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Grapevine autumn wreath with fern and antler

A 3 Minute Autumn Wreath

October 17, 2020

Short on time and in need of a pretty autumn wreath for your front door? Follow these easy steps to make a charming wreath in under 3 minutes! No glue and no special skills needed! To make my 3 minute autumn wreath you will need: A small grapevine wreath form… Read more

Candle light glows at this front door at dusk. Decorate for Halloween this year with a witchy front door by adding a witches hat, broom, and lantern to your autumn decor

A Witchy Front Door for Halloween

October 15, 2020

Decorate for Halloween this year with a witchy front door using heirloom pumpkins, mums, enchanted ferns, and a witches hat and broom. Add some glowing candlelight and sinister crows for spooky effect. There are somethings I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by… Read more

My formal living room all dressed up for the It's a Colorful Life Autumn Home Tour

Fall Decor But Make It Vintage – Autumn Home Tour

October 13, 2020

Take a tour of my home all jazzed up for fall and see how I added autumnal touches to my existing vintage and antique decor! It’s a Colorful Life Fall Blog Hop 20+ Bloggers & Their Fabulous Fall Homes Welcome to My Autumn Home Tour! October is here and so… Read more

Double happiness temple jar nestled on fall mantel

My Fall Mantel with Ginger Jars & Velvet Pumpkins

October 5, 2020

Decorate a traditional fall mantel with ginger jars and velvet pumpkins that feels luxurious and not the least bit farmhouse! What defines fall decor? For me it’s luxurious color and texture, which means rich autumnal hues that reflect the changing leaves and cozy, slightly rustic textures. Fall decor should feel… 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

A fall tablescape with DIY pretty chintz tablecloth edged with bullion fringe

Sewing a Pretty Chintz Tablecloth with Bullion Fringe

September 23, 2020

Make your own pretty chintz tablecloth with this basic 5 step method to sew a tablecloth with a bullion fringe edging! In no way, am I an expert seamstress! Let me just be clear about that up front. But I do know my way around a sewing machine thanks to… Read more

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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

Fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an elegant but playful look !

A Fall Table with Pastel Hues & Pretty Chintz

September 20, 2020

Set a memorable fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an autumn celebration that gathers loved ones near and reminds us all how important the dinner table is to family connection and civility!   The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of… Read more

Picnic table set with vintage dishes, cloth napkins, and silver. Plates filled with chicken salad and fruit.

My Mama’s Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

August 17, 2020

A favorite summer dish perfect for picnics and dining al fresco — chicken salad with grapes and pecans! We all have a favorite dish from our mama’s kitchen….you know that dish that no one can make better than her! It’s one you get a craving for and can never make… Read more

Picnic blanket and table set up for some romantic al fresco dining in the mountains

A Romantic Picnic on the Pond

August 15, 2020

It’s a fine summer day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I’m in the mood for a picnic — a picnic on the pond! Let’s escape the heat and monotonous chores piling up at home and head to the farm. Grab your picnic basket, some yummy fare, and a bottle… Read more

sun shines through bottle of Rum Haven set up for coconut mojito bar

Mojitos Anyone? Put the Lime in the Coconut…

July 17, 2020

Let’s stir up the most refreshing summer cocktail for these hot sultry afternoons…coconut mojitos! 🎶🎶 You put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’up Put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up Put the lime in the coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up… There is… Read more

A tureen filled with Carolina BBQ chopped

Carolina BBQ: We Like Pig Butts & We Cannot Lie

July 3, 2020

7 Tips for smoking delicious Carolina BBQ from our family grill master, including grilling tools, dry rub secrets, and techniques! Around our family circle, my husband Seth is the grill master. He can roast a steak to medium rare perfection, sear a scallop without it sticking, and smoke pork to… Read more

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