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Tips for a Delightful Winter Tea

delightful winter tea setup with blue and white teacups, Wedgwood teapot, macrons, chocolate biscuits, and black tea

The clink and shine of silver and china loaded on a pretty tray. The piercing song of the kettle when the water is a bubble. The unfurling of dried leaves when the hot water hits the tea. The heavenly aroma as the steam wafts up out of the spout and splashes in the cup. The …

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8 Cozy Winter Reads

Katherine reading Anne of Green Gables Word Cloud Classics copy

Curl up with one of these cozy winter reads for some adventure, romance, and delight! Here are the 8 Books on my reading list – winter edition. Is there any better way to cozy up in these cold dreary winter months than with a good book and a spot of tea? Nope, didn’t think so! …

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Recipe for a Grandmillennial Christmas Table

Spode Christmas Tree china on silver chargers with pink napkins and chintz tablecloth decorate this grandmillennial Christmas table

Gather round in big ways and small. We’ve got a feast for ALL from the littles to the tall. Christmas is nigh and celebrations afoot — let the halls be decked and delicacies cooked! Longing for memories past is true… for present tribulations are deep and blue. Yet sweet moments of JOY are here to …

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DIY Williamsburg Inspired Magnolia & Citrus Christmas Wreath

Floral and greenery materials for Williamsburg inspired magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath laid out on table

Learn to make a magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath inspired by Colonial Williamsburg in this 7 step tutorial! Feeling inspired by the gorgeous fruit filled, natural wreaths of Williamsburg? Me too! So I whipped up this magnolia and citrus wreath with a big pink and green plaid bow for my front entry, and today I’m …

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A Dreamy Pastel Christmas Table in Jasperware & Jewels

Dreamy pastel Christmas table in Jasperware and jewels with white paper tree centerpiece, Wedgwood vases, pink goblets, green coupes, antique china, and vintage jewelry ornaments

Dress up your Christmas table in Wedgwood Jasperware and vintage jewelry for a fresh take on charming classics that will add a dash of playful sparkle to your holiday celebrations! What if your jewelry box met your dining room table this Christmas? Could dreamy pastels and playful sparkle add new life to old things? Could …

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Rose Medallion 101: Building a Collection

Flat lay image of various Famille Rose porcelains from the Chinese export market, featuring Rose Medallion

A collector’s guide to understanding and buying Rose Medallion. What makes Rose Medallion so appealing?  Is it the darling details? The whimsical flora and fauna? The curious figures strolling about in gardens? Or perhaps the vibrant play of colors? No doubt the appeal is a combination of all of these characteristics, and really it is …

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A Very Chinoiserie Christmas – It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour

a green pagoda lantern decorates the coffee table in my very Chinoiserie Christmas living room

A very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour inspired by Rose Medallion porcelain with whimsical florals, pink and green decor, and grandmillennial style! Welcome Friends! I’m so pleased you’ve stopped by my very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour with the It’s a Colorful Life Blog Hop! These ladies are such a joy to tour with, and I am …

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Luxe Gifts for the Grandmillennial

Selection of luxe gifts for the grandmillennial laid including Waterford crystal bowl, Rose Medallion platter, cloisonné vases, needlepoint pillows, and sterling silver

8 gifts for the grandmillennial on your Christmas list that she will literally swoon over, featuring unique vintage decor! Have you got a gal pal, daughter, or loved one who adores traditional decor with a twist? Drools over Chinoiserie? Wants to cover her sofa in chintz? Or spends hours needlepointing? Chances are she is a …

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Tartan Meet Chinoiserie Traditional Christmas Look

Katherine in camel sweater and gold pleated skirt lights candles on tartan meets chinoiserie traditional Christmas mantel

Plaid ribbon, red velvet, blue and white Chinoiserie, pine, ivy, and needlepoint mingle merrily in my den for a Tartan meets Chinoiserie traditional Christmas look. Deck the halls with Chinoiserie 🐲 fa la la la la la la la la 🎶🎶 Tis the season to be plaid ✨ fa la la la la la la …

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3 Antiques to Repurpose as Unique Christmas Ornaments

3 antiques remade into unique Christmas ornaments: horse brasses, Jasperware trinket dishes, and vintage brooches

Looking for a unique Christmas ornament idea? Love vintage and antiques? Here are 3 antiques you can repurpose into charming and unique Christmas ornaments! 🎶 O Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branchesO Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branches… Especially when bedecked with unique Christmas ornaments transformed from vintage and antique …

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