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5 Summer Table Styling Tips

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

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 to summer with a lovely burst of sunny weather and deliciously warm air! I for one cannot wait for al fresco dining, picnics, and easy summer suppers. There is something …

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The Charming Index – April

charming quote from walt whitman

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1 Pretty Patios Patio season is upon us! I love to be outside enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and of course all the pretty blooms. I’ve been gathering loads of patio …

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The Prettiest Day Dress with Vintage Vibes

Katherine from Pender & Peony in a green and white day dress - maxi length 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 an absolute knockout in this day dress. Sure, the cut is flattering and the print is pretty, but really it is the relaxed femininity and vintage vibes that set this …

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An Easter Brunch Table with The Knoxville Flowerpot

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

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 5 tips for floral arranging at home from an expert florist. It’ll be the happiest spring gathering you host yet! Happy Easter lovely peonies! I am so pleased to share this pastel …

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6 Spring Beauty Must Haves

flatlay of 6 spring beauty must haves on marble tray with monogrammed towel

Try these 6 spring beauty must haves to feel revitalized this April as temperatures fluctuate and spring blooms abound. Hey y’all! Leaving winter behind calls for updates to your skincare regime to help feel fresh and rejuvenated — am I right? Today, I’m sharing the 6 spring beauty must haves that I’m loving to add …

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The Charming Index – March

Seersucker dress and pastel scarf - The Charming Index

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1 Catherine Wiley Paintings at the KMA  Her work is simply incandescent! I love the rich colors and the bold strokes contrasted with the serene scenes of women in intimate settings. …

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Catherine Wiley at the KMA

Blond woman gazes at impressionist painting of woman reading by Catherine Wiley

Wander the galleries of the Knoxville Museum of Art and feel inspired by the incandescent paintings of Catherine Wiley with their vivid colors and serene narratives. While spring time blossoms and warming temps maybe luring us out of doors, use the next dreary day to head to the Knoxville Art Museum and see the incandescent …

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Classic Spring Accessories

Freshen up your wardrobe with a few classic spring accessories for a pop of pastel and floral fancy

Freshen up your wardrobe with a few classic spring accessories for a pop of pastel and floral fancy! With spring comes warm sunny weather, fresh green foliage, and pretty blossoms which call for classic spring accessories in pastel hues. My must have accessories for the season are floral scarves, pastel flats, pretty pearls, strappy sandals, …

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Strawberry Champagne Trifle Cake

Strawberry champagne trifle cake

A delightful and bubbly spring dessert perfect for luncheons and celebratory showers: the strawberry champagne trifle cake! Y’all this is literally the most delicious trifle cake on the planet! And just what sends it over the top? CHAMPAGNE!!! I have made plenty of trifles over the years after all it is an easily assembled dessert …

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The Perfect Spring Quiche Recipe

The perfect spring quiche: Herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus a lovely entree for a spring meal

Try this herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus for the perfect spring quiche to serve at ladies luncheons, bridal showers, or baby showers! I love a yummy quiche: the cheesy egg goodness…the flaky crust…the endless options for fillings…what’s not to love? For my spring table setting in pink and blue, I decided to create …

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