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Rattan bar cart DIY in navy blue - perfect for chic entertaining

Rattan Bar Cart DIY: Inspired by Society Social

Get the charming sophistication of a Society Social bar cart with this bar cart DIY for under $40 Ask any hostess with the mostest and she will tell you a bar cart is an essential entertaining tool, especially if you don’t have a built in bar.  Bar carts are functional, offering storage for your liquor …

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A Rustic Thanksgiving Table is warm and inviting as family and friends gather for the holiday.

One Rustic Thanksgiving Table: Two Centerpiece Ideas

This rustic Thanksgiving table provides a rich and warm setting for friends and family to gather around this holiday.  The multi-colored plaid in autumnal tones lays a bold foundation for Mason’s Ascot plates, antique silver, and Laguiole bone knives. Monogramed linen napkins, soft candle light, and brown glass stemware add that extra oomph. To get …

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Set an elegant autumn table with this blue and orange color palette. Learn tips to make your fall tablescape gorgeous.

Set an Elegant Autumn Table

A blue, white, and orange color palette makes for a rich fall tablescape.   Hosting a dinner party this fall? Want an elegant autumn table with seasonal touches that doesn’t go overboard to gimmicky? Let me suggest a timeless color palette of blue and white with pops of orange! Blue and orange are complimentary colors …

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Black and White Themed Tablescape

A Black and White Themed Tablescape for Any Occassion

Need an effortless but elegant tablescape? As a hostess, you know that the look and feel of your table matters. Not only does it set the mood for gatherings, but it is also a prominent place for festive décor. Sometimes though time is short or inspiration low, and every good hostess needs a “go to” …

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The Art of Receiving a Call: Rule No. 4 Always Offer Refreshments. Get more etiquette tips on penderandpeony.com

Etiquette Guide — The Art of Receiving a Call

I was inspired to write The Art of Paying a Call after accompanying my mother on her round of social visits. Not only did I observe her behavior as the caller, but also how we were greeted and welcomed by our hostess/host. But while writing this etiquette guide, The Art of Receiving a Call, I …

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