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Summer Cocktail: An Aperol Pop

summer cocktail: Aperol pop with Aperol, Prosecco, and a tangerine Popsicle

Looking for a delightful summer cocktail that’s easy to make and oh so refreshing? Try my Aperol pops with prosecco, Aperol, and tangerine popsicles! If you love an Aperol spritz in the summer months, you are going to adore this twist on a classic summer cocktail! This one is so easy to make, but feels …

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Summer Al Fresco In The Garden

summer tablescape with hydrangea centerpiece, red, white, and blue theme, gingham tablecloth, bamboo plates, and Italian floral napkins

Summer al fresco in the garden dining idea — perfect for patriotic parties, relaxed dinners outdoors, and cooking for friends and family this July! As the summer sunset slides down and shadows play under the canopy, torches blaze and twilight starts to twinkle. The heat slowly breaks and the cicadas take over the chorus from …

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Shower Menu – Classic Southern Trio Salad Plate

classic Southern salad trio plate with chicken salad, egg salad, and pimento cheese

Host an elegant but simple baby/bridal shower and serve a classic Southern trio salad plate! Classics are classic for a reason! I was reminded just how delightful classic Southern salads can be the other day when my mother and I enjoyed a delightful lunch at a little tea house. We both partook of the classic …

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A Regency Inspired Shower Tablescape

Katherine sets down lemon cake as centerpiece surrounded by tulips, roses, and hydrangea in surtout de table

Hosting a baby or bridal shower this spring? Let me help you dream up ideas and a refined look with this Regency inspired shower tablescape! Showering a mother to be or a bride to be is one of the happiest occasions! With June on the horizon and wedding season almost here, I wanted to share …

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A Plaid Pastel Easter Table

A plaid pastel Easter table with lily of the valley dishes

Inspiration for a plaid pastel Easter table filled with whimsical vintage and lily of the valley china plus 5 tips for using pastel colors! Easter is only a few weeks away, and it’s time to start planning your tables! I created this whimsical brightly hued plaid pastel Easter table the other day for the Easter …

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Green & Yellow Spring Tablescape with Spode’s Wicker Dell

Katherine places egg ornament on yellow bell Easter egg tree centerpiece

Give spring a warm welcome with a yellow bell Easter egg tree, charming Copeland Spode dishes, and elegant cabbageware for the ultimate green and yellow spring tablescape! My love for setting a beautiful table just cannot be suppressed! I love creating an enchanting setting for guests to enjoy as we gather to celebrate. There is …

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Classic Tableware Essentials

Classic tableware essentials to stock in your china cabinet to be ready for any occassion

Stock your china cabinet with these classic tableware essentials and you will be ready for any occasion! Are your parents-in-law headed over for Sunday supper unexpectedly? A last minute surprise birthday party to throw? Church Bible study coming over for coffee and cake? Be prepared for any of these occasions with the right classic tableware …

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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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