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One Christmas Table Garland = Two Looks

A simple Christmas table garland with faux pine, magnolia, and plaid ribbon

Create a simple but stunning Christmas table garland that is so versatile it can be dressed up for formal dinners or dressed down for casual meals this holiday season! Christmas is days away, and it’s time to prep those holiday tables! If you are looking for a simple but stunning centerpiece idea to decorate your …

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A Maximalist Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving place setting mixing Mottahedeh fruit plates with Spode's Wicker Dell china, tortoise shell glasses, and bamboo flatware

Sophisticated pattern mixing for a maximalist Thanksgiving table that feels elegant when bedecked with graceful birds, sumptuous colors, Spode’s Wicker Dell china, Mottahedeh fruit plates, and vintage chintz. There is just something about a Thanksgiving table that begs for an abundant display with sumptuous colors and sophisticated patterns. For Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings of …

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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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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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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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Recipe for a Grandmillennial Summer Table

Silverplate and glass candle hurricane with dahlias for summer table centerpiece

Follow my recipe for a grandmillennial summer table that is sure to please your guests and create memorable moments under the stars! When the cicadas start humming and the fireflies flickering, it’s time to head out of doors to partake in dinners al fresco. For summer is here and evenings are long, with cool beverages …

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Red, White & Plaid – A 4th of July BBQ Made Easy

Katherine fixes American flag in floral centerpiece for Independence Day table

Inspiration for your backyard Independence Day celebration with a red, white and plaid Americana tablescape and 4th of July BBQ made easy menu! Recipes and vintage sources included! With COVID restrictions lifted and July 4th just ahead, I know a lot of you are planning big summer gatherings for Independence Day celebrations. Keep it simple …

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Cherry Mint Lemonade – Pitcher Cocktail

Cherry mint lemonade cocktail in white splatterware glass with paper straw and mint sprig

Mix up a big batch of my cherry mint lemonade for gatherings this summer. It is an easy pitcher cocktail that will delight your guests with its refreshing sweet tang! My cherry mint lemonade is a super easy and super tasty big batch cocktail! It is sweet from the cherries but tangy with the refreshing …

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