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An effortless French 75 champagne cocktail in coupe with floral linen napkin

An Effortless French 75 Cocktail with Champagne Sugar Cube

March 26, 2020

Pour up this effortless French 75 cocktail recipe with champagne, lemon, gin, and Teaspressa LUXE sugar cubes for a delightful spring drink! Bartender! One bubbly spring cocktail please! Something fruity but light… Refreshing and bright… & mixed with minimal might! A quick pour of this and plop of that then… Read more

Spring mantel filled with Staffordshire figurines for my colorful Southern home tour

Blooming for Spring: A Colorful Southern Home Tour

March 25, 2020

A colorful Southern home tour with blooming florals, splashes of pink and green, and a bright, airy look perfect for spring. Come on over y’all! Happy Spring Lovelies! I’m so pleased to welcome y’all into my colorful southern home tour as part of the spring blog hop for It’s a… Read more

Elegant crystal chandelier in grandmillennial style dining room

7 Tips for Grandmillennial Style in the Dining Room

March 18, 2020

Achieve grandmillennial style in your dining room with these 7 decorating tips for a traditional space that feels bright and up-to-date. Just a few weeks ago I shared my dining room reveal with you lovelies peonies. It is a formal space with oodles of traditional elements, but it’s not stuffy,… Read more

April Cornell cottage rose placemats add a colorful, bold pattern to the Easter table setting

A Fresh Traditional Easter Tablescape with Spring Flowers

March 13, 2020

Dress your Easter tablescape with spring flowers, bold pattern, and a riot of color to create a fresh traditional style that echos the hopeful promise of spring. The great gift of Easter is hope. ~ Basil C. Hume The sun pours in on a brand new spring – full of… Read more

DIY Chinoiserie panel above vintage brass bar cart with rose medallion, crystal, and antique silver

DIY Chinoiserie Panel with Thrifted Bamboo Frame

February 28, 2020

Create a chic DIY Chinoiserie panel for under $29 with a thrifted bamboo frame. Welcome peonies and thanks for stopping in to see this charming DIY project I tackled over the weekend. I adore the whimsy, color, and ode to nature Chinoiserie scenic papers give to a room. The fanciful… Read more

Collage of affordable grandmillennial wallpapers

Affordable Grandmillennial Wallpapers

February 11, 2020

24 affordable grandmillennial wallpapers to hang anywhere in your home for that chic, traditional look! I haven’t always been a fan of wallpapers to be perfectly honest. In fact, I grew up in a purple and blue chintz drenched bedroom that I absolutely despised for it’s girly stuffiness. Now, though,… Read more

New traditional dining room reveal in interesting aqua

Traditional Aqua Dining Room Reveal: Before & After

February 3, 2020

See how I’ve transformed my dated cream and burgundy dining room into a traditional aqua dining room with grandmillennial flair! With a splash of aqua paint, much sweat equity and carpentry skills, and many an hour spent bargain hunting, I am finally ready to reveal our dining room transformation! From… Read more

Tools and materials needed to install plate wall using my secret method

My Secret Method to Install a Plate Wall

January 28, 2020

An easy step by step tutorial to install a plate wall anywhere in your home with eclectic plates for a charming grandmillennial look! I love a good gallery wall, especially when it showcases antique plates! For me each of these ceramic beauties is its own little work of art. What… Read more

Katherine pours tea

A Splendid Spot of Tea for Valentine’s

January 21, 2020

Red & Pink roses, velvet ribbon, Rose Medallion, silver, and delectable macarons make for a splendid spot of tea for Valentine’s Day! Join me in hosting a Valentine’s Day tea party for your dearest gal pals. Valentine’s Day is of course for sweethearts, but I think it is also a… Read more

flatlay design board with grandmillennial decor, including boxwood, chinoiserie, magazine clippings, tassels, ribbon, chintz, and wicker

8 Essentials for Grandmillennial Decor – Splurge vs. Save

January 17, 2020

Happy colors, chintz, and needlepoint are just a few of the 8 essentials for grandmillennial decor; learn the rest in this blog post and find budget friendly options! There is a growing club of decoristas who are rejecting the homogenized gray neutrality of minimalism and instead relishing in granny chic,… Read more

Southern Lady Code and Biltmore Cookbook with cheese and crackers and cup of tea

The Charming Index – December

December 31, 2019

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! Hey y’all and happy New Year! I haven’t done one of these posts in a month or two, so I thought I would catch you all up… Read more

Top view of coupe filled with pomegranate gin cocktail for the holidays

A Pomegranate Gin Holiday Cocktail

December 22, 2019

Mix up a delightfully fizzy pomegranate gin holiday cocktail for your guests this Christmas season! Who is ready for a fab holiday cocktail sure to please everyone of age? Ok, well maybe not the Grinch, but what does please him? After all the holiday prep and blogging, I am more… Read more

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

December 16, 2019

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest! You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail… Read more

A Lodge cast iron skilled is a great idea if you are looking for gifts for the gourmet!

2 Thoughtful Gifts for the Gourmet

December 13, 2019

Check off the foodie or chef on your Christmas list with one or both of these gifts for the gourmet! Ok, y’all let’s have a bit of a freak out – there are only 11 days…11 DAYS until Christmas! I’ve put my shopping off to the last minute, and I’m… Read more

White ceramic houses on this Christmas mantel suggest a snowy winter village

My Whimsical Christmas Mantel + DIY Garland

December 10, 2019

Decorate a whimsical Christmas mantel with a festive holiday village, amaryllis, milk glass, ribbon garland, and star lanterns plus an easy tutorial to make an ornament garland. Today, lovely peonies I am sharing my whimsical Christmas mantel with you all. Of course, it had to be just as colorful and… Read more

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