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Floral and greenery materials for Williamsburg inspired magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath laid out on table

DIY Williamsburg Inspired Magnolia & Citrus Christmas Wreath

December 11, 2020

Learn to make a magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath inspired by Colonial Williamsburg in this 7 step tutorial! Feeling inspired by the gorgeous fruit filled, natural wreaths of Williamsburg? Me too! So I whipped up this magnolia and citrus wreath with a big pink and green plaid bow for my… Read more

Flat lay image of various Famille Rose porcelains from the Chinese export market, featuring Rose Medallion

Rose Medallion 101: Building a Collection

December 1, 2020

A collector’s guide to understanding and buying Rose Medallion. What makes Rose Medallion so appealing?  Is it the darling details? The whimsical flora and fauna? The curious figures strolling about in gardens? Or perhaps the vibrant play of colors? No doubt the appeal is a combination of all of these… Read more

a green pagoda lantern decorates the coffee table in my very Chinoiserie Christmas living room

A Very Chinoiserie Christmas – It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour

November 30, 2020

A very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour inspired by Rose Medallion porcelain with whimsical florals, pink and green decor, and grandmillennial style! Welcome Friends! I’m so pleased you’ve stopped by my very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour with the It’s a Colorful Life Blog Hop! These ladies are such a joy to… Read more

Katherine in camel sweater and gold pleated skirt lights candles on tartan meets chinoiserie traditional Christmas mantel

Tartan Meet Chinoiserie Traditional Christmas Look

November 27, 2020

Plaid ribbon, red velvet, blue and white Chinoiserie, pine, ivy, and needlepoint mingle merrily in my den for a Tartan meets Chinoiserie traditional Christmas look. Deck the halls with Chinoiserie 🐲 fa la la la la la la la la 🎶🎶 Tis the season to be plaid ✨ fa la… Read more

3 antiques remade into unique Christmas ornaments: horse brasses, Jasperware trinket dishes, and vintage brooches

3 Antiques to Repurpose as Unique Christmas Ornaments

November 23, 2020

Looking for a unique Christmas ornament idea? Love vintage and antiques? Here are 3 antiques you can repurpose into charming and unique Christmas ornaments! 🎶 O Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branchesO Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branches… Especially when bedecked with unique Christmas ornaments… Read more

Katherine's Wedgwood Jasperware tabletop Christmas tree in dining room

How to Turn Trinket Dishes into Ornaments

November 23, 2020

Try my simple 3 step process to turn vintage trinket dishes into ornaments for Christmas like I did with my collection of Wedgwood Jasperware. You can take beautiful vintage trinket dishes, butter pats, ashtrays, or small plates and turn them into Christmas ornaments in a snap with my easy method,… Read more

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delightful winter tea setup with blue and white teacups, Wedgwood teapot, macrons, chocolate biscuits, and black tea

Tips for a Delightful Winter Tea

January 11, 2021

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… Read more

Spode Christmas Tree china on silver chargers with pink napkins and chintz tablecloth decorate this grandmillennial Christmas table

Recipe for a Grandmillennial Christmas Table

December 13, 2020

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… Read more

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

A Dreamy Pastel Christmas Table in Jasperware & Jewels

December 5, 2020

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… Read more

Your Guide to Hosting an Intimate and Chic Thanksgiving

Your Guide to Hosting an Intimate & Chic Thanksgiving

November 8, 2020

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… Read more

Swan centerpiece with autumn florals and velvet bow

A Swan Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

November 7, 2020

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… Read more

Katherine reaches out to fluff flower in autumn floral centerpiece

Autumn Floral Centerpiece Video Tutorial

September 30, 2020

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… Read more

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