a genre prior. I do not have a TV, I like simplicity, and I am a quirky old soul. With that said, I am in awe of my precious Grandmother (now 94). She has more grace, style, and loveliness in her pinky finger than I can imagine emulating. Continue reading