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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 clank 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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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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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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Your Guide to Hosting an Intimate & Chic Thanksgiving

Your Guide to Hosting an Intimate and Chic Thanksgiving

Tips and tricks to host an intimate and chic Thanksgiving that will hearten your family with warmth, charm, and good food. Think back to your favorite Thanksgiving gathering from years past. What do you remember most? For me it is a feeling of comfort… The rumble of teasing laughter… Hands clasped as a family in …

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A Swan Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Swan centerpiece with autumn florals and velvet bow

Let a graceful, grateful swan centerpiece decorate your Thanksgiving table this year for a unique centerpiece idea! Plus take a tour of 7 additional Thanksgiving tables! Sabrina the swan floats gracefully as the star of my Thanksgiving table this year. Yes, I named my ceramic swan planter! 😂😉 After seeing The Pink Clutch’s talented Paige Minear’s …

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Autumn Floral Centerpiece Video Tutorial

Katherine reaches out to fluff flower in autumn floral centerpiece

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create an autumn floral centerpiece using a vintage silver bowl, hydrangea, eucalyptus, tulips, roses, and mums. Flower arranging is hard! There is picking the right floral combinations…finding a vase…manipulating the flowers in the right position…and of course prolonging the life of the arrangement! I really get it, …

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A Fall Table with Pastel Hues & Pretty Chintz

Fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an elegant but playful look !

Set a memorable fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an autumn celebration that gathers loved ones near and reminds us all how important the dinner table is to family connection and civility!   The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners, but of conversation, …

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My Mama’s Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

Picnic table set with vintage dishes, cloth napkins, and silver. Plates filled with chicken salad and fruit.

A favorite summer dish perfect for picnics and dining al fresco — chicken salad with grapes and pecans! We all have a favorite dish from our mama’s kitchen….you know that dish that no one can make better than her! It’s one you get a craving for and can never make as tasty as she does. …

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A Romantic Picnic on the Pond

Picnic blanket and table set up for some romantic al fresco dining in the mountains

It’s a fine summer day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I’m in the mood for a picnic — a picnic on the pond! Let’s escape the heat and monotonous chores piling up at home and head to the farm. Grab your picnic basket, some yummy fare, and a bottle or two of wine…OK make …

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Mojitos Anyone? Put the Lime in the Coconut…

sun shines through bottle of Rum Haven set up for coconut mojito bar

Let’s stir up the most refreshing summer cocktail for these hot sultry afternoons…coconut mojitos! 🎶🎶 You put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’up Put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up Put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up… There is nothing more refreshing for sultry …

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