Katherine is a Southern blogger who loves to explore gracious living, hospitality, home decorating, and traveling in the South

A Southern blog defining gracious living with advice on Southern hospitality, style, & home decorating.  

Let’s design a life we adore with more gumption, charm & grace!

Gracious living and Southern hospitality at its finest with a Wedgewood vase filled with pink peonies.

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blueberry lemon mint fizz cocktails on a tray with peonies and patchwork quilt underneath

Blueberry Lemon Mint Fizz

Take a blanket out to the lawn and enjoy a blueberry lemon mint fizz on a sultry summer evening amidst the fireflies. Looking for a… Read more

Get in a summer state of mind with this nautical summer mantel with vintage decor, featuring a sailboat, coral, seashells, and wicker.

Nautical Summer Mantel Inspiration

Add a little nautical charm to your living room with this nautical summer mantel inspiration, featuring vintage coastal decor, coral, wicker, and seashells. Ready to… Read more

Monogram blue and white napkins add the preppy touch to this summer table

5 Summer Table Styling Tips

Light the charcoal, pour the sweet tea, and set an effortless summer tablescape with these 5 summer table styling tips! Y’all spring is giving way… Read more

charming quote from walt whitman

The Charming Index – April

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1… Read more

Katherine from Pender & Peony in a green and white day dress - maxi length with vintage vibes

The Prettiest Day Dress with Vintage Vibes

Pretty day dresses with vintage vibes to make you feel feminine and charming like this green and white maxi-dress does for me! I feel like… Read more

An Easter brunch table in pretty pastels with bunny placemats, antique china, etched stemware, and vibrant floral centerpiece

An Easter Brunch Table with The Knoxville Flowerpot

Want to host an elegant Easter brunch? Get inspired by this pastel Easter brunch table with antique china, vibrant florals, and whimsical touches, and learn… Read more

Think gumption, charm & grace matter?

Yes, then come sit by me.

I think we just might be kindred spirits!

Blonde woman in white dress and hat gazes at purple dahlia

 

 

I like to think myself a smart woman who has gumption in spades, celebrates charm and color, welcomes adventure, and appreciates everyday beauty!

Did I describe you too?

But if like me, you have a mile long to do list

(ok more than one);

Urgent hands pulling you in a million different directions;

And often feel undermined by flawed expectations;

It can be hard to live up to that charming personality. 

Am I right?

 

What if…

We slow down and choose with more intention.

We cultivate personal growth not perfection.

We act with gratitude in our hearts.

We speak with more civility and lavish kindness.

We celebrate that which is timeless and delightful.

I bet we could design a life we adored & that is what I call gracious living!

Purple dahlia in full bloom

Does such a thought just tickle you pink?

Me too!

Grab a glass of bubbly & let’s talk gracious living!

Start the conversation here with…

The Gracious Disposition

An approach to life – a mindset – based on positivity, gratitude, and civility to cultivate personal growth not perfection, overcome the emotional rollercoaster, and fill your life with joy!