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Autumn Cheese Board Round-Up

Autumn cheese board with figs, grapes, apples, and mascarpone

An autumn cheese board with mascarpone, figs, apples, rustic bread, blue cheese, and nuts + a round up of other themed boards to try this fall season!  Charcuterie — because a generation raised on Lunchables is trying to be cool. ~ In the Curious Kitchen Hahahaha….I really couldn’t agree with In the Curious Kitchen more! …

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The Easiest “Tastes like Fall in a Glass” Mimosa

apple cider mimosa in an etched champagne coupe

An easy peasy apple cider mimosa that you’ll be making all autumn long! Happy October Friends! Do you like mimosas? Do you like apples? Do you like easy? YES! YES! & YES! Then do yourself a favor pop in to your local grocery and grab 3 ingredients: Fresh Apples Apple Cider & A Sweet Bubbly …

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A Fall Dinner Party Menu

Make planning your next fall gathering easier with this fall dinner party menu that includes smoked chicken, creamed corn, and roast potatoes

Make planning your next autumn gathering easier with this fall dinner party menu that includes smoked chicken, creamed corn, lemon rosemary roast potatoes, and for dessert a fig tart! Sometimes selecting the menu for a dinner party can be the most challenging aspect of planning a get-together. I always enjoy searching through my cookbooks and …

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What is a Classically Charming Curio?

Classically charming curios: Pair of Staffordshire spaniels and sheep with Rose Medallion ormolu bowl in back

Exploring the nature of classically charming curios and just what gives them that unique je ne sais quoi! You may have noticed I recently changed Pender & Peony’s motto to… in pursuit of classically charming curios I was looking for a phrase that better reflected the day to day hustle and bustle of the shop …

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Dressing an Elegant Fall Mantel

Small white pumpkin nestled in dried hydrangea blooms surrounding an orange and white Chinese vase filled with orange berry branches

Learn my five tips to decorating an elegant fall mantel and get inspired by mine filled with preserved hydrangea blooms, gold and white pumpkins, Chinese vases, orange berries, and sage green Wedgwood Jasperware. Every year it is a joy and a challenge to create interesting and new seasonal mantels for myself and as inspiration for …

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Pink & Green Fall Table

Katherine places fig on plates for autumn themed tablescape in pink and green

An autumnal tabletop layered in an unconventional blend of dusky pink and leafy green with antique copper luster, Bavarian china, Indian block print linens, and Italian crystal makes for an enchanting pink and green fall table!  The new flavors of fall are upon us with succulent fruits like figs ripening and a spiced palate of …

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Four Vintage Rose Medallion Garden Stools

I know you all are as excited as I am about these gorgeous vintage Rose Medallion garden stools! These beauties make the perfect Chinoiserie accent in living rooms, bathrooms, porches, and so many more spots. These are all vibrantly colored with highly detailed hand painted designs. At this time there are 4 stools available. Please …

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Delicious Autumn Decor

Delicious autumn decor inspiration for the grandmillennial - flatlay of fall themed antiques, decor, tableware

Autumn decor inspiration for the grandmillennial, showcasing the antiques, decor, tableware, and fashion I’m loving for fall! Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot Delicious autumn! DELICIOUS AUTUMN! Isn’t that just the perfect way …

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The Spirit of Things

My grandmother's yellow teapot

I was talking with a friend the other day about what I do and she made the comment that shopping estate sales makes her sad. She said it was even a bit depressing to her when she saw all these belongings “abandoned” for buyers to pick through and then to think that the family didn’t …

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In the Blackberry Patch

In the blackberry patch end of summer table

An end of summer table with Poppytrail dishes, vintage chintz, antique silver, and zinnias plus an easy candlelight DIY perfect for any tablescape. Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet as ripe summer berries and vivacious blooms fade to autumn’s velvety colors and spicy scents. Blackberries are one of those quintessential summer delights that never fail …

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