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The Charming Index – September

Southern Living Party Cookbook beside ginger jar vase of dahlias

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1  The Southern Living Party Cookbook An updated entertaining guide for modern Southern women with recipes, tablescape ideas, and advice organized by occasion. Author and Southern hostess, Elizabeth Heiskell will charm …

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The 5 Essentials of a Southern Autumn Table

A Southern autumn table set with Mason's china, monogrammed napkins, fall florals, and trellis runner

Looking to host a quintessentially Southern dinner affair this autumn? Then be sure to set your table with these 5 must-haves of a Southern autumn table! Autumn is short and truly worth celebrating in style! Gather friends and family around a beautifully laid table this fall to honor the harvest and kick off the holiday …

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Chic Fall Mantel with Majolica, Topiaries, & Magnolia

Traditional interior with chic fall mantel decor, gilt mirror, and green gingham curtains

For a tradition look with a twist decorate a chic fall mantel with Majolica, magnolia, tortoise shell, antlers, and topiaries!  Traditional with a twist you say? Do tell me more! This chic fall mantel combines my favorite classic Southern elements: magnolia, boxwood topiaries, and cotton stems with antique accents: Majolica and brass — that’s the …

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3 Ways to Use a Fall Dish Garden

Decorate coffee table for autumn with a fall dish garden

How to create an easy fall dish garden filled with autumnal color and three inspirational ways to use it! I know you may be thinking…dish garden? Dish garden? Aren’t those rather outdated and a touch boring?  Maybe so if you’re thinking about baskets filled with peace lilies and philodendron accented by river rock and placed …

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Get the Chinoiserie Look for Less

Affordable Chinoiserie decor on gold bar cart with fanciful landscape in background

Love the Chinoiserie chic look? Not so enthusiastic about the price tag? Create the Chinoiserie look for less with these shopping sources for Chinoiserie decor on a budget! Y’all know I have a special place in my heart for Chinoiserie decor! I love the whimsy, the color, and the tradition it exudes. Just think about …

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My Labor Day Sales Picks

Open Apple computer with Henry the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and my Labor Day sales picks

My labor day sales picks – all the best online deals you need to know about! Hey y’all! I hope you are having a fabulous start to your Labor Day weekend festivities. I was doing a bit of online shopping and thought I would share everything I’m loving in this weekend’s sales. Let the fall …

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How to Get the Perfect Ginger Jar Floral Arrangement

Blue and white ginger jar floral arrangement with dahlias and fern on antique sideboard with books

An easy 5 step tutorial to create the perfect ginger jar floral arrangement with expert tricks to make it stunning and lush! Ok ladies, I have a pet peeve to confess today: teeny tiny florals in classic ginger jars. You know the ones I’m talking about where the flowers just barely peek above the opening …

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The Charming Index – July

Sycamore Hill Blueberries

Hello lovely peonies! I know it has been far too quiet hear on P&P, and I do apologize for totally disappearing for almost two months. Honestly, I simply got so caught up in transitioning to farm life that I just haven’t had the energy for anything else. In May, I made the thrilling and scary …

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Blueberry Lemon Mint Fizz

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

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 refreshing summer cocktail with fruity flavors to enjoy at your next porch party or picnic? This blueberry lemon mint fizz is the perfecto choice! It is sweet with a hint …

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Nautical Summer Mantel Inspiration

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

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 get in a summer state of mind? Bring the ocean to your living room with this summer nautical mantel inspiration whether you live by the water or far far away! …

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