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How to frame a painting with offset clips - finished landscape painting in gold frame.

The Simple Way to Frame a Painting with Offset Clips

May 12, 2021

5 easy steps to frame a painting on canvas using offset clips and a back-loading frame. You’ve found the perfect painting for your wall after hunting countless estate sales, thrifts, and galleries. It has eye catching colors and a subject that speaks to you! The only drawback…it’s un-framed. Don’t let… Read more

Vintage bar cart decor with brass cart, Art Nouveau screen, and classic barware

Elevated Essentials: Bar Cart Decor & Basics

May 5, 2021

Style an artful mix of vintage and new barware to make it both functional and chic, so you can mix yummy drinks in style. Here are the 10 essentials you need for bar cart decor!  When I say bar cart what comes to mind? For me I immediately hear the… Read more

Katherine places pretty tin tray with glasses down on table

You Need a Tray for That!

April 26, 2021

Using trays in your home decor 4 different ways to instantly add style, function, and organization. Always…always buy a lovely tray if it catches your eye, especially if it’s reasonably priced. Trays are one of those decorating essentials that serve so many purposes and easily add style, function, and organization… Read more

Collector's Notes series - the basics of antique plates, dishes, china - flat lay of antique plates

Collector’s Notes: Antique Plates

April 14, 2021

Useful basics to understand when collecting antique plates and ceramics from European porcelains to folksy Staffordshire and Chinese export to transferware. If you are a lover of china or collector of antique ceramics, your china cabinet or kitchen cupboards probably hold one or more of these ceramics: No. 1 Porcelain… Read more

A grandmillennial coffee table style with 5 traditional decor staples

My Recipe for Coffee Table Style with Traditional Decor

March 26, 2021

Your coffee table is one of those key focal points in your living room that deserves some carefully styled decor. Sitting in the middle of your seating group, the eye is always drawn to this surface, and what you choose to display there contributes to your interior style. This table,… Read more

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The Traditional Designers Every Grandmillennial Should Know – Part II

March 24, 2021

Do you know… America’s first decorator? The master at tailored relaxed traditionalism? Who started the mix of humble and haute to great acclaim? Love traditional interiors and the grandmillennial look, but unsure which traditional designers to go to for inspiration? This series is for you! We are continuing our look… Read more

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Vintage bar cart decor with brass cart, Art Nouveau screen, and classic barware

Elevated Essentials: Bar Cart Decor & Basics

May 5, 2021

Style an artful mix of vintage and new barware to make it both functional and chic, so you can mix yummy drinks in style. Here are the 10 essentials you need for bar cart decor!  When I say bar cart what comes to mind? For me I immediately hear the… Read more

50+ Kitchen gadgets and accessories you'll actually use collage

Get Cooking! 50+ Kitchen Gadgets & Accessories

April 2, 2021

50+ kitchen gadgets and accessories you’ll actually use for cooking and organizing your kitchen! One of life’s greatest pleasures is cooking a delicious meal! I love the chopping…the sizzle of veggies in a skillet…the aromatic herbs…the mixing and mingling of ingredients and flavors! Just writing this makes me want to… Read more

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

Songbird & Tulipiere Spring Centerpiece

March 16, 2021

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… Read more

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

A Green & White Springtime Table with Wedgwood

March 2, 2021

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… Read more

Plated pork loin, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for a delicious Sunday supper menu idea

A Sunday Supper Menu Idea

February 17, 2021

Sunday suppers were one of those Southern traditions we adhered to with dependability when I was growing up. My whole family would amass at grandpa and grandma’s house for a feast she miraculously assembled somehow between shaking the preacher’s hand and a 20 minute drive. It was always a feast… Read more

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

Love & Toile Tablescape for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2021

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… Read more

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