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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 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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The Charming Index – February

French Toast at The Mockingbird, Nashville - 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 Antiques & Garden Show, Nashville One of the oldest antique and garden shows in the South, this show mingles over 150 antique, art, and horticulture dealers with beautiful indoor gardens.  Lots …

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10 Novels for the Rosy Romantic

10 novels for the rosy romantic - woman at cafe reading book with latte and peonies in pearls and tweed

Looking for timeless love stories where the heroines are intelligent, capable, and winsome and the heros are strong, irresistible, and kind…where despite trials and tribulations a happy ending is ensured? Well, then you need to check out these 10 novels for the rosy romantic! Love is in the air…with Valentine’s day right around the corner …

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Elegance on the Half Shell – The Oyster Plate

Elegant antique oyster plate - refined dining must have

Entertain in style with the ever elegant oyster plate, delighting refined diners since the 1800’s. Learn more about these charming dishes, their history and how to collect. Candlelight flickers, music stirs the air, and elegant florals cascade across the table as guests saunter into the dining room. Chairs are pulled, napkins unfurled, and delighted chatter …

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Dear 2019, Let’s Grow Joy!

Gracious Disposition Challenge Grow Joy Quote on blue background

It’s that time of year again – time for reflection and setting goals! Time to take stock of where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished, and where we want to go as we start a new year. 2018, you have been a whirlwind! A whirlwind with many hurdles, laughter through tears, and significant joys too.  The …

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Handcrafted Christmas Gifts: Featuring Made in the South

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Spread the love this holiday season with handcrafted Christmas gifts from American artisans. Featuring unique made in the South products, P&P’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is sure to please your loved ones and help us all support local economies! Merry Christmas Y’all! I am excited to share my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide today. This year’s …

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Autumn Adventures: My Fall Bucket List

Partake in autumn adventures with this fall bucket list - Blonde woman reaching up to pick an apple.

Her heart was filled with flutter and wonder. ~ Emma, Jane Austen This is how I feel every year as autumn begins to meander in with her crisp air…cool, misty mornings…and burst of color. I get fluttery about the thought of cozy sweaters and darling pumpkins. And I feel infinite wonder at the beautiful glory …

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Dahlias Don’t Multitask

Blonde woman in white dress and hat smells purple dahlias

A lesson from a dahlia: thoughts on time management, the power of singular concentration, and the pitfalls of multitasking. Dahlias have no fragrance. Did you know that? I wandered through a field of them and there was absolutely no scent. No cloyingly sweet smell like a lily. No bright effervescence like a gardenia nor exotic …

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