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My Secret Method to Install a Plate Wall

Tools and materials needed to install plate wall using my secret method

An easy step by step tutorial to install a plate wall anywhere in your home with eclectic plates for a charming grandmillennial look! I love a good gallery wall, especially when it showcases antique plates! For me each of these ceramic beauties is its own little work of art. What better way to display them …

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A Splendid Spot of Tea for Valentine’s

Katherine pours tea

Red & Pink roses, velvet ribbon, Rose Medallion, silver, and delectable macarons make for a splendid spot of tea for Valentine’s Day! Join me in hosting a Valentine’s Day tea party for your dearest gal pals. Valentine’s Day is of course for sweethearts, but I think it is also a day to celebrate all forms …

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8 Essentials for Grandmillennial Decor – Splurge vs. Save

flatlay design board with grandmillennial decor, including boxwood, chinoiserie, magazine clippings, tassels, ribbon, chintz, and wicker

Happy colors, chintz, and needlepoint are just a few of the 8 essentials for grandmillennial decor; learn the rest in this blog post and find budget friendly options! There is a growing club of decoristas who are rejecting the homogenized gray neutrality of minimalism and instead relishing in granny chic, neo traditional, and what some …

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The Charming Index – December

Southern Lady Code and Biltmore Cookbook with cheese and crackers and cup of tea

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! Hey y’all and happy New Year! I haven’t done one of these posts in a month or two, so I thought I would catch you all up on the things that have …

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A Pomegranate Gin Holiday Cocktail

Top view of coupe filled with pomegranate gin cocktail for the holidays

Mix up a delightfully fizzy pomegranate gin holiday cocktail for your guests this Christmas season! Who is ready for a fab holiday cocktail sure to please everyone of age? Ok, well maybe not the Grinch, but what does please him? After all the holiday prep and blogging, I am more than ready to kick up …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest! You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail napkins and the perfect recipe …

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2 Thoughtful Gifts for the Gourmet

A Lodge cast iron skilled is a great idea if you are looking for gifts for the gourmet!

Check off the foodie or chef on your Christmas list with one or both of these gifts for the gourmet! Ok, y’all let’s have a bit of a freak out – there are only 11 days…11 DAYS until Christmas! I’ve put my shopping off to the last minute, and I’m now brainstorming ideas for family …

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My Whimsical Christmas Mantel + DIY Garland

White ceramic houses on this Christmas mantel suggest a snowy winter village

Decorate a whimsical Christmas mantel with a festive holiday village, amaryllis, milk glass, ribbon garland, and star lanterns plus an easy tutorial to make an ornament garland. Today, lovely peonies I am sharing my whimsical Christmas mantel with you all. Of course, it had to be just as colorful and bright as my chic and …

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A Hostess Caftan for the Holidays

Katherine of Pender & Peony sitting on settee sipping tea in blue caftan

Entertaining at home for the holidays? Throw on a fab caftan for just the right mix of casual chic and comfort! Comfort and style don’t have to be at odds! There is something to spice up leisure-wear, and no it’s not leggings.  Whether you are going for the 60’s glam vibe or boho-chic the caftan …

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My Colorful Christmas Home Tour

Front entry table with white poinsettia floral arrangement in blue and white ginger jar

Step inside my colorful Christmas home tour with the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop and get inspired to make your home festive and bright! Come on in friends! I’m excited to share my colorful Christmas home tour with you all today as part of the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop. I’ve joined together …

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