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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

Fall inspiration collage flatlay with floral chintz background, pumpkins, pink mums, teal goblets, leopard print shoes, and champagne


September 19, 2020

A new season is beginning! Feel energized by my fall-spiration mood board to decorate and dress for the autumn ahead! I love fall, and I always start thinking about it and how I will decorate my home for the season long before summer is over. This year inspiration didn’t come… Read more

7 Tips for styling a china cabinet

Tips for Styling a China Cabinet

September 3, 2020

Arrange the dishes, tableware, silver, and curios in your china cabinet to charming affect with these 7 styling tips! Recently, I updated my china cabinet with a wallpaper backing in this beautiful coral pink paper from Waverly. It really livened up my cabinet and gave it a fun pop of… Read more

China cabinet with wallpaper backing - Waverly Savoy pattern in coral

Update Your China Cabinet with Wallpaper – Easy Tutorial

August 31, 2020

With this DIY learn how to line the inside of a china cabinet with wallpaper for an easy updated look! Take you china cabinet from ordinary to FABULOUS with a colorful wallpaper backing! Literally, the hardest parts will be choosing your pattern and unloading the shelves. We have a stately… Read more

Bedroom corner with vintage vanity styled with gilt mirror, glam lamp, vintage boxes, and flowers.

Vintage Vanity Style

August 25, 2020

Repurpose a bureau à gradin desk as a bedroom dressing table for an elegant vintage vanity style where you can primp at your leisure and organize your jewelry! The crinkle of a crinoline skirt… The snick of a perfectly pulled taffeta bow… The spritz of feminine perfume… The tinkle of… Read more

Breakfast in bed is all the sweeter with grandmillennial bedding

Grandmillennial Bedding Under $300

August 19, 2020

From pretty chintz quilts to percale sheets to monogrammed pillows, shop for quality grandmillennial bedding at a great price point with Katherine’s edit.  There is just something about a freshly made bed with crisp, cool sheets and a pretty quilt that makes you want to crawl right in! Am I… Read more

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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

Katherine sets patriotic table with red and blue china, Fostoria goblets, and hydrangea centerpiece

Patriotic Table Decor for July 4th

June 19, 2020

Mix antique china with Indian block print and rustic wicker with cheery hydrangeas for festive patriotic table decor this July 4th celebration! The official start to summer is just days away. It’s time to start thinking about Independence Day celebrations and backyard BBQs! The smoky smell of roasting pork… The crackle… Read more

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