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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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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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Songbird & Tulipiere Spring Centerpiece

White wicker bird cage decorated with blue songbirds and baby's breath creates a whimsical spring centerpiece on this tablescape

Create a whimsical tablescape perfect for March with a baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece! Ah spring! You just delight me with your popping buds, delicate unfurling leaves, and twittering songbirds! In celebration of all the promise and joy you bring, I’m setting a whimsical tablescape with a fanciful baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere …

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A Green & White Springtime Table with Wedgwood

Wedgwood Patrician Robert soup bowls on a purple glass charger make an elegant look for springtime tables

Set a charming green and white springtime table with Wedgwood, tulips, cabbage ware, and lace to celebrate the season and highlight spring’s delightfully fresh foods. I come by my love of dishes quite honestly! My grandmother bought dishes constantly. Never anything really fancy or antique, but she had special plates and bowls for certain meals …

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Love & Toile Tablescape for Valentine’s Day

Dresdenia china floral design with roses and tulips set on white plate with rattan charger and pink napkin

Get inspired by my love & toile tablescape to create a romantic setting for your at home dinner this Valentine’s Day! Mix faux florals, candlelight, red toile, pink plaid, and Dresden style china for an elegant table that celebrates all things love! Toile Tablescape with a French Provencal Vibe I wanted this year’s Valentine’s Day …

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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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